“Not only did he fool me twice, but it’s entertaining too!”
– Shawn Farquhar
“Everybody wants to be Stephen Bargatze.”
– Bob Sheets
“It’s a trick I could instantly put in my repertoire!”
– Eric Jones
“I hate Stephen Bargatze! No one has gotten so much out of so little in all of magic, except, that guy with the coin and Sharpie.”
– Rick Merrill
A spectator is handed a recently shuffled deck of cards but told not to look at the faces, and to place it face down onto a table. They cut it into two piles. They are then asked to think of a card, any card, and not to tell anyone their choice. The cut is then completed. The magician quickly looks at the cards and places a few on the top. The deck is then cut again and completed, the magician quickly looks at the cards and places a few on the top. Then once again the deck is cut and completed. After some more presentation the spectator is asked to deal the cards face down and to stop at any time, free choice… at any time. When the top card is turned over, it is the selected card. And when the deck is turned over, the ENTIRE DECK IS BLANK! It is then passed out for examination! A real magician fooler.
IBM Close Up champion and 4F Guest of Honor, Stephen Bargatze releases another one of his all-time greatest effects. This gem of magic is certain to be a stand out piece in your close-up show. Easily five minutes of great magic and comedy interaction. I Hate Card Tricks is the ultimate effect to fool laymen and magicians alike. All the necessary props, along with a lifetime of performance experience, is included in this outstanding digital download package.