Fashion-forward fans who want to strut down Nicollet Mall or the Mall of America concourses ready for the big game can get on it now with official Super Bowl LII merchandise and regalia.
Anybody can snap up bargain rack, after-the-game gear at the Goodwill. The committed sweatshirt/jersey/cap-wearing NFL-chic fan gets in early - six months before the game.
The merch features the Super Bowl LII logo with the Lombardi Trophy along with the "Bold North" theme colors blue and purple in honor of the Northern Lights.
The items are available at www.vikingsfanshop.com.
By NFL standards, the stuff isn't exhorbitant. On the lower end, there's the $3 decale. Cover two sports in one souvenir with the $3 golf ball. Stock up on shot glasses for all your party needs for $6. Beer drinkers can get a 22-ounce Pilsner glass for $18.
Don't forget about baby. Creepers for 3-9 month-olds read, "My First Super Bowl."
The most expensive non-wearable item comes from The Highland Mint and commemorates 51 years of Super Bowls in a 12-inch by 20-inch frame with "faux pigskin" (fake leather) matting that "feels and looks like a football." Each game is memorialized with a "custom designed photo and a minted coin."
This "truly unique collectible includes a 39mm minted NFL Shield commemorative coin" in the bottom center of the frame. Only 5,000 will be sold and each comes with a certificate of authenticity.
Called the "Super Bowl History Panoramic Bronze Coin Photo Mint," the showcase piece costs $75. Those gleaming coins would add NFL panache to the mancave, she-shed or boudoir of any true fan.
Clothing covers the standard gamut of t-shirts, sweatshirts and caps. The hooded men's sweatshirt goes for $69. Performance hats go for $35. Adult t-shirts are in the $30-$39 range with youth sizes $25 and $30.
Every fan wants Super Bowl merch with their team's logo, right? But for that, you'll have to white-knuckle it until January - and cross your fingers.
The game is Feb. 4.