Mystery Box - Card Trick Magic
The magician brings out a small wooden box and places it down on the table. Next, he has a playing card freely chosen and signed by a spectator. The signed card is shuffled back into the deck, then the magician asks, "Do you think that I can find your card in less than ten seconds without even looking at the cards?"
He holds the deck behind his back for several seconds, then brings it out and announces, "I have found it!" He pauses briefly, then continues, "And guess where it is..." He points to the wooden box that has been resting on the table all along.
There is absolutely no way the card could be inside because no one has been anywhere near the box! The magician slowly reaches over with his empty hand, and picks up the box. He then brings it over to the spectator and says, "Please remove the lid." The spectator lifts the lid, and sees a folded card inside. The magician turns the box over and dumps out the card, then places the empty box down on the table.
The spectator unfolds the card. It is his card with his signature!
The routine is easy to learn with no difficult sleight-of-hand, and several interesting variations are included.
The Mystery Box is made from solid hardwood by a master craftsman. It looks like an elegant container, not like a gimmick or prop. At the conclusion, you can leave the box on the table for the audience to handle. They won't find anything unusual!