Originally released by Nick Trost in the 1970's, Mississippi Monte was a great example of how Trost could combine various card gimmicks and routines into a single (stronger) effect. In this one, he combines elements of the Deland Three Card Monte, with the Clipped Card monte effect. The result is quite good.
The original versions of this trick have been extremely hard to find, since about the 1980's, but in the early 2000's, Nick Trost struck a deal with L&L Publishing to re-issue many of his classic packets. And Mississippi Monte was one of those chosen for the re-issue collection.
The effect (in more detail) is this: magi shows four cards, Ace through Four in value, and places them in a facedown fan. The spectator tries to place a paperclip on the Ace but keeps clipping one of the other cards. To make it easier, one card is set aside, and the Ace is shown cleanly in the middle. But when the spectator clips that card, it ends up being one of the other cards. The Ace is on the table.
The Clipped Monte routine is a lot of fun for spectators, but has always had the drawback that spectators can figure it out if you do it a few times. But with the additional phases (and gimmicked cards) that Trost brings to the routine, make this entire effect a fooler.
Opened for photography, but in new and unused condition, complete with all props and original instruction sheet.
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