279: The Cardini Connection with Randy Pitchford

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279: The Cardini Connection with Randy Pitchford

Postby Scott Wells » March 3rd, 2016, 10:48 am

This week on The Magic Word, Randy Pitchford, nephew to Richard Valentine Pitchford (aka "Cardini"), talks about his uncle and tells some stories from family and friends about his uncle. He also talks about his acquisition of the Cardini memorabilia and how he set up the museum in the Magic Castle. Randy was a performer in the Close-Up Gallery and good friends with many of those in and around the Castle, including the late Bill and Irene Larsen. In fact, he was one of the very few who have been married in the Castle.

Randy has gone on to become successful in business and is the co-founder, CEO and President of Gearbox Software and resides in a suburb north of Dallas, Texas where he is building a home to rival Brookledge, the Larsen home in the Los Angeles area.

Oh, and he also talks about his most recent acquisition...Genii Magazine.

You can watch the videos, see some photos, read the blog, enter the new contest, listen to the podcast and download the MP3 file at: http://themagicwordpodcast.com/scottwel ... -pitchford

And congratulations to the winner of last week's contest for the Outerbridge Lecture Bundle (valued at $135): Richard Tremblay!
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Re: 279: The Cardini Connection with Randy Pitchford

Postby Tom Frame » March 3rd, 2016, 12:19 pm

Scott Wells wrote:Oh, and he also talks about his most recent acquisition...Genii Magazine.


What? Richard, is there something you'd like to tell us?

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Re: 279: The Cardini Connection with Randy Pitchford

Postby Brad Henderson » March 3rd, 2016, 2:03 pm

heard this rumor a couple weeks ago. I guess now we know.

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Re: 279: The Cardini Connection with Randy Pitchford

Postby Steve Bryant » March 3rd, 2016, 2:10 pm

Did he buy Dustin as part of the deal?

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Re: 279: The Cardini Connection with Randy Pitchford

Postby Dustin Stinett » March 3rd, 2016, 2:20 pm

I'm priced by the pound.

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Re: 279: The Cardini Connection with Randy Pitchford

Postby John Signa » March 3rd, 2016, 2:46 pm

And still a bargain. ;)

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Re: 279: The Cardini Connection with Randy Pitchford

Postby Brad Jeffers » March 3rd, 2016, 9:46 pm

Enjoyed this podcast.

I had placed a bid on Cardini's watch.

I was outbid by about $7000. :oops:

Maybe I will win the Peau Doux card. :)

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Re: 279: The Cardini Connection with Randy Pitchford

Postby Richard Kaufman » March 3rd, 2016, 10:26 pm

I would say that you should consider another line of collecting. It's going to be hard to compete for Cardini stuff.
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Re: 279: The Cardini Connection with Randy Pitchford

Postby Gary Brown » February 25th, 2017, 1:22 am

just posted an interesting bit of Cardini memorabilia along with a touch of history on the throwing card blog:

http://throwingcards.blogspot.com/2017/02/cardinis-birthday-his-fanning-card-and.html?m=1

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