The Invisible Deck is one of my favorite trick decks because the effect is simple and stunning. It blows people’s minds.
Take a look at this video above of David Blaine using the deck on a man in the street.
As you can see in the video, Blaine walks up to a man and hands him a deck of cards, which are in a closed card box. While the man is holding the deck, Blaine asks the man to visualize a card in the deck, and to imagine it turning over in the deck.
The man says “ten of diamonds.”
“Check this out,” say Blaine, taking the deck from the man and removing the cards from the box. He fans out the cards. All of them are face up but one: the ten of diamonds. The man is visibly stunned.
“That is unbelievable. That is just terrific. How’d you do that? How’d you do that? It’s so mind boggling I don’t even know what to say about it.”
I used the Invisible deck on my friend and he had a similar reaction. He told me the next day that he was up all night trying to figure out how I did it. (Of course I didn’t tell him.)
I have written a book about making trick card decks (available soon!) that will include instructions for making an invisible deck. If you don't want to wait, you can buy an Invisible Deck from Amazon for under $(removed)
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