The Original Tarbell Course In Magic by Harlan Tarbell
Page 8 et seq.
Personal Comment: This is an odd one, but one that takes little effort to do. So there are situations where this can be quite good. Not for a big show, but as an impromptu bit it is terrific. Instead of the backpalm I would prefer a Tenkai position and instead of the card I would use a credit card. It's impromptu so, what more do you want?
Nice quote by Harlan Tarbell himself in the very fist issue of his course.
I want this fact to sink in: SOME OF THE GREATEST TRICKS AND ILLUSIONS ON THE STAGE ARE UNBELIEVABLY SIMPLE.
Don't forget that you were once one of the spectators and believed these tricks to be almost superhuman feats. Now, when you learn how very simple they are, remember that to those who are not "in the know," they are still deep mysteries.