When I was a teenager, I got a Karl Fulves trick called Mexican Monte, which used the (then) little-known Ascanio Spread to cause cards to turn over and change places within the confines a small packet. It was a great little routine, and other card workers of the era began to experiment with the sequence to create different routines. It led Matt Corin to create Mondo Monte, which remains one of the most impressive small packet effects ever!
Fast forward a quarter of a century, and Danny Archer has released this item, which owes much to Mexican Monte and Mondo Monte. And like it's predecessors, this routine is both effective and relatively easy to perform. The magi shows three cards -- two red nines and a red queen. The faceup queen is sandwiched between the faceup nines, and then magically turns facedown. Then it changes places with a nine, then it turns into a black nine, and finally a fourth card appears, but this is the other black nine.
Good magic for those who were never lucky enough to find and buy Mondo or Mexican Monte!
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