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The Emerald Mystery
by Warner Perry


(1 review, 3 customer ratings) ★★★

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The Emerald Mystery by Warner Perry

An incredible Nate Leipzig card effect, now redesigned with subtlety, instead of knuckle-busting sleight of hand. A deck of cards is genuinely shuffled. The spectator then chooses a suit and removes the corresponding thirteen cards from the deck. The performer chooses another suit and likewise removes his thirteen cards. The spectator places the top card of his packet on the bottom of his packet; the magician duplicates this procedure. The spectator places his next card face down on the table. The magician does likewise. The spectator then alternately places cards on the bottom of his packet and on the table, until he is left with just one card. The magician does the same with his packet. The remaining card is placed, reversed, somewhere within its respective packet. Rubber bands are placed around each packet to prevent any manipulation. At no time does the magician handle the spectator's cards. When the rubber bands are removed, the magician and spectator each deal the cards from the top of their packet, one at a time, face up on the table. Now get this ... the cards are found to correspond in numerical value ... even to the extent and location of the reversed card!

Use any deck. Cards may be examined at the finish.

"It had me fooled for years." - Tom Fitzgerald

"A very workable, fine effect." - Julian J. Proskauer

"Impossible. Skill required? None to speak of. You can't go wrong." - Lloyd E. Jones

2nd edition 1947, PDF 14 pages.
word count: 5340 which is equivalent to 21 standard pages of text

Reviewed by Robert Davison
★★★★★   Date Added: Saturday 18 July, 2020

Come on guys - be up front with your descriptions. This trick requires a 13 card setup from a second deck and a 13 card setup from the deck to be used. Way more involved than the description implies. This is why I always hesitate to buy written tricks like this. Also, the trick is only 8 pages, the rest is advertising.