We all love surprise endings, especially if it looks like the magician made a mistake and then the surprise ending vindicates our hero, and restores his standing as ann amazing dude! (Or dude-ess, for you gals doing card tricks!) This trick is not complicated, but the finish packs a lot of impact. It is reminiscent of an old favorite of mine, which is Jay Sankey's BIG FINISH trick..
A card is selected (let's say the 10 of diamonds, because it will be...), and then the magician opens his "Prediction" envelope and slides out nine cards. These are placed faceup on the table in a rectangular formation. The way I do this trick, I give another spectator a quarter and ask them to drop it on any of the faceup cards, saying that the chosen card will be under the dropped quarter. (Of course, the selecting spectator knows it will no, because NONE of the cards match the selection!) After the coin is dropped and the spectator denies his card is under the coin, the magician says, "No, I mean really underneath." With this comment, the magi turns all nine cards over, and the backs form a single large card -- the ten of diamonds!
Easy to do, but lots of fun and impact, as I said. A great addition to your close-up card work!
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