The Impossible Close-Up Rising Card - Gary Plants
Here's what happens. Two spectators each select a card by dividing a pile of cards into two smaller piles and looking at the top card of each pile. (Gary offers a non-sleight-of hand method for this card selection process, but knowledgeable card magicians will want to substitute more sophisticated methods.) Each spectator shuffles his card into the respective small packets and the two packets are assembled into one packet. (The spectators can check to make sure that neither selection is near the top or bottom of this packet.) One of the spectators places the pile of cards into the card box. The magician holds the card box and asks which spectator should go first. Whoever decides to go first, that spectator's card rises out of the card box. The spectator does not have to name his card before it rises out of the box. The first spectator removes his card (still in an upjogged condition) from the card box. The second spectator's card then rises from the box. At this point the second spectator takes all the cards from the box, and the box is handed for examination. Everything can be examined.
CONDITION: LN (cards were opened)
BN - Brand New in Packaging LN - Like New (no packaging)
VF - Very Fine (slight use or blemish) FN - (some use/wear)
VG - Very Good (shows wear/use) G - (lots of use/wear)