Expert Card Mysteries
Expert Card Mysteries
written by Alton Sharpe
Work of Various
195 pages (Hardcover), Selfpublished
Illustrated with drawings by Marty Williams
Language: English
(107 entries)
Data entered by Denis Behr.
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Creators Title Comments & References Page CARC Categories
Alton Sharpe Preface 5
Robert Parrish Introduction 7
Alton Sharpe Acknowledgement 10
Arthur H. Buckley Bottom Reverse - Arthur Buckley's Reverse when getting into riffle shuffle packets kiss 13
Jan Irving Jan Irving Peek and Reverse after peek see also "Slip Up Color Change" (Charles A. Leedy, 1942 / 27) 14
Eddie Fechter Eddie Fechter Reverse Technique when getting into riffle shuffle packets kiss 15
Edward Marlo Marlo's Technique Reverse when getting into riffle shuffle packets kiss 16
Jack Avis Multiple Glide 17
Robert Parrish & Steadly Take Me bold, for credit correction see reference see also "Take Me Force" ( Steadly, 1995),
"The Cut Force" (Peter Warlock, 2016)
Wilfrid Jonson Ultima charlier pass color change 18
Eddie Fay Fay's Gambling Methods - Peek and Deal shiner/glimmer handling 19
Eddie Fay Making of a Shiner from mirror 21
Eddie Fay Magical Calculation shuffled deck dealt in two piles, performer announces sum of all values in one pile 22
Eddie Fay Capping the Deck sleeve hold-out for adding a small packet to tabled cards 23
Eddie Fay Fay's Capping Demonstration producing aces from shuffled deck, sleeve-holdout 23
Eddie Fay Switching The Hand using sleeve holdout 24
Eddie Fay Snap Sleeving 25
Eddie Fay Second Dealing 25
Eddie Fay Eddie's Hop kind of tabled jinx switch see also "The Switch at Draw Poker" (1946) 26
Eddie Fay Delayed Pass tip on when to do the shift in poker deal 27
Pavano Omega any card divined because of mirror foil on back of joker 28
Alton Sharpe Omega, Sr. any card divined because of small sticky mirror on back of card 30
Robert Parrish Chango-Chango two cards change 31
Unknown Double Peek Control 31
Ken Krenzel Perfect False Riffle Shuffle - Addition see also "Perfect False Riffle Shuffle" (Edward Marlo, 1968) 33
Charles Aste Jr. Reacting Riffle top card changes multiple times 34
Charles Aste Jr. Super Stop Stunner 35
Alton Sharpe Impossible Card Vanish card vanishes from pay envelope, slit at bottom 36
Larry Jennings Jennings' Open Travellers 41
Wilfrid Jonson Free Fall Double flips over onto table, here credited to Jonson 41
Arthur Finley Tent Vanish 42
Adrian Plate Palm Change 43
Larry Jennings Rub-a-dub Vanish without Wrist Turn 44
Larry Jennings The Turncoat ace of spades vanishes, turns over, changes back, ... in small packet 44
Larry Jennings Refigured Pre-figuration 50
Larry Jennings Larry's One to Five 51
Larry Jennings Jennings' Visitor varied by "I Know Kung Fu" (Jack Parker, 2007),
"Day Time Visitor" (Steve Reynolds, 2009)
Larry Jennings & Roy Walton The Jennings-Walton Show showing face of sandwiched card after blockturnover 55
Paul Swinford Four of a Mind spectator thinks of a value and removes card of that value from half the deck, performer divines it, repeat, do as i do finale see also "Four of a kind" (Dai Vernon, 1959) 59
Paul Swinford Hidden Countdown using Ed Marlo's Incomplete Faro Control inspired by "Hidden Count-Down" (Dai Vernon, 1968) 64
Ian Baxter Quadruple Transmigrationalism four quartets from different decks transpose while inside deck 69
Ian Baxter Favorite Color Changing Pack 72
Unknown Hindu Shuffle Display 73
Unknown Push-Pull Glide glide with outjogged double 73
Unknown Finessed Hindu Shuffle Force bottom card changes 75
Unknown Double Undercut brief 75
Alton Sharpe & Tom Sellers & Victor Farelli Turn Me Over a number of cards turns over distributed throughout deck corresponding with value of selection 77
Frederick Braue Braue Reversal 80
Alton Sharpe & Al Baker Mirabile Dictu any named red card is predicted on back of a black card, cards written on all black cards as index 81
Ron Ferris Royal Aces aces put on deck, dealt for 2 players, performer gets aces, in repeat spectator gets aces and performer straight flush 82
Frederick Braue Braue Addition and Switch 83
Ron Ferris Black Magic any number of hands, performer wins 85
Frank Lane Lane's Blue Card in Red Pack sticky card 87
Frank Lane Lane's Winning Hand Deal two phases varied by "Another Winning Hand" (Larry Jennings, 1997) 88
Alan Shaxon Knockout Card in Aces signed card from deck between rubber banded aces in spectator's pocket 90
Al Koran & Alton Sharpe Borrowed You Find It two methods: sticky card and belly-stripped card 93
Alton Sharpe The Flying Queens rough-smooth queens 94
Al Koran Koran's Double Out Prediction two-way out 97
Unknown 10-20 Force 98
Charlie Wicks Sequence ten to aces removed and laid out, switched around a bit, all in royal flush order 98
Frank Pemper PIRA "Pemper's Improved Riser's Aces" (Harry Riser from Expert Hocus Pocus), aces cut to, change to kings, aces from pocket 101
Roger Floyd Numbero spectator names number, card at that position is predicted 104
Alan Keith Can You a good poker hand 105
Unknown Downjog Cull 105
Unknown Push-Through Shift 106
Unknown Milk Build Shuffle 106
Alton Sharpe & Edward Marlo Lessinout Stack Variation for five cards 107
Unknown Slip Cut in the hands 107
Bruce Cervon Think and it's Trapped one of two cards is thought of and appears in sandwich in deck, various versions:
- First Version
- Second Version
- Third Version
- Fourth Version (Pitfalls of Thought I)
- Fifth Version (Pitfalls of Thought II)
varied by "Joker Sandwich" (Allan Ackerman, 1970) 109
Edward Marlo Tilt to the Bottom 110
Tony Kardyro Half Card Gimmick triangle with index to simulate different card 113
Louis Lam Reverso 116
Alan Keith Triple Reverse three selections, one appears face up on pack, others reversed in deck 119
Jack Avis Two - Four - Six - Eight - Find named number corresponds to distance between spectator's and performer's selection see also "Direct Link" (Alex Elmsley & Bill Reid, 1994) 120
Jack Avis Gathering of the Clan 121
Edward Marlo Riffle Reverse during riffle shuffle 122
Alan Keith Sock it to Me aces reappear sticking out of four vest pockets (duplicates) 125
Stanley Collins Collins Ace Vanish 127
Roger Klause Any Times Aces stop procedure while performer deals heaps of cards, aces found 129
Roger Klause Swivel Switch 131
Tony Kardyro The Ultimate Transfer card is put in envelope or card case, turns out to be later selection 132
Fred Lowe Question card chosen by cutting off some cards and counting...
- Question for All
- Question for Experts
- Question for Connoisseurs
Unknown Backwards Counting Force 134
Alan Keith Prelude "Circus Card Trick" to set up key cards inspired by "Circus Card Trick" (1948) 136
Mel Brown Combination four indifferent cards turn into aces, are lost and found again, then lost and found once more 137
Edward Marlo Scoop-Up Addition 138
Al Leech Spelling Effect to find aces 138
Edward Marlo Follow Up Aces see also "The Follow Up Aces" (Edward Marlo, 1953) 139
Alton Sharpe & Billy McComb Blank Surprise all cards become blank except selection 141
Harvey Rosenthal Cavorting Aces "The effect that follows is highly endorsed by both Charlie Miller and Persi Diaconis." 142
Unknown Turnover Pass 142
Harvey Rosenthal Slide Glide / Reverse Glide 144
Alton Sharpe Jumping Jacks performer cuts pack into four piles, jacks on top, then matrix routine with table mat with post card covers 145
Edward Marlo Cutting the Aces 147
Edward Marlo Stanley Collins Ace Vanish Variation 151
George Lee Single Card Vanish below post card 152
Ken Krenzel Ken's Separation kings placed on top, instantly spread and they are distributed 153
Ken Krenzel Ken's Immediate Spell card vanishes from top and is spelled to varied by "LJ's Instant Spell" (Larry Jennings, 1997) 155
Carl Sten Signature Torn and Restored corner proof 159
Alton Sharpe & Del Ray The Great Stabbing Trick see also Reinhard Müller's "Dai Vernon Lecture in Germany" 1997, for credit information 163
Paul LePaul Cards and Wallet four signed cards to envelope in wallet 165
Robert Parrish Card in Orange corner proof, card torn up see also "The Card in the Orange" (Robert Parrish, 1995) 169
Edward Marlo Marlo Re-Stacking Pack two spectators decide for numbers and remember the cards at their number four times with faros in between, each has a four of a kind inspired by "The Restacking Pack" (Alex Elmsley, 1994) 175
Edward Marlo Multiple Mental Spell four spectators spell down to mentally selected cards, stack, second method with bank of 24 duplicates (page 182) 179
Edward Marlo X-Ray Deck Handling handling ideas for an x-ray deck (half the cards have a hole at the index corner to glimpse inserted card) 182
Edward Marlo Blank Thought any named card appears in otherwise blank deck, with two variations varied by "New Blank Thought Handling" (Jean Faré, 1977) 189
Alton Sharpe L'Envoi 195