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Bill McCaffrey's Prize Winner--later called Premonition. (p.23)
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Yet more examples of the great material to be found in the old (relatively speaking) books. Compare that treasure trove with today's one-trick DVDs. The wannabes rush to buy the latest DVD or download a YouTube, while the pros keep rereading the classics.
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I was soooo pleased to find this recently at Daytona Magic. It sat quietly on the shelf and I smiled the moment I saw it. I had been very upset with myself for not buying a copy I saw last year at LaRocks. I regretted it as soon as I drove off.

There really are a number of great ideas. Thanks for the "favorites" list. It's a joy to still be able to find these "gems".


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ANY book by JG Thompson is worth its weight in gold! My Best, The Miracle Makers, the Top Secrets books--Gold, Gold, GOLD!
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On 2009-11-22 22:53, Scott F. Guinn wrote:
ANY book by JG Thompson is worth its weight in gold! My Best, The Miracle Makers, the Top Secrets books--Gold, Gold, GOLD!

Scott,
I totally agree with you !!!
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The effect is the important thing, how you achieve it is not.......
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From where I my get the book?
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Richard Hatch at H&R Magic Books ships internationally:

http://www.magicbookshop.com/product_inf......id=12669
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OOh, that Dick Tracy trick is loads of fun!
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I published a full table of contents listing for "My Best" at:

http://magicref.tripod.com/bookssz/thompsonbest.htm

It includes brief descriptions of each effect as well.

I really enjoy J.G. Thompson's writing style.
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Wow, that's a very useful resource, particularly with the effect descriptions.

Thanks for making that annotated table of contents available!
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On 2009-11-21 20:26, landmark wrote:
Bill McCaffrey's Prize Winner--later called Premonition. (p.23)


This is a fantastic trick. Do you actually use this?

Best,

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I thought posters in this thread might be interested to learn that the hit effect "Tag" (by Chastain and Mason) appears to be an only slightly modified version of a J.J. Kolar effect published in "My Best".
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Page 99 My Best Trick (George McAthy): a mental card effect in which the magician doesn't touch the deck

The above is my favorite... magician fooler....
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Has it ever failed you?
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On 2013-09-20 14:33, J M Talbot wrote:
Page 99 My Best Trick (George McAthy): a mental card effect in which the magician doesn't touch the deck

The above is my favorite... magician fooler....


Ironic that it is a magician fooler. But yes it is very deceptive
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Any actual book / ebook version available?
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I just bought a hardcover edition of ebay.

The softcover is still widely available
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On 2013-12-10 05:07, Magic-Daniel wrote:
I just bought a hardcover edition of ebay.

The softcover is still widely available


Thanks for telling
Most memorable moment - with Maestro Juan Tamariz & Consuelo Lorgia in FISM Busan 2018.

"Being fooled by a trick doesn't always mean they are having a good time" - Homer Liwag

https://hhpresents.com/
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There is a fellow selling copies over on the genii board.
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A pdf version is available at lybrary.com $9.50

This attracted my attention when a review of Di Fatta's "Mathematical Genius" dice said there are two improved routines and uses of the dice described in "My Best"
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