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Unknown To make Four Cards change from Eights to Twos, from Black to Red, etc. divided cards 1876 Modern Magic 71
Unknown The Transforming Sevens divided cards 1889 Tricks with Cards 137
Unknown Die Chamäleon-Karten fan of four cards transforms multiple times, divided cards 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 135
Unknown Französische Verwandlungskarte three fives change into aces, kind of wide-spread divided cards 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 136
Unknown Four Sevens and Four Deuces divided cards 1938 Greater Magic 489
Tom Sellers Birds and Cases packet trick with birds and cages on them 1943 Magical Mixture 28
Tan Hock Chuan R. & S. Poker Hand Routine pair of deuces changes into Royal Flush, backs change as well, partial rough-smooth 1948 Rough & Smooth Possibilities 3
Edward Marlo Quick Sands cards turn over at once, front and backs change 1953 The Cardician 117
William P. Miesel The Lost Ace four cards are shown as the ace of spades, then they transform into the other three aces and the king of spades see also "Temperamental Aces" (Stephen Herald, 1959) 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 3) 8
J. W. Sarles & Don Nielson A Problem in five-card packet the cards change in some way see also "By Any Other Name" (Karl Fulves, 1967) 1967 Epilogue (Issue 1) 6
Piet Forton Color Change Aces Aces appear one by one in packet of blue backed cards, blue backed cards disappear, then Aces change into red backs 1967 Piet Forton Lecture Notes 9
Edward Marlo Two Card Monte routine with red and black ace, as climax both are red 1968 Expert Card Conjuring 24
Roy Walton Restless Colors packet changes back colors multiple times inspired by "Dazzle" (Alex Elmsley, 1994) 1969 Epilogue (Issue 5) 40
Robert (Bob) Hess* Loser! spectators have to guess the high card in 4 card packet and are always wrong 1969 Epilogue (Issue 7) 49
Roy Walton Colour Magic cards with different backs 1969 The Devil's Playthings 51
Jerry K. Hartman Imagin-Ace-tion aces all become AS, then back 1970 Epilogue (Issue 9) 69
Dai Vernon The Changing Cards four cards turn over, change from queens to aces one by one, then their backs 1970 Expanded Lecture Notes 8
Robert E. Neale Infernal Machine eight cards with different men and women, dating presentation, anti-faros to produce requested cards, binary, see bottom of p. 341 for credit information, p. 420 for envelope suggestion by Cushing Strout varied by "Computer" (Karl Fulves, 1972),
also published as "Infernal Machine" (Robert E. Neale, 1970)
1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 8) 339
Harry Lorayne Four in One packet changes multiple times, inspired by a routine by Magic Christian 1971 Reputation-Makers 272
Sam Leo Horowitz Master Card Routine routine of packet tricks, see following items 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio) 449
Roy Walton Chameleon Cards color changing backs small packet routine, four blue-backed queens and green joker shown, situation reverses, then queens become red-backed, see also p. 486 inspired by "Look An Illusion" (Larry Jennings, Genii Magazine),
varied by "4 Girls & a Janitor" (Sid Lorraine, 1974)
1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 12) 464
Howard Flint Marked Cards packed trick see also "Marked" (Mike Boden, 1974) 1972 Card Cavalcade 64
Larry West Black and Blue weird packet trick with letters 1972 Card Cavalcade 66
"Magic" Christian Stelzel Suprising Jokers four jokers change backs, then deck 1972 Card Cavalcade 68
Roy Walton Pocket Power five blank cards change to royal flush see also "Packet Poker" (Gordon Bruce & Roy Walton, 1979) 1972 Epilogue (Issue 14) 116
David Bornstein El Blanco four blank cards get faces 1972 Epilogue (Issue 16) 143
Gene Castillon Ladies sing the Blues three card twisting routine with color changing back kicker 1972 Kabbala - Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 3) 18
Gene Castillon Jackpot monte type routine with transformation and money card travels to elsewhere as climax 1972 Kabbala - Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 3) 19
Karl Fulves Mexican Monte monte/twist combo with unexpected/funny cards appearing see also "Monte Madness" (Gene Castillon, 1972),
"Monte Madness - Ladies sing the Blues" (Gene Castillon, 1976),
varied by "Mexican IV" (Karl Fulves, 1981),
"Impromptu Mexican" (Jack Avis, 1981)
1972 Mexican Monte 8
Karl Fulves Equilibrium two reds and 2 blacks face-up/face-down, the blacks become red one by one 1972 Mexican Monte 13
Brother John Hamman New Hue two Fives on table, four Queens change to red-backed and all red Queens, then blue-backed and black Queens, then back to green, then orange also published as "New Hue" (Brother John Hamman, 1989) 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 7th Folio) 539
Karl Fulves Eerie Row four cards, duplicate of one of them is touched to packet and leaves "image" behind, repeated see also "Generation" (Karl Fulves, 1976),
varied by "The Starting Four" (Karl Fulves, 1989)
1973 Packet Switches (Part Two) 111
Karl Fulves The Looking Glass Aces five cards with Joker, which changes to four aces one at a time and vanishes, for credits see reference see also "Impromptu Universal" (Karl Fulves, 1973) 1973 Packet Switches (Part One) 22
Karl Fulves Impromptu Universal five cards with Joker, which changes to four aces one at a time and vanishes see also "The Looking Glass Aces" (Karl Fulves, 1973),
"Pentacle Poker" (Karl Fulves, 1981)
1973 Packet Switches (Part Two) 104
Bill Logan Re-Confused inspired by "Confused" (Verne Chesbro & Larry West, Tricks You Can Count On) 1973 Epilogue (Issue 19) 173
Karl Fulves Progressive Trap five cards move around and a back changes see also "Option Play" (Karl Fulves, 1989),
varied by "Progressive Trap II" (Karl Fulves, 1975)
1973 Notes From Underground 8
Joe DeStefano Chinatown Poker story packet trick 1973 New Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 4) 1
Karl Fulves On Packet Tricks credit information 1973 New Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 4) 2
Lin Searles Crossroader five-card poker hand spread face-down, center card is red-backed Queen of Spades, one card exchanged, now all have different colored backs 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio) 671
Edward Marlo & Dai Vernon & Harry Blackstone Royal Monte Royal Flush to Four Tens to Royal Flush, ungaffed inspired by "Royal Monte" (Dai Vernon, 1954) 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 113
Edward Marlo Call it the -- showing three cards alike 3 times, then routined with transformation at the end 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 175
Mike Boden Marked packed trick with color changing deck see also "Marked Cards" (Howard Flint, 1972),
"One In Four" (Doug Alker, 1977)
1974 Card Cavalcade II 5
Mike Boden & Ed Smeal Marked! - Alternate Handling with lapping deck switch by Ed Smeal inspired by "Marked" (Mike Boden, 1974) 1974 Card Cavalcade II 10
Jim Lee Aces and Threes packet trick with hole in ace - climax 1974 Card Cavalcade II 143
Gray Leese Uprising order of four cards changes 1974 Epilogue (Issue 20) 187
Karl Fulves Drawback jokers change to royal flush 1974 Epilogue (Issue 21) 199
Sid Lorraine 4 Girls & a Janitor patter for Walton's "Chameleon Cards" inspired by "Chameleon Cards" (Roy Walton, 1971) 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 2) 828
Jack Avis The Sport Trick four blank cards, on one a picture of a girl appears and vanishes 1975 Epilogue (Issue 23) 220
Jerry K. Hartman Bachanal four cards transform, combination with "Back to Back", see also Fulves' notes on page 243 inspired by "Father Cyprian's Wild Card" (Father Cyprian, 1973),
varied by "Bachanal - Alternate Ending" (Jerry K. Hartman, 1975)
1975 Epilogue (Section "Special No 1") 239
Jerry K. Hartman Bachanal - Alternate Ending inspired by "Bachanal" (Jerry K. Hartman, 1975) 1975 Epilogue (Section "Special No 1") 243
Larry Jennings Ala Elmsley inspired by "The Four-Card Trick" (Alex Elmsley, 1991),
see also "Another Four-Card Trick" (Larry Jennings, 1997)
1975 Epilogue (Section "Special No 3 (Part 2)") 280
David A. Wright Elmsley Out-Sexed with pickup presentation inspired by "The Four-Card Trick" (Alex Elmsley, 1991) 1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 10) 113
Trevor Lewis High Jacked story trick, about a plane which was about to get hijacked 1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 10) 116
Phil Wye Blank Faces messages appear on blank cards 1975 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 2) 166
Peter Kane The Slightly Annoyed Card blue-backed Ace to 3, red-backed selection, blue cards change to duplicates of selection, then into red-backed Ace to 3, then normal again 1975 A Further Card Session with Peter Kane 19
Karl Fulves You Have 3 Chances two red deuces and black four, transpositions between a deuce and four, then change to 2 black fours and red deuce, then 3 black fours 1975 Methods with Cards - Part 1 25
Karl Fulves Three In The Hand two card monte, third card appears, double facer openly shown as finale 1975 Methods with Cards - Part 1 42
Karl Fulves Tunnel Space tunnel turnover between two other cards, color changing back kicker inspired by "The Vanishing Lady" (Harry Franke, Hugard's Magic Monthly) 1975 Methods with Cards - Part 2 152
Karl Fulves Progressive Trap II two black Fives and three red cards change position when counted from hand to hand, black Fives transform as climax inspired by "Progressive Trap" (Karl Fulves, 1973) 1975 Methods with Cards - Part 3 171
Karl Fulves Kannibal Kards - Phase One four Jacks alternate, joker placed in middle, colors separate 1975 Kannibal Kards 1
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
Stewart Judah Jack's Gone fan of three cards shown, center card turns over, then changes to blank card, see also p. 856 inspired by "The Bashful Queen" (Joe Berg),
see also "Color Added" (Stephen Clark, 1978)
1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10th Folio (Part Two)) 851
Dai Vernon Variations on the False Count "The Changing Cards", four of a kind turns over, then changes back and front 1976 The First California Lecture 1
Roy Walton A/Poker 1976 Epilogue (Section "Special No 4") 289
Karl Fulves Tunnel Vision gaffed cards change into ungaffed cards (magicians' magic) 1976 Epilogue (Section "Special No 5") 305
Karl Fulves Royal Blue in red-backed packet 4 aces appear one by one, they have different backs inspired by "Substitutes" (Karl Fulves, 1976) 1976 Epilogue (Section "Special No 5") 308
Peter Kane The Blushing Jokers four blue-backed jokers, turn red one by one, then blue again varied by "A Test of Flirtatiousness" (John F. C. McLachlan, 1984) 1976 Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 6) 72
Arturo de Ascanio Serpentine Aces "Aces Culebreates", various changes in 4-card packet 1976 The Ascanio Spread 7
Gene Castillon Monte Madness - Ladies sing the Blues inspired by "Mexican Monte" (Karl Fulves, 1972) 1976 The Ascanio Spread 32
Gene Castillon Jackpot 1976 The Ascanio Spread 33
Bernard Bilis Joking Illusion Jokers change back color, transpositions and then change back to original color 1976 Close Up, French Style 5
Bernard Bilis Ladies and Gentlemen Four Jokers and a Queen change to Four Queens and a Joker. Backs change color 1976 Close Up, French Style 39
Roy Walton Horse Sense ungaffed version, four cards inspired by "Four-Tunate Choice" (Brother John Hamman, 1989) 1976 Trigger 11
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
Karl Fulves In Re Hofzinser Aces all transform at the end 1977 Packet Switches (Part Five) 294
Larry Jennings Blank and Blue Five cards, Joker appears and changes backcolor 1977 Larry Jennings on Card & Coin Handling 27
Larry Jennings Look - An Illusion five cards change two times varied by "An Apparitional Bit of Nonsense" (Jon Racherbaumer, 1983) 1977 Larry Jennings on Card & Coin Handling 31
Martin A. Nash Pinochle Pinnacle see p. 448 for additional crediting 1977 Any Second Now 235
Philip T. Goldstein Very Good Hand five cards shown as AS, then royal flush in hearts 1977 Card Cavalcade Four 107
John Miller & Jerry Mentzer Turncoat Kings inspired by Roy Walton's "Chameleon Cards" 1977 Card Cavalcade Four 125
Jerry Mentzer & Bruce Cervon Dirty Deal Revisited 1977 Card Cavalcade Four 139
Frank Garcia Confusing But Amusing five aces change into royal flush, 2 double facers 1977 Wildcard Miracles 48
Tom Ogden Quickswitch transformation routine with four cards, 3 double facers 1977 Wildcard Miracles 118
Tom Ogden Flip Flash four fives change into jokers one by one, three double facers 1977 Wildcard Miracles 119
Doug Alker One In Four inspired by "Marked" (Mike Boden, 1974) 1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 7&8) 390
Philip T. Goldstein Transfourmation aces transform into king, then backs change too inspired by Jerry K. Hartman's "Transfourence" in " Card Fare" 1977 Scattershot 17
Jeff Busby Back to Back all backs with four cards, to four normal cards to all backs again see also "The Reference Shelf" (Karl Fulves, 1978),
varied by "Royal Backs" (Jeff Busby, 1978)
1977 Back to Back 2
Jon Racherbaumer Introduction credit information on packet tricks in general 1977 Good Turns 2
Eric Mason & Dominique Duvivier The Problem Is... four cards change places, look all alike, change color three times, losing their backs and are finally for different cards 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 10) 585
Eric Mason Beau Ideal cards turn over and change back color 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 12) 606
Philip T. Goldstein Very Good Hand card rises several time, all alike, royal flush as a kicker 1978 Notions 3
Philip T. Goldstein Sidewinder three cards change front and back, with a sidewinder card 1978 The Phil Goldstein Convention Lecture 9
Philip T. Goldstein Sidewinder three cards change front and back 1978 A Transatlantic Lecture 8
Karl Fulves A word about small packet tricks 1978 Transpo Trix 43
Karl Fulves Factor Four "Still Counting"
card turns over in four-card packet, then changes into Jacks, then other cards change to Jacks, then card changes back to original selection, ungaffed
1978 The Chronicles (Issue 3) 1088
Karl Fulves Identi-Kit "Still Counting"
six red cards, after a lot of counting a named value changes to black
see also "All Blacks" (Karl Fulves, 1979) 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 3) 1089
Sam Schwartz The Lazy Gambler pokerhand gets better multiple times, changes into Royal Flush as finale see also "No. 1 With A Bullet" (Karl Fulves, 1989) 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 4) 1097
Karl Fulves Funny Cards four jokers, two turn over, then all change to Aces 1978 Interlocutor (Issue 16) 60
Ron Frost Follow Along two effects: instant twisting of four cards, color change front and back of four cards 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 3) 176
Gene Maze A Maze ing four aces change to blank cards, another blank card has now all 4 ace indices 1979 CardMagic 15
Gordon Bruce & Roy Walton Packet Poker five Jokers change to royal flush see also "Pocket Power" (Roy Walton, 1972) 1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 5) 681
Dai Vernon & Jack Avis & Brother John Hamman & Jay Malbrough The Pinochle Caper four cards change several times 1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 6) 693
Philip T. Goldstein Newts four kings change into tens and aces and backs turn from red to blue to green 1979 Goldstein's Gallery 1
Philip T. Goldstein Contagion I five black cards and one red card, when red card touches black card, they turn over and turn into red cards 1979 Goldstein's Gallery 10
Philip T. Goldstein Contagion II Contagion I with different colored backs 1979 Goldstein's Gallery 10
Philip T. Goldstein Contagion III faces vanish 1979 Goldstein's Gallery 11
Karl Fulves The Faro Box Effect with card changing back color 1979 The Topological False Count 7
Karl Fulves Scam On Rye two black card between 2 reds, after a count it is 2 reds between 2 blacks, using extra card with cut-out section 1979 The Topological False Count 8
Karl Fulves The Hole Card Routine small packet blackjack sequence, at one point spectator gets "hole card" with actual hole
- The Cheat Phase
- The Finish
- You Want Footnotes?
1979 The Topological False Count 15
Philip T. Goldstein Cycle backs of four cards change color, red/blue double backer 1979 Cycle! 2
Philip T. Goldstein Cycle Exchange daley's last trick with color changing back kicker 1979 Cycle! 3
Philip T. Goldstein Cycle Twist twisting four cards, one by one, with color changing back kicker 1979 Cycle! 3
Philip T. Goldstein Cycle Elevator packet elevator with color changing back kicker 1979 Cycle! 5
Philip T. Goldstein Choice Print four blank cards change into selection one by one, and eventually back to blank see also "Short Circuit" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1984) 1979 Snow 6
Derek Dingle Gambler's Dream poker hand changes and twists, two double facers 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 24) 1295
Edward Marlo The Future Classic Transition four Aces of Spades to Queens 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 288
Peter Duffie "...And the Card Came Back" cards travel and tranform into royal flush 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 3) 822
Walt Lees Four Blank Cards four blank cards are printed on both sides, 4 kings see also "Flushing" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1978) 1980 The Immaculate Card Magic of Walt Lees 13
Sam Schwartz All Red 2&2, two reds and two blacks mixed, they all change to black, repeated with another set of red and black cards, then all eight cards change to red inspired by "Black Out" (Karl Fulves, 1979) 1980 The Chronicles (Issue 25) 1308
Karl Fulves Small Packet History credit information, E-Y-E count 1980 Interlocutor (Issue 41) 164
Mike Powers Four Card Monte 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 11) 557
Jon Racherbaumer Spirit Production and Transposition four blue-backed jokers, 2 red-backed selections, then confusing packet trick magic 1981 The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 64
Jim Ryan The Twins see also "The Twins" (Brother John Hamman, 1989) 1981 Jim Ryan Close-Up: Entertaining Card Quickies 10
Karl Fulves Packet Poker no-deck version of "Hocus Poker" see also "Hocus Poker" (Karl Fulves, 1981) 1981 Octet 59
Karl Fulves Hokus Poker Jr. AC to 4C shown with fifth face-down card, spectator names one of the clubs and when packet is turned over the face-down card is the named one, it changes back color and the other cards to aces, posed as problem see also "Hocus Poker" (Karl Fulves, 1981) 1981 Octet 61
Jack Avis Impromptu Mexican monte/twist combo with black aces and black five, then all change to red aces and red five, then all four aces inspired by "Mexican Monte" (Karl Fulves, 1972) 1981 Octet 62
Karl Fulves Pentacle Poker Poker Problem #7, stud poker situation and hole card changes several times and then vanishes, rest changes into Aces see also "Impromptu Universal" (Karl Fulves, 1973) 1981 Octet 64
Allan Ackerman Panic at the Poker Table inspired by "The Pinochle Trick" (Brother John Hamman, 1983) 1981 Close-up Fantasies Finalé 29
Magic Ronnay & Fred Castle The Sympathetic Cards Packets of cards turn face up/down when cards are swapped around, then they change to Jokers, and then shown to have all different backs 1981 Magic With Giant Cards 10
Karl Fulves Mexican IV monte/twist combo with four Ace finale inspired by "Mexican Monte" (Karl Fulves, 1972) 1981 Mexican IV 1
Edward Marlo Jump-suit Transformation double facers, Daley's last with transformation kicker 1982 Card Finesse 161
Francis Pelkey Universal Twist all aces change to selection, double facer 1982 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 8) 663
Philip T. Goldstein Ascension transformation kicker, inspired by of Roy Walton's "Oil and Queens" inspired by "A Logical Conclusion" (Larry Jennings, 1988),
see also "Ascension Transposition" (Randy Wakeman & Philip T. Goldstein, 1985)
1982 Best of Friends 473
John Fells & Ramon Varela Three Into One Won't Go three Ace of Clubs shown, faces and backs change (using a 3-on-1 gag card), adapted from Ramon Varela (Misdirection magazine, 1964) 1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 1) 976
Larry Jennings Uni-Flection four jokers turn into first selection, then back to jokers, into second selection and back to jokers again see also "Uni-flection" (Larry Jennings, 1986) 1982 A Visit With Larry Jennings 1
Karl Fulves Hocus Poker four fours with face-down card in middle shown, packet turned over to show "hole card" which is also a four, then other four cards change to aces, using diagonally divided cards see also "Hocus Poker" (Karl Fulves, 1981) 1982 Hocus Poker 3
Karl Fulves Color Focus "Hocus Poker" in which hole card changes back color 1982 Hocus Poker 8
Karl Fulves Hocus Poker IV 1982 Hocus Poker 11
Karl Fulves Hocus Poker - Simple 1982 Hocus Poker 14
Karl Fulves Hocus Poker V 1982 Hocus Poker 16
Karl Fulves Hocus Notus note on previous trick 1982 Hocus Poker 19
Karl Fulves Hocus Poker - Again using step gaff with 4 indices, including variation "With A Borrowed Deck" 1982 Hocus Poker 20
Sam Schwartz Las Vegas Straight hole card Nine of Hearts, other cards almost make it a straight flush in hearts, other cards change to Clubs, then hole card to Ace of Clubs
effect by Fulves, method by Schwartz
varied by "Atlantic City Stud" (Karl Fulves, 1982) 1982 Las Vegas Straight 1
Karl Fulves Reference Notes credit information on previous trick 1982 Las Vegas Straight 2
Karl Fulves Atlantic City Stud handling variation inspired by "Las Vegas Straight" (Sam Schwartz, 1982) 1982 Las Vegas Straight 4
Mike Schwartz Fast Four poker hand of two pairs instantly changes into four Tens 1982 Fast Four 1
Ray Mertz Mirror Twist backs of four fours change colors, then faces change into mirrors 1982 Fork Full of Appetizers 27
Jon Racherbaumer Any-Floor Elevator small packet ambitious routine with change to kings kicker inspired by "Bi-Way" (Jerry K. Hartman, 1982) 1983 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 76
David Tropeano Universal Chameleons cards' backs change, mirror back 1983 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 2) 737
Bob Jardine Serendipity kings and queens are layed out, little transposition effect, kings change to aces, ungaffed 1983 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 2) 741
Philip T. Goldstein High Protean fronts and backs change 1983 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 8) 814
Brother John Hamman The Pinochle Trick ungaffed, Gemini Count see also "Pinochle Plus" (Conrad C. Bush, 1985),
"A Purist Plays With Pinocle" (Jon Racherbaumer, 1992),
"Pinochle To Blackjack" (Martin A. Nash, 2007),
varied by "Panic at the Poker Table" (Allan Ackerman, 1981)
1983 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 14) 130
Philip T. Goldstein Avanturn four jokers turn into aces 1983 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 2) 1172
Philip T. Goldstein Avanturn II 1983 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 2) 1172
Philip T. Goldstein Avanturn III 1983 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 2) 1173
Philip T. Goldstein Avanturn IV 1983 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 2) 1173
Karl Fulves Overthrow two kings turn over between jokers, then 3 kings, then 4 kings, they change to aces 1983 Ace Machine 6
Jon Racherbaumer An Apparitional Bit of Nonsense five cards change two times inspired by "Look - An Illusion" (Larry Jennings, 1977) 1983 Facsimile (Issue 1) 37
Jeff Altman Change All four cards change back color 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 5) 920
Mike Maxwell Jokers All doube-faced jokers become backs which change 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 6) 931
Ted Biet For Four Backs four cards, backs change color all at once 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 7) 945
Walt Maddison Twist and Show five double backed cards get faces and then become blank 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 11) 990
Hans E. Trixer H.E.T. - Highly Erratic Twisting ace to 4 turn over and fronts and backs change 1984 Epoptica (Section "Yearbook") 299
Philip T. Goldstein Quintemonte gaffed 1984 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 20) 191
Gay Ljungberg Christmas Cards on blank cards, christmas related things appear see also "Greetings" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1985) 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 3) 1189
Stephen Tucker Think with selection and blank cards 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 3) 1193
Gentleman Jack Ladies and Gentleman story trick with three cards, male and female toilet signs printed on 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 3) 1195
Philip T. Goldstein Short Circuit four blank cards transform into selection see also "Choice Print" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1979) 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 4) 1201
Henrik Specht The Kangoroo Spots ace to four, spots vanish and appear on a blank card as a ten spot 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 4) 1202
Alex East The Magician's Name oil and queens, with colored cards, as a kicker the a name appears 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 5) 1215
Bill Worsley & Archie Palmer Intrigue: 2 back color change, red-blue double backer, see also “Cycle“ by Phil Goldstein 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 7) 1248
Stephen Tucker Tried and twisted Four Aces shown, the Aces corresponding to the suits of two selections change into the selections, and then change back 1984 The Card-Mad-gic of Stephen Tucker 14
Stephen Tucker Revealed Two Jokers and Ace of Spades: Ace of Spades alternates between pointing at spectator and magician, then Joker also keeps changing orientation, then all three cards change to Ace of Spades 1984 The Card-Mad-gic of Stephen Tucker 37
Bruce Cervon Cervon Monte, Packet Version three blue-backed and 1 red-backed card
- Phase I - Court card from center to top
- Phase II - Court card from center to bottom
- Phase III - Court card leaves center without a move
- Phase IV - How the card moves
- Phase V - Court card moves even when it has a different colored back
1984 The Cervon Monte 17
Stephen Tucker King Klone 1984 The Best of Close-Up Magic 174
John F. C. McLachlan A Test of Flirtatiousness four blue-backed jokers, turn red one by one, then blue again inspired by "The Blushing Jokers" (Peter Kane, 1976) 1984 Fork Full of Appetizers - Book 2 36
Richard Vollmer Double Chameleon three cards change front and back and back again 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 3) 1042
Walt Maddison Not Marked! four cards 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 4) 1047
Dick Christian Transequential printing and pip moving 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 11) 1137
Conrad C. Bush Pinochle Plus inspired by "The Pinochle Trick" (Brother John Hamman, 1983) 1985 Epoptica (Issue 7) 429
Brother John Hamman The Magic Cards four cards change to three selections one after another, gemini counts (general cards with packet) see also "Kissing to be Clever" (Daryl Martinez, 1985),
varied by "Capricious Cards" (John Carney & Brother John Hamman, 1987),
"The Magic Cards" (Brother John Hamman, 1989)
1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 28,29&30) 289
Brother John Hamman Flash Poker pair of deuces changes into two jacks, then three deuces, then full house, then royal flush, ungaffed 1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 28,29&30) 290
Max Maven* Psychic Twins based on Steranko's "Voodoo Card" and Fulves' "Computer Cards" 1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 31,32&33) 314
Daryl Martinez Kissing to be Clever general cards with packet inspired by "The Magic Cards" (Brother John Hamman, 1985) 1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 34,35&36) 373
James Swain Card Factory several transformations 1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 34,35&36) 381
Peter Marshall Off-Color Monte four cards 1985 Best of Friends - Volume II 58
Louis Falanga Jo-King four jokers to kings 1985 Best of Friends - Volume II 66
Bob Farmer Ambiguous Snake Of A Thousand Laughs three cards transform multiple times, ungaffed 1985 Best of Friends - Volume II 423
Randy Wakeman & Philip T. Goldstein Ascension Transposition Oil/Queens with transformation kicker inspired by "Ascension" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1982) 1985 Formula One Close-Up 4
Louis Falanga Odd Man Out four cards transform into jokers 1985 Lake Tahoe Card Magic 38
Philip T. Goldstein Greetings ideas inspired by "Christmas Cards" (Gay Ljungberg, 1984) 1985 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 9) 1275
Martin Lewis After Tenkai Four Jokers and one King changes into four Kings and one Joker inspired by (Tenkai, Genii, July 1965) 1985 Martin's Miracles 30
Martin Lewis Queenie: The Amazing Dancing Girl 1985 Martin's Miracles 77
Martin Lewis The Card Player's Nightmare Packet of five Aces of Spades change backs to 5 different backs 1985 Martin's Miracles 82
Martin Lewis Wrong Again Watson! A Mystery from Old London 1985 Martin's Miracles 84
Martin Lewis Rabbit Test Rabbits appear on blank cards 1985 Martin's Miracles 90
Martin Lewis The Very Odd Card Various transformations with packet of cards, end with "odd" card with messed up pips inspired by "Sidewalk Shuffle" (Martin Lewis, 1985) 1985 Martin's Miracles 101
George Sands & Frederick Braue The Super Optical Illusion four red-backed aces change one by one into blue-backed kings with twisting inspired by "Super Optical Illusion" (George Sands, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Vol. 4 No. 7, Dec. 1946, p. 275) 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 11
Larry Jennings The Maestro's Poker Demonstration with five cards, transformation kicker 1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 64
Larry Jennings Uni-flection four aces change to first selection, second selection, jokers see also "Uni-Flection" (Larry Jennings, 1982) 1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 184
Walt Maddison The Outsider 1986 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 4) 1189
John W. McClure Serendipity and Beyond kings and queens are layed out, little transposition effect, kings change to aces, ..., ungaffed 1986 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 7) 1230
Edward Marlo Gag Packet Transformation Aces to Kings, sucker flushtration count gag 1986 Thirty Five Years Later 1
Edward Marlo Not So Obvious three blank cards change into Kings, then Aces 1986 Thirty Five Years Later 51
David Regal Freshly Painted series of color changes 1987 Star Quality - The Magic of David Regal 140
Marvin Steiner Twenty Points Less 1987 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10) 1415
John C. Wagner & Peter Kane Factory Misprints four blank cards are printed, based on Peter Kane's "Blank Amazement" 1987 The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 113
John Carney & Brother John Hamman Capricious Cards four cards change to three selections one after another, gemini counts (general cards with packet) inspired by "The Magic Cards" (Brother John Hamman, 1985) 1987 Lecture Notes Collection (Section "Carney Uncovered") 16
Steve Beam Chameleon Kings kings transform into four aces 1987 The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 17) 286
Hippie Torrales Snap Spread Routine two Aces become all backs, then Kings 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 8) 1530
Darwin Ortiz Jumping Gemini using only four cards 1988 Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 141
Shinichi Arai Triangle-Circle-Square blank cards, wild card with geometrical shapes 1988 New Magic Of Japan 77
Larry Jennings Here and There three cards shown as Queen of Hearts, then Ace of Hearts, then 4 aces 1988 The Cardwright 179
Larry Jennings The Changeling four deuces change to other four of a kind multiple times when one card is exchanged varied by "100% Confidence" (Jack Parker, 2007) 1988 The Cardwright 181
Sid Lorraine Prince Charming "Two Tricks"
Jack of Hearts and Queen of Diamonds, Jack turns over, Queen is blushing, Jack is now blank card with frog folded from dollar bill
inspired by "Once Upon A Time...." (Roy Walton, 1974) 1988 The Chronicles (Issue 34) 1399
Brother John Hamman The Twins see also "The Twins" (Jim Ryan, 1981),
varied by "Twins" (Allan Ackerman & Brother John Hamman, 1995),
"Trost on Hamman's "Twins"" (Nick Trost & Brother John Hamman, 2008)
1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 93
Brother John Hamman The Pinochle Trick see also "The Pinochle Trick" (Brother John Hamman, 1983) 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 97
Brother John Hamman The Magic Cards four cards change to three selections one after another, gemini counts (general cards with packet) see also "The Magic Cards" (Brother John Hamman, 1985) 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 99
Brother John Hamman The Jacks Come Back 2&2, oil water with four jacks, transformation into aces 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 101
Brother John Hamman Eight-Ball Queens four card monte routine, to pocket climax 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 114
Brother John Hamman New Hue two Fives on table, four Queens change to red-backed and all red Queens, then blue-backed and black Queens, then back to green, then orange also published as "New Hue" (Brother John Hamman, 1972) 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 116
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
Brother John Hamman The Faked Deck how to organize packet tricks 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 216
Brother John Hamman Haldeucination red jacks change to black jacks, then into 4 deuces 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 218
Brother John Hamman The Amorphous Ace four cards, one of which an ace, two double facers, four phases:
- The Ace Reverese Itself
- The Ace Rises to the Top
- The Ace Changes Color
- All Four Card Become Aces
see also "Con-Sequence" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1982) 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 220
Brother John Hamman Wild All the Way four cards, heavily gaffed, four phases including:
- Ace-Sational
- Fantabulous
see also "Ace-Sational" (Brother John Hamman, 1972) 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 222
Brother John Hamman Five Kings Royal five kings of diamond change into royal flush of spades, double facer 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 243
Karl Fulves Sneak Preview presentational idea for packet trick 1989 And a Packet of Cards 9
Karl Fulves K-2 four Kings change to four Queens 1989 And a Packet of Cards 12
Karl Fulves The Starting Four AH, 2H, 3H and Joker removed from two decks, Three placed in other packet leaves three images, the Two two images, finally Joker vanishes inspired by "Eerie Row" (Karl Fulves, 1973) 1989 And a Packet of Cards 30
Karl Fulves Fourmula One four Fours, suddenly all red, then two change into queens 1989 And a Packet of Cards 35
Karl Fulves Black Cat four cards, two Jacks turn up and the other two are Aces, "lazy gambler" theme 1989 And a Packet of Cards 36
Karl Fulves Card Revelation in Packet 1989 Kaleidoscope 41
Harry Baron The Vanishing Moustache Shave the moustache off the Jack of Clubs 1989 Close Up Magic To Tapdance To 75
Simon Lovell & Father Cyprian Really Wild Packet of four Jokers change into four Kings one by one 1989 Close Up Magic To Tapdance To 77
Karl Fulves Standard Test four jacks change into 2 jacks and a double backer which is split into two aces 1989 Quick Card Tricks 32
Karl Fulves Cast of Characters four jokers, small packet ambitious, change into kings 1989 Quick Card Tricks 34
Harry Lorayne & Edward Marlo Four Faces Best Quick 3-Way with four cards: all alike, all backs, kings 1990 Trend Setters 93
Jose Carroll Mir...ages reflection of chosen cards appears on four mirrors 1991 52 Lovers - Volume II 102
Alex Elmsley The Four-Card Trick back and face of a card changes see also "Ala Elmsley" (Larry Jennings, 1975),
varied by "Another Four-Card Trick" (Larry Jennings, 1997)
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 23
John Bannon Ton-Toid royal flush ending, ungaffed close-up handling for Ton Onosaka's "Tonte" 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 133
Edward Marlo Backing the Royal Family small packet all backs with transformation into royal flush 1991 The Olram File (Issue 10) 13
Jon Racherbaumer A Purist Plays With Pinocle inspired by "The Pinochle Trick" (Brother John Hamman, 1983) 1992 Card Finesse II 247
James Swain Tampa Opener four kings turn face up, face down and then each take on appearance of selection. Cards change back to kings 1992 Don't Blink 3
James Swain The Capitulating Queens packet trick where four queens change to different colored backs (Based on Gardner's "All the Conformists") varied by "Finale for the Capitulating Queens" (James Swain & Darwin Ortiz, 1996) 1992 Don't Blink 49
Darwin Ortiz The Capitulating Queens - Handling Variation inspired by "The Capitulating Queens" (James Swain, 1992) 1992 Don't Blink 52
James Swain Seven Jokers three jokers placed reversed between four others turn into selections before reverting back into jokers 1992 Don't Blink 103
Karl Fulves Juliet packet trick in which a card is signed with heart, it vanishes, card changes back and heart reappears 1992 Deceptive Practices 14
Karl Fulves Push Thru Poker two Twos and an Ace shown in spread, Twos pushed through other two cards one by one, then change into Aces inspired by coin idea from Dr. E. G. Ervin ("One From Two", Self-Working Coin Magic) 1992 Deceptive Practices 27
Philip T. Goldstein Prints RE: Gent packet printing, four kings 1992 The Minotaur (Vol. 4 No. 1) 6
Michael Close We're all B*z*s on this Bus clown faces appear on blank cards 1993 Workers Number 3 104
Dave Campbell Duplicity signed card vanishes from small packet and reappears under jumbo card, repeat, then small packet transforms into duplicates of selection 1993 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 4) 7
Alex Elmsley Dazzle packet with jokers, backs change color multiple times see also "Restless Colors" (Roy Walton, 1969) 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 463
Karl Fulves Thelma Thelma & Louise story trick with QC and QS and "stolen" diamonds 1994 Crooked Tales 82
Dave Campbell Cannibals & Missionaries weird routine with cards with pictures on them 1994 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 6) 18
Paul Gertner The Peter Pan Trick "(The Shadow Cards)"
packet trick in which three cards turn blank and back
1994 Steel and Silver 110
Doug Edwards Crazy Card turnovers, ... 1995 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 4) 2492
Joe Rindfleisch Packet Racket aces change back and front 1995 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 5) 2506
Allan Ackerman & Brother John Hamman Twins handling without Gemini Count inspired by "The Twins" (Brother John Hamman, 1989) 1995 How to Tame a Moose 14
Tom Craven Joking Queens four blank cards, some change into a queen, then all change into jokers 1995 The Minotaur (Vol. 7 No. 4) 4
Stephen Tucker The Xerox Effect signature multiplies on blank cards 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 8) 2683
David Regal Watch Your Back kings change back, then to aces 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 12) 2734
Michael Close & Jerry K. Hartman Pink Floyd four blue-backed jokers turn red, then blue again 1996 Workers Number 5 78
Michael Close The Tamariz Rabbits presentation for Juan Tamariz' card set 1996 Workers Number 5 85
Frederick Braue Untitled two black Queens and two black Tens, one Queen changes to red Queen 1996 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 5
David Solomon & David Neighbors Another Blanking Ace Routine jazz aces, all eight cards turn blank as a climax varied by "Wishes, Kickers, And The Real Work" (Jon Racherbaumer, 1996) 1996 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 61) 1186
James Swain & Darwin Ortiz Finale for the Capitulating Queens vanish of signed card to wallet inspired by "The Capitulating Queens" (James Swain, 1992) 1996 Miracles with Cards 182
Philip T. Goldstein Depositive five cards four with a printed quarter and one blank, quarters vanish and as a surprise a dollar bill appears on fifth card 1996 The Minotaur (Vol. 8 No. 2) 7
Larry Jennings Another Four-Card Trick inspired by "The Four-Card Trick" (Alex Elmsley, 1991),
see also "Ala Elmsley" (Larry Jennings, 1975)
1997 Jennings '67 16
David Regal Mystic Poker spectator draws card on blank card 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 5) 2785
Richard Vollmer Jazzy Queens And Kings ace transformation kicker 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 7) 2817
Nick Trost Trick-Kards Four of a kind turns face down one by one, then change backs, then change suits, follow by appearance of 'X' on backs inspired by "Flipped Out" (Ed Hollins, marketed by Emerson & West) 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 211
Nick Trost & Al Thatcher Flim-Flam Blank cards print, to three Tens, then change to three Aces to match previously tabled Ace inspired by "Takagi's Black Card Trick" (Shigeo Takagi),
"Takagi Turnover Count" (Shigeo Takagi, 1984)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 213
Nick Trost Maxi-Twisto Twisting the Aces with Royal Flush ending inspired by "A Twist on Maxi" (Mike Gallo, Genii, August 1986),
see also "Maxi-Twist" (Roger Smith, 1976)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 222
Karl Fulves The Convert four cards all become bite marks 1997 The Vampire Chronicles 61
Bruce Cervon The Jokers and King 1998 Hard-Boiled Mysteries 24
Joshua Jay Side Show Packet trick - cards shown to have four sides, three sides, two sides, one side and no sides (clear card) 1999 Magic Atlas 99
Karl Fulves Fade Out card changes gradually, front and back 2000 Lost Vampire Secrets 218
Oliver Erens Pressing On four blanks change to four aces one by one, only front 2000 Concertos for Pasteboard 35
Don England Contrast! two Cards change, change size, back color.. 2001 Don England's Paradox 63
Masao Atsukawa 消えるA (Disappearing Ace) Ace disappears from packet of four cards inspired by "回転カット" (Masao Atsukawa, 2001) 2001 カードの島 31
Ron Bauer & Roy Johnson Owed to Poker Dan five double-backers become five aces inspired by "Poker Dan" (Roy Johnson, Everyman Cards, 1981) 2001 Owed to Poker Dan 1
David Regal The Wild Bunch from deck to four of a kind, Royal Flush kicker 2002 Constant Fooling 1 22
Allan Ackerman & Darrin Martineau One Good Winner red kings between black fours, they transpose two times, then Daley's Last, all change to kings inspired by "King Brand" (William Goodwin, 2002) 2002 Penumbra (Issue 2) 12
John Guastaferro & Allan Ackerman A Bigger Surprise no-throw monte routine with surprise transformation 2005 Ackerman 2004 40
Martin A. Nash Pinochle To Blackjack inspired by "The Pinochle Trick" (Brother John Hamman, 1983) 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 198
Jack Parker 100% Confidence Packet of three cards keeps changing to match as a four of kind with different selections, end with Royal Flush inspired by "Three Indicators" (David Solomon, Solomon's Mind, 1997),
see also "The Magic Cards" (Brother John Hamman, 1985),
"The Changeling" (Larry Jennings, 1988)
2007 52 Memories 88
Jack Parker Oddservation Spectator and magician each holds four random cards, they exchange cards, but they transpose back. Magician is left holding only those two cards, while spectator is holding four Aces varied by "Detour (Oddservation Redux)" (Jack Parker, 2007) 2007 52 Memories 107
Jack Parker Detour (Oddservation Redux) Variation of Oddservation, ends with Royal Flush inspired by "Oddservation" (Jack Parker, 2007) 2007 52 Memories 110
Nick Trost Everywhere and Nowhere small packet handling, four cards all change to selection and back 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 1
Nick Trost Jacks are Wild with an Elevator Finish small packet transformation with poker patter, elevator finish 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 3
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
Nick Trost & Brother John Hamman Trost on Hamman's "Twins" not using the Gemini Count see also "The Twins" (Brother John Hamman, 1989) 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 66
Nick Trost Pinochle, Blackjack and Poker Puzzler 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 88
Nick Trost Hokey-Poker cards are first all nines, then royal flush 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 187
Fred Robinson Make Believe aces and royal flush version of Six Card Repeat, poker presentation 2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 221
Roberto Giobbi To Justify a Packet 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Dec 27") 371
Jon Racherbaumer Last Card to Laugh signed card with smiley sticker on back, four Jacks removed, smiley sticker appears on back of each one by one, one changes into selection inspired by "Smiley Face" (David Solomon, Solomon's Magic Bulletin #75, June 2015) 2016 Facsimile (Issue 5) 5
Jon Racherbaumer Color Monte Notes - Where did it all begin?
- Some Spin-Offs of "Color Monte"
2017 Facsimile (Issue 6) 55
Bill Elliott 3-Card Monkey Business Color Monte precursor, first published in Ibidem #16 2017 Facsimile (Issue 6) 56