During the recent Ottumwa Trading Card Ceremonies, Tracey Groy was among an elite group of video game luminaries who were honored on trading cards for their historic participation in the 1982 LIFE Magazine photoshoot. Returning to Ottumwa for the 35th-year reunion of the photo, they were honored with trading cards that were presented by Billy MItchell and Walter Day along with the AWARD CERTIFICATE shown herein. They were presented on Saturday, November 11, 2017, during the Ottumwa Old School Arcade Galaxies of Gaming Festival, at the Quincy Place Mall, in Ottumwa, Iowa. To see the other trading cards unveiled during this ceremony -- or to see the long chronological history of the TRADING CARDS AWARDS TRADITION, go to this link: Chronological History of the Trading Card Awards Ceremonies
Tracey Groy earned immortality when she appeared as one of the five cheerleaders in the legendary LIFE Magazine photo that captured the video game V.I.P.S. posing on East Main Street, in Ottumwa, November 7, 1982. Somehow, her fame from this distinction seems to be growing and growing and, now, she has made it onto numerous video game trading cards. Born in Ottumwa, on a May 3rd, Tracey moved to Gilbert, AZ in 1984 and went on to graduate from ASU with honors with a BS in Accountancy. In addition to being a registered Certified Public Account, Tracey owns and operates a private business called THE Original Basket Boutique, which has served the Gilbert/Scottsdale area since 2009. Very involved with civic activities, Tracey is an Ambassador with the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce and was designated the Volunteer of the Year for the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce in 2011.