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Albo Deck Set by Michael Ammar

A signed and torn off piece of a playing card is reattached right in front of their eyes. NOW SHIPPING. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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Imagine giving an astonishingly impossible card to someone important. Imagine the story he would tell!

“A piece was torn from a card with my signature. Then that piece was signed. And then... right in front of my eyes... the torn piece was reattached... BACKWARDS... to my signed card!”

It's an AMAZING thing to give away! And the handling is so easy you won’t believe how simple it is! An incredible optical illusion makes this one of the most amazing effects you’ll ever see with a deck of cards.

Each Albo Deck features Hannah Ammar’s Carinthian back design, which really highlights the look of the reversed portion of the card. Each deck contains 28 Albo cards with 28 regular cards that match. This way, the spectator can actually tear the piece from every card you’ll seem to alter by magic, without depleting your working deck with each performance. (After performing this hundreds of times I can tell you... it’s nice to have that regular card to match your Albo card!)

Why is it called the Albo Deck? The late Dr. Bob Albo once asked if I could find a method to reattach the final corner used to identify a restored card. But not in the normal way... he wondered if the corner could be reattached backwards! To make a long story short, playing with the idea revealed the amazing optical illusion that makes this so much fun to perform! You’d have to see it to believe it, but the spectators can look right at the RESTORED card while believing they’re looking at the TORN card! Which makes many wonderful things possible...

28 Albo Cards & 28 Matching Cards.
3 tear styles: corner, diagonal and horizontal.
Carinthian Back Design.
Comes with a page of Albo Card Instructions

You also receive a Standard Carinthian Deck which includes 52 Carinthian poker-size cards, with 2 jokers, 1 double-backer.

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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 6th, 2015
I have no idea why there are no other reviews. This deck set is pretty cool. The effect is brilliant, and this trick is definitely a mind bender for laymen. However, some of the cards included don't work very well because of the size of the gimmicked portion. The cards that are have half reversed don't really work when used during the trick because the gimmick is far more obvious. The price is also quite high, but completely worth it. This deck set is one of my favorite effects that I perform frequently.

By the way, the reason I am not "verified" is because I actually bought this deck set straight from Michael Ammar's website.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 8th, 2017
This is a beautiful trick! You leave your spectator with an impossible magical souvenir! Very easy to perform, and, as Mike says in the instructional video, this is one of those tricks where, unbeknownst to the spectator, it's already done before you start. Very little sleight of hand involved, perfect for a beginner and good enough for a seasoned pro! I also have no idea why this doesn't have more reviews, this is a class act trick! This is great for performing for someone you want to leave a lasting impression on! Also a perfect street magic/ walk around trick.

Basically you have the spectator pick a card, tear a piece almost all the way off, and then let them finish the tear. They sign the card and you sign the torn off piece. Then, after a little patter, you magically and instantly fuse the piece back to the rest of the card, BACKWARDS. You give them the card to keep. It is one piece, no glue, no tape, it is definitely a magical souvenir.

Very little sleight of hand involved, and the sleight of hand that is involved is super easy.

Looks and performs great. Best of all, it is a Michael Ammar product and he is the one who teaches you how to do it in the video! Great product! BUY THIS NOW!

It comes with 2 decks, beautiful cards, slightly better than Bicycle cards. One deck is a normal deck, and the other deck has enough cards to perform the trick 28 times. You'll understand why there is 2 decks included when you watch the video. But, basically when you have used up and given out all 28 cards, you still have a beautifully designed Michael Ammar deck of playing cards!
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 9th, 2017
Don't get me wrong. This is a great trick and I love it. Ammar is usually one of the best teachers also. But the instructions that come with this trick are not up to his or Penguins standards. He just assumes we know what a four card force is using the hofzinser cull. Well, you can look for hours on the internet and you won't find what that is. Yes, I'm an amateur and yes, I THINK I figured it out but isn't that what we pay for when we buy a trick. Teaching on how to do it, not, well I'll have to piece these techniques together to maybe do it right. This was really disappointing in light that it was a download and he could have easily included 60 seconds of teaching to teach how the trick was performed. Its not even in the printed materials that come with the deck.
Sorry but wanted to voice my frustration... as an amateur.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 17th, 2017
I have the original Albo cards from Michael Ammar and I have to say these are a great improvement! An awesome trick that gives away a wonderful and impossible souvenir.
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