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Buffalo McKinley

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Hello!

How do you carry small stacks of cards so they are ready to go?

For example, I just learned "8 Card Brainwave".  I was thinking a small envelope for 8 cards would be ideal.  Do small envelopes the size of playing cards exist?  If so, where would I find them?

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Yep, they do. They're called coin envelopes. Look at Office Max, Office Depot, or the like. Probably even Amazon. Another option for carrying packet tricks, and the one I use, are business card holders, or packet trick wallets.

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I thought from the title you might be asking about envelopes you might use for a LePaul Wallet, but I guess you are just talking about a nice wallet to hold the cards.
As AV said, business card holders are available large enough to hold playing cards.  Take a card with you to the store if in doubt.  Personally, I like to make my own out of leather.  I took up leatherworking as a hobby and have made lots of things for myself.  If I were you I'd stay away from paper envelopes as they will get scroungy looking in a short time.  That would only be good if you were trying to make them look antique.  In that case, the cards also should be weathered.
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Unless the envelope has something to do with the trick, this is a bad idea because it looks cheap. Get a small leather wallet. I carry several packet tricks in a small Z-fold wallet (it may be from Tenyo). Peter Kane had a great idea: put all your packet tricks in a deck of packet tricks and put them in a card case.
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I carry the cards for Solomon's "Power of Poker" wrapped in a $1 bill, in a money clip - it fits with the Las Vegas casino story I tell.  When I carry antique-looking cards for Max Maven's "Dead Man's Hand" I wrap them in a deliberately aged sheet of paper with a thin strip of leather tied around it.  If possible the container should be consistent with your presentation ... but if that's not feasible I agree with Ray and Bob - go with leather.
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One advantage to the business card holder idea, is that if you want to hand out your business cards, it gives you an excuse to get them out.
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Buffalo McKinley

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Thanks, everyone!

Has anyone used this....

JOL Packet Trick Wallet by Jerry O'Connell & PropDog

http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/11110
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RayJ

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I have heard nothing but good reviews of Jerry's wallets.
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I have bought some of these Card Wallets from Penguin. They are 75 cents and they are not the best but they can protect your packet tricks. They are similar to what some packet tricks come in when you buy them... 

http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/447





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John Bannon once showed me a metal RFID- protection wallet he bought on Amazon for $10. It has several individual compartments on each side where you could slide a packet. Plus it’s sturdy and protects the card sets.
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Around the house I use the coin envelopes. I've got them in a small box and labels on the flaps to make finding something easy.

I have some of the coin wallets like Luigimar suggested. Sometimes you can find ones that will have multiple card slots for 2 or 3 packets -- have to look around.

I've heard the Peter Kane idea Bob Farmer mentioned, and keep forgetting to try that.

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"Fun Card Wallet for Packet Tricks" available at Amazon. 

https://www.amazon.com/Fun-Wallet-Packet-Tricks-Pockets/dp/B01IXEQDQY/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=wallet+for+packet+card+tricks&qid=1557860049&s=gateway&sr=8-6-spell

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