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Mike Rogers

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Mike Rogers

Cover of Genii (1971)
BornMichael Frederick Rogers
September 19, 1938
Lander, Wyoming
DiedJune 11, 2001 (age 62)
CategoriesBooks by Mike Rogers

Mike Rogers (September 19, 1938 - June 11, 2001), born Michael Frederick Rogers in Lander, Wyoming,was one of the first to produce sculpted sponge rabbits, manufactured miniature leather-covered baseballs for the Cups and Balls and handmade cups for dice stacking.[1]


The first magician he saw was Duke Montague at the age of 7, who inspired his life-long interest in magic. When he graduated from high school in 1956, he joined the US Navy which he made his career for 20 years until 1976.[2]

Rogers contributed articles to The Linking Ring, Genii, Epoptica and in M-U-M he had a column called "Table Time," that ran ten years. That column was the basis of his book The Complete Mike Rogers published by Magic Inc.


  • The Complete Mike Rogers (1975)
  • No Pipe Dreams: Trade Secrets of Mike Rogers (unpublished) - Jon Racherbaumer was working on it with him at the time of his death.


  1. Genii 2001 August, Obituary by Jon Racherbuamer.
  2. Cover Genii 1971 October