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Theodore Annemann The New Nightmare Effect selected card vanishes and turns out to be card previously removed 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 7) 27
Unknown Seeing is Believing card put in envelope turns out to be later selection 1936 Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 155
Unknown The Unseen Card spectator pockets unseen card, later selection is this pocketed card, svengali deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 250
Unknown The Dream Card card placed in envelope in beginning turns out to be later selection, index 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 333
S. H. Wimbrough Card from the Pocket - Another Presentation lazy man's card to pocket, pocketed card in beginning is later selection 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 342
Theodore Annemann The Ghost Card stranger card, card is put in envelope 1940 Expert Card Technique 363
Laurie Ireland Magician's Lucky Card card in pocket turns out to be selection 1940 Ireland's Yearbooks (Section "Yearbook 1940") 14
Theodore Annemann The New Nightmare Effect selected card vanishes and turns out to be card previously removed 1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 74
Tony Kardyro The Ultimate Transfer card is put in envelope or card case, turns out to be later selection 1969 Expert Card Mysteries 132
Roy Walton Card Case mystery card in case, four queens are found and mystery card turns out to be selection inspired by "Between Your Palms" (Alex Elmsley, 1994) 1969 The Devil's Playthings 57
Gray Leese 4-Card Quadrille signed prediction card turns out to be card selected & initialed by spectator see also "Quadrille Notes" (Karl Fulves, 1970) 1970 Epilogue (Issue 9) 66
Karl Fulves Quadrille Notes see also "4-Card Quadrille" (Gray Leese, 1970),
"Direct Sandwich" (Karl Fulves, 1973)
1970 Epilogue (Issue 9) 70
Edward Marlo The Reversible Peek openly turned over card turns out to be later peeked card 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 109
James G. Thompson Jr. Joint Signature "based on a card problem entitled Two-Card Quadrille", card signed on back by spectator as prediction, turns out to be later selection which is signed on the face 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 12) 365
Allan Ackerman Lunch several methods for "One-Eyed Jacks" sandwich effect, with loading techniques
Tilted Sandwich:
- Gaffed
- Ungaffed #1
- Ungaffed #2
The Ultimate Approach:
- The Load In
- The Palm Switch
- The No Palm Approach
- Ungaffed #3
1971 The Esoterist 34
Karl Fulves In The Sleeve card openly placed in performer's sleeve turns out to be later selection varied by "Using Sleeves" (Karl Fulves, 1975) 1971 The Book of Numbers 29
Edward Marlo Signature Rush unknown sandwiched card turns out to be later signed selection, four methods 1972 Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 12) 92
Karl Fulves Direct Sandwich see also "Quadrille Notes" (Karl Fulves, 1970) 1973 Packet Switches (Part Two) 88
Karl Fulves Gambler's Switch card sandwiched at beginning 1973 Packet Switches (Part Two) 90
Alex Elmsley & Michael Skinner Miracle Worker between your palms 1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 204
Karl Fulves "X" Card To Wallet card with X on back is put in wallet in beginning, turns out to be signed card later 1973 Riffle Shuffle Technique - Preliminary Notes on Part Two 38
Karl Fulves Theory Transpo unknown card on table, ace between jacks, jacks vanish and card on table turns out to be the 2 jacks 1973 Notes From Underground 25
Karl Fulves Cased Card card in case turns out to be later signed selection, Between Your Palms variation 1973 Notes From Underground 40
Karl Fulves Locked Room card in metal box turns out to be later signed selection, second method with card case or envelope 1973 Notes From Underground 49
Harvey Rosenthal Tilt Prediction previously reversed card turns out to be later selection, two methods 1974 Epilogue (Issue 20) 183
Edward Marlo Marlo's Deal Switch 1975 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 3
Jerry Mentzer In Case kings and "mystery card" placed in case in beginning 1975 Card Cavalcade 3 11
Jim Lee Into the Case "Magical Lee" card placed in case in beginning is later selection, double backer 1975 Card Cavalcade 3 21
Karl Fulves Revised Prophecy joker turned over at beginning turns out to be later selection 1975 Methods with Cards - Part 1 57
Karl Fulves Using Sleeves two cards placed in sleeve, then card signed in deck, two cards removed from sleeve and one is signed selection, tape on sleeve for steal inspired by "In The Sleeve" (Karl Fulves, 1971),
"Split Second" (Karl Fulves, 1973)
1975 Methods with Cards - Part 3 199
Karl Fulves Speed With 7's card sandwiched in beginning in deck turns out to be later signed selection 1975 Methods with Cards - Part 3 222
Michael Carrion Mirage card placed under close-up mat, two cards chosen, one signed, card under mat turns out to be later signed selection, duplicate inspired by "Between Your Palms" (Alex Elmsley, 1973) 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10) 1044
Edward Marlo More Reversos three cards between four Aces turn out to be later selected card (collectors type) 1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 270
Edward Marlo No Way previously tabled card turns out to be later selection, becomes second selection, first from pocket 1976 Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 5) 69
Peter Duffie Card In Case... Transposition transposition with signed odd back card 1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 12) 289
Larry Jennings A Handling of "Between your Palms" 1977 Larry Jennings on Card & Coin Handling 39
Gene Maze Signed Card To Wallet signed card - effect 1977 Packet Switches (Part Five) 324
Harvey Rosenthal A Sandwich Switch 1977 Packet Switches (Part Three) 124
Harvey Rosenthal Tilt Sandwich I - V sandwiched card on top of deck 1977 Packet Switches (Part Three) 144
Karl Fulves Soliloquy single card on table turns out to be later signed card, sleeving, see also top of p. 36 for lapping method 1977 Impromptu Holdouts 33
Karl Fulves One Card Isn't two cards place face-down on table, then selection made and signed, one of original cards becomes selection 1978 Transpo Trix 68
Martin A. Nash The Sandwich Center mates on top, signed card presentation 1979 Sleight Unseen 393
Karl Fulves Null And Void card placed into case, selection underneath vanishes and earlier card inside is selection 1979 Jack In The Box 12
Edward Marlo The Unknown Card - It Can't Be card placed aside is later chosen selection, two methods 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 291
Gene Maze An Open Sandwich 1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 32
Kevin Davie Sign There signed card travels to other deck and changes back color 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 4) 826
Don Costello The DC Sandwich sandwiched card 1981 Side Steal 40
Karl Fulves Past Performance sandwiched card 1981 Side Steal 43
Karl Fulves Trapped in the Past sandwiched card 1981 Side Steal 40
Roger Crosthwaite The Eidetic Prediction card is placed in the box, spectator think of a card, that card is divined and later found to be the card put in the box in the beginning 1981 The Commercial Card Magic of Roger Crosthwaite 11
Roger Crosthwaite The Geiger Mystery card is located by sound, then it vanishes between two others and is found to be the card put in the case in the beginning inspired by "The Geiger Discovery" (Edward Marlo, 1970) 1981 The Commercial Card Magic of Roger Crosthwaite 18
Roger Crosthwaite The 2nd Geiger Mystery see also "The Geiger Discovery" (Edward Marlo, 1970) 1981 The Commercial Card Magic of Roger Crosthwaite 22
Edward Marlo Future Classic Double-Cross duplicates are produced, see Regal Aces 1983 Marlo without Tears 114
Edward Marlo The Four Eightses Classic four cards change to Aces, duplicates, Kings, with selection in pocket 1983 Marlo without Tears 214
Edward Marlo A Hull of a Trick inspired by "A Sandwich Approach" (Edward Marlo, 1975) 1983 Marlo without Tears 102
Edward Marlo The Money Card inspired by "Holding On" (Daryl Martinez, 1980),
see also "The Money Sandwich" (Edward Marlo, 1986)
1983 Marlo without Tears 29
Brother John Hamman The Signed Card 1983 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 14) 125
Jon Racherbaumer Future Trap faro, two handlings inspired by "Signus X 1" (Duffie & Sadowitz, Contemporary Card Magic9 1983 Facsimile (Issue 1) 24
Philip T. Goldstein Sans Fronds without palming inspired by "The Mystery Card" (Larry Jennings, 1986) 1984 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 96
Jerry Sadowitz Why Not 1984 Cards Hit 14
Larry Jennings The Mystery Card see also issue 2, p. 3 1984 West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 1) 9
Earl Nelson The Flying Signature odd-backed card turns out to be same as signed selection, then signature appears on it see also "Signa-Flite" (William P. Miesel, 1984),
"The Flying Signature, No Palm Method" (Frank Simon, 1984)
1984 West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 1) 56
Frank Simon The Flying Signature, No Palm Method odd-backed card turns out to be same as signed selection, then signature appears on it see also "The Flying Signature" (Earl Nelson, 1984) 1984 West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 1) 64
William P. Miesel Signa-Flite odd-backed card turns out to be same as signed selection, then signature appears on it, simplified variation inspired by "The Flying Signature" (Earl Nelson, 1984) 1984 West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 2) 41
J. C. Doty & Brother John Hamman Thanks to JH "The Signed Card" with a new switch 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 8) 1101
Tom Craven Blank(et) Prediction 1985 Best of Friends - Volume II 524
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate 1985 FISM Madrid 1985 5
Frederick Braue FB Change card placed aside at beginning is later selection 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 4
Frederick Braue Pre-Choice sandwiched unknown card becomes later selection 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 19
Larry Jennings The Mystery Card 1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 34
Larry Jennings The Pacoima Solution no signature 1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 50
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate 1986 Mix '86 6
David Regal The Divining Card 1987 Star Quality - The Magic of David Regal 176
David Regal The Divining Card 1987 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 1) 1301
Darwin Ortiz The Dream Card odd-backed "signed card" type effect, card to wallet see also "Commercial Method" (Edward Marlo, 1991),
"Day-Dream Card" (Edward Marlo & Darwin Ortiz, 1991),
varied by "The Airmail Card" (James Swain, 1996),
"Die Traumfrau" (Christoph Borer, 2006)
1988 Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 81
Larry Jennings Long Distance Sandwich sandwiched card from beginning becomes later selection 1988 The Cardwright 14
Kevin Bethea It's a Steal card in pocket turns out to be later signed one 1989 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 3) 1613
Brother John Hamman The Signed Card see also "Satirical Signed Card" (Edward Marlo, 1990) 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 47
Karl Fulves Kid Trix some blue-backed cards torn in half, card selected and signed from red deck, 2 blue-blacked halves restored and turned over - it is the spectator's signed card 1989 Prototype 44
Gary Kurtz Hypothetical Possibilities ambitious card, signature vanishes and reappears, wallet varied by "Hypothetical Possibilities" (Gary Kurtz, 1992) 1990 Unexplainable Acts 11
Edward Marlo Marlo's Lost Hull Version nine methods, some with double backer see also "The Signed Card" (Brother John Hamman, 1983) 1990 The Olram File (Issue 1) 1
Jay Sankey "#*@!" folded paper clipped card turns out to be later signed selection see also "The Green Card" (Denis Behr, 2011),
varied by "Card, Clip, Gasp" (Joshua Jay, 1999)
1990 100% Sankey 36
Edward Marlo Satirical Signed Card two methods, with commentary on "The Signed Card" see also "The Signed Card" (Brother John Hamman, 1989),
"Satirical Signed Card" (Edward Marlo, 1990)
1990 That's It 40
Edward Marlo Satirical Signed Card two methods see also "Satirical Signed Card" (Edward Marlo, 1990) 1990 Finally! 54
Randy Tanner The Dream Card Revisited no palming 1991 Card to Wallet 107
Karl Fulves "X" Card to Wallet 1991 Card to Wallet 26
Alex Elmsley Serendipity two unknown cards sandwiched between 3 of a kind turn out to be later selections 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 61
John Bannon Heart of the City card spectator cuts to is predicted, another signed selection travels to envelope which has been on table 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 13
Edward Marlo & Darwin Ortiz Day-Dream Card odd-backed card to wallet inspired by "The Dream Card" (Darwin Ortiz, 1988) 1991 The Olram File (Issue 9) 1
Edward Marlo Commercial Method odd-backed card to wallet, rough-smooth Mene-Tekel inspired by "The Dream Card" (Darwin Ortiz, 1988) 1991 The Olram File (Issue 9) 3
Jon Racherbaumer & Eric Eicher Road-Runner Sevens "Fast/Faster/Fastest", three phases, last phase "Hull Version" (signed card type), Six & Seven pseudo duplicates inspired by "Signus X II" (Peter Duffie, Close-up To The Point, 1984) 1991 Synergistic Sandwiches 8
Ken Krenzel The Fabulous Jumping Card two handlings 1992 The Collected Almanac (Section "") xiv
Jon Racherbaumer The Future Ain't What it Used to be 1992 Card Finesse II 235
Jon Racherbaumer & Peter Duffie Time-Warp Sandwich 1992 Card Finesse II 239
James Swain Technicolor Mystery red backed selection vanishes from between four blue backed kings and revealed to be mystery card previously put in pocket 1992 Don't Blink 107
Karl Fulves A Trap Cut sandwiched card in deck turns out to be later selection 1992 Deceptive Practices 42
Karl Fulves By Proxy prediction card reversed on top of face-up deck turns out to be later selection 1992 Deceptive Practices 68
Bob Gill The Race Is On odd-backed inspired by "Centre Forward" (Peter Duffie, Applications, 1993) 1992 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 3) 15
Marty Martini The Postcard prediction card in envelope turns out to be selection 1992 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 45) 807
Gary Kurtz Hypothetical Possibilities ambitious card, signature vanishes and reappears, wallet, revised handling inspired by "Hypothetical Possibilities" (Gary Kurtz, 1990) 1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 7
Jerry Sadowitz Impossible Prediction reversed card turns out to be selection made later 1993 The Marenzel Reverse 5
Allan Ackerman & Roger Klause The 76 Sandwich 1994 Las Vegas Kardma 112
Alex Elmsley A Problem with Duplicate Identities two cards are put on table, two selections are shown to be the same, then table cards are turned over and are unchanged 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 166
Alex Elmsley Pocketpick visible card in breatpocket turns out to be later selection 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 207
Billy McDonnell Tuned Fortune card put in box then two black queens change into red queens and card in case turns out to be selection inspired by "Reversal of Fourtune" (John Bannon, 1991) 1994 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 53) 971
Darwin Ortiz The Phantom Card signed card at two positions at the same time 1995 Cardshark 124
Darwin Ortiz The Psychotronic Card combo 1995 Cardshark 14
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate 1995 Connotes 7
Harold Cataquet No-Wallet Card to Pocket 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 8) 2682
Tom Daugherty Misdirection Segue 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 11) 2718
Paul Gordon Emergency Deam Card to pocket with color changing back 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 4) 2634
Joe Rindfleisch Signed Sandwich Special 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 8) 2680
Karl Fulves Jagged Edge prediction in case, selection made, it jumps out of deck halfway when riffled and is "torn off", second half is in case, with second "No Duplicate Method" 1996 New Card Rises 27
Tom Stone Occhamman Card "signed card" with mark on isolated card 1996 The Warpsmith Returns 39
Dominique Duvivier Past-Tense Prediction Card placed reversed in deck at the start of the trick turns out to be selected card all along, illogical 1996 Magie Duvivier 125
James Swain The Airmail Card Triumph done with signed card, this card is then removed from wallet with different back design and stamp inspired by "The Dream Card" (Darwin Ortiz, 1988) 1996 Miracles with Cards 1
Richard Paddon Mystery Card To Pocket handling of Jennings' Mystery Card 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 2) 2755
Karl Fulves The Chosen unknown sandwiched card cut in new pack order deck, card selected, in its place appears a blank card with X and sandwiched card is selection varied by "I, Vampire" (Karl Fulves, 1997) 1997 The Vampire Chronicles 16
Karl Fulves I, Vampire blank sandwiched card becomes chosen card, sandwich in deck, impromptu handling of "The Chosen", two methods inspired by "The Chosen" (Karl Fulves, 1997) 1997 The Vampire Chronicles 74
Christoph Borer Die Traumfrau card with different colored back in wallet, turns out to be later signed selection inspired by "The Dream Card" (Darwin Ortiz, 1988),
also published as "Die Traumfrau" (Christoph Borer, 2006)
1997 Seminar 1997 24
Peter Duffie Spirits Between Your Palms 1998 The Looking Glass (Issue 4) 149
Peter Duffie & Roberto Giobbi Trapped in the Future an unknown prediction card proves to be one of two selections inspired by "Signus XII" (Close-up to the Point, Peter Duffie, 1984) 2000 Card College - Volume 4 834
Karl Fulves Unsolved Disappearances two cards paper clipped face to face on deck, top half cut and turned over, spread and cards next to clipped cards remembered, they vanish and now are the clipped cards 2000 Lost Vampire Secrets 145
Steve Bedwell CARDiac Emergency dream card plot, card with emergency sticker on back inspired by "Emergency Card" (Randy Wakeman) 2000 Thick Schtick! 18
David Regal Exhibit "A" red-backed card placed on table in beginning turns out to be later signed selection 2002 Penumbra (Issue 3) 6
Roberto Giobbi The Endless Loop finding a card before it is selected see also "Timeline" (Roberto Giobbi, 2016) 2003 Card College - Volume 5 1269
Wesley James Ham and Ace Sandwich "beta", sandwiched prediction on top of deck, "kind of matches" selection a few times, then finally it is a selected card 2004 Enchantments 428
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate 2004 Applecture 9
Christoph Borer Die Traumfrau card with different colored back in wallet, turns out to be later signed selection inspired by "The Dream Card" (Darwin Ortiz, 1988),
also published as "Die Traumfrau" (Christoph Borer, 1997)
2006 Compilation 52
Jack Parker Trial Separation Two spectators selects a card each - realise they both somehow impossibly selected the same card, and Joker changes into selection. 2007 52 Memories 95
Steve Reynolds Unsigned Card Reworked handling of Hamman's Signed Card plot 2009 Route 52 31
Tyler Wilson Inspected Gadget signed selection appears folded in envelope that's put out at beginning 2010 Reinventing the Real 41
Tyler Wilson Schlorange unknown card is stuck to shirt, signed selection appears on deck, transforms into named four of a kind, shirt-card is signed card 2010 Reinventing the Real 49
John Guastaferro & Jack Carpenter Mr. E. Takes a Stroll in-the-hands variation inspired by "Mysterious" (Jack Carpenter, 1992) 2010 One Degree 25
Rich Aviles Middle Man card sticking out from deck turns out to be later selection by 2 spectators 2010 Above the Fold 30
Oliver Meech Unfolded Prediction Folded blank card in pocket has written predictions on it, it is unfolded later to show it is the signed selection itself 2010 Plot Twists 16
Tom Stone Waiting for a Sign thoughts, followed by handlings inspired by "The Signed Card" (Brother John Hamman, 1989) 2011 Maelstrom 151
Tom Stone Sign of the Count "signed card" with mark on isolated card 2011 Maelstrom 152
Tom Stone Crossed Sign "signed card" with mark on isolated card 2011 Maelstrom 153
Tom Stone & Henrik Holmberg Time Operator I joker placed aside, selection transforms into joker with card identity written on it, isolated joker is selection, no signature 2011 Maelstrom 154
Tom Stone Time Operator II joker placed aside, selection transforms into joker with card identity written on it, isolated joker is selection, no signature 2011 Maelstrom 158
Tom Stone Signed Transformation 2011 Maelstrom 161
Tom Stone Sign of the Boxer 2011 Maelstrom 162
Tom Stone Occhamman Card "signed card" with mark on isolated card 2011 Maelstrom 166
Tom Stone Occhamman Now! "signed card", isolated card marked with paper clip 2011 Maelstrom 171
Tom Stone Wooden Sign "signed card" with isolated card stapled to piece of wood 2011 Maelstrom 178
Tom Stone The Collective Blink byplay with joker that travels from table back into deck 2011 Maelstrom 180
Tom Stone Hip Hip Hurray! using hinged/flap card box 2011 Maelstrom 185
Denis Behr The Green Card folded odd-backed card turns out to be later signed selection inspired by ""#*@!"" (Jay Sankey, 1990),
varied by "Die Grüne Karte" (Denis Behr & Alexander de Cova, 2011)
2011 Handcrafted Card Magic - Volume 2 12
Helder Guimarães Cart Before the Horse 2011 Ontology Project 27
Denis Behr & Alexander de Cova Die Grüne Karte folded odd-backed card turns out to be later signed selection inspired by "The Green Card" (Denis Behr, 2011) 2011 Seminar-Leviten 5
Alex Hansford Mystery Card Card is selected and signed, odd-backed card shown to be the same card with different signature, signature then changes into spectator's signature 2016 Sprezzatura 22
Roberto Giobbi & Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Hofzinser's Triple Prediction three cards in handkerchief in spectator's hands, they turn out to be later signed selections, dropping double backers inspired by "Die Drei Kräfte" (Hofzinsers Kartenkünste),
see also "Winter-Sommer" (Hofzinser's Zauberkünste)
2016 Standup Card Magic 178