Saturday, October 19, 2019

Falco Files: Dusk til Dawn

We are nearing the home stretch for the 4th Annual Save Second Base Event.
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Today we have a twofer and it marks the first Falco Files segment I have done for my Save Second Base Event.  For those that forget a Falco File is when a player replaces Andrew McCutchen (either by trade, jersey number, added to active roster after McCutchen left).

Now let's get into that twofer I talked about.
Salma Hayek and Eiza Gonzalez are represented today.
I chose to show off both these stunning ladies because I have been watching From Dusk Til Dawn: The Series and it features Eiza having the role originally given to Salma Hayek.

Salma Hayek doesn't need much of an introduction or to list her resume.
We have seen her in a lot of TV shows and movies with broad range from goofy comedies to Emmy award winning silver screen shows.
Her beauty has transcended her to a superstar celebrity in Hollywood.
She has appeared in time set pieces like Wild Wild West and Desperado.
Below is an image of Salma when she broke in as an actress and her more recently.


As discussed earlier, today's post also includes Eiza Gonzalez
Like Salma, Eiza began her career also doing some modelling.
That ultimately lead her to be discovered in Tinsel Town.

She played a gypsy inspired waitress in the film Welcome to Marwen.
And more recently she showed up in Fast & Furious spinoff:Hobbs and Shaw.
She appeared in the summer blockbuster as Madame M.
She was a former lover of Deckard Shaw, played by Jason Statham.

So just as Hayek was replaced by Gonzalez, McCutchen was replaced with Shaw.
It's not Deckard Shaw, but Chris Shaw showed a lot of power in the minors and earned a September call up after the Giants traded McCutchen to the Yankees

Shaw's first HR was a pinch hit homerun.

I bought a small lot of pink 2019 Topps Chrome cards (some of which will have been sent to various bloggers). Among them was this Chris Shaw 2019 Topps Chrome.

Friday, October 18, 2019

R.I.P. Batgirl

Today I am going to show off someone who lost the battle of breast cancer.  The famous actress, Yvonne Craig, passed away in 2015 when her metastatic breast cancer spreading to her liver.

This is why WE MUST ALL work together to try and find a cure.

Please remember that all month long for October I am running multiple contests for some great prizes.

In addition I will be making a donation based on the number of comments left by my readers.  Comments made by myself are excluded as are spam comments.  My goal is to get to $150 so we can have enough money for at least one woman to get a free mammogram.  It is looking promising to hit that goal.

Keep those comments coming.

Remember that 1 in 8 women will be detected with breast cancer in their lifetime.  Think about 8 family members or coworkers or friends and picture one of them contacting this terrible disease.  We CAN make a difference though.

Donate today!

I have most of the month mapped out with the cards I will be using this year.  Feel free to offer suggestions for who you may want to include.  Be aware though that if the person is just an Instagram THOT (look it up if you don't know what that means) I likely will not include them.

Yvonne Craig will be highlighted today.
Born in 1937

She appeared in multiple movies and science fiction shows including Star Trek across William Shatner

The picture below would be very Instagram worthy in today's age.

She also appeared in the Man from U.N.C.L.E.

And of course the Adam West starred Batman where she starred as Batgirl and was always getting caught and tied up

She even had a costarring role opposite The King himself

Elvis Presley was the biggest musical act and actor of the 60s.

I love that picture above.  Yvonne looks so fun and playful.

I have a triple autograph magenta printing plate featuring a different Elvis (Andrus) along with Andrew McCutchen and Carlos Santana.
It is from an uncirculated set of Just Minors cards.

Rest in peace Yvonne
Let's Save Second Base for Yvonne!

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Animated Star on the Rise

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Visit the official site here.

Breast Cancer will be detected in one of eight women in the US each year.

It is the second leading cause of cancer death among women each year.

On average every 2 minutes a woman will be diagnosed with breast cancer and every 13 minutes one person will die from breast cancer.

There are currently 33 million breast cancer survivors in the USA.  

It's important to support the research for cancer.  

Breast Cancer is often associated with the color pink so I will be showing off some pink Cutch cards.

In addition, you can expect to see some boobs with each post.  Who doesn't love boobs?

So let's start with what we're hoping to save!
Auli'l Cravalho is the subject today

This teenage actress is making waves (no pun intended) for her voice acting and singing roles associated with Disney.

You may not recognize her name or her physical appearance because for the most part the beautiful Auli'l Cravalho hasn't been seen in the traditional sense on the small or silver screens.
Ms. Cravalho is the voice actress behind Disney's Moana film.
There are rumors of a sequeal being in production, but Cravalho is definitely contributing to reprising her Moana role in the Wreck it Ralph sequel: Ralph Breaks The Internet.  I love that franchise.
The young singer/actress has so many similar looks to Moana it's incredible.
It is almost as if she is a walking example of the strong young woman Moana in real life.
She was recently seen in a promo ad for the Disney The Little Mermaid event that will be seen on ABC on November 5th when the animated movie will go to a Broadway style song and dance cuts mid scene as Part of the World of Disney.  More details can be read about the event here.

In addition to that she has begun to appear in the NBC TV series, Rise.

This young actress' star is definitely on the rise.

And much like one of the songs on the Moana soundtrack sung by Cravalho there is no stopping "How Far I'll Go"  to get all the variants of Cutch I can grab.

2017 Topps Inception was released with printing plates similar to those of Topps Tribute.  What I mean by that is the plates are produced with card backs exactly like the base card.
Reading the back of the card, you'll see that Cutch was an extremely talented teenager much like Auli'l Cravalho.

The magenta printing plate is one of three different 1 of 1s I have for 2017 Inception joining the black and cyan plate.

All I need is that yellow...
Help me find it?