Did you dream of entering the Magic Circle at the age of 10?
My bid to be the Great Humdinger was short lived really. It ended abruptly when I grew up!
Anyway, the sorts of tricks I did as a kid were all the result of two things:
1. reading paperback books of tricks by Piccolo and the like
2. receiving magic sets by the likes of Merit and Spears
Cards were boring for me so they were off the list. I much preferred props to work with.
The props were any of the plastic tricks from my sets and material garnered from the house like hankies, a chair and a broom.
One of my favourite trick gadgets was a sort of egg cup that you could lift the lid off revealing a kind of ping pong ball. I loved that thing!
Another one was a magic box in which coins disappeared and reappeared. It was a plastic rectangle again from a boxed magic set.
My magic has left me now and so have all my tricks. I am a purveyor of reality these days.
Did you proffer Magik readers?