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1-on-1 : The Center Deal with Jason England March 10, 2009

Posted by mattlee in Uncategorized.
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Theory11 is selling the Center Deal for$10. The same sleight that Dai Vernon allegedly tracked halfway across the country to find and learn, is now being sold for $10.

I suppose this is a timely reminder that although modern magicians can buy almost anything nowadays on the internet, the things that really make a magician are not for sale.

Stage presence, character, and hours of practice are all not for sale. Similarly, one will only truly acquire the center deal as a sleight in one’s arsenal after blood, sweat, tears and countless hours of practice.

Such things cannot be sold, and more importantly, cannot be bought.

Remember:

Many hours of incessant practice must be spent to acquire the requisite amount of skill; but it must be remembered if feats at card handling could be attained for the asking there would be little in such performance to interest or profit anyone.

-S.W Erdnase, “Expert at the Card Table” Pg 72

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