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acmp
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Hi, we've all seen that powerpoint trick where your card is removed from tne packet.

Well I made myself a set of cards to perform the effect, then found out that it's the princess card trick.

I've had a look around and can't find out who created the effect or how old it is. Any tnoughts or information?
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The effect was created by Henry Hardin about 100 years ago. Nate Leipzig, who was a friend of Hardin's, is the one who popularized it and became most associated with it. As you pointed out, the basic method has become quite common as an online card trick and is found all over the place. The online version seems to fool most people the first time around, but due to the fact that they can view it over and over again, most people tend to figure it out after the first couple of tries.

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acmp
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I guess my brothe is a bit slow then, he called me at work to tell me about 'this amazing trick' on his computer, he'd been through the presentation many times and still not sussed it out. I nearly fell off my chair laughing.

thanks for the info, I feel good knowing I havent ripped anyone off, and my wife will be pleased I don't won't to buy something that I just made.
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Daryl carries, in my opinion, the best set of Princess Cards that I've seen. You can contact him at http://www.foolerdoolers.com/store/products.asp?category=20

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Wow! I got my set from Bill Wisch well over 20 years ago.

Today I think the cards are in the deck of special cards from Haines House of Cards. It is called the Fako Deck and available with several different backs.

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