173 entries in Cards / Principles / Locator Cards / Short Cards
  
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Al Baker Al Baker's Pack, 2. The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue The Twenty-Five Dollar Manuscript) 479
Theodore Annemann A New Thought Card Spelling Effect The Book Without A Name 14
Theodore Annemann The Last of the Think Stop Tricks two cards, think stop by selecting number between one and ten, duplicates SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 28
Theodore Annemann The Migrating Pasteboard card travels from red half to black half, corner-short stranger card The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 44
Unknown Everywhere and Nowhere 1. (using two duplicates)
2. Using a Short Card
3. With a Borrowed Deck
4. With an Ordinary Deck without Duplicates
Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 112
Vincent Dalban The Miracle Speller using short card The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 18) 98
Paul Curry Another Stop! spectator stops while riffling, performer knows card, short card and set-up, for credit details referenceInspired by The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 19) 107
Dick Madden The Modern Eye-Popper short card used to simplify double lift The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 25) 155
Theodore Annemann Composite Routine spectator remembers card and its position, performer places card in pocket, turns out to be selections, three phases with different methods The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 32) 206
Unknown Softened Corner corner bent back and forth until soft/broken, short card substitute Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 395
Jean Hugard The use of Short Cards in Magical Effects commentary and history Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 309
Unknown On the Top chosen card comes to top, short card Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 310
Unknown A Color Change back of chosen card changes, short card Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 311
Unknown Cut Card Force spectator (hopefully) cuts above bunch of short cards Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 311
Unknown Another Force forcing a random card on multiple spectators, short card Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 311
Unknown To Any Number short card Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 312
Unknown Horoscope Card Force short card Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 312
Unknown A Novel Card Problem replacing cards in short deck for multiple location routine Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 297
Unknown Card from Nowhere card to anywhere with duplicate, card vanishes via short card and riffle display Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 310
Unknown A Spelling Trick short card Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 312
Unknown Double Location short key card Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 313
Unknown X-Ray Eyes performer know position of chosen card, short key card Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 310
James Maxwell The Locator spectator's shuffling while short card stays next to selection Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 313
U. F. Grant Behind the Pack counting procedure, short card Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 313
Unknown A Reversed Location short card Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 314
Unknown Vanishing Card short card Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 314
Unknown Short Card Force Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 384
Unknown The Short Card discussing Types of Short Cards, Cutting a Short Card Greater Magic 364
Unknown Impromptu Short Card broken corners Greater Magic 464
Ralph W. Hull The Tuned Deck six phases, 2 corner shortsRelated to Greater Magic 517
Unknown Scallop Short Greater Magic 528
Unknown Forcing a Corner-Shorted Court Card Greater Magic 333
Byron Churchill Decepto two faced cards are in deck, performer divines one of them The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 47) 331
Unknown Scallop Short The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 66) 458
Dr. Jacob Daley Short Card Anecdote The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 79) 516
Unknown Short Card & Riffle Shuffle two cards stay together The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 121) 707
Herb Runge Pick Up The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 121) 707
Jim Wheeler Lost and Found deck in glass, spectator removes deck but selection remains inside, narrow card The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 107) 640
Unknown Short Card The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 171
Unknown The Riffle Force short card Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 1 268
Theodore Annemann Impromptu Tricks Using A "Short" Card general remarks
A. Trimmed End
B. Broken Corner
C. Corner Short
Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 40
Theodore Annemann Composite Routine spectator remembers card and its position, performer places card in pocket, turns out to be selections, three phases with different methods Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 44
Theodore Annemann The Migrating Pasteboard card travels from red half to black half, corner-short stranger card Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 45
Henry Christ Lies! Lies! Lies! corner short or one-way back Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 48
Vincent Dalban The Miracle Speller Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 41
Byron Churchill Decepto two faced cards are in deck, performer divines one of them Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 47
Theodore Annemann The Modern Eye Popper short card used to simplify double lift Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 49
Russell T. Wise The Card That Isn't wrong tabled card shows up again, see also Fechter's "I've Got A Surprise For You!" Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 50
Jean Hugard A New Card Stab cards are stabbed with knife, all cards above selection are pierced and packet cut at that position Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1, No. 6) 24
Unknown Corner Short Peek Force Future Reverse 12
U. F. Grant Improved Three Way Forcing handling for forcing three cards with a three way forcing deck Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 22
J. B. Bobo The Isolated Key corner dotted card in center as reference Watch This One! 32
J. B. Bobo Two Backward Cards performer stabs card reversed between two selections behind his back Watch This One! 42
Paul Curry Two Minutes from Now spectator thinks stop at his selection when performer names the cards, position is predicted too The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 125) 504
Unknown The Short-Card - The Corner-Short principles for the corner-short The Fine Art of Magic 4
George G. Kaplan The Kaplan Fan Cut method to bring corner short to the top The Fine Art of Magic 9
George G. Kaplan Locating the Corner-Short, and the Delayed-Action Control using the corner-short The Fine Art of Magic 6
Unknown The Pencil Dot mark for the corner-short The Fine Art of Magic 6
Unknown To bring the corner-short to the Bottom of the Pack two methods The Fine Art of Magic 11
George G. Kaplan The Secret Gadget using nail-clip to short corners The Fine Art of Magic 5
George G. Kaplan Advantages of the Corner-Short Procedure general comments on the use of corner shorts The Fine Art of Magic 5
George G. Kaplan Avoiding Contrasts how to address the problem of white edges after cutting corners short The Fine Art of Magic 8
Unknown To Control a Selected Card by Means of the Corner-Short Hindu shuffle The Fine Art of Magic 12
George G. Kaplan The Kaplan Control of a Glimpsed Card by Means of the Corner-Short The Fine Art of Magic 12
George G. Kaplan Retaining Control of several Glimpsed Cards by Means of the Corner-Short The Fine Art of Magic 14
George G. Kaplan Controlling Three Selected Cards by Means of the Corner-Short Hindu Shuffle handling The Fine Art of Magic 16
George G. Kaplan To bring a Prearranged Packet above a Chosen Card by Means of the Corner-Short The Fine Art of Magic 18
George G. Kaplan Obtaining a Desired Packet Instantly by Means of the Corner-Short The Fine Art of Magic 19
Unknown To Bring the Corner-Short to the Top of the Pack The Fine Art of Magic 8
George G. Kaplan Using the Corner-Short to Retain a Prearranged Deck in Order using corner-short as divider The Fine Art of Magic 19
Unknown Double-Back Corner-Short Location out of the room selectionRelated to The Fine Art of Magic 44
Unknown Monte by "Bertram", told by Dai Vernon The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 143) 573
Ken Krenzel, Don Costello Miracle named card turns over The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 169) 678
Bill Ruesskamp 15 to 30 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 175) 700
Edward Marlo Card Thru Table lapping a short card method The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 193) 772
A. Deleport Pocket It reprint from Grant's "The Trixter" from 1933, spectator puts deck in his pocket and picks out his selection The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 207) 826
John Howie Ambitious Transpo Variations The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 204) 816
Dr. Stanley Jaks Letter Mystery card is divined with a set of letter cards Who is this Dr. Jaks? 7
Audley Walsh Audley's Best The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 270) 1078
Nate Leipzig, Victor Farelli Using a "Key" Card Leipzig Card Stab with short card Nate Leipzig's Card Stab 19
Edward Marlo Using a Short in Combination with Peeks or any type of key card Control Systems 108
Unknown Forcing The "Short" brief, short card Nate Leipzig's Card Stab 19
Edward Marlo Card Thru Table clean handling due to short card The Cardician 15
Edward Marlo Lapping a Short Card The Cardician 15
Francis Haxton "Inspired" card from 6-card-packet into deck, short card control Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 6 67
Edward Marlo Broken Corner corner short substitute, Note 1 Fingertip Control 22
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Flip Deck cutting to any named card, gaffed deckRelated to The Cardiste (Issue 4) 13
Edward Marlo Sure Throw #2 and #3 long and short card Estimation 75
Edward Marlo Tapping on Table to locate a type of short card The Patented Shuffle (Issue 5 I Shuffled the Cards) 10
Edward Marlo Marlo Short Card like single stripper card, with handling and method to locate it like tapping, airing, ...Related to The Patented Shuffle (Issue 5 I Shuffled the Cards) 9
Dai Vernon The Corner Short many tips like bringing it to certain position or above/below selected cards Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 150
Dai Vernon Locating a Short Card method of cutting to Scallop Short Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 150
Unknown Tapping on Table locating corner shortRelated to Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 150
Dai Vernon The Short Card construction of Scallop Short Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 149
J. B. Bobo Triple Threat Card dotted, corner short, edge markedRelated to
  • Genii, Aug. 1947, p. 368
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3, No. 9) 194
Aldini Lie Detector Deck Roughingly Yours 12
Aldini Aldini's Nature Deck Mental Photography Deck type of routine, blank deck prints and unprints Roughingly Yours 31
Edward Marlo Reverse Fingertip Control forcing thick or short card, riffled from the back to the front, two methods Advanced Fingertip Control 64
Edward Marlo Incredible Fingertip Location two fingertip peeked at cards are located with lots of shuffling by spectator, corner short (Marlo Key Card) Advanced Fingertip Control 65
Edward Marlo Triple Fingertip Control corner short card (Marlo Key Card) Advanced Fingertip Control 66
Edward Marlo Marlo Key Card two corner shorts, punch, crimp, edge mark, see page 156 for additional observationsRelated to Advanced Fingertip Control 69
Edward Marlo Tapping on Table to locate corner short, see also references where Vernon credits a San Francisco gamblerRelated to Advanced Fingertip Control 64
Edward Marlo Corner Short Control multiple cards one by one using Marlo Key Card, tabled shuffles Advanced Fingertip Control 104
Edward Marlo Pre-Determined Four - Fourth Effect A Fingertip Peeked card vanishes, waxed corner short Advanced Fingertip Control 107
Edward Marlo Long and Short Cards from different decks Advanced Fingertip Control 157
Theodore Annemann Snapped Corner corner broken but attached Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks 3
Philip T. Goldstein On the Corner Short advantages, finding it, controlling a selection with it Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks 2
Karl Fulves Technicolor Cards performer cuts to four aces, but they have different back color, then he cuts to correct aces but then deck changes color
- The Magician Cuts to the Aces
- The Gambler Cuts to the Aces
Inspired byRelated toVariations New Stars of Magic (Vol. 1, No. 6) 1
Dai Vernon Short Card Location Use short card to locate selection, deck can be shuffled Magic With Faucett Ross 224
Dr. Gordon C. Peck That Top Card Ambitious card type of sequence with short card Magic With Faucett Ross 217
Bernard Bilis Everywhere Everywhere and Nowhere variation, five cards shown to be the same card before changing into five selections Close Up, French Style 11
Nick Trost A Prediction and a Date - Updated Cards dealt to any year called for from 1900 to 1975, plus predict a cardVariations Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 16
Karl Fulves Disposal Technique getting bridge size card out of poker size deck Shape Changers 4
Walt Lees Nimrod two selected card are found by a wind-up toy, half forcing deckRelated to
  • Peter Warlock's "The Pecking Bird" in "Book of Magic", 1956. P.90
The Immaculate Card Magic of Walt Lees 17
Roger Crosthwaite The Crosthwaite Key Card with ink dot The Commercial Card Magic of Roger Crosthwaite 22
Thomas Alan Waters LeNormand's Legacy question is written on a blank tarot card, card lost in the deck and a reading is givenRelated to
  • T. A. Waters in "Genii" Vol. 28, No. 1, 1963
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Omnimancy) 99
Thomas Alan Waters LeNormand's Legacy II question is written on a blank tarot card, card lost in the deck and a reading is given, different handling Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Omnimancy) 101
Roger Crosthwaite Multiple Card Control with the Crosthwaite Key Card The Commercial Card Magic of Roger Crosthwaite 23
Tonny Van Rhee Devil's 3-Card Monte using short and narrow cardsRelated to Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5, No. 7) 652
Thomas Alan Waters Narrowzarrow simplifying the shuffle with narrow short cards Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Deckalogue) 232
Edward Marlo Bottom Deal Tip using short cards Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 99
Del Copley Challenge Poker Deal four aces are found in selected hand, bottom deal gambling demo Fork Full of Appetizers - Book 2 5
Jan Torell Meine Standard-Forcier-Methode Rund um den Zaubertisch 12
Edward Marlo Key Card Subtlety narrow or bellied card and tabled riffle shuffle after placement Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 85
Unknown Locator Card scallop short, for multiple control The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 7
Judson S. Brown Floater Key short & narrow The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 16
Unknown Use for Short Card count-down placement, spectator shuffles The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 5
Unknown The Floating Key "This is a control which without question is the best of all methods of controlling a chosen card.", key card which is both narrow and short and punched The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 21
Dai Vernon On the Corner-Short locating a corner short card and other things The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 1 2
Harry Riser Estimation Help jogged corner short The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 1 7
Bruce Cervon Two Corner Short Controls overhand and riffle shuffle, using corner short The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 1 5
Tom Gagnon Faro Control corner short next to selection unaffected by faro shuffle The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 1 7
Unknown Tapping on Table by some San Francisco Gambler, locating corner shortRelated to The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 1 2
Dai Vernon On the Scallop Short The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 1 8
Edward Marlo Roman Shuffle Bottom Cull using short cards Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 105
Edward Marlo Roman Shuffle Plus Short Cards Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 104
Christoph Borer Eine halbe Sache back of selection change back, then back of color only change to the center, eventually all cards change back color, red/blue double backerAlso published here Seminarheft 14
Christoph Borer Eine Halbe Sache back of selection change back, then back of color only change to the center, eventually all cards change back color, red/blue double backerAlso published here Seminarheft 28
Christoph Borer Eine Halbe Sache back of selection change back, then back of color only change to the center, eventually all cards change back color, red/blue double backerAlso published here Magie 20
Edward Marlo Memo-Deck Index memorized deck with corner short key cards as pocket index The Olram File (Issue 11) 1
Frederick Braue Card to Wallet duplicate The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 18
John Northern Hilliard Original Method of Making an Impromptu Short Card More Greater Magic 1213
Dai Vernon Impromptu Short Card credit unsure More Greater Magic 1246
Dai Vernon Another Short Card Idea card index with short cards to work with borrowed deck More Greater Magic 1246
David Neighbors Colorful Rip-Off Triumph cards shuffled face up / face down, face up cards are "ripped through" deck except selection, with color changing back kickerInspired by The Minotaur (Vol. 6, No. 3) 1
Unknown The Little-finger Count plus many applications Card College - Volume 1 201
Unknown Corner Short Riffle Force corner short The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 48
Karl Fulves Lifting at Corner Short without riffling Blocking Off 27
Karl Fulves Side Effects gaffed deck with various shortened cards, cutting to any card of tabled deckRelated to Blocking Off 32
Karl Fulves Cheat Deck card thought (one person suit, another value), stacked and five cards corner shorted Blocking Off 47
Karl Fulves Short End short card as key Blocking Off 118
Karl Fulves No-Break Cull using thick or short card Blocking Off 119
Karl Fulves Notes On The Date Deck - The Last Ten Years
- Short Cuts
- Open Dates
Day For Any Date 30
Unknown Slide Monte with short card The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 24
Nick Trost Duo Brainwave no rough/smoothInspired by
  • "Ultra Brainwave Deck" (Patrick Page, Abracadabra, May 1982)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 180
Nick Trost Dingle's "Royal Triumph" - Trost Version Four kings with odd backs will change into four selectionsInspired by The Card Magic of Nick Trost 182
Nick Trost Nick's Stranger in Paradise Spectator thinks of any card and is removed from blue back deck, previously pocketed red deck is found to be missing the thought of card, tabled card is revealed to be it, first published in The New Tops, November 1968Related to
  • "Thought Anticipated" (Dave Campbell, The Gen, April 1959)
  • "Premonition Outdone" (Stan Lobenstern, 1968)
The Card Magic of Nick Trost 189
Nick Trost Telespo Performer matches symbols, spectator fails, and then performer divines symbols from different room The Card Magic of Nick Trost 297
Alex Elmsley The Colour-Changing Faro Shuffle first published in Jerry Sadowitz' "The Crimp", five times performer cuts to a card, royal flush but with different colored back Alex Is At It Again 9
Juan Tamariz Everywhere and Nowhere three indifferent cards and the deck change into spetator's selection and then back to normal, two duplicates Card College - Volume 4 827
Paul Curry Another Stop! spectator stops while riffling, performer knows card, short card and set-upRelated to Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 200
Thomas Fraps Blinded Triumph blindfolded, accident The Boston Trick Party 23
Philip T. Goldstein O a word deck and ABC cards are used, chosen word is divined Saint Louis Notes 6
Al Baker Card Force using Short Card not a force but a placement of short card as key The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 688
Karl Fulves Fake Counting non-clocking method with riffle shuffled stack to name a freely removed card, expanded text from 1982 edition includes a (corner) short card that stay next to a card during riffle shufflesRelated to Card Counting (2005 edition) 58
Christoph Borer Eine halbe Sache back of selection change back, then back of color only change to the center, eventually all cards change back color, red/blue double backerAlso published here Compilation 58
Christoph Borer Eine halbe Sache back of selection change back, then back of color only change to the center, eventually all cards change back color, red/blue double backerAlso published here Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 31
Bill Abbott Corner Short Control Cocktail Card Magic 16
Dai Vernon Scallop Short Reinventing the Real 157
Unknown The Short on the corner short Classic Fantastic 16
Paul Vigil The More the Merrier multiple selection routine with eight cards, ends with Triumph Classic Fantastic 5
Unknown The SCaM Card on the "Shortened, Crimped and Marked Card"Related to Classic Fantastic 15
Vanni Bossi Cornered three locator cards
- The Incised Corner
- The Thin Corner
- The Jointed Corner
The Aretalogy of Vanni Bossi 65