Effect: A 20 inch wooden cutout of a Bellboy is seen on the magician’s table. He has two boxes attached to him. One is near his chest and the other at his feet. A spectator freely selects a card from a deck of cards (no force) and shows it to everybody but the magician. The card can be signed if you wish. The card is then returned to the deck and the deck is shuffled completely losing the card in the pack.
The deck is then placed in the box at the Bellboy’s feet. The magician then takes the cards one by one from the bottom box and puts each card into the top box. The magician tells the spectator to tell him when to stop moving the cards any time they wish. This is done slowly until the spectator eventually calls “stop”. Believe it or not the card the magician is holding at the spectator’s stop command is turned around and it is revealed to be the spectator’s selected and signed card!
The trick can also be done with multiple cards each signed by their respective recipients.
A nicely made prop that plays big and packs flat. Figure can be removed from its base for packing if you wish.
Note: The original concept of this trick is credited to Jack Hughes.
Note: The playing cards seen in the two boxes are for display only and are not included. Use any regular deck of cards you have as there are no gimmicked cards used in this effect.