Take out your cased deck. Remove the cards from the case. Close the case and leave it on the table in full view. No one touches it!
Show your spectators that the deck is completely normal. You point out that the cards have faces and backs and all the cards are different. Offer one of your spectators a FREE CHOICE of a card - he can change his mind if he likes. There REALLY is NO force - the choice is 100% free.
The card is placed face up on top of the deck and the spectator signs its face. You then explain that his card will travel from the top of the deck to inside the case!
Show your hand empty and bring it over the card as if to make it vanish. But your spectator is not an idiot; he easily notices that you have palmed the card! In fact, the card juts out beyond your hand, fooling no one. OK, OK!
You begin again, asking the spectator to watch closely this time. The card is replaced face up on top of the deck. The case is still on the table and your hand is empty. Everything OK so far?
As before, you bring your empty hand slowly over the card. Your spectator burns your hand with redoubled attention, but this time, the card does not jut out. Your spectator wants to see your hand. You turn it over. IMPOSSIBLE! The card isn't there. Gone without a trace! It's not on the deck; it's not in your hand. How is this possible?????
Explain that the card is now in the case! NO WAY, as the spectators will remember that the case has been on the table since the beginning of the trick!
Show the cards remaining in the deck. Not a trace of the chosen card!
Pick up and shake the case. You can HEAR there's something inside! Your hand is empty. You slowly open the case. You reach inside with your thumb and index finger and take out... the FREELY CHOSEN and SIGNED SELECTED CARD!
How is this POSSIBLE?
Pass out the deck for examination to prove there are no duplicates or other irregularities.
No need to remind you that the card is STILL SIGNED - PROOF of its invisible passage!
Remember these points:
- The deck is ORDINARY - Use your own!
- NO force! The chosen card is ORDINARY and UNGIMMICKED!
- NO palming - NOTHING is hidden in your hand!
- The card REALLY does seem to travel from the deck to the card case!
- EASY TO DO, as the gimmick takes care of EVERYTHING for you!
- Your spectators will THINK they're onto you, yet they'll be TOTALLY FOOLED!
- Three second reset