Legend is a version of Any Card At Any Number that I have not yet released to the open market.
The effect is that you hand someone a closed briefcase with the warning not to let it out of his possession until the performance is over.
You explain that there are two things in the briefcase that will be of interest to the participant. One is a pack of playing cards; the other is a cheque for $10,000.00.
You note that before the performance you selected a particular playing card at random and placed it at a particular position in the pack (from position 1 to position 52). You state that you will allow the participant a free choice of any playing card, and any number from 1 to 52. In the end, if the chosen card is not at the chosen number, the participant can keep the cheque for $10,000.00 .
The participant is given the opportunity to change his mind if he wants to think of a different card or number.
Once he has committed to a card and number, he opens the briefcase and withdraws the cheque and the pack of playing cards (closed in its cardbox). With the performer standing far away, the participant removes the cards from the box and then counts the cards aloud, one at a time face up onto a table or chair or any surface available.
The card he named is at the number he named.
No stooges. No trick tables, chairs, etc. Only one ordinary pack of cards is used, which can be given to the participant as a gift at the end of the performance. No pre-show. Entirely self-contained. One the briefcase is in the participant's hands, the performer does not come near the participant or the cards again.