Each of Simons
marketed tricks comes complete with all the necessary gaffed cards,
custom printed by U. S. Playing Card Company, on Bicycle stock. Use
your own matching Bicycle deck.
A Signed Selected Card Magically Transforms
an Impossible Object -
which has been in full view from the very start!
display both sides of a small printed Instruction card for the
"world's greatest card trick" which was received in
today's mail. You offer to try it out with the spectator's help.
As you read off each instruction, the spectator performs each
step. The instructions guide the spectator to select a playing
card from a shuffled deck, sign its face, replace it in the
deck, and finally bind the deck up in rubber bands, just to
make it magician-proof. The signed selection remains in full
sight at all times, until it is visibly buried in the deck.
The spectator herself binds the deck with rubber bands and drops
the deck into your jacket pocket.
final instruction is then read, but it says merely "magically
produce the card." Undaunted, you make a magical gesture
over the Instruction card itself which you've been holding in
full view since the outset. The Instruction card is then turned
around to reveal that its other side has magically changed
to the spectator's actual selection, complete with the spectator's
own signature! The Instruction card is immediately given
to the spectator to keep as a souvenir.
an impossible object which she'll keep forever- her personalized
memento of the time she witnessed the "world's greatest
to do, Memorable, Humorous, and totally Baffling! Detailed instructions,
patter, comments, variations and ideas by Simon (over 28 pages,
more than 30 illustrations), plus special cards printed by U.S.
Playing Card Co. Only $15.00
download a FREE MOVIE CLIP of Simon
performing Side-Swiped (Windows Media Player required)
See Passover the
Ultimate Thought-of Card Across!
See Passover is one of the five strongest card tricks you can
do, for anyone."
spectators, Ginny and Dave, are asked to help with an experiment
involving two decks of cards, one red-backed and one blue. Both
decks are shuffled, and each spectator takes one. The spectators
themselves each deal 12 cards face down from their respective
decks. The rest of the cards are placed aside. No extra or additional
cards are used.
red cards are openly and deliberately fanned so that Ginny can
see all of the faces, and she is asked to merely think of one
card. The fan is closed and tabled, and Ginny places her hand
on top of this red packet. The packet of blue cards is then spread
once more to show it only contains blue-backed cards, and Dave
places his hand on this blue packet.
concentrates on her mental selection. She then removes her hand
from the red pile and she counts her cards face down there
are now only 11! Dave likewise counts the cards in his blue pile.
He finds that there are now 13 and one of them has a red back!
11 red cards are then turned face up and all are fanned in front
of Ginny. She is asked whether her mental selection is still there,
and she finds it has vanished. Finally, the red card in the middle
of the blue packet is removed and shown to be Ginnys mental
minimal sleight-of-hand required. The 12 custom-made, special
gaffed cards do all the work! With completely updated instructions.
the Spectator Stab that fooled Dai Vernon!
cards are freely selected, replaced and then lost in a shuffled
deck. The deck is ribbon spread face down across the table, and
a spectator takes an advertising card and freely inserts it into
the spread, wherever she desires. The spread is then flipped face
up and the two cards on either side of the advertising
card are seen to be the two selections!
published in the Hierophant, reprinted in Bound to Please,
and a staple in Simons lectures. When this effect was first
performed at the Magic Castle, the Professor returned again and
again to view it, asking, "Wheres the move?" But
its not sleight-of-hand just subtlety plus two specially
printed gaffed advertising cards, for a hands-off, stabbing miracle.
Two of Simons newest routines, from Try the Impossible.
Aces is an Ace Assembly, presented as a lesson in card cheating
but with a surprise "OHenry" ending when
all four Aces assemble under the spectators own hand!
Aces relates a magicians "dream": the performer
illustrates his dream of performing a perfect Ace Assembly, but
of course, at the climax he admits he "woke up"
and it was all just a dream, as the Aces instantly revert back
to their original packets!
both routines, the Aces are seen to arrive one at a time in the
leader packet, with no palming and no extra cards! Just some special
gaffs combined with some of the most subtle handling youve
ever seen, to create effects that look like real magic.
Cards Only (for both routines): for those who already have
Try the Impossible. Only $10.00.