I have always been interested in card magic
and close up magic in general. One day when I was 10 or 12 I decided to show off my new practiced skills on some cousins of mine.
After talking my spiel and going through the motions I quickly realized that I had truly lost the trick. I don't know what exactly happened, but in the midst of my magic I said "52 pickup!" and threw all the cards into the air.
Moments later the cards fell to earth and landed almost uniformaly across the ground facing down. My cousins looked at me curiously. I spun around, stopped and picked up a card at random. Then spinning back around I said this is your card! They were both shocked as I had found the card.
Ahhh. That was a good day.