Magicians who understand pacing within a routine of card effects know that the classic 52-on-1 card can be a highly effective "change of pace," after a series of heavyweight card miracles. It's light, it relieves tension among the audience, and it gives people a chance to catch their breath before even more serious astonishments to come. But what if the magician doesn't allow the audience to catch its breath? What if the gag turns out to be more than a gag?
The Secret Weapon, the magician has a card selected from the pack and "reveals" it via the standard 52-on-1 gaff: a special card with the images of all 52 cards printed on it. After the laughter (and groans) subside, the spectator inserts his selection anywhere into the pack. The magician then displays the 52-on-1 card once again, which now reveals the image of the selected card in exactly the same position as that of the real card in the real deck!
The Secret Weapon is a remarkably deceptive - and easy-to-do - piece of magic that will leave your spectators in a state of complete bewilderment, far beyond what they were expecting from a lighthearted little joke. And you can't ask for more than that, in terms of preparing your audience for the next round of miracles.