Card College - Volume 4
Card College - Volume 4
A Complete Course in Sleight-of-Hand Card Magic
written by Roberto Giobbi
Work of Various
314 pages (Hardcover), published by Hermetic Press
Illustrated with drawings by Barbara Giobbi-Ebnöther
Language: English
(183 entries)
Data entered by Denis Behr.
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Creators Title Comments & References Page CARC Categories
Roberto Giobbi Thanks! xliii
Richard Vollmer Foreword xlix
Roberto Giobbi Force Techniques, Part 3 Introduction 791
Edward Marlo The Under-the-Table Force see also "Air Mail Prediction" (Edward Marlo, 1969) 793
Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin & Unknown The Ribbon Spread Force bold 793
l'Homme Masqué & Unknown The Toss Force see also "Magic without Apparatus", p. 86 795
Unknown The Peek Force 796
Unknown The Cut Force spectator cuts into break 796
Tom Sellers & Vanni Bossi & Edward Marlo & Davide Costi The Credit-Card Force piece of card stuck on credit card see also "Credit Card Force" (Tom Sellers, 1940),
"Amex " (Davide Costi & Vanni Bossi & Tom Sellers, 2004)
Fred G. Taylor The Curious Count with credit information see also "Curious Count" (Fred G. Taylor, 1968) 799
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser & Unknown The Packet Force 799
Francis Carlyle The Mishmash Force makes use of a double-faced card (SBS) 801
George G. Kaplan Forcing under a Handkerchief also published as "Crystal Clairvoyance" (1948) 802
John Bannon The Bottom Bluff Force also published as "Bottom Bluff Force" (John Bannon, 1991) 803
Unknown The Dribble Force 804
Roberto Giobbi A Question of Sex unknown card marked on back is found by spectator inspired by "The Moving Pencil" (Harry Lorayne, 1962) 805
Vanni Bossi The Card in the Wallet see also "Gaffed Card to Wallet" (Edward Marlo, 1961) 807
Roberto Giobbi Card Switches Introduction 809
Paul Curry The Curry Turnover Change varied by "In-Transit Curry" (Roberto Giobbi, 2016) 811
Dai Vernon The Simple Turnover Switch see also "Simplified Curry" (Dai Vernon, 1965) 813
Stanley Collins & Unknown The Card-Spread Switch with credit information inspired by "The Tip-over Addition" (Stanley Collins, 1995) 814
Bert Allerton The Allerton Change see also Hugard's Magic Monthly, Vol. 3 No. 3, Aug. 1945, p. 144 815
Roy Walton & Fred Kaps The Kaps Switch see also Collectors (Roy Walton, Abra Vol. 47, p. 99, 1969),
"Simplex Switch" (Karl Fulves, 1972),
"Flexible Switch Out" (Edward Marlo, 1975)
Cy Endfield The "Hofzinser" Top Change 818
Unknown The Push-in Change 820
Arturo de Ascanio & Carmen D'Amico The Glide Change inspired by "An Instantaneous Change" (Paul LePaul, 1949) 822
Unknown The Mexican Turnover 824
Lin Searles Partial Mexican Turnover Change switching one card in a packet see also "Packet Mexican Turnover" (Lin Searles, 1973) 825
Ralph W. Hull & Roberto Giobbi Any Named Card card placed on table is any named card, mexican turnover application 826
Juan Tamariz Everywhere and Nowhere three indifferent cards and the deck change into spetator's selection and then back to normal, two duplicates 827
Roberto Giobbi Underground Twins spectator locates the mate of a card 831
Peter Duffie & Roberto Giobbi Trapped in the Future an unknown prediction card proves to be one of two selections inspired by "Signus XII" (Close-up to the Point, Peter Duffie, 1984) 834
Brother John Hamman & Roberto Giobbi Scoop Up Sandwich Switch switching center card of sandwich for outer card, for Signed Card type routines 836
Roberto Giobbi Packet Switches Introduction 837
Bob Veeser & Dai Vernon The Veeser Concept see also "Discourse on a Move" (Ed Marlo, MUM, Vol. 49 No. 7, Dec. 1959, p. 280) 839
Roberto Giobbi & John Mendoza & Bill Simon The Toss Switch 840
Jean-Jacques-Maurice Talazac & Roberto Giobbi The Talazac Switch inspired by "Third Method" (Magic Without Apparatus, p. 100) 842
Jack Merlin The Gambler's Packet Switch see also "The Hop off the Bottom" (Jack Merlin, 1927/28) 844
Theodore Annemann & Roberto Giobbi The Jinx Change 845
Unknown The Pendulum Switch dynamic variant Jinx-Change varied by "A Novel Force" (Roberto Giobbi, 2016) 846
Edward Marlo Olram's Jinx Switch also published as "Olram's Jinx Switch" (Edward Marlo, 1976) 848
Edward Marlo The Turnover Palm Switch see also "The Double-Palm Change" (Prof. Robert Hellis, 1902),
also published as "As an Exchange" (Edward Marlo, 1983)
Unknown & Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Steamboat Switch 851
Dai Vernon & Fred Kaps The Count Switch very direct and natural method see also Item 13 (Daley Notebooks),
"A Four Ace Move" (Tom Sellers, 1939)
Roberto Giobbi & Jose Carroll Flash Transposition three indifferent cards change places with three of the four aces inspired by "Visual Transposition" (Edward Marlo, 1953) 855
Unknown Small Packet Triple Buckle brief 856
Dr. Reinhard Rohnstein Day Trippers short version of Follow the Leader with Queens and Aces 857
Irv Weiner & Roberto Giobbi Three-way Excursion first four Aces and four Kings change places with themselves, then with a chosen + three indifferent cards 859
Roberto Giobbi The Deck Switch Introduction 863
Unknown The Gambler's Deck Switch table edge 865
Roberto Giobbi The Direct Deck Switch comments on technical deck switches 865
Roberto Giobbi The Direct Deck Switch 865
Frank Pemper & Jon Racherbaumer & Edward Marlo The Joker Switch clever switch between tricks see also "Joker Switch" (Edward Marlo & Frank Pemper, 1978) 867
Carlhorst Meier The Trojan Switch also published as "The Trojan Deck" (Roberto Giobbi & Carlhorst Meier, 1984) 868
Roberto Giobbi The Deck Switch in the Context of a Trick 868
Unknown Through the Table card from below table to top 870
Roberto Giobbi In a Flash chosen card penetrates a sealed card case in the performers pocket 871
Joaquín Partagás & Martin A. Nash The Cardsharp inspired by El Prestidigitador Optimus (1900),
see also "The Side-Pocket Swindle" (Martin A. Nash, 1980),
varied by "Two-Pocket Partagás" (Adrian "Ramblar" Guerra, 2013),
"The Partagás Switch Plus - Triple Partagás" (Roberto Giobbi & Juan Tamariz, 2013)
Unknown The Vanishing Deck Reconsidered with a deck switch see also "The Vanishing Deck" (Al Baker & Roberto Giobbi, 1998) 874
Roberto Giobbi Final Thoughts on Deck Switches 875
Roberto Giobbi Estimation Introduction 877
Roberto Giobbi Visual Estimation advice on practicing 879
Unknown An Application 879
Unknown Location Using Outs with a technical solution to replace fishing 880
Dai Vernon Fingernail Estimation magician cuts to the four Aces, previously buried by a spectator, credit information see also "The Zingone Thumbnail Gauge" (Louis Zingone, 1940) 883
Roberto Giobbi The Miracle Aces magician finds four aces by throwing a card into the deck inspired by "Marlo Miracle Aces" (Edward Marlo, 1964) 885
Roberto Giobbi Impossibility estimation see also "I Should Judge" (50 Tricks You Can Do, You Will Do, ... Steele) 889
Ralph W. Hull & Roberto Giobbi Miraculous Coincidence magician twice divines correct number of cut off cards inspired by "Still Simpler" (R. W. Hull, Sandu Writes Again, 1934, Paul Stadelman) 891
Roberto Giobbi Culling Introduction 895
Ray Grismer The Grismer Cull see also Revelations, p. ix 897
Edward Marlo & Roberto Giobbi The Lessinout Shuffle inspired by "Marlo's Lessinout System of Cull and Stock Shuffles" (Edward Marlo, 1942) 898
Unknown The Downjog Cull 899
Unknown The Above-the-Spread Cull bringing one or more cards to the face of the pack see also "The Spread Cull" (1940) 901
Lennart Green The Green Angle Separation 903
John Cornelius Oh-Calcutta Shuffle brief see also "Oh-Calcutta Shuffle" (John Cornelius, 1982) 904
Juan Tamariz & Louis Zingone Trimental three chosen cards are first divined, then produced from corresponding pockets inspired by "The Zingone Spread" (Louis Zingone, 1940) 906
S. W. Erdnase The Erdnase Cull Shuffle for three cards 907
Sam Leo Horowitz & Roberto Giobbi & Martin Gardner The Stop Trick see also "A Psychological Discovery" (Sam Leo Horowitz, 1938) 910
Roberto Giobbi Stacking Introduction 913
S. W. Erdnase & Darwin Ortiz The Erdnase Stack Shuffle for five cards 915
Dai Vernon The Milk-build Shuffle technical variation by Vernon 916
Frank Lane The Frank Lane Stack simple system for any hand for x players also published as "Poker Set Up" (Frank Lane, 1937) 917
Unknown Riffle Shuffle Stacking 918
Roberto Giobbi Final Observations on stacking 920
Roberto Giobbi Moracle at the end of a sucessful prediction, the four aces appear, anti-faro 16th card principle inspired by "Moracle" (Lin Searles, 1971) 921
Unknown Reverse Faro 922
Unknown The Pseudo-Stack spectator specifies the order of the aces and the winning hand 923
Unknown Thumb Count Stacking as cards are inserted into deck 923
Theodore Annemann The Gambler in Person very simple stacking technique for a gambling demo also published as "The Gambler in Person" (Theodore Annemann, 1931) 924
Unknown Pick-up Stack 925
Roberto Giobbi False Dealing Introduction 929
Roberto Giobbi The Cards 931
Unknown The Basic Grip and the True Deal 931
Unknown The Double Deal two cards are dealt as one 934
Unknown Double Deal Vanish to make a card disappear 935
Unknown The Push-off Second Deal 936
Roberto Giobbi Premonition Handling brief 936
Unknown The Strike Second Deal 938
Unknown The Bottom Deal only little push-out 940
Unknown The Sail different action from the Standard True Deal 942
Michael F. Zens & Eddie Fields & Theodore Annemann Call Your Hand Poker-demo using 10-card stack, bottom deal inspired by "Call Your Hand" (Theodore Annemann & Michael F. Zens, 1937) 944
Roberto Giobbi Sandwich Techniques Introduction 947
Christian Chelman The Display Load card appears between sandwich cards, without deck 949
Unknown The Direct Load 950
Gerald Kosky The Kosky Switch sandwiched card is switched for top card of the deck, credit information 951
Edward Marlo The Simple Sandwich Load also published as "More Deuce Sandwiches: 1st Method" (Ed Marlo, The New Tops, Vol. 8 No. 5, May 1968, p. 32) 952
Fernando Cheops Cheops's Dunbury Sandwich sandwich effect with a strong "sucker" element inspired by "Dunbury Sandwich" (Robert Walker & David Solomon, 1980) 953
William Goodwin Hold the Mayo four aces appear between 2 black kings see also "Royal Mayo" (David Solomon, 2002),
"Three Card Monte Burns" (Ben Train, 2012),
also published as "Hold the Mayo" (Goodwin, At The Expense of Gray Matter, p. 11)
Unknown Two-Card Catch friction 955
Roberto Giobbi Lapping Introduction 959
Roberto Giobbi General Observations on the Application of Lapping 961
Fred Kaps The Bottom-card Lap 961
Roberto Giobbi The All-around Square-up Lap 963
Jean-Claude Pagès Jean-Claude Pages's Lapping Method while packet is counted see also "Lapping Elmsley" (Jean-Claude Pagès & Unknown, 2010) 963
Harry Lorayne The Lap Control also published as "Lapping a Card" (Harry Lorayne, 1971) 965
Unknown The Trousers-fold Holdout 966
Unknown The Knee Holdout 967
Roberto Giobbi Advanced Pass Techniques Introduction 969
Unknown The Basic Technique 971
Jean Hugard & Roberto Giobbi & Frederick Braue The Invisible Pass inspired by "The Invisible Pass" (Jean Hugard & Frederick Braue, 1946) 973
Roberto Giobbi Cover Suggestions for the Invisible Pass 974
Alexander Herrmann The Turnover Pass 976
Paul LePaul & Roberto Giobbi The Spread Pass inspired by "A Flourish And A Pass" (Paul LePaul, 1949) 978
Unknown The Dribble Pass 982
Clinton Burgess & Harry Lorayne The Cover Pass credit information inspired by "Ultra Pop-Up Cover Pass" (Harry Lorayne, 1982) 984
Juan Tamariz The Display Pass for credit information see reference see also "Pass At the Bridge" (Roberto Giobbi, 2010) 985
Roy Walton The Spread Half Pass 987
Henry Christ The Christ Twist very natural handling 988
Roberto Giobbi & Roy Walton Catch 22 direct handling 990
Ken Krenzel Mechanical Reverse 991
Unknown Super-sensitive Fingertips Magician divines cards behind his back - merely by touch 992
Unknown Bubble Peek 993
Roberto Giobbi Tilt Introduction, credit information 995
Dai Vernon & Arturo de Ascanio Tilt 997
Unknown One-handed Tilt Get-ready 999
Howard Schwarzman & Charles Aste Jr. & Edward Marlo Tilt Finesse I see also "Tilt!" (Marlo, p. 13),
"Howard Schwarzman's Idea" (Howard Schwarzman, 1977)
Daryl Martinez & Christoph Borer Tilt Finesse II inspired by "Convincing Tilt" (Daryl Martinez, 1980) 1000
Roberto Giobbi Final Thought 1001
Roberto Giobbi Card Collection inspired by "Surprise Collectors" (Jim Surprise, 1972) 1002
Edward Marlo ATFUS Handling 1003
Unknown Ultra-ambitious see also "Single Ambition" (Dai Vernon, 1977) 1005
Roberto Giobbi Flourishes, Part 3 1013
Unknown The Side Shuffle flourish shuffle 1015
Bert Allerton The Wave Cut 1016
Al Leech The Toss Cut also published as "A Faulty Cut" (Al Leech, 1959) 1017
Andreas Edmüller The Twin Falls Shuffle double waterfall 1017
Erhard Liebenow The Four-card Turnover Display 1019
Gianni Pasqua The Star Turnover Display 1020
Frank Shields The Frank Shields Display also published as "Catching the Cards" (Frank Shields, 1985) 1020
Unknown The Pirouette 1022
Jerry Andrus The Twirl also published as "The Twirl" (Andrus Deals You In, 1956, p. 99) 1022
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) The Ravelli Pop-out see also "Banded Halves Pop-Out" (Karl Fulves, 1975) 1024
Roberto Giobbi Reverses, Part 2 1027
Roberto Giobbi The Swing-cut Reverse 1029
Edward Marlo The Future Reverse see also "Side Slip Reverse" (1938) 1030
Paul LePaul The Palm Reverse also published as "A Useful Acquitment" (Paul LePaul, 1949) 1032
Larry Jennings The Larreverse 1033
Bernard Bilis Immediate Sandwich Cards 1033
Unknown A Block Reverse variation of Larreverse 1034
Unknown A Second Block Reverse variation of Larreverse 1035
Larry Jennings & Gordon Bruce & Edward Marlo Reversing Card at Separate Spots in the Deck variation of Larreverse 1035
Gary Goldberg FIRP "Faro Invisible Reverse Placement", a bit different here also published as "FIRP" (Gary Goldberg, 1984) 1036
Edward Marlo & Dai Vernon & Russell T. Barnhart The Riffle-shuffle Reverse tabled 1037
Charlie Miller Reverse Interlude spectator names number, that many cards are found reversed in deck also published as Hugard's Magic Monthly, Vol. 1 No. 11, April 1944, p. 46 1039
Bert Allerton Surprise Spelling two cards spelled to, second card shows up reversed see also "The "Ad Lib" Spelling" (Dr. Jacob Daley & Larry Grey, 1936),
"Surprise Spelling" (Bert Allerton, 1958)
Roberto Giobbi Turnovers introduction 1043
Bruce Cervon & Roberto Giobbi The All-around Square-up Turnover inspired by "Novrec Turnover" (Bruce Cervon, The Black & White Trick, 1989, p. 47) 1045
Dai Vernon The Through-the-Fist Flourish 1046
Unknown The Gamblers' Turnover 1048
Unknown The Wristwatch Turnover 1049
Unknown The Spectator Turnover 1051
Unknown The Okito-box Turnover 1051
Unknown The Transfer Turnover 1052
Unknown The Easy Poker Demonstration 1053
Al Leech & Roberto Giobbi & Frank Garcia Ace-capades aces lost and found, change to kings, aces found again inspired by "Ace Faroleros" (Al Leech & Frank Garcia, 1973) 1055
Unknown Off-Beat Turnover 1056
Roberto Giobbi The Structure of Magic 1057
Roberto Giobbi The Magic Pyramid 1059
Roberto Giobbi The System 1060
Roberto Giobbi Effects, Intellectual and Emotional - The Intellectual Effect
- The Emotional Effect
Roberto Giobbi The Magic Iceberg 1067
Roberto Giobbi Final Thoughts 1068
Roberto Giobbi Bibliographic Notes 1070