Most magicians start out learning card tricks, and street magic is no different. Practicing card tricks is a great way for beginners to start learning the principles of performing magic, as well as sleight of hand. But don’t mistake card tricks for beginner stuff that you leave behind as your skills improve; after all, David Blaine still practices and performs card tricks on a daily basis!
“Secrets of Card Magic” is a great series of videos by professional magician Chris Burton, and is a great place to start learning card tricks. In his videos, Chris explains over sixty tricks step-by-step, as well as card flourishes and many sleight of hand lessons and tips.
Another great resource for starting street magicians, or even an experienced magician who wants more tricks, is Learn Easy Magic, which is a great collection of books teaching you all kinds of different simple, but effective tricks.