This is a reboot of the under-rated and fantastic "Phil" trick, in which a THOUGHT OF CARD ends up matching a thought-of name. It's strange and wonderful and worthy of being a closer in your show.
In effect, a spectator merely thinks of a card and the magician names it! Surprised? Now the kicker! - the magician thinks of a card and the spectator names it!
Part One: Tell the spectator to think of the name of any card in their mind. You say a name - a PERSON'S name! This seems to be a joke, except the magic truly happens. The spectator names their actual card. The BACK of each card has a different person's name on it. Of course, the spectator's card has the exact name that you mentioned earlier, before they ever named their card!
Part Two: Now reverse the situation. You write down the name of an actual card as a prediction. The spectator announces a person's name. When you find the card having that name on the back, you turn it over and it matches the exact card you wrote earlier!
- Self Working, no sleight of hand!
- No Svengali!
- No Rough and Smooth.