Originally published in David Acer's 1996 book, Natural Selections, the Swiss Pack routine was probably not performed by many, because it was very hard to make up the deck needed. Enter Aldo Colombini's Mamma Mia Magic, who put out the necessary deck with a booklet of instructions for the routine. Now there is no excuse for any magician to not be doing this routine, unless you refuse to perform memorable and effective card magic on principle. :-)
The effect: A card is selected, lost in the deck, and when the magician thumbs through the cards, one if found to have over a dozen holes punched through it. The card is turned faceup and it is the selected card. Magically, the card repairs itself back to a solid card (no holes). But for the big finish, the entire deck is now seen to have a BIG hole running right through it – through every card in the deck except the selected card.
This is strong, memorable magic that will set the performer apart from the rest of the pick-a-card crew. Takes some practice, but not as much as it should for such a strong effect. No difficult sleights, just need to get the routine down smoothly.
Brand new and unused. Original instruction booklet is included.
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