Card College Books
Card College is a complete written course on the subject of sleight of hand card magic. Beautifully illustrated and filled to the brim with well chosen material. This is for the serious card student.
The first volume in this landmark course sets the groundwork for the rest of the series, beginning with lessons on the proper ways to hold, deal and shuffle the cards, then progressing through many basic sleights and techniques, including perhaps the most thorough and revealing discussion of the classic force ever offered. Along with the classics of card magic, Mr. Giobbi includes original ideas and refinements from his own repertoire, guaranteeing every reader, no matter how experienced, fresh techniques and insights into the performance of professional caliber card magic! Some of the topics covered in Volume One include: The Tools of Card Magic, Fundamental Techniques, The Overhand Shuffle, The Riffle Shuffle, False Cuts, Transfer Cuts, Card Controls, Card Forces, The Glide, The Double Lift, The Hindu Shuffle, Flourishes, The Spread Cull, The Top Change, The Key Card, Auxiliary Sleights.
Picking up where Volume One left off, Volume Two teaches such classic and invaluable sleights as the palm, the pass, the glimpse, false counts and much more. Volume Two concludes with a chapter on psychology, misdirection and presentation thats among the best treatments ever done on these important subjects. Throughout, Mr. Giobbi includes original ideas and refinements, guaranteeing every reader, no matter how experienced, fresh techniques and insights. Some of the topics covered in Volume Two include: The Glimpse, Card Reverses, The Crimp, Palming, False Cuts, False Counts, The Pass, The Overhand Shuffle, Flourishes, The Double Turnover, Misdirection Psychology, Routining, Presentation
Volume Three contains instruction on such invaluable sleights as the push-off double turnover, one-handed top palm, the Ascanio spread, gamblers cop, the Vernon addition, false displays and riffle shuffles, the convincing control, the Olram subtlety, and much more-including many powerful card tricks and routines. Mr. Giobbi includes original ideas and refinements, guaranteeing every reader fresh techniques and insights. Some of the topics covered in Volume Three include: The Biddle Steal, The K.M. Move, Breaks, Steps and Injogs, Advanced Palming, Card Controls, The Zarrow Shuffle, Advanced Double Lifts, Multiple Shifts, The Pull-Through Shuffle, The Faro Shuffle, Color Changes, The Side Steal The Diagonal Palm Shift, False Counts and Displays.
I was watching a old 52kards YouTube vid and I heard Asad mention that he highly recommended this series. I’ve always had a hard time following card magic books but upon further research I’ve heard numerous people say how easy these were to follow and they really are! I went ahead and bought the first 4 volumes at once and I’m going to read through them all from beginning to end even the stuff I already know. I have to say that there are so many new small touches I’ve been learning that I’ve been missing out on in mostly only watching video tutorials on YouTube. I’m very very happy with these books. 52kards service and shipping was exceptional as always. Thanks Asad and crew!!!
Great book for beginners
Its very informative and a great place to start your magic journey.
I haven't read the books yet, but I've heard great things about this series and Roberto Giobbi. I do have other books on card magic which look very interesting, but I think they will simply compliment Card College. I'm old-school, so I love having a physical book in my hands. As a beginner magician, this series will help me learn this art step-by-step. YouTube is still a great place to watch how-to videos, but nothing beats good old fashioned books! A must-have for magicians of all levels!
Received my order within a couple of days of placing it and couldn't be happier with the quality. I can't wait to get started. Looking forward to future purchases from 52 Kards!
Love reading Giobbi, great magician explains everything so well. Along with the history and theory it's a great starting point.