Effect: A deck of 52 playing cards is introduced and someone asked to name a number. Another different spectator is asked if the cards should be counted from the bottom or top of the deck. Whichever way is chosen the cards are slowly counted to the number selected arriving at a random card.
A few cards are shown before and after the chosen card making clear they are all different. The chosen card is removed from the pack and placed face-up on the table. A spectator opens the paper and reads the prediction which amazingly matches the chosen card!
A knockout mental miracle! Work this before a close-up or larger audience with equal effect. No confederates used. A one-person effect.
The specially prepared pack makes this unbelievable mystery possible.