Original Author: anonyomous
Effect: A spectator picks two cards from the top of the deck. The spectator then puts the two cards into the middle of the deck. Without shuffling or arranging of the cards, the cards magically teleport into your hands!
For this trick, you have to have two pairs of cards that are EXACT matches. That means same color, same number, same suit. Take two cards from another deck to get these. (Editor's note: these are called "Stranger Cards"; see the Terminology Page.) Let's say you're using the Ace of Hearts and Ace of Diamonds. Arrange the deck like this; take the two cards that belong to the original deck and place one on the top and one on the bottom. Take the two duplicate cards and place both on the top. Now you're ready for the trick. (Note: do not let them see the bottom card)
Tell the spectator to take the top two cards (Ace of Hearts and Ace of Diamonds). Flip through the deck till you reach the middle (do not expose the bottom card). Tell him to place the two cards in the middle. With the back of the deck facing the spectator, use your thumb and pointer finger to gently hold the deck with your right hand; use your left hand to catch the deck. Swiftly push down, letting the whole deck, (but not the top and bottom cards) fall into your left hand. And there they are: the Ace of Hearts and Ace of Diamonds magically teleported right into your fingertips.
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