Chronological History of the Trading Card Awards Ceremonies

Since February, 2011, The Walter Day Collection of Trading Cards has issued trading cards that have honored hundreds of individuals, companies, and organizations for their contributions to world history, the worldwide video game, pinball, and the science fiction industries. As an expression of appreciation and respect, the Walter Day Collection conducts Award Ceremonies at local and national events to give further recognition to the people who appear on our trading cards. To see some of our Award Recipients, please click on the links below.  


TBA - sometime in 2020 • The United Kingdom Trading Card Awards Cerermonies • England
#0008 Kristian Farnan, #0034 Greg Mott, #0163 Gaz Deaves, #0192 Stuart Rankin, #0214 Ryan Hart, #0364 Phil Campbell, #0482 Sami Cetin, #0657 Paul Spriggs, #0671 Dan Tearle, #0806 Ian Hook, #1757 Tony Temple, #1782 Jon Stoodley, #2484 Paul Davies, #2693 Jeff Minter, #2694 Sir Clive Sinclair, #2695 Chris & Tim Stamper, #2699 Matthew Smith, #2721 Alexis Crowley, #2745 Jay Sherman, #2749 Russ Mellors, #2771 Paul Drury, #2815 Victor Marland, #2816 Shaun Holley.

TBD.  May 28-31, 2020 • Nebula Awards Trading Card Ceremonies • Marriott Warner Center in Woodland Hills, CA

TBD. April 4, 2020 • Midwest Gaming Classic • The Trading Card Collection Celebrates its 10th Anniversary with a Party in Star Worlds Arcade Room

TBD. November 23, 2019 • Free Play Florida • Orlando, FL

TBD. October 19, 2019 • Portland Retro Gaming Expo • Oregon Convention Center • Portland, Oregon

TBD. October 5, 2019 • Galaxies of Gaming • IVGHOF Induction Ceremonies • Ottumwa, Iowa

99. September 7, 2019 • ARCADE MONSTERS OLYMPICS • Oveido, FL

98. August 25, 2019 • The Ghana Trading Card Award Ceremonies • Accra, Ghana.
#3082 Habubi Sulley, #3083 Frank Adotey Kpakpo.

97. August 10, 2019 • Australian/NewZealand Trading Card Award Ceremonies • Brisbane, Australia.
Buzz Clinton, David Lowe, Tanya Lowe, Dave Peck, Danielle Peck, Arcade Perfect Podcast, Jon Tannahill, Emily Cosson, Sean & Lorraine Tagg, James Straker, Game the System, Pincadia, Tyson Hargreaves, David James, Paul Jones, Adam Lee, Marc Bell, Benn Banasik, Gavin Droegmuller, Peter Watt, Jimmy Nails, Zack Foster, Hollie Mills, Richard Rhodes, Stephen Holmes, Gary Whittingham, John & Melissa Power, Jon Petric, John Eden, Phil Day, Greg & Adele Pell, Neil Cairns, Matthew Hetherington, Johnny Bonde, Jackson Alexander Smith, Allen Staal, Jamie Ebery, David Kudrev, Dale Koia, Martin Robbins, Aaron Hall, Jason Lambert, Ben Campbell, Mike & Rhi Coolican, Evan Weston, Paul Hornitzky, Dennis Edmunds, Gerry Scott, Retro Domination (Darren Boz, James Matson, Peter Biu, Matt Cawley, Matt Casser, Tim Arnold & Suz), Jessie Bogie, Ipswich Pinball Club, Brisbane Pinball Club, Silverball Pinball Club, Michael Kibbey, Kong Off 3.

96. August 3, 2019 • Mo Games Con Trading Card Award Ceremonies • St. Louis, MO
#3024 Chad Hager, #3025 Terry & Dan Diebold, #3064 Charles Shaw, #3109 MoGameCon Event Card, #3115 Adam Koralik.

95. August 2, 2019 • GEN CON Trading Card Award Ceremonies, Indianapolis, IN
Gary Gygax, Dillon Bane, Sabrina Duprey, Alex Vasquez, Galagathon. 

94. July 17, 2019 • MIami Marlins Stadium Trading Card Award Ceremonies, Miami, FL
#3032 Zack Hample.

93. July 13, 2019 • Video Game Summit Trading Card Award Ceremonies, Villa Park, IL
#3026 Christ-Centered Gamer, #3031 Jason Knigge, #3033 VGS Event Card, #3062 Brandon Davis, #3091 Armando Rodriguez, #3094 David Geisler.

92. July 12, 2019 • The Game Exchange • Simi Valley, CA
#3027 Isaiah Triforce Johnson

91. July 3, 2019 • Funspot Trading Card Award Ceremonies • Weirs Beach, NH
#3063 Bob Lawton

90. May 18, 2019 • Walter Day's 70th Birthday Trading Card Ceremonies • Museum of Pinball • Banning, CA
144 new cards were unveiled.

89. May 16, 2019 • Nebula Awards Trading Card Award Ceremonies • Los Angeles, CA
SF#211 William Gibson

88. May 14, 2019 • Fairfield's 1st Annual Trading Card Awards Ceremonies • Festival Hall • Argiro Ctr. • MUM Campus
FF#103 Nora Mylett, FF#112 Brad Mylett, Dick DeAngelis, F#111 Jeffrey Hedquist, FF#113 Ashia Fredeen, FF#114 Luna Pinder, FF#109 Gurdy Leete, FF#106 Fred Rosenberg, FF#85 Sophie Woodward, FF#12 Pamela Lander, FF#24 Ciella Collander, FF#107 Suzanne Stryker, FF#116 Nesha Skarbek, FF#104 Andy Hallman.

87. April 13, 2019 • Midwest Gaming Classic • Brookfield, WI
#3105 Paige Burger, #3117 Shane Gutbrod & David Furrer, #3123 Geeksmania, #3124 The Garcade, 

86. January 5, 2019 Retro City Trading Card Ceremonies • Pomona, California
Dorion Whitlock, Bob Whiteman, Steve Torres, WATA Games, John Lester, Bruce Glick, Robert Racek, 

85. December 15, 2018 • Arcade Monsters Trading Card Award Ceremonies • Oveido, FL
Arcade Monsters #2991 (Adrian Ravelo, Bert Ravelo, Andy Rodruguez)

84. December 14, 2018 • Brandon Comic Con • Brandon, FL
Brandon Comic Con #2955, Brandon Comic Con #2992

83. November 9-11, 2018 • Free Play Florida • Orlando, FL
David Murray, Bruce Boxleitner, Vanessa Farano, George Lowe 

82. October 19-21, 2018 • Portland Retro Gaming Expo • Oregon Center • Portland, Oregon
Vince Clemente and more to be added.

81. October 6, 2018 • Ottumwa Trading Card Awards Ceremonies * Ottumwa, IA
Justin Wong, Michael Klug, David Crane, Warren Davis, Carrie Swidecki, Joel West.

80. August 19, 2018 • INDYFringe * Indianapolis, IN
Ryan Powell, Luke McConnell, Kayla Lee, Jim Banta, Davey Pelsue, Chris McNeely, Casey Ross, Jeff Moulton, Anthony Nathan, Austin Howard.

79. August 17, 2018 • Worldcon 76 * San Jose, CA
Fran Wilde, William Ledbetter, T. Eric Bakutis, Stanley Schmidt, Gregory Benford, Greg Bear, Robert J. Sawyer, Sheila Williams, Trevor Quachri, Neil Clarke, Lezli Robyn, Craig Miller, Tom Whitmore, Tom Veal, Kevin Standlee, Kevin Roche, Ann Leckie, Charlie Jane Anders, 

78. August 7, 2018 • Lynn City Hall * Lynn, MA
Walter Brennan Biographical Trading Card Presented to Lynn Mayor Thomas McGee

77. August 6, 2018 • The House of the Seven Gables * Salem, MA
Nathaniel Hawthorne Biographical Trading Card presented to Executive Staff of The House of the Seven Gables

76. June 15-17, 2018 • 2018 Mid-Atlantic Anime • Norfolk, VA
and more to be added.

75. June 16, 2018 • Derek Sorrells Summer Arcade Party, Wichita, Kansas
William Lear Biographical Trading Card presnted to Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell

74. June 8-10, 2018 Southern-Fried Gaming Expo • Atlanta, GA
James Loflin, and more to be added.

73. June 1, 2018 Robert Heinlein Trading Card World Premiere • Butler, MO
The Robert Heinlein Science Fiction Trading Card is presented to the Mayor of Butler, Missouri

72. May 31, 2018 • Scott Joplin Ragtime Piano Festival • Sedalia, MO
BIO#03 Scott Joplin Trading Card World Premiere. Presented to the Executive Staff of the Scott Joplin Ragtime Piano Festival.

71. May 26, 2017 • Mayor's Office • Winterset, IOwa
World Premiere of the John Wayne Trading Card - Presented to the Mayor of Winterset and the President of the John Wayne Historical Museum.

70. May 19, 2018 * 2018 SFWA Nebula Awards Weekend • Pittsburgh, PA
SF#134 Peter S. Beagle

69. May 19, 2018 • The Greater Pittsburgh Trading Card Awards Ceremonies • Pittsburgth, PA
Corey Little, Douglas Polka, Elizabeth Cromwell, Mark Bussler, Mike & Lisa Imhof, Mark Schult, Phil Day, Jon Klinkel, Tanner Rousseau.

68. April, 2018 Midwest Gaming Classic • Brookfield, WI
and more to be added.

67. March • ARCADE EXPO 2018 • John Week's The Museum of Pinball • Banninhg, California.
and more to be added.

66. November 18, 2017 • Free Play Florida • Orlando, FL
#2626 Remi Crespo, #2628 Marcy & Brandon Specht, #2630 Eric Stone, #2654 Brian Jones, #2763 Scott Adams, #2764 Marcel Gonzalez, #2765 Tim Stryker, #2766 Michael Duron, #2769 Brian F. Colin, #2770 Free Play Florida Event Card

65. November 11, 2017 • Ottumwa Old School Arcade Galaxies of Gaming Festival • Ottumwa, IA
#2740 Super Mario Bros., #2751 Maria Blasucci, #2759 Galaxies of Gaming Event Card, #2761 Old School Gamer Magazine, #2762 Lonnie McDonald, #2777 Leo Daniels, #2778 Ben Gold, #2784 Chris Steele, #2785 Michael Buck, #2787 Caleb Burtlow, #2788 Brandon Burtlow, #2792 Roger Jones, #2813 Arda Ocal, 

64. August 9-13, 2017 • WorldCon 75 • Hugo Awards Weekend • Helsinki, Finland
#SF177 David D. Levine#SF170 Johanna Sinisalo#SF199 Tammy Coxen#SF93 Ellen Datlow, #SF62 Liza Trombi#SF97 Pat Cadigan

63. July 29, 2017 • Video Game Summit • Villa Park, IL
#2600 Paul Zimmerman

62. July 29-30, 2017 • Classic Game Fest • Austin, Texas
#SF177 GIMMICK Video Game Rock Band, #SF170 Norman Caruso, #SF199 Ernie Cline, #SF93 3-Bit Games, #SF62 Retro World Series, #SF97 Cheap Ass Games, #2709 John 'Gamester81' Lester, #2710 Billy Joe Cain, #2706 Lauren Featherstone, #2711 Pat Contri, #2705 Jason Lord

61. July 6, 2017 • NorthAmeriCon '17 • San Juan, Puerto, Rico
Awards Presented to Honor Science Fiction Cards: #SF106 Daina Chaviano#SF115 Tobias S. Buckell#SF132 Brother Guy Consolmagno#SF144 Javier Grillo-Marxuach, #SF161 George Perez#SF0178 Paula Smith

60. June 10, 2017 • Southern-Fried Game Room Expo • Atlanta, GA

59. May 20, 2017 • Nebulas Awards Weekend • Renaissance Waverly Hotel • Pittsburgh, PA
Awards Presented to Honor Science Fiction Cards: Steven H Silver, Kjell Lindgren, Jane Yolen

58. May 6, 2017 • Lynn English High School 1967/68 50th-Year-Reunion • Peabody, MA
Awards Presented to Honor 1967/68 LEHS Reunion Cards: 78 trading cards and awards were presented

57. March 17-19, 2017 • Arcade Expo 2017 • Museum of Pinball • Banning, CA

56. January ??, 2017 • Star Worlds Arcade 32nd Anniversary Ceremonies • DeKalb, IL

55. November 12, 2016 • Free Play Florida 2016 • Orlando, FL

Awards Presented to Honor Cards: Outhouse Games, BARTcade, Warren Hart, Free Play Florida, Andy McNamara.

54. Underground Retrocade, West Dundee, IL

53. August 28, 2016 Arcade & Video Game Expo, Chicago, IL

52. August 5, 2016 • ICON 2016 • Ottumwa, Iowa
Awards Presented to Honor Cards: D.

51. July 18, 2016 • WorldCon Science Fiction Convention • Kansas City, MO
Awards Presented to Honor Cards: Michael Swanwick, Robert Silverberg, Connie Willis, James Gunn, Larry Niven, Chuck Gannon, and Joe Haldeman.

50. January 16, 2016 • Arcade Expo 2.0 • Banning, CA
Awards Presented to Honor Cards: David Ralston, Ed Logg, Rob Patton, Alex Jebailey, Imoto Harney, Steve Hertz, Don Daglow, Andy McNamara.

49. November 20-22, 2015 • Free Play Florida • Orlando, FL
Awards Presented to Honor Cards: #SF52 Samuel R. Delany, #SF67 Michael Moorcock,, #SF68 Jack Vance#2030 Sean "Taggsta" Tagg#2057 Whoa Nellie!-Dennis Nordman, #2057 Whoa Nellie!-Greg Freres#2075 Joe Helfenberger, #2089 Andrew Heighway#2098 Michael Mize, #2200 World's Largest Arcade Game, #2135 Todd Rogers - Taggsta, #2264 Boyer & Kleisath -Tearle Collection, #2264 Boyer & Kleisath -Freeplay Version#2291 Shawn Robinson, #2310 Jordan DeMarco, #2316 Neil Hernandez#2329 Valter Treib#2378 Greydon Clark.

48. November 13-14, 2015 • Houston Arcade Expo • Houston, TX
Awards Presented to Honor Cards: #937 Johnny Segura#1320 Brett Weiss, #1393 Brett Weiss, #2144 Jay Welch#2147 Mike Wright#2150 Jay Welch#2154 Keni & Josh Jones, #2328 Johnny Segura#2336 Mike Begum, #2376 L. Steve Williams, Jr., #2379 Stephen Silver#2381 L. Steve Williams, Jr. #2421 Andrew Seklir, #2422 Tim Kinzy, Jim Schelberg, #2154 Keni & Josh Jones, Jay Welch, Nathan Gomez, Lyssa Gomez.

47. Larry Larson Memorial • Fairfield, IA
Award Presented To Honor Card 2176

46. October 2-4, 2015 • Twin Galaxies Entertainment Festival • Banning, CA

Awards Presented to Honor Cards: 2184 (The Handler), 2208 (Greg Elizondo), 2219 (Patrick Wyrick), 2220 (Michael Clark), 2226 (Eric Tessler), 2290 (Noah Solis), 2330 (Jerry Momoda), 2412 (Shawne Vinson),  

45. August 15, 2015 • ICON 2015 • Fairfield, Iowa
Awards Presented to Honor Cards: #???)

44. August 1, 2015 • RePlayFX Arcade & Gaming Festival • Pittsburgh, PA
Awards Presented to Honor Cards: #???)

43. June 27, 2015 • John Salter's Full-Blast Arcade Awards • North Ridgeville, OH
Awards Presented to Honor Cards: #???)

42. June 20, 2015 • Southern-Fried Gameroom Show • Atlanta, GA
(Awards Presented to Honor Cards: #???)

41. June 5, 2015 • Nebula Awards Ceremonies • Chicago, IL
(Awards Presented to Honor Science Fiction Cards: Larry Niven, Nancvy Kress, SFWA)

40. May 30, 2015 • Galloping Ghost Awards • Brookfield, IL
(Awards Presented to Honor Cards: #???)

39. May 29, 2015 • Mike's Carnevil Retro Arcade Awards • North English, IA
(Awards Presented to Honor Cards: #2026 Oliver Campbell.

38. May 22, 2015 • Level257 • Schaumburg, IL
(Awards Presented to Honor Cards: #???)

37. May 2, 2015 • 62nd Philly Non-Sports Card Show • Allentown, PA
(Awards Presented to Honor Cards: #???)

36. February 21, 2015 • The Florida Arcade & Pinball Expo (APE), Fort Lauderdale, FL. 
(Awards Presented to Honor Cards: #2212, 2213, 2215, 2217)

35. January 31, 2015 • Star Worlds Arcade - 30th Anniversary • DeKalb, IL
(Awards Presented to Honor Cards: #???)

34. January 17, 2015 • Arcade Expo 2015, Banning, CA.
Awards Presented to Honor Cards: #43, 85, 154, 229, 233, #775 Walter Day#1422 Billy Mitchell, #1664 Larry DeMar, #1709 Roger Sharpe#2022 Victor Herbert Lavay#2050 Eddie Adlum#2182 Cheh Low.

33. November 22, 2014 • Free Play Florida • Orlando, FL
Awards Presented to Honor Cards: 

32. November 8, 2014 • Houston Arcade Expo • Houston, TX
Awards Presented to Honor Cards: 

31. October 25, 2014 • "The King of Arcades" Movie Permiere • The Place Arcade • Cincinnati, OH
Awards Presented to Honor Cards: 106 (J. D. Lowe), 175 (Mike Iarossi), 1386 (Gary Mayer & Gary Carnuche), 1429 (Faithie & Richie Knucklez), 1588 (John Geiger),

30. October 24, 2014 • "The King of Arcades" Movie Permiere • Columbus, OH
Awards Presented to Honor Cards: 106 (J. D. Lowe), 175 (Mike Iarossi), 1386 (Gary Mayer & Gary Carnuche), 1429 (Faithie & Richie Knucklez), 1588 (John Geiger), 

29. October 18, 2014 • Pinball Expo 2014 • Wheeling, IL
Awards Presented to Honor Cards:

28. October 4, 2014 • Star Worlds Arcade • DeKalb, IL
Awards Presented to Honor Cards: #1587, 1727, 2015, 2023)

27. November 17, 2013 • Kong Off III, Denver, CO
Awards Presented to Honor Cards: #11, 17, 43, 45, 49, 51A, 69, 74, 94, 116, 131, 157, 181, 235, 253, 265, 267, 350, 370, 376, 383, 389, 392, 404, 406, 407, 429, 433, 458, 466, 471, 472, 473, 485, 489, 499, 501, 503, 507, 519, 526, 528, 534, 553, 554, 556, 566, 571, 574, 579, 582, 583, 584, 589, 596, 598, 605, 614, 621, 622, 710)

26. October 19, 2013 • Pinball Expo 2013 • Wheeling, IL
Awards Presented to Honor Cards:

25. August 10, 2013 • ICON Gallery, Fairfield, IA
Awards Presented to Honor Cards: #174, 252, 354, 410, 428)

24. July 28, 2013 • Enrico Zanetti Commemoration • Legnano, Italy
Awards Presented for cards 430, 430A

23. January 19, 2013 • Texas State Trading Card Premiere, Austin, TX
Awards Presented to Honor Cards: #80, 109, 217, 401, 444, 449, 451, 480 and more)

22. November 17, 2012 • Kong Off II, Denver, CO
(Awards Presented to Honor Cards: #????)

21. October 20, 2012 • Pinball Expo 2012, Wheeling, IL
(Awards Presented to Honor Cards: #??)

20. October 13, 2012 • Grassroots Gaming Expo • Ottumwa, IA
(Awards Presented to Honor Cards: #53, 57, 69, 114, 146, 152, 162, 193, 195, 213, 223, 230, 255, 262, 271, 285, 333)

19. September 22, 2012 • Pacific Pinball Exposition Awards Ceremonies • San Rafael, CA
(Awards Presented to Honor Cards: #269)

18. August 25, 2012 • Steve Kordek Day, Star Worlds Arcade • DeKalb, IL
(Awards Presented to Honor Cards: #??)

17. August 11, 2012 • Classic Gaming Expo 2012 • Las Vegas, NV
(Awards Presented to Honor Cards: #33, 81, 96, 174, 180, 198, 201, 216, 239, 293)

16. July 29, 2012 • California Extreme 2012 • Santa Clara, CA
(Awards Presented to Honor Cards: #39, 49, 212, 215, 217, 243, 253, 268, 294, 312)

15. July 28, 2012 • Gamewarp II • Orlando, FL
(Awards Presented to Honor Cards: #1, 60, 100, 263)

14. July 21, 2012 • 1984 Arcade Awards Ceremonies • Springfield, IL
(Awards Presented to Honor Cards: #23, 51, 67, 69, 79, 118, 146, 150, 152, 223, 279)

13. July 14, 2012 • Video Game Summit • Lombard, IL
(Awards Presented to Honor Cards: #1, 14, 23, 48, 79, 150, 178, 199, 245, 247)

12. June 23, 2012 • Cleveland Classic Console & Arcade Gaming Show, Fairview Park, OH
(Awards Presented to Honor Cards: #43, 85, 154, 229, 233)

11. June 16, 2012 • Camp Robotron - Star Worlds Arcade • DeKalb, IL
(Award Presented to Honor Card: #218)

10. June 10, 2012 • NW Pinball & Arcade Show • Seattle, WA.
(Awards Presented to Honor Cards: #7, 16, 22, 33, 52, 58, 67, 74, 94, 144, 157, 164, 170, 177, 183, 197, 202, 236, 244, 249)

9. June 6, 2012 • E3-Electronic Entertainment Expo • Los Angeles, CA
(Awards Presented to Honor Cards: #7, 16, 22, 33, 52, 58, 67, 74, 94, 144, 157, 164, 170, 177, 183, 197, 202, 236, 244, 249)

8. April 21-22, 2012 • 56th Philly Non-Sports Card Show • Allentown, PA
(Awards Presented to Honor Cards: #01, 05, 11, 19, 29, 42, 43, 44, 46, 67, 98, 99, 113, 119, 129, 143, 149, 158, 166, 168, 181, 186, 199, 209, 217, 220, 228, 231, 235, 238, 248)

7. March 24, 2011 • Midwest Gaming Classic • Brookfield, WI
Awards Presented to Honor Cards: 28 new cards)

6. March 18, 2012 • Smithsonian Institute • Washington, DC
Award Presented to Honor Card: #165

5. November 12, 2011 • Twin Galaxies Video Game Festival • Bridge View Ctr. • Ottumwa, IA
Awards Presented to Honor Cards: #46, 99, 252, 354, 410, 428

4. September 28, 2011 • King of Kong Arcade • Orlando Intl Airport
Awards Presented to Honor Cards: #03, 50, 60, 100, 88

3. September 24, 2011 • Star Worlds Arcade Movie Premiere • DeKalb, IL
Awards Presented to Honor Cards: #12, 23

2. July 30, 2011 • Richie Knucklez Arcade • Flemington, NJ
Awards Presented to Honor Cards: #11, 17, 54, 78

1. February 2, 2011 • King of Kong Arcade • Orlando Intl Airport
Unveiling #1, 108