Flashback Product of the Week: 2006 Topps Paradigm Football

I’ll just come out and say it – Topps Paradigm Football was a complete failure.  The dictionary defines the word “paradigm” as the following: an example serving as a model; pattern.  From my understanding it was suppose to serve as a model for other products, but in the end was just another high-end product that cost over $250.00 a box and yielded very few positive results.  On average each box should contain (1) autograph, (2) autographed relics, and (1) dual autographed relic.  What collectors are really paying for is the box itself.  The cards come in an acrylic case and are loose inside the box.  This is a classic case where the manufacturer put more effort into the package than the cards.  Paradigm does have its share of nice patches, especially the NFL logos, but the chances of pulling one of those is very slim.  You’re much better off picking singles up on eBay versus busting a box.  The only notable rookie would be Reggie Bush.  At the time Matt Leinart and Vince Young were hot prospects, but each has fallen from grace a bit.

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One Response

  1. not valueable for $250!

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