115 entries in Cards / Gaffed Cards & Decks / Deck / Miscellaneous
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Unknown "Cornered" Cards whole deck corner shorted Tricks with Cards 45
Unknown The Diminishing and Dissolving Cards two versions Tricks with Cards 148
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Protean Pack three selections, "General Pack" Tricks with Cards 140
Unknown "Das Verwandlungsspiel" deck shown normal, than it changes into duplicates of one picture card, than another, then back to normal Der moderne Kartenkünstler 137
Unknown Das Thalerkartenspiel deck put on glass, coin borrowed and it penetrates deck and drops into glass Der moderne Kartenkünstler 173
Unknown Das geheimnisvolle, unsichtbare Uhrwerk half the deck cut out so the center cards can rise from deckRelated to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 206
Unknown The Eclipsed Pack of Cards fan of cards thrown in air vanishes New Era Card Tricks 269
Theodore DeLand Third Method deck shuffled by spectators and several remove a card, they're replaced and divined, index with hole throughout deck (x-ray deck) The Art of Magic 166
Rolland Hamblen Blind Man's Bluff about ten selections are located blindfolded Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 289
Unknown Perfect Spelling Trick deck with four duplicate sets of thirteen different cards Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 64
Unknown Card Spelling Deluxe very fair, deck with four duplicate sets of twelve different cards Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 64
Unknown Repeating Card Turnover 26 double backers Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 123
Unknown Reversi three selections turn over, 51 double backers Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 124
Lu Brent The Siamese Svengali Pack 26 glued pairs Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 254
Unknown Stereotyped - Reading the Cards index on card is traced with ink that leaves an imprint on finger Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 306
Al Baker With Prepared Cards name of a red card is written on every black card in stacked deck Greater Magic 343
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Protean Pack of Cards full deck changes to duplicates of three selections, deck of divided cards, with deck switch Greater Magic 490
Albert Sidney Dark Sorcery spectator signs card and selects number, light turned off, when back on the signed card traveled into sealed envelope numbered with number, luminous paint on back of cards The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 42) 290
Charles T. Jordan Ultimo - The Ace of Mechanical Decks trick in which half the cards are long-short pairs glued face-to-face on one end, many trick examples The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Winter Extra 1938/39) 371
Billy O'Connor Rising Cards using "Instanto" deck The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 115) 678
Billy O'Connor Cutting Off any Number of Cards using "Instanto" deck The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 115) 680
Unknown 59 - "New Era Instanto Deck" Performer can cut to any card desired, described in No. 115 Jinx. "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 74
Jack Vosburgh The Future Deck prediction written on a playing card matches selection, gaffed deck, related to Curry's "Touch" The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 108) 645
Billy O'Connor Instanto cutting to any named card, gaffed deckRelated to The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 115) 677
Orville Wayne Meyer Location of Consequence using "Instanto" deck, named card version of Annemann's Magic Thurst The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 115) 678
Harold Denhart Thought Across Space medium finds card, center tear and gaffed "Instanto" deck The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 115) 680
Theodore Annemann Coincidence spectator and performer cut their decks, bottom cards are the same, "Instanto" deck The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 115) 680
Allan Lambie Double Prediction card reversed behind back is predicted, repeat, deck of double backers Prepared Cards and Accessories 7
Franklin V. Taylor Peek Deck Related toVariations The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 25) 103
James G. Thompson Jr. "Peek-Deck" Pappy Taylor's Peek Deck, as a code Related to The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 46) 188
R. C. Buff The $64.00 Word Taylor's Peek Deck combined with a dictionary book testRelated to The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 46) 189
Eddie Clever What You Can Do With Nelson's Thunderbolt Deck no explantation of the thunderbolt deck
1. i'll read your mind
2. the prophet again
3. direct my hand
4. master effect
5. "stop!""
6. three thinkers
Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 56
Eugene Gloye A New Idea on Rising Cards entire deck floats in midair, then three chosen cards rise from deck and fall to the floor, deck then lovers back into glass Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 10
Tony Lopilato "Yeast" Pack cards kind of rise inside of handkerchief, using spring Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 5 97
Unknown X-Ray Cards packet with cut-out index to peek card placed in packet Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 5 201
Don Alan Parachute cards are thrown into the air, selection floats down on a little parachuteRelated to Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 30
Don Alan Merv Taylor Split Deck deck cut with a knife, one is only pierced it is the selection Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 31
Al Baker Double Thought two cards, clean, gaffed The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 411
Don Alan A Pretty Sneaky Nudist...Routine Pretty Sneaky 19
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Flip Deck cutting to any named card, gaffed deckRelated to The Cardiste (Issue 4) 13
Karrell Fox The Twitching Muscle presentation for Frank Taylor's Peek DeckInspired by Comedy a la Card 23
Alton Sharpe, Al Baker Mirabile Dictu any named red card is predicted on back of a black card, cards written on all black cards as index Expert Card Mysteries 81
Edward Marlo X-Ray Deck Handling handling ideas for an x-ray deck (half the cards have a hole at the index corner to glimpse inserted card) Expert Card Mysteries 182
Edward Marlo Blank Thought any named card appears in otherwise blank deck, with two variationsVariations Expert Card Mysteries 189
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Future Card "Domination Of Thought" The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 3rd Folio) 296
Aldini The Genie Deck Uses Joe Berg Atomic Deck. Magician manages to place peeked at card next to freely thought of card (cards are never named) Roughingly Yours 22
Aldini Double-Gali Deck changes to all Four of Spades, then all Six of Clubs, then back to regular deck Roughingly Yours 23
Alan Shaxon Ultimate Nudist Deck Inspired by
  • Edward Victor's "The New Nudist Deck" in "My Best Card Trick" by Harry Baron
My Kind of Magic 19
Val Andrews Cutting the Deck! No. 5, deck actually cut in two halfs, gag The Idiot at the Card Table 5
Carl Sten, Arnold Furst Once in a Knife Time knife stabbed into pack from back, penetrates cards until selection Expert Card Chicanery 62
Al Mann The Cut Force sewn cards The Third Ecstasy 27
Ray Mertz A $2.85 Deck gaffed deck with slits for coins Card Cavalcade Four 26
Jean Faré New Blank Thought Handling Handling of "Blank Thought" by Ed Marlo - freely named card appears in blank deck, then disappearsInspired by Card Tricks, French Style 9
Edward Marlo, David Solomon The Pinned Cards whole deck is punched, same effect as The Stapled Cards, one of two cards pinned together transposes with selection
- 1st Method (Marlo)
- 2nd Method (Solomon)
- 3rd Method: Gaffed Pip Method (S.)
- Double-Bubble Method: Taylor Peek Deck Card (S.)
- Clipper Method (S.)
- 2nd Clipper Method (M.)
- The Double Double Bubble (2 Selections) (S.)
- Marlo's D.D. Bubble Method
- Direct Pinned Cards (M.)
Inspired by Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 190
Sid Lorraine Two-Faced spectator turns over card behind back, is predicted, deck of double facersRelated to Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2, No. 7) 224
Bob Hamilton For Nudists Only presentation for nudist pack Pabular (Vol. 5, No. 12) 768
Ken De Courcy, Hen Fetsch Super Spell gaffed deck, spelling to any named card, count-spellInspired by
  • "Magic Spell" (Hen Fetsch, ca. 1950)
Super Spell 2
Karl Fulves Divino devano deck to switch cards Wireless II 19
Edward Marlo, Jack Vosburgh Double Proof Triple Prediction three selections are predicted on both billets and other cards, extension of Vosburgh's "Prediction Deck" Marlo's Plus Package 65
David Regal Audacity Based deck changes back color and suits are changed to reverse colors printing (spades and clubs red, hearts and diamonds black) Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7, No. 9) 963
Stewart James The Gnikool Device a duplicate of a thought of card is added to a deck Epoptica (Issue 5) 277
Michael Close, Stewart James Coda Chrome based on "Chronothot" from New Tops, prediction from odd-backed deck is put on table and matched named card, gaffed decks and double backer Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 286
Michael Weber Sutured Incision threaded deck, further ideas, inspired by Bob Cassidy book test Side Effects 5
Randy Tanner The Holey Deck New One-Way Preparation, whole in deck, preparation while deck is still sealed Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8, No. 6) 1080
Thomas Alan Waters Standout spectator finds a card, which another spectator wrote down, faded deckVariations Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Myxtyr) 654
Brother John Hamman The Faked Deck how to organize packet tricks The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 216
Bob Gill On making the Trilby Deck Joe Stuthard's Trilby Deck, end-stripper & svengali combo, sanding instead of cutting New Sorcerer (Vol. 1, No. 5) 5
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 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1, No. 5) 16
Alexander de Cova Gedanken zum David Hoy Deck Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 2, No. 4) 49
Alexander de Cova, James Swain Triple Prediction prediction from wallet, values written on blank cardsInspired by Secrets No. 1 10
Robert Parrish Trained Cards two cards in two pockets transpose, using deck of double facersInspired by
  • routine by Dave Jones (from Ken Allen Lecture Notes from 1957)
Great Tricks Revisited 78
Tommy Wonder Squeeze whole deck visually shrinks when put in miniature card case The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 149
Michael Skinner The Mental Photography Deck Nudist Deck routine Classic Sampler 31
Paul Harris The Anything Deck any word (!) appears written on cardsRelated to The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Issue New Stuff) 23
Walter Brusa Card Rise heavily gaffed deck New Card Rises 3
Karl Fulves Thoughts Of Others card written down by a spectator is though of during riffling by other spectator, O'Connor's Instanto PackRelated to Blocking Off 11
Karl Fulves Side Effects gaffed deck with various shortened cards, cutting to any card of tabled deckRelated to Blocking Off 32
Karl Fulves Simple Stebbins using Side Effects Deck with Si Stebbins set-upRelated to Blocking Off 44
Dominique Duvivier The Duvivier Deck Freely named card is only card printed in blank deck (along with another card that the magician previously took out) Magie Duvivier 128
Ken Krenzel, Franklin V. Taylor Peak Decks approaches for the Taylor Peek Deck Ingenuities 111
Karl Fulves Dr. J unknown face-down card is placed in face-up deck where spectator cuts, the card he cuts to is then the face-down card, SBS deckRelated to The Vampire Chronicles 20
Alexander de Cova The Psychodelic Winning Game two handlings, peek deck, miscalling or billet switch with index Seminarunterlagen 1997 4
Alexander de Cova Any Card at Any Number peek deck, miscalling Secrets No. 2 18
Alexander de Cova The Psychodelic Winning Game peek deck and billet switch with index Secrets No. 2 24
Brian Kloske Danger Deck hole appears in deck signed selection ends up in performers mouth The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 70) 1471
Steve Mayhew How You Like Me Now? Opener named card is only odd-backed cardRelated to Impressing Jodie Foster 6
Paul Curry, Michael F. Zens, David Devant Out of the Past deck is separated in halves, two cards thought of and one is selected, performer puts one card from the half into the other, first card is missing, second spectator touches a card, that is put into the other half and also his card is missing, third card invisibly travels into the other half, first printed in "Genii" vol. 7 no. 4, 1942Inspired by Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 102
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Flying Thought selection flies out of deck, spring mechanism Hofzinser's Card Tricks 145
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Domination Of Thought #1 performer tables card, spectator thinks card from another deck, it disappears and the prediction card on table is correctVariations Hofzinser's Card Tricks 73
Karl Fulves Domination Of Thought #2 card removed by performer and wrapped in handkerchief, card thought of from second deck vanishes and travels to pocket, wrapped card is also thought-of card Hofzinser's Card Tricks 76
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Mysterious Pack Of Cards entire deck changes into duplicates of three selections one after the otherInspired by
  • Protean Pack (Robert-Houdin)
Hofzinser's Card Tricks 114
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Three Powers three chosen cards vanish from deck, arrive in pocket, deck vanishes (in topit type space) and appears in pocket, three selections rise one with corner torn off that visible restores, a card is shot with pistol into candle Hofzinser's Card Tricks 146
Al Baker New Method wide and narrow pack for control The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 692
Jim Steinmeyer the princess Caraboo deck Artificial conclusions 7
Karl Fulves The Right Pocket two cards chosen, duplicates are in pockets as prediction Hofzinser Notebook 4
Karl Fulves Count Force counting to a number twice, second card is forced, deck of double facers Hofzinser Notebook 4
Karl Fulves Hofzwindle red-backed deck cut in half, card chosen from each half, blue-backed duplicates produced from pocket from blue deck Hofzinser Notebook 5
Nicholas Einhorn The Money Deck gaffed deck to produce four coins World Tour Lecture Notes - Set 1 20
David Acer Jim's Pick Card freely selected matches prediction on table Random Acts of Magic 166
Michael Weber, Dean Dill A New World very clean procedure A New World 1
Dean Dill Bonus Routine two-phase routineInspired by
  • "Red & Black" (John Kennedy, Genii Vol. 52 No. 9, p. 560)
A New World 7
Bruce Cervon Faro Fooler from NDO to NDO with two faros, double index cards Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 32
Tom Stone Subliminal Persuasion secret message appears as cards are riffled, nudist deck presentation Vortex 21
Tyler Wilson 36 Wheeler flip book animation on Bicycle League Backs with roulette presentation, named number appears on back of chosen card, memorized deck Reinventing the Real 155
Tyler Wilson Oscar The Grouch deck with celebrity-names on backs, some transformations on both sides of one of those cards, back changes to named name Reinventing the Real 164
Andi Gladwin Omni Deck Climax climax for Open Travelers in which whole deck becomes invisible/transparent One Degree 52
Helder Guimarães The Deck construction of gaffed deck Ontology Project 4
Helder Guimarães Triumphant new pack order finale despite seeing deck mixed Ontology Project 14
Dr. Stanley Jaks Rasputin number and card are written on business card, with other deck number and card is divinedAlso published here
  • "Rasputin" in "M.U.M." March, 1974
The Incredible Dr. Jaks 217
Helder Guimarães Post-Monition named card missing from deck and in prediction envelope Nephelococcygia 29
Helder Guimarães The Solo Act 1. Triumph
2. Anti-Oil and Water
3. Kings Production
Finale - Cards to New Deck Order
The Veriloquent 35
Steve Beam Mind-Reading Deck Magician uses a deck of cards to grade the quality of thought of a spectator. Ultimately, the deck turns blank. Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 60
Roberto Giobbi Lefty Deck created by Kevin Reylek Hidden Agenda (Issue Oct 7) 288
Ryan Plunkett The Mexican-American War Three blank cards, predictions written on them, match three freely selected cardsInspired by
  • R.M. Jamison's Touch Variation, Hugard's Annual of Magic (1937)
  • Touch (Paul Curry, 2001)
Some Assembly Required 20
Adrian Vega Baraja Apuñalada deck in case is pierced with a knife, knife pushed through all the cards and when pulled out sideways from deck only selection is found on knife Area 52 29