Why do they need to sign a card? Why do we need another coin in bottle, that is also factory sealed? Why does it need to be factory sealed? Why must you end clean? You are doing magic, if it is entertaining, you should not have to prove the magic. If it is dry then you may need to. The more we try to prove magic the more other magicians have to prove their magic. Magicians nowadays spend too much time looking for effects clean, gimmickless, and the best method possible, and do not concentrate enough on making their effects entertaining. Every effect that comes out usually stresses the same things, no dupes, no magnets, can be signed, can be left completely clean at the end. If any of these are broken the effect is deemed in adequate compared to the others. Why? If a spectator selects a card why do you need to have it signed? Even if it can be, you wreck the card, maybe make a souvenir, but you don’t need to. The fact that they picked one of 52 random cards is coincidence enough. There are those effects that do need a signed card or coin, Ambitious card, etc. If we did not stress signing a card to our audience members, they would not think of duplicates, or that the card in your wallet was just another card not theirs. Duplicates worked for a long time, and they still do, but only if you focus the presentation on something else as opposed to that it’s the same card. Instead concentrate on that it’s the same card that they chose, and say something like “ Was this the card you chose?” as opposed to “ Is this the same card?” subtle, but the will answer yes to the first, even though they may think its not the same card. When they say yes, the other people in the audience will assume it’s the exact same card. We have a problem. Magic shops have released about 15 Coin in bottles since Ellusionist announced they were making theirs. Every one of them is the same if performed, the spectators don’t care if its factory sealed, or signed. It went through the bottle. They will remember it went through the bottle. Magic is about the memory, if you make that memory entertaining they will remember it. It doesn’t have to be funny, set a goal you would like to achieve when you do all of your tricks. This will form your character. Do you want to be skillful? Funny? Insane (doing crazy stuff)? Maybe just magical? Or would you like to entertain them through storytelling? These are what you should figure out first. Once you have figured that out then look at the effects you buy and focus on your character when you buy. If you are a comedy magician, why would you buy the trilogy? If you like to be skillful, don’t buy a sponge ding dong. Never pay for more then one of the same effect (i.e. card wallet, ring flight) work on the one you chose. Once you make your magic entertaining you will find, that your magic is the best magic. You don’t need to buy others; you have found the best magic for you. Now once you have that go and perform.