Maxwell, Mike: Michael Skinner's Ultimate 3 Card Monte
©1990 L&L Publishing
Illustrated by Amado Narvaez
Michael Skinner's 3 Card Monte

Comments: Manuscript comes with a set of cards for this gimmicked 3-Card Monte effect. A well regarded version.


Foreword: James Lewis, 21 Aug 1990
Introduction: Michael Skinner, 27 Aug 1990

1 Ultimate 3 Card Monte: Based on Eddie Taytelbaum's routine "Find the Ace" in Dai Vernon's Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic
1 Effect: An Ace, Two, and Three are shown. Three times the spectator's cannot find the Ace.
2 Needed: details the gimmcked cards
2 Set-Up: Order of the cards
2 Method: Explained in three phases, with patter and clear B&W drawings of the details
15 Notes: some tips, and a discussion of a few discrepancies
17 Bare Bones: outline of the routine
18 Bonus Pocket Packet Switch: Michael's packet switch using a plastic card wallet
19 Presentation Suggestions (Louis Falanga, Mike Maxwell): a patter story