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Signed card

Posted: October 28th, 2009, 8:17 pm
by Duane Williams
I am looking for a signed card to a sealed card box routine. Any leads. Thanks

Re: Signed card

Posted: October 28th, 2009, 8:53 pm
by Jonathan Townsend
Would the John Kennedy box work for you?
There's a new one out using the cardcase

Re: Signed card

Posted: October 29th, 2009, 4:54 am
by Henley
I believe there is a Shawn Farquar effect out there somewhere. I saw Cyril do it, and heard Farquar get angry...

http://is.gd/4GTvp

Re: Signed card

Posted: October 29th, 2009, 7:15 am
by Curtis Kam
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.

Re: Signed card

Posted: October 29th, 2009, 8:27 am
by Jonathan Townsend
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.

Re: Signed card

Posted: October 29th, 2009, 10:59 am
by Richard Kaufman
Michael Weber was pulling a borrowed item out of the prize packet inside a sealed crackerjack box in the late 1970s.

Re: Signed card

Posted: October 29th, 2009, 2:14 pm
by Jonathan Townsend
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?

Re: Signed card

Posted: October 29th, 2009, 2:47 pm
by Richard Kaufman
No, he did not publish his method. Neither has Mac King.