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ed rhodes
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I got a letter in the mail. It has no return address but the cancellation mark on the stamp says it's from New York City (but the last two digits of the zip code are not printed). In the envelope was a little red envelope. In the little red envelope was four red-backed playing cards. All nines. AND, just to make it creepier, they're "left handed" nines; i.e., the nines are in the upper RIGHT hand corner of each card!

Am I in the opening moment of some bizarre Japanese horror film? Or is this some weird scam that everyone knows about but me?
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
balducci
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So ... what did the envelope / letter contain?
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balducci
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Actually, a member of the Café (from NY, it would appear, and I'm sorry but I have temporarily forgotten his Café identity) made an offer a while back to send left handed cards (e.g., like a set of 4 left handed 10s) to people who requested them. I received a set of these cards myself, just a week or two back.

Did you do the same and forget about it? Maybe you got the special envelope, supposing that he had run out of the cards themselves (assuming there were no cards in your envelope)?
Make America Great Again! - Trump in 2020 ... "We're a capitalistic society. I go into business, I don't make it, I go bankrupt. They're not going to bail me out. I've been on welfare and food stamps. Did anyone help me? No." - Craig T. Nelson, actor.
ed rhodes
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OK, that must have been it. The memory is not what it used to be and it's possible I'd requested the cards out of curiousity and just forgot.
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
balducci
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I misread your original post and the bit about the small red envelope containing the four cards. Clearly what you received is what I described. To be honest when I received my cards, at first I was also puzzled by them. But I soon remembered that I had signed up for a 'freebie' cards offer some weeks before.

Thanks to the sender and like generous magic-minded individuals.
Make America Great Again! - Trump in 2020 ... "We're a capitalistic society. I go into business, I don't make it, I go bankrupt. They're not going to bail me out. I've been on welfare and food stamps. Did anyone help me? No." - Craig T. Nelson, actor.
rossmacrae
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Don't use the cards in any trick, or you'll get a call that just says "you have seven days".
MagicSanta
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Four left handed cards in a red envelope is an old voodoo curse. Don't worry, it won't effect you if you avoid electronic devices.
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Mine too arrved the same way except I had 5 aces, hearts, clubs,diamonds and 2 spades .All left handed cards.
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