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Nick Trost

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Nick Trost
BornNicholas K. Trost
March 16, 1935
Columbus, Ohio
DiedOctober 23, 2008 (age 73)
Columbus, Ohio
CategoriesBooks by Nick Trost

Nick Trost (March 16, 1935 - October 23, 2008) was a prolific author of booklets and creator of packet card tricks.

Biography

Trost (rhymes with toast[1]) first became enthused about magic when he was seven or eight years old, after seeing a magic show staged by the members of IBM Ring 3 in Troy, Ohio. He then met Bob Lewis of Dayton, Ohio, who sparked his keen interest in card magic.

An alumnus of Ohio State University, he served as a private in the U.S. Army in 1957.

Trost wrote and edited a column on card magic in The New Tops from May 1961 until December 1994.

He had a Hocus Pocus Parade in Linking Ring, Vol. 34, No. 12 (February 1955) and received the award for Originality of a Card Effect at the IBM Convention in Pittsburgh, PA that same year.

Trost died of brain cancer after being diagnosed earlier in 2008.


Contributions

Nick Trost in The New Tops (Index)

Marketed Tricks

  • Nick's Expanding Cards (1952)
  • Card-O-Matic (1962)
  • Telespo (1963)
  • Half and Half (1964)
  • Challenge Poker Deal (1964)
  • Gambler's Dream (1964)
  • Abra-Card-Abra (1964)
  • Astrologic (1964)
  • Think of an Ace (1965)
  • X marks the Spot (1965)
  • Twisting the Ace (1966)
  • 4 Flush! (1970)
  • Pizza Poker (1971)
  • Wild Deuce (1974)
  • The Deuce You Say! (1974)
  • Fool's Mate (1974)
  • Ace in the Hole (1974)
  • Showdown (1974)
  • Eight Card Brainwave (1974)
  • Fadeaway 4 (1974)
  • Jumbo Two-Way Split (1974)
  • Dealer's Choice (1975)
  • Australian Aces (1975)
  • Sixth-Thot (1975)
  • Mini-Maze (1976)
  • Un-Cards (1976)
  • Wacky Packet (1976)
  • Twisto Blanko (1976)
  • Road Runner (1976)
  • Double Cross (1976)
  • Half Wild (1977)
  • Horsin' Around (1978)
  • Bigfoot (1978)
  • Mississippi Monte (1979)
  • Oscar (1980)
  • Razzle-Dazzle (1981)
  • Fly Circus (1981)
  • Mexican Monte (1981)
  • Hockey-Poker (1981)
  • Blanko Wild Card (1981)
  • Pop-Eyed Poker (1981)
  • Super Split (1982)
  • Incredible! (1982)
  • Trick-Kards (1982)
  • Zenith Card Prediction (1983)
  • Rainbow Miracle (1984)
  • 1-2-3-4 Trick (1986)
  • The Unknown Card (1987)
  • Marked Kards (1987)
  • Dream of the Hermit (1988)
  • Mississippi Poker (1989)
  • Quadraplex (1991)
  • Destiny Deck (1991)
  • 4-Gone Conclusion (1991)
  • Cardsecret No. 3 Hight-Card Poker (1992)
  • Blind-Sight (1992)
  • Lie Detector (1992)
  • Rouge-et-Noir (1992)
  • O-Aces (1992)
  • Nick Trost's Passe-Passe (1993)
  • Psychic Power (1993)
  • Geo-Metric (1993)
  • Jokers Wild (1993)
  • Destiny Deck (1993)
  • E.S.P. Macho (1993)
  • Where Is It? (1993)
  • Quadraplex (1993)
  • Super Showdown (1997)

Bibliography

References

  1. http://forums.geniimagazine.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=49671
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 34, No. 12, February 1955, Nick Trost by Don Tanner, page 21, THE NICK TROST HOCUS POCUS PARADE by Don Tanner, page 51
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 36, No. 11, January 1957, page 84
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 37, No. 5, July 1957, Nick Trost Routines in Close-up, page 64
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 45, No. 10, October 1965, Annemann Jinx Hocus Pocus Parade, NICK TROST, page 96
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 45, No. 11, November 1965, page 64
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 47, No. 01, January 1967, page 52
  • M-U-M, Vol. 97, No. 10, March 2008, Nick Trost by Jon Racherbaumer, page 60
  • The Linking Ring, Vol. 88, No. 12, December 2008, Broken Wand, Nicholas K. Trost, page 119