This effect is the hit of my lectures and fun to perform. Much easier to perform than most other linking card effects; the method is devastating.
Not just a trick, it's a routine featuring a multi-phase performance where each phase escalates to the next. Everything happens right before your spectator's eyes. Zero set-up. No gimmicks.
phase one: The magician borrows two playing cards, he rips out their centers and magically makes them link before the spectator’s eyes.
phase two: The cards are separated and spectators are allowed to examine the cards in the middle of the effect.
phase three: The magician causes the cards to link again. Finally the cards are separated and given to the spectators.
+ The cards can be borrowed + No advanced preparation is required + No extra gimmicks + The cards can be handed out for examination