Michael Skinner's Ultimate 3 Card Monte

His vast working repertoire, larger perhaps than any other magician in history, contained some of the most difficult sleight-of-hand tricks imaginable. Yet, one of his pet tricks, a feature of his close-up act at the Golden Nugget Casino in Las Vegas where he performed for two decades, is this self-working miracle—the Ultimate 3 Card Monte. Don’t be fooled by the fact that it almost works by itself, though. Michael Skinner fried audiences with this routine and after he released the secret, the Ultimate 3 Card Monte found itself into the working repertoires of professional close-up magicians all over the world. And now—it can be yours!

Everything (except a bit of practice) is included in the package —professionally illustrated instructions, original patter, and the specially printed Bicycle-brand cards that make this miracle possible.

Michael Skinner's incredible self-working version of the classic card swindle. No sleight of hand required. Everything needed is included- instructions, gimmicked cards and patter.

The Two of Clubs, Ace of Hearts and Three of Clubs are shown. The Ace is placed face down on the table first, followed by the other two cards. When the Ace is turned over, it has changed to the Three. Next, the Ace is placed face down between the other two cards. When it is turned over, the Ace has vanished. Next, the Three is eliminated and placed to the side. The Two is in one hand, the Ace in the other. Yet when the two cards are turned face up, they are the Two and the Three, and the Ace is the card on the side. They are Hoyle back design; Hoyle brand cards are widely available at supermarkets, drugstores and discount stores).

The Ultimate 3 Card Monte—it’s the stuff of legends.