Written by Jerry Mentzer
Work of Various
237 pages (Hardcover), published by Magic Methods
Illustrated with drawings by Richard Bartram, Jr.
Language: English
98 entries
Cover photograph
Creators Title Comments & References Page AA Categories
Jerry Mentzer Introduction
Jerry Mentzer Coincidence one of three cards chosen, another card chosen and put reversed in deck, they are mates, two handlings
Larry Jennings Third Reverse
Also published here 6
Randy Tanner Reset Finale after Reset routine the packets are put on top of each other and cards are suddenly alternated in pairs
Variations 8
Paul Swinford Stay Stack Finale one card is mated after faro shuffle, then two cards
Richard Bartram, Jr. Torn and Reborn Card torn quarters held in hand, card fan waved of them and card restores, duplicate
Richard Bartram, Jr. Torn and Reborn Color Change one-handed fan waved over card in other hand, it changes, bottom deal load under fan
David Harkey Chromacon fine incomplete faro shuffle, deck cased, deck taken out and shown all red (or black) except a selection
David Harkey Chromacon Plus fine incomplete faro shuffle, deck cased, deck taken out and shown all red and then all black except a selection
Bob Farmer Jazz Pieces/Body and Soul two giant card cut into four pieces, two pieces transpose, then oil and water phase with the 4&4, Jazz Aces with the pieces
Inspired by 25
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Delight Switch "must be executed very slowly"
Mike Bornstein Two Card Reverse with two selection
Mike Bornstein Bornstein's Shift bottom block transfer, deck on edge
Rick Johnsson Small Packet Vanish with injogged push-in color change
A. Odd Colored Back
B. With an Extra Card
C. Split Face Card
Jerry Mentzer, Bill Okal Card Change sandwiched card changes, ladder change
Dan Tong Fan Reverse using one-handed fan
Jerry Mentzer Fan Reverse Revelation
Inspired by 49
George Vaughn Scorpio's Triple triple change
Rick Johnsson Larreverse - Ambitious Card
Inspired by 54
Card at Any Position uncredited Slap Trick
Related to 54
Jerry Mentzer Reverse Faro Substitute slop shuffle as reverse faro
Bev Bergeron Another Rising Card from cased deck, hole in case
Bev Bergeron No Card Case Version card rises from center of deck, block with cut-out
Rubber-Tipped Wand Rising Card
Randy Tanner Elimination Prediction deck dealt into four piles, one chosen, some more dealing and choosing until one card remains, predicted
Also published here 65
Al Thatcher Super-Duper Poker Deal Zens stack
Variations 67
Jerry Mentzer A Poker Plot spectator deals poker hands, one from the bottom with the performer's back turned, he identified the bottom-dealt hand, also it's a royal flush
Inspired by 70
Basic Hummer four cards, selection is only one reversed after some procedure
Inspired by
  • "Baby Hummer" (Charles Hudson, The Linking Ring, Dec., 1967)
Also published here
Persi Diaconis Beyond Hummer four cards, selection is only one reversed after some procedure
Also published here 74
Jerry Mentzer Gag Hummer four cards, after some under-the-table procedure only chosen card is reversed, does not use CATO
Karl Fulves, Jerry Mentzer Out of this World Variation (Even Money Proposition) spectator is given pairs of red and black cards, he guesses all colors correctly, with transposition finale by Mentzer
Inspired by 78
Stephen Tucker The Choice of Six cards chosen from two piles, one for suit and one for value, resulting card predicted, sucker element
  • Self Working Version
Also published here 82
Aldo Colombini A Kick Out Of It Christ force, Six-spot cut to, counting down to selection, the five counted cards are a Royal Flush
Also published here 89
Edward Marlo Cover-Up Cut
Aldo Colombini Aldo's "Clean" Parade of the Kings one of four court cards thought of, it's odd-backed and other cards blank
Inspired by
  • Mark Leveridge handling
Aldo Colombini I'm a Joker color-changing back kicker
Also published here 93
Jerry Mentzer The Joker Blushes four Jokers, one changes to red on both sides
Inspired by
  • "Blushing Joker" (Brother John Hamman, marketed)
Jerry Mentzer One Hand Spread three as two
Partial Ascanio Spread four as three
Jerry Mentzer Rainbow Prediction mini rainbow cards, one chosen, predicted, either face or back (two-way out)
The Switch Big Deal type, under envelope
Philip T. Goldstein Prink four blank cards printed with Jokers one by one
Philip T. Goldstein Prink II four blank cards printed with Jokers one by one
Philip T. Goldstein The Jorback Count concealing one face and two backs, back count meets Jordan
Philip T. Goldstein Chaback Count concealing one face and two backs
Also published here
  • The Linking Ring, April 1992
Dan Block Second Card Palm Aces Aces appear one by one on top of deck
Harry Lorayne Second-Card Palm one-handed Palm of second from top card
Also published here 116
Dan Block Second Card Palm Sandwich two Kings jump from center to top with card sandwiched between them
Jerry Mentzer Signed Selection Changes Color back changes visually using following color change
  • Alternate Version
Herb Zarrow The "Color Change"
Inspired byAlso published here
  • MUM, March 1969
Paul Swinford P.S. Card to Wallet two selections, one in wallet as gag jumbo card prediction, other one found in envelope in wallet
Riffle Force to break
Paul Swinford Duo Control Variant two card control
Inspired by 128
Ian Baxter That Favorite "Last Trick"
Rick Johnsson Five Foot Card Trick out-of-hand selection, shuffling with key card
Rick Johnsson Face-up Stop Fan Force
William P. Miesel Modern Warfare
Inspired by
  • "Foursee and Four Don't" (Peter Duffie, Ulterior Motifs)
Edward Marlo The Spade Multiple Shift
Related to 140
Jerry Mentzer Flourish Ace Surprise black Aces change to red Aces, then to Queens
Inspired by 145
Hank Wocjik Flourish Aces Switch
Aldo Colombini Ace-mbly Kings assemble and change to Aces
Also published here 149
Mike Bornstein Band-It rubber band diagonally around deck vanishes and reappears around selection
VariationsAlso published here
  • Backstage - A Journal for Magicians (Chuck Windley)
Ray Mertz Card on Window Surprise with helper
Also published here 156
Tony Binarelli Voodoo X on selection appears on duplicate in second deck, also circle on face, involved voodoo doll and movement under handkerchief, glorpy
Jerry Mentzer The Breather Crimp some information, chapter "Breather Crimp Mysteries"
  • How to Crimp the Card
  • Basic Handling (cutting to the crimp)
Al Thatcher Al's Masterpiece spectator shuffles packet, puts some in pocket, remembers bottom cards of rest and puts it back on the deck, located with some dealing, breather crimp
Also published here
  • Precursor #37
Bob King Impossible Location spectator cuts deck into three piles, remembers top card of any pile and loses it, breather crimp
Also published here 170
Bob King Far Out of Sight OOSOOM, breather crimp
Also published here 171
Al Thatcher Breather Crimp Application for last Ace in Cutting the Aces
Related to 174
Jerry Mentzer Challenge Aces Aces cut to from shuffled, sealed deck, breather crimps
Resealing the Deck
Gary Plants Quick Transpo breather crimp
Inspired by 178
Matchbook Easel
Bob King Supreme Control Aces shuffled into deck, back on top, top stock control with a breather crimp
Also published here 180
Jerry Mentzer No Deck Omni Deck handling
  • Shuffle one
  • Shuffle two
Jim Krenz Triumph deck roughed on back
Tony Binarelli Gamma Effect deck shown back and front, card named, it's the only card signed by performer on face and with odd back
Jerry Mentzer Color Change Deck Routine Triumph with four Aces, deck changes back color
Richard Bartram, Jr. Point of Thought spectator thinks of a card and removes this with two others from a deck, performer removes card with arrow from second deck, it points to thought-of card and matches it
VariationsAlso published here
  • Mystification
Jerry Mentzer Another Point of Thought same effect
Inspired by 203
Bottom Peek bubble type
Eddie Fechter Fechter's Changing Aces (Snapover Aces) red Aces on top of tabled deck, when turned over again they are black Aces
Related to
  • Precursor #33
VariationsAlso published here
  • Fechter - The Magic of Eddie Fechter
Eddie Fechter Tabled Double Lift snap-over
Mike Gallo Changing Aces black Aces produced, they change into red Aces
Inspired by 211
Mike Gallo Bubble Glimpse Get-Ready
Mike Gallo Snap Push-Off
Eddie Fechter Spring Card Revelation card flipped off deck in other hand or on deck
Also published here
  • "Magician Nitely"
Dan Block Changing Aces black Aces found, change into red Aces
Inspired by 216
Card Flipping into other hand onto deck
John Murray One Hand Bottom Deal tossed out the front
  • To Learn the Move
  • The Fair Deal
  • Freeing the Bottom Card
  • The Bottom Deal
  • Tips
Related to 223
Dai Vernon, John Murray, Jerry Mentzer One Hand Bottom - Applications
Dan Block Palm Cut flourishy cut to cover top palm, action palm
Related to 229
Dan Block Palm Cut Revelation
Karl Fulves Stop on a Dime spectator stops during face-up deal, then a coin vanishes and appears next to the card, Erdnase bottom deal with a coin
Inspired by 232
Karl Fulves Side Jogged Aces four packets shuffled by spectator, Ace on bottom of each, featuring bottom deal as transfer to another packet
Related to 233
Karl Fulves Bottom Steal
Inspired by 234
S. W. Erdnase Bottom Dealing abbreviated description
Also published here 235
Data entered by Denis Behr, March 2019.