Tag Archives: Wild Card


Rock On – Jon Racherbaumer – May 2010

ROCK ON#4May – 2010 Old-timers are told they have too much free time. The chide goes something like this: “After all, how long does it take to refill prescription drugs, walk your dog, locate misplaced objects, restring a yo-yo, read your local Ring Report in The Linking Ring, and reconstruct the 21-Card Trick?” They are […]


Rock On – Jon Racherbaumer – March 2010

Rock On – Jon Racherbaumer March 2010 Borgesian Nightmare: When I dreamily fell down the “rabbit hole” of magicland at the age of fourteen, the number of seminal books on the bookshelves in magic shops occupied a 12-foot shelf. Supplementing these substantial volumes were lots of flimsy booklets providing tips with thumb tips, ways to […]


Mike Rogers – Wild Card Variation

Columnist: Mike Rogers by Mike Rogers illustrations by Dave Goodsell This article is an annotation of an item I published in the June 1986 issue of MUM. There are several adjustments adding more historical information. The excellent illustrations were drawn by MUM editor Dave Goodsell, he of West Coast Wizards Magic Camp fame. Incidentally, the […]


Mike Rogers – Selecting Material

Columnist: Mike Rogers Selecting Material by Mike Rogers I have been asked just how I go about selecting performing material. It seems the process might be simple. Just find the tricks you enjoy using and put them in the act. I have a feeling that’s exactly how many do it. There are thousands of effects […]


Mike Rogers – Double Faced Helpers

Columnist: Mike Rogers Double-Faced Helpers Back in June 1986 I was honored for the second time by being the cover subject of the MUM magazine. It’s great for the ego, but I’m the first to admit that carrying a copy of that issue, combined with two bucks, will only get me a beer in any […]


Aldo Colombini – Joker's Wild

Columnist: Aldo Colombili Charlie Miller said, “Whenever you are going to do a card change, consider making one of them the Joker. This makes it much easier for the spectator to follow.” This is a Wild Card effect (thanks, Peter Kane!) and I have included a variation at the end with a stunning climax. The […]