442 entries in Business Cards
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Eine Gedanken-Photographie spectator writes card on paper, two blank business cards put in box, on one appears image and on other name of selection
Dec. 1900
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 12)
184
Theodore Annemann The Card Unharmed business card in envelope is cut but unharmed, see page 172 for improvement by Monty Crowe
Aug. 1935
The Jinx (Issue 11)
56
Business Cards of various artists, Sid Lorraine, Lu Brent, Morris Loewy, Le Paul, Arthur Lloyd, Phil Dallee, Paul Rosini and more
Nov. 1935
The Jinx (Issue 14)
67
Newspaper Clippings and Business Cards Dr. Peck, Russell Swann, Sid Lorraines and more
Dec. 1935
The Jinx (Issue 15)
73
Business Cards of various artists, Ross Bertram, Orville Meyer, Zancig and more
Feb. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 17)
93
Business cards of various artists, Lloyd E. Jones, Gerald Kosky, Fred Keating, Eddie Clever, T. Nelson Downs and more
Apr. 1936
The Jinx (Issue 19)
106
Edward Victor "Visiting" - An Impromptu Effect with Four Borrowed Visiting Cards borrowed business cards travel together, covered with envelopes, matrix
1937 108
Sid Lorraine Magical Business Card quick transformation effect as card is given out
Oct. 1939
The Jinx (Issue 63)
444
Ellis Stanyon Personalities In Flight four business cards borrowed and placed on handkerchief corners, penetration underneath cover one by one
Dec. 1939
The Jinx (Issue 69)
474
Tom Sellers An Old Trick Simplified three spectator select a color disc and an amount of business cards, all is divined
1939 20
Walter "H.W. Tagrey" Sperling Ein Korkentrick tube made from business card is placed on cork, cork vanishes
1939
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 1 No. 2)
5
Eddie Joseph Personal Publicity magic square with letters on business cards, playing checkers with spectator, word aid
1940 ca. 14
Tom Bowyer "My Card, Sir!" double blank card changes into business card
1941
The Jinx (Issue 131)
752
Verne Chesbro, James G. Thompson Jr. Popper Upper match on business card covered by matchbook, penetrates it twice, match vanishes in the end
Related toVariations Sep. 1943
The Phoenix (Issue 43)
176
Theodore Annemann The Card Unharmed business card in envelope is cut but unharmed
1943 21
Charles Nyquist "Before Your Eyes" Business Card message on business card, name of selection appears
Also published here 1944 309
Steve Eskow The Card Slates business card with prediction appears between two playing cards
Jan. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 76)
309
Tom Fitzgerald Calling Card torn and restores business card, card is from spectator
July 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 87)
353
Larry Arcuri Your Card business card rises out of cased deck, gag presentation "I will find your card"
Oct. 1945 158
C. L. Boarde Vest Pocket Seance seance program with a stack of business cards, coin appears, living and dead test, writing appears
Aug. 1946
The Phoenix (Issue 110)
441
Milbourne Christopher Head Through Card putting head through business card, puzzle
Related to July 1947 332
Milbourne Christopher Head Through Card putting head through business card, different cutting system, see p. 370 for idea by Joe Schmidt
Related to Sep. 1947 354
George G. Kaplan A Capitol Problem spectator writes name on business card which is put between two others and then in an envelope, performer divines name, hole in card for glimpse
1948 204
Bob Somerfeld Dead Letters on business cards, cards are not touched again, using assistant
July 1948
The Phoenix (Issue 154)
620
Gerald Kosky Impromptu Ultra Spirit Message using business cards
Inspired byAlso published here Nov. 1948 478
Joseph Vyleta Knock Out Prediction prediction of boxing match, wallet and envelopes
1949
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949)
5
Bert Douglas A Humorous Introduction jumbo business card, transformation of sides and message
1949
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949)
15
Alex Elmsley Elmsley's Puncture! hole moved on business card
Related to Oct. 1950
The Phoenix (Issue 213)
850
John Scarne Scarne's Predicto No. 7, Business card with prediction placed randomly in deck, predicts which two cards it is placed in between
Variations 1950 18
John Scarne, Bill Simon Double Prediction No. 59, Basic routine with Business Card Prophecy move, predict where business card is placed, for credit information see Scarne reference
Related to 1950 105
Gerald Kosky A Printer's Dream printing one side of three blank cards, using Vernon's Fake Turn Over Sleight
June 1950 673
George F. Wright Some Thoughts on Magic "Spirits Make Known Their Presence", message appears on business cards
1951
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951)
31
Bill Pugley Bill Pugley's Sight! peek method with index cards, stack with a hole
Oct. 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 240)
960
U. F. Grant, Bob Somerfeld Impromptome with borrowed business card as a bookmark
Inspired by 1951 7
Stewart James Money Paper paper disc penetrates a stack of four pennies and ends up inside a business card, nickel & penny set
1952 237
Bill Simon Business Card Prophesy two cards predicted on business card, business card is pushed into deck and the two cards next to it match prediction, for credit information see Scarne reference "Business Card ESP"
Related toVariations 1952 32
Eddie Joseph A Number and a Word writing jumps from one business card to another
1952 18
Eddie Joseph The Calling Cards business cards with names and letters written on them, chosen one is divined
1952 29
Gerald Kosky Tricky Mentalist without Cards twenty signed cards are returned later to correct persons, Gibson's Super Memory with business cards, see p. 1177 for corrections
Inspired byAlso published here Oct. 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 292)
1168
Francis Carlyle Carlyle's Card printing of a business card
Also published here 1953 50
Harlan Tarbell Tarbell Travelling Sticker sticker disappears from blank card and reappears on spectator's business card in envelope
1954 136
Milbourne Christopher Mind Under Matter spectator writes name of playing card on a business card, card is divined, business card stolen with case
Also published here Apr. 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 304)
13
Ronald B. Edwards Think of a Number business cards with number written on them, chosen number is spelled and card with same number is found
June 1954
The New Phoenix (Issue 309)
34
Eddie Joseph Individualism borrowed business cards are divined under table
1954 21
Eddie Joseph The Absent-Minded Professor signed business card is torn up and restored in jacket pocket
1954 22
Gene "Phantini" Grant Image-Ray (A Message Reading Idea) with business cards and an envelope, secret reading method
1955 3
Howard A. Adams Fate Again male and female names are selected, the names match and represent a famous pair from history
Inspired byAlso published here Nov. 1955
The New Phoenix (Issue 332)
138
James G. Thompson Jr. Two Minds Get Together several things written on business cards are divined by performer, living and dead test
Also published here 1956 37
Edward Marlo The Time Machine 3&3, 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)
2
Allessandro Lie Detector with years of birth written on business cards, only one is true, shimmed
1958
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1958)
14
Bob "Hardell" Ecklund Lie Detector in Person with three people, memories are written down
June 1958
The Cardiste (Issue 9)
11
William P. Miesel Vacation Time imaginary trip
July 1958
The Cardiste (Issue 10)
10
Dr. Spencer Thornton Direction of Thought business cards with ESP symbols on one side are put on the table, spectator draws symbols on other side, they match perfectly
1958 5
Eddie Joseph Identifying the Personality business cards are borrowed and seven-digit numbers are formed by drawing checkers with numbers, numbers and names are remembered, memory bluff
1959 11
Peter A. McDonald Im Beutel business cards are placed inside bag and performers hand is placed inside, location of signed card, spelled "MacDonald"
1959
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 20 No. 3)
833
Tony Corinda Visiting Card Gimmick numbers printed on business card, spectator thinks of one, that on was crossed by performer
1960 382
Fredric Kolb Business Card Telepathy symbols drawn on business cards, selected one is divined
1961 15
Howard A. Adams Predictremens two predictions, with stack of coin envelopes and business cards
Also published here Oct. 1961
The New Phoenix (Issue 362)
276
Francis Carlyle, Harry Lorayne Personally Yours three cards are located by stabbing business card in deck one by one
1962 125
Harry Lorayne Just (Business) Cards - Spirit Writes name of selection appears on business card
1962 261
Harry Lorayne Flash Printing printing business card
1962 262
Don Tanner Message in Ashes name of selection appears on business card inside card box
Related to 1962
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962)
55
Don Tanner Ringer gummed reinforcement rings and business cards placed inside card box, when opened rings found on card to form selection
1962
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962)
57
Leo Behnke "Any Comment?" on the importance of business cards
1962 1
Leo Behnke My Card - Your Card selection is found by spectator, business card stabbed into deck
1962 1
Leo Behnke Follow the Leader with business cards
1962 2
Leo Behnke A Thought on using Out to Lunch with business cards
1962 5
Ben Christopher Money Monte with business card and bill, final phase one coin is wrapped in bill
Variations 1965
The New Phoenix (Issue 398)
420
Sid Lorraine Snap! rubber band around folded business card, both cut but rubber band remains intact, should be called "Snappy"
Related to Aug. 1966 49
Paul Curry Probability Zero ten business cards are numbered from one to ten on one side and the cards shuffled and turned over, spectator selects cards and the numbers from one to ten are written on the other side, they match
Related toAlso published here Aug. 1967 113
Sid Lorraine Blowing Your Own Horn writing on business card changes from "musician" to "magician"
Aug. 1967 117
Sid Lorraine, Ed Morrisey, George Blake, Burling Hull Etcetera business card idea by Burling Hull
Sep. 1967 122
Ken De Courcy Devilish Drink-Mat bill produced from performer's coaster, then business card comes out of spectator's beer mat, really inside
1967 4
Ken De Courcy Come Card business card appears under coaster
1967 6
Ken De Courcy Riser business card rises out of cigarette pack (ungaffed) or out of breast pocket (thread and hidden envelope)
1967 7
Ken De Courcy Glassed Card glass is covered with handkerchief, business card appears inside when unwrapped, manipulative
1967 9
Ken De Courcy Card on Hand manipulative production of business card with handkerchief
1967 10
Ken De Courcy Double Drink-Mats business card appears between two coasters
1967 11
Ken De Courcy Wallet Card (business) card or prediction produced from borrowed wallet, stuck with wax under table
1967 12
Ken De Courcy Two-Way Wallet business card is printed on blank initialed card inside Supreme Two-Way Wallet (Himber?), or name appears on bill
1967 13
Ken De Courcy The Ghost Wallet using Ghost Wallet prop to print business cards
1967 15
George B. Anderson World's Easiest Message Reading information written on business card, pile of business cards wrapped in handkerchief
Related to 1968 34
Elmer Deffenbaugh Flash Business Card printing business cards with flash paper
1969 93
Tom Waldon Book Magic prediction of word in book, business card is put in book
1969 9
Frederick M. Shields Cagliostro's Sword card sword with business cards
1970
Magick (Issue 5)
22
Tom Redmond The 'Name' of the Game business card levitates to other hand
Inspired by 1971
Magick (Issue 17)
82
George Sands Business Card Magic four cards turn over one by one, in style of Twisting the Aces
1971 14
Ed Schuman Sightless Sight several business card on table, one turned over by spectator, divined by performer, tactical marking
1972 37
Paul Siegel Vision Diabolique performer is blindfolded, the reveals number written on a slate, name and drawing drawn on blank card
1972 6
Paul Siegel Psychic Perception four spectator sign one side of a blank card and write a three digit number on the other side, sum is predicted
1972 19
Glenn Falkenstein The 13th Guest prediction of one of three business cards
Variations 1972
Magick (Issue 50)
247
V. Robert Allen Flight Pattern symbol duplication, business card wrapped in handkerchief
1972
Magick (Issue 54)
269
Charles "Cicardi" Scott Hell's Fire! five business cards with words on them, spectator divines them correclty
Inspired byVariations 1972
Magick (Issue 59)
293
Roy Johnson 'O.T.L.' Prediction one ahead prediction wit Out to Lunch, business cards, clever ruse of writing numbers
Related to 1972
Magick (Issue 63)
313
Flip Hallema Fl!pcard production and printing of business card
1972 8
Jerry Mentzer "X" Marks the Spot six business cards, spectator choses the one with an X on the back
Also published here 1973 151
Chandler Mason Punk Chow! living and dead test, with food spectator likes and one he does not like, divined with pendulum
1973
Magick (Issue 71)
353
Tommy Wonder, Paul LePaul, Edward Victor Der magische Besuch as Jos Bemelmen, "cards through newspaper" done with signed business cards and close-up mat, card to envelope climax
Also published here 1973
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 34 No. 6)
114
Dr. Dan J. Alessini, Marvin Berman Neighbors! pile of business cards, spectator places prediction next to his own card
1974
Magick (Issue 113)
563
Stewart Judah Penta-Match match on business card covered by matchbook, penetrates it
Inspired byAlso published here Winter 1975
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10th Folio (Part Two))
853
Arthur Emerson Mind Burn two people initial half of a business card, spectator selects right half and other is burnt, ash on hand with initials
1975
Magick (Issue 125)
621
Dr. J. Konstantin Garmisch Dowser! business cards with the names sand and one with water, dowser / rod made from paper moves over water card
1975
Magick (Issue 132)
658
R. W. Grosholz From Beyond! five business cards withy symbols, spectator choses correct one
1975
Magick (Issue 135)
671
Werner Ritter, J. B. Stadler Was noch nachzutragen wäre! Aus München ideas for the Emsley Count with business cards (Ritter), the card box using a handkerchief and hair curlers for building props (Stadler)
1975
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 36 No. 5)
98
Gerald Kosky Calling Cards name written on one of a handful of business cards, cards are turned over and spectator mentally spells name while performer taps cards, spectator stops at last letter and ends up on card with name on it
1975 116
Gerald Kosky, Walter B. Gibson Tricky Mentalist - Without Cards apparently twenty selections and their positions are remembered, using business cards and words
Inspired by 1975 142
Gerald Kosky Impromptu Ultra Spirit Message using business cards
Inspired byAlso published here 1975 159
Gerald Kosky My Name's Mine stack of business cards, one signed by spectator changes places with one signed by performer
Related to 1975 215
Gerald Kosky Fair Exchange stack of business cards, one signed by spectator changes places with one signed by performer
Related to 1975 230
Carl Herron Marksman Extraordinary with business card, two signed selections
Apr. 1976
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 8)
245
Philip T. Goldstein Desire spectators write destinations on a business card, five write a place where they have been and one a place he desires to go, all cards are correctly attributed and the last, desired place is named without looking at it
Related toVariations 1976 4
Philip T. Goldstein Burnt Offerings assistant reads ashes of a burnt business card and reveals a chosen ESP symbol
1976 7
Philip T. Goldstein The Spirit Is Willing (to Write) spirit writing on signed business card, glorpy
Variations 1976 16
Paul Harris Flash Fold initialed business card to match box, folded
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1976 62
Harvey Rosenthal Mental Marvel number written on business card put in wallet, number is divined
1976 9
Sandy Spillman Focal Point divination of information written on business card
Related to 1976
Magick (Issue 166)
828
Nathan Stark Vibrations five business cards from spectators in a bag, found and allocated correctly by performer
1976
Magick (Issue 169)
843
Rick Johnsson, Ellison Poland Penny --- For His Thoughts more ideas with the IBGTH Switch, with bills, paper clips, billets, dice, coins, sponge balls, combs, business cards
1976 52
Claus "Dixon" Wegener Reklame ist alles! two routines with business cards
  • transposition of two cards with signatures
  • monte type
1976
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 37 No. 1)
23
Peter Rees F. T. Publicity doing short numerology routine on business card
1976 20
Harry G. Franke Surprise Wild Card last card changes to business card
1977 97
Harry Eng Pain business card on table, pin/needle is stuck through card into table, hand is slammed straight down on pin and penetrates hand
Also published here 1977 107
Paul Harris Final Thoughts for "Cardboard Connection"
  • Signed Connection
  • Card Saver
  • Business Cards
  • Little Link
Also published here 1977 27
Jack Bridwell Stratagem word written on business card and covered with tape is divined
1977
Magick (Issue 172)
858
Marvin Miller Target prediction in form of circle on business card, card is pinned by spectator exactly through circle
Variations 1977
Magick (Issue 174)
868
Nathan Stark Menta Five! graphology reading with five spectators, pseudo psychometry mixed with ESP card divination
1977
Magick (Issue 191)
951
James G. Thompson Jr. Gedankenrendezvous several things written on business cards are divined by performer, living and dead test
Also published here Mar. 1977
Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 2)
63
Ken Krenzel Ken Krenzel's Version business card is at once stapled to selection
Inspired by July 1978
Apocalypse (Vol. 1 No. 7)
80
Karl Fulves, Kim Iles, Mel Stover, P. Howard Lyons Hyper Card various ideas with the Hypercard
Related toVariations 1978 1067
Dennis Marks Mark's Man business cards, some with X, to select spectator
Also published here 1978
Magick (Issue 200)
998
Thomas Alan Waters O.T.L Option out to lunch as two-way prediction
1978
Magick (Issue 203)
1012
B.C. Milnov Double OH! different names on business cards, two phases, telepathy and prediction
1978
Magick (Issue 208)
1037
Philip T. Goldstein Skyward two sets of four business cards with numbers are found to be in same order, propelled-lapping
1978
Magick (Issue 212)
1059
Terry Nosek Tuning In... during radio interview, host selects a card and calls a person who divines card, hole in business card to select number
1978
Magick (Issue 216)
1079
Paul Rylander Century 21 triple prediction
1978
Magick (Issue 218)
1089
Paul Rylander Word Gauge list of words made on business cards, memory stunt, graphology and prediction in wallet
Also published here 1978
Magick (Issue 220)
1099
Larry Becker Simpli-City Effect two sets of sixteen business cards with names of cities written on them, Do As I Do and prediction in envelope
1978 55
Larry Becker Thumb Fun assistant outside the room, number whispered to performer and noted on business card, divination by assitant
1978 136
Stephen Tucker S.H.C. spectator writes something on business card, performer divines word and word on business card transforms/vanishes under hand of spectator
1978 15
Philip T. Goldstein Intimate Spirit spirit writing appears on business card, signed on both sides by spectator
Apr. 1979
Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 4)
667
Thomas Alan Waters Flipsight I with Himber Wallet
1979
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue New Thoughts For Old)
16
Thomas Alan Waters Flipsight II with I.D. Case model of Himber Wallet
1979
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue New Thoughts For Old)
18
Mitsunobu Matsuyama Paradox geometrical puzzle with a playing card that makes a full card face-down, but a piece is left over when assembled face-up
  • The Turnover Tactic
  • Business Card Variation
  • Reference File
Related toVariations 1979
The Chronicles (Issue 18)
1235
Robert Siepielski Sight Unseen drawn ESP symbols on business cards, thought symbol is divined
1979
Magick (Issue 224)
1119
Barry Wiley Earth-Ward III out of this world type, with business cards
Inspired byRelated to 1979
Magick (Issue 226)
1127
Jerry K. Hartman In Staple Condition business card becomes stapled to selection
Inspired byAlso published here Jan. 1980
Apocalypse (Vol. 3 No. 1)
293
Arthur Setterington Sandwich Escape saturation of a bill between two stapled business cards
Nov. 1980
Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 11)
942
Bruce Bernstein A Bruce Bernstein Pendulum Routine spectator signs a business card and tears it up, the pieces are mixed with other torn pieces of business cards, he finds his parts with a pendulum, pieces put in envelope
Inspired byAlso published here 1980 16
Bob Hummer Hummeristic message appears on blank card, by rubbing ashes on it
  • #1: The Ashes Reveal
  • #2: Ghost Force
  • #3: Transference of Thought
  • #4: A Magic Business Card
  • #5: Ghost Envelope
1980 38
Valerie Nielsen, Bascom Jones, Charles "Cicardi" Scott, Sandy Spillman, Dr. Lawrence Weinstein, Adam Weishaupt, Jack Kent Tillar, Diana Zimmerman Wish I Thought of That
  • The Intimate Touch (Cicardi, idea for palmistry)
  • Signed, Sealed, and Delivered (Spillmamn / Weinstein, business card idea)
  • In a Crystal Darkly (Nielsen, idea for crystal balls)
  • Name Dropping (Weishaupt, idea for Tarot readings)
  • Color Coordination (Tillar, idea for Daub)
  • Big Can be Better (Zimmerman on bigger props)
1980
Magick (Issue 263)
1315
Howard A. Adams Recorded four ESP symbol cards are located with the aid of two signed business cards
1980
OICUFESP (Issue 6 - the GHOST of esp card & mental miracles)
11
Scotty York, Bob Chesbro Business Cards And Aspirins signed business card transposes with aspirins in tin, matching signed corner
Inspired by
  • Bob Chespro's routine in "Genii" Vol. 43, No. 6. June 1979.
1980 12
Martin Lewis Business Card to Wallet borrowed business card is found in performer's wallet instead of his own
1980 9
Thomas Alan Waters MuTwo ten spectators write initials and a word on half of a business card, Mutus Nomen, start for a reading
1981
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Omnimancy)
106
Thomas Alan Waters IndexRay spectator writes word and initials on folded card, start for a reading
1981
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Omnimancy)
108
Thomas Alan Waters Quantum with business cards and the Quantimental stand
1981
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychometry)
141
Martin Gardner Five Sided Business Card multi-pip card routine
1981
The Chronicles (Issue 30)
1355
Ken Beale, Karl Fulves A Quick Getaway No. 61, rubber band penetrates pencil held by spectator, with business card
Inspired by 1981 74
Jonathan Yarbrough Touch of Class design duplication, case for business cards as shiner
1981
Magick (Issue 274)
1368
William Bauer Psi-Color Test cards with names of colors, audience vote for different colors and most popular color turns out to be the same as a color selected by a spectator
1981
Magick (Issue 277)
1383
Bruce Bernstein A Pendulum Routine spectator signs a business card and tears it up, the pieces are mixed with other torn pieces of business cards, he finds his parts with a pendulum, pieces put in envelope
Inspired byAlso published here 1981 20
Edward Marlo A Commercial Tip wild card with business cards
1982 18
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson "Pen-Ultimate" x drawn on a business card and card shuffled with other cards, spectator locates the card
1982 42
Al Mann Instant Mindreading secretary-wallet as a peek wallet
1982 12
Jerry Mentzer "X" Marks the Spot six business cards, spectator choses the one with an X on the back
Also published here 1982 51
Chris Kenworthy The Cicardi Mosaic ESP symbols drawn on business cards, chosen one is divined in the dark
Oct. 1982
Magick (Issue 311)
1552
Philip T. Goldstein Odd Monte three business cards used
1983 12
Thomas Alan Waters Riffle No. 1
1983
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 1: The Book Test)
353
Ormond McGill Name-Sakes nine cards with names, one is selected and divined, as a climax name is spelled and last card is selection
Mar. 1983
Magick (Issue 317)
1581
Sandy Spillman Heaven Knows names of zodiacs printed on back of business card, prediction of spectator's zodiac
Oct. 1983
Magick (Issue 324)
1618
Gene Nielsen Hommage Au Dr. Jaks peek wallet, business cards
Nov. 1983
Magick (Issue 325)
1621
Meir Yedid Runaway Business Card business card shoots out of deck at beginning
Inspired byAlso published here 1983 7
Jay Sankey Business Card Business business card appears in card case with hole, using Power Case
1983 88
Harry Lorayne Spots New?! initials on business card move and multiply
June 1984
Apocalypse (Vol. 7 No. 6)
925
Steve Beam The Human Printing Press printing of a business card, also business card gag, variation of paddle move
Inspired byRelated to 1984 47
Orville Wayne Meyer Subliminal 2 ESP symbols written on business card, risky probability force
July 1984
Magick (Issue 335)
1672
Howard A. Adams Doppelprophezeiung two predictions, with stack of coin envelopes and business cards
Also published here Nov. 1984
Intermagic (Vol. 11 No. 2)
81
Michael Rubinstein Business Card Production printing routine with business card wallet
Aug. 1985
Apocalypse (Vol. 8 No. 8)
1093
Robert Bengel Signatures Attract business card finds selection, prediction on business card
1985 131
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Vibrations marked business card is found by performer among other business cards in a bag
May 1985
Magick (Issue 351)
1753
David Ashton In Reach Of Odin spectator writes names of dead and living persons on business cards, performer divines dead person and spectator finds the card among the other face down business cards
Variations July 1985
Magick (Issue 354)
1767
Vic Perry Ring Challenge spectator use pendulum to divine names of male and female written on business cards
Oct. 1985
Magick (Issue 359)
1793
Richard Webster Star Seeker prediction of selected zodiac sign, two sets of sign written on business cards
Variations Nov. 1985
Magick (Issue 361)
1801
Paul Curry Probability Zero No. 2, ten business cards are numbered from one to ten on one side and the cards shuffled and turned over, spectator selects cards and the numbers from one to ten are written on the other side, they match
Also published here 1985 3
Stewart Judah Streichholzereien match on business card covered by matchbook, penetrates it
Also published here July 1985
Intermagic (Vol. 11 No. 3 & 4)
147
Howard A. Adams Liebe und Schicksal male and female names are selected, the names match and represent a famous pair from history
Also published here Oct. 1985
Intermagic (Vol. 12 No. 1)
15
Scott Davis Preferences spectator writes name on business cards, with left and right hand, then cards are placed inside envelopes and spectator finds right handed card
Mar. 1986
Magick (Issue 367)
1833
Rich Bloch The Gemini Factor spectator signs one of several business cards and all cards are placed inside envelopes, second spectator finds envelope with signed card, Fillman principle
June 1986
Magick (Issue 372)
1857
Jack Bridwell Infinity circle and cross are drawn on business card, cross vanishes and appears on spectator's hand
June 1986
Magick (Issue 372)
1858
Karrell Fox "Biz-Card's Concept" cards to pocket routine with borrowed business cards
1986 173
Michael Rubinstein Visitenkarten-Produktion business card production with plastic wallet
May 1986
Intermagic (Vol. 12 No. 2)
58
Don Tanner Noch ein paar Effektideen - 2. skull appears on business card in card box prop (freely named but dead person)
Related to Dec. 1986
Intermagic (Vol. 12 No. 3 & 4)
183
Greg Eanes Business Cardfusion two business cards signed by spectator and performer, both torn, only one restored with both signatures, out to lunch
Also published here Dec./Jan. 1986/1987
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 5 & 6)
1
Steve Beam Business Cards torn and restored business card from spectator, lot of gags and presentational ideas
1987 317
Craig Karges The Love Connection names written on business cards are allocated, one in envelope is divined
Feb. 1987
Magick (Issue 385)
1921
Jim Magus Voodoo Blues person drawn on business card, needle pierced through, prediction of location of hole
Nov. 1987
Magick (Issue 398)
1989
Larry Jennings Hofzinser's Business Card Problem selection visible changes place with borrowed business card in Mullica Wallet
1988 192
Larry Jennings Hofzinser Sans Wallet business card in pocket changes place with selection
1988 196
Al Mann Scorpio's Curve words written on business card, card is then destroyed and words divined
1988 1
Stan Alexander The Echoing Walls method to read writings on folded business card, while tearing it
1988 3
Al Mann Thot-Coveret variation on Stan Alexander's version
1988 4
Al Mann Salem's Bridge reading method for business cards, slit
1988 5
David Britland Business Thoughts business card signed by spectator and put in packet, rubber banded, selection slowly rises up
Related to 1988 11
Richard Webster Triskaidekaphoboia thirteen business cards with words written on one side, spectator selects only one with positive word
Apr. 1988
Magick (Issue 404)
2019
Allen Swift Fogel Fusion prediction in form of mates of three chosen cards and chosen number, written on business card
July 1988
Magick (Issue 408)
2039
Thomas Hierling Meine Karte packet trick with paper cards to give out business card, card with "my card" changes into business card
1988 15
Thomas Hierling Meine Karte 2 card with "my card" changes into business card, switch with small wallet
1988 18
Ray Grismer Business Card Name Divination spectator writes name on business card which is lost among other cards, performer finds it, punch mark
1988 19
David Lederman View Point shiner model on business card, design duplication
Aug. 1989
Magick (Issue 426)
2130
Michael Close The Pothole Trick hole travels from business card to business card
Variations 1990 27
Jay Sankey A Business Transaction card stapled to business card changes into selection, two methods
1990 62
Steve Beam Carded business is suspended on other business card
1990 635
David Solomon Business Card Prediction Spectator's selection is printed on magician's business card
Also published here 1990 2
Michael Powers Tornado Card straw through (business) card
1990 82
Greg Eanes Visitenkarten-Vereinigung two business cards signed by spectator and performer, both torn, only one restored with both signatures, out to lunch
Also published here Feb. 1990
Intermagic (Vol. 15 No. 2)
65
Alex Elmsley Puncture! hole moved on business card
Related to 1991 149
Michael Close The El Cheepo Magic Club signed business card to matchbox (folded)
1991 14
Tomo Maeda The Angle of the Hypothesis line on business card "bends", gimmick
Related toVariations 1991 53
Anthony Lindan Forget to Remember business cards threaded on chain, one marked by spectator turns over
Mar. 1991
The Minotaur (Vol. 3 No. 1)
1
James M. Klein Pirate Map spectator draws X on map on business card, performer sticks small sword through it behind back
1991 49
Larry Baukin Penulti-Mate prediction of chosen ESP symbol
Jan. 1991
Magick (Issue 450)
2249
Larry Baukin Licence to Psi words written on business cards, one is chosen and divined, messages on license plates
Aug. 1991
Magick (Issue 459)
2294
Meir Yedid Die fliegende Visitenkarte production of business card from deck, with Slingshot Snap Out
Also published here 1991 13
David Harkey Sunburst grid printed on business card, part of the design is twisted when seen through a ring, printing remains permanently twisted
1991 209
Jerry K. Hartman In Staple Condition business card becomes stapled to selection
Inspired byAlso published here 1991 616
Bobby Bernard The Business Card Trick selection appears on back of business card, selection is blank instead
  • First Method
  • Second Method
Mar. 1991
Technomagic (Issue 9)
69
Jules Hirsch Bingo Is Not Gambling all but one number on bingo card are crossed out, remaining number is predicted on business card
1991 38
Roy Miller Mindplay little experiments on business card, optical illusion and puzzle
1991 49
Steve Beam The Spinners pirouette flourish, several ideas, see also p. 920 for an idea by Bob Bengal
  • The Wind Up
  • Tired
  • Business Cards I
  • Business Cards II
Related to 1992 834
Gary Kurtz The Bold Load signed card or spectator's business card is placed in one pocket, then instantly taken out of wallet in other pocket
Also published here 1992 33
Anthony Lindan Speck-Ulation dots on back of business cards change into name
June 1992
The Minotaur (Vol. 4 No. 2)
6
Docc Hilford Destiny's Daughter peek business card case, divination of word, à la Jaks Wallet
Feb. 1992
Magick (Issue 467)
2333
Dr. Dan J. Alessini Foiled Thought business card with information is wrapped in aluminium foil
Mar. 1992
Magick (Issue 469)
2343
Charles "Cicardi" Scott Insight psychometry with graphology presentation, on business cards
Mar. 1992
Magick (Issue 469)
2344
Steve "Banachek" Shaw Brain Writing spectator writes name on business card, medium divines selection by analyzing hand writing
May 1992
Magick (Issue 472)
2361
Hubert T. Brill The Spirit's Right borrowed business card in envelope, writing of selected card appears on it, stamp on card case
Also published here
  • Genii, Feb. 1939
Apr. 1992
Profile (Issue 7)
10
Gavin Ross Self Portrait business card appears in deck, name on it spelled to locate selection, selection also predicted on back of business card
Variations June 1992
Profile (Issue 8)
4
Larry Becker Mini-Deck playing cards are written on business cards, chosen one is divined, using Zip Code marking
1992 386
Larry Becker Jeopardy ZIP pseudo psychometry using business cards and chosen TV shows, ZIP marking principle
1992 387
Larry Becker ZIP-Lock performer writes numbers on business card, chosen one opens lock, ZIP marking principle
1992 388
Larry Becker Emotional ZIP emotion written on business card, performer locates card, ZIP marking principle
1992 389
Ted Lesley Black Magic label put on black business card, where spectator writes something on it, divination
Variations Aug. 1992
Vibrations (Vol. 15 No. 2)
1
Jonathan Cooke Recycled Thoughts: Business Card Business using stack of business cards, glimpse under handkerchief, short card
Nov. 1992
Vibrations (Vol. 15 No. 5)
4
Anthony Lindan Rainbow Writing named color is written on business card, then writing has same color by extracting one of the primary colors of the black ink and transfer it to another business card
June 1993
The Minotaur (Vol. 5 No. 2)
1
Daryl Emergency Change with business cards
June 1993
The Minotaur (Vol. 5 No. 2)
3
Rudy T. Hunter Point of Light stack of business cards
Feb. 1993
Magick (Issue 484)
2420
Lee Freed Digit Master business cards placed inside envelope, information on one is glimpsed
Variations Feb. 1993
Magick (Issue 485)
2425
Alan Kerslake Kerslake Kop information on business card is glimpsed
Inspired by Apr. 1993
Magick (Issue 488)
2440
Richard Osterlind Mirrored Darkly design duplication using pendulum and business card case
June 1993
Magick (Issue 490)
2450
Meir Yedid Runaway Business Card business card shoots out of deck at beginning
Also published here 1993 8
Dan Garrett Insta-Fax Card Printer blank business card inserted into clear plastic sleeve, writing visually appears on it, WOW gimmick precursor
1993 2
Michael Weber Insta-Fax Card Printer Handling different get-ready
1993 2
Daryl Martinez Additional Ideas Suggested by Daryl for Insta-Fax Card Printer, using it to change writing on business card or transpose two cards visually
1993 3
Michael Stillwell The Sensational Initial Ploy blank paper card inserted in Insta-Fax Card Printer and initialed through hole in plastic, printing appears around initials
Also published here 1993 4
Roberto Giobbi Wild Business nine double blank cards, business sticker put on one multiplies
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1993 5
Richard Bartram, Jr. The Magician of the Crowd rubber stumped impressions of coins vanish one by one from a business card and appear on second signed business card
1993 97
Tom Ladshaw Signature Transpo using business cards
Sep./Oct. 1993
The Magic Menu (Vol. 4 No. 19)
212
Tony Griffith M.S.I.C. "Magic Square in Compass", Chinese Compass and Magic Square on round business card
Nov./Dec. 1993
The Magic Menu (Vol. 4 No. 20)
224
Peter Duffie Writing A Wrong two signatures transpose on sandwiched business cards
Inspired byVariations Sep. 1993
Magic (Vol. 3 No. 1)
55
Tom Grossman, Ted Lesley Black Magic Revisited label put on black business card, where spectator writes something on it, divination
Inspired by June 1993
Vibrations (Vol. 15 No. 12)
5
John Riggs ESP 2000 six business cards are numbered from one to six on one side and the cards shuffled and turned over, spectator selects cards and the numbers from one to six are written on the other side, they match
Inspired by
  • Ormond McGill's "ESP Guessing Game"
Related to
1994 922
Meir Yedid Billgate finger poked through bill under business card cover, bill unharmed, gaffed bill
Inspired by 1994 53
Meir Yedid Currency-Gate finger poked through bill under business card cover, bill unharmed, business card gaffed
1994 59
Steve Dusheck Don Quiholey hole in business card moves around
1994 33
Steve "Banachek" Shaw A State of Taste letters on business cards are dealt or switched according to spectator, order matches prediction
1994
Syzygy (Vol. 1 No. 2)
5
Daniel Terelmes Synaptic Symbols spectators name objects which are drawn on business cards, chosen one is duplicated, see p. 24 for credits
1994
Syzygy (Vol. 1 No. 4)
13
Christopher Caldwell Mind Drive toy card is placed in front of one of six cards, it's the only card with stop sign on back
1994
Syzygy (Vol. 1 No. 4)
14
Ted Lesley Black Magic method to read information of business card, card placed inside envelope, using stack of cards
Also published here
  • "Magische Welt" Vol. 27, No1. 1978. P. 27.
1994 89
Ted Lesley Black Magic² Pseudo Psychometry, information written on business cards, last information is a number which is divined by doing a magic square
Inspired by 1994 177
David Acer, Rick Bronson Missing ink double blank cards print into business cards
Also published here Sep./Oct. 1994
The Magic Menu (Vol. 5 No. 25)
284
Philip T. Goldstein Changeling named number is predicted with the exact amount of coins under business card
1995 4
John Riggs Self-Working Rising Business Card loop
1995 13
Richard Paddon In the Pink off-beat prediction of a selected color, ink of pen reveals message when drawn on business card
Inspired by
  • Paul Hallas' "2.5 Star Variation" in "The Table-Hopper's Source Book"
Related to
  • Larry Becker's "Laser Gazer" in "Stunners"
Sep. 1995
The Minotaur (Vol. 7 No. 3)
9
Anthony Lindan Positive I.D. blank card is put in name badge plastic and performer's name appear, at the same time spectator choses one of several business cards and it's the performer's one
Dec. 1995
The Minotaur (Vol. 7 No. 4)
1
Dan Harlan Birthday Surprise business card with a birthday cake and a burning candle drawn on it, spectator blows and drawing changes to a half-burnt and blown out candle
Dec. 1995
The Minotaur (Vol. 7 No. 4)
8
Rick Bronson, David Acer Missing Ink double blank cards print into business cards
Also published here 1995 49
Roberto Giobbi Quick Business four white cards, performer writes contact information on one which then appears on the other three as well
Inspired by 1995 49
Lee Earle Aura-Matic four coins under business cards, one is removed and then replaced, performer divines chosen one
1995
Syzygy (Vol. 1 No. 17)
78
Terry Nosek Monte Logo written prediction of chosen logo, business cards
1995
Syzygy (Vol. 2 No. 3)
97
Gary Kurtz The Bold Load signed card or spectator's business card is placed in one pocket, then instantly taken out of wallet in other pocket
Also published here 1995 25
Gary Darwin Bright Idea drawn light bulb on business card changes color visually, heat-sensitive paper, third place in "Heat Stroke of Genius Contest"
Oct. 1995
Magic (Vol. 5 No. 2)
49
Steven Brehe The Pendulum Glimpse question written on business card is mixed with other cards, answered by performer using pendulum and runes
Jan. 1995
Vibrations (Vol. 17 No. 7)
1
Tommy Wonder, Paul LePaul, Edward Victor Winged Signatures "cards through newspaper" done with signed business cards and close-up mat, card to envelope climax
Also published here 1996 80
Paul Harris Flash-Fold initialed business card to match box, folded
Also published here 1996
The Art of Astonishment — Book 1 (Issue The Magic of Paul Harris)
87
Harry Eng Pain business card on table, pin/needle is stuck through card into table, hand is slammed straight down on pin and penetrates hand
Also published here 1996 135
Paul Harris, Eric Mead Skin Job one layer of a business card penetrates book to chosen page
1996 61
Paul Harris Final Thoughts for "Cardboard Connection"
  • Signed Connection
  • Card Saver
  • Business Cards
  • Little Link
Also published here 1996 75
Paul Harris Window of Opportunity signed business card, three card monte type with three envelopes, card ends up in envelope
1996 17
Paul Harris Rumpled Splitskin two business cards are laid on top of each other and the layers penetrate to form an impossible object
1996 29
Paul Curry, Paul Harris The Break-Room Boredom Buster business cards torn in half, coincidence effect
1996
The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Secrets of the Astonishing Executive)
259
Paul Harris The Instant Incomplete I.Q. Test (a revised classic) self working effect with business card (one secret double facer) and an instruction sheet
1996
The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Secrets of the Astonishing Executive)
265
Michael Skinner For Lovers Only business card to wallet presentation
1996 27
Philip T. Goldstein Changeling named number is predicted with the exact amount of coins under business card
1996 5
Dan Harlan Business Sense several names in a category are called out by the spectator's and noted on business cards, chosen one is predicted in envelope
Inspired by
  • Jim G. Thompson, Jr. & Eddie Clever's "Aforesaid" in "The Linking Ring", June 1947
Sep. 1996
The Minotaur (Vol. 8 No. 3)
10
Roberto Giobbi Wild Business nine double blank cards, business sticker put on one multiplies
Also published here 1996 2
Lee Earle Duplicitous Business divination of words written on business cards
1996
Syzygy (Vol. 2 No. 9)
127
Ted Karmilovich Bold & Beautiful Prophecy prediction of symbol, name and city on three business cards, people read prediction and sit down if correct
Related to 1996
Syzygy (Vol. 2 No. 14)
149
Lee Marelli Penta-Preview one of five symbols is chosen, prediction drawn in crystal ball on one of five business cards
1996
Syzygy (Vol. 3 No. 2)
182
T. J. Osborne Dowsing Duplicates six business cards are torn in halves, matching parts are found à la Mutus Nomen
1996
Syzygy (Vol. 3 No. 5)
194