An impossible transposition
A card is selected, signed and lost in the deck. The magician claims he can magically make the signed card jump to the top of the pack. He snaps his fingers over the deck and turns over the top card which is... a Joker. He buries the Joker in the middle of the snaps and snaps again. He turns over the top card which proves to be... the Joker again.
This time he folds the Joker into quarters and staples it shut. The spectators can clearly see that it is indeed the Joker which is folded and stapled. The stapled card is placed on the table where it never leaves the spectator's sight. The magician clicks his fingers yet again. This time he spreads through the cards revealing one card reversed in the middle of the deck which turns out to be... the Joker again!
The spectator then picks up the stapled card and unfolds it. It is now the signed card!
This effect is amazing and very easy to do. The clever gimmick does most of the work for you!
Important points to consider:
- There is NO SWITCH! Only one card is folded and tabled.
- Once the card is folded, it never leaves the spectator's sight! In fact, once it's on the table, you never touch it again!
- The signed card is completely examinable at the end of the effect!
- The gimmick is very easy to make. Just a spare card, some scissors and tape and you will have it done in no time.
A practically self working card to card box effect
The magician explains that he will show the spectators how to do a stunning mentalism effect. A card is selected, signed and placed inside the card case. The magician waves his hand over the card case and is able to immediately divine the selection! Amazing!... Until he reveals that there is a big hole in the back of the card case.
He then claims there is an even more deceptive way to do the trick. The spectator's signed card is fairly cut into the deck. The magician snaps his fingers over the deck which causes the card to rise to the top. He snaps again. The card is now invisible. He picks up the invisible card and slips it inside the card case. He then snaps over the hole in the card case and the signed selection VISIBLY appears inside the box! Not only is effect complete stunning but it's also ridiculously easy to do! There is NO SLEIGHT OF HAND REQUIRED! The simple gimmick does all of the work.
And the best part is, the card case may be completely examined after the effect!
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