MyMagic eNewsletter #910
March 6, 2021
The Sleeper rising card gimmick and the P.O. Boxes in the last newsletter sold out within an hour, so I ordered more. They should arrive early next week. If you don’t want to miss out, you can sign up for notifications.
The first version for Unbelievalope was just a variation of David Regal’s Special Delivery using a redesigned Sam Berland envelope that was originally released in 1937 as the Devil Dollar. I felt at the time that David’s version was much better, especially for close-up since it used regular looking window envelopes. …Was that polite?
However, the new version 2.0 of the trick added a third envelope to the set that included a built-in index for multiple outs in the back which made it a different effect using the same visual system created by Berland.
The large kraft envelope looks much more natural in stand-up presentations and the routine is now an excellent stand-up opener where you have someone in the audience name one of the up to thirteen outs that are possible and immediately remove it from the envelope to prove your prediction was correct.
The self-contained kraft window envelope allows you to show a playing card, piece of paper, or any such object inside and be able to visually switch it for any of the hidden outs (easily have 10-13) inside… making an excellent and direct prediction effect.
The manufacturer accurately describes the effect this way: “A prediction is clearly in view inside the envelope window. It could be a note, a playing card, a bill, or billet. It can then be switched — undetected, seamlessly, and invisibly. The spectator can be burning your hands — and they still will not see it happen.”
Watch and buy: HERE
Although I don’t know Blake Vogt what he creates with paper is scary. His brain and a piece of paper can be a dangerous combination, but luckily, he uses his skills for good. He manages to solve magic problems that we have all struggled with our entire lives with very elegant paper folding solutions. His Invisible Card and Number 4 Envelopes are prime examples which I can’t keep in stock.
An ingenious 12-out system where you perform a very fair invisible deck routine with the last imaginary card being folded into quarters by the spectator and placed into your fist, which has been in full view since the beginning. When you open your fist the card becomes visible and is unfolded to show it is the selection.
As performed by Blake Vogt close-up, on stage, and for millions of people live on the FOX New Year’s Eve Countdown. No switches. No setup. No reset.
Watch and buy: HERE
►Back in stock:
►Number 4 Envelope: HERE
Stay safe, Meir
PS: Was sorry to hear that Sol Stone passed away this week. The last time we were together was right before the pandemic and we shot an interview (HERE) and a video of the original version of Radical Dice (HERE). He was a great and supportive person who had a magical touch with everything he did.