Trading Card Spotlight Empr3ss Nile

Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Sashaun “Empr3ss Nile” Bailey, who is displayed on card number 2417, from the Superstars of 2016.   Originally competing at Cyberbox tournaments as a competitor for Empire Arcadia in 2015, Empr3ss always knew she was a gaming competitor.  When Cyberbox closed, she looked for a new way to contribute to eSports as a competitor. Nile was one of the top eSports competitors for Just Dance in the country.  She has won the National competition at Cyberbox for Just Dance in Jamaica.   She also is a part of the Tetris Team trying to win a title for the Empire.   Other games Enpr3ss like to compete in are League of Legends and Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft.

Who is your favorite video game character and what makes that character special?

It would have to be a tie between PAC-MAN and Lara Croft. I like PAC-MAN because he's simple and you can power him up easy with the energizer. I like when the ghost think they're about to kill you and you get the power up and they start running. I use to laugh all the time as a kid when I saw that, I still do sometimes. I like Lara Croft because she's a bad-ass and to some degree she's independent. She doesn't work for anybody. She has guns can kill bears, wolves, people. She's a super version of Indiana Jones.

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FAQs: The Official Walter Day Trading Card Museum

The Official Walter Day Trading Card Museum is the brainchild of John Weeks--the brilliant businessman who bought the unused industrial airport complex in Banning, California and turned it into the fabulous Museum of Pinball. With his personal collection of 800+ vintage coin-operated arcade machines on display, Weeks has created not only one of the world's most unique museums, but he also holds an annual Arcade Expo at the Museum that draws arcade aficionados from all around the world.

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Welcome to The Official Walter Day Trading Card Museum

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Class of 2017 to be unveiled at the Official Walter Day Trading Card Museum, March 17-19, 2017, during the Arcade Expo in Banning, California

BANNING, CALIFORNIA -- On Saturday, March 18, 2017, The Official Walter Day Trading Card Museum will present in ceremony its annual slate of "Trading Card Awards" and unveil The Class of 2017 -- the latest cards that will be added to the Museum displays. 

And, it will all happen during ARCADE EXPO 3.0

Arcade Expo 3.0 is one of the world's largest retro gaming festivals celebrating the amazing legacy of the coin-op era of electronic arcade machines. Founded by John Weeks, the event features John's personal collection of more than 800 arcade games and is considered by many to be "The World's fair" of electronic arcade gaming. To learn more, go here:  http://www.arcadeexpo.com

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"Autographed" Science Fiction Cards to be Accepted by Beckett


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Beckett Grading Services to Accept "Autographed" Science Fiction Cards at Nebula and WorldCon Weekends

Holy Smoke! Step aside Mickey Mantle! Instead of baseball superstars getting all the attention, it's autographs of science fiction authors that are about to get "celebrity treatment!"

Starting with this May's Nebula Awards Weekend (Pittsburgh, May 18-21, 2017), autographed trading cards that feature science fiction authors will be given the same stellar treatment that has traditionally been afforded to collectible cards that feature sports stars, music icons, or idols of the film & television industries. Beckett Grading Services--the worldwide authority on authenticating and grading rare and valuable sports collectibles, like the 1952 TOPPS Mickey Mantle rookie card and the 1909 T206 Honus Wagner tobacco card--now accepts the Walter Day Collection of Science Fiction Historical Trading Cards for grading as investment-grade collectables. 

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Trading Card Spotlight Leonard Herman

Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Leonard Herman, who is displayed on card number 180, from the Superstars of 2011 and who is also featured on cards 514 and 1951. Leonard is the author of the book “Phoenix: The Fall and Rise of Videogames”. The 4th edition (retitled Phoenix IV: The History of the Videogame Industry) just published at the end of 2016 and is one of the most comprehensive video game history books available today. With nearly 830 pages of information, this book is a must for gamers everywhere. Leonard has also written articles for video game outlets such as Electronic Gaming Monthly, Supercade and GameSpot. He has also founded Rolenta Press, which has published video game books by such as authors as the late Ralph Baer, the father of the home video game console. In 2003, Leonard was awarded the Classic Gaming Expo Achievement award and has been an advisor for the National Videogame Museum in Frisco, Texas.

Do you believe some Video Games are too violent and lead to violence in America today?

No. Videogames were always deemed as violent ever since Death Race appeared in 1976. I wouldn't be surprised if some people claimed Pong was violent because you had to 'hit' a ball. However, the violence is no worse than it is in movies. However, what makes videogames standout is that they are interactive. If anything, (but remember, I'm not a psychiatrist), people take their frustrations out on videogame enemies. I think the numbers are very, very low of people who made a transition from videogame violence to real life violence.

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