The Emergency Card

From Danny Archer

Speaking of real world items, Danny Archer sent along two new, practical tricks. "Clipped" is a routine by John T. Sheets in which a paper clip instantaneously penetrates a business card. The clip is moved about, and the clip and card are given to the spectator in a permanently linked condition. This is a clever trick, and while it will require some practice in order to perform it smoothly and convincingly, it is not a difficult trick. Plus, you have the added bonus of handing out your business card in an impossible condition.

"The Emergency Card" is completely self-working, as long as you can force a card. (No force is explained in the brief instructions.) A card is forced. The magician brings out the emergency card. It is the wrong card. This is unfolded to show a different card. Again, it is not the correct card. Unfolding again produces a third incorrect card. Once again the paper is unfolded showing all 52 cards. Finally, the paper is unfolded to its fullest extent, revealing a jumbo (8.5 x 11) image of the selected card. I've seen tricks like this before, but this version is a handy size (the folded paper is about 2 x 2.75), and you could carry it in your wallet.

Both tricks are worth checking out.

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Fundamentals of Magick

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