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Paul LePaul Deceptive Perception five red backed cards and one blue backed card change into five blue backed cards and one red backed card see also "Deceptive Perception" (Paul LePaul, 1985) 1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 135
Brother John Hamman The Mystic Nine nine b + 1 r become 9 r + 1 b 1958 The Card Magic of Bro. John Hamman S. M. 40
Larry Jennings The Changing of the Guard three cards are changed to match ace of spades see also "Royally Wild" (John C. Wagner, 1987) 1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 75
Edward Marlo Marlo's Wild Card one red-backed AS, blue-backed blank cards, condition reverses (red-backed blank card and blue aces), two methods varied by "Those Wild, Wild Aces" (Edward Marlo, 1971) 1968 Expert Card Conjuring 120
Edward Marlo Wild Selections three blank cards change to three selections one by one 1968 Expert Card Conjuring 125
Edward Marlo The Wild Purist red backed 3S, blue backed blank cards, condition reverses 1968 Expert Card Conjuring 126
Bruce Cervon Printout three blank cards are printed to match selection, see also Peter Bailey's idea of combining it with Roy Walton's 3 Card Monte Routine (Devil's Playthings) on page 64 see also "Never Give a Sucker an Even Break" (Roy Walton, 1969) 1969 Epilogue (Issue 7) 54
Aldini Roughly Wild Wild Card 1969 Roughingly Yours 11
Edward Marlo Those Wild, Wild Aces one red-backed AS, four blue-backed blank cards, condition reverses (red-backed blank card and all four blue aces), two methods inspired by "Marlo's Wild Card" (Edward Marlo, 1968) 1971 Those Wild, Wild Aces 1
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
Frank Garcia Wild Cards performer's signature multiplies 1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 25
Gerald Kosky Mental Thought Pin-Up Girls blank cards, pin up girls appear 1972 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 7 91
Derek Dingle Impromptu Wild Card 1972 Kabbala - Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 1) 4
Flip Hallema Flip's Wild Card 1972 Kabbala - Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 4) 25
Derek Dingle Wild Fire eight blue-backed blank cards, one regular red-backed card, red-backed becomes blank and blue-backed duplicates 1972 New Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 1) 1
Edward Marlo Wild Card Routine "An extended wild card routine to take it out of the ordinary", using standard set also published as "Unexpected Wild Card" (Edward Marlo, 1992) 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 58
Roy Walton Imprint blank cards become duplicates of selection 1974 Epilogue (Issue 21) 197
Larry Jennings Impromptu Wild Card 1975 Epilogue (Section "Special No 3 (Part 2)") 277
Flip Hallema Be-WILD-ering Cards wild card with different presentation 1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 8) 89
Karl Fulves No-Gaff Wild Card top few cards of deck change into duplicates, those then into royal flush, wild card changes back color 1975 Methods with Cards - Part 1 19
Karl Fulves Hole Wild Card Note C., packet of cards becomes holes, posed as problem 1975 Methods with Cards - Part 1 21
Jon Racherbaumer Hand-Out Wild Card sticker on blank card multiplies also published as "Hand-Out Wild Card" (Jon Racherbaumer, 1992) 1976 Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 3) 43
Nick Trost No-sleight Wild Card 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 28
Frank Garcia The "Basic" Wild Card Routine credit information 1977 Wildcard Miracles 7
Frank Garcia Routine #1 four double facers 1977 Wildcard Miracles 15
David Lederman Routine #2 four double facers 1977 Wildcard Miracles 21
Francis Carlyle "Examine the Card" apparently every card is examined, 4 double facers 1977 Wildcard Miracles 31
John Mueller The Jason Merle Over the Counter Miracle four double facers 1977 Wildcard Miracles 35
Frank Garcia Ever So Sleightly Different variant procedure, 4 double facers 1977 Wildcard Miracles 38
Ron Frost Wild Card Outdone double change, with a plastic wallet switch 1977 Wildcard Miracles 43
Larry Jennings The Magician's Magicians' Routine eight aces of spades change into face cards, ungaffed 1977 Wildcard Miracles 52
Michael Skinner & Ricky Jay & Dai Vernon Quick-Way Wild Card four double facers, for rebuttal of Ricky Jay claim see Pabular reference see also "Open Letter to Pabular" (Ricky Jay, 1977) 1977 Wildcard Miracles 59
Frank Garcia Anyone for Crazy Poker? nine ace of spades, transformed into to royal flushs in spades 1977 Wildcard Miracles 66
Bob Baxter "Patter Lines" 1977 Wildcard Miracles 68
Frank Garcia Factory Rejects blank cards are printed 1977 Wildcard Miracles 71
John Fedko Sleightless Version of the Wild Card four double facers 1977 Wildcard Miracles 74
Flip Hallema Dutch Treat four double facers, unusual routine 1977 Wildcard Miracles 80
Frank Garcia Bring Them Back Routine special kicker 1977 Wildcard Miracles 83
Frank Garcia & Fred Kaps Something Special wild card with signatures on blank cards 1977 Wildcard Miracles 87
Frank Garcia Routine for the Experts four double facers and 4 glued pairs with a short card (peek force cards) 1977 Wildcard Miracles 92
Harry G. Franke Surprise Wild Card last card changes to business card 1977 Wildcard Miracles 97
Frank Garcia The Mindreader's Wild Card cards with different presidents changes into selected name Lincoln 1977 Wildcard Miracles 102
Slydini The Slydini Version of Wild Card 1977 Wildcard Miracles 105
Shigeo Takagi Japanese Wild Card 1977 Wildcard Miracles 109
Bob Baxter Bobby Baxter's Wild Card with himber wallet switch 1977 Wildcard Miracles 113
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
Gary Alexander Himber Wallet Wildcard wallet at the end contains missing cards as climax 1977 Wildcard Miracles 121
Frank Garcia Coup de Grace front and back changes 1977 Wildcard Miracles 124
Unknown The Postage Stamp Mystery with stamps stuck to the faces 1977 Wildcard Miracles 127
Unknown Wild Card Goes Round with round cards 1977 Wildcard Miracles 127
Frank Garcia & Peter Kane 7 Card Monte Gypsy Curse handling 1977 Wildcard Miracles 128
Tommy Wonder The Pinnacle Routine Gypsy Curse handling detail 1977 Wildcard Miracles 138
Frank Garcia The Maximus Routine for the Experts Wild Card routine with big holes in all cards with ribbon penetration climax 1977 Wildcard Miracles 141
Martin A. Nash Priming the Pump Hamman Count 1979 Sleight Unseen 373
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
Slydini Slydini's Wild Card 1979 The Magical World of Slydini 25
Bernard Bilis Wild Card Combination gaffed but performed from a normal deck 1980 French Pasteboards 36
Al Leech Platform Wild Card 1980 Al Leech's Legacy 21
Gene Maze & Richard Kaufman To Be Wild, Or Not to Be Wild... front and back 1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 55
Gene Maze Wldness of the Wildest Kind blank then, small cards 1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 74
Philip T. Goldstein Simple Oscar 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 12) 954
Philip T. Goldstein Simple Thornton back changes as a kicker 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 12) 958
Derek Dingle The Wild Move 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 37
Derek Dingle Delightfully Deceptive backs change color 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 38
Derek Dingle DD on LJ's Wild Card impromptu 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 40
Derek Dingle Impromptu Wild Card 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 42
Derek Dingle The Gypsy Curse using larger cards varied by "Handling of Peter Kane's Gypsy Curse" (Dean Nicholas, 1993) 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 46
Jonathan Townsend Impromptu Wild Card four cards transform 1982 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 2) 595
Edward Marlo Marlo's Unforgetable Wild Card unforgettable, ungaffed cards varied by "The Mystic Card" (Randy Wakeman, 1987) 1982 Marlo's Unforgetable Wild Card 1
Edward Marlo A Commercial Tip wild card with business cards 1982 Marlo's Unforgetable Wild Card 18
Peter Marshall Really Wild Jokers 1983 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 8) 805
Brother John Hamman Wild All The Way four cards, four phases, gaffed 1983 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 14) 131
Edward Marlo All Blank Wild Card regular cards are made to change blank on both sides, examinable 1983 Marlo's Plus Package 1
Edward Marlo Second Routine regular cards change to blank and back to regular 1983 Marlo's Plus Package 14
Edward Marlo Simplex All Blanks several cards change to blank 1983 Marlo's Plus Package 19
Edward Marlo The Zerox Card 1983 Marlo's Plus Package 28
Louis Falanga Lake Tahoe Wild Cards 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 3) 894
Bob Farmer Wild Card Monte wild card routine with monte presentation 1984 Epoptica (Section "Yearbook") 316
William P. Miesel Stand-Up Wild Card two methods 1984 Epoptica (Section "Yearbook") 317
Daryl Martinez & Jon Racherbaumer Two-Bit Wild Card coin stickers multiply on blank cards, real coins appear leaving holes in cards, see credit correction on page 192 and page lxix varied by "Sticking Together" (Van McGee, 1995) 1984 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 19) 179
Willie Schneider Flash Surprise aces and one blank change to blanks and one ace 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 2) 1024
Shigeo Takagi Wilder Cards seven cards, double facers 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 8) 1096
Jean-Jaques Sanvert Wild Jokers Transposed four jokers change into aces one by one 1985 Best of Friends - Volume II 453
Martin Lewis Snowbird Three blank cards print to match randomly chosen card, then all change into a four of a kind 1985 Martin's Miracles 49
Paul LePaul Deceptive Perception different presentation for reference, five red backed cards and one blue backed card change into five blue backed cards and one red backed card see also "Deceptive Perception" (Paul LePaul, 1949) 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 17
Larry Jennings Impromptu Wildcard 1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 168
Millard Longman Impromptu Wild Card Variation 1986 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 2) 1175
John C. Wagner Gypsy Curse Variation adding phases from Emerson&West's Color Monte and Martin Lewis' Sidewalk Shuffle 1987 The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 116
John C. Wagner Royally Wild seven jokers change into mates of selection, then into royal flush, ungaffed inspired by "The Changing of the Guard" (Larry Jennings, 1967),
"Impromptu Wild Card" (Larry Jennings, 1975)
1987 The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 129
Randy Wakeman The Mystic Card with sucker gag kicker inspired by "Marlo's Unforgetable Wild Card" (Edward Marlo, 1982) 1987 Special Effects 8
Bruce Cervon Print Out three blank cards are printed to match selection 1988 The Cervon File 215
Bernard Bilis Wild to the 2nd Power four Aces change to selections 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 12) 1577
Bruce Cervon Really Wild ungaffed 1988 The Cervon File 105
Darwin Ortiz Darwin's Wild Card varied by "New Darwin's Wild Card" (Darwin Ortiz, 2012) 1988 Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 123
Jose Carroll The Unwary Cheater or The Nine Card Monte, ungaffed varied by "Perfect 9-Card-Monte" (Alexander de Cova, 1998) 1988 52 Lovers 47
Shinichi Arai Triangle-Circle-Square blank cards, wild card with geometrical shapes 1988 New Magic Of Japan 77
Brother John Hamman The Mystic Nine nine black and one red become nine red and one black 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 213
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
Paul Cummins The Workingman's Wild Card 1990 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 13 No. 11) 1855
John Bannon Wild in the Straights Monte Routine with five cards (4 jokers & selection), transform to royal flush as climax 1990 Impossibilia 33
John Bannon Return of the Magnificent Seven ungaffed 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 127
Jon Racherbaumer Why is the Odd Card so Queer? ten blue-backed cards, one red-backed selection, back-condition reverses 1992 Card Finesse II 213
Jon Racherbaumer Author's Note 1992 The Wild Card Kit
Jon Racherbaumer Introduction credit information on the plot 1992 The Wild Card Kit 1
Peter Kane Watch the Ace! also published as "Watch the Ace!" (Peter Kane, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Vol. 19 No. 8) 1992 The Wild Card Kit 2
Flip Hallema & Jon Racherbaumer The Presentation Dilemma how to present Wild Card 1992 The Wild Card Kit 6
Edward Marlo Marlo's Meta-Phase layout sequence 1992 The Wild Card Kit 29
Slydini Thee-Card Transformations two regular cards and one double facer
- Standard
- Sly Version (Slydini)
- Alternative Handling
1992 The Wild Card Kit 38
Unknown Paint-Brush Change for Wild Card sequence 1992 The Wild Card Kit 44
Unknown Finessed Change for Wild Card 1992 The Wild Card Kit 47
Flip Hallema Fazes of Flip five phases 1992 The Wild Card Kit 50
Gene Castillon & Mike Dubreuil Taming the Wild Card "Easy Wild Card"
- Introducing the Cards
- First Transformations
- Magical Reversal Phase
- Final Transformations
1992 The Wild Card Kit 53
Edward Marlo Marlo's Climactic Display final display, with Olram Subtlety 1992 The Wild Card Kit 57
Jon Racherbaumer Thanks to Corvello! inspired by "The Wild Move!" (Derek Dingle, marketed),
"Hexagram" (Corvello, marketed by Ken Brooke)
1992 The Wild Card Kit 61
Corvello & Derek Dingle & Jon Racherbaumer Suddenly Wild! 1992 The Wild Card Kit 63
Paul Diamond "All of a Sudden" 1992 The Wild Card Kit 64
Robert Walker Wild Walker (by Walker? No credit) 1992 The Wild Card Kit 68
Edward Marlo Unexpected Wild Card also published as "Wild Card Routine" (Edward Marlo, 1974) 1992 The Wild Card Kit 71
Jon Racherbaumer Hand-Out Wild Card sticker on blank card multiplies also published as "Hand-Out Wild Card" (Jon Racherbaumer, 1976) 1992 The Wild Card Kit 76
Milton Kort Select Bibliography Wild Card in print 1992 The Wild Card Kit 79
Michael Close We're all B*z*s on this Bus clown faces appear on blank cards 1993 Workers Number 3 104
Dean Nicholas Handling of Peter Kane's Gypsy Curse written up by Anthony Owen inspired by "The Gypsy Curse" (Derek Dingle, 1982) 1993 New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 4) 18
Andy Maas Professional 9-Card-Monte see also "The Unwary Cheater" (Jose Carroll, 1988) 1993 Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 2 No. 4) 50
Gene Maze Wild Card Nos. 1 & 2 No. 1: front and backs change
No. 2: routine with three selections
1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 158
Alexander de Cova Wild Card Exclusiv inspired by "The Tamed Card" (Tommy Wonder, 1996) 1994 Secrets No. 1 23
R. Paul Wilson Wild With The Ladies ungaffed 1995 The Little Black Book 10
Steve Hamilton In The Hands Wild Card 1995 The Little Black Book 19
Stephen Tucker The Xerox Effect signature multiplies on blank cards 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 8) 2683
Paul Cummins The Workingman's Wild Card 1996 from a shuffled deck in use... Part One 11
Brother John Hamman The Really Wild Nine-Card Trick nine b + 1 r become 9 r + 1 b 1996 Card College - Volume 2 321
Miguel Gomez Wild By Twos ungaffed 1996 The Looking Glass (Issue 2) 69
Tommy Wonder The Tamed Card using double facers, sticky card, no table required 1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 183
Michael Close & Shigeo Takagi You Hue spectator's name is duplicated, using name index, variation on Takagi's "The Wild Blanks" 1996 Workers Number 5 16
Dominique Duvivier Printing Wild Card routine varied by "Buchrücken-Färbung" (Christoph Borer, 2016) 1996 Magie Duvivier 27
Tommy Wonder The Creative Process how he developed "The Tamed Card" 1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 181
Harry Lorayne Real Wild Cards 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 12) 2151
Larry Jennings Seven-Card Monte Gypsy Curse 1997 Jennings '67 131
Karl Fulves The Convert four cards all become bite marks 1997 The Vampire Chronicles 61
Thomas Alan Waters Gypsy Cursive 1997 Virtual Foolery 29
Bruce Cervon Wild Card 1998 Hard-Boiled Mysteries 105
Alexander de Cova Perfect 9-Card-Monte with 3-card-monte intro inspired by "The Unwary Cheater" (Jose Carroll, 1988) 1998 Secrets No. 2 33
Ron Bauer Sudden Death Gypsy Curse 2000 Sudden Death Gypsy Curse 1
David Regal The Color of Science red joker turns blue kings red 2002 Constant Fooling 1 83
Darwin Ortiz & Peter Kane & Fred Kaps Beat the Devil ungaffed Gypsy Course handling, tarot cards 2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 196
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Everywhere And Nowhere #3 an additional nine cards change into selection 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 122
Wesley James Watch the Wild Ace "final", double-face & split-faced, indifferent cards change into an ace of each suit, then all into aces of clubs inspired by "Watch the Ace!" (Peter Kane, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Vol. 19 No. 8) 2004 Enchantments 461
Syd Segal T(w)oo Wild Jokers three joker change into kings to match selection 2005 Full Metal Jacket 14
Max Maven* Blanket 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 407
Nick Trost Bigfoot footprints appear on blank cards 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 211
Al Thatcher & Nick Trost Al Thatcher's Version inspired by "Bigfoot" (Nick Trost, 2008) 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 216
Tom Hubbard & Nick Trost Tom Hubbard's Version inspired by "Bigfoot" (Nick Trost, 2008) 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 218
Ken Krenzel Facial selection reverses and comes to top, then small packet printing and unprinting 2009 Relaxed Impossibilities 117
Steve Beam Super Vision packet with eight 9s changes to 6s 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 183
Fred Kaps The Program is Wild idea for wild card plot 2010 Secret Agenda (Section "Aug 29") 259
Oliver Meech Changing Expressions Wild Card routine with passport photographs 2010 Plot Twists 62
Darwin Ortiz New Darwin's Wild Card updated handling inspired by "Darwin's Wild Card" (Darwin Ortiz, 1988) 2012 Lessons in Card Mastery 261