I meant one card trick per table, I.e. one per routine - sorry if that wasnt clear. Or do you still think thats too much?
One of my most well-received table-hopping routines is just card effects. Don't be afraid of putting together an all-card routine, provided the effects are unique, strong, and varied -- and you have the people skills to pull it off.
Remember that you are looking at 5 to 10 minutes per table. Ring Leader is a performance in itself, as can be a good sponge ball routine (or C&B or Chop Cup) or a rope routine.
If you are mixing and matching effects with different props, keep two things in mind:
1) the typical table-hopping performance arc: quick visual opener, participatory middle, strong memorable closer
2) pocket management -- how much stuff do you want to carry around? the more you can do with the fewest props, the better. Take one trick ponies like the Invisible Deck...is carrying a whole deck for pretty much one effect really worth the space? If I'm going to carry a one-trick pony deck while table-hopping, it's going to be CardToon -- plays better across more ages, is repeatable (kids will want it repeated), and has the same use as an "out" as does the ID
I agree with just dropping Card to Ceiling. You'll end up NOT doing it more times than you do it. And the swami...what are you going to do with it? Do you want to carry it simply because you know effects that use it or because those effects are really restaurant-worthy? Although I do some menal magic in table-hopping for banquet/convention scenarios, I don't bring it into restaurants.
As for T&Rs, go for the low-effort ones with little angle-sensitivity. Ultimate Rip-Off comes to mind...perhaps J.C. Wagner's. Of course, if you're going to take time to rip up cards, why not do something like a linking card effect...Immaculate Connection, for example?