The 2013 Super Bowl Experience opens January 30 in New Orleans with a sports card and memorabilia show again part of the mix. It’ll be sponsored by the two companies who share the league’s trading card licenses, Topps and Panini.
Panini has already announced plans for a special set featuring the 49ers and Ravens that will only be available during the Experience.
The special card set, now an annual tradition, will be available exclusively at the company’s booth and include 26 cards with a Bourbon Street motif. There will be eight Niners, eight Ravens and eight cards featuring members of the hometown New Orleans Saints.
Panini has also created two limited-edition patch cards — one honoring Super Bowl XLVII itself and another commemorating Drew Brees’ MVP performance in the Saints’ Super Bowl win over the Colts three years ago.
Current and former NFL players will drop by the Experience to sign free autographs over several days but the schedule is sort of hit and miss. You can call 888-635-2273 starting January 28 to find out who’s signing and when.
Admission to the 2013 NFL Experience is $25 ($20 for kids 12 and under) and as always, there are a lot of other interactive activities taking place.