Get Sharky

Trick by Christoph Borer and Card-Shark
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Get Sharky

79.95 usd

Trick by Christoph Borer and Card-Shark (79.95)

Some options in stock.

Finally available again! A playing card miracle done with just one hand.

"I have not been this fooled ever." Jon Armstrong

Produced and popularized by Card Shark, "Get Sharky" by Christopher Borer is an award-winning effect that allows a named card to disappear from a deck of cards and appear in your pocket. It has been a perennial besteller for over 10 years. It's long been unavailable, but is finally available again in both red and blue Phoenix decks with standard faces.

"Get Sharky" is in the arsenal of many professional magicians. The simplicity and safety of the method makes it a no-brainer. It's truly brilliant and has been performed around the world and on numerous television performances.

Here is how the core routine goes:

The magician offers to show a card magic trick that requires only one hand. They reach their hand into their pocket and then hold up a deck of playing cards in their other hand. The spectator is instructed to peek at a card.

With no suspicious moves or awkward moments, the deck of cards is casually handed to the spectator to handle freely. The magician then snaps their fingers and invites the spectator find their card in the deck. But they are unable to do so. They can even deal the cards to the table one at a time if they want. Their chosen card has vanished.

The magician then slowly removes their hand from their pocket to show they are holding the selected card.

"Get Sharky" is a true miracle-level effect that can be immediately repeated with a different outcome. It is practical enough for close up magic or street magic, while also being playing big enough for stage magic or parlor magic.

This super fair and clean effect is quite easy to perform. The special "Get Sharky" deck takes care of the hard work for you and can be freely handled by the spectator. You'll receive everything you need to start performing right away!

"I love it when the method is as clever and cunning as the effect." Gregory Wilson

"I usually hate card magic but this effect is awesome. It's a must have for everybody." Dirk Losander

"I must have one for myself." George Schindler

NOTE: "Get Sharky" is only available in Phoenix backs. It is not offered with Bicycle Playing Cards backs.


Customer reviews for Get Sharky



I really, really like this trick. It’s a very refined version of Max Maven’s Pocket Nightmare. Although Christian Borer makes clear that Max owns his presentation, it’s much better than the one-armed magician that he suggests (and uses).



So, I took this with me to a big event I was hired to do. I had several standard tricks I do, but decided to give this a try. Wow. Everyone was shocked when I pulled their card out of my pocket. this is one I'll be taking to all gigs from now on! Highy recommend this.



Let me start by saying I'm not a professional magician. I barely qualify as an amateur magician. I'm simply one of those guys who always has something in my pocket to amaze family members or drunken friends at bars. So my sleight of hand skills are close to nil. When I saw Get Sharky, even though it said no sleight needed, I was skeptical. This trick looked so awesome, I figured there had to be SOMETHING I'd have trouble doing. But I took the chance and ordered, and I'm glad I did. Within 5 minutes of opening the package, I had my family's jaws on the floor wondering how I'd mastered such a professional looking piece of trickery. It's brilliant in its simplicity; no one can imagine how it's done yet when I read the instructions I did one of those "how did I not think of that" headsmacks. So simple, so easy, yet so baffling to anyone you show it to. And it's adaptable; I've already abandoned the suggested routine and figured out other fun ways of presenting the payoff. Anyone on the fence, order this! I'm tickled to death by this trick.


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  • Diego asks: How is this different (other than 2x the price) from Max Maven's Pocket Nightmare?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: The methods are completely different. Get Sharky allows a free display of the cards and the spectators and really spread through all of the cards. Also, the card can be different every time.
  • Francesco asks: If the card can be different every time, we know a priori before the performance, what it will be and will we put the equivalent in our pocket? Do I need to have a regular Phoenix deck to choose which prediction card to put in my pocket?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: You get everything you need to perform the effect. No need to buy an extra Phoenix deck.
  • George asks: Will the selection always be a picture card?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: No, it can be a number or picture card. There are about 6 possible cards.
  • Lawrence asks: What comes with this the download and a deck of cards ?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: It comes with the tutorial and the special deck of cards.
  • Tony asks: Can you go onto doing other card routes with this deck?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: You'll need to do a deck switch
  • Kenneth asks: Does the deck use some stiff cards to perform also do you have any idea when they will be back in stock thank you Ken

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: No stiff cards are used.
  • Daniel asks: Does the Phoenix deck come with any blank face cards?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: No blank face cards are included.
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