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Unknown The Charmed Bullet and the Black Cloth Target nine shuffled cards stuck to board covered with black cloth, performer shoots on board and hits selection 1889 Tricks with Cards 182
Unknown The Black Cloth Target. Another Magic Pistol nine shuffled cards stuck to board covered with black cloth, performer shoots on board and hits selection 1890 More Magic 111
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster The Flying Card card thrown in air comes back, on thread tied to ceiling see also "The Flying and Obedient Card" (1897) 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 73
Unknown Der Königsschuss à la Buffalo-Bill performer shoots at card and it has a hole see also "The Conjurer As Marksman" (1897) 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 147
Unknown Die Kartendressur 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 167
Unknown The Spectator as Conjurer spectator shoots chosen number of pins on shower of cards with pistol, they're found in selection 1897 New Era Card Tricks 95
Unknown The Flying and Obedient Card wide distance boomerang card, thread see also "The Flying Card" (Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster, 1896) 1897 New Era Card Tricks 194
Unknown The Conjurer As Marksman performer shoots in center of Ace of Hearts held by spectator, "Bullet Card" see also "Der Königsschuss à la Buffalo-Bill" (1896) 1897 New Era Card Tricks 249
Jack Merlin Throwing a Card in the Air and Catching in the Pack at a Chosen Number 1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 14
Jack Merlin A Routine of Sleights at the Card Table - cards in spectator's pocket, card fished out very fast
- second and bottom dealing expose
1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 2
Unknown Tearing the Deck five methods to tear a full deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 354
Jean Hugard & Frederick Braue A Second Presentation deck cut at selection with foot 1942 Prepared Cards and Accessories 30
Unknown Tossing Cards Into a Hat Technique taught for tossing cards into a hat accurately 1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 7
George Schindler Sealed Penetration deck is sealed and put in spectator's pocket, performer fishes card out very fast see also "Harry in Your Pocket" (Darwin Ortiz, 1995) 1951 The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 237) 949
Cy Endfield The Catch in the Pack next to selection or at named position see also "The Boomerang Card" (Michael Skinner, 1996) 1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic - Part III 14
Dai Vernon Running the Scale seven packets are cut rappidly on the table with one to seven cards 1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 95
Robert Parrish Magician vs Pickpocket signed card in deck, deck rubber banded, wrapped in newspaper and put in spectator's pocket, performer reaches in and removes signed card, see p. 874 for vague Charles Jordan credit see also p. 116 for correction 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 101
Val Andrews Riffle-Count No. 2, performer counts card with quick riffle, gag 1970 (ca.) The Idiot at the Card Table 4
Karl Fulves The Acrobatic Pack pack is divided at chosen card with a flick, using riffle shuffle jog setting see also "Finger Flicker" (Pit Hartling, 2003) 1975 Riffle Shuffle Technique - Part One 32
Paul Harris Instant Castle quickly constructing card castle on table 1979 Close-up Entertainer 160
Edward Marlo Pseudo Deck Switch apparently deck switch is demonstrated 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 277
Daryl Martinez The Snowshoe Sandwich comical second deal demonstration, card flies out of deck between sandwich cards 1982 For Your Entertainment Pleasure 69
Horace Spencer Smash and Grab deck held underneath newspaper by spectator, performer smashes through paper and extracts card 1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 5) 1040
John Kennedy Card Missile cards are tossed through newspaper, selections is stuck into wall 1983 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 45
Pat Hazell Down the Falls, Up the Back popular sight gag in which cards are sprung behind back from hand to hand 1986 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 5 134
Bob King Pseudo Subway Pseudo Greek Deal Demo 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 12) 1579
Frank Thompson Aced! four Aces are kept under Control 1989 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 6) 1655
Jack Carpenter West Coast Cooler deck switch as skill demonstration, secret switch possible in course of routine 1992 Modus Operandi 123
Steve Draun The Truly Fantastic Move pass side steal combo with center reverse inspired by "One Fantastic Move" (Edward Marlo, 1980) 1993 Secrets Draun from Underground 137
Darwin Ortiz The One-Handed Poker Deal skill demonstration 1995 Cardshark 149
Darwin Ortiz Harry in Your Pocket cased deck is in pocket, card fished out very fast see also "Sealed Penetration" (George Schindler, 1951) 1995 Cardshark 113
Karl Norman Key Card Routines performer cuts exactly a number of cards, named by the spectator, performer finds three selects cards 1995 40 Years at the Forks 23
Paul Harris Cheap Shot Boomerang fake boomerang shot 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Section "Misc. Pieces of Paul") 275
Michael Skinner The Boomerang Card card is tossed up and caught in deck at any number down named by spectator inspired by "The Catch in the Pack" (Cy Endfield, 1955) 1996 Classic Sampler 43
Wesley James & Harry Lorayne Siamese Shuffle "shuffle" travels from one half to other
- Method I
- Method II (26 double backers)
- Method III (13 double backers)
- Method IV - Cold Deck (deck switch presentation)
- The Lorayne Approach (deck switch presentation)
1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 62
Darwin Ortiz The Zen Master performer knows position of card, memorized deck 2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 102
Darwin Ortiz The Quick & The Dead performer produces mate of selection from pocket (where the deck is) 2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 120
Darwin Ortiz Fastest Gun Alive performer locates selection while deck is in pocket 2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 124
Pit Hartling Finger Flicker breather crimp see also "The Acrobatic Pack" (Karl Fulves, 1975),
"Sudden Impact" (Darwin Ortiz, 2012),
varied by "Three Progressive Choices" (Helder Guimarães, 2008 (ca.))
2003 Card Fictions 10
Dai Vernon Name a card Magician can name cards behind the back, punched 2007 Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 56
Justin Higham Riffle-Shuffle Sandwich Skill demo of shuffle tracking to sandwich selection inspired by "Side-Faro Sandwich 1" (Justin Higham, Side-Faro False Shuffle, 2005),
see also "Spectator-Shuffled Sandwich" (Justin Higham, 2008)
2008 Dexterity Manual 45
R. Paul Wilson Cheating... fake bottom deal demonstration 2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 112
Steve Mayhew Bringin' It with a Ruckus deck is sprung onto glass and selection slides underneath (apparently) 2011 Full Frontal Mayhew 23
Darwin Ortiz Sudden Impact deck is flicked at peeked card inspired by "Finger Flicker" (Pit Hartling, 2003) 2012 Lessons in Card Mastery 61
Roberto Giobbi The Real Pseudo Deck Switch selection predicted, apparently done with switch for one-way deck in which shuffled deck is switch for real 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 95
Dan Buck & Dave Buck Scoop card from table gets into sandwich card in center of deck 2014 Card Men 41
Dan Buck & Dave Buck Impossible Sandwich variation of Scoop 2014 Card Men 44
Bizau Cristian Romanian Muck Mucking technique, suitable only for demo 2014 Lecture Notes: Hand Mucking 8