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Jake, mid-thirties, tall and good looking, enters the store. A few other customers are milling about. Jake glances at a few of the glass encased showcases. He makes his way over to the cash register where Louie, mid-fifties, overweight, balding and wearing a worn Yankees cap sits behind the counter. He is flipping through an issue of SPORTS ILLUSTRATED.
Excuse me.
Louie continues to flip through the magazine.
Yeah, what can I do you for?
I’m looking for a Derek Jeter rookie card.
Louie looks up from the magazine.
Jeter you say?
Louie removes his cap and scratches his head, thinking a moment.
Oh yeah, Jeter. Sold my last rookie card this morning.
A look of disappointment comes across Jake’s face.
No. Don’t tell me that.
It is what it is, Pal. Sold it this morning.
You don’t understand. I have to find that card. My son, Michael, the only thing he wants for Christmas is a Derek Jeter rookie card.
Two days before Christmas. Looks like he may have to wait until next year.
He may not have a next year. One of the customers, a man in his late forties looks over at the counter.
JAKE (cont’d)
He’s very sick...Leukemia. They don’t know if he’s going to make it. It’s bad enough he’ll be spending Christmas at St. Mary’s.
Gee, Pal. I’m sorry to hear that. But I don’ have the card. Jake grabs one of the store’s business cards sitting on the counter and jots down his name and phone number.
Listen on the outside chance you get another one. Please, please call me.
Louie looks at the card.
Yeah, sure Pal.
Hey have you tried EBAY?
Yeah, no luck.
I’ll give you a call if the card shows up.
Good luck with your son.
Yeah, thanks.
Jake looking depressed walks past the male…...

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