1,092 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Location / Single Card
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
To tell what Card a Person pitches on, without seeing the Card till you find it in the Pack cards shown one by one and stopped at selection, simple overhand shuffle control
1784 65
A Card having been Chosen and Returned, and the Pack shuffled, to Produce the Chosen Card instantly in various ways long card or stripper deck, see following tricks
1876 62
To Cut at the Chosen Card stripper, long card, or ungaffed after spectator shuffle (palm)
1876 62
Tricks with Long Cards simple location of a card, either by using long card as key or by forcing long card
1889 41
To discover a Chosen Card by the Throw of a Pair of Dice forcing pack
1889 92
Methods of Identifying a Chosen Card - Fourth Method concave bridge in rest of deck
1890 22
Fifth Method nailnick as selection is replaced underneath fan
1890 22
Eine gezogene Karte aufzufinden No. 29, key card palmed onto selection
1895 34
Dasselbe Kunststück in anderer Ausführung No. 30, selection found by weighing each card
1895 35
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Einzig unfehlbare Manier, um vom Publikum gemerkte Karten zu erraten strange force of fourth card from top
1896 29
Eine Karte am Gewicht zu erkennen selection found by carefully weighing cards one by one
1896 75
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Das mysteriöse Würfelchen selection in deck, deck dealt into six piles, spectator throws die which identifies the pile with the selection
1896 231
Kartenspiel und Würfel card chosen and lost, six piles made by performer, spectator throws die and the number indicates the pile with the selection
  • 1. Ausführung (six banks of the same six cards each, separated by wide cards)
  • 2. Ausführung (ungaffed)
Jan. 1896
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 5)
Das Auffinden einer gedachten Karte spectator remembers card and its position from top by stopping performer's deal, deck cut (bottom card is key card), card ends up at its original position
Oct. 1897
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 10)
I. Methode spectator says stop during deal and remembers the card, key card location
Oct. 1897
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 10)
II. Methode spectator says stop during deal and remembers the card
Oct. 1897
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 10)
Transformation via Top Change wrong card changes into right one via top change, short routine
Apr. 1898
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 4)
Muscle Reading Location
June 1898
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 6)
Carl Willmann Die Karte aus der Brusttasche deck placed in pocket, cards removed one by one, at named position the selection is removed, also with multiple selections
Jan. 1901
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 1)
S. W. Erdnase C. By the Cut "Methods for Determining a Card Thought Of"
spectator cuts while performer holds deck, remembers card, and replaces, performer picks up break
Variations 1902 167
C. O. Williams The Unique Card selection lost, three piles made, selection is bottom card of center pile
1904 43
The Card in the Pocket card and its position thought-of, divined and placed in pocket, Lazy Man's Card to Pocket, two handlings
Related to 1909 92
Charles T. Jordan Leave it to the Aces No. 22, Aces pushed in deck, named Ace lies next to selection, using Diagonal Palm Shift
VariationsAlso published here 1919/1920 64
Charles T. Jordan The Four-to-One Detection similar to the 21 card trick, with sixteen cards, different layout & redistribution
The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks)
Edward Bagshawe A Necromatic Notes borrowed bill put in envelope, deck with chosen card fixed with two rubber bands, bill travels into deck next to selection
1924 36
Oswald Rae A One-Handed Card Trick card from top reversed at bottom, Charlier Cut grip, as location of selected card
1926 15
Louis Nikola Locating Card chosen and lost, magician divines card and position in deck after shuffles and cuts
Also published here 1927 27
Jack Merlin Ink Card Used in Conjunction with Count Tricks
1927/28 14
Jack Merlin The Tip Up Find spectator cuts to selection
Also published here 1927/28 6
Jack Merlin Causing A Spectator to Do a Change spectator tries to change card by slapping on it, selection is found on the bottom, joke
Also published here 1927/28 6
Jack Merlin Crimp for a Table Spread crimping the selection while pushing the cards towards the spectator to be shuffled
1927/28 21
Jack Merlin Inked Card as Key Card in tabled spread
1927/28 21
Oswald Rae Rae's Ten-Card Trick spectator removes ten cards and selects one, performer puts cards in pocket and removes selection, duplicates
1928 1
Knockout Counting Trick spectator remembers card and its position, later he moves as many cards again
1928 4
The Card in the Pocket key card location
1928 7
Walter B. Gibson The Master Card Location
1928 19
The Circle of Cards number of counted cards and a selection are divined
1928 24
Eric F. Impey Perfectos "A New Principle in Card Magic"
card chosen, wrong card changes into selection, half-waxed pairs, back card is force card
Also published here 1928 1
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Auffinden einer gezogenen Karte simple key card placement and location
1930 59
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Eine gezogene Karte erraten simple key card placement and location
1930 60
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Das wispernde As always being able to locate certain card from the back, card apparently talks to performer
1930 61
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Eine gezogene und in ein fremdes Kartenspiel gesteckte Karte herausfinden card removed from one deck and put in other deck is found immediately
1930 95
Tom Sellers A Deceptive Card Trick
1931 9
Theodore Annemann One in Fourteen deck is cut, card remembered and shuffled among thirteen other cards, selection is found
1931 13
Tom Sellers Push - A Novel Card Trick packed pushed from deck with pencil
1931 15
Eric F. Impey Tone Control four piles, two key cards on top, selection lost and found apparently via spectator's voice during him reading off all cards
1931 6
Ralph W. Hull Magic Touch Versus Mental Thought card and its position thought-of, divined and placed in pocket, Lazy Man's Card to Pocket
Related to 1933 14
Arthur H. Buckley, Charles T. Jordan The Red and the Black card chosen and shuffled back, cards dealt, all are red except selection
1933 38
T. Page Wright A Pickpocket Card cards brought from pocket one by one, at named number selection is taken
1933 39
Tom Sellers Steps unusual selection procedure
1934 3
Theodore Annemann Fair and Square suit rotation stack
Related to 1934 24
El Ray The Fan Location crimp below fan
Aug. 1935
The Jinx (Issue 11)
The Master Card Location No. 6, spectator touches any card while performer spreads them and remembers it, deck cut, performer locates card
1935 9
Getting the Spectator's Number No. 42, complicated dealing selection procedure
1935 39
Al Baker Your Pulse Tells spectator's index finger finds card, thick card ("click")
Also published here 1935 14
Theodore Annemann Trickery! one of five cards is located under fair conditions, duplicates
The Jinx (Issue Summer Extra 1936)
John Braun, Theodore Annemann Cards in the Cases fair selection is found in second deck, set-up
Oct. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 25)
Jean Hugard Your Card, Sir? cards torn up in four pieces are put in hat, corners of selection found in mess
Related to 1936 160
Victor Farelli El Naipe y la Corbata (name means The Card and Cravat in Cervantes) Deck wrapped in silk tie, allowed to drop, everything drops except selection is attached to end of silk tie (cravat)
1936 24
Franklin M. Chapman With the One Hand Palm selection lost, cutting procedure which results in a reversed card which is next to the selection and thus finds it
1936 6
Victor Farelli Push selection procedure that sets a key card
1937 22
Arthur H. Buckley Indetecto divining chosen number and card, impromptu punched card with finger nail
Also published here 1937 83
Detected by Fingerprints behind the back key placement
Related to 1937 84
The Card and Number
1937 88
Tone Control key card location
1937 88
L. Widdop The Mystic Seven key card location
1937 88
Master Mental Mystery key card location, nail marked card
1937 89
Infallible Detection key card location
Also published here 1937 89
Location Plus slick key card, spectator overhand shuffles
1937 97
Theodore Annemann Subtle Method of Setting the Deck Openly for one-way backs in course of a location
Related to 1937 139
U. F. Grant The Fingerprint Discovery one-way backs
1937 152
Behind the Back card located behind back, reversed key card
Variations 1937 170
Assistance Card Trick card counting location
1937 182
Four to One Detection "which row is your card in?" with strange dealing pattern
1937 185
Stewart Judah The Circle of Cards selection and number of counted cards are divined, set-up
Related to 1937 192
Rolland Hamblen A Trick Without a Clue selection and number of counted cards are divined, set-up
Related toVariations 1937 193
Theodore Annemann Fair and Square suit rotation stack
Related to 1937 203
Frank Lane Location
1937 227
William Larsen From Another Pack forcing any King from set-up deck with counting procedure
1937 229
Excello Card Discovery suit rotation stack
Related to 1937 231
Si Stebbins Mediumistic Stunt No. 1 stacked deck
1937 233
Finding All but a Chosen Card all cards fall out of hand except selection, stripper deck
1937 265
The Captain Card cards in hat are dropped out, selection remains in hat, stripper deck
1937 273
Stop me at Any Time stripper deck
1937 274
Conrad Rheiner Card Detected by Pulse Beat card forced
1937 332
C. O. Williams The Card from the Pocket card at thought of position is remembered and found, lazy man
Related toVariations 1937 342
S. H. Wimbrough Card from the Pocket - Another Presentation lazy man's card to pocket, pocketed card in beginning is later selection
1937 342
Charles T. Jordan Banner Card Discovery card at thought of position is remembered and found by performer behind back and pocketed
Also published here 1937 343
Kli Ban The Spectator Finds Your Card card travels into other half next to selection
1937 348
Charles T. Jordan The Life Saver pointer one way from face
Also published here 1937 352
Louis Nikola Locating selection and its position named, memorized deck
Also published here 1937 394
Theodore Annemann The Psychic Toothpick toothpick moves on its own
Also published here 1937
The Jinx (Issue Winter Extra 1936/37)
Theodore Annemann The Walk Around Discovery cards distributed on floor and selection located
VariationsAlso published here Feb. 1937
The Jinx (Issue 29)
Joe Berg An Amazing Card Location top five cards are shown not to be the selection, number up to five is called, card at that position is now selection, imperfection principle
1937 9
A Card Changes in the Spectator's Hand
1938 225
A Joker Trick
1938 240
John Northern Hilliard Final Suggestions about impromptu tricks
1938 242
The Fadeaway Cards plunger-pushing back & forth a packet through deck until one remains
VariationsAlso published here 1938 243
A Blindfold Detection svengali deck, spectator deals cards and performer calls stop while blindfolded
1938 437
Ralph W. Hull The Tuned Deck six phases, two corner shorts
Related to 1938 517
Stewart James Deck Digit Dial and Devil different procedure
Sep. 1938
The Jinx (Issue 48)
The Fadeaway Cards brief, plunger-pushing back & forth a packet through deck until one remains
Related to 1939 7
Louis Lam Sensational Card Discovery
1939 10
Louis Lam Pusho packet pushed (poke) from center as selection procedure
1939 23
Oscar Weigle The Triple Enigma spectator puts cards in pocket and remembers a card in rest of deck, performer divines card and number of pocketed cards, then locates card, short card
1939 38
Oscar Weigle The Challenge Blindfold Card Routine genuinely blindfolded
Effect No. 1: think stop
Effect No. 2: performer stops while dealing
Effect No. 3: spectator reads cards and performer detects card by voice
Effect No. 4: performer stops spectator's deal and even names card
Also published here 1939 43
Eine neue Art, eine Karte zu lokalisieren method to find a selected card, using full stack
Also published here
  • "Magikeren" January 1939.
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 1 No. 2)
Interessantes Kartenentdecken finding card behind back. envelope card made from two cards and tape
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 1 No. 3&4)
Fred Rohner Das Kartenraten card replaced under cover of table cloth, secretly reversed
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 1 No. 5)
A Cutting Discovery found by cutting to it, thumbnail estimation
Related toVariations 1940 114
Paul LePaul There It Is! visual thing, drawing on cover of Dover Reprint..., for credit information see references
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1940 167
Five Card Royale one of five, mathematical
Related toVariations 1940 273
Phantaso one of five, one-way pips
1940 273
Faced Deck Reverse Location fair control, faced deck
1940 342
The Magic of Nine number of cards in pocket and selection is devined
1940 402
Robert Tothill Secrets for Sale four locations
Jan. 1940
The Jinx (Issue 75)
Albert Cohn Combination dealing trick
Inspired by 1940
The Jinx (Issue 91)
Herb Runge A Thought Ahead Tantalizer
Related to 1940
The Jinx (Issue 102)
Harry W. Burger Inevitable one of sixteen cards fairly chosen and lost, then found
The Jinx (Issue 113)
Jack Vosburgh The Mystery of the Suits one of the Aces is selected and found, then the suit of another selected Ace is predicted
The Jinx (Issue 122)
Gambler's Sense of Touch performer cuts at selection
1940 20
Gerald Kosky Ziska Improved number of moved cards & selection are divined by value of a card, set-up, marked locator
Inspired byRelated to 1940 40
Rolf Andra "Bel ami" after selection is returned, performer makes four piles of four cards, one is chosen and it contains selection and mates
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 2 No. 1)
Edward Victor A Move for the “Rising Cards” (Sleight of Hand Method) wrong card rises from deck changes into selection, finger pushes cards up from back, for applications see references
Related toVariations 1940 ca. 15
Edward Victor A "Fan" Card Change wrong card found is changed into selection
1940 ca. 22
Edward Victor A “Quick” Reversed Card Trick selection reverses itself in deck twice
1940 ca. 24
Edward Victor The Four Mental Cards spectator thinks of one of four cards that are returned to deck, whichever one he names, magician can produce it (top, bottom, reversed or pocket)
1940 ca. 35
The Change-About Card three wrong cards, chosen one changes into selection
1941 223
Jean Hugard Credit Information for "There It Is!"
Related to 1941 51
Dr. William Weyeneth Un de mes trucs card location, secretly placing a coin on selection
July 1941
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 3 No. 7)
Rémy Degeneve Un Tour de Cartes reversed card leads to selection
Jan. 1941 5
Lloyd W. Chambers Molecular Cards deck is pulled open into a stream of cards, selection is only reversed card in facedown stream, tape
1941 14
Lloyd W. Chambers Cardart cards attached to spinning wheel, spectator throws dart at it and it hits target next to selection
1941 17
Tony Kardyro Card in Pocket card is found by performer behind his back and put in spectator's pocket
1941 9
Tony Kardyro Chosen Card in Selected Pile selection lost, three piles made, selection is found in chosen pile
1941 9
Dai Vernon The Little Dictators spectator notes card and its position up to ten, three dice are thrown, the total gives position of card
1941/49 25
Edward Marlo Torn Deck Mystery deck is torn in quarters which are mixed in hat, performer locates four pieces of selection without looking
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1942 10
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Pendulum
1942 26
Walter B. Gibson Topper
Also published here Apr. 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 7)
Lu Brent How'd He Find It! selected card is taken out from the packet by touch
June 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 12)
Clayton Rawson No Corpse for the Coffin crimping selection, then "There It Is" with unload for transformation of wrong card into selection
Inspired byVariations July 1942
The Phoenix (Issue 14)
Eddie Joseph A Queer Location performer's finger pushes out a bunch of cards from center and spectator remembers face card of bunch, apparently it is always the same card when done twice
Variations 1942 14
Eddie Joseph The Riffle Location card hit through deck so it come out at inner end, located via short-card riffle then
1942 16
Eddie Joseph The Elimination Trick tantalizer type elimination in which the spectator has to eliminate the pile each time without his thought-of card, so no real effect, "The above should be worked rapidly and no time given to them to think."
Related to 1942 21
Eddie Joseph The Hazelite Mystery card and position remembered, it is no longer at that position, located again with deck in pocket
1942 43
Charles Nyquist, James G. Thompson Jr. Pointer card is secretly signed on one side of the face, put back and spread so the signature is not seen, card is found
Apr. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 32)
Walter B. Gibson Mickey Finn
Apr. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 34)
Theodore Annemann The Walk Around Discovery cards distributed on floor and selection located by standing on it
Also published here 1943 3
Theodore Annemann The Psychic Toothpick toothpick moves on its own
Also published here 1943 19
Jean Hugard Presentation card location, behind back, card at position remembered, counting cards from top to bottom, focus on presentation
June 1943 2
Dr. Lazlo Rothbart Stop spectator and performer each deal half the deck, performer stops to locate selection, followed by french translation
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 5 No. 2)
James G. Thompson Jr. Fantasy in Red and Black slop shuffle red black separation, card location, lead in for a red black riffle shuffle set-up
May 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 60)
Tom Fitzgerald Stamped stamp appears on selection
Nov. 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 72)
Dr. A. Heller Magnetic Fisherman selection is attracted to magnet
June 1944 55
Gaston "Gasbor" Borgeaud Une Fantaisie story trick, cards with colors and pictures used
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 6 No. 2)
John Mulholland The Freely Selected Card concept of one-way backs, three methods of locating a freely selected card using one-way backs
  • I. Standard location
  • II. Card at number
  • III. Spectator locates card
1944 12
John Mulholland I. Standard Location one-way backs
1944 12
John Mulholland Magic Spelling three spelling-themed tricks:
  • I. Selection is spelled to
  • II. Values of entire suit spelled to in order
  • III. All court cards spelled to
1944 29
John Mulholland Magic Spelling - I deck is shuffled, magician sets selection in position to be spelled to
1944 29
To Know Which Card Has Been Selected cutting deck at selection and then sighting bottom card
1944 48
John Mulholland To Know By Sound Which Card Is Missing From the Deck spectator doesn’t see card, magician riffles deck to his ear and divines card, same method as p. 48
1944 49
John Mulholland Shuffling the Deck and A Trick in Connection Therewith to give impression that stacked deck was shuffled, have duplicate deck shuffled and card selected, switch in stacked deck and have card replaced, find card and continue with stacked deck
1944 58
Edward Marlo What to Do simple Discovery
1945 21
Eddie Clever To Pick Out and Name a Selected Card several cards in envelopes, selection is identified
1945 203
John Booth Cards of Cairo
1945 10
Paul Morris Are You Sure? instead of the chosen card, four Jacks are found, chosen card appears in the end
Also published here 1945 25
Charles Nyquist The Principle of Alternative Terminations - And Its Applications When the Spectator Shuffles stratagem for controlling a card while spectator shuffles the deck, several outs
1945 27
Ned Rutledge Well, Well! face up ace should find spectator's card
Related to 1945 31
Ronald B. Edwards Bi-Mentalism card is pushed in a deck, named card is found next to it, two versions:
  • 1. Stack and nail writer
  • 2. Svengali
1945 80
George McAthy My Best Trick clever
1945 99
Audley Walsh The Magician's Dream
1945 119
George G. Kaplan One in Five spectator adds four card to selection, performer divines it
Jan. 1945 94
Arthur H. Buckley Charlier Location and Speller Experiment No. 7 - cutting at the same position as a spectator and spelling application
1946 157
Edward Marlo Cut the Card performer cuts to selection via slip cut
Early Marlo (Issue Marlo's Discoveries)
Frank Csuri Here It Is!!
Inspired by 1946 11
Warren Wiersbe Cardillusion three indifferent cards change into mates
1946 9
Frederick Braue For Clubs and Lodges wrong card changes into selection with top change
Feb. 1946 196
Dai Vernon Infallible Indicator four as indicator card face up in the deck, together with second card used selection is found
Variations July 1946 231
Rowland Brandwem Matchbook Discovery card is selected and shuffled back in the deck, second selection is placed unseen on the table, then 13 cards placed in a row and matchbox held over each card and one card sticks to it which turns out to be selection and unseen card's value matches position
Oct. 1946 261
Frank Shepard You Could Have Selected That One one of six previously tabled card indicates position of selection
1946 36
Van Osdol Number Trick digit addition force
Variations 1946 56
Ten Card Effect card in ten-card packet and its position thought of, card travels to pocket after some counting in that packet
1946 62
R. M. Jamison 57 two times performer knows where selection is, when spectator turns up cards and names them
May 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 125)
J. B. Bobo The Isolated Key corner dotted card in center as reference
1947 32
J. B. Bobo Telepathic Miracle key card placed next to thought-of card
Related to 1947 40
Frederick Braue Divinumber single card location, using hidden principle of 9 / 9 force
Dec. 1947 377
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 8 No. 3&4)
A Pocket Discovery deck in pocket, card produced at named number
1948 18
A Card and a Number card is found at number which was "dealt" by spectator before
1948 26
A Meeting of the Minds remote key, alomst challenge
1948 74
Justice Card Trick Card is found blindfolded
1948 211
George G. Kaplan The X-Ray Location newspaper over scattered cards using the corner-short
1948 43
George G. Kaplan The "Impossible" Discovery odd/even separation with corner-short as divider
1948 46
George G. Kaplan The Twenty-Sixth Card Location - Using a Corner-Short
1948 47
George G. Kaplan Au Naturelle magician says "stop" at a card whose value is used to count to selection, "Natural Card" (see next item)
1948 48
George G. Kaplan Magnetic Thought Transference matches placed on seven-card row on table, another match reacts magnetic to match on chosen card
1948 105
Think corner-short and glimpse
1948 153
Syl Reilly The G. Man Card Trick card located in packet and clock layout with tactile key card
Oct. 1948 9
Dr. F. W. van Klaveren 1 Karte + 1 Tuch "Silcardo", several methods to find selection with handkerchief
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 9 No. 4)
Paul Dienst Alles verkehrt finding selection under handkerchief, two decks, using "Realwert-Karten" stack
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 9 No. Sondernummer 1)
Max Giebe Vom Zufall bestimmt cut to card used to find selection
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 9 No. Sondernummer 1)
2. Der lächelnde Buddha finding selection with little Buddha
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 9 No. Sondernummer 1)
Tony Kardyro Two Ace Change one of two Aces changes into selection
Variations 1948 4
Arthur H. Buckley Indetecto divining chosen number and card, impromptu punched card with finger nail ("Nail Marking")
Also published here 1948 87
Bill Simon The Chinese Cut cutting procedure with perpendicular configuration
Variations 1949 6
Hit The Deck Weird card location with key card
1949 35
Clayton Rawson Merlini's Magic using Rawson's "Turn-Up Sleight"
Related to Apr. 1949
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 6 No. 11)
Hen Fetsch Band-It Card Escape removing selection from deck, encircled with rubber bands
1949 6
Phil Thomas Band-It Card Undercover card is removed from deck under handkerchief held by spectator, deck encircled with rubber bands
1949 7
Paul Dienst Aus meiner Zauberkiste with 32 or 52 cards, version with 32 cards over phone
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 10 No. 4)
The Ten of Diamonds one of nine cards chosen, reversed Ten-spot used to located it
1949 18
Trick of the Year counting procedure according to some calendar numbers to arrive at selection
1949 19
Joe Stuthard Clean-Up Location within "Method 3", trilby deck dealt into two piles for location, half deck is switched
1949 11
Joe Stuthard Pile Trick chosen card appears on top of any one of a number of piles
1949 16
Joe Stuthard Clock Trick piles in clock layout made, coin with arrow spun, the designated packet has selection on top, Kay Stuthard's favorite
1949 16
Marjorie Fletcher Dice Trick six cards on table, roll of die used to locate it
1949 16
Joe Stuthard Cutting to Selected Card
1949 18
Eddie Joseph Through the Beat of the Pulse selection is lost and deck divided into two piles, performer knows in which pile card is and also exact position
1949 ca. 1
Charles Hudson Switch Back way to find the bridged card
June 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 204)
Harvey P. Graham Gloria Mundi deck is placed in a glass, cards fall out except selection
June 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 205)
Carmine Laino Behind the Back Card Trick No. 6, "A favorite trick of magician Carmine Laino", deck cut behind performer's back, card remembered at bottom of cut portion, performer divines identity
1950 17
John Scarne The Betting Card Trick No. 42, "The next card I turn over will be your card" sucker gag
1950 75
Cliff Green Instanto No. 53, Card produced from pocket
1950 94
Theodore Annemann Locatrix No. 58, Divine card behind back
1950 104
Jack Miller The Traveling Card No. 74, Ace to King stack
1950 135
Larry Arcuri, Bill Pawson, Howard Wurst, Ken Krenzel, Frank Kelly Breath Control No. 84, magician locates card by apparently recognizing breath imprint
1950 153
John Scarne Scarne's Twenty-Two Card Trick No. 86, deck is placed in pocket, cards remove, and the selection appears when the spectator gets to the number 22 and calls stop.
1950 157
Harry Lorayne Lorayne's Mind Reading Card Trick No. 91
1950 170
John Scarne Scarne's Tappit No. 97, uses just odd-valued cards of a numerical stack
Related to 1950 185
Nate Leipzig Leipzig's Pocket Card Trick No. 121, performer finds spectator's selection and divines number of cards in spectator's pocket
1950 235
Martin Gardner A Novel Discovery producing a card which matches value and one which matches suit, then actual selection, method of secretly cutting the deck when removing a card
Jan. 1950 623
Dr. Jacob Daley Dr. Daley Reversed Card Count method to reverse card, selection appears face-up at number
Apr. 1950
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 7 No. 11)
Bill Nord Nord's Handkerchief Variation selection appears face-up at number, under handkerchief
Apr. 1950
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 7 No. 11)
Clayton Rawson Saltless Sorcery deck kicked with foot, and several methods seated to break deck at bridge to reveal selection
June 1950 670
Eddie Joseph The Expert Cuts performer cuts straight to selection, bottom card crimp à la gambler's peek
1950 14
Eddie Joseph Can you see your Card? spectator peeks at a card, performer ribbon spreads the cards face-up and names selection, performed with one hand
Related to 1950 14
Hans Trunk Die magnetische Karte non-magnetic card is found with magnet on string
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 11 No. 1)
Laurie Ireland Peek a Boo hand inside plastic bag, selection appears
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951)
Ormond McGill Improved Muscle Reading headphones with metal plate on the end of the wire, two versions to find a selected card, first with sleight of hand to elicit a good spectator for muscle reading for second phase
1951 16
Rolf Andra Gedanke und Tat
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 12 No. 1&2)
Al Leech Flip Over spectator pushes Ace of Spades in deck, Ace and selection remain in hand via friction toss
1952 18
Al Leech Count Down
1952 24
Al Leech An Unscrupulous Deal chosen card is dealt apparently from nowhere, second deal
1952 28
Rolf Andra Gedanke und Tat! spectator and performer think of a number, selection is found at same number
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 13 No. 2)
Dr. A. Ch. Wilsmann Mirakel punched deck system
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 13 No. 5)
Al Koran Effect No 1. "Sense of Touch" performer blindfolded, selected card is located by feel in tabled spread
1952 73
Al Koran Effect No. 6. "Force Superb" performer blindfolded, card chosen and performer finds it in his pocket
1952 76
Bob Hummer Five Card Baffle one of five cards is divined, off-beat method
VariationsAlso published here 1952 57
W. F. "Rufus" Steele The Baffle Follow-Up one of five cards is divined
Inspired by 1952 58
Valentino Graziadei Ein Telepathisches Kunststück some cards face up and some face down, card is remembered and cards gathered again, divination of selection
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 14 No. 4)
Valentino Graziadei Die Berührte Karte location of card which was only touched, counting and key card
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 14 No. 5)
Francis Haxton One Chance in Eight one of eight cards selected, cards in pocket are removed one by one by spectator and performer, last card is selection
1954 65
Stewart James The Square Deal Location card found at number, off-beat method
1954 7
Stewart James A Girl's Best Friend story with all cards of one suit, a selection shows up at the end
1954 13
Bobby Bernard Velly Clever These Chinese card location using mask / doll, card attached to ribbon
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1955)
R. A. Moershall New Face single card location, using dealing and a short card
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1955)
J. Stewart Smith Peek-A-Boo Discovery sucker effect
1955 23
George Pearce The Lie Detector
1955 28
John Snyder Numbers at Work card is divined by building the square root of two piles
1955 307
Walter Behm Ein verblüffendes Kartenfinden
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 16 No. 2)
Rolf Andra X+1 Ein Kartentrick card and number remembered, performer puts selection inside pocket
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 16 No. 3)
Tony Kardyro T. K's Follow the Leader Supreme performer cuts to selection which shows up reversed, then he cuts to other three matching cards, faro
1955 20
Walter B. Gibson Topper
Also published here 1956 99
Oscar Weigle Challenge Blindfold Routine genuinely blindfolded
Effect No. 1: think stop
Effect No. 2: performer stops while dealing
Effect No. 3: spectator reads cards and performer detects card by voice
Effect No. 4: performer stops spectator's deal and even names card
Also published here 1956 13
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Rusduck Soup card location, ten poker hands dealt
The New Phoenix (Issue 339)
Lu Brent A Location Supreme Same as A Prediction Supreme, but as a location instead of a prediction
Related to 1956 10
Henry Christ Henry Christ's Improvement same as A Baffling Prediction, but with a selection controlled to the 40th position, and the count is done backwards from ten
Inspired by 1956 8
Bill Nord The Magic of Manhattan cut the deck into two piles, one pile is counted, the two digits in the number of cards is added together to get a single digit, count down to that number in that pile to find selection, the phrase THE MAGIC OF MANHATTAN is spelled to find selection, ten-twenty force principle as control
Related toVariations 1956 20
Jerry Andrus The Arrow cards form arrow that points at selection
1956 173
Dai Vernon "One Under and One Down" any one of ten cards is last one in down-under deal
Variations 1957 186
Jack Avis, Cy Endfield, Roy Walton Three From Three
  • Effect No. 1: three card location, one reversed others next to it
  • Effect No. 2: off-beat card location, pocket
  • Effect No. 3: multiple transformation
Related toVariations 1957
The New Phoenix (Issue 345)
Leopold Figner, Rolf Andra Magische Zahlen card at position is remembered, after some cuts counting is continued from initial number until 21 where selection is found
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 18 No. 1)
Die Fernsehkarte
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 18 No. 1)
Die reduzierten Karten plunger-pushing back & forth a packet through deck until one remains, simplified method
Also published here 1957
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 18 No. 4)
Howard Albright Uni Mentality locating selection, brief
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 18 No. 5)
Jerry Andrus Hide Away Card selection appears between two file cards in the deck
1957 1