What is The Gold Standard? It is an 18k gold-plated tie tack or lapel pin that does something special with great economy: a card is returned to the deck, and an instant later it is seen impaled on your tie tack. You can pull on the card, and spin it on the post. Best of all, when you remove the card from the tie tack there is a hole in the card.
The card can be signed. The effect can be performed at any time in your act, with a deck in play. And it doesn’t have to be a playing card. The Gold Standard can just as easily cause a signed bill to become impaled, or a business card – imagine handing out your card only to discover it pierced by your tie tack. When you remove the card there’s a hole running through it, and you give that potential customer your business information with a permanent reminder of the effect he just witnessed.
This is an elegant quality prop, custom designed from the ground up with attention to detail. Sells for $75 when available.
One effect possible with MEMENTO:
A card is freely selected from a deck and returned. The magician points to a card box that has been in view from the start. Inside is found a clear crystal block that showcases a playing card…The card as the words “My Favorite Card” written across its face… The card is an exact match for the selection!
Another effect possible with MEMENTO:
A spectator signs a card and returns it to the deck. The magician reaches into his pocket and INSTANTLY removes a crystal clear block that contains the signed card.
BEAUTIFUL AND BAFFLING
- Any card can be selected
- A different card every time
- Easy to do, with solid impact
Includes a beveled, crystal clear block manufactured exclusively for Memento, special gimmicks, additional supplies and an instructional DVD.