Mickey MacDougall


The same year the Powner cloth-bound edition appeared, Michael “Mickey” MacDougall released his book Card Mastery. This consisted of about eighty pages of MacDougall’s take on different gambling sleights followed by the complete text of Erdnase.

Although it added next to nothing of interest in the areas of sleight-of-hand that Erdnase had covered four decades before him, MacDougall’s book is of passing interest to those enamored with the center deal – it’s one of the earliest attempts at explaining a method in print.

Only the description in Expert Card Technique, printed four years earlier, precedes it. Card Mastery exists in at least five known variant printings.


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