Trading Card Spotlight Tim Kinzy

Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Tim Kinzy, who is displayed on card number 2422 from the Superstars of 2016 Collection.  His documentary film trading card is featured on card number 2495.  Tim is one half of the team that directed, produced and edited the documentary “Man vs. Snake”.  A story of the arcade game Nibbler and the fight to set the world record.   This successful documentary was featured in many film festivals over the past couple years and can also be seen on Netflix.  Tim has been a television editor on such shows as Battlestar Galactica, Eureka, Falling Skies, and Beyond.

What games today do you play and what are your favorite genres of games?

I don’t have much time these days between 12+ hour work days and raising 2 babies, but I try to get a good game of Galaga or Dig Dug in at home in when I can carve out a little bit of time.  My favorite genre of games tends to be the one-person player games from the classic video game era.  You know, the basics, Donkey Kong, Pac Man, and of course Nibbler.

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Trading Card Spotlight Alexis Crowley

Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Alexis Crowley, who is displayed on card number 2721, from the Superstars of 2017.   Alexis is a collector of all things Nintendo.   He also collects arcade machines which were made by Nintendo.   You can see Alexis on his YouTube Channel “Nintendo Arcade”.  Alexis is involved in a project to bring back a classic forgotten game called Sky Skipper.  The project began on June 10th, 2017, and he has the hope of making this classic rare game come to life.

If you could own one arcade game or pinball game, what would it be and why? 

Well I own 10 arcade machines mostly Nintendo but I guess if there was one game I would like to own it would be a full-size space launcher.  I have the only cocktail in existence but would love to own the upright version but none have ever been found.

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Contribute to the Trading Card Project

The Walter Day Collection of trading cards has given away as free gifts approximately 250,000 trading cards. With 1,700 different trading cards now in print, the card sets have beome popular amongst collectors around the world. Though we give away a lot of stuff, we still have to find ways to raise funds for further printing and further mailing. Please contribute to this project by purchasing your favorite card sets shown below.

The costs of postage listed with each set reflect the rates that apply to USA postage. For packages going to Canada, Mexico, or oveseas, the rates are somewhat higher. To calculate what postage would cost for you, contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I will have our local post office weigh your package to determine the exact cost of your shipment. To place an order, send me an email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and I will put your package together. Some of the card sets can be seen online and can be viewed by clicking on the links listed with certain sets below.

$8.50 Ladies of Gaming (39 different cards)  + $2.25 postage/handling

$7.25 Intellivision (21 different cards)  + $2.25 postage/handling
Gallery of Intellivision Trading Cards

$7.25 Classic Consoles (21 different cards)  + $2.25 postage/handling
Gallery of Classic Console Trading Cards

$8.00 Gaming Superstars Illustrated by Dan Tearle (36 different cards) + $2.25 postage/handling
Gallery of The Dan Tearle Collection

$12.50 Superstars of 2011 (80 different cards) + $2.25 postage/handling

$14.00 Pinball Expo Hall of Fame (over 50 cards) + $2.25 postage/handling
Gallery of the Pinball Expo Hall of Fame cards

$14.00 Superstars of 2016 (86 different cards) + $2.25 postage/handling

$8.00 Chicago Coin Vintage Pinball machines (35 different cards) + $2.25 postage/handling
Gallery of Chicago Coin Pinball Trading Cards

$19.50 - Set of three different autographed Billy Mitchell Cards and three different autographed Walter Day Cards + $2.25 postage/handling

other groupings can be offered, too, if interested.

However, if you buy many sets, they can all go in one 2-DAY priority package that costs only $6.65 to ship in the US.

Trading Card Spotlight Jason Newman

Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Jason Newman, who is displayed on card number 2589, from the   Superstars of 2016 Collection.  Jason is a multiple Ridge Racer world record holder on multiple platforms including the arcade version.   His love for the game keeps him busy and going for more records each day.  With over 100 records on the game he is without doubt the best Ridge Racer gamer in the world.  Jason also hold some records on the game Rave Racer for the Arcade.     

Did you ever think when you were younger you would be on a Video Game Trading card? 

Not at all no. Although I did feel a pretty solid connection with the Ridge Racer series from a young age so I had a feeling it was going to go somewhere. Something about the game just ticked all the boxes for me and I've been playing ever since. But no, I never really thought I would take it as far as I have and end up on a Trading Card.  It's an honor have been chosen by Walter and to be alongside the many great gamers featured on these cards.

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Trading Card Spotlight Toni Caven

Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Toni Caven, who is displayed on card number 2724, from the   Superstars of 2017 Collection.  Toni is the creator of company in Finland called “Reprocade Ltd.”.  He repairs, restores and operates arcade cabinets and pinball machines.   His business has grown and now he has added jukeboxes to his list of machines he can repair.  Toni and a partner also run "Blast! From the Past" barcade-events at a local bar/nightclub.  He would like to open up his own barcade in Finland, a worthy goal for Toni.

If you can design your own game, what would it be about and who would be the main character?

I would like to try to continue the Mario vs. Donkey Kong setting from the original Donkey Kong arcade game, but as several easy-to-learn-difficult-to-master minigames designed for portable gaming devices. Boldly retro graphics with some beautiful effects made possible by the latest technology. Original music should be done by one or more of the legendary composers of the Commodore 64 games era: Rob Hubbard, Matt Gray, Fred Gray and Reyn Ouwehand with so blindingly catchy melodies you would want to get them as a ringtone :)

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