This trading card and award were presented at ARCADE EXPO 2.0 during the Official Walter Day Trading Card Museum Awards Ceremonies, March 15, 2017, at John Week's legendary Museum of PInball, in Banning, California. The 2017 Class of Museum Inductees included Sega's David Rosen, 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.
• Billy Mitchell, appearing as himself in Launch the Ball, was the first gamer to score a perfect game on Pac-Man. He was crowned the “Video Game Player of the Century” at the 1999 Tokyo Game Show and is considered the world’s most famous video game player. He was one of the founders of the International Video Game Hall of Fame & Museum in Ottumwa and currently is the co-creator of the Billy Mitchell & Walter Day Video Game Film Festival. To learn more about his World Famous Sauce, go to: https://www.800hotsauce.com/