Card Magic: What is your favorite sandwich effect?

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Card Magic: What is your favorite sandwich effect?

Postby David Thomas » August 10th, 2008, 5:05 pm

Hey I'm a sandwich fanatic and was wondering what everybody else's favorite sandwich effect is. Mine would have to be Mike Gallo's "Direct Jack Sandwich" or LJ's,"The Visitor".

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Re: Card Magic: What is your favorite sandwich effect?

Postby castawaydave » August 10th, 2008, 5:49 pm

"Out of Body Experience" by Daryl

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Re: Card Magic: What is your favorite sandwich effect?

Postby Harry Lorayne » August 10th, 2008, 5:57 pm

Well, I've been told that my One-Eyed Jack Sandwich, which I published in the early 1960s, started the sandwich craze. Don't know whether I want to accept the credit or the blame! HL

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Re: Card Magic: What is your favorite sandwich effect?

Postby Jeremy Newton » August 10th, 2008, 11:51 pm

castawaydave wrote:"Out of Body Experience" by Daryl


I've got to second that. Done properly, that looks like real magic. Great trick.

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Re: Card Magic: What is your favorite sandwich effect?

Postby RogueMD » August 11th, 2008, 9:25 am

"Chameleon Sandwich" by Doug Conn.
I open one of my sets with this AWESOME effect!

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Re: Card Magic: What is your favorite sandwich effect?

Postby jimmycards » August 11th, 2008, 10:27 am

Simon Aronson's "Among the Discards". Not the usual Sandwich but can be presented as one!
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Re: Card Magic: What is your favorite sandwich effect?

Postby Jonathan Townsend » August 11th, 2008, 12:15 pm

Is "the collectors" a sandwich effect?

- if so - the one using the pass to do the swap is my favorite.

not sure how to think about the visitor plot - without getting into fantasy sequences left out of an episode of the L word.
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Re: Card Magic: What is your favorite sandwich effect?

Postby David Thomas » August 11th, 2008, 12:21 pm

Sure collectors is a sandwiches effect. :D

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Re: Card Magic: What is your favorite sandwich effect?

Postby Gary Freed » August 11th, 2008, 12:26 pm

For pure visual magic, it's hard to beat "Monkey in the Middle".

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Re: Card Magic: What is your favorite sandwich effect?

Postby Kevin Wiese » August 12th, 2008, 2:38 pm

Harry Lorayne wrote: Well, I've been told that my One-Eyed Jack Sandwich, which I published in the early 1960s, started the sandwich craze. Don't know whether I want to accept the credit or the blame! HL


Coincidentally, One-Eyed-Jack Sandwich is the one I've been using lately.

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Re: Card Magic: What is your favorite sandwich effect?

Postby Harry Lorayne » August 13th, 2008, 12:35 pm

Good for you, Kevin. I don't know the other sandwich routines mentioned here so I can't comment about them, but I do know that my One-Eyed Jack Sandwich is just about as direct as you can get. I also never considered a "collector's" routine to be a "sandwich" effect, but I guess you can look at it that way. If you do, check out Ose's (Collector's) Addition in the Close-Up Card Magic section of THE CLASSIC COLLECTION, Vol. 1 - as I mention there, that may have been the start of the "collector's" concept. Best - HARRY LORAYNE.

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Re: Card Magic: What is your favorite sandwich effect?

Postby Kevin Wiese » August 13th, 2008, 3:20 pm

Harry Lorayne wrote: Good for you, Kevin. I don't know the other sandwich routines mentioned here so I can't comment about them, but I do know that my One-Eyed Jack Sandwich is just about as direct as you can get.


That's one of the reasons I started doing it. It is direct and could be considered a "Mystery Card" routine. An unknown card placed face down between the jacks to start the trick, turns out to be the card freely selected later. The selection could even be signed. One of my Favorites from Classic Collection.

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Re: Card Magic: What is your favorite sandwich effect?

Postby Mats Kjellstrom » August 13th, 2008, 4:28 pm

This is a very strong effect, New Jack City by John Bannon [SMOKE & MIRRORS] - (I think its a sandwich effect)

"Two cards are selected and lost in different parts of the deck. The four Jacks then find the selections in an impossible way."

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Re: Card Magic: What is your favorite sandwich effect?

Postby Chas Nigh » August 13th, 2008, 10:03 pm

Martin Nash has awonderful routine

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Re: Card Magic: What is your favorite sandwich effect?

Postby Jon Racherbaumer » August 14th, 2008, 1:07 pm

All of the versions mentioned are worth doing. That being said, I still think that one should routine several effects into a synergistic presentation. This was the rationale behind SYNERGISTIC SANDWICHES.

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Re: Card Magic: What is your favorite sandwich effect?

Postby John Carey » August 17th, 2008, 5:13 pm

Good call Jon.
Reinhard Mullers visible sandwich catch is a beauty that I use often. Convincing control works very nicely for the selection and control procedure in this.

Fishers search and destroy is another extremely strong approach based on a Larry Jennings routine from Richards Almanac, a collection of material I consider some of the strongest of the modern era. Hows Larrys book coming on Richard?

John Bannons fat city is a great way to end a series of sandwich effects. The whole deck appears in between the two jokers except for the selection. This was published in Smoke and mirrors.

An overlooked sandwich that is just lovely is Alex Elmsleys fiddle with the biddle in the middle from one of his complete works. This plays very strong with the layman.

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Re: Card Magic: What is your favorite sandwich effect?

Postby Rafael Benatar » August 19th, 2008, 4:45 pm

Visitor (Jennings)
Out of Body Experience (Daryl). See my version in Genii March 2004 titled "Fax".
Smiling Mule (Walton)
Martin Nash's stuff
Dingle Collectors (if Collector counts as a club sandwich)

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Re: Card Magic: What is your favorite sandwich effect?

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 19th, 2008, 5:16 pm

One of the best and most direct sandwich routines is in Heirophnt: Jon knows which one I'm talking about since he saw me do it 25 years ago!
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Re: Card Magic: What is your favorite sandwich effect?

Postby Philippe Billot » August 20th, 2008, 5:16 pm

Direct Ace X Ace by Ed Marlo (5 methods)in Hierophant N 6, 1971 ?

I have a question :

In Genii, Vol. 6, N 4, dec. 1941, page 126, Julian J. Proskauer writes about a sandwich trick created by Hugard named Slippery Sleuths but I don't find it in the Potter's Index.

Who know where and when this trick was published ?

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Re: Card Magic: What is your favorite sandwich effect?

Postby El Mystico » August 21st, 2008, 3:22 am

Pleased to see that someone else also rates Elmsley's Biddle with a Fiddle.
I think Ortiz's Beyond Sleight of Hand is also worth a mention.

And Armando Lucero has a very intereresting approach which can be seen on his Japanese TV appearance
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhSKc4veqCQ

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Re: Card Magic: What is your favorite sandwich effect?

Postby Ryan Matney » August 21st, 2008, 1:15 pm

With Jon Racherbaumer's suggestion in mind, I have been doing a two-phase routine for a few years now. Muller's 3-card Catch, lose the selection again and follow with Roy Walton's Mission Accompliced.

Michael Skinner had a 7 phase sandwich routine where the same selection is found over and over that first got me thinking along those lines.
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Re: Card Magic: What is your favorite sandwich effect?

Postby Curtis Kam » August 21st, 2008, 5:54 pm

Ryan, do you know whether that 7 phase routine of Skinner's ever saw print or video? I'm especially keen on this, since I've been doing a six-phase routine for many years, and even included it as the only card item in the "Palms of Steel" Video series. ("Sandwich Marathon" from "Palms of Steel 3: Silverado" in case anyone's interested)

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Re: Card Magic: What is your favorite sandwich effect?

Postby Ryan Matney » August 22nd, 2008, 1:39 pm

Curtis,

Skinner never published the sandwich routine to my knowledge but I learned it from a video made by a close friend of Skinner.
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Re: Card Magic: What is your favorite sandwich effect?

Postby cardstuntman » September 26th, 2008, 11:16 pm

I love the Visitor
I also like Aaron Fisher's Search and Destroy
I have my own version of Paul W. Cummins Collectors that I enjoy performing.

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Re: Card Magic: What is your favorite sandwich effect?

Postby Leo Jr » September 28th, 2008, 3:50 pm

Just a note If you use Mr Lorayne's One Eyed Jack Sandwich out of Classic Collections as I do be sure to use the Halo Cut it makes it a even better routine.

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Re: Card Magic: What is your favorite sandwich effect?

Postby AJM » September 28th, 2008, 4:11 pm

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Re: Card Magic: What is your favorite sandwich effect?

Postby A1exM » September 29th, 2008, 3:54 pm

smiling mule, easy


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