Friday, October 2, 2020

Nothing Small about this Smallville Actress

Each year during the month of October, I show off only pink (and shades of pink like magenta, peach, etc) to help raise awareness of Breast Cancer, a leading cause of death for females in the United States.  For each (meaningful, non spam) comment left by those that follow the blog I donate a dollar to hopefully help at least one woman get a much needed mammogram.  Early detection is key!!!

If you want to make your own private donation please visit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.  There is a donate button on the main page and it only takes a minute of your time.  Every little bit helps.

I have focused primarily on cards that only feature Andrew McCutchen on the card, but in recent years have also featured cards with a cameo appearance (either being seen on the card or as a name cameo on the back of the card).  Last year I created Falco Files which discussed players that replaced (Shane Falco Replacements movie reference) on an active roster, number worn, or trade.  I will continue to utilize these styles of posts as we celebrate the 4th Collecting Cutch Save Second Base event (I am no longer counting my first run on the Pirates Treasure Room I did back in 2014.)

Please be sure to click here for a Babe Ruth relic card I am offering as a contest prize to one lucky person who posts their own pink cards for the month.  I am matching the $1 per comment on YOUR BLOGS too if you show off pink cards. 

You ready to get started

At the end I will be revealing another contest winner that ties in directly with today's subject matter. 
I'm sorry (not really) if you're sick of this image already, but today I am showing off Kelly Brook.

Kelly Brook is a model and actress.

Model turned actress
She appeared in the film Piranha 3D abd The Italian Job
She has also starred in Keith Lemon

She appeared on FHM's Sexiest Women List from 1998 to 2015, winning the claim in 2005.  In 2004 FHM produced a top 50 of the previous decade (1994-2004) and she placed in the top 10.  The following decade's voting 2004-2014 she again placed in the top 10 proving that for nearly two decades now Kelly Brook has been dropping mouths with her gorgeous body.

Kelly Brook is stunning even after celebrating her 40th bday last year.

Brook appeared in Season 1 of the Superman Prequel series, Smallville, where she played Lex Luthor's girlfriend, Victoria Hardwick.

She is no slouch when it comes to Baseball either as she demonstrated with former costar of Smallville's Lex Luthor, Michael Rossenbaum, in 2014.
Smallville has become a new generation's Superman, but many people remember the Christopher Reeves 1978 Superman as being the iconic version of Superman.

In 2018 Topps produced an online set of exclusive cards based on the 1978 design.  One of the subjects was Andrew McCutchen.  The "purple" parallel you see above definitely has pink hues in the top right corner.  This card is also serially numbered 22/xx adding to my Cutch22 collection, a mini collection of Andrew McCutchen Jersey numbered parallels.

Now for the contest winner
I asked people to show off cards had a 3D look to them on their blog and I was surprised that only 4 people participated.

I said I would random it off 3 times (1 for each Dimension?)
Fuji was on top after the first random
John took over for the 2nd
And Fuji finished back on top for the 3rd random.

Congrats Fuji! Email your address and I will get the Kelly Brook autograph out to you in the coming week

For some comment chatter below feel free to discuss Kelly Brook, congratulations to Fuji, your favorite model turned actress, turning 40, or anything relating to Smallville/ Piranha 3D.


  1. Congrats, Fuji.
    On Instagram, @iakb , been following her for awhile. Nothing "small" ville about Kelly.

    Good Job 👍

  2. Great looking Cutch card. I really like that one. And Kelly Brook is a good way to start the day.

  3. Congrats Fuji! That is a cool looking Cutch. The other pictures are also cool looking.

  4. I remember Kristin Kreuk from Smallville, but she was more pretty than sexy.

    Jennifer Connelly was a child model, before switching to acting.

  5. Congrats Fuji! I gotta say I was genuinely surprised to learn she's 40! I would have pegged her in early 30's at best.

  6. Fun stuff! I'm looking forward to the month...

  7. Shoot I missed out on the brook. I forgot! But I for the card viewing anyways...

  8. Never heard of Kelly Brook... but I became a fan even before I discovered I won her signature. Wowza. She's gorgeous. Thanks for the contest.

    Speaking of turning 40 next year. She hasn't aged a bit.

    1. Oops. Just realized I didn't say who was turning 40 next year. Jessica Alba is turning 40 next year.

  9. I think time stopped watching that one GIF.

  10. Thank you for the fantastic images. Congrats to Mark. Gotta save em.

  11. Congrats to AJ on the win! Nice McCutchen card. The photo is so crisp.

  12. Ive heard of Kelly Brook but can't say I'm familiar with any of her work. Didn't know FHM did a decade's best list, and that was in my prime FHM/Maxim-reading years.

    Also, does anyone win these blog contests more than Fuji? He's like the New England Patriots of the cardsphere, lol.

  13. I watched the first season or two of Smallville when it was on tv and really enjoyed it. I loved the pre-Superman concept. Not sure why I stopped watching. I need to find it on a streaming service and start it again.