Three face down cards are show and tabled to one side for the moment. Introducing a regular deck of cards, you have one selected, signed across its face, returned and then lost.
The deck is now set aside, as you show the three cards tabled earlier. Incredibly, all three appear to be the signed selection! Then the cards become shy and refuse to show their faces in public, backing away from everyone (all three cards now have backs on both sides!) Finally, they all return to normal!
This is a brilliant routine and easy to perform. Only three cards are used - apart from those in your deck that is!
As a bonus you get a second similar routine "Trio".
The Bicycle fake cards required to make up both effects are readily available.
1st edition 2005; 4 pages.
word count: 1766 which is equivalent to 7 standard pages of text