I found Jon Racherbaumer's discussion of "Gifts" rather interesting. Until, that is, the very end. If he had indeed felt that Eddie Fields deserved credit for the "Princess Card Trick" being published in The Jinx 75th anniversary tribute, then he should just have included his name in the "billing" of the effect. But to claim he was showing love and gratitude by giving him the "gift" of conferring "all credit to him," and THEN letting everyone know in his column that the effect was really his and his name was being left off because he was being nice - well that just didn't hit me right.
If, indeed, it was a gift, then just let it be a gift. Let Eddie Fields have the billing and step out of the picture. Let him accept the applause. But to make sure everyone knew that it was really his effect, to me, tarnished the gift idea completely. Smacks of egotism for sure. So disappointing.