Missing by Charlie Frye and Alan Wong
MISSING is much more than just another gaffed card trick. It's an astonishing optical illusion, capable of dropping jaws and making head shake in disbelief, combining many of the very best features of strong close-up magic. It's simple, direct, extremely visual, and as much fun to perform as it is to watch. The icing on the cake is the fact that the moment of astonishment takes place in the spectator's hand.
- Completely examinable
- Nothing to break
- No difficult handling
The stage is set with the asking of a question: "Have you ever seen magicians make cards appear and disappear? Well, I've been practicing that myself, and I've gotten so good in fact, that I've only got one left." Suiting actions to words, a card wallet is opened to reveal one solitary card. This is a good time to confess that you're not playing with a full deck.
This card is openly removed and can be casually tossed to the table, or held up on display.
Placing it between a spectator's palms, you now attempt to make the card vanish under impossible conditions. With no switch, and no funny moves - other than the ones you'd like to make - you announce with confidence that you've succeeded...sort of.
When the spectator opens his or her hands they'll find that you can honestly claim: "The Seven has now vanished... as have all the clubs."
As a result of your magical efforts, the spectator will be left holding the strangest card ever seen: a card completely devoid of its pips and numbers, which have now inexplicably gone MISSING
. Markings that they would have sworn were there but a moment ago.
You're supplied with two cards with different identities, which have been designed with the utmost care and precision. Not only is this a fantastic close-up illusion, it's a fascinating optical illusion as well.
Comes complete with 2 gimmicked cards, card wallet and instruction sheet.