Mexican Turnover

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* [[Al Leech]], [[Handbook of Card Sleights]] (1954) Page 28   
 
* [[Al Leech]], [[Handbook of Card Sleights]] (1954) Page 28   
 
* [[John Scarne]]: (as told to Audley Walsh): A Treatise on the Sucker Effects of Three Card Monte (1972), D. Robbins and Co. Inc. Page 42  
 
* [[John Scarne]]: (as told to Audley Walsh): A Treatise on the Sucker Effects of Three Card Monte (1972), D. Robbins and Co. Inc. Page 42  
* [[Edward Marlo]], [[That's It]] (1990). Reprint in [[The Card Magic of Edward Marlo]], page 86, Multiple Mexican Turnovers (1993)
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* [[Edward Marlo]], [[That's It]] (1990). Reprint in [[The Card Magic of Ed Marlo]], page 86, Multiple Mexican Turnovers (1993)
 
* [[Sonata]] (Bewitched Music vol I) by [[Juan Tamariz]] (1991)  page 47 - Changes: Study for the Mexican Turnover
 
* [[Sonata]] (Bewitched Music vol I) by [[Juan Tamariz]] (1991)  page 47 - Changes: Study for the Mexican Turnover
 
* Roberto Giobbi: [[Card College]], vol. 4 (2000)
 
* Roberto Giobbi: [[Card College]], vol. 4 (2000)

Revision as of 07:01, 6 April 2009

Mexican Turnover is a card sleight that secretly exchanges a card on a table while being flipped over with a card in the hand.

In volume 4 of Card College, Giobbi mentions this move "is rumored to come directly from the streets, where it was said to be used by Three Card Monte operators to separate reckless and unwary passersby from their money."

Giobbi's source is Roterberg's "New Era Card Tricks", although Giobbi also states "Roterberg's source for the sleight, however, is almost certainly Friedrich W. Conradi's "Der moderne Kartenkunstler", published a year earlier (1896) in Dresden, Germany." Conradi described the so called "Mexican Turnover" in "Der moderne Kartenkunstler" on page 16 under the "English" title THE AMERICAN STRONG TRICK, and wrote that to his knowledge the sleight came from America.

In Print

Variations

  • BROKEN TACO by Lyle Laughlin in Genii 1948 November, Vol.13, No.3, p. 82.
  • Sucker Mexican Turnover ( Tony Kardyro ) The Linking Ring - Vol 21, No 09, Nov 1941, page 35
  • DISRUPTED MEXICAN TURNOVER CHANGE in Jeff Busby's BACK TO BACK (1977)
  • Mexican "Change" Turnover (Tom Mullica) in Harry Lorayne, Best of Friends Volume I (1982) Page 62
  • MEXICAN TURNOVER SWITCH by David Britland, Equinox (1985) Page 24.

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