Nick Trost

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

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

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)
  • Telespo (1963)
  • Half and Half (1964)
  • Challenge Poker Deal (1964)
  • Think of an Ace (1965)
  • X marks the Spot (1965)
  • 4 Flush! (1970)
  • Wild Deuce (1974)
  • The Deuce You Say! (1974)
  • Fool's Mate (1974)
  • Ace in the Hole (1974)
  • Showdown (1974)
  • Eight Card Brainwave (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)
  • Half Wild (1977)
  • Horsin' Around (1978)
  • Bigfoot (1978)
  • Oscar (1980)
  • Razzle-Dazzle (1981)
  • Fly Circus (1981)
  • Mexican Monte (1981)
  • Hockey-Poker (1981)
  • Super Split (1982)
  • Incredible! (1982)
  • Zenith Card Prediction (1983)
  • Rainbow Miracle (1984)
  • 1-2-3-4 Trick (1986)
  • 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)

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