Early Trost packet effect, from about 1974. I remember buying this for my own repertoire when I was a teenage magician, and I still use it every now and then, because as far as gimmicked versions of the classic Vernon Twisting routine, this one remains the best, bar none. It does not have any of the fancy climax pahses, where cards change color or change value. Like the Professor's original routine, it is simple, pure magic. And Trost's use of the specially printed gaffs (from Haines) makes the handling very clean and convincing -- it is a lesson in gaffed card handling by an undisputed card genius.
One by one, the aces turn over in the packet of (only) four cards. Faces and backs are seen throughout. It is very clean. So clean I don't even mind performing it with the Aviator bridge cards that it was issued with!
Well, I came across one more set of these in a lot of ex-dealer inventory -- it is unused and complete as issued in the package envelope with original instruction sheet. I already have a back-up set of this trick, so I am offering this beauty to the another smart collector and performer who wants to also enjoy this masterpiece of gaffed card magic.
Complete with original cards (which handle great still), the original instructions and packaging envelope. This set of cards is in like new, MINT condition. Probably the nicest set I have come across, since 1974 when I bought my first set new from my local magic dealer!
Very hard to find now, as it did not get included when many of the other more popular Trost items were re-issued about 10 years ago. Collector alert!
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