A trick may be very good [but] the magician must be better than the trick.
- Rene LaVand
A couple of card tricks every now and again is OK, but don't go overboard. Also avoid card tricks that masquerade as mentalism effects. Mix it up. Experiment with different types and styles of magic. There's more to the wonderful world of magic than close-up tricks. Ever consider an escape? Mentalism offers a great diversity of effects.