465 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Penetration / Ambitious Card Theme / Sequences
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Faire tirer une carte au hasard... Pour la faire trouver ensuite... Freely chosen card found on top or in the middle, as spectator wishes
1786 115
Card comes to Top/Bottom on hand or with paper-wrapped deck, long card
1889 42
Der Zuschauer als Karten-Kommandant card shuffled back by spectator, yet it appears on top
Related to 1896 224
Die Wanderung einer Karte selection travels from top to center of deck, or from center to top
Aug. 1896
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 8)
Card to Top visual, top change and air pressure turnover
1897 43
Card to Bottom top and bottom cards shown indifferent, then selection travels to the bottom
May 1898
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 5)
Top, Bottom or Center spectator decides whether his selection should appear on top, bottom or in the center
Jan. 1899
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 1)
Suggestions for its Use selection appears at bottom with small explosion, chemical
1903 61
Jack Merlin Pass Using Second Dealing ambitious card sequence, second deal
1927/28 6
Ralph W. Hull Two/Three of Diamonds pseudo duplicates for ambitious card phase
1932 5
Tommy Tucker The Perfect Shift double lift to fake a pass
1933 13
T. Page Wright Ambitious Card Sequence basic
1933 18
Push-In Switch for Ambitious Card
1934 6
The Ambitious Card two phases, including card from under shoe back to top
1934 48
A New Top Change second card is palmed while top one is displayed, then replaced
1935 86
Laurie Ireland On the Bottom, on Top and in the Pocket
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1935, "New Card and Coin Manipulation")
Dick Madden The Modern Eye-Popper short card used to simplify double lift
Oct. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 25)
Introducing the Ambitious Card Trick card appears face-up on deck during springing of cards, application of Spring Palm
1936 132
Frank Lane Double Backed Card Routine back of selection changes, ambitious card phase, count-down phase, card reverses, double index gaff and double backer
1937 118
Ralph W. Hull The Eye Popper svengali/mirage deck
1937 254
The Mene Tekel Deck - 1. basic application
1937 257
On the Top chosen card comes to top, short card
1937 310
The Slap Trick card comes to top, Seven vs. Eight impromptu duplicate
1937 337
The Double Lift with a Short Card with ambitious card phase
1938 475
Ralph W. Hull The Pop-Eyes Eye-Popper Trick with Pop-Eyed Eye-Popper deck
1938 532
Laurie Ireland Card Control
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1938)
The First Phase
1940 283
Using Double Lift Turnup two methods
1940 284
Ambitious Card Move
1940 286
Cover for the Ambitious Card Double Lift
1940 287
The Obliging Card apparently mistake is made, ambitious phase
1940 322
Edward Marlo The Ambitious Card facilitating double lift by bending top cards
Early Marlo (Issue Pasteboard Presto)
The Great Merlini Behind the Eight Ball
  • Effect #1: Top card changes into selection
  • Effect #2: Another selection comes to top
  • Effect #3: selection is stabbed to with another card
  • Effect #4: Magic Thrust
  • Effect #5: spectator seals card in envelope (glimpsed with alcohol)
The Jinx (Issue 114)
A Stubborn Card
1940 20
Laurie Ireland Card Control card transformation, ends up in pocket
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1940)
Deane Moore Double Lift Substitute
1941 16
Al Baker The Ambitious Card - Two Novel Methods two phases
Related toAlso published here 1941 17
Theodore Annemann The Modern Eye Popper short card used to simplify double lift
1943 49
Warner Perry To the Top with stranger card (which is not the selection)
July 1945 133
John Brown Cook The Transfer of a Card double deal from centre for short ambitious card sequence
1946 80
Arthur H. Buckley Wishful Thinking Experiment No. 25 - peeked card comes to top in clean manner
1946 181
Arthur H. Buckley The Illusive Transfer Experiment No. 40
1946 208
Jean Hugard Card Magic on The Revolution (air pressure turnover), also with two cards in quick succession or as Ambitious Card phase
Related to Jan. 1946 187
Edward Marlo The "S" Shaped Turn Over multiple lift for ca. five cards, S-crimp
1947 6
Edward Marlo Flight of Time card is chosen by counting procedure, then card travels to top or to other packet
Oct. 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 137)
A Bit of Byplay
1948 172
Hen Fetsch Band-It Card selection is lost in the deck and encircled with two rubber bands, deck is placed behind back and when shown again selection is on face of the still encircled deck
1949 1
Hen Fetsch Band-It Card Cache same effect as Band-It Card, more rubber bands and clean at the end
1949 3
Jack Yeager Ambitious Card Routine climax, card changes to blank card with "That's All, Folks!" written on it
Also published here
  • Jack Yeager's "Second Portfolio of Tricks"
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951)
Bruce Elliott Brrrrtttt! phase for ambitious card
Also published here June 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 231)
Edward Marlo Effect No. 10 peeked-at card is shown reversed with table spread, optional ambitious card sequence follow-up
1951 6
Al Leech An Ambitious Card
1952 26
Frank Garcia Garcia's Interlude sucker sequence, side slip fake
Sep. 1952
The Phoenix (Issue 263)
Bill Simon Ambitious Bit with the side slip
1952 115
Al Leech A Suspicious Move garden path
1953 7
Edward Marlo Flight of Time card is chosen by counting procedure, then card travels to top or to other packet
1953 11
Edward Marlo Ambitious Card Move
1953 54
Frank Garcia, Dai Vernon Topper Garcia's topper mover, two handed bluff display on top, Vernon's variation one handed
Related toVariations May 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 282)
Bruce Elliott Brrrrtttt! phase for ambitious card
Also published here 1956 138
Edward Marlo The Time Machine three reds and blacks are alternated, Ace of Spades put in center of one half, the other half shuffled upside-down, all things are undone when traveled back in time, writing of time written on a business card vanishes
Variations Sep. 1956
Ibidem (Issue 7)
Edward Marlo Card to Top on tabled deck, using tabled palm
1957 19
Edward Marlo Rise-Rise-Rise card from center rises to top visible, tabled, two methods (Tenkai and Flat Palm)
Variations 1957 23
Edward Marlo The Lost Card sucker presentation, using The Card Transfer
1957 36
Edward Marlo D. As Ambitious
1959 75
Al Leech Doubly Ambitious
1959 6
Al Leech A Triple Discovery first card rises to the top and transforms in the second and third selected card
1959 17
Edward Marlo Card travels to bottom tabled, context (point 3.)
1961 11
Max Malini Card Jumps to Top single phase Ambitious Card
Also published here 1961 55
Nate Leipzig, Charlie Miller Leipzig's Card Production Variation card clings to hand
Also published here 1961 62
Edward Marlo Two
1962 3
Jack Avis The Jumping Thought card peeked at, deck shuffled by spectator, card divined and it comes to top
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962)
Jochen Zmeck, Ralph W. Hull Schneller als das Auge ambitious phases with mirage deck, also as double ambitious phase
1962 14
Jochen Zmeck Das Mene-Tekel-Spiel roughed short/long menetekel and applications
1. card to top
2. card through table
3. divination
4. rising card
5. card to pocket
6. card travels between two slates
7. having multiple cards chosen
1962 21
Edward Marlo Note using Tilt in ambitious card routine, "most obvious use (...) for this reason I have avoided it", getting into position before removing top card
1962 15
Neal Elias Tilt Contribution
1962 28
Filieren mittels Abschleifen
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 23 No. 4)
Nate Leipzig Ambitious Card Quickie double deal turnover, from center and top
1963 162
Harry Lorayne Double-Lift Gag sucker presentation
1967 11
Edward Marlo Marlo Top Change variation of previous item
Related to 1968 33
Edward Marlo Transfer Palm Sequence
1968 120
Edward Marlo Effect 7 card visually comes to top twice, see also page 29
1968 17
Edward Marlo Effect 2 card jumps off top of deck, twice, double jumps from deck
1968 26
Tony Kardyro T.K's Ambitious Joker joker comes to the top twice then transforms into selection
The Cardiste (Issue 13)
Bill Spooner Spooner's Ambitious Card Move bluff display on top
Related toAlso published here 1969 47
Edward Marlo How Many card placed on table, cards dealt onto it, rises to top, optional repeat phase with double facer (step 6)
1970 142
Edward Marlo For the Unambitious related to "Coming Up in the World", see correction on page 34
Related to Feb. 1971
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 2)
J. Stewart Smith To The Top "Coming Up in the World" precursor, shown by a soldier in 1942, see also p. 415, p. 426 for comment by Charles Hudson
Related to Apr. 1971 413
Gaylord E. Hill Fastest Card in the West card apparently in center + air-pressure turnover
Magick (Issue 27)
Roger Smith Rising Card Effect
  • Notes of Jan. 30. 1971
ambitious card sequence, with face up card moving under top card
Apr. 1971
Necromancer (Vol. 1 No. 9)
Bill Simon, Frank Garcia Control Knockout card is produced on top via slip cut two times
Related to
  • "Slip Cut Effect" (Ed Marlo, The Gen, April 1956)
1972 45
Frank Garcia Ambitious Card - 1. classic sequence to load new card above a.c.
1972 48
Frank Garcia Ambitious Card - 3. paintbrush change
1972 49
Frank Garcia Ambitious Card - 4. card is apparently seen produding from centre
Related to 1972 50
T. Nelson Downs Ambitious Card - 5. double backer
1972 51
Edward Marlo Ambitious Swindle hidden use of Edward Victor's Color Change
Related to Oct. 1972
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 10)
Neal Elias Ambitious Get Ready "Get Ready For Braue After Zingone" (see next trick)
Inspired by Jan. 1972 477
Louis Zingone Surprise Reverse card on top, another card put in center, it rises to top and other card is reversed in center, for Dai Vernon credit see p. 484
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • Surprise Reverse (Cigam, Walter Schwartz, 1931)
Jan. 1972 477
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Note No. 246, double backer in Ambitious Card, no details
1972 62
Ambitious Card Routine No. 441, Horowitz move idea, perhaps double lift reverse from No. 280
1972 126
Ambitious Card Move No. 509, a bit unclear
Related to 1972 142
Another Ambitious Card Move No. 511, three-phase sequence with color change
1972 143
Ambitious Card Move No. 514, open slip card to lose top card after double lift
1972 144
Ambitious Card Move No. 526, showing top two cards as indifferent cards and thereby placing selection to second position for next phase
1972 148
Dr. Jacob Daley Ambitious Card Move No. 539, card pushed in, deck turned over, shuffled, continued with ambitious card, more a control sequence
Related to 1972 151
Dr. Jacob Daley Snap Crimp As Ambitious Card Move No. 550, controlling selection after spectator shuffle
1972 154
Sam Leo Horowitz Horowitz's Moves: 1) Ambitious card No. 604-1, "Reverse card routine", handling not entirely clear
1972 168
Al Baker Baker's Moves: 2) For Ambitious Card No. 621-2, sequence with double lift and loosing top two cards
Also published here 1972 173
John Scarne Scarne's Push In Move For Ambitious Card No. 671, bit unclear
1972 183
Karl Fulves, Bert Allerton Topped Card appears on top
1973 41
Karl Fulves Which One strange presentation
1973 121
Frank Garcia Ace Spectacular ambitious phase with Aces, then Kings turn over and change to Aces via Larreverse
Also published here 1973 71
Frank Garcia, Edward Victor Ambitious Opener
1973 159
Wesley James Coming Up In The World
Related toVariations 1973 165
Harry Lorayne The Persistence-of-Vision Control
1973 96
Charles T. Jordan Elasticity card inserted in middle of banded deck, deck tossed in air, selection appears at face, from the 1920s
Oct. 1973 682
Tom Ellis Super Rise Loading Move, see p. 985 for Wesley James reference
Related toVariationsAlso published here Apr. 1974 721
Harry Lorayne The Ultra Move for the Ambitious Card
1975 17
Harry Lorayne The Ultra Move and the Fast Pass
1975 19
Karl Fulves Kannibal Kards - Phase Four four jacks become three, then two, then one, single card placed in center comes back to top with other jacks
Related to 1975 3
Dr. Gordon C. Peck That Top Card Ambitious card type of sequence with short card
1975 217
Karl Fulves Infinitely Ambitious ambitious phase with random card, described as endless loop
Related to Aug. 1975 1041
Roger Smith Think-Spell - And the Great Invisible Pass thought-of card spelled to, then put in center and comes back to top, progressive set-up
1975 5
Ken Krenzel Kung Fu Card
Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 8)
Roy Walton Ambitious Movie apparently visual penetration to top
VariationsAlso published here Sep. 1976
Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 1)
Philip T. Goldstein Tabled Ambition with the Lyle push in change, card is pushed in the deck half way sticking out, and with the card the the deck is cut, rest on top
Related to 1976 16
Tony Slydini Drop Steal top cards lapped while inserting card near top
1976 91
A Quicky Card Trick single-phase ambitious card
1976 43
Edward Marlo Ambitious Goal using T.K. Drop Sleight
1977 213
Edward Marlo Togetinto using T.K. Drop Sleight
Related to 1977 214
Carmen D'Amico D'Amico's Application on Bob Nelson's Discovery
1977 263
Bill Wisch Application see application B)
1977 7
David Carré The Card Expert multiphase routine, fullstack
Feb. 1977
Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 6)
John Cornelius John Cornelius Method
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #10)
Roger Smith Some Ultimate Pass Ideas pseudo pass for magicians, duplicate
Inspired by 1977 5
Roger Smith The Card That Went in the Deck on Top card put reversed in center is claimed to travel invisibly to top, becomes visible when dealt off the deck, second deal
1977 21
Ken Krenzel As an Ambitious Card Ending Block Turnover
1978 18
Ken Krenzel The "One-Card" Double Lift
Related to 1978 62
Philip T. Goldstein Remembrance of Cards Past short ambitious card sequence, back of card changes
Nov. 1978
Apocalypse (Vol. 1 No. 11)
Tony Noice For Ambitious Experts using passes
July 1979
Apocalypse (Vol. 2 No. 7)
Karl Fulves Buried Alive
1980 10
Edward Marlo Banded: That's Impossible!
  • First Effect: face card on banded deck changes
  • Second Effect: top and bottom card of banded deck change, a center card turns over
  • Third Effect: face card of banded deck changes
  • Fourth Effect (An Ambitious Bit): card comes to top in banded deck
  • Emphasizing the Difference: card peeked at in banded deck turns over
Related to 1981 85
Ken Simmons The Magician's Fooler
1981 57
David Britland Continuum card sticks out from center, second card is added to it, when card is removed, apparently Irv Wiener's move, see p. 94 for credits
Related to June 1981
Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 2)
Harvey Rosenthal Ambition to the bottom using Kelly / Ovette move variation
Dec. 1981
Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 8)
Juan Tamariz Efecto 3°. Anti-Ambiciosa card to bottom
Also published here 1981 25
Roy Walton The Put Down bottom card of double secretly inserted into center
1981 199
Al Smith Audition Aces Aces produced, then they vanish on top of the deck one by one, Vernon Fooled Houdini sequence, then Aces reappear, one Ace in pocket transposes with one Ace in the deck, duplicate
Related to 1981 9
Roy Walton Ambitious Movie apparently visual penetration to top
1982 31
Derek Dingle The Alpha Toss Toss Change Handling, see also page 24 for visual change idea
Sep. 1982 1
Karl Fulves, J. W. Sarles The Higher Elevation two methods
Related to 1982 42
Peter Kane Second Place
1982 94
Ross Bertram Bertram's Descending Card card inserted in middle sinks to bottom, tabled
1983 110
Ross Bertram Up and Up two times, tabled
1983 112
Ross Bertram An Uplifting Application
1983 158
Ross Bertram Bertram's Ascending Card tabled deck
1983 160
Pascal Monmoine Cal-Pass card sticks out from deck and is flipped over on top, in that process one card is added, also as a visual color change
Also published here May 1983
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 25)
Stephen Tucker Jogger ambitious card sequence, card moves in a fan
Sep. 1983
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 29)
Stephen Tucker Top Deck two ambitious card moves
  • card on top penetrates second card only, out jogged
  • card out jogged at the back comes to the top
Oct. 1983
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 30)
Stephen Tucker Snow Fall ambitious card move, card sinks through deck
Dec. 1983
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 32)
Simon Lovell The Second Deal in Leiu of a Double Lift "Lieu" (sic)
1983 38
Frank Simon Cutiltillusion card cut into center comes to top, despite an out-jogged marker card, cut/tilt combo
Related to 1983 69
Stephen Tucker Weekend Double Ambitious sequence with Marlo Tilt
1984 43
Steve Beam Early Riser ambitious card sequence, card rises once visibly, plunger
1984 37
Steve Beam Downs' Upper variation on the Downs change, without table, as an ambitious card sequence
1984 39
David Britland Revolution card from top to center, out jogged
Apr. 1984
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 36)
Peter Duffie Business for the Top Change spectator apparently saw a switch
1984 16
Jay Sankey Bit By Bit half the signature comes to top, then full signature, visual
1985 58
Walter E. Cummings Ambitious Karate using Karate Move
1985 333
Ambitious Card Move pushing double in, push-in change, palming bottom half to top
1985 20
Frederick Braue The Braue Turndown same as Tamariz/Bruce Turnover/Replacement
1985 25
Frederick Braue Ambitious Card Move upward buckle to visualize arrival at top
1985 23
Push-In Change Ambitious Card Sequence burying the card deeper
1985 20
Ambitious Card Move card appears face-up on top as cards are sprung in other hand
1985 27
Eric DeCamps The Inverted Card short ambitious card sequence, card turned inside out and split, using blank-faced and blank-backed card
Inspired by 1985 22
Verne Chesbro The Double Lift Build-Up sequence to "load" for another double lift
1985/87 7
Bruce Elliott Brrrrtttt!
1985/87 8
Edward Marlo For the Unambitious
Variations 1985/87 12
Daryl Martinez The Double Whammo
1985/87 15
Frank Garcia, Bill Spooner Topper bluff display
Related to 1985/87 20
Daryl Martinez Tilted and Turned with visual change
1985/87 22
Daryl Martinez Up the Falls
1985/87 24
Daryl Martinez The Pass
1985/87 28
Vic Kirk Signed With Suspicion
1985/87 41
Daryl Martinez To Boldly Go giving indifferent Card to Spectator
1985/87 41
Philip T. Goldstein Tabled Ambition
1985/87 46
Al Baker The Out-Jog Change
Related to 1985/87 48
Edward Marlo The Ambitious Miracle-Change as a Push-In Change
1985/87 49
Michael Weber Layers Of Conviction
Related to 1985/87 50
Dr. Jacob Daley The Daily Leaper
1985/87 58
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue Cover For The Ambitious Card Double-Lift
1985/87 60
Daryl Martinez The Impromptu Duplicate
1985/87 61
Philip T. Goldstein Four-Fifths of the Truth impromptu-duplicate Idea
1985/87 63
Michael Weber, Eric A. Maurin The Whole Truth impromptu-duplicate Idea
1985/87 64
Anonymous The Kagemusha Principle pseudo duplicate - Idea
1985/87 65
Roy Walton Ambitious Movie apparently visual penetration to top
Also published here 1985/87 66
Edward Marlo Rise, Rise, Rise
1985/87 69
Daryl Martinez The Triple Whammo
1985/87 72
Daryl Martinez A One-Handed Sequence
1985/87 85
Irv Weiner The One-Card Double Lift not really a Deal
Related to 1985/87 90
Philip T. Goldstein Fancy Dancer double facer
1985/87 98
Dai Vernon The Trick That Fooled Houdini double backed card
Variations 1985/87 100
Daryl Martinez The Gaffless Houdini-Fooler
1985/87 101
Rick Anderson Nothing Changes pointing out top & bottom card
1985/87 103
Dai Vernon The Rising Sun clean phase, one-handed Tenkai Switch
Related toVariations 1987 164
Eric DeCamps Relativity's Relative signed selection (after ambitious card phases) is split into blank-faced and blank-backed card
Apr. 1987
Apocalypse (Vol. 10 No. 4)
Jay Sankey, Richard Sanders An Ambitious Section general comments
1987 41
Richard Sanders A Not so Humble Beginning getting into a routine, selection suddenly appears face-up on deck
1987 41
Peter Duffie Day Tripper Ace of Spades rises from bottom to top on spectator's hand, selection into pocket
Inspired by 1987 87
Karl Fulves One Hand Bandit card cut to bottom comes back to top, one-handed
1987 70
José Carroll Variations handling for unloading and inserting card for ambitious card routine
Also published here 1988 59
Wesley James, José Carroll Coming Up in the World adaption of the move
1988 70
Edward Marlo Tip - Ambitious Bit #1 Nine as Six
1988 46
Edward Marlo Tip - Ambitious Bit #2
Related to 1988 46
Edward Marlo Tip - Ambitious Bit #3 double back card
1988 106
Edward Marlo Tip - Ambitious Bit #4 card in center transposes with card on top
1988 134
Edward Marlo Tip - Ambitious Bit #5 little routine, with block turnover
Variations 1988 134
Edward Marlo, Frederick Braue Tip - Ambitious Bit #6 pop-up card with repeat
Inspired by 1988 150
Steve Beam Tenkai Charlie ambitious card move
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1988 381
Roy Walton Because It Was There
  • "Riffle Aces"
Related to 1988
The Chronicles (Issue 31)
Jörg Alexander Weber A Case of Ambition card travels back to face of deck in case
1988 51
Rick Silberman Double Up
Feb. 1989
Apocalypse (Vol. 12 No. 2)
Gene Maze Single Up
Feb. 1989
Apocalypse (Vol. 12 No. 2)
Bill Kalush Single to Double Double Deal Turnover
Mar. 1989
Apocalypse (Vol. 12 No. 3)
Bobby Bernard Swivel-Two
May 1989
Apocalypse (Vol. 12 No. 5)
Edward Marlo As an Ambitious Bit
1989 11
Edward Marlo Sophisticated Ambitious Bit "Bonus Item"
bridging method for top card, here used for consecutive multiple lifts with Auto Break
1989 57
To The Top coming up in the world
1989 10
Juan Tamariz Effect 3. Anti-Ambitious card to bottom, see also The Magic Way
Also published here 1989/91 42
Doug Edwards It's Uncanny
Dec. 1990
Apocalypse (Vol. 13 No. 12)
Harry Lorayne Primal Ambition using two cards
1990 22
Harry Lorayne The 52nd Card top card travels to bottom
1990 214
Ken Krenzel Going Up
1990 95
Ken Krenzel Rebound card comes to bottom in banded deck
1990 100
Gary Ouellet On the Count of Three!
1990 185
Gary Ouellet Ambitious Challenge after Tilt card sticking out a bit from the front
1990 187
Gary Ouellet Peregrination cards in spread on table
1990 333
Michael Powers The AT&T Trick "ambitious-twist-transpo"
Ace to Four set aside, ambitious sequence with selection which is left outjogged, twisting routine, last card transposes with outjogged selection
1990 13
Tom Ellis Super Rise Loading Move
Related to 1990 27
José Carroll The Card-Calculator ambitious card, card to number, stop trick, card folded to calculator
Also published here 1991 47
Tony Miller Insert Out Miller Variable Placement
Also published here June 1991
Apocalypse (Vol. 14 No. 6)
Alex Elmsley Ambitious to the End three phases
1991 296
Edward Marlo Houdini Would Have Bought This! ambitious sequence with double backer
Oct. 1991
The Olram File (Issue 10)
Karl Fulves Immersed
Related to 1991 49
Ray Mertz Twisted Up pass, as an ambitious card move
Mar. 1991
The Minotaur (Vol. 3 No. 1)
T. Page Wright Ambitious Card Sequence top changes
1991 170
William H. McCaffrey The Repeating Card to Top
1991 241
T. Page Wright Another Version with short card for instant double lift
1991 244
Jerry K. Hartman Select Switch cards loaded on top while card is pushed forward on bottom half
Also published here 1991 71
Chris Kenner S.W. Elevator SWE shift to visually let ambitious card move to top
Variations 1992 152
Bill Spooner Variation of Frank Garcia's "Topper" bluff display on top
Also published here 1992 215
Edward Marlo Ambitious Beginning
Related to June 1992
The Olram File (Issue 12)
Neal Elias Before Zingone impromptu double backer ambitious phase
June 1992
The Olram File (Issue 12)
Ken Simmons Ambitious Triumph Triumph with Goodwin/Jennings display, then short Ambitious sequence
1992 1
Jon Racherbaumer Who's on Top? credit information on Ambitious Card phase
Related to Mar. 1992
Swipe (Issue 4)
Jerry Sadowitz Ambitious Ending
1993 9
Ken Brooke The Ken Brooke Routine with Joe Stuthard's Trilby Deck - Part Three edited reprint from Brooke's magazine "Routine" (1950), card to top, jumps from packet to packet, all cards shown alike, ends clean
Nov. 1993
New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 5)
Dr. Gordon C. Peck Over There "Ron Peck"? card put in one half, other half placed on table, it jumps to tabled half
Rigmarole (Issue 2)
Rick Johnsson Larreverse - Ambitious Card
Inspired by 1993 54
Eddie Fechter Tips, Hints, and Bits of Business various gags, on the classic force and Ambitious Card bit
1993 213
Frank Garcia Ases Espectulares ambitious phase with Ace, then indifferent cards turn over and change to aces via Larreverse
Also published here 1993 233
Harry Lorayne The Magic Coin spectator checks top card, places coin on top, card rises
Mar. 1994
Apocalypse (Vol. 17 No. 3)
Alexander de Cova, Roy Walton Ambitious Riser tabled, apparently visual penetration to top
Inspired by 1994 52
Juan Tamariz Effect 3 - Anti-Ambitious card to bottom
1994 15
Steve Beam Tenkai Charlie ambitious card move
Also published here 1994 962
Homer Liwag Homer Liwag's Dribble Double double lift after dribble pass
1994 87
Chris Kenner, Brett Wolf Shifty fake SWE shift to visually let ambitious card move to top, only last phase by Brett Wolf
Inspired byVariations 1994 121
Edward Marlo Ambitious Rise card rises from side, put in center, repeated
Inspired by 1995
Facsimile (Issue 3 (Marlophile 1))
Tom Gagnon Ambitious Illusion with the tapping illusion
1995 1032
Ken Beale Offset Ambition "Three Impromptus"
Underworld (Issue 1)
Steve Beam Tenkai Charlie ambitious card move
Also published here 1995 5
Jerry K. Hartman Select Switch cards loaded on top while card is pushed forward on bottom half
Also published here 1995 136
Jerry K. Hartman Topover ending to Ambitious Card routine, card jumps to top of deck, magically reverses face up while on top, then finally card jumps from middle to top of deck face up
Related to 1995 250
Wesley James Coming Up in the World
1996 338
Doug Edwards A Double Lift is a Double Lift similar to Vernon Unload
May 1996
Apocalypse (Vol. 19 No. 5)
Michael Kaminskas Birthday Wishes birthday trick, selected card is signed on back, card rises to top and from deck comes birthday tune eventually happy birthday is found written on the front
1996 34
Michael Kaminskas Step by Step card rises visibly in stages
Inspired by 1996 47
Joel Givens Passed Ambitions
Inspired byAlso published here 1996 1164
Joel Givens Slip Up
1996 1165
Pascal Monmoine Cal Passage card sticks out from deck and is flipped over on top, in that process one card is added, also as a visual color change
Also published here 1996
Intermagic (Vol. 20 No. 4 & 5)
Jean-Jacques Sanvert Ubiquity chosen card put in center, it is then shown on top and bottom as well, packet of all selections shown, previously tabled card is then shown to be the selection
Jan. 1996
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 5)
Ken Krenzel It's a Wrap card rises from center to top face up with no handling
1997 67
Karl Fulves Night Moves card in center of tabled deck, covered with handkerchief, movement, card now on top
1997 26
Karl Fulves Red Moon card second from top in hand, covered with handkerchief, movement, card now on top, gimmick with two hinged cards
1997 27
Karl Fulves The Summons card in center, deck in hand, covered with handkerchief, spectator's palm on top, movement, card now face-up and perpendicular on top
1997 29
Karl Fulves Zoltan
1997 67
Wesley James Coming Up in the World with credit information
  • The Load Up I (Coming Up in the World)
  • The Load Up II (Interlocked Set-Up)
  • The Load Up III (Large Block)
1997 27
Louis Zingone, Frederick Braue Ambitious Card with impromptu double backer
1997 22
Roger Klause Second Teaser depth illusion / Vernon-Houdini ambitious phase teaser for magicians
1997 15
Christian Scherer Ehrgeiziger geht es nicht mehr ambitious card sequence with torn corner
Related to 1997 74
Tom Ellis Super Rise Loading Move
Also published here 1997 4
Lee Asher Asheresque
1998 4
Jack Avis Thumb Clip Steal
  • As a Color Change
  • as part of an Ambitious Card Routine
Related to 1998 34