Just stumbled across a great trick from JK Hartman’s After Craft “Just In Case” is a fantastic card in case routine -the effect is that the spectators card is inserted into the centre of the pack which has been placed in the case and the case given to the spectator to hold. The magician pulls the card case away from the spectators hand and the selected card ends up face up in their hand – it has seemingly penetrated the case and also somehow turned face up!
The best feature of the trick for me is the presentational justification for bringing the pack and the case into contact – an explanation of how precise the box has been made. It really is incredibly clever and completely justifies your actions.
Speaking of card case moves there’s a great card from box idea hidden on YouTube performed by Bebel – I don’t know whose it is or if it’s his originally but its great.