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johnbpulley55

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Has any one heard of a deck of Houdini deck of cards? It comes with a trick that he had fooled every one with. Its a limited edition deck and it comes with 2 extra cards, one is the gimmicked card you'll need and the other is a story that he used on one side and the other side it the secret of the trick. Snapshot_20200621.jpg the aces looks like:

Snapshot_20200621_1.jpg   and on the side of the box is this:

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The story goes:

The tag line "He fooled Houdini" came about from my having fooled him in Chicago back in 1919. I fooled 6 or 8 times with a version of the Ambitious Card. I had  him initial one card on the face and then  turned it face down and very slowly placed it under the top card.... making it the second card down. And then very slowly turned over the top card and it was his initialed card back on top. I did this over and over and I remember Houdini kept saying " You must be using two cards," but I kept pointing out the fact that he initialed the card, and I would have had no way of duplicating it on a similar card. Sam Margules was there at the time and he said, "Harry, admit it--you're fooled" Well Harry  would never admit that anyone could fool him, but I have a letter from Bess Houdini in which she stated that he had been fooled.

I thought it was a trick that Houdini had been doing, at least that's what Amazon had said, but the person that did this & fooled Houdini was Dai Vernon.

its a good trick and it uses a special card that us Magicians call a "DOUBLED BACK" card




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im sorry for the pictures being large like that, I don't know how to adjust the sizing.
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For anyone interested, this deck can be purchased from The Magic Apple.  They were involved in marketing the deck originally and as such, should be given due respect.  Their website indicates they have limited stock on hand at this time.

http://themagicapple.com/all-magic/42/520/P-the-houdini-deck

I think John meant Jokers and not Aces in reference to the photos above.  I can see some patter opportunities with the Joker design.
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yes i meant jokers
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