Cause coins, a dollar bill and a key to appear… beneath four NAMED cards!
This routine is an ideal, formal close-up effect. Simple in plot and filled with opportunities to interact with your audience, you make four simple wagers. You remove a card and table it, and then ask someone to guess which card it is. First you bet small: a couple of coins. Then you bet twenty dollars, and finally, you bet your house.
You cause each wager amount to appear beneath the cards on the table: a quarter, a half-dollar, a twenty-dollar bill, and a house key! To conclude, you show that the cards you placed down… each one BEFORE the spectator chose a card, are exactly the named cards.