X Marks The Card

by Real McCoy
(Rossville, Ga.)

This is one of the best cards tricks ever to be invented please do not share the secret with people who are not magicians!


THE PREPARATION: Go to an artist supply shop and buy a can of "Spray Adhesive" I suggest "3M Super 77". Take a Joker out of a deck of cards and lightly spray it's face with a coat of the adhesive. On the back of the Joker make a large X with a black market pen.


Place the other Joker that comes with the deck on the bottom of the pack and place your gimmicked Joker on top of that Joker at the very bottom of the deck.


Place the cards back in the box and place the pack in your pocket. You are now set to show one of the best card tricks ever!


TIP: It is imperative to prove that you do not have a stooge helping you do this trick, so when picking out an assistant throw out a balloon or some object for someone to catch at random.


THE EFFECT / SECRET: When you have the assistant, ask him or her to shuffle an imaginary deck of cards then take a card out of the imaginary deck. Using an imaginary pen ask them to mark the card with an X and put the card back in the deck. Finally ask them to put the deck back into the imaginary box. This process usually causes a few laughs!


Have the assistant throw you the imaginary deck and as you reach into the air, pull down your deck of cards (that you have been holding all the time). Don't worry too much about palming the deck just sort of reach up into the air and pretend to grab your deck of cards from space.


Show the deck of cards still in the case and before you take the cards from the case ask the assistant what card they put the X on. Let's assume it was the Six of Diamonds. Hold the deck face up in your left hand. The audience will see a Joker on the bottom of the deck, do not bring attention to it but make sure they see that a Joker is the bottom card.


Fan through the cards until you reach the Six of Diamonds all the while making sure you keep it face up. Take the six of diamonds and place it on the bottom of the deck on top of the gimmicked Joker. You will find that it will stick to the gimmicked Joker real well (it is easy to take the cards apart when you are finish showing the trick).


Close up the deck leaving the deck face up with the Six of Diamonds showing on the bottom. Take the Six of Diamonds off the deck and throw it on the table, it will stay attached to the gimmicked Joker perfectly.


The audience will see a Joker still on the bottom of the deck so they have no reason to suspect anything funny is going on. Take the card from the table and slowly turn it over to reveal the X on the back of the card.


This is one of the best card tricks ever to be invented and if you perform it right you will baffle everybody who sees you do it. Enjoy!

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Jun 03, 2013
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Pirates GOLD NEW
by: Anonymous

Treasure...you could pretend the card is a treasure chest

Jun 25, 2012
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horrible! NEW
by: esoma

I don't like to use too much thing for a card trick. So I really really hate it!

Jul 30, 2011
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good trick but . . .
by: Anonymous

Thats a great trick but i dont like using gimmicked cards :(

Jul 15, 2011
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Sweet
by: John

i nned a video to learn every trick i learn but u explained it so well that even i didn't need a video to learn that!

Sep 28, 2010
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Cool
by: Aspiring Magician

Pretty cool, thanks. I think I will use that in the future. I hope to do illusion professionally one day and am already pretty good with card tricks. As an aspiring magician and card enthusiast, thanks.

Apr 28, 2010
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NICE
by: Anonymous

great trick, can't wait to try it out( if only i could find a sub for the spray...)

Feb 15, 2010
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EXCELLENT
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Nice and clean. Thank you for sharing.

Feb 12, 2010
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AWESOME
by: Ace of Spades

Cool trick!

Jan 06, 2010
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by: Anonymous

frigin wiked

Dec 13, 2009
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Tips...
by: Anonymous

I just have to tell you that magicians are fooled by this superb effect. I keep doing it for my brother and he thinks it is one of the best card effects he has ever seen. I showed it to a few magicians and they thought they knew how it was done, but when I picked up their card, and threw it on the table, they were amazed. I have an improvement for you. When you store the effect, use the extra card with advertising to keep the card from sticking to the box. The second is to jog the card about 1/16th of an inch to allow easy detachment of the card from the sticky joker. This has made it very easy for me. After several times of doing the effect, I am re-setting in 20 seconds.

Jun 13, 2009
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Some Suggestions
by: Mr Misterious

1 When the spectator shuffles the invisible deck give him an invisible black marker pen to make the X, make a black mark on the palm of your hand and tellthe spectator to be more careful handling thr marker.
2. pretend that the spectator has dropped one of the invisible cards, pickm it up and give it back to the spectator to be shuffled into the deck

May 06, 2009
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Cool
by: Magical Moe

I have'nt tried it but it souds amazing. Good creativity...

Mar 29, 2009
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x marks the card
by: Anonymous

it is a amazing trick

Mar 14, 2009
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Superior Effect!
by: Paul Hilko

I followed your instructions and prepared the deck. I did it twice for my wife who is my best critic and she loved it. Later I performed it for a few select friends then took it the the local S.A.M. Assembly 172 and it was impressive.

A few asked how it was done and the method was NEW to them. Remember we are aging a little in our club. The effect works so smooth, one of my friends bough the other deck I prepared and could not believe how well it worked.

Thank you for a great effect that will work well close-up or parlor.

Mar 13, 2009
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So nice
by: Debayan

Its wawesome ! keep up !Add more tricks.

Feb 21, 2009
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Great trick, I have a thought though
by: iLLuminaTi

I have been doing a very similar trick for many years. I do one thing a little different(you might find this helpful) Instead of using the adhesive try using glue sticks. Just a thin layer around the front of the joker will do. Same effect, a little easier and it is instantly ready to perform again.

Jan 30, 2009
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awesom
by: Anonymous

awesome

Jan 22, 2009
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Thanks
by: The Real McCoy

Thanks all you guys and gals for the nice compliments about the tricks that I have contributed, I will continue to add more tricks in the near future so be sure to check this site often.
Regards The Real McCoy

Jan 19, 2009
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need video!
by: Anonymous

hey mate your a good performer and i like to watch you, sooooo post a quick video of this trick, and then we all can understand.

thanks

Jan 19, 2009
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cool
by: Anonymous

Very easy but amazing!!

Jan 19, 2009
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X marks the card
by: Great Dane

This is a great trick! I cannot wait to give it a try. It's so simple, yet mysterious. Thanks.

Jan 18, 2009
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Smart Invention!!
by: Leo

I get the idea but i don't really understand how it works at certain parts could you maybe have a quick post of the video showing the just the trick? Cheers

Jan 18, 2009
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x mars the card
by: Anonymous

well this seems a good trick but if it a video it will be better thnx again

Jan 18, 2009
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Excellent!
by: Barry Gage

Well done mate, I have always tried to avoid 'special' decks, prefering to work with un-tampered decks or simple gaffed cards. Your effect frees up the need to switch decks in performance and keeps things less complicated. Bloody marvellous!!!

Jan 02, 2009
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Exactly my thoughts...
by: Simon

John, that is exactly the trick I thought of when reading this. Cool trick with a normal deck and similar effect!

Jan 02, 2009
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Very Good
by: John

That is just almost exactly like the Invisible Deck. I do not carry my I D around with me but I can carry an ordinary deck of cards. Very well done.

Jan 02, 2009
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WOW
by: Simon

Very cool trick. Thanks for sharing and for all the tricks you have added to FreeMagicTricks4u, much appreciated!

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