Time to enter the way-back machine and head to an era where "getting jiggy with it" was acceptable behavior, and the word "chromium" was still featured on pack wrappers.
In 2000, chrome cards were still a slight novelty. I believe this was year No. 5 of the glossy, shiny bombshell that Topps dropped on consumers. Probably not enough time had passed to develop the now-jaded collectors who complain about 4 cards per pack and that the chromey photos are the same as those in the base set.
So, put on your gullible suit and join me in a hopeful pack rip! I cleaned the scanner and everything!
#298 - Jose Vizcaino. Sweet! A Dodger card that I needed. Vizcaino is the answer to a trivia question that comes up periodically:
Who are the only players to compete for the Dodgers, Giants, Mets and Yankees?
Answer: Vizcaino, Darryl Strawberry and Ricky Ledee. Ledee stumps everyone.