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Andy Young
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What is your favorite card effect and where can it be found?

Mine is Numero Uno by Harry Lorayne. Found in his Classic Collection vol 3. Just a quick entertaining effect that kills when done properly.

Just a quick thanks Harry for giving that one away.

So what is yours?
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I have always liked the various version of the Ambitious Card. Daryl does a particularly good one.
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I love John G's Mr E Takes a Stroll! It can be found in his amazing book One Degree.
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I guess the Ghost Card is my favourite. It's not to short, there's some comedy, several effects and a good climax.
But a good card to pocket is so entertaining...

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The Miracle Worker Returns from Exclusive Card Secrets by Frank Garcia.
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If using NO GAFFED cards, I would go with a trick I learned from an ALDO VD called JUST JOKING.
The effect, in case I butchered the name, is any blue two cards are seen to be placed between 3 red back jokers. These vanish and are found by a red back joker that has flipped over in the middle fo the deck. On each side is ofcourse the 2 selections.
Normal handling is fine, but with some palming and of moves, it seems totally impossible!
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Total Card Matching Routine from Subtle Card Creations Volume 3 (by the late Nick Trost). I am normally a FASDIU guy, but this effect changed that in some ways.
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Out of this world does it for me.
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Cheek to cheek by Oz Pearlman is a very nice effect that involves the spectator choosing a card and then having it lost in the deck. then, you shuffle the deck, but half of the deck is face up, half face down. Their card is now thoroughly lost in the deck. You then transform the deck so that every single card is face down except for theirs. Smile I find it to be quite good, however, it does use a gimmick deck.

Cannibal card by Kevin Reylecks is also very good. You have a spectator choose and sign a card and then loose it in the deck after introducing a "cannibal card" that attacks and eats other cards(must be a face card). the cannibal card is also lost. you fan the deck after a few cuts and one card has a corner bitten out. You then show that it is their signed card. the cannibal card is found next to it. You then rip open the cannibal card(showing its stomach) and see that the missing piece is inside the cannibal card. also very effective. This trick doesn't use a gimmick deck, however, their is a bit of preparation with the cards. Smile

Both of these are sold by Penguin Magic
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On 2013-05-07 15:56, george1953 wrote:
Out of this world does it for me.


George, I agree: If you're doing something impromptu, under the right circumstances (especially with someone else's deck), Out of This World can't be beat.
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Arthur, when you do this with a borrowed deck its just an imposible outcome, I love it and have been doing it for over 30 years.
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Bill Goodwin's "Hold the Mayo".
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On 2013-05-07 17:13, george1953 wrote:
Arthur, when you do this with a borrowed deck its just an imposible outcome, I love it and have been doing it for over 30 years.


ever seen eugene burgers version? whats your take on it compared to the orig version?
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The very first card trick I always do and have for a long time is Chicago Opener.
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*obligatory post saying lists of 'favorites' and 'the best' are futile and infinetely subjective according to performers' 'style'*
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I agree with Byrnes. One can list their favorites, but the best card trick will differ with different people. I'm positive that the card trick that I feel is my best wouldn't be true for someone else.
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The fingertip cardtrick by Dai Vernon
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Jack Carpenter's two card transo 'Touch My Heart" has been killing for me.
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On 2013-05-08 14:21, R.E. Byrnes wrote:
*obligatory post saying lists of 'favorites' and 'the best' are futile and infinetely subjective according to performers' 'style'*


I don't think so. The purpose I had was to find out some effects others like and where to locate them if they spark my interest. This is just a fun topic. It also lets people see the diversity in the field.
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"I agree with Byrnes. One can list their favorites, but the best card trick will differ with different people. I'm positive that the card trick that I feel is my best wouldn't be true for someone else."


Actually, I don't agree with me. I find the refrain about the futility of "bests" and "favorites" to be kind of silly.
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