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Wildcard Miracles
by Frank Garcia


(1 review, 8 customer ratings) ★★★★★

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Wildcard Miracles by Frank Garcia

The first and most exceptional definitive study ever written on the Wild Card.

The classic miracle of the century and forerunner of all packet tricks is the Wild Card. Many of the routines have been closely guarded and found print for the very first time in this publication. Within the confines of these covers you will find revolutionary new routines, ideas and show stopping effects which are diabolically different, superbly written and magnificently illustrated.

When Frank Garcia speaks, all magicians listen. When Frank Garcia writes, everyone reads his books. When they see Frank Garcia perform they know that he is second to none. Frank Garcia was one of the finest all-around magicians in the world, with recognition from performing artists and writers of magic.

  • Foreword: The 'Basic' Wild Card Routine
  • Frank Garcia
  • Routine #1
  • Routine #2
  • Francis Carlyle's "Examine the Card"
  • The Jason Merle Over the Counter Miracle
  • Ever So Sleightly Different
  • For Magicians Only
  • Wild Card Outdone
  • Confusing But Amusing
  • The Magician's Magicians' Routine
  • Quick-Way Wild Card
  • Mix and Match
  • Anyone for Crazy Poker?
  • "Patter Lines"
  • Factory Rejects
  • Sleightless Version of the Wild Card
  • Flip's Dutch Treat
  • Bring Them Back Routine
  • Something Special
  • Routine for the Experts
  • Surprise Wild Card
  • The Mindreader's Wild Card
  • The Slydini Version of Wild Card
  • Japanese Wild Card
  • Bobby Baxter's Wild Card
  • Introducing Tom Ogden
  • High Jumper
  • Quickswitch
  • Flip Flash
  • Gary Alexander's Himber Wallet Wildcard
  • Coup de Grace
  • The Postage Stamp Mystery
  • Wild Card Goes Round
  • 7 Card Monte
  • The Pinnacle Routine
  • The Maximus Routine for the Experts
  • Wild, Wild Chicken
  • Epilogue and Thanks

1st edition 1977, 147 pages; 1st digital edition 2016, PDF 108 pages.
word count: 28322 which is equivalent to 113 standard pages of text

Reviewed by Amado Narvaez (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★   Date Added: Saturday 18 May, 2024

This book is a wonderful history of a packet card trick that took the magic world by storm in I think the 1960's. It found its way into the repertoires of many magicians--including the legendary Channing Pollock.