University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Twin Galaxies Video Game Trading Cards Collection, 2011-2013



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Twin Galaxies
Title: Twin Galaxies Video Game Trading Cards Collection
Dates: 2011-2013
Abstract: The Twin Galaxies Video Game Trading Cards contain part of the set of trading cards that were released between 2011 and 2013 by the company Twin Galaxies.
Accession No.: 2013-151
OCLC No.: 958278336
Extent: 370 cards
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Historical Note

Twin Galaxies was formed in November 1981 and is viewed as the official supplier of verified world records.

Between 2011 and 2013, Twin Galaxies released trading cards documenting players and developers who have contributed to video game history, players with world recognized high scores, and important moments in video game history.


Scope and Contents

The Twin Galaxies Video Game Trading Card Collection includes trading cards from the sets released from 2011-2013.


Restrictions

Use Restrictions

This collection is stored remotely. Advance notice required for retrieval. Contact repository for retrieval.

The donor retains copyright on all materials by the creator. Written permission must be obtained from copyright holder in order to photocopy or publish from the collection.


Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
Twin Galaxies
Subjects
Video games.
Video games--Collectibles.
Video games--History--United States.
Video games--Competitions.
Places
Ottumwa (Iowa)

Related Material

Forms part of the UT Videogame Archive


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Twin Galaxies Video Game Trading Card Collection, 2011-2013, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jennifer Allen, August 2016.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Superstars of 2011

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2013-151 #1 Billy Mitchell
#3 Morningdove
Twin Galaxies Superstars Fristbite Freddie World Champion
#4 Ben Gold
Life Photograph History Card
#6 Samantha Hancock
#8 Kristian W. Farnan
#9 Keisha Howard
#10 Tommy Tallarico
#13 Robert Welkner
#14 Andrew Breyer
Twin Galaxies History Card
#15 Steve K. Boyer
#16 Geoffrey Lin
#18 Marie-Laure "Kayane" Norindr
#19 Rick Carter
#21 Twin Galaxies
Twin Galaxies History Card
#22 Eric Akeson
#24 Leo P. Daniels, Jr.
Life Photograph History Card
#25 Michael Sroka
#26 Kyle Goewert
Video Game Hall of Fame Super Mario Bros. 3 World Champion
#27 Doctor Kon
Twin Galaxies History Card
#28 Patrick Scott Patterson
#29 Carl "Perfect Legend" White
Twin Galaxies History Card
#30 Ken Williams
Twin Galaxies Superstars Gorf Classic World Champion
#31 Hank S. Chien
#32 David Nelson
#33 Jeri Ellsworth
#34 Greg Mott
#35 Ken Sweet
#36 Jessica Villarreal
#37 Rodney Day
#38 Big Johnny and Uncle Walter's Ice Cream
Twin Galaxies History Card
#39 Gary Hatt
#40 Mark Robichek
Life Photograph History Card
#41 Brian Kingrey
Twin Galaxies History Card
#45 David Cruz
Twin Galaxies Superstars Tron World Champion
#49 Paul Dean
Twin Galaxies Superstars Spy Hunter World Champion
#50 Chris Ayra
#53 Ray Lapsey
#55 Mayor Jerry Parker
Twin Galaxies History Card
#56 Tim McVey
Video Game Hall of Fame Nibbler World Champion
#57 Brokke Mitchell
#58 Robert Paz
#60 Keith Swanson
#61 John Eden
Twin Galaxies Superstars Mr. Do World Champion
#62 Annie Leung
2 cards.
#63 Graig Kinzler
Twin Galaxies History Card
#66 Jon E. Klinkel
#68 Video Games Live
Twin Galaxies History Card
#69 Historic Preservation
Twin Galaxies History Card
#71 Tim Balderramos
Twin Galaxies Superstars History's 4th Perfect Pac-Man
#72 Victor M. Delgado
Twin Galaxies Superstars Soul Calibur World Champion
#73 Michael Buck
Life Photograph History Card
#74 William Carlton
Twin Galaxies Superstars America's Top Marathoner
#75 Hailey Bright
#76 Matthew Bradford
#77 Wade McGilberry
Twin Galaxies History Card
#78 Chris Steele a.k.a. Darren Olson
Life Photograph History Card
#80 Melissa Patterson
#81 Rudy J. Ferretti
#82 The Stars of 1983
Twin Galaxies History Card
#83 Ginger Stowe
#85 Syan Sullivan
Twin Galaxies Superstars Pac-Man Arrangement Champion
#86 Registry of Historic Arcades
Twin Galaxies History Card
#87 Greg Erway
#89 Paulo Valmir
Twin Galaxies Superstars Crash Bandicoot World Champion
#90 Superstars of 1999
Twin Galaxies History Card
#91 Paul Hornitzky
#93 Chicagoland Arcard Championship
Twin Galaxies History Card
#94 Catherine DeSpira
Twin Galaxies Superstars Video Game Poet Laureate
#95 Walter Day Retires
Twin Galaxies History Card
#96 Marc Cohen
Twin Galaxies Superstars Video Pinball World Champion
#97 Nik Meeks
Twin Galaxies Superstars California Speed Champion
#100 Todd Rogers
#101 High Score: The Movie
Twin Galaxies History Card
#102 8 Bit Weapon
Twin Galaxies History Card
#103 Jack Gale
Twin Galaxies Superstars Karate Champ World Champion
#105 The Video Craze
Twin Galaxies History Card
#106 Jeffrey "J.D." Lowe, Jr.
#108 Walter Day
#109 Eric Cummings
#111 Brian Kuh
#112 Star Base #1 Arcade
Twin Galaxies History Card
#113 Sanford "Santhrax" Kelly
#114 Adam "Acearoni" Woodson
#115 Andrew D. Furrer
#116 John P. McAllister
Twin Galaxies Superstars Asteroids Deluxe World Champion
#117 Jeffery Widzinski
Twin Galaxies Superstars Tetris Party World Champion
#118 Mark L. Kiehl
Twin Galaxies Superstars Donkey Kong Jr World Champion
#122 Kelly E. Tharp
#123 Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters
Twin Galaxies History Card
#124 Phil Day
Twin Galaxies Superstars Galaga World Champion
#126 Trip Hawkins
#127 Joust Doubles World Record
Twin Galaxies History Card
#127 Joust Doubles World Record
Twin Galaxies History Card
#128 The 2011 Big Buck World Championship
Twin Galaxies History Card
#129 Bill "MK Tom Brady" Menoutis
Twin Galaxies History Card
#131 Greg Laue
Twin Galaxies Superstars Kicker World Champion
#132 Thor B. Aackerlund
#134 Tony Temple
#135 Jenn Moore
#136 Chris McClard
Twin Galaxies Superstars Wonderboy World Champion
#137 Anna Cram
#138 Joel Hedge
#139 Josh Houslander
Twin Galaxies Superstars Ms. Pac-Man XBOX LIVE Champ
#140 Blaine Locklair
Twin Galaxies Superstars California Speed World Champion
#143 John A. Pompa
#144 Eugene Jarvis
Twin Galaxies History Card
#145 Spalding Site of Record Attempts
Twin Galaxies History Card
#146 Josh Bolinger
Twin Galaxies Superstars A Founding Member of the IVGHOF
#147 The Greye Ghoose
Twin Galaxies History Card
#149 Jean-Claude Padilla
Twin Galaxies Superstars Crazy Taxi World Champion
#151 Twin Galaxies Staff
Twin Galaxies History Card
#152 Terry Burtlow
#153 Mr. Kelly R. Flewin
Twin Galaxies Superstars Time Pilot World Champion
#154 Matt "BLiTZ" Siegfried
#155 Christian Cram
#156 Coronation Day 1984
3 cards.
#157 Ken House
Twin Galaxies Superstars Dig Dug World Champion
#158 Stephen Wagner
#158 Jason Cram
#159 Warren Spector
#160 Dan Loosen
#161 Pekka Luodeslampi
#162 Tim McVey Day
Twin Galaxies History Card
#163 Gaz Deaves
#164 Perry Rodgers
Twin Galaxies Superstars Mario Bros World Champions
#165 Nolan K. Bushnell
#166 Mason Cramer
#167 Gary Heil
#168 Lewis Wilson and John Sorflaten
Twin Galaxies History Card
#169 Jeff Stueve
That's Incredible History Card
#170 Steve Richie
Twin Galaxies Superstars Legendary Video Game and Pinball Designer
#171 Travis Warnell
2 cards.
#172 Honoring Our Volunteers
Twin Galaxies History Card
#173 California Challenges North Carolina
#174 Rebecca Heineman
#175 Mike Iarossi
Twin Galaxies History Card
#176 Mark Sellers
That's Incredible History Card
#177 Shirley Cady
Twin Galaxies Superstars Skyline Pinball World Champion
#178 Steven Lucas
Twin Galaxies History Card
#179 Rick Fothergill
Twin Galaxies History Card
#180 Leonard Herman
#181 Ed Hemmskerk
Twin Galaxies History Card
#182 Tim Schafer
#183 Chris Mansfield
Twin Galaxies Superstars Wild Western World Champion
#184 Koss Van Dyk
#185 Cary J. Hahn
Twin Galaxies History Card
#186 Black Mamba
Fighting Game Champions
#187 Craig Glenday
#188 Keith Apicary
#189 Landon Rothstein
That's Incredible History Card
#190 Greg Bond
Twin Galaxies Superstars Make Trax World Champion
#191 Save the Pak Mann Arcade
#192 Stuart Rankin
#194 Nikole Zivalich
#195 Cindy Ingles
That's Incredible History Card
#196 History's First Coin-Op Video
40th Anniversary 1971-2011
#197 Andrew B. Laidlaw
Twin Galaxies Superstars Galaga World Champion
#198 Keith Robinson
#199 Benjamin M. Falls
Twin Galaxies Superstars Popeye Arcade World Champion
#200 David Perry



 

Superstars of 2012

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2013-151 # 201 Frankie Cardulla
Twin Galaxies Superstars Freeway World Champion
# 202 Gary Stern
2 cards.
# 203 The Florida Arcade and Pinball Exposition
Historic Events in the Year 2012
# 205 The Iowa Pro Gaming Challenge
Historic Events in the Year 2012
# 206 George Riley
Twin Galaxies Superstars Donkey Kong 3 World Champion
# 208 Howard Scott Warshaw
# 209 Challenge Arcade
Celebrate Our Arcade Legacy
# 210 Magfest 10
Historic Events in the Year 2012
# 211 The Texas Pinball Festival
Historic Events in the Year 2012
# 212 Franz Lanzinger
# 213 Crowning the Champions
Twin Galaxies History Card
2 cards.
# 214 Ryan Hart
Fighting Game Champions
# 217 Richie Knucklez
Twin Galaxies Superstars Space Invaders World Champion
# 219 The Midwest Gaming Classic
Historic Events in the Year 2012
# 220 TooManyGames
Historic Events in the Year 2012
# 221 Brett Weiss
# 222 Jeff Craggy
Twin Galaxies Superstars Tetris World Champion
2 cards.
# 223 Nathan Leffler
# 224 Brent T. Dolan
Twin Galaxies SuperStars Wii Sports Bowling World Champion
# 225 Star Worlds Marks Its 17th Year
Historic Events in the Year 2012
# 226 Nibbler World Record
New World Records in the Year 2011
# 227 Classic Home Video Games
# 228 The 56th Philly Non-Sports Card Show
Historic Events in the Year 2012
# 229 David W. Race
Twin Galaxies Superstars History's Fastest "Perfect" Pac-Man
# 230 Tiny McVey
# 231 Webcasts Unite the Gamers
Twin Galaxies History Card
2 cards.
# 233 The Cleveland Classic Gaming Show
Historic Events in the Year 2012
# 235 George Leutz
# 236 John Popadiuk
# 237 Larry DeMar
# 238 Shawn Howlett
# 239 Warren Davis
2 cards.
# 243 Mike Klug
Twin Galaxies Superstars Pole Position World Contender
# 245 D. Scott Williamson
# 246 Retrocade Magazine
Historic Events in the Year 2012
# 247 Dan Ivacovelli
# 248 Phillip "KDZ" Atkinson
Fighting Game Champions
# 251 Video Game Summit 2012
Historic Events in the Year 2012
# 252 Jow King
# 253 Hector T. Rodriguez
# 254 Christopher Tirpak
# 255 Glen "Ninglendo" Updike
# 256 Internation Registry of Historic Video Gamer Arcades Friar Tuck's Gameroom
# 257 Celebrating hte Legacy of Steve Kordek
Historic Events in the Year 2012
# 258 Defending the Galaxy
Twin Galaxies History Card
# 259 Pong Was Born at Rooster T. Feathers
Historic Events in the Year 2012
# 260 Robert "Rob" Berk
Twin Galaxies History Card
# 261 California Extreme 2K12
Historic Events in the Year 2012
# 262 Ryan "Atari" Barrenger
# 266 Toughest Gun in Dodge City
Twin Galaxies Poster #73
2 cards.
# 268 Eric "EzE" Liddell
# 269 George Gomez
# 271 Grassrotts Gaming Expo
Historic Events in the Year 2012
# 272 World Record Weekend
# 273 Jow Kaminkow
Historic Events in the Year 2012
# 274 Mike Pecak
# 275 Huston Area Arcade Expo
Historic Events in the Year 2012
# 276 Raising the Official Flag over Ottumwa
Historic Events in the Year 2010
# 277 Pinball Expo 2012
Historic Events in the Year 2012
# 279 1984
Celebrating Our Arcade Legacy
# 280 Phil Younger
Twin Galaxies Superstars Berzerk World Champion
# 281 James White
Historic Events of the Year 2012
# 282 International Registry of Historic Video Game Arcades Star Worlds Arcade
# 283 Pacific Pinball Expo
Historic Events in the Year 2012
# 285 Dennis Bartlett
Twin Galaxies Superstars Aztrac World Champion
# 286 Robin Mihara
The Tetris Masters of 2012
# 288 Mark Ritchie
# 290 London vs Paris
Twin Galaxies History Card
# 291 Trading Cards on Tour
Twin Galaxies History Card
# 291A Trading Cards on Tour
Twin Galaxies History Card
# 293 Hollyanne Setola
2 cards.
# 294 Dan "Shoe" Hsu
# 295 Pole Position Showdown
Historic Events in the Year 2012
# 302 Jeron "Hiro" Grayson
Fighting Game Champions
# 304 Rudy Ferretti
Historic Events in the Year 2012
# 307 History's First Video Game Championship
40th Anniversary 1972-2012
# 309 Josh Sharpe
Pinball Champions
# 311 Daniel Borrego
Twin Galaxies History Card
# 312 Sean "Seanbaby" Reiley
# 313 The Pingame Journal
# 315 Owen Rubin
# 320 The Shrine of Empire Arcadia
Historic Events in the Year 2012
# 321 Jason "Mew2King" Zimmerman
Fighting Game Champions
# 324 Wijnand Engelkes
# 326 History's Largest Video Game Arcade
40th Anniversary 1972-2012
# 329 Brian Allen
# 333 Kitty McScratch
Historic Events in the Year 2012
# 334 Videogame History Museum
Twin Galaxies History Card
# 336 Don Duwelius
# 337 David Crane
# 338 Shawn Cram
# 340 History's 1st National Pinball Championship
77th Anniversary 1935-2012
# 341 Zach Sharpe
Pinball Champion
# 342 Jeff Willms
Gamer of the Month November 2012
# 343 Jonas Neubauer
Gamer of the Month September 2012
# 344 Mayoral Proclamation
Historic Events in the Year 2012
# 346 Sander Kaasjager
2 cards.
# 352 Stig Remnes
# 353 Eric Tessler
Historic Events in the Year 2012
# 354 Si Janna
# 365 Ed Fries
# 366 Atari In
# 368 Mr. Awestralia
Community Service
# 373 Patrick O'Malley
Community Service
# 379 Anthony Rossetti
Twin Galaxies Superstars Dodgem World Champion
# 380 Steve Woita
# 381 Jamie Ebrey
# 383 Alan Radue
# 386 Our Game is Your Game
Community Service
# 387 Guseppe "Reo" Grosso
Fighting Game Champions
# 391 Reo Wins MK9 Crown at MLG-Dallas
Historic Events in the Year 2012
# 395 Jeff Peters
Twin Galaxies Superstars Pole Position II World Champion



 

Superstars of 2013

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2013-151 # 401 The Kong Off II
Twin Galaxies History Card
# 402 Tom Votava
# 408 Charles Ziese
# 410 Craig Skistimas
# 411 Kelsey Polnik
# 412 Uli Horner
# 413 Matthew Ziolkowski
# 414 Daryl Kiddey
Twin Galaxies Superstars Mega Man III World Champion
# 415 History's First Video Game Parade
30th Anniversary 1983-2013
# 416 David Klingler
# 418 Chris Steele
That's Incredible History Card
# 422 Johnathan Plombon
Twin Galaxies Superstars Adventures of Dino Riki Champion
# 423 Jon Stoodley
# 426 Ariel "GM" Capellan
Fighting Game Champions
# 427 Ronnie Dalbianco
# 428 Eduardo Lozano
# 431 Lincold "Dragongod" Morris
Fighting Game Champions
# 434 Maximo "Maxter" Figuereo
Fighting Game Champions
# 436 Austin Wintory
# 437 Edward L. Fortner
# 438 Robert J. Santellan
# 440 Shawne Vinson
# 441 Mouse Trap World Champions
Historic Game of the Golden Age
# 442 Carlos "Kula" Perez Morales
Fighting Game Champions
# 443 Richard Garriott Dr Cayeux
# 444 Bill Bottorff
# 445 Adam Duke
Twin Galaxies Superstars GI Joe: A Real American Hero World Champ
# 446 Michelle Ireland
Twin Galaxies Superstars Rock Band 3 World Champion
# 447 Brian Fargo
# 449 Jeff Johnnigman
# 450 Peter Moore
# 451 George "The Fat Man" Sanger"
# 452 Crossbow World Champions
Historic Game of the Golden Age
# 453 Luis Cha
Fighting Game Champions
# 454 Bob Bates
# 455 U.S. National Video Game Team
30th Anniversary 1983-2013
# 456 Paul Grace
# 457 Dennis "Denkai" Sockwell
Fighting Game Champtions
# 459 Raph Koster
# 460 Rodney "Rodbutz" John
Fighting Game Champions
# 462 Paul Trowe
# 463 Rolando Brison
Community Service
# 464 Josh Mandel
# 465 Dan Amrich
# 468 Pinball at the 'Zoo
Historic Evetns in the Year 2013
# 471 Al Lowe
# 474 Spectar World Champions
Historic Game of the Golden Age
# 477 Gordon Walton
# 478 Venture World Champions
Historic Game of the Golden Age
# 480 Zach Vowell
# 486 Barcade
Celebrating Our Arcade Legacy
# 488 Pepper II World Champions
Historic Game of the Golden Age
# 490 Steven L. Kent
2 cards.
# 492 David Taylor
# 493 Ron Mowry
Twin Galaxies Superstars History's 1st Pinball Marathon
# 495 Mike Sellers
# 497 Cheyenne World Champions
Historic Game of the Golden Age
# 503 Dave Danzara
# 504 Robbie Lakeman
Cheeky Mouse World Champion
# 513 Retro Gamer Girls
Ladies in Gaming Pioneers of the Video Gaming Age Girl Gamers Who Make a Difference
# 514 Phoenix: The Rise and Fall of Videogames
# 516 Video Games Magazine
# 524 IVA2DIE4
Ladies in Gaming Pioneers of the Video Game Age Girl Gamers Who Make a Difference
# 525 Video Games Magazine
# 527 Jeff "1arm Assassin" Gunzenhauser
Overcoming Obstacles Heroes of the Video Game Age Gamers Who Make A Difference
# 529 Dan Whitmarsh
Lunar Lander 2010 World Champion Breking the High Scores of the Golden Age
# 530 Colman Paolo
International Superstars
# 531 Michael Thomasson
Twin Galaxies History Card
# 532 Johnny L. Wilson
# 533 Eric Tessler
Community Service
# 540 Raphael Colantonio
# 542 Bing Gordon
# 543 Scot Rubin
# 548 Video Game Magazine
# 549 Garry M. Gaber
# 551 Todd Rogers' Impossible Score
30th Anniversary 1982-2012
# 559 Steve Wiebe
Historic Events of the Year 2013
# 588 Classic Gamer Magazine
# 589 The 100th Joust Machine
# 595 The Dawn of Gaming Television
Twin Galaxies History Card



 

The Circus Card Set

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2013-151 # 54 Michael Vacca
Twin Galaxies Superstars Leprechaun World Champion
# 59 "Trickman" Terry Minnich
# 78 Richie Knucklez
Twin Galaxies Superstars Leprechaun World Champion
# 79 Glenn Thomas
Twin Galaxies Superstars Director Pac-Man Birthday Card
# 120 Bernadette O'Malley
Twin Galaxies Superstars Co-Founder of Star Worlds Arcade