51 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Traveling / Card(s) to impossible Location / Matchbox
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Card in the Matchbox duplicate
1938 Greater Magic 231
Franklin M. Chapman By Request signed card to matchbox, folded
Also published here
  • "The Card in the Matchbox" in Franklin Chapman's "Six Bits"
Apr. 1939 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 1 No. 10) 4
George G. Kaplan Kaplan's Clock Trick card from circle to matchbox, thirteen duplicates
Related toVariationsAlso published here Feb. 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 2 No. 9) 99
George G. Kaplan Kaplan's Clock Trick card from circle to matchbox, thirteen duplicates
Related toVariations 1948 The Fine Art of Magic 72
Ted Danson The Seance Card Trick Mini card matching selection appears in previously empty matchbox
Also published here 1953 "Come a little closer..." 27
Tom Batchelor Three Card Location first two cards are found folded in half in the deck one by one, third card folded in quarters in matchbox
1971 Canadian Card Control 41
Barry Govan Match Card card vanishes and miniature cards appears in matchbook held by a spectator
Sep. 1975 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 1) 152
Edward Marlo Signed Card to Matchbox one box, one handed loading
1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 309
John Carney Card in Matchbox lighter changes to matchbox into which the selected card ends up (uses duplicate)
VariationsAlso published here 1983 Carney Knowledge 27
Michael Ammar Yeast Card ambitious card with card to match book finale, folded
1983 Encore III 24
Roy Johnson Klok card vanish among twelve cards, second phase card to matchbox
Inspired byRelated to 1984 A World of Clocks 7
George G. Kaplan Kaplan's Uhren-Trick card from circle to matchbox, thirteen duplicates
Also published here May 1986 Intermagic (Vol. 12 No. 2) 85
Rick Silberman Im-Atchin-ation multiple phase card to matchbox, using two selections
July 1987 Apocalypse (Vol. 10 No. 7) 1375
Jamy Ian Swiss Wish Fulfillment two selections lost, indifferent card put in matchbook easel changes into first selection, second signed selection found folded in matchbook
Also published here 1987 Thoughts 21
Jamy Ian Swiss Hidden Assistance card in matchbook, animated matchbook phase
Inspired by 1987 Thoughts 36
John Carney Card in Matchbox
Oct. 1988 Apocalypse (Vol. 11 No. 10) 1553
Ben Harris Pyrobox card with signed sticker to matchbox, awkward handling
Related to 1988 Off the Wall 27
Ben Harris Pyrobook card to matchbook, card already in it from start, signed while partially covered
Related to 1988 Off the Wall 38
Jamy Ian Swiss Wish Fulfillment two selections lost, indifferent card put in matchbook easel changes into first selection, second signed selection found folded in matchbook
Inspired byAlso published here 1988 A Rumor in Their Own Time 15
David Harkey Under Fire
Mar. 1989 Apocalypse (Vol. 12 No. 3) 1609
Ben Harris The Strange Little House Upon The Hill card folded to matchbox that opens by itself
Inspired by 1990 Mad Fax and other Mysteries 43
Jamy Ian Swiss Wish Fulfillment two selections lost, indifferent card put in matchbook easel changes into first selection, second signed selection found folded in matchbook
Also published here 1990 Thaumatolatry II 19
Helge Thun Matchbox Trilogy three loading methods
July 1993 Apocalypse (Vol. 16 No. 7) 2233
Alexander de Cova Triple Transposition two card transposition with one card in wallet, repeat, then card becomes bill, in wallet are matches and in matchbox the folded card
Inspired byAlso published here 1994 Secrets No. 1 53
Alexander de Cova Triple Transposition two card transposition with one card in wallet, repeat, then card becomes bill, in wallet are matches and in matchbox the folded card
Inspired byAlso published here 1994 Seminar 1994 28
Mark Sicher The Daredevil's Match folded card in matchbook
Sep. 1996 Apocalypse (Vol. 19 No. 9) 2691
James Swain Card in the Matchbox
Inspired by
  • "Card in the Matchbox" (Tony Giorgio, Genii, late 60s)
Variations
1996 Miracles with Cards 24
Michael Ammar Card in Match Book three cards turn out to be the signed selection, then they transform into the mates and selection is found folded in matchbox
1997 L.I.N.T. — Pocket Stuff for Close-Up Magicians 44
Helge Thun Bombshell card travels inside a matchbox
1998 The Book 62
Andreas Affeldt, Helge Thun Loading method for Bombshell (Matchbox) under cover of the jacket
1998 The Book 64
Helge Thun Loading method for Bombshell (Matchbox) impromptu
1998 The Book 65
Helge Thun Loading method for Bombshell (Matchbox) impromptu, divided into several steps
1998 The Book 66
Ted Danson The Seance Card Trick mini card matching selection appears in previously empty matchbox
Also published here 1998 Come A Little Closer 23
Roy Johnson Der Karten-Uhrentrick variation of Kaplan's clock trick
Inspired byRelated to 1998 Intermagic (Vol. 22 No. 1) 30
Eugene Burger Traveling Card Card to Fire Purse or Matchbox
2000 Mastering the Art of Magic 55
Matt Schulien, Eugene Burger The Card in the Matchbook
2000 Mastering the Art of Magic 106
John Carney Card in the Matchbox lighter changes to matchbox into which the selected card ends up (uses duplicate)
Also published here Aug. 2001 Genii (Vol. 64 No. 8) 61
Scott Wells A Perfect Match ambitious card with match used as wand, card to matchbox as finale
Dec. 2001 Ego (Vol. 1 No. 7) 27
Jamy Ian Swiss Wish Fulfillment two selections lost, indifferent card put in matchbook easel changes into first selection, second signed selection found folded in matchbook
  • An alternate handling
  • The In-the-Hands routine
Also published here 2002 Thoughts II 23
Tony Giorgio The Card in the Matchbox folded, with matchbox switch
May 2003 Genii (Vol. 66 No. 5) 62
Gary Plants Card in Matchbox
Inspired by 2004 Lecture Notes — The Second Super Session 16
Wesley James The Crand-bler's Prediction "beta", signed card to matchbox
2004 Enchantments 327
Ron Frost Striking Resemblance Matchbox used to find first selection, second selection found in matchbox
2004 After The Force 135
Jay Sankey World's Smallest Magic Wand card folded to match box
2004 Sankey Unleashed 108
Michael Ammar The Matched Card packet changes to duplicates of selections, card found folded in matchbook
2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 277
Julian Dixon The Card in Matchbox selection vanishes and appears folded in matchbox
2009 The Sticky Blue Book 8
Jamy Ian Swiss Wish Fulfillment two selections lost, indifferent card put in matchbook easel changes into first selection, second signed selection found folded in matchbook
Also published here 2011 A Visit to Spain 13
Gabi Pareras Viajes Imposibles two signed selections one is found using clock trick, second card folded in matchbox
2014 Rutinas II 25
Philipp Ganglberger Karte in Streichholzschachtel folded card to matchbox
Inspired by 2018 Seminarheft 32
Helge Thun Acht Voraus! four signed cards lost and found in different ways, they change into Aces, original cards found in different spots (folded in match box, wallet, case, sealed deck)
2019 Seminah 40
Helge Thun Die Taschen voller Geschenke seven cards selected, six are found in different ways and lost again, then those six cards are removed from different pockets, last card folded in match box
2022 Seminah 2 47