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Gary Plants

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Gary Plants
BornGary Milton Plants
July 17 1954

Notable worksGary Plants on the Zarrow Shuffle
Known forGaffed Cards, Zarrow Shuffle, Bottom Deal

Gary Plants (b. 1954) is a retired high school chemistry teacher who has been interested in close-up magic for over 40 years. He has had a strong interest in gambling related material and over time became good friends with Richard Turner, Steve Forte, Rod Dee, and Jason England. Original tricks have been published in many books and magazines such as "Linking Ring", "Genii", "Precursor", "Apocalypse", "Imagick", and "Trapdoor."


Over the years Plants has attended many magic conventions including FFFF, 31 Faces North, Las Vegas Desert Magic Seminar, L.A. Magic History Conference, T.A.O.M., Columbus Magi-Fest, Dallas Super Session, OKC Super Session, and numerous I.B.M. and S.A.M. Conventions. He is probably best know for his handmade gaffed cards which he began making handmade in 1993. Plants has made cards for professional magicians all over the world under his magic business "The Card Plant".

Past projects that Plants has helped with are Michael Ammar's "Easy to Master Card Miracles Volumes 1, 2 and 3.","Del Ray America's Foremost Magician" and "Dai Vernon's Revelations - 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Box."

Favorite magicians are Dai Vernon, Juan Tamariz, Michael Skinner, and Del Ray.


  • Dallas Lecture Notes (2004)
  • Hawaii Lecture Notes (2011)
  • Gary Plants on the Zarrow Shuffle (Written by Stephen Minch) (2004)
  • Michael Skinner's 1995 Lecture Notes (Written by Gary Plants) (1995)

Card Items

  • The Magnetized Cards (2000)
  • Impossible Close-Up Rising Card by Gary Plants (2000)
  • Ring in Card Box by Gary Plants (1995)
  • Hofzinser Transparent Card (2000)
  • Capitulating Cards (James Swain) by Gary Plants (2004)
  • Protean Pack by Gary Plants (2006)
  • Longer and Leaner by Gary Plants (2000)
  • Glim (2012)


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