This pre-owned effect came from an old magician’s estate. Good condition. Supplied with all the required bridge-size playing cards and complete instructions. This can be made up with poker-size cards once you know the working.
Effect: The magician hands a spectator ten red-backed cards and the magician holds on to ten blue backed cards. The cards are held face down and the faces are not looked at.
The spectator is asked to remove any one of their red-backed cards and without looking at its face to place it on top of the magician’s blue backed packet. The magician cuts the cards bring the red-backed card to the center of the packet.
Now the magician gives the spectator one of his blue-backed cards which they cut into the center of their packet as well.
Now both the magician and spectator spread their cards out on the table revealing the odd colored back in each spread.
When those two cards are turned over it is seen that they match perfectly, showing two ace of hearts!
Spectators think that all the cards are the same. The magician says they are, and when flipped over it is seen that both red and blue packets consist of all JOKERS!