10:50 AM PT -- The tidal wave of strippers could actually be BAD for some of the ballers on a budget ... so says Artie Lange.
The comedian -- and strip club connoisseur -- was outside Caroline's on Broadway in NYC when he told TMZ Sports ... the gals who work Super Bowl weekend are the best of the best ... the "Babe Ruths" of strippers and they know how to squeeze a dollar out of the tightest of wallets.
Listen to the man ... he knows what he's talkin' about.
Forget dollars, bring your RUBLES to the strip club if you're in NYC for the Super Bowl ... 'cause the most famous nudie bar in town is IMPORTING dancers from Russia to keep up with demand.
We spoke to several Big Apple strip joints ... and they all said the same thing -- you can't have enough women in the clubs that weekend, 'cause with all the ballers coming to town, it's going to be INSANE.
In fact, a rep for Scores -- Howard Stern's favorite joint -- tells us they're not just bringing in talent from across the country ... they're flying in a bunch of chicks from Russia who've BEGGED for the chance to shake their asses for the richest pervs in America.
And it's not just strippers .. we've also learned some of the biggest porn stars in the bang biz -- including Ash Hollywood, Tera Patrick and Brandi Aniston -- are also jetting to NYC to grind poles at the opening of the new Vivid Cabaret.
See? America and Russia have a lot in common after all.