That's exactly what Brian Kennedy and Justin Miller have done with R.I.P. 2.0. This is by far the easiest, cleanest, most visual torn-and-restored effect ever.
A freely chosen card is selected and then put back into the center of the deck. The magician says he will make the card jump to the top of the deck. He snaps his fingers and turns over the top card, and it's the WRONG card.
The magician asks to try something else. He asks the spectator to sign the back of the indifferent card. He then puts the indifferent card underneath the cellophane of the card box. He then rips right through the card, through the signature on the card and the cellophane on the box. The spectator sees and hears the rip, they can feel the cellophane. You then do the impossible.
You slowly and visually restore the ripped card and the cellophane. The spectator removes the card, and it has turned into their selected card.
Card and box are both totally examinable before and after the magic moments!
Start clean, end clean!
3 versions taught!