Ron Frost's Trilogy of Mystery
A performer shows three different colored cups and three matching solid
colored cards.The magician places the cards in an envelope in a specific
order and a spectator freely stacks the cups in any order. When the performer
reveals his cards in the envelope they match the spectator's order! This
is not the same every time! First surprise.
To add to the mystery, three large playing cards are placed face up on
a table and a person places each cup over a card. When each cup is turned
over, there is a miniature card under each base which matches the card
the cup was placed on. The mystery continues. Finally, the magician secretly
places a jewel inside one of the cups and the cups are covered with one
of the cards; a person freely names any color cup and when the card is removed, the jewel is in that cup. The
basis of this effect is Ron's "Benny the Baffled Bartender."
All three effects don't need to be performed at once. Nice props and very
easy to do!