Sunday, October 24, 2021

Falco Files: Let the Games Begin

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.  

Due to my own financial situation this year I will not be able to make a donation for each (meaningful, non spam) comment left by those that follow the blog.  Once things settle down on the home front though I will be looking to make a donation in 2022 based on the comments left during this year's event.  Hopefully together we can 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).  In 2019, I created Falco Files which discussed players that replaced (Shane Falco Replacements movie reference) on an active roster, number worn, or trade.  I will also be showing some Cutch's Crew cards that show pink cards of players that have played with Cutch on multiple teams. I will continue to utilize these styles of posts as we celebrate the 5th Collecting Cutch Save Second Base event (I am no longer counting my first run on the Pirates Treasure Room I did back in 2014).

I am always looking for new ways to incorporate new celebrities into the event so today I am presenting

Emilia Clarke

She has recently agreed to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as part of the Secret Invasion storyline.  Speculative guesses around the internet include her playing the lead character Jessica Drew aka Spider-Woman.
She has been a staple in many Sci-Fi franchises

playing the role of Sarah Connor in Terminator: Genisys

and Qi'ra from the Star Wars film Solo

She has also appeared in the romantic holiday comedy, Last Christmas
She of course is best known for her role as Daenarys Targaryn in the HBO show Game of Thrones.
Last year actor Ryan Reynolds trolled Emilia Clarke that he is the most well known celebrity born on this day.

I wonder if Ryan had done anything yesterday to repeat the feat this year as Emilia celebrated her 35th birthday

If you did the math right, you'd know that Emilia was born in 1986 
This is the pink velocity autograph of Bryan Reynolds (no relation to Ryan) using the 1986 Donruss design
Bryan was the key part of the Andrew McCutchen trade with San Francisco in 2018.

Did you watch Game of Thrones?

Are you a Ryan (or Bryan) Reynolds fan?


  1. Didn't watch the show as I don't get HBO but I have seen stills from the show. I'm a fan of hers.

  2. I mostly like Ryan Reynolds. Van Wilder was a big movie during my college years. I can't really see him as a super hero though.

  3. Didn't watch it, but I did watch her in Solo.

    Baseball Reynolds over Actor Reynolds.

    Good Job. 👍

  4. Yeah, I was a pretty big Game Of Thrones fan, although I didn't start until the later part of the first season. I believe I've gone back and seen the ones I missed, though.

  5. Watched Game of Thrones and wasn't terribly impressed by her. Liked her better in Solo.

  6. Bryan Reynolds. All day. All night. Enjoyed most of GOT. The Mother of Dragons is legendary.

  7. Didn't have cable at the time so I didn't watch Game of Thrones. Eventually, I guess. I've enjoyed Ryan Reynolds since the Two Guys, A Girl, and a Pizza Place (I think Traylor Howard was the Girl and she was quite fetching).

  8. Emilia is very easy on the eyes.