2007 Topps Performance Football

What I pulled--
Base Cards - Reggie Bush, Marques Colston, Travis Henry, Larry Johnson, Ray Lewis, J.P. Losman, Randy Moss, Tony
Romo, Kurt Warner
Silver Parallel - Antwaan Randle El (#3/50)
Rookies (#ed to 359) - Paul Posluszny, Brady Quinn
Autographed Rookie Relic - James Jones white jersey
Skill Sets RB Triple Relic - Brian Leonard triple blue jersey (#54/60)
Breakout Autograph - John Beck
Hall of Fame Autograph - Troy Aikman (#11/20)

High end products are always hit or miss. Topps Performance is a hit.

With a price in the range of $150 a pack, each 16 card pack carries a ton of value. The black base cards
are sharp and very well designed, but a product like this is never about the base cards. It is about the next
seven cards, featuring a parallel, two rookies and four hits, in my case.

The parallels and rookie cards speak for themselves, with varying numbers and coloring, as is the norm
these days. As we all know at this point, the 2007 rookie class is a strong one, with names like Russell,
Quinn, Lynch and, of course, Peterson leading the way. There are also some lesser lights in the product,
which, at this point, is a little disappointing if you pull a rookie who had a not-so-great first campaign.

From there, though, we get into the fun stuff. Each pack comes with two autographs and one autographed
relic, according to the packaging. Mine had a triple relic included, as well, making the break even more fun.
A large percentage of these cards come with numbering, very low numbering in many cases. And my
player selection would not leave many collectors upset, starting with the triple relic of St. Louis rookie RB
Brian Leonard, who had a solid premier season. From there, my rookie auto/relic was James Jones of
Green Bay, who became a regular target for Brett Favre as the season progressed. I also got an autograph
of Dolphins rookie QB John Beck, which is a solid pull.

The star of this pull, however, was the Hall of Fame autograph of legendary Dallas QB Troy Aikman
numbered to just 20. Cards from this set are seeded one in every 68 packs, so you can imagine my
happiness with this one, as it certainly made the box break a huge thrill.

High-end box breaks are always a high risk proposition. If you get a big hit, you walk away happy. I think I would have been
happy before that monster pull, though. This is a great product that carries quite a bit of value for the price. It is a solid buy if
you have the money to get one.