$32.00 (List Price: $35.00)

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The Blurb

You show off two exotic antique Jokers that you carry in your bicycle deck for good luck.

You then ask a special someone to take a walk down memory lane as they remember their very first kiss… and the name of the lucky person behind those lips. It could be any name… but let’s say the name happens to be Bro Gilbert.

Now, with empty hands, you cleanly spread through the facedown bicycle deck, revealing the two lucky antique jokers from a moment ago. She removes the two jokers and discovers a bold black letter drawn on each of their backs… a B and a G. The initials of the first person she ever kissed!

And yes, just like deep astonishment, it works with any name.

It starts with a memory… and ends with a miracle.

Bro Gilbert has merged two classics of magic into one of the most ingenious decks of our time. Deep 3 is nearly self-working and exceptionally clean in handling. You can show the backs and faces of normal bicycle cards and your spectator removes the two lucky jokers herself.

With Deep 3 in your pocket, you’ll be constantly set (and re-set) for an intimate miracle, or a showstopper for a formal performance.

Manufactured with a red bicycle deck, Deep 3 includes custom vintage “lucky lady jokers” with high-contrast backs so your hand-written letters show up clearly close-up or in front of larger groups. No other props or gimmicks are needed.

Bro Gilbert’s Deep 3 is the easiest, most direct, most convenient evolution of the Paul Harris classic that you’ll ever perform.

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My Comments

As we all know, playing cards in magic are a controversial topic.  I think we can all agree that if we use cards, there must be a very logical reason to have them.  So that's the
first thing I look for when considering an effect that uses playing cards.  Do I need to use playing cards?  Can I use other types of cards instead?  Can I do this without cards?

The original, Deep Astonishment, used old gypsy playing cards and a funky leather wallet that looked like something a gypsy or elder relative would hand down to you.  This version uses regular playing cards.  The conceit, though, is that you've been given two special jokers from a different deck that you keep with a "regular" deck of cards.  When those jokers backs are revealed, the initials of a special person are found there, one letter on each card back.

Unlike its previous version, this one works differently. Deep Astonishment's principles are similar to Zener Tech.  This one has similarities to the Invisible Deck.  It can re-set instantly and in front of audiences and any two letters called for can be revealed as being on the jokers.

The package includes DVD instructions, a separate sheet explaining a false cut (for those who need it), and the special deck of cards.  The cards do need to be prepared and that involves taking a marker, or Sharpie, and writing the letters on the back of the cards.  This is a one-time preparation and they've made it very easy for you to do. Definitely recommended as a unique card effect.