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Topic: Johnson Magic Products Cups and Balls
Message: Posted by: Jess Cone (Apr 19, 2021 11:20AM)
Hope this is a good thread to ask this question! Hey Guys, Can anyone tell me in what year Johnson Magic Products first Manufactured and began selling their Cups and Balls Sets? I purchased my set at a Magic Convention for $200., I thought in the 80ís, but despite searches online, Iíve been unable to discover the date. Can anyone provide this information? :cups
Message: Posted by: Leo H (Apr 28, 2021 08:07PM)
Closer to 2000.
Message: Posted by: NEKKODDD (Jul 3, 2021 10:44PM)
I think mid 90ís
Message: Posted by: Wizard of Oz (Aug 15, 2021 07:04AM)
I thought it was mid 90's too. I only remember because around '95 I was frequenting a new magic shop I had discovered (closed now for awhile), and remember coming in one week and the owner all excited about the cups.

Andy Martin, whose usually receives props and posts them to his online magic collection in a timely fashion, shows his description with a copyright of 2001:
https://www.martinsmagic.com/allmagic/close-up/johnson-cups-and-balls-by-johnson-precision-magic

Live Auctioneers (scroll to bottom of this link), show 1998 as their origin date: https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/11383155_18-johnson-products-combo-cups-and-balls-arcadia-ca

You can always visit the close up area where there are a ton of cups and balls practitioners and collectors. They should have an exact year for you.