The routine is based on Frank Garcia's "Five-Card Stunner" but also on handlings by Ken de Courcy and Herb Rungay. It is perfect for stand-up performers (parlor or stage) with no table required. You show a black card (say the 9C) and four red cards. When the cards are fanned, there are only four and they are all red; the black card has vanished. You eliminate one red card and then you remove the missing black card from the pocket. Again the cards are shown and then fanned. There are three red cards; the black card vanishes for the second time. You eliminate another red card and remove the black card from the pocket. The three cards are shown singly, closed and fanned. There are two red cards; the black card has gone again. You eliminate another red card and the black card is brought back from the pocket. The two cards are placed together. "This time I'll give you a 50-50 chance. I'll take away the black card and place it in my pocket. The 64 dollar question is… what is the remaining card?... Red?... Or black?" They will probably say, "Red." The card in the left hand is turned over. It is the black card.
Requires three double-faced cards.