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Unknown To cause a Number of Cards to Multiply invisibly in a Person's keeping cut-off packet weighed, then it multiplies 1876 Modern Magic 84
Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin Cards Judged by Weight, and the Multiplication of Cards two routines (second one by Robert-Houdin) 1889 Tricks with Cards 122
Professor Hoffmann The Multiplying and Vanishing Cards three cards selected, which are then multiplied (e.g. a dozen aces of hearts), then all duplicates vanished 1889 Tricks with Cards 198
Professor Hoffmann The Multiplying and Vanishing Cards single card "reproduces" into duplicates, repeated with other cards, duplicates vanished again, pull 1890 More Magic 131
Jean-Nicholas Ponsin The Multiplication of Cards While in the Someones Hands cut-off amount divined, then number increased in spectator's hands, translated by Hugard 1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 31
Cy Endfield There's Five Aces! four aces are counted as five as a gag 1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic - Part II 44
Dai Vernon Card Production Packet of five cards increases to ten, then to twenty, sleeving see also "The Six-Card Repeat Mystery" (Dai Vernon, 1957) 1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 220
Karl Fulves Multum In Parvo 1976 Epilogue (Section "Special No 4") 293
Paul Harris A Subtle Poker Move performer's cards multiply from 5 to about 15, then the spectator's cards as well varied by "A Subtle Poker Move (revised)" (Paul Harris, 1996) 1979 Close-up Entertainer 60
Doug Edwards & Harry Lorayne "I Can't Do This Trick!" cc back kicker 1987 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 8) 1381
Brother John Hamman The Multiplying Kings selection placed with kings, kings become various number of cards and suit combinations, selection face up in deck 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 129
Ken Krenzel The Shifting Sands of Tutankhamen mathematical counting trick with pyramid layout 1990 Close-up Impact! 20
Gene Maze Unit Grip Addition two cards become 5 1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 135
Paul Harris A Subtle Poker Move (revised) performer's cards multiply from 5 to about 15, in second round he has killer hand inspired by "A Subtle Poker Move" (Paul Harris, 1979),
varied by "The Bugs Bunny Dang Deal" (Steve Mayhew, 2011)
1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Section "Close-up Entertainer") 123
Walter Rollins & Brother John Hamman & Bob Longe Rollins-Hamman-Longe Routine inspired by "Seven Card Count" (Nick Trost, 1997),
see also "One Too Many" (Bob Longe, 101 Amazing Card Tricks, 1993),
also published as "Six Cards - Three Black and Three Red" (Walter Rollins & Brother John Hamman & Nick Trost, 1976)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 21
Wesley James Count-Revertable Aces aces removed from deck, one travels to Himber wallet, repeat, then there are 5 aces and one is put in wallet, repeat, red aces remain, transpose with black aces in wallet inspired by "Gad-About Aces" (Ed Marlo, New Tops, Dec. 1963) 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 83
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Association of Thoughts twenty cards on table, 6-spot chosen, six cards become 26 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 22
Larry Jennings A Handy Transformation four cards change to single card in spectators hands 2005 Up In Smoke 1
Jim Steinmeyer The Thirteen Card Dilemma no sleights 2006 Further Impuzzibilities 22
Nick Trost & Brother John Hamman & Dan Block Trost on Hamman's "Multiplying Kings" five cards become 8 kings, selection travels to deck 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 6
Steve Mayhew The Bugs Bunny Dang Deal performers hand suddenly has over 15 cards, in the next round the spectator's hand grows and performer has Royal Flush inspired by "A Subtle Poker Move (revised)" (Paul Harris, 1996) 2011 Full Frontal Mayhew 3
Steve Mayhew Mayhew Monte Explosion three cards transform into Royal Flush as climax, including variation where they become ten cards 2011 Full Frontal Mayhew 9