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Signed card

Postby Duane Williams » October 28th, 2009, 8:17 pm

I am looking for a signed card to a sealed card box routine. Any leads. Thanks

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Re: Signed card

Postby Jonathan Townsend » October 28th, 2009, 8:53 pm

Would the John Kennedy box work for you?
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Re: Signed card

Postby Henley » October 29th, 2009, 4:54 am

I believe there is a Shawn Farquar effect out there somewhere. I saw Cyril do it, and heard Farquar get angry...

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Re: Signed card

Postby Curtis Kam » October 29th, 2009, 7:15 am

The original apears to be George Schindler's "Sealed Surprise", which George sells via Showbiz magic.

After that, people have performed either that method, or their own improvements or variations. Some are commercially available, and most are not. Sean Farquar's is not.

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Re: Signed card

Postby Jonathan Townsend » October 29th, 2009, 8:27 am

Beyond the obvious use of something to serve as a slide, it's really down to the cellophane and orgami (and maybe something sticky)- so what's the biggie?

The Schindler item appeared before 1980 just at the time the Jennings coin into beercan was published.

As to routines - aside from the obvious, trite, cliche and mostly unworkable theme of "time travel" which most simply can't pull off ... it's not a trivial sell and you might want to start by sending them a sealed deck which you accept from them and leave on the table - using Gertner's Gravity Switch or similar to get the work done when the time comes. And yes that still leaves the basic theme and hooks for your routine blank but hey it's your act and only you know what works for your audiences when you perform.

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Re: Signed card

Postby Richard Kaufman » October 29th, 2009, 10:59 am

Michael Weber was pulling a borrowed item out of the prize packet inside a sealed crackerjack box in the late 1970s.
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Re: Signed card

Postby Jonathan Townsend » October 29th, 2009, 2:14 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:Michael Weber was pulling a borrowed item out of the prize packet inside a sealed crackerjack box in the late 1970s.


Did he even publish his method?

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Re: Signed card

Postby Richard Kaufman » October 29th, 2009, 2:47 pm

No, he did not publish his method. Neither has Mac King.
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