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Shalin
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I just go to a baseball card shop and buy the single card protectors that they sell and keep my packet tricks inside of them. They are cheap and I hold one packet trick in each one.

-Shalin
Chris Miller
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Dano - I like your idea, but would be concerned with the block of cards being too big if I added additional packets. Are any of the packet tricks you stock in the deck oddballs, like color monte, sidewalk shuffle, eye exam? If so, ever gotten questions as to why they are in the deck?
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As far as the block of cards, the size is not that critical. Mine is about 3/4 of the full deck size and leaves much room for the packet tricks. Just be sure to glue 1 blue and 1 red backed on opposite sides, that way you are set for either color with one block. No, I don't use it for "Specialty Cards", cause it is obvious they are special and would not be in a regular deck anyway. BTW, I did get questioned once, that's why I took them out. My technique works as both a storage medium as well as a "Convincer". 2 for 1 Huh?
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Cory Gallupe
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http://www.misdirections.com has some very, very cheap packet wallets. But they are plastic. Look at the acessories page and scroll down.
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I don't believe that the "perfect", one size fits all, case exists. This is such a personal item that it would be best if you had a custom made wallet to fit your style and requirements.

Me....I will continue to look and consult with the guru. Smile
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This is my current solution. photos 2-5.

http://www.theambitiouscard.com/wallets/samples.pl

a unique wallet with three compartments.
one of which is kind of "top secret" and hard to see.

underneath is a secret whatcha-ma-callit that holds out a card.

I like it becuase it's not a one-trick-pony. It can be used for packet tricks
or other functions.

And I very much like the elegant design.
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Mike Brezler
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Harry and Dano,

Great ideas for packet tricks. I am going to use them.

Thanks,
Mike
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On 2003-06-18 10:40, Ty Argo wrote:
Magic Methods sells a Deluxe Card Wallet that has spots for 18 Packet tricks. I have one and it hold all my packet tricks, plus extra business cards. You can find it online at the following link about 1/3 [actually a little less than 1/2] down the page. Good price too. Check it out.

http://www.magicmethodsonline.com/cmagic.html

(Yes, I know this is an old thread!)

I bought one of these years ago and love it...the front and back pockets have room for instruction sheets and each pocket can hold up to 8 or so cards. I'd love to get another, but Magic Methods lists theirs as no longer working with Poker-size cards. Is anyone aware of something similar that will hold Poker-size cards? So far the only thing even remotely similar I've found are the following...they have 40 card pockets (2 5/8" x 3 5/8"), but don't have the front and back pockets:

http://bit.ly/MBaqhs

I appreciate any ideas or suggestions!

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If the link in my previous post doesn't show the search results, try this:

http://bit.ly/N1TRy2

This is what it should link to:

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pabloinus
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I bought something similar for baseball cardsmin Toys R Us . it has pages with 4 pockets, I think it has 10 or 12 pages
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That sounds like the same thing...how well does it work?
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Bill Hegbli
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Boy, I have been here an done that! Remember in the 1980's when packet tricks were all the rage. Well I had my share and a lot of them was really good. So how to carry them. When the Magic Methods multi pocket wallet came out, I bought 2, and found that they did not work for using at showing close-up magic. The wallet was to large to put in any pocket. The the real massive problem of trying to keep track of what packet trick was in which pocket. After a while, you can forget, what the trick is even suppose to be, or is there anything else you need beside the packet of playing cards.

I finally just went back to the individual folding card holder. This makes more sense when you want to pull out a packet trick and perform it, then simply put back in the holder. I found they are hard to find on the Internet, but that was my solution. Some holders are different colors and you put all the necessary with the cards on the other side, or another of your favorite packet card tricks.

Later I actually wrote a note to myself with the name of the trick and put it behind the cards. That way I know exactly what is in there.

I still have about 10 cards from that large multi pocket carrier I don't know which trick they go to. Another problem is some packet tricks use the same type of treated cards.

Color Monte, I just made one up with regular cards and use the finale card from the original cards. Then I just put that with a deck I am using. Color Monte still kills!
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Randy B
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I just picked up an Aluma Wallet XL from Walmart to hold packet tricks, so far seems to work well
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If you scroll down to the bottom of this thread you'll find a great, inexpensive alternative to the individual vinyl holder:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......orum=201
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For a somewhat more classy appearance try a leather credit card holder. Many brands avail. Thin. Actually bought mine at the Winn so the logo gives it a different "no magical" look. Slim .simple, folds open to reveil contents. 3 pockets on each side. Two that hold cards visible and one (in back) large enough that the entire cards are concealed. Perfect fit for poker sized cards.
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I had an Aluma wallet but it must be the normal version because the cards were too big for it.
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