Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Kelly Tharp, who currently is displayed on card number 122, from the Superstars of 2011 Collection. Kelly is also featured on card 2076. Kelly Is a natural arcade champion and world record holder. His claim to fame is how long he can play a game on single quarter. Some arcade games he could play up to 60 hours straight. Games such as Robotron 2084, Defender, and Q-Bert. In December of 2005, Kelly played the arcade game Tapper for over 19 hours and a score of 9,437,400. At that time is was the world record. Everywhere gamers went they would know the initials L.J.M. These would be the high score letter of Kelly Tharp.
What springs to mind when you hear the term ‘video game marathon’?
My desire to play a world record game of Defender. I have relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis, and I believe that's why I cannot marathon defender these days. I get horrible muscle spasms in my right forearm from constantly pressing trust him fire. I'm hoping I can overcome that.