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TerrorInt
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Get a shoe box. Throw incomplete decks in there. Now you have a whole lot of spares for replacing the ruined cards.
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I use them for gaff cards. Cutting them up and using them for specialty tricks. Don't toss them ever!
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Keep them, you will need them one day.
MadLad Designs
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If you ruin the face then you can glue two face-to-face and have a double backer.
ummer21
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Ever since I have been reading this post I have coke up with an idea. Save them for the spectator to sign and give them away. Don't discard them.
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I have plenty of uses. I don't discard them.
For one, I use them to store my stripped IT.
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I separate them into aces, twos, threes etc and then again into separate suits...whenever I need them for a trick using duplicates like Wild Card I have plenty of them..I may need 26 of one card for another routine and I will use them for that type of effect. I am sure you will find a multitude of uses. I also keep the boxes so I can use them to gaff or alter in some way for other tricks.
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Use them for practising things that are going to ruin more. Also, you could still use a deck missing 1 or 2 cards, nobody is likely to notice that are they?
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I don't have cards signed, but I occasionally do lose them, but an incomplete deck is usually good for most tricks, and perfect for practicing.
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I use them to practice TnR
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Quote:
On Aug 18, 2013, mlippo wrote:
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On 2013-08-18 10:51, Harry Lorayne wrote:
Just don't have cards signed!!! What a simple solution.


Harry,

there are certain effects that NEED for the chosen card to be signed (ACR, Card to wallet). And I'm sure you''ll agree with this.
I know you claim performing with borrowed packs, which should avoid people thinking of duplicates as a solution. But then, let me remind you that Dai Vernon used to go around with various DB's, in different worn conditions in order to be able to add them to the pack that was given to him!

mlippo


Clever of Vernon. However, I disagree with you in that tricks absolutely necessitate the signing of a card. Perhaps it strengthens the effect, and it's certainly advisable in cases like Anniversary Waltz. But signing does not add so much that some tricks require it.
ymumagic
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I use them for replacing signed cards as was mentioned.
But I also use them for practicing tricks and sleights with. I currently walk around with a three your old deck!!!! and perform with it. I find that if I can pull off a trick with that I can pull it off with anything Smile
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I practice MCF with old packs or keep for replacements or dups for other decks
SleightlyChris
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Buy an old table and Decoupage it. Upcycling for the win.
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I have made a small coffee table using all the different jokers out there, one face up and one face down. It looks quite good I'll have to take a photo and post it.
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I've used quite a few of the extra cards from my incomplete decks to send to magicians with an autograph request.
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I don't throw them away - they're not that large amount, besides - but keep them for practicing, essentially. And you never know, also if you don't particularly like routines involving gaffed cards you could wanting to perform something needing cards destined to be "mistreated" in many ways - like in Card Warp, eg. - or that won't be never used as cards again - like the frog origami in Close's routine - etc., so better to have a little stockpile at your disposal Smile
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I'm going to start performing/practicing card warp with these cards.
Tukaram
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If doing tricks that need a signed card - use an incomplete deck. If it already is missing a couple cards (from being signed already) who cares? As long as it looks like a full deck who will notice? If your next rick needs a full deck, just switch decks. Not a problem.

Also they are great for putting together your own packet tricks, or as others have said practice card manipulation with them.
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Not really ruined cards, but nice to look at:

https://plus.google.com/1099615722691434......jXxsKaYM
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