This is a very intriguing trick by the creative British magician, Ian Adair. Although it uses two playing cards, it is not really a card trick. It is a transposition of the holes (that are cut into each card). Although the value of the cards are both the same, one card has a square hole and one has a round hole. Even though the cards are examined beforehand, the magi puts the round hole (card) into his pocket, and in a flash, the round hole is again in his hand. The square hole card is removed from the pocket -- and the cards are again examined.
A simple and impressive effect. This one doesn't use any tricky sleight of hand, but the method does require (in my opinion) a LOT of practice to be able to manage the gimmick that facilitates the card switch. But "practice required" is not a reason to not buy a trick, right? With attention and time to learning this one, you will set your magic far ahead of the magicians who pass it up.
As a bonus, I also use the cards sometimes as predictions in a mental effect -- a card is selected, and a shape is selected, and when the prediction is shown, it is a matching card with the matching shape cut out of it! (That one is not in the instructions, but you can work out a method, I am sure!)
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