One of our most popular tricks! It's easy, and absolutely astounding!
Count out five cards and show the fan of cards to the spectator. Ask your spectator to secretly concentrate on any one of the five cards (free choice). You then remove one of the cards, shuffle the packet, and fan open the remaining four cards again. All the cards are there EXCEPT the spectator's chosen card! You removed the EXACT card they chose!
If it sounds familiar, this is the trick that was made into the Internet sensation, the trick that stuns people when they see it performed online.
Henry Hardin introduced the concept of this trick around 1905. Joe Berg named the trick after the Princess Magic Shop.
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