Originally posted by TheMagicApple:
THree decks are shuffled by three different people, an assistant is called up (NOT A "STOOGE") and is asked to pick one card from each of the three decks. Once chosen, they are revealed to be the exact same card! Each of the cards were chosen from a different shuffled deck, yet they are all the same!
I think I prefer the second version. Don't know why really, but it seems more direct and to the point.
If the method allows it, I'd probably try to make it into a three-phase routine:
First bring out a mini-deck, saying something like; "I'll show you a small miracle...", and then proceed to do a quick effect with it.
Then bring out a normal-sized deck; -"A slightly bigger miracle!" Use both decks for another effect - perhaps Marlo's "Double Thought" from The Cardician.
And then, finally, bring out a jumbo deck: -"a BIG miracle!", and use all three decks for the second version of your effect.