Make impossible card predictions with Devin Knight's Excalibur Deck! Mail a VIP a registered letter and never touch it again! Have him bring it to the show. Show the deck of cards to be different and hand them to any spectator (no stooge). Have him deal the cards face down on the table, while holding the deck in his hands. He stop anywhere during the deal and sets the card aside. Magician tells him to check the cards before and after in the deck. This allows the participant to see if he had stopped one card sooner or later the selection would have been completely different. The selected card is turned over, and the VIP opens the envelope. Inside is a MATCHING CARD!
Other ways to do this effect include:
Have an envelope you never touch hanging from the ceiling. Anybody opens it, and inside is a duplicate of the same card just selected moments ago.
The freely stopped at card can be predicted in the classified ads in your local paper.
Important points to remember:
This can be hands-off for the magician. The cards are shown to be different. The spectator deals and stops anywhere, he can change his mind and keep dealing. Cards in the deck before and after can be shown to be different cards.