112 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Gags & Curiousities / Things happen to the whole deck
  
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Unknown The Shower of Aces deck changes into all aces Modern Magic 97
Conus The Shower of Aces many aces appear at named number (faced-deck turnover at-any-number method) Tricks with Cards 110
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Protean Pack three selections, "General Pack" Tricks with Cards 140
Unknown All Red - All Black with electric deck More Magic 20
Unknown Rouge et Noir card riffled through are all red, then all black, small incomplete faro condition for impromptu svengali deck principle Der moderne Kartenkünstler 69
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 "How Many Aces Would You Like?" deck changes into all Aces The Art of Magic 70
Unknown Finale deck thrown in audience becomes shower of colored tissue butterflies Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 163
Unknown Tearing the Deck five methods to tear a full deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 354
Ralph W. Hull Mirage Deck deck changes in duplicates of selection, svengali/mirage deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 253
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
Robert Weill I'm Sorry! three spectators note cards, they are the same and become blank, then deck transforms into chart of letter (eye examination test) The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 54) 387
Tan Hock Chuan, Edward Bagshawe R. & S. Optica Deck deck shown, then it changes back color and all cards are alike, partial rough-smoothInspired by
  • "Optica Deck" by Edward Bagshawe
Rough & Smooth Possibilities 12
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
Maurice Howarth Tarantula pips from four card vanish step by step and appear on strip of paperRelated to The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 290) 1158
Karrell Fox Fan-Tizy rosette made from deck and fastened to lapel Kornfidentially Yours 21
Edward Marlo Uses for Half Forcing Deck see at bottom Faro Controlled Miracles 68
Alton Sharpe, Billy McComb Blank Surprise all cards become blank except selection Expert Card Mysteries 141
Edward Marlo The Wrong Deck deck is shown as double backed, then double faced, then blank, then normal Hierophant (Issue 4) 207
Val Andrews Cutting the Deck! No. 5, deck actually cut in two halfs, gag The Idiot at the Card Table 5
Edward Marlo The Wild Deck "Bonus Effect", four aces removed from deck and changed to blank cards, then whole deck becomes blank Those Wild, Wild Aces 5
Edward Marlo They're All Alike ambitious type routine shown, people think they're all the same, but they're all blank Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1, No. 8) 62
Billy McComb The Williamised Spider pips from deck vanish and appear on napkinRelated to I Did It My Way 2
Brother John Hamman Out Of Print two selections on table turn blank on both sides as they are repeatably turn over and back to normal, same with full deckAlso published here The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7, No. 7th Folio) 536
Scotty York, Richard Himber York's Stab Surprise razor blade card trick, see Surprise Stab Revisited for an updated versionRelated to Kabbala - Volume 2 (Vol. 2, No. 6) 42
William Larsen, T. Page Wright Trick #4 backs change from red to blue, cards become blank and back to normalAlso published here
  • in "Random Conceptions with Cards" (ca. 1930)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 11) 789
Scotty York, Richard Himber Surprise Stab Revisited razor blade card trickRelated to Lecture 36
Tommy Wonder, Billy McComb, Stanley Collins The Pip-Eating Spider published under "Jos Bema"Related to Pabular (Vol. 2, No. 10) 272
Paul Harris Solid Deception Variations Paul Harris Reveals Some Of His Most Intimate Secrets 1
John F. Mendoza All Gone card selected and returned, performer names it, it turns over and is odd-backed, rest blank, with variationInspired by
  • "Triple Chance"
Related to
  • "Paleface Pasteboards"
Variations
The Book of John 42
Tommy Wonder Falling Pips pips on cards "fall" to one end when cards are tapped on table Variations Pabular (Vol. 6, No. 2) 806
Steve Beam Push Thru Dollar coin visibly penetrates cased deck, all cards have holes except selection, using Pancake Coin Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 29
Gene Castillon Spellbinder kings spelled out, then aces found, kings change back color, rest of deck all jokers The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 73
Don England Folds Flat For Packing reverse of "Dehydrated Deck"Inspired by Don England's T.K.O.'s (Issue Clubs) 24
Paul Harris Torn and Restored Deck using Hamman's "Micro Macro" method Close-up Fantasies Finalé 169
Michael Ammar Squeeze Play deck becomes crooked The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 1 23
Philip T. Goldstein Strung Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate 12/12 3
Paul Harris Screwed Deck deck (cut in two parts) is screwed togetherVariations A Close-Up Kinda Guy 76
Meir Yedid Point the Way arrow appears printed on backs of cards and points to selection Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7, No. 11) 994
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
Paul Harris Unhinged full deck in case is folded in half Close-up Seductions 101
Stephen Tucker, David Britland Footsteps Deck cannot be squared properly, cards keep sticking out - when forced to be square by tapping on deck, all the pips fall to one side of the deckInspired by The Card-Mad-gic of Stephen Tucker 4
Stephen Tucker Rock Around Ambitious card, but deck is then revealed to be wrapped in rubberbands around all the edges (Paul Harris's Solid Deception ending, with rubberbands)Inspired by The Card-Mad-gic of Stephen Tucker 17
Nick Pudar "Block"Buster Ace Assembly at the end all packets are glued together ala solid deception Best of Friends - Volume II 241
Frederick Braue Untitled two cards chosen by counting to a number, they're mates, rest is blank The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 19
Danny Korem, Jerry Andrus The Omni Deck short Ambitious Card routine ending with clear block of glassInspired by Korem without Limits 153
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate FISM Madrid 1985 5
Jay Sankey Meltdown cards in case are wrapped in aluminum foil which reappears as finale Sankey Panky 70
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate Mix '86 6
David Britland My Name Is Legion deck has famous names on the back of every card, two cards chosen with Gemini Twins procedure, rest of deck blank Psychomancy 30
David Regal A Point Well Made whole deck is penetrated, one card has no hole Star Quality - The Magic of David Regal 19
Randy Wakeman, Scotty York Mini Surprise Stab miniature deck, two methods, deck shredded, based on York's "Surprise Stab" Special Effects 18
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate Das Phil Goldstein Seminar 8
Jay Sankey Gift of the Magi deck transforms into gift-wrapped bundle with ribbon 100% Sankey 81
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate NYCANOTES 3
John Bannon, Richard Himber The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Card Trick in case all cards are shredded to pieces by themselves except selectionInspired by
  • Richard Himber's "Surprise Stab"
Smoke and Mirrors 74
Alexander de Cova, Scotty York 1. Scotty York's Razor Blade Card Trick as deck switch application Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1, No. 4) 8
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate Music City Conclave 1992 Notes 11
Christoph Borer, Thomas Otto Tear Off corner is torn from selection, card is then restored and all the other cards have a corner missingAlso published here Magie 10
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
Philip T. Goldstein Rules of the Game different colored back prediction matches selection, with a full deck of jokers as climaxVariations The Minotaur (Vol. 5, No. 4) 1
Alex Elmsley Signing Off performer names card an position, then all cards have performer's signature The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 189
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate Connotes 7
John Riggs File Card signed card, deck is shown every card has a label, signed card is marked as "Your Card" The Magic of John Riggs 35
Simon Lovell The "Heartless" Deck whole deck has a large whole in the center Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19, No. 4) 2636
Tommy Wonder Falling Pips pips on cards "fall" to one end when cards are tapped on table The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 123
Tommy Wonder, Stanley Collins, Billy McComb The Pip-Eating Spider pips of pip card vanish until only indices are left The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 157
Paul Harris Unhinged full deck in case is folded in half The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Issue Close-up Seductions) 177
Paul Harris Solid Deception short ambitious card sequence, deck is glued to single solid block climax The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Issue Paul Harris Reveals some of his most Int...) 107
Paul Harris The Fluffer Deck name of spectator vanishes from single card an appears across whole spread of cards The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue New Stuff) 47
Paul Harris Torn and Restored Deck using Hamman's "Micro Macro" method The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Issue Close-up Fantasies Finale) 71
Paul Harris Improvised Screwed Deck (revised) deck (cut in 2 parts) is screwed togetherInspired by The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Issue Close-up Kinda Guy) 99
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate Desert Seminar Notes 10
Dominique Duvivier Print a Bit Three blank cards print to match selections, then whole deck turns blank Magie Duvivier 166
David Neighbors Fusion Aces cutting the aces, as climax four glued blocks with aces on top The Minotaur (Vol. 8, No. 2) 1
Anthony Owen Magic for the Rest of the Week using skin cream as open daub type item for pseudo explanation, all other cards are "wrinkled" at finale Virtual Foolery 23
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate, in english and french Montreal Lecture Notes - Notes de Conférence 8
Brian Kloske Danger Deck hole appears in deck signed selection ends up in performers mouth The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 70) 1471
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate Rocky Notes 8
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate Baltimore Notes 8
David Regal Pasteboard Massacre Magician cuts the deck literally in half to find selection, saws deck in half using a playing card Close-Up & Personal 242
Christoph Borer, Thomas Otto Cutting Corners corner is torn from selection, card is then restored and all the other cards have a corner missingAlso published here Concertos for Pasteboard 13
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate Missouri Notes 8
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate Texas Notes 8
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
John Carney Mercurial Cards face card changes a few times, deck becomes all backs, blank and normal again The Book of Secrets 180
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate Mawny Notes 8
David Ben Wonder Coin coin through hand, coin above chose card, melts through cards in second phase leaving hole, see also Bob Farmer's "Journey to the Center of the Deck" (Linking Ring Sep. 1983) Tricks 85
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate Singapore Notes 9
Bob King For Dean bills are put next to Aces, all-Jokers finaleInspired by New Magician Foolers 6
Wesley James A Vision or a Dream? "final", thought of card, spectator does some procedure according to value and suit of card, at the end all cards are blank except selectionInspired by Enchantments 438
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate Applecture 9
Tyler Wilson Sven Who? deck shown to be all black, then all red, selection is only blue-backed card, "no red card" comedy prediction, secret incomplete faro conditionAlso published here Just be Glad my Name isn't Greg 40
Christoph Borer Tear Off corner is torn from selection, card is then restored and all the other cards have a corner missingAlso published here Compilation 86
Tyler Wilson Sven Who? deck shown to be all black, then all red, selection is only blue-backed card, "no red card" comedy prediction, secret incomplete faro conditionAlso published here Dominatricks 118
Benjamin Earl Hand Built by Trees (handling of Joel Givens' Laser Aces) gambling demonstrations with aces, pack then revealed to be 4 solid blocks with aces at the face of each Seeing with Photo-Electric Eyes 14
Bill Abbott Ctrl+Alt+Delete deck becomes plexi glass, Omni Deck Cocktail Card Magic 18
Bill Abbott Blockbuster three selections, all become in some way mutilated (kiss imprint, hole, name on back...), all other cards blank Cocktail Card Magic 11
Helder Guimarães Three Progressive Choices (or "The trick I would perform to José Quesoyyo, Miguel Ajo and Woody Aragon")
3 cards chosen and found in different ways, faces become blank in the end
Inspired by Don't Xerox Lecture Notes 23
Jon Racherbaumer Gaming the Rules "no joker" prediction with a full deck of jokers as climaxInspired by Ten Card Mysteries Anneman Would Have Loved 10
John Guastaferro Free Will Refutation four cards predicted on business cards and chosen via Gemini Twins procedure, rest of deck blankAlso published here
  • "Gemini Prediction" (John Guastaferro)
Ten Card Mysteries Anneman Would Have Loved 16
Tom Stone Subliminal Persuasion secret message appears as cards are riffled, nudist deck presentation Vortex 21
John Guastaferro Truth in Advertising spectator selects only printed card in blank deck, then back of selection changes and blank-printed-situation reverses One Degree 3
Andi Gladwin Omni Deck Climax climax for Open Travelers in which whole deck becomes invisible/transparent One Degree 52
Helder Guimarães Three Progressive Choices three cards chosen and found in different ways, faces become blank in the end Reflections 83
John Guastaferro Here, There, & in there Minds blank deck finale Discoveries & Deceptions 26
Roberto Giobbi, Richard Himber A New Look at Himber's Razor Deck Trick razor blade card trick The Art of Switching Decks 101
John Lovick My Dream of Mind Reading blank deck finale, credit informationInspired byVariations The Performance Pieces & Divertissements of the Famous Handsome Jack, etc. 115
Anton van Helden On "My Dream of Mind Reading" blank deck finale, thought-of card is only printed oneInspired by The Performance Pieces & Divertissements of the Famous Handsome Jack, etc. 118
Christoph Borer Razored Deck - Für Salon und Bühne razor blade card trick 21 149
Christoph Borer Tear Off corner is torn from selection, card is then restored and all the other cards have a corner missingAlso published here 21 228
John Guastaferro Virus all backs, all blanks, normal, with blank card that says "Virus"Inspired by
  • "Troubleshooter" (John Guastaferro, Brainstorm, 2003)
En Route 11