Authors Note

Thanks Mr. Omanson. It always makes me feel real good when someone shares his version of one of my effects.

It's also possible to purchase eight basketball trading cards and eight football trading cards and you'll be set for a "one ahead" triple prediction effect. Simply make a written prediction, filling in the name of the force baseball player. Fold the slip and drop in a goblet. Now, show the eight basketball cards and have one selected by having someone call out any number from one through eight. The card at the selected number is shown and placed aside.

A second prediction is written and the name of the selected basketball player is placed on the second slip. After folding this slip, it is also dropped in the goblet. The eight football trading cards are shown and someone is asked to shuffle the eight cards. A one-under, one-dealt procedure is followed until only one card is left. This card is also placed aside. Finally, the procedure noted for the performance of "All-Star Miracle" is followed. First, however, a third prediction is written naming the freely selected football player. This slip is folded and dropped into the goblet along with the other two slips. Now, you force the baseball trading card and place it aside. When the names on the slips are compared with the three freely (?) selected player cards, they match!

Dick Steiner, a fellow member in the Psychic Entertainers Association, had baseball cards made up with his picture on them and used them as business cards. These can be obtained through companies that specialize in Advertising Specialty items. I'm sure that those of you who take the time to make up this effect will find new ways to customize it to your style of performing. Believe me, it'll be one of the "hits" or your act. (Sorry about that, I couldn't resist it!)

Dick Steiner has also made a name for himself in the world of professional baseball with the "All-Star Miracle." Dick has performed extensively for both the Minnesota Twins and currently, the Baltimore Orioles, including the Grand Opening of the new Oriole Stadium. Dick has also fooled me with my own trick. His younger brother has a collection of over 200,000 baseball cards. One of his treasured items that he passed along to his mentalist brother was a misprinted card showing player, Jerry Browne as a member of another race. The set that Dick made up, using this collector's item card, plus legitimate Jerry Browne cards enabled Dick to fool me completely. Dick also tipped me to the idea of researching players who had played for a variety of teams over the years. In effect, you can have the same player in four different uniforms. Run, do not walk to your nearest baseball memorabilia store.

Baseball For Boys

Baseball For Boys

Since World War II, there has been a tremendous change in the makeup and direction of kid baseball, as it is called. Adults, showing an unprecedented interest in the activity, have initiated and developed programs in thousands of towns across the United States programs that providebr wholesome recreation for millions of youngsters and are often a source of pride and joy to the community in which they exist.

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