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Micheal Leath
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I was in a vintage book store there other day and found a second edition The Odds Against Me by John Scarne. Folded up inside there were some pages from Life magazine 1947. They are titled "Magician warns Soldiers of New Plague of Dice Experts and Cardsharps."

I'm just wondering how much, if anything, this may be worth. Here are some pictures:

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Sorry. The article is from 1942 not 1947.
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Scarne was pretty active during that time period of WWII exposing the ploys of card and dice cheats to soldiers to help prevent them from being victimized by other service men who were hustlers. He then built upon that reputation to become probably the foremost expert on private and casino card and dice cheating as well as carnival game ploys of his era.

I have no idea of what the value of that article would be to collectors.
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It's worth next to nothing. Those old issues of Life magazine come up on eBay all the time. There are several on eBay at the moment for under $10.

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Thanks for the replies.
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The Odds Against Me is a terrific book I must have read it about 20 times when I was a kid. But Jason is right you can find it or The Amazing World of John Scarne quite easily.

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Steve,

Michael was talking about an article from Life magazine that happened to be in his copy of the Scarne book.
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Unless it is something really rare, if ever you want to value something, then simply look at ebay’s past sales thing.
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Thanks Gary,

Michael Jason is correct in regards to the magazine article.

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Good thing I only paid $25 for the book and article.
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