This trading card and award were presented at ARCADE EXPO 2.0 during the Official Walter Day Trading Card Museum Awards Ceremonies, March 18, 2017, at John Week's legendary Museum of PInball, in Banning, California. The 2017 Class of Museum Inductees included Sega's David Rosen, U.S. President George Washington, Alexander Graham Bell, sci-fi author Ray Bradbury, and computer pioneer Alan Turing.
LAUNCH THE BALL • A FILM BY DAVID TROTTER
Jack, a technology-obsessed, real estate investor, unexpectedly inherits his uncle’s property along with a warehouse full of classic arcade games in Banning, California. Intent on quickly liquidating the property, Jack meets Jill, a cute convenience store worker who opens Jack’s eyes to the wonders of pinball and beyond in an attempt to save his uncle’s collection. Launch the Ball is a feature film written by David Trotter that explores the marvelous world of classic arcade gaming with principle photography filmed at John Weeks’ amazing Museum of Pinball, in Banning, California.
RICHIE KNUCKLEZ • Richie Knucklez is cast in the role of “Jack,” the lead male actor. Richie is the owner of a well-known video arcade in Flemington, New Jersey and enjoys a strong following in the retro video gaming community with a broader appeal based on his appearance in various documentaries, including The King of Arcades (2014), Man vs Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler (2015) and Nintendo Quest (2015).