We were first exposed to Roberto Giobbi’s Card College back when we ran a small magic business.
We considered carrying the entire series for sale but even at wholesale, the investment was more than we could swing.
Since we were working on a cash-only basis, we could not afford having expensive inventory on hand.
We bought three of copies of Card College Volume One and sold every one within five days.
The quick sale and high demand actually caused us to think.
We decided to read Card College Volume One. That mean we had to take it off the shelf and buy it. We are cheap but apparently more curious than cheap.
We were amazed by Mr. Giobbi’s attention to detail and his innovative epistemological approach. His method of teaching was so effective that we even learned from the book. Our ability to learn totally new sleights ended at around 18 years of age.
(Sure, maybe you kept learning new knuckle-busting moves throughout life, but we didn’t. Agreed, that makes us terrible and not worthy of writing a Magic News Site so sue us).