That's true. I often buy snacks. And binders. And DVD cases for my Rifftrax. And card album pages. And sudoku books. And bubble envelopes to send cards out.
OK. Maybe a lot of what I buy there is directly related to the hobby. I often buy oddball items. Usually of questionable licensing. I've bought a Tie Domi mini bulldog. I've also purchased this, and with Chan Ho Park calling it a career earlier today, it seemed like now was a good time to post this little item:
The tag reads:
"Chan Ho Park #61 Korea. Issue Date July 20, 1999. Park's a superstar in his native Korea and the favorite of Southern California's large Korean-American population -- but NL batters aren't so fond of him."
And that's why it pays to look beyond the card area for interesting collectibles.
And since I want to get through the Expo posts before 2013, here's a 6 pack of Mets I found in dime bins.