I was in front of a big Sox/Hawks fan so I enjoyed having a conversation with him. He lives in Chicago and has been able to see some cool things.
At 10:00, they started allowing fans in. I was in by 10:10. The first table I notice is the t shirt table. I don't have a lot of interest in the shirts so I move on. At the $1 table, I pick up a couple of items. I continue to other tables, I pick up a Minnie minoso statue, sox welcome mat and a 05 media guide. I pass the signed balls for now and look at the autographed photos and pick up three at two dollars each.
I'm not big on jerseys but take a look but don't buy. As I don't see anything els, I go back to the balls and pick up three balls (Jeff keppinger, Erik Johnson and Jesse Crain). I go back and pick up some mini bats and call it a day.
I spent about $100 in 15 minutes. Last year,I spent about the same and felt I could have doubled that. This year, I don't think I could have purchased anything else. Photos to come.