EFFECT #1: The magician opens up a card wallet displaying some playing cards torn in four pieces, each of them held by a rubber band. He explains, "Those are a few of the wrong predictions I've made in the past. Since then, I've learnt to keep being positive. For example, this one was wrong at the time it was made, but what if it was just right today?" You move this one aside and pocket the rest.
A spectator selects any two-digit number up to 50. The deck is dealt accordingly to make up a card, selecting a value and a suit. Despite the huge range of possible outcomes, the prediction that has been in full view from the beginning is correct.
EFFECT #2: Using a similar presentation but a different handling, the magician correctly predicts the spectator's card and the coin he put on it. In a variation, he also predicts if the coin has been flipped tails up or heads up.
Requires one readily available fake card. Use any deck. No sleights. Instant reset. Also includes extra tips and ideas by Stephen Tucker!
"Very clever idea, this is really good!" - Aldo Colombini
"I think this is excellent. In fact, it's one of your best yet." - Peter Duffie
"Nice trick, man!" - Cameron Francis
"I LOVE it!!!!!!" - Stephen Tucker
"Awesome work!" - Kyle MacNeill
"I really enjoyed this! It's a really strong and interesting routine" - John Gelasi
"Raphael's new work is a fun to do, strong piece of magic with a clever plot." - Stefan Olschewski
"The method is so cleverly disguised and in addition, I enjoyed Stephen's version as well." - Andrew Loh
1st edition 2012, 11 pages.
word count: 2454 which is equivalent to 9 standard pages of text