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Unknown The Shower of Aces deck changes into all aces 1876 Modern Magic 97
Conus The Shower of Aces many aces appear at named number (faced-deck turnover at-any-number method) 1889 Tricks with Cards 110
Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin The Protean Pack three selections, "General Pack" 1889 Tricks with Cards 140
Unknown All Red - All Black with electric deck 1890 More Magic 20
Unknown Rouge et Noir card riffled through are all red, then all black, small incomplete faro condition for impromptu svengali deck principle 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 69
Unknown "Das Verwandlungsspiel" deck shown normal, than it changes into duplicates of one picture card, than another, then back to normal 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 137
Unknown "How Many Aces Would You Like?" deck changes into all Aces 1909 The Art of Magic 70
Unknown Finale deck thrown in audience becomes shower of colored tissue butterflies 1936 Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 163
Ralph W. Hull Mirage Deck deck changes in duplicates of selection, svengali/mirage deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 253
Unknown Tearing the Deck five methods to tear a full deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 354
Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin The Protean Pack of Cards full deck changes to duplicates of three selections, deck of divided cards, with deck switch 1938 Greater Magic 490
Robert Weill I'm Sorry! three spectators note cards, they are the same and become blank, then deck transforms into chart of letter (eye examination test) 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 54) 387
Tan Hock Chuan & Edward Bagshawe R. & S. Optica Deck deck shown, then it changes back color and all cards are alike, partial rough-smooth inspired by "Optica Deck" by Edward Bagshawe 1948 Rough & Smooth Possibilities 12
Maurice Howarth Tarantula pips from four card vanish step by step and appear on strip of paper see also "The Spider" (Stanley Collins, 1915),
"The Williamised Spider" (Billy McComb, 1972),
"The Pip-Eating Spider" (Tommy Wonder & Billy McComb & Stanley Collins, 1976)
1953 The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 290) 1158
Edward Marlo Uses for Half Forcing Deck see at bottom 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 68
Alton Sharpe & Billy McComb Blank Surprise all cards become blank except selection 1969 Expert Card Mysteries 141
Edward Marlo The Wrong Deck deck is shown as double backed, then double faced, then blank, then normal 1970 Hierophant (Issue 4) 207
Val Andrews Cutting the Deck! No. 5, deck actually cut in two halfs, gag 1970 (ca.) The Idiot at the Card Table 5
Edward Marlo The Wild Deck "Bonus Effect", four aces removed from deck and changed to blank cards, then whole deck becomes blank 1971 Those Wild, Wild Aces 5
Edward Marlo They're All Alike ambitious type routine shown, people think they're all the same, but they're all blank 1972 Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 8) 62
Billy McComb The Williamised Spider pips from deck vanish and appear on napkin see also "The Spider" (Stanley Collins, 1915),
"Tarantula" (Maurice Howarth, 1953),
"The Pip-Eating Spider" (Tommy Wonder & Billy McComb & Stanley Collins, 1976)
1972 I Did It My Way 2
Brother John Hamman Out Of Print two selections on table turn blank on both sides as they are repeatably turn over and back to normal, same with full deck also published as "Out of Print" (Brother John Hamman, 1989) 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 7th Folio) 536
Scotty York & Richard Himber York's Stab Surprise razor blade card trick, see Surprise Stab Revisited for an updated version see also "Surprise Stab Revisited" (Scotty York & Richard Himber, 1975) 1973 Kabbala - Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 6) 42
William Larsen & T. Page Wright Trick #4 backs change from red to blue, cards become blank and back to normal also published as in "Random Conceptions with Cards" (ca. 1930) 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 11) 789
Scotty York & Richard Himber Surprise Stab Revisited razor blade card trick see also "York's Stab Surprise" (Scotty York & Richard Himber, 1973) 1975 Lecture 36
Tommy Wonder & Billy McComb & Stanley Collins The Pip-Eating Spider published under "Jos Bema" see also "Tarantula" (Maurice Howarth, 1953),
"The Williamised Spider" (Billy McComb, 1972)
1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 10) 272
Paul Harris Solid Deception varied by "Rock Around" (Stephen Tucker, 1984),
"The Omni Deck" (Danny Korem & Jerry Andrus, 1985)
1976 Paul Harris Reveals Some Of His Most Intimate Secrets 1
Tommy Wonder Falling Pips pips on cards "fall" to one end when cards are tapped on table varied by "Footsteps" (Stephen Tucker & David Britland, 1984) 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 2) 806
Steve Beam Push Thru Dollar coin visibly penetrates cased deck, all cards have holes except selection, using Pancake Coin 1981 Steve Beam On Coins - Volume I 29
Gene Castillon Spellbinder kings spelled out, then aces found, kings change back color, rest of deck all jokers 1981 The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 73
Don England Folds Flat For Packing reverse of "Dehydrated Deck" inspired by "The Dehydrated Deck" (Paul Harris, 1976) 1981 Don England's T.K.O.'s (Section "Clubs") 24
Paul Harris Torn and Restored Deck using Hamman's "Micro Macro" method 1981 Close-up Fantasies Finalé 169
Michael Ammar Squeeze Play deck becomes crooked 1982 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 1 23
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 1982 12/12 3
Paul Harris Screwed Deck deck (cut in two parts) is screwed together varied by "Improvised Screwed Deck (revised)" (Paul Harris, 1996) 1983 A Close-Up Kinda Guy 76
David Regal Audacity Based deck changes back color and suits are changed to reverse colors printing (spades and clubs red, hearts and diamonds black) 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 9) 963
Meir Yedid Point the Way arrow appears printed on backs of cards and points to selection 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 11) 994
Stephen Tucker & David Britland Footsteps Deck cannot be squared properly, cards keep sticking out - when forced to be square by tapping on deck, all the pips fall to one side of the deck inspired by "Falling Pips" (Tommy Wonder, 1980) 1984 The Card-Mad-gic of Stephen Tucker 4
Stephen Tucker Rock Around Ambitious card, but deck is then revealed to be wrapped in rubberbands around all the edges (Paul Harris's Solid Deception ending, with rubberbands) inspired by "Solid Deception" (Paul Harris, 1976) 1984 The Card-Mad-gic of Stephen Tucker 17
Paul Harris Unhinged full deck in case is folded in half 1984 Close-up Seductions 101
Nick Pudar "Block"Buster Ace Assembly at the end all packets are glued together ala solid deception 1985 Best of Friends - Volume II 241
Danny Korem & Jerry Andrus The Omni Deck short Ambitious Card routine ending with clear block of glass inspired by "Solid Deception" (Paul Harris, 1976) 1985 Korem without Limits 153
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 Untitled two cards chosen by counting to a number, they're mates, rest is blank 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 19
Jay Sankey Meltdown cards in case are wrapped in aluminum foil which reappears as finale 1986 Sankey Panky 70
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 A Point Well Made whole deck is penetrated, one card has no hole 1987 Star Quality - The Magic of David Regal 19
Randy Wakeman & Scotty York Mini Surprise Stab miniature deck, two methods, deck shredded, based on York's "Surprise Stab" 1987 Special Effects 18
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 1988 Das Phil Goldstein Seminar 8
Jay Sankey Gift of the Magi deck transforms into gift-wrapped bundle with ribbon 1990 100% Sankey 81
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 1990 NYCANOTES 3
John Bannon & Richard Himber The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Card Trick in case all cards are shredded to pieces by themselves except selection inspired by Richard Himber's "Surprise Stab" 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 74
Alexander de Cova & Scotty York 1. Scotty York's Razor Blade Card Trick as deck switch application 1991 Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1 No. 4) 8
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 1991 Music City Conclave 1992 Notes 11
Christoph Borer & Thomas Otto Tear Off corner is torn from selection, card is then restored and all the other cards have a corner missing also published as "Cutting Corners" (Christoph Borer & Thomas Otto, 2000),
"Tear Off" (Christoph Borer, 2006),
"Tear Off" (Christoph Borer, 2016)
1991 Magie 10
Ken Brooke The Ken Brooke Routine with Joe Stuthard's Trilby Deck - Part Three edited reprint from Brooke's magazine "Routine" (1950), card to top, jumps from packet to packet, all cards shown alike, ends clean 1993 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 5) 16
Philip T. Goldstein Rules of the Game different colored back prediction matches selection, with a full deck of jokers as climax varied by "Gaming the Rules" (Jon Racherbaumer, 2009) 1993 The Minotaur (Vol. 5 No. 4) 1
Alex Elmsley Signing Off performer names card an position, then all cards have performer's signature 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 189
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
John Riggs File Card signed card, deck is shown every card has a label, signed card is marked as "Your Card" 1995 The Magic of John Riggs 35
Simon Lovell The "Heartless" Deck whole deck has a large whole in the center 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 4) 2636
Tommy Wonder Falling Pips pips on cards "fall" to one end when cards are tapped on table 1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 123
Tommy Wonder & Stanley Collins & Billy McComb The Pip-Eating Spider pips of pip card vanish until only indices are left 1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 157
Paul Harris Solid Deception short ambitious card sequence, deck is glued to single solid block climax 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Section "Paul Harris Reveals some of his most Int...") 107
Paul Harris The Fluffer Deck name of spectator vanishes from single card an appears across whole spread of cards 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Section "New Stuff") 47
Paul Harris Torn and Restored Deck using Hamman's "Micro Macro" method 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Section "Close-up Fantasies Finale") 71
Paul Harris Improvised Screwed Deck (revised) deck (cut in 2 parts) is screwed together inspired by "Screwed Deck" (Paul Harris, 1983) 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Section "Close-up Kinda Guy") 99
Paul Harris Unhinged full deck in case is folded in half 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Section "Close-up Seductions") 177
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 1996 Desert Seminar Notes 10
Dominique Duvivier Print a Bit Three blank cards print to match selections, then whole deck turns blank 1996 Magie Duvivier 166
David Neighbors Fusion Aces cutting the aces, as climax four glued blocks with aces on top 1996 The Minotaur (Vol. 8 No. 2) 1
Anthony Owen Magic for the Rest of the Week using skin cream as open daub type item for pseudo explanation, all other cards are "wrinkled" at finale 1997 Virtual Foolery 23
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, in english and french 1998 Montreal Lecture Notes - Notes de Conférence 8
Brian Kloske Danger Deck hole appears in deck signed selection ends up in performers mouth 1998 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 70) 1471
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 1999 Rocky Notes 8
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 1999 Baltimore Notes 8
Christoph Borer & Thomas Otto Cutting Corners corner is torn from selection, card is then restored and all the other cards have a corner missing also published as "Tear Off" (Christoph Borer & Thomas Otto, 1991),
"Tear Off" (Christoph Borer, 2006),
"Tear Off" (Christoph Borer, 2016)
2000 Concertos for Pasteboard 13
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 2000 Missouri Notes 8
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 2000 Texas Notes 8
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Mysterious Pack Of Cards entire deck changes into duplicates of three selections one after the other inspired by Protean Pack (Robert-Houdin) 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 114
John Carney Mercurial Cards face card changes a few times, deck becomes all backs, blank and normal again 2002 The Book of Secrets 180
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 2002 Mawny Notes 8
David Ben Wonder Coin coin through hand, coin above chose card, melts through cards in second phase leaving hole, see also Bob Farmer's "Journey to the Center of the Deck" (Linking Ring Sep. 1983) 2003 Tricks 85
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 2003 Singapore Notes 9
Wesley James A Vision or a Dream? "final", thought of card, spectator does some procedure according to value and suit of card, at the end all cards are blank except selection inspired by "Mind Reader's Dream" (Bob Hummer) 2004 Enchantments 438
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 Tear Off corner is torn from selection, card is then restored and all the other cards have a corner missing also published as "Tear Off" (Christoph Borer & Thomas Otto, 1991),
"Cutting Corners" (Christoph Borer & Thomas Otto, 2000),
"Tear Off" (Christoph Borer, 2016)
2006 Compilation 86
Benjamin Earl Hand Built by Trees (handling of Joel Givens' Laser Aces) gambling demonstrations with aces, pack then revealed to be 4 solid blocks with aces at the face of each 2007 Seeing with Photo-Electric Eyes 14
Bill Abbott Blockbuster three selections, all become in some way mutilated (kiss imprint, hole, name on back...), all other cards blank 2008 Cocktail Card Magic 11
Bill Abbott Ctrl+Alt+Delete deck becomes plexi glass, Omni Deck 2008 Cocktail Card Magic 18
Helder Guimarães Three Progressive Choices (or "The trick I would perform to José Quesoyyo, Miguel Ajo and Woody Aragon")
3 cards chosen and found in different ways, faces become blank in the end
inspired by "Finger Flicker" (Pit Hartling, 2003) 2008 (ca.) Don't Xerox Lecture Notes 23
Jon Racherbaumer Gaming the Rules "no joker" prediction with a full deck of jokers as climax inspired by "Rules of the Game" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1993) 2009 Ten Card Mysteries Anneman Would Have Loved 10
John Guastaferro Free Will Refutation four cards predicted on business cards and chosen via Gemini Twins procedure, rest of deck blank also published as "Gemini Prediction" (John Guastaferro) 2009 Ten Card Mysteries Anneman Would Have Loved 16
Tom Stone Subliminal Persuasion secret message appears as cards are riffled, nudist deck presentation 2010 Vortex 21
John Guastaferro Truth in Advertising spectator selects only printed card in blank deck, then back of selection changes and blank-printed-situation reverses 2010 One Degree 3
Andi Gladwin Omni Deck Climax climax for Open Travelers in which whole deck becomes invisible/transparent 2010 One Degree 52
Helder Guimarães Three Progressive Choices three cards chosen and found in different ways, faces become blank in the end 2011 Reflections 83
John Guastaferro Here, There, & in there Minds blank deck finale 2013 Discoveries & Deceptions 26
Roberto Giobbi & Richard Himber A New Look at Himber's Razor Deck Trick razor blade card trick 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 101
John Lovick My Dream of Mind Reading blank deck finale, credit information inspired by "Mindreader's Dream" (Bob Hummer, 1952),
varied by "On "My Dream of Mind Reading"" (Anton van Helden, 2016)
2016 The Performance Pieces & Divertissements of the Famous Ha... 115
Anton van Helden On "My Dream of Mind Reading" blank deck finale, thought-of card is only printed one inspired by "Mindreader's Dream" (Bob Hummer, 1952),
"My Dream of Mind Reading" (John Lovick, 2016)
2016 The Performance Pieces & Divertissements of the Famous Ha... 118
Christoph Borer Razored Deck - Für Salon und Bühne razor blade card trick 2016 21 149
Christoph Borer Tear Off corner is torn from selection, card is then restored and all the other cards have a corner missing also published as "Tear Off" (Christoph Borer & Thomas Otto, 1991),
"Cutting Corners" (Christoph Borer & Thomas Otto, 2000),
"Tear Off" (Christoph Borer, 2006)
2016 21 228
John Guastaferro Virus all backs, all blanks, normal, with blank card that says "Virus" inspired by "Troubleshooter" (John Guastaferro, Brainstorm, 2003) 2017 En Route 11