Conjuring Credits

The Origins of Wonder

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The Sloppy Card Trick

The basis of this trick, which appears in Harry Loryane's Close-up Card Magic, 1962, p. 42, can be found in “A Pocket Card Trick,” described by Will Avis in his “Tricks for All” column in Will Goldston's The Magician, Vol. 5 No. 4, Mar. 1909, p. 43. Avis describes the trick done with only five cards and gives no credit. It is unclear if all the tricks presented in this column were claimed as original, but it seems so.