During the recent Ottumwa Trading Card Ceremonies, Steve Wozniak was inducted into the International Video Game Hall of Fame (IVGHOF) Class of 2016, and was also honored on a trading card for his important contributions to the global gaming culture. Presented by Billy MItchell and Walter Day, the trading card was unveiled -- along with an AWARD CERTIFICATE shown herein -- 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
Stephen Gary "Steve" Wozniak (/ˈwɒzniæk/; born on August 11, 1950), also nicknamed "The Woz", is an American inventor, electronics engineer, programmer, philanthropist, and technology entrepreneur who co-founded Apple Inc. He is known as a pioneer of the personal computer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s, along with Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Wozniak single-handedly developed the 1976 Apple I, which was the computer that launched Apple. He primarily designed the 1977 Apple II, known as one of the first highly successful mass-produced microcomputers, while Jobs oversaw the development of its unusual case and Rod Holt developed the unique power supply] After stepping away from Apple in 1985, Wozniak founded CL 9 and created the first universal remote. He then became involved in several other business and philanthropic ventures, focusing primarily on tech in K–12 schools. Wozniak is currently Chief Scientist at the data virtualization company, Primary Data, and remains an employee of Apple in a ceremonial capacity. Text from Wikipedia • Trading Card artwork by Caerwyn Akiwumi-Jones. NOTE: Because this card was created under deadline before Mr. Wozniak could officially authorize its printing, no copies of the card were issued at the ceremonies. Copies may be printed when and if Mr. Wozniak authorizes production of such copies.