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Magical Dimensions
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I am looking for a wallet that you can load a card into your hand, as you openly place that card into the wallet.
The effect "Thunder and Lightning" from the book Simply Harkey has the unloading as you load. I have the La paul wallet, but that something inside makes it immpossible to place a card in the wallet and steal it at the same time.
I want to hold the wallet in my hand, and place their signed card into the wallet. Then hand them the wallet to hold on to. While I have their card palmed.

Thanks for any help
Ray
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I suppose you could take a normal wallet and put a slit inside one of the pockets, so that as the card is placed in the compartment it is actually being pushed out of the slit into a plam position. Then you have the problem of letting them open up the wallet because they might see the slit. Does anyone know if a specific wallet exists for this purpose?

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Can't you just do this from a standard Mullica wallet?

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This may sound kind of simplistic but couldn't you just turn a double lift showing the signed card, Turn it face down and load the indifferent card into the wallet.
Now when they open the wallet they will find an indifferent card. Of course you could make this indifferent card a blank facer. Explaining that the signed card has
"Disappeared".
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I think Brent has a clever idea there with the blank card. Perhaps taking it one step further would be effective: write the words, "My Favorite Card" on the blank. Load it (presumably the spec's signed selection) in the wallet, via dbl T.O.

Now do a Braue reversal, secretly reversing the spec's card in the center of the deck and table the deck face up. Say, "I'm going to magically find my favorite card!" Do a magic gesture and spread the deck to reveal one card is face down at center. Remove it and turn it face up to reveal...the spectator's selection!

Have the spec open the wallet and remove the card--"My Favorite Card!"

It has potential.

It's also not what Ray asked for, though. I think either a Mullica or a Himber or a Bendix would serve the original stated purpose...
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Thanks for the info. I didn't want to spend $$$$$$ on another wallet and not be able to use it for "Thunder and Lightning". The reason why I don't do a double lift as braunmagic stated is because of the effect I am going for.

You rip a card in half. Without showing the face of the card, you slip one half into your wallet, and a woman slips the other into her wallet. The woman chooses and signs a card. The card is slowly pushed into the center of the deck, and the deck set aside. You both open your wallets and pull out your individual haves of the torn card. The halves turn out to be the signed selection.

Thanks again for the info.
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