137 entries in Cards / Gaffed Cards & Decks / Deck / Marked deck
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Unknown Marked Cards - To distinguish the Suit of each Card suit-only marking Tricks with Cards 52
Unknown Various Systems of Card-marking Tricks with Cards 53
Charlier The Charlier System punch marked deck Tricks with Cards 55
Unknown "Reading" the Cards multiple cards divined with wand, punch marked deck Tricks with Cards 58
Charlier Artificial Spiritualism removed cards divined, pile cut off by spectator and number of cards as well as number of pips divined, stacked and punch marked Tricks with Cards 63
Charlier The Charlier System of Card-Marking punch marked deck More Magic 66
Unknown To distinguis the Suit of any given Card by Weight cards with glazed back, marked with water marks More Magic 50
Charlier Reading the Cards More Magic 68
Unknown Card Naming when stack has been shuffled, punch deck More Magic 81
Professor Hoffmann The Mysterious Pairs several spectators remove two cards each and place them face to face, performer receives one card and names the other, then the pairs come together again in the deck More Magic 84
Unknown To name the Bottom Card of each of Three Heaps of Cards performer divines bottom cards of three piles by making up mathematical rules with other drawn cards More Magic 88
Unknown Das gezeichnete Kartenspiel Der moderne Kartenkünstler 129
Unknown Ne Plus Ultra - First Method pile of cards removed, noted and placed on pack, after some dealing procedure, the performer divines the cards in face-down layout, also alternative with marked deck or stripper, "quadrating" (p. 50) New Era Card Tricks 48
Unknown Marvelous Coincidence two selections from two decks match, double facer deckRelated to New Era Card Tricks 158
Unknown Grande Clairvoyance Mysterieuse two cards chosen from two decks match, three methodsRelated to New Era Card Tricks 167
S. W. Erdnase Prepared Cards information and opinion The Expert at the Card Table 15
Charles T. Jordan The Premo No. 3, card located after three riffle shuffles, interlocking chains, optional with marked deck or blindfolded Thirty Card Mysteries 17
Charles T. Jordan Change Your Mind? No. 27, one of two cards thought-of, replaced, found Thirty Card Mysteries 72
Jean Hugard The Marked Card Principle Mental Magic with Cards 26
Unknown A Card Prediction card at named number predicted Mental Magic with Cards 26
Unknown Coincidence two decks, one in spectator's pocket one in performers, two selections, repeated (spectator plunges in pocket and takes out first card he can get), one marked, card index in pocket Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 78
Unknown Like Thoughts stripper deck and marked deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 276
Michael F. Zens Zens' Card Miracle with marked cards and two decks set-up Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 296
Unknown Card Marking Crimp marking system Expert Card Technique 92
Unknown Gambler's Card Marking System with crimps Expert Card Technique 131
Herbert Hood You and Yours - Me and Mine The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 136) 776
Herbert Hood The Psychic Slates unseen selection is duplicated on slate, marked & stacked The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 136) 775
Herbert Hood A Thought Out-Thought free selection divined, marked & stacked The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 136) 776
George W. Lord, M. D. Overholser A Peculiar Happenstance two cards in two piles appear at the same position, stacked & marked The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 136) 777
Frederick Mosteller Bravo! five decks, multiple phase mental speller, suits spelled and values counted (count-spell), see Back Room reference for correctionsRelated toVariations The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 49) 200
John Booth Egyptian X-Ray Scope cards with symbols, card is revealed with the aid of a mysterious tube, juiced deck My Best 221
Roger Barkann, Unknown Magicana - Air Holes (wax pellets to seal air holes)
- best pencil for marking card
Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3, No. 2) 138
George B. Anderson Playing Card Mindreading spectator removes cards which helps performer to categorize his question It Must Be Mindreading 10
Al Baker Long-Distance Telepathy marked The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 406
Al Baker Mental Discernment marked The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 405
Al Baker The Clairvoyant Spectator marked The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 406
Al Baker The Lie Detector marked The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 406
Al Baker The Baker "Readers" Angel-Back brand The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 404
Tony Corinda (4) Psychic Sorting Ghost Deck, performer divides deck in to red and black by touch, then sorts the red into hearts and diamonds and odd and evenRelated to Pencil, Lip, Sound, Touch and Muscle Reading 45
Tony Corinda (5) Colour Conscious with the Ghost Deck, selected card is found at position performer names Pencil, Lip, Sound, Touch and Muscle Reading 47
Tony Corinda (6) Another Version of the Princess Card Trick Ghost Deck, with handkerchief Pencil, Lip, Sound, Touch and Muscle Reading 48
Edward Marlo Marked Matcho two decks Marlo Meets His Match 27
Edward Marlo The Marlo Peek Deck marked deck, memorized deck Faro Controlled Miracles 41
E. Leslie May Revelation cards on table are turned over, one is covered and card is divinedInspired by The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 399) 423
Mike Rogers Seclusion solutionInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1, No. 11) 56
Al Koran Double Thought spectator finds performer's card and the other way around, marked deckRelated toVariations Al Koran's Professional Presentations 89
Al Koran Card Prediction marked deck, prediction with nail writer Al Koran's Professional Presentations 95
Edward Marlo Marlo Edge Reader - Putting in the Work edge marking system for Bee back, handling and locating in riffle shuffle position Riffle Shuffle Finale (Issue Edge Reader) 1
Edward Marlo Quadruple Match selection is matched with three mates, edgemarked deck Riffle Shuffle Finale (Issue Riffle Finale) 6
Edward Marlo The Named Four cutting to any four of a kind called for, edgemarked Riffle Shuffle Finale (Issue Riffle Finale) 9
James G. Thompson Jr., Ned Rutledge On Edge edgemarked deck Between Two Minds 23
James G. Thompson Jr. Deck Stabbing stabbing a knife next to a named card, edgemarked Between Two Minds 30
John Ackerman Dichotomy Follow-Up performer names spade card which spectator put in his pocket, marked facesInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 8) 104
Bruce Cervon Readers performer locates card while wearing suspicious glasses, when spectator wears glasses he sees the marks, but all card are marked with same valueRelated to
  • p. 108 for forcing deck idea by Lu Brent
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 8) 106
James G. Thompson Jr. Fabric Fantasy three thought of cards are removed and put under a handkerchief, performer divines all three, edgemarked deck Between Two Minds 24
Ned Rutledge, James G. Thompson Jr. Medium Rare edgemarked deck and code Between Two Minds 26
Ned Rutledge Mr. Know-It-All cards are removed and pushed back in the deck or in spectator's pocket, performer divines amount of moved cards and also the name of the cards, edgemarked Between Two Minds 28
Edward Marlo Marked Memory marking numerical stack number of memorized deck instead of card value The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3, No. 3) 152
Edward Marlo The Marked Deck "how to control it, without obviously running through the pack to find it, is our concern"
- For One Card
- For Two Cards
- For Three Cards
Advanced Fingertip Control 71
Alan Brown Future Ghost cards thought-of and not removed from deck, one-way faces or edge-marks or one-way crimp, see also p. 373 and p. 684Related toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5, No. 11) 357
Karl Fulves Theoretical Readers edge marked stay stack to locate selection and its mate Epilogue (Issue 13) 104
Edward Marlo For the Color Blind card with binary marks chosen from one deck is shuffled to top via faros in stacked second deck, badly explained Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1, No. 6) 49
Karl Fulves Marked Miracle naming chosen card without looking at cards Riffle Shuffle Technique - Preliminary Notes on Part Two 68
Francis J. Baker Alpha Card Act - First Trick (spectator choses card from one deck, performer from another, they match)
- Second Trick (spectator initials card on back, performer the Three of Hearts on face, but later the Nine of Hearts is initialed on face and on back)
- Third Trick (two cards reversed in two decks match)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8, No. 8) 629
Paul Curry Mindmaster spectator always gets two cards and decides whether they are mixed or have the same color Paul Curry Presents 100
Paul Curry Odds And Evens spectator always gets two cards and decides whether they have an odd or even total Paul Curry Presents 106
Karl Fulves Prophet #2 deck is divided and to spectator's think of a number, performer predicts cards at the thought of number in each half, half forcing stack Close-Up Mental Magic 42
James G. Thompson Jr. No Way two spectators decide on a number up to 25, first spectator counts down to that card in half the deck, performer writes down two cards, second spectator counts down, both cards match prediction The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9, No. 11) 787
Karl Fulves, Don Nielson Liars Convention magician blindfolded, 3 spectators choose cards two exchange cards, magicican knows who and the cards, marked stacked deck Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 2 412
Karl Fulves An Infinity Of Footnotes application of the Stevens Control with crimps (1), edge marks (2), stabbing (3), as a cull (7), and more Riffle Shuffle Technique - Part Two 108
Philip T. Goldstein Dangerous Game russian roulette themed card trick, one of five card is selected and turned over at last The Blue Book of Mentalism 13
Alan Shaxon Twisted Psychometry three cards change into selections, with a display board Practical Sorcery 23
Unknown Gedankenlesen two decks, selection is found in second deck Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 118
North Bigbee Viermal Übereinstimmung marked stripper deck, four aces of two decks, performer and spectator put cards in same order Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 120
Paul Swinford Magnetic Coincidence selection by spectator and performer are found next to each other by stop procedure, marked and half forcing deck, gilbreath Arcane (Issue 2) 15
Neil Somerville In Anticipation Pabular (Vol. 6, No. 6) 864
Bob Hummer Lite-Ning Addition spectator removes an ace or a two face down, then a three or a four and so on, total of added values is divined (1940) Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 10
David Britland Zennerism five ESP cards (or Ace through Five), one is pocketed by spectator and the rest are put down in pairs alternating with performer, all match, marked or impromptu
- Effect
- Preparation
- Performance
- Notes
Zennerism 1
Thomas Alan Waters No. 4: Card Reading card prediction, with tarot or playing cards, in context of a reading Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Scrypt) 183
Gene Grant Estimation "A Matter of Debit and Credit" with blank cards, Larry Becker's "Ghost Image" DeckInspired by Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 40
Gene Grant It Is an Incredible Coincidence some blank cards are cut and put in pocket, several billets with numbers, spectator choses one and it matches the amount of cut cards, with Larry Becker's "Ghost Image" Deck Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 43
Stephen Tucker Mark same as Sandwich Box, with marked cards as convincer Spell-Binder (Vol. 1, No. 1) 3
Unknown The Juice Deck Card Finesse 192
Roy Baker Knock Out Reading Mind reading (name of card, chosen design, dice throw, chosen color, reading on health, wealth, love, luck, occupation, birthdate, answer any question in mind) Baker's Capers 24
Edward Marlo Scratch Marked Deck scratch that can be felt, one mark for two values Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 9
Edward Marlo The Sight Marked Deck one mark for two values Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 10
Edward Marlo Scratched Deck as a Reader card counting application Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 12
Stephen Tucker The Brail Deck Marking system by making indentations (similar to punching cards) The Card-Mad-gic of Stephen Tucker 50
Jan Torell Mein Computer-Deck edgemarked deck Rund um den Zaubertisch 17
Thomas Alan Waters Twindow two decks, one is cut and card turned over, both deck are dealt until face up cards, same card on same position in other deck, position is predictetInspired by
  • Eddie Joseph's "Staggered"
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Thynk) 621
Dr. Stanley Jaks Visual Thought Projection card from jumbo deck is selected, same card is found revered in regular deck, stage version for "The Mystery of the Scarab"Also published here The Incredible Dr. Stanley Jaks 9
Unknown Marked Cards combination of marked cards and stack The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 29
Thomas Alan Waters Trumpery variation of Gypsee Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue T.A.R.O.T.) 787
Thomas Alan Waters Marked Decks for tarot cards Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue T.A.R.O.T.) 800
Dai Vernon Punched in the Face peeked at card instantly named, punch marked deck The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 2 158
Bruce Cervon Readers cards are apparently marked, but all the same The Cervon File 223
Edward Marlo Treasure Chest Mentalism two reversed cards in two decks match, stack and marked cards, two methods Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 164
Edward Marlo Four Told four card prediction with marked deck Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 169
Edward Marlo Marked Control marked deck, key card Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 168
Christoph Borer Die Macht der Psychologie Also published here Seminarheft 3
Christoph Borer Thought Rise thought of card ends up on top of the deckAlso published here Seminarheft 4
Karl Fulves Faxfiction three cards on fax machine, two exchanged, image sent, performer on other end names position of unchanged cardInspired by Quick Card Tricks 22
Edward Marlo Marked Memory marking with stack numbers instead of card value The Olram File (Issue 4) 6
Steve Dusheck Card Prediction jumbo card with 52-on-1, card marked on it, matches selection Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 37
Al Koran Miracle Wallet Five Star Prediction, edited reprint of "Ken Brooke's instructions" from 1982
- Another Handling (sixteen cards distributed on table, one chosen, predicted in wallet)
New Sorcerer (Vol. 1, No. 3) 18
Unknown The Devil's Deck edge marked deck, freely removed cards are named Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 8 140
Steve Beam Marked Phenomena two versions Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 90
Harlow Hoyt The Princess' Scarab five cards, one half of deck is scratch marked on back More Greater Magic 1228
Bob Farmer Marked Cards general comments Beat 'em, Cheat 'em, Leave 'em Bleedin' 14
Karl Fulves Pendax one of five cards selected is divined, marks for long distance reading, three marking methods Crooked Tales 87
Edward Marlo Two Memory Bits - Bit One marking a deck with its stack number Facsimile (Issue 3) 43
Oscar Weigle Gordon's Divination - Marked Version Great Tricks Revisited 87
Karl Fulves Reflex Action reading exercise Blocking Off 15
Karl Fulves The Edge edge marked cards and riffle culling Blocking Off 132
John Morgan The "Birthday" Book birthday book, shuffled deck one card freely selected L.I.N.T. - Pocket Stuff for Close-Up Magicians 83
Mark Garetz, Al Koran Persistence of Thought with camera flash unitInspired by Virtual Foolery 12
Bob Kohler The Non-Memorized Deck three spectators cuts to cards and remember bottom cards, cue card, deck marked with stack numbers Kardz 7
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Thought two decks on table, spectator removes thought-of card from other deck Hofzinser's Card Tricks 58
Karl Fulves Line of Sight edge marks on twelve cards combined with card counting Clockwork 38
Christoph Borer Die Macht der Psychologie Also published here Compilation 73
Christoph Borer Thought Rise thought of card ends up on top of the deckAlso published here Compilation 89
Robin Robertson, Steve Dusheck On Your Mark cards openly marked on back, deck is used for mindreading and transposition Best of Friends - Volume III 182
David Solomon Double Open Open Prediction effect with two cards predicted correctly The Magician's Ltd Cookbook 101
Fred Robinson Mind Reading at the Marlborough combining stacked and marked deck The Magic of Fred Robinson 226
Al Koran, Roberto Giobbi One-Deck Do-as-I-Do miscallingRelated to Secret Agenda (Issue July 26) 223
Denis Behr Stop It spectator stops dealing at predicted card, repeated twice moreVariations Handcrafted Card Magic - Volume 2 48
Dr. Stanley Jaks I knew that would be Your Card card from jumbo deck is selected, same card is found revered in regular deck, stage version for "The Mystery of the Scarab"Related toAlso published here The Incredible Dr. Jaks 158
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
Lou Hornung Obscured Matrix Five people each think of a card within a group of five, magician divines cards The Saturday Morning Session 11
Jorge "The Jack" Garcia ESP Reading two sets of five, performer starts putting cards on table, standard methodInspired by
  • Hen Fetsch's "Symbologic" and a routine by Derren Brown
Also published here
7 Mysteries of Mentalism 47
Max Maven Vegemental six cards with vegetables, two selections made and spelt, then divined Session Notes 1
Bob Farmer Marked Cards three-way marking system
- The System
- Materials for Marking
The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox 7
Bob Farmer The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox Addendum #1 intro, pen for marking cards The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox (Issue Addendum #1) 1
Bob Farmer Phoenix Marking System The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox (Issue Addendum #5) 9
Bob Farmer Phoenix Marking System #2 The Bammo Tarodiction Toolbox (Issue Addendum #6) 4
Ryan Schlutz Equifinality card composed of chosen suit and value from multiple tabled packets is predicted False Anchors - Volume Two 5
Bob Farmer Svenvoodoo position of freely peeked-at card is named, then chosen card appears at named number, svengali-peek-deck combination, with marking system The Bammo Gaffus Maximus 101