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I thought the enron chairman said that.... Smile ..
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In many poor countries (and some not so poor) you have people whos "Business" is making, demonstrating and selling Sven Decks. shortening cards by hand.

It is so interesting to see this trick all over the world in so many market places.
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On 2006-05-25 17:07, Hushai wrote:
Has anyone ever actually SEEN anyone performing with TV Magic Cards, besides on the old commercials on television? They are marked "TV Magic Cards" on their backs, so it shouldn't be too hard to spot them. Obviously they sell. But, do you know of anyone who uses them in performance, even to family and friends?

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Back when T.V. Magic Cards were really popular an enterprising Magic Dealer actually had stickers printed to fit a regular card box that said T.V. Magic Cards--the gag was to do your regular card miracles with a regular deck and when someone asked how you did it, you turned over the box showing the T.V. Magic Cards label. Of course, it was always most enjoyable when someone who know the secret to T.V. Magic Cards would knowingly examine the deck or even better try to do a T.V. Magic Cards trick with the deck and have no success.

Magicians as a group have a STRANGE sense of humor!

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On 2006-05-25 17:07, Hushai wrote:
Has anyone ever actually SEEN anyone performing with TV Magic Cards, besides on the old commercials on television? They are marked "TV Magic Cards" on their backs, so it shouldn't be too hard to spot them. Obviously they sell. But, do you know of anyone who uses them in performance, even to family and friends?


I obviously wouldn't use the card box. But you know, the deck itself was well made and the back design didn't look suspicious. If I still had mine (and I just might, at that!) I'd use it!

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I definitely remember these commercials from my youth (and already had had a Svengali deck purchased from a local magic/novelty shop so even as a kid I recognized them for what they were). So I never bought the TV version because I already had a sven deck of bikes. I did buy the little black plastic card box with which you could mysteriously cause a card to appear/disappear/change Smile Not sure if it was put out by the same guy but I believe it was advertised on TV in around the same timeframe.
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This weekend I saw the "TV Magic" cards at Target. Not just a Sven deck. But the actual TV Magic cards. They are now called Marshall Brodiens Magic Cards. And up in the corner of the package it said "The original TV Magic Cards" with the old TV Magic Cards logo. They also had his "Mystery Deck" (can't remember if that was the actual name) which I believe is a stripper deck.
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Not on TV but still for sale!

I have seen a Svengali deck for sale at a dollar store. They are not bikes but it's what you can buy with a buck!
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I used to have TV Magic Cards when I was a kid -- I think someone bought them for me and I never really used them much. They did have "TV Magic Cards" in red and white on the box. I've never really cared for the Svengali deck because I associate it too much with those Marshall Brodien tv commercials.
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On 2006-05-27 23:39, jlibby wrote:
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I obviously wouldn't use the card box. But you know, the deck itself was well made and the back design didn't look suspicious. If I still had mine (and I just might, at that!) I'd use it!

Joe L.
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The back design on my deck of TV Magic Cards has a little circle in the center with the words "TV Magic" in it. The words would be pretty hard for the casual spectator to read, I guess, and the design is not unattractive and looks not unlike other off-brand decks. But, to anyone who is familiar with these cards, they stand out. They're obviously not Bicycles! Smile
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