A regular pack of Bicycle cards is handed to a volunteer who is asked to shuffle them. The performer turns his back. He may even wear a real blindfold. A single card is removed, face down, by the volunteer. The magicians back is still turned, he may even be out of the room. The volunteer is asked to cover the card so the magician can not see it in any way. The magicians back is still turned. The magician has the volunteer place the 51 remaining cards back in the box. The magicians back is still turned. The volunteer is asked to secretly look at his selection. He is asked to return his selection back into the deck. The deck, if you remember is in the box and yes, the magicians back is still turned. The volunteer is asked to place his face down card
ANYWHERE in the pack. He is asked to close the flap. Once the cards are sealed in the box, and only then, does the magician turn to face the audience. He also removes the blindfold, if he was wearing one. The magician does not know the name of the card at this point. The magician recaps “You shuffled the deck, removed a single card then replaced it & closed the flap of the box. I have never touched the cards. Is there any way I could know the name of the card you selected?’
Without blinking, the magician names the selected card. Many times the audience drops their jaws because it seems impossible.
We supply instructions and the Mental Eyes gimmick. You supply a regular pack of Bicycle cards.
• No sleight of hand
• No forcing
• No mentalism phycho-babble. Mental Eyes is straight forward
• A borrowed deck can be used
• The cards are not marked in any way
• Can be repeated
• No rough and smooth, double backer or double facers are used
• You can borrow a box of Bicycle cards to perform Mental Eyes
• Mental Eyes is a reputation maker
Nothing is added or taken away from the deck the volunteer places his card into. The cards are never bent. The volunteer is free to place his card on top, bottom or anywhere in between. The magician does not remove and replace the card. The magician does not know the location of the card. He never touches the selected card. Remember, the magicians back is turned throughout the entire selection and return process. Only after the flap is closed and the cards are sealed in the box does the magician know the card. Mental Eyes is a real stunner. It’s one of those tricks you can perform under test conditions.