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Tom Sellers A New Reversed Card Effect cards reverse themselves, number of reversed cards coincides with value of selection 1927 Tricks That Work 12
Unknown The Cops Get Their Man black kings reverse, they are encircled with rubber band, selection appears between banded kings 1934 Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 62
Charles T. Jordan Reversed Cards dealing apparently face up/face down 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 355
Tom Bowyer The Restless Dozen twelve cards counted in strange way, then every second card is turned over, then half the cards together 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Section "Winter Extra 1936/37") 180
Unknown The Self Reversing Cards ten cards are dealt face-up/face-down, 5 double backers see also "Five-Card Brainwave" (Sam Leo Horowitz, 1978) 1938 Greater Magic 480
Oscar Weigle Remote Reverso two decks, performer and spectator count down and stop and remember card, spectator's card reverses in performer's deck and vice versa 1939 Do That Again! 31
Charles T. Jordan Ultimo - The Ace of Mechanical Decks trick in which half the cards are long-short pairs glued face-to-face on one end, many trick examples 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Section "Winter Extra 1938/39") 371
Unknown Cagliostro Cuts the Cards spectator cuts to his face up card 1940 Expert Card Technique 341
Warren Wiersbe Back Up about a dozen cards turn over together in center with selection back up in middle 1944 Action with Cards 4
Edward Marlo Future Reverse spectator peeks at a card, indicator face up in deck, locates selection, six methods 1945 Future Reverse 3
Arthur H. Buckley The Unexpected Ending Experiment No. 9 - two selections, one turns over, other is counted to 1946 Card Control 159
Edward Marlo Aces over Kings aces turn over among other cards, kings appear 1947 Marlo In Spades 43
Edward Marlo Not Quite Sure card is selected, then all cards of same value turn over 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 137) 550
Tan Hock Chuan R. & S. Restless Cards seven cards are shown, squared, then alternating face-up/face-down, repeated, partial rough-smooth 1948 Rough & Smooth Possibilities 5
Edward Clinkscale & Franklin V. Taylor Shades of Houdini selection is put back and deck hidden in other room, performer is tied to a chair and lights turned off, after some seconds the spectator gets the hidden deck and found the selection reversed and signed by the performer 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 171) 684
Bob Hummer & John Scarne Sensitive Fingertips Performer unmixes a packet of cards that has been shuffled face up/down. Shown to have odd number of cards in packet 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 36
Larry Klunck The Acrobatic Card Deck is thrown across table, selected card physically flips face up 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 87
Edward Marlo The Build Up red aces produced, turn over when pushed through deck, sandwich black aces, then previous selection 1952 Control Systems 106
Bill Simon The Instant Reverse selection is reversed in the deck, then all other cards with the same value turn over 1952 Effective Card Magic 35
Bill Simon Sympathetic Control spectator cut deck in three piles, one queen is put in each pile, last queen is on the table, when that queen is turned over, the other queens turn over too 1952 Effective Card Magic 39
Bill Simon 1. Six Face Up Cards Right Themselves Spontaneously twelve cards 1952 Effective Card Magic 140
Vern Schoneck Crazy Mixed Up Cards! spectator's and performer's thought of card change places in the two halves of the deck and are found reversed 1954 The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 300) 1200
Al Leech Kings On The Loose red Kings change to black, then reverse and travel around in deck (Ireland's Card Annual 1957) 1958 / 2004 A Last Look at Leech 34
Ken Krenzel Magnetic Reversals two selections, mates of two other selections turn face up and previous selections are counted to 1962 Close-up Card Magic 142
Al Leech Flip Flop Floop routine around a move 1965 Super Card Man Stuff 15
Edward Marlo Effect 6 face-up card in face-down deck transforms, see also page 29 1968 On the Acrobatic Cards 16
Edward Marlo Effect 15 - Marlo's Visible Reverse card visible reverses in deck 1968 On the Acrobatic Cards 24
Edward Marlo Thought Reversal from small packet thought of card turns over, Acrobatic Cards 1968 On the Acrobatic Cards 62
Alton Sharpe & Tom Sellers & Victor Farelli Turn Me Over a number of cards turns over distributed throughout deck corresponding with value of selection 1969 Expert Card Mysteries 77
Edward Marlo A Complex Problem two cards turn over and are used to count down to three selections in two piles 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 127
Bruce Cervon 18-35 Farrow selection found reversed at original position after "mistake", faro 1971 Expert Card Chicanery 6
Lou Gallo Osrever S'Ollag performer and spectator select cards from halves, the reverse 1971 Expert Card Chicanery 55
Peter Kane About Face Faro half deck is pushed through other half (incomplete faro) and turns over 1971 Another Card Session with Peter Kane 13
Edward Marlo The Elusive Jacks black jacks change to red jacks, blacks reversed in deck, spectator locates reds again inspired by "Four-Ace Opener" (Edward Marlo, 1948 / 27) 1972 Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 5) 38
Frank Garcia Unique Discovery aces are produced, two turn over, selection found on the way 1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 55
Frank Garcia Ace Spectacular ambitious phase with aces, then kings turn over and change to aces via Larreverse 1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 71
Unknown Now You See 'Em four of a kind vanishes from pack and reappears face up in centre 1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 122
Edward Marlo Ace Appearance aces appear in deck face up one at a time 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 151
Edward Marlo Cover-Up Block Slip Cut Aces aces are lost and turn over in the deck one by one 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 197
William Zavis Up Down & Around routine, ace to four of spades and five red cards, spades penetrate, reverse and one changes place with a red card 1974 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 4) 42
Ed Eckl Madness With the Ascanio Spread several presentations, one with special "drag" card
- A Xmas Calculator
- Alice Blue Gown
see also "Computation" (Fred Robinson & Ed Eckl, 2009) 1975 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 1) 154
Karl Fulves Slip Not two cards transpose, but only one of them shown, repeat with other card, third card vanishes and turns over in rest of deck 1975 Methods with Cards - Part 1 7
Roy Walton Montmartre cards in a packet reverses the same as in a leader packet, color changing back kicker 1975 Some Late Extra Card Tricks 21
Jon Racherbaumer Spread Think Ace named deck is face up in deck 1976 Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 2) 30
Roy Walton Showdown top and bottom card vanish and are found reversed in the deck 1976 Trigger 4
Nick Trost & Stewart Judah Card Elimination Card vanishes from deck, then appears face up in the deck later also published as "Elimination" (Nick Trost & Stewart Judah, 1997) 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 22
Karl Fulves Omega Aces five cards, four indifferent cards and an Ace, change to all Aces, two put in deck turn over, they change back color, two other Aces as well 1976 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #5) 933
Paul Curry A Turn In Time four blanks, two rubberbands, signed card reverses in the banded packet 1977 Special Effects 82
Philip T. Goldstein Impolite Aces cutting to the red aces, they change into the black aces and the red ones are found reversed in the deck 1977 Scattershot 18
Ken Krenzel B) For An Instant Turnaround outjogged card visually turns over 1978 On the Up and Up 15
Sam Leo Horowitz Five-Card Brainwave two poker hands dealt, one card chosen, when re-dealt, this card reverses itself, two phases, double backers and rough-smooth see also "The Self Reversing Cards" (1938) 1978 Four-Card Brainwave 14
Edward Marlo Double Reverse and Transposition two cards in two halves reverse and transpose, see also page 83 for alternative handlings 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 78
Edward Marlo One at a Time four aces turn over one at a time 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 102
Tom Mullica Numbers Up card appears reversed at named number 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 5) 345
Obie O'Brien & Hideo Kato & Edward Marlo Proof Of The Pudding small packet is face up and down, selection reverses, credit correction on page 468 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 10) 406
Gene Maze The Guaranteed Greatest Envelope Prediction with four envelopes and different front and back color kicker 1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 44
Karl Fulves Technical Knockout two selections, first becomes reversed and trapped between two twos, the other between the other twos, then selections change places between the twos varied by "Takedown" (Karl Fulves, 1987) 1981 Milennium Aces 31
Karl Fulves Turncolors four reds and four blacks are shuffled and four cards of the same color turn over one at a time 1981 Milennium Aces 79
Karl Fulves Draw Play two royal flushes shuffled, one turns face-up and when dealt is dealt to performer, except previously value which is transposed, optional color-changing back kicker 1981 Octet 49
Meir Yedid Thirteen Less One all cards of same suit as selection turn over in order, selection is missing and comes from pocket "or what have you" see also "Play It Straight (Triumph)" (John Bannon, 1990) 1982 Best of Friends 247
Harry Lorayne Strip-"Kicker" card tossed in deck turns over and finds two selections 1982 Best of Friends 427
Larry Jennings & Jim Patton Your Best Suit ace through ten packet, chosen card turns over and transposes with joker put in breast pocket, a bit similar to DCD 1983 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 60
Harry Lorayne "Gem" False Count - Effect Idea 2 selection turns over in deck in group of face up cards 1983 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 6) 788
Jerry K. Hartman A Suit With A Future joker transposes with selected value in straight, effect similar to DCD inspired by "Your Best Suit" (Larry Jennings & Jim Patton, 1983) 1984 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 118
Bob Stencel Once Torn, Twice Restored first selection reverses itself again and again, is torn and changes to second selection, double facer see also "The Cockeyed Cards" (Clayton Rawson, 1942),
"Rip It Up" (Bob Stencel & Archie Mcintyre & Bill Nagler, 1978),
"Torn & Restored Transposition" (David Williamson, 1989),
"Déjà ReVurse" (Tommy Wonder & Bob Stencel, 1996)
1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 31,32&33) 328
Gerald Deutsch Colorful Spell card is spelled to, reversed itself, color changing backs kicker 1985 Best of Friends - Volume II 110
Charles Hudson Smart Deck cards reverse that indicate color, suit, value... 1985 Best of Friends - Volume II 501
Frederick Braue & Martin Gardner Untitled spectator cuts to reversed card, then performer names a card before he cuts to it inspired by "Naming the Card Cut" (Martin Gardner, Cut the Cards, 1942) 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 14
Daryl Martinez Risen from the Ashes three peeked-at cards vanish and reappear face up 1986 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 5 18
Tommy Wonder & Bob Stencel Deja ReVurse first selection reverses itself again and again, is torn and changes to second selection inspired by "Once Torn, Twice Restored" (Bob Stencel, 1985),
also published as "Déjà ReVurse" (Tommy Wonder & Bob Stencel, 1996)
1986 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 5 37
Edward Marlo One-at-a-Time Turnover three outjogged cards are pushed in one by one and turn over 1986 Thirty Five Years Later 1
Dai Vernon It Stands Alone face up pile in deck turn over except one card 1988 The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 2 195
Henry Christ Obstinate Pasteboards cards turn over without the magician wanting so 1989 The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 3 171
Bruce Cervon Alone Again face up pile in deck turn over except one card 1990 Ultra Cervon 120
Harry Lorayne Ah, Finally! two selection, first turns over again and again, finally second turns over see also "Once Torn, Twice Restored" (Bob Stencel, 1985),
"Deja ReVurse" (Tommy Wonder & Bob Stencel, 1986)
1990 Trend Setters 183
Harry Lorayne Reverse Effect two selection, first turns over again and again, finally second turns over see also "Once Torn, Twice Restored" (Bob Stencel, 1985),
"Deja ReVurse" (Tommy Wonder & Bob Stencel, 1986)
1990 Trend Setters 192
Ken Krenzel Bust-Out Aces cards appear perpendicular face up in deck one by one, deck is spread on table in between, gaffed and ungaffed method 1990 Close-up Impact! 6
Ernest Earick Alone in a Crowd centre portion of deck with selection is turned face up, all except selection turn down again 1993 By Forces Unseen 111
Alex Elmsley Turn-About Card card visually turns over when snapped 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 140
Alex Elmsley A Small Revelation four miniature cards are glued together in stepped formation, one of them turns over 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 144
Tommy Wonder & Bob Stencel Déjà ReVurse first selection reverses itself again and again, is torn and changes to second selection inspired by "Once Torn, Twice Restored" (Bob Stencel, 1985),
also published as "Deja ReVurse" (Tommy Wonder & Bob Stencel, 1986)
1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 167
Paul Harris Unshuffling Rebecca cards in incomplete faro condition reverse themself without being squared varied by "Unshuffling R." (Paul Harris & Wayne Houchin, 2014) 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Section "New Stuff") 23
Michael Close & Dai Vernon & Larry Jennings Reverse Logic four phase routine: named four-of a kind turns over inspired by "Twisting the Aces" (Dai Vernon, 1960),
"Instant Aces" (Larry Jennings, 1986),
"Royal Reverse" (Larry Jennings, 1988)
1996 Workers Number 5 30
Nick Trost & Stewart Judah Elimination Selection appears reversed in deck after it has vanished see also "Second Version" (Nick Trost, 1997),
also published as "Card Elimination" (Nick Trost & Stewart Judah, 1976)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 194
Nick Trost Second Version Removes double backer in "Elimination" inspired by "The Disappearing Card" (Bob Longe, 101 Amazing Card Tricks, 1993),
see also "Elimination" (Nick Trost & Stewart Judah, 1997)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 196
Peter Duffie Color Blind Red card selected from red half, black card selected from black half. Inserted in opposite color group, and then they transpose back to original halves, reversing themselves in the process 1997 Effortless Card Magic 34
Peter Duffie Men-Aces Two cards selected and lost, red Aces produced, then two black Aces reverse in the deck, trapping face-up selections 1997 Effortless Card Magic 58
Peter Duffie The Magnet Ace of Spades placed reversed in deck, two face up selections appear next to it 1997 Effortless Card Magic 96
Scott Robinson Top Slop some cards turn over while performer want to show a trick, first two then more and more, humorous routine 1997 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 64) 1280
Charlie Miller Reverse Interlude spectator names number, that many cards are found reversed in deck 2000 Card College - Volume 4 1039
Paul Curry A Turn in Time four blanks, 2 rubberbands, signed card reverses in the banded packet 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 172
Paul Curry & John Scarne & Myles Lyons & Theodore Annemann Two-Card Routine - Effect No. 1: joker and ace of spades change places
- Effect No. 2: joker on top, ace on the bottom vanish and are found together in the center
- Effect No. 3: joker and ace pushed in the deck, travel to top and bottom
- Effect No. 4: two numbers are called, counted and the cards found at those positions are joker
and ace
- Effect No. 5: joker and ace reverse in the deck
- Effect No. 6: spectator reverses one card behind his back, it is the joker
- Effect No. 7: two selections are put face up into the deck, next to them the joker and the ace
are found
- Effect No. 8: selections transform into joker and ace
- Effect No. 9: two cards clipped by four paper clips are removed from the pocket, joker and ace
2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 45
Roy Walton Acorn's Progress a face up card in the center transforms into a royal flush 2004 Penumbra (Issue 7) 2
Karl Fulves Made To Order performer sort face-up/face-down mix below table 2005 Combo II 43
Arthur Trace & Eugene Burger 180 A packet of cards turn over magically, then turn back over to prove that the magician is flipping the room upside down. The center card of the packet then changes, and the magician's spectacles are found upside down too, first published in Genii (April 2006) 2006 It's All Relative 8
Peter Duffie & Edward Victor Riddle of the 7th Card small packet turns over magically except selection, small-packet adaption of Edward Victor's "Sympathetic Reverse" 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 440
Nick Trost A Simple Coincidence mate of selection turns over in deck 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 33
Harapan Ong The Cull Tap Reversal Aces face-up distributed, suddenly face-down on top of deck 2014 Close Culls 64