Michael Skinner's Ultimate 3 Card Monte

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Michael Skinner's Ultimate 3 Card Monte

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Trick by L&L Publishing and Michael Skinner (9.99)

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"Ultimate 3 Card Monte" is a self-working miracle from legendary magician Michael Skinner.

The 3 Card Monte is one of the most iconic magic tricks and street scams of all time. There are so many different ways to present this card trick, yet none have been as incredible and easy to do as the "Ultimate 3 Card Monte" from Michael Skinner.

Don't be fooled by the fact that this card trick works by itself. U3CM is a truly powerful routine that 1,000s of magicians have used to astound audiences around the world. It's the perfect packet trick to put right into your pocket or wallet and take with you everywhere.

Comes With:

  • Specially made Bicycle Playing Card gimmicks (Red or Blue)
  • Online instructions
  • Bonus handlings that make this effect better than ever

Customer reviews for Michael Skinner's Ultimate 3 Card Monte



This is a fabulous product. It does require practice to ensure you can perform it as smooth and clean as the routine deserves. Commit the time to learning this and you'll be able to perform a close-up trick that can be done anytime, anywhere and appears to be totally 'move-free'.

There is some sleight of hand involved if - like I did - you want to make this super fooling! But it's easily learnt and helps take the trick up a level. Worth every penny. Give Bill Malone's routine a watch as that's an excellent use of the cards.



Classic, simple and yet so visual and so strong trick.

Quality of cards are good (best you can get), teaching is good too.

You will need some practice to look like a pro in the handling, but when and if mastered, definitely an EDC. But do me (and your audience) a favor, PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE. You really want to look like a pro in the handling here (still working on it :)).

Would definitely recommend a switch (probably a himber?) at the end of the routine, because of all of the heat you are going to get on the cards, something you should strongly consider when performing this one.

Really no cons here. If you like the routine of the trailer GET this.

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I have countless package tricks but only have a very few (less than 5) on my EDC carry rotation and this is probably (along with B'wave) on the top 3.

Very easy to do yet a total jaw dropper!

I'd recommend carrying this on a Himber wallet with a "regular" set so you can go into a 3-card monte phase with them at the end and end up "clean"

Michael Ammar has a really good routine and explanation of this!



Ridiculously streamlined product idea. Very fun to learn, able to pick up & perform right after receiving. @DougConn on YouTube has a great handling of this effect, and U3CM is very easy to carry around and perform.



I'm very new to card magic at 60 years young. I absolutely love this and have bought it in red and blue. I stumbled across a routine online that, in my humble opinion, is a better handling and practice that. I would love to learn a way to make the cards inspection proof at the end but still have to learn those slights...



I have been doing a color changing 3 card monte routine for about 20 years. This particular effect has a ton of Dai Vernon inspiration involved, with sleights throughout, yet truly only uses 3 cards with no gaffs. For years, I have been convinced it is the strongest 3 card monte routine I have seen.

...cut to finally giving U3CM a chance...

An effect that requires next to no sleight of hand... An effect that I was performing within 5 minutes of receiving...

It blew my other routine away with the very first reaction. I honestly do not know how I feel about that, so I will just give credit where credit is due. We often hear that difficulty of the effect is not indicative of its impact, and U3CM is a perfect example of that. Forever in my arsenal.



I've enjoyed this packet by Michael Skinner for many years. I was extremely pleased to find the cards at Vanishing Magic. The cards are on the highest quality! Shipping was fast too!
I'd also add I've ordered many products from VM and it's always an excellent experience!
5 out of 5 stars ??



Michael skinners 3 card monte is a classic of magic and I believe should be in every magicians close up act the teaching on this download is very clear and concise. however I would recommend looking at other magicians and how they preform it such as Bill Malone and Michael ammar and also Doug Conn as a nice touch which you can start with the three regular cards on the table highly recommended.



Lots of fun to practice and looking forward to performing it at some point soon too.

This plot has always been a great and these cards allow you to perform it with minimal sleight of hand at all, allowing the focus to be on the performance and entertainment.



This is such a great routine. Easy to learn and I use it at the end of a classic three card monte routine and get amazing reactions. Had to order an extra set because I use it so much.

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Michael skinners ultimate 3 card monte is one of my favourite packet tricks. I love this effect as it is really clean & really quite puzzling for the spectators to figure out. One of the best things about this is that it is really easy to do, no sleigh of hand at all. My one downside is that for left handers (like myself) it is a little tricky to go along with, but I soon had myself mirroring Javier’s moves. Definitely a purchase I will use a lot of the time.



Wow! This cool! I’m trying to learn a trick from a list of magicians and this was at the top. It was worth the wait. I can tell I’m going to use this like a really bad habit! So easy to use as walking around magic. I really love street magic. This trick flows well and it’s easy to patter with the crowd.



This is a wonderful packet trick. In fact, I think it comes in a close second to B’Wave. I think the instructional video could have been clearer (ie. shot from the performer’s point of view) but that is a minor quibble



I bought trick over 20 years ago and then I lost the cards. I was so happy to find them here and bought it right away. The handling is so easy, you just need to figure out a good patter to go with the cards.

I used this for my initiation show for IBM. I told how my older brother tricked me into losing my allowance to him. This was my intro to magic. I like closing by allowing someone in the audience to examine the 3 cards (watch the instruction video for this aspect of the illusion).


Community questions about Michael Skinner's Ultimate 3 Card Monte

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  • Ron asks: What is a good, thin switching wallet to put the cards into?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Himber Wallets offer a good, easy, and affordable solution for this.
  • Robert asks: Is it all sleight of hand or are one or more cards gimmicked?

    • 1. Jim answers: A great wallet to carry packet tricks is the Leather Packet Wallet. It is only $5 and made of leather. I bought a few.
    • 2. Dustin answers: Gimmick, not pure alright
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  • Ron asks: Do you sell the 3 refill / replacement cards needed to perform Skinner's 3-card monte

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: We do not since we could not beat the price of $9.95 for the full unit
  • Gregg asks: This "Trick" has been around for years. Is there anything new in your Version? As in, newer Instructions, Nuances, Subtleties, etc.

    • 1. Christian answers: From the demo in the trailer, nothing new. It is the same handling I already know.
    • 2. Deryck answers: If you read the blurb 'Comes With...' at the bottom, it states that there are Bonus handlings that make the trick even better. So, sounds like it to me.
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  • Tom asks: I'm a bit confused by the question posed above asking about "replacement cards" for the Skinner's 3 Card Monte. Are these cards not able to be used over and over? Is there something that requires me to purchase several of these in order to perform this several times?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: The cards can be used over and over again but just like a deck of cards, they will wear out over time. You do not have to purchase several sets.
    • 2. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Yes! These cards can be used over and over. They'll last as long as you take care of them.
    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: The cards can be used over and over again but just like a deck of cards, they will wear out over time. You do not have to purchase several sets.
  • Paul asks: Hi, can these cards be used by the beginner ie. no sleight of hand needed- are the cards gimmicked only? Thanks.

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Absolutely! No sleight of hand is needed.
  • Rodney asks: Are these the same gimmick cards that's in the $15 GAFF deck?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Unsure which gimmicks/gaff deck you are referring to, but they are popular gimmicks found in several gaff deck sets. But obviously you get Skinner's full routine with all the subtleties and nuances in this too.
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