183 entries in Cards / Gaffed Cards & Decks / Cards / Eccentric Gaffs
  
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Unknown The "Torn Card" card restored except corner, which then visibly reappears, different versions of the mechanical card explained Modern Magic 139
Unknown Folding Card acrobatic type Tricks with Cards 223
Unknown Mechanical Diminishing Cards described in addition to sleight-of-hand method More Magic 64
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Das Verkleinerungsspiel three methods, second one by Conradi Der moderne Kartenkünstler 153
Unknown Verkleinerungskarte single card shrinks and vanishesRelated to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 139
Unknown Die mechanische Eckkarte corner torn off, thrown back and it visibly restores, mechanicalRelated to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 140
Unknown Die Karte in der Flasche bottle covered and in spectator's hands, selection appears inside, folding cardRelated to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 142
Unknown Die Riesenkarte card triples in sizeRelated to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 143
Unknown Der Königsschuss à la Buffalo-Bill performer shoots at card and it has a holeRelated to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 147
Unknown Japans Blumenflor card to spring flowerRelated to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 149
Unknown Die Verwandlungs- und Verkleinerungskarte Queen changes in a Jack, shrinks to half its size and vanishes Der moderne Kartenkünstler 151
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die alte und neue Tintenkarte ink changes to clear water, a card is used to proof that it's ink Der moderne Kartenkünstler 159
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Der Kartenwürfel playing card change to three-inch die Der moderne Kartenkünstler 161
Unknown Un Billet d'amour card chosen, letter comes from mailman from back of audience, it is transformed into selection Der moderne Kartenkünstler 163
Unknown Der Kartenspiegel card vanishes on mirror, card with mirror on back Der moderne Kartenkünstler 182
Unknown Karten- und Ei-Balance egg and upright card balanced on wand, card with needle insideRelated to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 189
Unknown A Hypnotic Experiment cards adhere to each other and cling together, cards with thread preparation New Era Card Tricks 186
Unknown The Latest Diminishing Card gaffed New Era Card Tricks 226
Unknown The Cards, Coins and Glass deck placed on glass, coins penetrate deck and fall into glass, three methods (impromptu, gaffed cards, gaffed tableRelated to New Era Card Tricks 125
Unknown The Card and Rose card transforms into flower New Era Card Tricks 234
Unknown The New Ink Card ink changes to water, card dipped into "ink" proves that it's ink New Era Card Tricks 256
Unknown The Diminishing Cards gaffed, four methods New Era Card Tricks 270
Unknown Third Method two moving pip cards New Era Card Tricks 213
Unknown The Diminishing Card gaffedRelated to New Era Card Tricks 225
Unknown The Changing and Diminishing Card card changes, shrinks, then disappears New Era Card Tricks 229
Unknown The Changing and Enlarging Card Related to New Era Card Tricks 230
Unknown The Floral Card card transforms into flowerRelated to New Era Card Tricks 236
Unknown The Penetrative Card card visibly pushed through top hat, gaffedRelated to New Era Card Tricks 238
Unknown The Improved Torn Corner Card torn corner visibly reappears, can be examinedRelated to New Era Card Tricks 241
Unknown The Conjurer As Marksman performer shoots in center of Ace of Hearts held by spectator, "Bullet Card"Related to New Era Card Tricks 249
Unknown The Envelope Card envelope changes into card New Era Card Tricks 258
Unknown The Coin Card removable pocket New Era Card Tricks 267
Charles Bertram The Diminishing Cards gaffed set The Modern Conjurer 92
Stanley Collins Will! fifteen cards stick to the hand, all fall except three selections, gaffed card and ring Original Magical Creations 36
Stanley Collins A Question of Memory spectator selects one of three cards and puts it in pocket, another cards is taken from the deck and put in performer's pocket, cards transpose, duplicateRelated to Original Magical Creations 52
Stanley Collins The Guessing Game spectator guesses correctly on of three cards he has in pocket, then it change places with one of the other two cardsRelated to Original Magical Creations 63
Albert Fellows, Stanley Collins Bottled Sunshine longer routine, tissue paper bursts into in fire, hole is burnt in a playing card with a reading-glass, three candles catch alight, third candle begins to melt Deceptive Conceptions in Magic 90
Al Baker The Fall of the Wise sucker for wise guys, gaffed The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Cardially Yours) 492
Eddie Clever Three in One Gaff The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 1) 2
Bob Hummer Clubs/Spades Gaff used to make a card vanish The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 14) 66
Unknown Coincidence Again card with mirror foil on the corner to glimpse spectator's selection Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 74
Orville Wayne Meyer Uniflight from one half to other half, using gaffed card with 2 glued together on one end The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 34) 231
Tom Sellers The T.S. Find the Lady in the hands, gaffed Scots Magic 16
Audley Walsh The Assorted Cards elaborate diminishing cards routine The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 90) 563
Charlie Miller The Diminishing Cards - Mechanical Method More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 52
Hank Nowoc Flesh Color Corned Cards for back palming Card Fan Productions 17
Unknown False Pip Change one pip is snapped off Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 1 290
Unknown Shrinking Gaff card shrinks to miniature card, see footnote Prepared Cards and Accessories 17
Bruce Elliott The Back Room on the show of Dunninger, a letter by Second Deal Sam, Lloyd Jones "The Bat", an idea for Robson's "Leopard Cards" The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 32) 134
Bob Hummer Clubs/Spades Gaff used to make a card vanish Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 25
Al Baker Climax shrinking card as climax for last card in Cards To Pocket The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 54) 221
M. A. Reasoner Jack Becomes an Aviator story trick Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1944) 2
Bruce Elliott No Skill gaff with a bill The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 135) 542
Unknown The Chameleon Card giant card transforms into selected card, using Monte sliding gaff The Fine Art of Magic 141
Vern Schoneck Ad-O-Matic playing card is moved over ad section in newspaper, force, prediction The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 144) 579
Samuel Berland Six Card Repeat Mystery using cards glued together with rubber cement at edge Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 6 75
J. B. Bobo The Traveling Joker one black card placed among 26 red cards always ends up on top, then card travels from packet to packet Top Secrets of Magic 22
U. F. Grant Terrific with fourteen of spades and card with torn corner jokes The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 351) 232
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
Nate Leipzig The Magnetised Cards Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 183
Paul Curry The Joker Knows spectator selects a card, which a vanishes and appears in the card case Magician's Magic 116
Walt Maddison Double Lifter extra pip glued on to make double lift easier The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 395/396) 409
Unknown Steel Shim Card also impromptu with stick razor blade Expert Card Conjuring 106
Tony Kardyro Half Card Gimmick triangle with index to simulate different card Expert Card Mysteries 113
Aldini Harlequin Deck No. 1 Color changing deck: back changes color from red to blue and back, faces have changed from mixed colors to all red, then all black, including reversed-color suits, then back to normal Roughingly Yours 27
Aldini Harlequin Deck No. 2 Color changing deck: back changes color from red to blue and back, faces have changed from mixed colors to all red, then all black, including reversed-color suits, then back to normal Roughingly Yours 29
Aldini The Goofy Deck Make spectator select a reversed-color card (red Two of Clubs) as a gag Roughingly Yours 40
Aldini Predecktion Prediction written on two cards, correctly predict two freely named cards Roughingly Yours 41
Edward Marlo Signature Transposition cards signed on face (!), signatures transpose, three methodsRelated toVariations Hierophant (Issue 3) 113
Karl Fulves It Stretches card is shown to be extra long, spectator can push it through deck, using wax gimmickRelated toVariations The Book of Numbers 30
Allan Ackerman Extension gaff with pivotal section The Esoterist 42
Tony Binarelli Change of Color gaffed Card Cavalcade 131
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 Like A Bandit gaffed card with rubber band around its length, used to steal/drag card along secretly Methods with Cards - Part 1 58
Karl Fulves Stretch Rise when deck is dropped in case, gaffed card with rubber band around its length Methods with Cards - Part 1 60
Karl Fulves Open Ended Prediction card placed in half envelope so it sticks out and is seen for half its length (as gag), wrong card chosen, when prediction is removed it changes into selection, two methods Methods with Cards - Part 1 65
Karl Fulves Ambitious Liberty coin on left palm is covered with card and penetrates it, extra piece glued on card as sliding stopper Methods with Cards - Part 2 91
Bruce Cervon The "Dream" Method 3 unique gaffed card Card Secrets of Bruce Cervon 19
Bruce Cervon The "Dream" Method 4 - The Deep Crimp unique gaffed card Card Secrets of Bruce Cervon 21
Jon Racherbaumer, Gene Castillon, Marvin Johnson The Lady Stretches including:
- Handling Notes
- Alternate Handling to Show the Backs at Step 2
- The Marvin Johnson Variation
- The Portable Fake Version (Racherbaumer)
Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3, No. 1) 5
Olof Jonsson, Al Mann Teleportation selected card vanishes and is found on spectator's chair, two cards glued together on one end The Third Ecstasy 32
Nick Trost Expanding Cards Fan of mini cards grow into large cardsAlso published here Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 29
Frank Garcia Routine for the Experts four double facers and four glued pairs with a short card (peek force cards) Wildcard Miracles 92
Philip T. Goldstein Nucleus all spread cards are attached to hand, eventually all fall down except the signed one The Green Book of Mentalism 13
Jean Faré Triumph Color Change Handling of Color Triumphant by Derek Dingle (uses Marlo's Hung Card gimmick)Inspired by Card Tricks, French Style 35
Paul Harris Super Swindle sandwiched signed card, sandwich folded up, card vanishes and reappears reversed in deck Super Swindle! 1
Philip T. Goldstein Broken Elevator ace, two and three, image of the three is shattered as a kicker Notions 4
Karl Fulves Pick Off Pip card cleanly vanishes from 3-card-packet, travels back into deck, using small pip of card with fake index on other side Teleportation Notes 2
Karl Fulves The Contact Count using card with cut-out section in center of one side The Topological False Count 5
Karl Fulves The Half-Index Gaff Ten of Hearts with only the digit "1" blackened The Chronicles (Issue 22) 1278
Edward Marlo The Inverted Assembly hearts with inverted pips (for partial diamonds displays) Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 340
Edward Marlo Quadruple Fingertip Cards to Pocket four peeked cards to 4 different pockets, double facer with divided cards on one side Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant) 50
Tommy Wonder Falling Pips pips on cards "fall" to one end when cards are tapped on table Variations Pabular (Vol. 6, No. 2) 806
Tony Bartolotta Four Of A Kind transformation with gaff, What's New In Magic (1956) Color Quik 49
Ron MacMillan The MacMillan Miracle movable flap The Three Card Monte as Entertainment 25
Paul Harris The Time Machine using a black piece of cardboard as time machine three Kings vanish and reappear in deck Close-up Fantasies - Book II 1
Ken De Courcy Culluloid Lug Locator insert for key card to make a piece that sticks out of deck to cut to Super Spell 3
Lewis Ganson Pimpernel Card clever gaffed card, all cards are the same as a climax The Three Card Monte as Entertainment 29
Bob Hummer Clubs/Spades Gaff used to make a card vanish Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 1
Gene Castillon The Castillon Connection split card gaff The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 5
Don England The Zig Zag Card Trick Don England's T.K.O.'s (Issue Hearts) 46
Don England Snaparoon face card of tabled and rubber-banded deck changes, tosheroonVariations Don England's T.K.O.'s (Issue Hearts) 12
Don England Cigarette Through Card Don England's T.K.O.'s (Issue Hearts) 37
Paul Harris Thumb-Break thumb squashed flat against card, then card to pocket Close-up Fantasies Finalé 69
Jon Racherbaumer Twin Tunnel Change gaffed Card Finesse 167
Ken Krenzel, Richard Kaufman, Derek Dingle Holy P.O.D. flap gaffVariations The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1, No. Winter Extra) 33
David Solomon Tunnel Vision two cards pushed through at once, they transform into selections Sessions 19
Don England English Channel two cards pushed through at once, they transform into selections Sessions 31
Christian Scherer Scherer Poker Deal with Scherer's glued stack principleRelated to Seminarheft 27
Unknown Window Court Card queen with window cut-outs The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2, No. 14) 131
Edward Marlo Olram's Key Card glueing single cut out spade pip on card Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 161
Edward Marlo On Submarine Card sandwiched card travels to bottom of sandwich, half card gaff Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 243
Richard Kaufman The Face-Up Incredible Card Tunnel two cards change The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 52
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
Mike Bornstein Cased-Deck Penetration card though case, flap gaff Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8, No. 3) 1040
Mike Bornstein Miniature Mindreading Miracle though of card, wrong card changes into miniature brainwave deck Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8, No. 5) 1060
Randy Tanner The Psychic Queen index of card is printed on a queen for instant stooging Best of Friends - Volume II 256
Martin Lewis Bill in Card Bill vanishes, appears sealed inside playing card Martin's Miracles 55
Martin Lewis The Big Switch Jumbo card changes when large switch on the back is used (comedy type effect) Martin's Miracles 61
Martin Lewis The Stampede Second Random card is chosen and placed aside as prediction. A stamp is placed on the top of another deck. As cards are dealt, stamp stays in place (second deal), until stamp suddenly sticks to one card. Both cards match. Martin's Miracles 45
Martin Lewis Almost a Color Change Color change stopped halfway to show half-changed card, before changing the whole card Martin's Miracles 57
Martin Lewis The Very Odd Card Various transformations with packet of cards, end with "odd" card with messed up pipsInspired by Martin's Miracles 101
Edward Victor Diminishing Card Trick with confetti finale The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 21
Unknown The Ribboned Card ribbon put around indifferent card in middle, when pulled out it changed into selection, gaff with ribbon on it The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 4
Doug Edwards, Joe Berg The Stunning Jumping Jack card jumps out as deck is riffled, half card on threadAlso published here Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9, No. 1) 1153
John Samapaga O-C-I top card of 3-card packet floats up Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1, No. 1) 7
Edward Marlo The Card in Case card case instead of palms, using dull blank card gaff Thirty Five Years Later 37
Gaetan Bloom The Card on the Human Wall Deck thrown on a styrofoam board hung on spectator's back as a human wall, selected card is left stuck on wall. Card then changes into second selection Gaetan Bloom 86 6
Ian Baxter The Multifaked Card strange gaffed card as a gag Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10, No. 3) 1321
Bob King Drunken Black Jack using flap gaff Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11, No. 8) 1534
Edward Marlo Two Marlo Ideas - First Idea removing center pip of Seven or Five, looks like Six or Four Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 238
Juan Tamariz Flip-Flop 4&4, acrobatic flaps ala Zapped The Magic Way 160
Dai Vernon Joker Monte - Gaff The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 3 102
Jerry Sadowitz Card with Pips on the Back see title Cards on the Table 52
Brother John Hamman Thunderstruck wrong prediction (JS) is changed into 7S and miniature 4S The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 64
Brother John Hamman Stun-Sational card splits in three miniature card, another card visibly grows to normal size, prediction presentation The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 138
Brother John Hamman Haldeucination red jacks change to black jacks, then into 4 deuces The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 218
Brother John Hamman Micro-Macro (With Gimmicked Cards) queens visibly shrink to miniature cards, mini deck grows to full size except selectionInspired by The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 141
Brother John Hamman Wild All the Way four cards, heavily gaffed, four phases including:
- Ace-Sational
- Fantabulous
Related to The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 222
Sam Schwartz Quarter Turn a card turns over one quarter at the timeInspired by
  • a problem in "New Submarine Card" (1983)
And a Packet of Cards 46
Sam Schwartz Torn Up card torn in quarters vanishes, on a blank card in packet of blanks the card reappears a quarter at a timeInspired by
  • "New Submarine Card" (1983)
And a Packet of Cards 51
Dr. Ford Rogers, Eric F. Impey Double-Card Gimmick two cards glued together on one end Close-up Impact! 3
David Solomon Open Travelers With Ace, Two, Three, FourInspired by David Solomon T.A.O.M. Convention 5
Edward Marlo Holy P.O.D.'d Again flap gaff The Collected Almanac (Issue ) xli
Hiroyuki Sakai It Doesn't Fit! card flies out of box, several feet high, elastic Five Times Five - Japan 92
Doug Edwards Pick Your Spot interesting method, gaffed Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16, No. 4) 2199
Karl Norman Follow-Up Routine Spectator selects a card, shuffles it back into the deck, selection ends up on top 40 Years at the Forks 29
Tommy Wonder Falling Pips pips on cards "fall" to one end when cards are tapped on table The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 123
Paul Harris The Time Machine using a black piece of cardboard as time machine three Kings vanish and reappear in deck The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue Close-up Fantasies 1 & 2) 249
Karl Fulves Shrink Fit wrong card rises, it shrinks to half size and changes into selection New Card Rises 32
Tom Stone Occhamman Card "signed card" with mark on isolated card The Warpsmith Returns 39
Karl Fulves Topped Gaff gaff in which short card is glued inside thick card Blocking Off 121
Burling Hull, Karl Fulves Electra-Trance Card mirror on back of joker Blocking Off 151
Dominique Duvivier Chameleon Chameleon cards, cards transform as per Universal Card plot, but start printing magician's fingers on it Magie Duvivier 117
Wesley James Micro-Macro Handling - Making My Micro-Macro & Switch Box Gimmicks
- Single Micro-Macro Card
- The Switch Box
The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 33
Wesley James Two-Way Stretch card also stretched sidewaysRelated to The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 49
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
Paul Sorrentino Half and Half card gaff, split card to simulate two cards with torn corner The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 70) 1462
Joshua Jay Shrunken Revelation Jennings Revelation with four Kings, then the Kings shrink into mini cardsInspired byRelated to Magic Atlas 92
David Regal Ace in the Hole Ace of Spades pulled out of and vanished into a "black hole" (black paper circle), card grows and shrinks in the process Close-Up & Personal 80
David Regal Mystic Poker Spectator draws any royal flush card on a blank card, four other blank cards print to complete the royal flush Close-Up & Personal 105
Will DeSeive Master Card Control gimmick Mastering the Art of Magic 147
Christian Knudsen Tablehopper's Holy P.O.D. flap gaff, color changing back kickerInspired by Concertos for Pasteboard 98
Don England The Bag Lady through clear plastic bag Don England's Paradox 129
Don England The English Chunnel two Cards change Don England's Paradox 116
Masao Atsukawa スリーカードモンテ (Three Card Monte) With Jumbo card gaffs カードの島 42
John Carney The Ascension Gimmick wire stuck to thumb tip The Book of Secrets 318
John Carney Up My Sleeve last card is selection and travels visibly across chest underneath jacket The Book of Secrets 82
Al Baker Climax shrinking card as climax for last card in Cards To Pocket The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magazines) 615
Jim Steinmeyer the soft-shoe Monte jumbo cards, gimmick with thread-connected sliding cards Artificial conclusions 19
Wesley James Birthday Aces "alpha", hinged flaps Enchantments 451
Joshua Jay Shrunken Revelation Jennings Revelation with cards shrinking to mini cards as an endingInspired byRelated to Sleight of Hand and a Twist of Fate 34
Simon Lovell Semi-Switched cards change places while signatures stay put, gaffed Best of Friends - Volume III 125
Theodore DeLand Fadeaway Card used as eerie vanish in Open Travelers One Degree 48
Tom Stone Occhamman Card "signed card" with mark on isolated card Maelstrom 166
Denis Behr, Christian Scherer Cemented ACAAN Scherer's glued stack principle applied to "Shuffled ACAAN"Related to Handcrafted Card Magic - Volume 2 63
Kevin Ho Turducken progressive sandwich in which a string of sandwichs is produced, in the end sandwich with miniature cards shows upRelated to Stupid Horrible Immature Tricks 1
Steve Beam More than Just a Snappy Dresser Selected card vanishes and reappears being held by the joker.Related to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 10 53
Unknown Card with Rubber Band Gaff card with strand of rubber band The Secrets of So Sato 100
Vanni Bossi Tack-Card Gimmick card holding a thumb tack The Aretalogy of Vanni Bossi 106
Vanni Bossi, Tony Binarelli Floater card with foam layer The Aretalogy of Vanni Bossi 190
Vanni Bossi Sugar Locator Card Inspired by The Aretalogy of Vanni Bossi 190
Ryan Plunkett Patet Pondus 1. Charpentier's Dream: Deck placed in box with cellophane window. Cased deck felt to gradually lose weight, before shown to be empty
2. Invisible Deck Monte: Three deck monte with card cases, cases start out empty, but then one of the boxes felt to suddenly grow heavy - deck produced from it
Some Assembly Required 11