Do the Hamman count card trick The Hamman card count uses three cards. Hold the cards in the middle grip using the middle finger, ring finger and thumb. Hold the cards as far up on the middle and ring fingers as you possibly can. The farther up you hold them, the more cards you can show. Hold the cards initially in your right hand (if you're right handed.) The left hand pulls off the two cards. For a split second, the two sets of cards are together. That's when you return the cards to the right hand to be counted again while one card is left in the left hand. Then you start over. There's nothing more to say.