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Walter Day’s Superstars of Gaming: Volume One

Walter Day is the founder of Twin Galaxies, the oldest video game scorekeeping and adjudication service in history. He is known as the creator of e-sports and has often been called “The Patron Saint of Video Games.” His remarkable efforts to find, verify, and catalog video game world records has led to a decades-long partnership with Guinness World Records. Walter Day’s Superstars of Gaming: Volume One is an excellent book celebrating Day’s life and legacy as a living legend in the video game industry.

The first time I became aware of Walter Day was while watching The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, which is a wonderful documentary about dedicated gamers trying to set the high score in the arcade version of Donkey Kong. If you’ve never seen it, you must watch it. Whether you are or aren’t a video game fan, it’s a fascinating look at how passionate and singularly focused a person must be to set a world record of any kind. I guarantee you’ll be on the edge of your seat wondering how the film is going to end.

Walter Day’s Superstars of Gaming: Volume One is all about the first year of trading cards from The Walter Day Collection. Not only does the book focus on all of the cards released, but it also has stories about Walter Day from those people involved. This is the ultimate tribute to everything Walter Day has accomplished with this series of cards.

This book features the following:

  • 100+ Full Color Pages
  • Cover Art by legendary artist Dan Tearle
  • All 200 cards listed, including variants and unprinted cards
  • Historical Stories about Walter Day
  • Beautiful Imagery throughout the Book

For $30, Walter Day’s Superstars of Gaming: Volume One is an excellently produced tribute to Walter and what’s he’s done with his trading cards, which celebrate the history of video games. Walter is a unique figure in the industry. Revered for his contributions and dedication to chronicling and archiving the history of gaming, Walter Day’s Superstars of Gaming: Volume One is a wonderful exploration of the man, the myth, the legend: Walter Day.

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