Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Mike Lukianoff, who is displayed on card number 2591
, from the Superstars of 2016. Mike is the winner for 3 years (2011,2013,2014) at ScrewAttack’s Ironman of Gaming tournament. In 2015, at the Southern Fried Gaming Expo, Mike won the "Beat Billy Mitchell" tournament in Pac-Man Battle Royale. Also, in 2015 and 2016 Mike won the Donkey Kong 2 and Ms. Pac-Man Turbo blindfolded tournaments at ReplaxFX, yes, he entered and won both arcade games where players were blindfolded. Originally from Michigan, Mike grew up playing Atari and the NES. His love for gaming grows as he is now trying his hands-on Pinball. He has a twitch channel which can be seen at www.twitch.tv/mcsirtuna
. When did you first meet Walter day and where was it at?
I first met Walter in person at Magfest when he was there for the Nibbler World Record attempt. I'd been going to Magfest since 2005, so having him there was an opportunity I couldn't miss. I found a time when he was free and approached him to have a small chat. It was awesome and he was everything I'd have imagined. Like many, I knew him from the multiple documentaries he has been in. Due to my appreciation for games of all kinds, I really have a deep appreciation for what he has done for gaming as a whole. It was an honor for me to get to chat with him for even a brief time.
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.