Nick Trost

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

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

Trost 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.

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)
  • 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)
  • Cardsecret No. 3 Hight-Card Poker (1992)
  • Blind-Sight (1992)
  • Super Showdown (1997)

Bibliography

References

  • 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. 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
  • 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
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