155 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Transformation / Single Card / Back
  
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Tom Bowyer Publicity Trick back of business card with playing card back changes color The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 8) 31
Dr. Jacob Daley Use for Score Card changes into regular card The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 20) 110
Unknown A Color Change back of chosen card changes, short card Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 311
Unknown Reversed Color Surprise card reverses and changes back color, sticky card Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 110
Unknown Diachylon Super Color Change card found with think stop procedure, back changes, sticky card Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 110
Frank Lane Double Backed Card Routine back of selection changes, ambitious card phase, count-down phase, card reverses, double index gaff and double backer Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 118
Dai Vernon Chameleon Backs two odd-backed cards, back color transposes, red-blue double backer Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 125
Jess Kelly The Sympathetic Card blue backed card changes to red when rubbed on red deck, red-blue double backer Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 129
William H. McCaffrey Color Changing Backs two decks with different colors, various selections change colors of backs and back Greater Magic 295
Clayton Rawson The Card from Hell selection turns over and becomes different back color The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 46) 311
Bob Spencer Back to Back red/blue double backer Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 5
Al Leech An Ambitious Card Climax For Card Men Only 25
Al Leech A Quick Opener For Card Men Only 29
Al Leech A Hot Card Trick chicago openerVariations A Last Look at Leech 10
H. K. Becker Super Fillip back of card changesInspired by The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 242) 969
Cliff Green Carduplication card peeked at, five cards including selection removed, selection vanishes, odd-backed duplicate from pocket, changes back to match deck Professional Card Magic 154
Paul Marcus Almost a Miracle Three of spades sandwiched between two other cards turns into a Three with black spotted hearts and different colored back The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 363) 279
Larry Jennings The Turncoat ace of spades vanishes, turns over, changes back, ... in small packet Expert Card Mysteries 44
John Howie Brainwave Bet odd-backed unkown card inserted in deck, spectator names correct card, clean-up anti-climax follows, red-blue double backer Epilogue (Issue 6) 41
Karl Fulves As A Force card is selected and shuffled in deck, spectator should now also remember card next to his selection which is forced and can have different back Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue First Supplement) 54
Marvin Johnson Blue Dice two numbers generated with dice, two spectators select cards and remove cards according to their numbers, both spectators selected the same card and it has different colored backInspired byRelated to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 2) 387
Allan Ackerman Axing the Aces backs of aces change color The Esoterist 24
Charles Hudson A Horse of a Different Color card changes back in sandwich Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 272
Mike Rogers Still Avid color changing back kicker Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1, No. 2) 10
Derek Dingle The DD Color-Changing Aces Related to Dingle's Deceptions with Cards and Coins 18
Peter Alexis Strange reversed Ace of Spades ends up next to selection, then changes back colorInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6, No. 10) 439
Derek Dingle Visual Reverse and Color Change inspired by Trost's version (originally from his lecture notes)Inspired by Dingle's Deceptions 4
Frank Everhardt Chicago Opener Related toVariations Million Dollar Card Secrets 13
Walter Rollins, Jerry Mentzer Unexpected Surprise four of five cards vanish, with odd-backed card variationRelated to Card Cavalcade 31
Karl Fulves Computer cards spelled out, the deck is always wrong, color-changing back kickerInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8, No. 1) 570
Karl Fulves Chromatic Aces Ace is cut to and back changes Packet Switches (Part Two) 87
Karl Fulves Turncoat front and back changes on top of deck Packet Switches (Part Two) 86
Unknown Chicago Style variation of Chicago Opener Super Subtle Card Miracles 15
Jerry Mentzer Odd Color Four and One basically Hamman's Mystic Nine with five cards, inspired by Nick Trost's "Four and One Trick", color changing back kicker of selection Card Cavalcade II 136
Martin A. Nash Ear Full of Cider three cards, different backs jump around Ever So Sleightly 111
Karl Fulves Switching Backs chosen card changes back color Methods with Cards - Part 3 214
Kevin Fox We'll Ring You after the deck is removed from the case a die is tipped out, a coin appears under a card,the back of the card changes color, then the die and the coin vanish Pabular (Vol. 1, No. 9) 101
Ed Eckl Madness With the Ascanio Spread several presentations, one with special "drag" card
- A Xmas Calculator
- Alice Blue Gown
Related to Pabular (Vol. 2, No. 1) 154
Karl Fulves No-Gaff Wild Card top few cards of deck change into duplicates, those then into royal flush, wild card changes back color Methods with Cards - Part 1 19
Karl Fulves Half In blue backed card sandwiched between red cards changes to red, as application of using a half card Methods with Cards - Part 2 137
Karl Fulves Tunnel Space tunnel turnover between two other cards, color changing back kickerInspired by
  • "The Vanishing Lady" (Harry Franke, Hugard's Magic Monthly)
Methods with Cards - Part 2 152
Roy Walton Warpaint selection changes into same card as previously signed card, signed card then changes back color Some Late Extra Card Tricks 13
Roger Smith Mental Reverse IV selection has odd-backed back as kicker, with four variationsInspired byRelated toVariations Bonus Extra - Revised 1
Ken Krenzel, Derek Dingle, Matt Coran Visual Reverse and Color Change tunnel effect, card reverses, back changes color and eventually whole deck changes color, probably Matt CorinRelated to Additional Deceptions 5
Doug Alker, George Blake Double Monte with extra card, second variation with color changing back kicker Pabular (Vol. 2, No. 12) 294
Paul Harris The Bizarre Twist! card perpendicular between two other cards turns visually over, color changing back kicker ("The Bizarre Routine")Related toVariations Paul Harris Reveals Some Of His Most Intimate Secrets 73
Gene Maze Experiment #2 four cards, four predictions change back color Packet Switches (Part Four) 251
Karl Fulves Further Solution see "Experiment #2" Packet Switches (Part Four) 252
Karl Fulves Celestial Navigation red-backed and boxed card is selected from blue deckRelated to Packet Switches (Part Four) 237
Karl Fulves Dragon's Curse prediction, reverse, back change Packet Switches (Part Four) 245
Karl Fulves Black on Blue spectator shuffles small packets, all change to black, four change back color Packet Switches (Part Four) 255
Karl Fulves Color Cubed front and back change Packet Switches (Part Four) 273
Gene Maze Illusion Only red-backed card turns blue and back red again Packet Switches (Part Five) 340
Ken Krenzel Force-Eps Royal Marriages with four aces back change kicker The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 174
Ken Krenzel Caught Red-Handed "Magic Bullet" with color changing back kicker The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 82
Ken Krenzel Turn Blue The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 70
Richard Kaufman Colorise back changes visibly On the Up and Up 20
Brother John Hamman The Two Card Trick Related to Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1, No. 3) 32
Philip T. Goldstein Remembrance of Cards Past short ambitious card sequence, back of card changes Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1, No. 11) 128
Kevin Davie Signachange signed card turns over and changes color of the back Pabular (Vol. 4, No. 8) 559
Karl Fulves Card Problem named card on top of deck changes back color and back, posed as problem Interlocutor (Issue 22) 85
Karl Fulves Final Phase I at end of transposition sequence both cards change back color Transpo Trix 34
Karl Fulves Final Phase II at end of transposition sequence both cards change back color Transpo Trix 35
Karl Fulves Radio Cards at end of transposition sequence one card changes back color, then the backs transpose Transpo Trix 37
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
Edward Marlo, Baltazar Fuentes Flexible Visual Change sandwiched card changes visibly, back changes also, sliding method, two methods Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 84
Karl Fulves Redexpress signed card changes back color, backs transpose Teleportation Notes 8
Roy Walton Through the Centuries Of Time Pabular (Vol. 6, No. 9) 907
Philip T. Goldstein Simple Thornton back changes as a kicker Pabular (Vol. 6, No. 12) 958
Les Emberg, Allan Ackerman, Edward Marlo Overkill Related to Close-up Fantasies - Book I 73
Michael Ammar Bluefield Debute selection transforms blue, red mate in card caseAlso published here Encore I 19
Danny Korem Color Changing Eidetic Sandwich card in tabled sandwich changes visibly, then back changes The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 63
Karl Fulves Joker Thot joker is cut face down into the deck and changes into named card, also back changes Milennium Aces 46
Philip T. Goldstein Quasimodo three jokers and one normal card are mixed, monte type premise, normal card's back changes red and then blue again with comedic presentation, red/blue double backer Quasimodo / A Fine Mesh 3
Ken Simmons Technicolor Playing Against Odds spectator selects right card from odd-backed 5-card packet to complete blackjack hand, then this card changes back color to match Cards - With a Different Touch 53
Jack McMillen Shade Work apparently deck is marked, three cards are named without turning over, then mark is shown to be different colored back Sleights & Swindles 2
Derek Dingle New Double Color-Changing Aces Related to The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 76
Derek Dingle Pegas Aces The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 86
Derek Dingle Colour Changing Any Card Speller peeked card is spelled to - different back The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 104
Philip T. Goldstein Con-Sequence credit information, color changing back kickerInspired by shuffled lecture 1
Jon Racherbaumer Surprise Blue Intruder any named card turns blue, two selections are found on both sides of it, using index in lap, faroInspired by
  • "Blue Intruder" (Nelson Hahne)
Related to
The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 78
Philip T. Goldstein, Stephen Tucker Muster odd-backed blank card becomes (open) red-blue double backer, simplified version of Stephen Tucker's "You Must Be Psychic" (Cardiac-Arrest) West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1, No. 2) 18
Philip T. Goldstein, Stephen Tucker Packet Muster packet version of Stephen Tucker's "You Must Be Psychic" (Cardiac-Arrest) West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1, No. 2) 21
Lou Gallo Im-Packed disguised Christ Force, selection changes back color Best of Friends - Volume II 196
Stephen Minch Main Attraction any named card turns blue, two selections are found on both sides of itInspired by Best of Friends - Volume II 462
Tom Mullica, Brother John Hamman Two-Card Trick, Revisited two red backed cards change to blue, then backInspired by Best of Friends - Volume II 516
Rolland Hamblen Cards that Change Color red and blue deck, named card removed from one and two cards from other deck, backs of named card with one of the others transpose The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 7
Lawrence Frame The Swahili Prediction Card travels to wallet, strange symbol (apparntly a prediction in Swahili) appears on back of card Close-up Framework 14
David Regal Subliminal Attraction touched cards, back change Star Quality - The Magic of David Regal 273
David Regal Catch of the Day using Forton-Pop-Out, color changing back kicker Star Quality - The Magic of David Regal 160
David Regal Illusion Jacks Jacks change back two times Star Quality - The Magic of David Regal 194
David Regal Half and Half signed card is torn, ONE half changes color Star Quality - The Magic of David Regal 125
John M. Bauman, Tony Binarelli Painted Lips kiss appears on back of selection, free selection Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10, No. 11) 1427
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
Doug Edwards How about This?! Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12, No. 11) 1710
Nick Pudar Blues in the Night two back change Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12, No. 12) 1727
Brother John Hamman The Two-Card Trick The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 24
Karl Fulves Kid Trix some blue-backed cards torn in half, card selected and signed from red deck, 2 blue-blacked halves restored and turned over - it is the spectator's signed card Prototype 44
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
Juan Tamariz The Talisman card changes under challenge conditions, several variations Sonata 131
Juan Tamariz The Magic Card back and front of a card change multiple times, gaffed Sonata 233
Mike Bornstein Color me Blue Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 13, No. 1) 1734
Gary Kurtz Artistic License modern Art theme Unexplainable Acts 65
Bob King Mini Ambush Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14, No. 8) 1964
David Regal Changing Places Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14, No. 8) 1962
Michael Ammar Bluefield Debut selection transforms blue, red mate in card caseAlso published here The Magic of Michael Ammar 149
Michael Ammar Double Color Change wrong card changes in selection and back color The Magic of Michael Ammar 254
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
Kuniyasu Fujiwara The Card Machine Five Times Five - Japan 67
Alexander de Cova Hangman Plus stick figure on cardboard vanishes and appears on back of signed selectionInspired by
  • "Mr. Stickman" (Richard Sanders, Jay Sankey, When Creators Collide, 1987)
Ein Profi packt aus... 108
Gerard Parkin What would have Happened? Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17, No. 11) 2428
Robert E. Neale (E)VIL(E) four cards with letters e,v,i,l are put down to form different words, one back changes color The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 52) 952
Karl Fulves Blue Moon blackjacks chosen despite random cuts and then counting to 26th card, spectator's blackjack changes back color Crooked Tales 25
Karl Fulves In Captivity signed card trapped by odd-backed sandwich cards, then the sandwich cards have regular back and selection an odd back Crooked Tales 47
David Regal The Wrong Ones! Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18, No. 9) 2552
David Regal Still The Wrong Ones! Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18, No. 9) 2554
Tom Mullica Back And Blue Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18, No. 6) 2516
Marvin Leventhal Bizarre Transposition card found in different colored deck, Bizarre Twist variationInspired by The Minotaur (Vol. 7, No. 3) 3
Paul Gordon Emergency Deam Card to pocket with color changing back Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19, No. 4) 2634
Steve Rogers, Paul Cummins Blushing Ambition color changing back kicker Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19, No. 8) 2684
Paul Harris The Bizarre Routine "The Bizarre Twist" with color changing back kicker of card The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Issue Paul Harris Reveals some of his most Int...) 103
Allan Ackerman, Edward Marlo, Les Emberg Overkill The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue Close-up Fantasies 1 & 2) 183
Michael Close A Trick for O'Brien prediction with one-way deck kicker ("You will not pick the Joker"), back of selection changes Workers Number 5 21
Michael Kaminskas Case Closed blue backed ambitious card, then signed card is found in red deck which is in new deck order and card's back changes to red too Miracle Material 43
Frederick Braue Joker Spell deck with selection in pocket, performer removes five cards, none of which is selection which is joker, on their backs the cards spell JOKER The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 4
James Swain Boxed B'Wave Twisting phases with Queens, named Queen then travels to case, finally turns over and changes back color Miracles with Cards 32
Larry Jennings The Transmutated Cards three cardsRelated to Jennings '67 114
Peter Duffie Double Ender Chicago Opener type of effect with "thought of" cards Effortless Card Magic 32
Doug Edwards The Stunning, Jumping, Jack Selected Jack of Hearts pops out of the deck, then is found in the deck sandwiched between two black twos, then back changes colorInspired by
  • "The Trained Card" (Joe Berg, The Joe Berg Book)
Also published here
Doug Edwards Packs a Wallop! 143
Bruce Cervon A Tinge of Color Related to Hard-Boiled Mysteries 146
Milton Kort Vernon's Variant Variant Similar effect to Vernon's Variant, but with color changing back as a kicker ending (first published in Swami, Vol. I, Issue 2, Feb 1972)Inspired by Kort 43
Milton Kort The Off-color Twenty-one-Card Trick 21 card trick with a color changing back ending, done as a magician gag/fooler Kort 49
Joshua Jay Written Favorite Transposition between performer and spectator's named favourite cards - then "Your Favourite Card" words appear on the back on spectator's cardAlso published here Magic Atlas 89
Chuck Smith Switch-A-Roo Monte short monte sequence with color changing back kicker Why Not? 6
Christian Knudsen Tablehopper's Holy P.O.D. flap gaff, color changing back kickerInspired by Concertos for Pasteboard 98
Thomas Waldeck Out of the Blue four aces appear, then a signed card disappears from among then, aces turn into blank cards and selection appears again with different colored back Concertos for Pasteboard 183
Thomas Waldeck Pentium Card 52 routine with computer presentation, floppy disk Concertos for Pasteboard 195
Karl Fulves Popgun odd-backed joker in deck, selection pops out next to joker, backs transpose The Magic Thrust 34
David Regal Three...Two...One with color change kicker Constant Fooling 1 97
David Regal Compounding A Lie nine cards from deck
- Version One - Red-handed (odd-backed)
- Version Two - Nothing but the Truth (other cards blank)
Constant Fooling 2 12
David Regal The Color of Science red joker turns blue kings red Constant Fooling 1 83
David Regal Face it, you've changed gaffed, hands-off Constant Fooling 2 222
David Regal A Subtle Hue three blue cards turn one at a time red Constant Fooling 1 90
Karl Fulves Bite Size vampire card travels next to selection which then has a hole (bite) and is odd-backed Hofzinser Notebook 22
Karl Fulves Seven Sees spectator removes seven cards and signs one, they're inserted in rubber banded deck, selection pops out and has odd back Under Tension 25
Max Maven Over Easier Small packet Triumph with nine cards - selection shown to have different colored backInspired by Random Acts of Magic 29
Wesley James The Moon is Made of Blue Cheese "alpha", face-up/face-down packet, selection vanishes, reappears face up and odd-backedInspired by
  • "Where has it gone?" (Hideo Kato, Genii Vol. 34 No. 1, Sept. 1970)
Enchantments 237
Wesley James Blushing Leaper "beta", thought-of card has odd backInspired by Enchantments 418
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
Bruce Cervon A Tinge of Color cut aces face-upRelated to Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 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 Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 31
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
Rich Aviles Big Black Arrow black arrow on smartphone display jumps onto back of card, kind of updated "Chicago Opener"Inspired by Above the Fold 54
Oliver Meech Bluebottle Red backed card changes to blue backed card, one half at a time Plot Twists 26
Paul Vigil The Mind-Melding Magician! Chicago Opener credit information
- Phase 1: A Pseudo-Interpretation
- Phase 2: Come Together
- Phase 3: Outta Left Field
Inspired by
  • "Mind Reading Magician!" (Bill Malone, DVD Here I Go Again Vol. 2, 2007)
The Doors of Deception 87