they are uncomfortable with discrepancies. They are afraid that someone will notice that the face of the JC is different from the face of the KC. They ask, "What if someone notices this?" Et cetera. This method was devised for nervous what-if magicians.
Requirements: (1) A KC prepared by cutting away one side of the card. (Fig. 4) (2) A regular KC, which you have already signed. (3) Two regular JC's.
Set-up: On the top of the deck arrange the cards in this order: Previously signed KC, regular JC, gaffed KC with its cut-out section to the left as it lies face down, the other regular JC, and the rest of the deck.
Method: Since the presentation format has already been outlined in Method One, only the mechanics of this method are described. Perform a Triple Turnover onto the deck, exposing the gaffed KC. Be sure that your left first finger is curled over the end of the deck so that its tip can come onto the KC, keeping this outer end flush against the deck. The KC is then displayed in the manner previously described in Method One.
When it comes time for the spectator to sign the border of the card, your right first finger comes over onto the inner right corner's index in a gesture. This is similar to Figure 2, but in this case your left thumb does not have to cover the outer index. If you have given the spectator correct instructions about signing his name only on the border, he will take pains to do so. This prevents him from running his pen against the edge of the gaffed kC. Turn the card(s) face down, take off the top one (previously signed KC), and place it face down between the red Kings.
Perform another Triple Turnover, bringing into view the other regular JC. Sign it accordingly. Turn the card(s) face down, deal off the top card (the spectator's signed card), and insert it between the red Jacks. Be sure to turn your left hand down so that the gaffed KC is hidden.
All that remains is to place the deck into your left coat pocket as you direct the spectator's attention to the impending transposition. On completion of the signature transposition, remove the deck (minus the top two cards) from your pocket. You now have a regular deck in play.
Initially, the cut-out, gaffed KC may not seem like much, but by utilizing it you can apply two different cards in the effect such as the KC and 7 H. When the 7H is under the gaffed KC, nothing shows! You can then use a picture card as well as a spot card of any value or color. Another example with a set-up, from the top: A previously signed KC, a 7H, the gaffed KC, and a regular, unsigned 7H.
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