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Tom Bowyer Publicity Trick back of business card with playing card back changes color 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 8) 31
Dr. Jacob Daley Use for Score Card changes into regular card 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 20) 110
Unknown Reversed Color Surprise card reverses and changes back color, sticky card 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 110
Unknown Diachylon Super Color Change card found with think stop procedure, back changes, sticky card 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 110
Frank Lane Double Backed Card Routine back of selection changes, ambitious card phase, count-down phase, card reverses, double index gaff and double backer 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 118
Dai Vernon Chameleon Backs two odd-backed cards, back color transposes, red-blue double backer 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 125
Jess Kelly The Sympathetic Card blue backed card changes to red when rubbed on red deck, red-blue double backer 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 129
Unknown A Color Change back of chosen card changes, short card 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 311
William H. McCaffrey Color Changing Backs two decks with different colors, various selections change colors of backs and back 1938 Greater Magic 295
Clayton Rawson The Card from Hell selection turns over and becomes different back color 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 46) 311
Al Leech An Ambitious Card Climax 1949 For Card Men Only 25
Al Leech A Quick Opener 1949 For Card Men Only 29
Al Leech A Hot Card Trick chicago opener 1950 / 2004 A Last Look at Leech 10
H. K. Becker Super Fillip back of card changes inspired by "Fillip!" (Bruce Elliott, 1949) 1951 The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 242) 969
Cliff Green Carduplication card peeked at, five cards including selection removed, selection vanishes, odd-backed duplicate from pocket, changes back to match deck 1961 Professional Card Magic 154
Larry Jennings The Turncoat ace of spades vanishes, turns over, changes back, ... in small packet 1969 Expert Card Mysteries 44
John Howie Brainwave Bet odd-backed unkown card inserted in deck, spectator names correct card, clean-up anti-climax follows, red-blue double backer 1969 Epilogue (Issue 6) 41
Karl Fulves As A Force card is selected and shuffled in deck, spectator should now also remember card next to his selection which is forced and can have different back 1970 Faro & Riffle Technique (Section "First Supplement") 54
Marvin Johnson Blue Dice two numbers generated with dice, two spectators select cards and remove cards according to their numbers, both spectators selected the same card and it has different colored back inspired by "The Trio" (Sidney Lawrence, 1959),
"Blue Phantom" (Ben Christopher*, 1969),
see also "Riffle Shuffle Control" (Karl Fulves, 1978)
1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 2) 387
Allan Ackerman Axing the Aces backs of aces change color 1971 The Esoterist 24
Charles Hudson A Horse of a Different Color card changes back in sandwich 1971 Hierophant (Section "5-6") 272
Mike Rogers Still Avid color changing back kicker 1971 Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 2) 10
Derek Dingle The DD Color-Changing Aces see also "New Double Color-Changing Aces" (Derek Dingle, 1982) 1971 Dingle's Deceptions with Cards and Coins 18
Peter Alexis* Strange reversed Ace of Spades ends up next to selection, then changes back color inspired by "Contrary Cards" (Ed Thiele*, 1971) 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 10) 439
Frank Everhardt Chicago Opener see also "Eca Tuoba Ecaf" (Eric Mason & Frank Everhardt, 1976),
varied by "Open Ended" (Karl Fulves, 1994)
1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 13
Walter Rollins & Jerry Mentzer Unexpected Surprise four of five cards vanish, with odd-backed card variation see also "No Pile" (Eddie Fechter, 1979) 1972 Card Cavalcade 31
Karl Fulves Computer cards spelled out, the deck is always wrong, color-changing back kicker inspired by "Master Deck" (Frank Thompson),
"Infernal Machine" (Robert E. Neale, 1970)
1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 1) 570
Karl Fulves Chromatic Aces Ace is cut to and back changes 1973 Packet Switches (Part Two) 87
Karl Fulves Turncoat front and back changes on top of deck 1973 Packet Switches (Part Two) 86
Unknown Chicago Style variation of Chicago Opener 1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 15
Jerry Mentzer Odd Color Four and One basically Hamman's Mystic Nine with five cards, inspired by Nick Trost's "Four and One Trick", color changing back kicker of selection 1974 Card Cavalcade II 136
Martin A. Nash Ear Full of Cider three cards, different backs jump around 1975 Ever So Sleightly 111
Kevin Fox We'll Ring You after the deck is removed from the case a die is tipped out, a coin appears under a card,the back of the card changes color, then the die and the coin vanish 1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 9) 101
Ed Eckl Madness With the Ascanio Spread several presentations, one with special "drag" card
- A Xmas Calculator
- Alice Blue Gown
see also "Computation" (Fred Robinson & Ed Eckl, 2009) 1975 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 1) 154
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 Half In blue backed card sandwiched between red cards changes to red, as application of using a half card 1975 Methods with Cards - Part 2 137
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 Switching Backs chosen card changes back color 1975 Methods with Cards - Part 3 214
Roy Walton Warpaint selection changes into same card as previously signed card, signed card then changes back color 1975 Some Late Extra Card Tricks 13
Roger Smith Mental Reverse IV selection has odd-backed back as kicker, with four variations inspired by "Mental Reverse" (Edward Marlo, 1953),
see also "Mental Reverse Five" (Roger Smith, 1974),
varied by "Mental Reverse IV - In the Wallet" (Roger Smith, 1975)
1975 Bonus Extra - Revised 1
Ken Krenzel & Derek Dingle & Matt Coran Visual Reverse and Color Change tunnel effect, card reverses, back changes color and eventually whole deck changes color, probably Matt Corin see also "Dingle's Tunnel-Change" (Derek Dingle, 1975) 1975 (ca.) Additional Deceptions 5
Doug Alker & George Blake Double Monte with extra card, second variation with color changing back kicker 1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 12) 294
Paul Harris The Bizarre Twist! card perpendicular between two other cards turns visually over, color changing back kicker ("The Bizarre Routine") see also "Twistrap" (Sam Schwartz, 1978),
"The Bizarre Vanish" (Paul Harris, 1981),
varied by "Cros Twist" (Daniel Cros, 1978),
"Bizarre Transposition" (Marvin Leventhal, 1995)
1976 Paul Harris Reveals Some Of His Most Intimate Secrets 73
Karl Fulves Celestial Navigation red-backed and boxed card is selected from blue deck see also "Celestial Navigation" (Karl Fulves, 1978) 1977 Packet Switches (Part Four) 237
Gene Maze Experiment #2 four cards, four predictions change back color 1977 Packet Switches (Part Four) 251
Karl Fulves Further Solution see "Experiment #2" 1977 Packet Switches (Part Four) 252
Karl Fulves Dragon's Curse prediction, reverse, back change 1977 Packet Switches (Part Four) 245
Karl Fulves Black on Blue spectator shuffles small packets, all change to black, four change back color 1977 Packet Switches (Part Four) 255
Karl Fulves Color Cubed front and back change 1977 Packet Switches (Part Four) 273
Gene Maze Illusion Only red-backed card turns blue and back red again 1977 Packet Switches (Part Five) 340
Ken Krenzel Force-Eps Royal Marriages with four aces back change kicker 1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 174
Ken Krenzel Caught Red-Handed "Magic Bullet" with color changing back kicker 1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 82
Ken Krenzel Turn Blue 1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 70
Brother John Hamman The Two Card Trick see also "Two-Card Trick, Revisited" (Tom Mullica & Brother John Hamman, 1985) 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 3) 32
Philip T. Goldstein Remembrance of Cards Past short ambitious card sequence, back of card changes 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 11) 128
Richard Kaufman Colorise back changes visibly 1978 On the Up and Up 20
Kevin Davie Signachange signed card turns over and changes color of the back 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 8) 559
Karl Fulves Final Phase I at end of transposition sequence both cards change back color 1978 Transpo Trix 34
Karl Fulves Final Phase II at end of transposition sequence both cards change back color 1978 Transpo Trix 35
Karl Fulves Radio Cards at end of transposition sequence one card changes back color, then the backs transpose 1978 Transpo Trix 37
Karl Fulves Card Problem named card on top of deck changes back color and back, posed as problem 1978 Interlocutor (Issue 22) 85
Edward Marlo & Baltazar Fuentes Flexible Visual Change sandwiched card changes visibly, back changes also, sliding method, two methods 1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 84
Karl Fulves Redexpress signed card changes back color, backs transpose 1979 Teleportation Notes 8
Roy Walton Through the Centuries Of Time 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 9) 907
Philip T. Goldstein Simple Thornton back changes as a kicker 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 12) 958
Les Emberg & Allan Ackerman & Edward Marlo Overkill see also "Prediction Surprise & Clock Combination" (Edward Marlo, 1971) 1980 Close-up Fantasies - Book I 73
Michael Ammar Bluefield Debute selection transforms blue, red mate in card case also published as "Bluefield Debut" (Michael Ammar, 1991) 1980 Encore I 19
Danny Korem Color Changing Eidetic Sandwich card in tabled sandwich changes visibly, then back changes 1981 The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 63
Karl Fulves Joker Thot joker is cut face down into the deck and changes into named card, also back changes 1981 Milennium Aces 46
Philip T. Goldstein Quasimodo three jokers and one normal card are mixed, monte type premise, normal card's back changes red and then blue again with comedic presentation, red/blue double backer 1981 Quasimodo / A Fine Mesh 3
Ken Simmons Technicolor Playing Against Odds spectator selects right card from odd-backed 5-card packet to complete blackjack hand, then this card changes back color to match 1981 Cards - With a Different Touch 53
Jack McMillen Shade Work apparently deck is marked, three cards are named without turning over, then mark is shown to be different colored back 1981 Sleights & Swindles 2
Derek Dingle New Double Color-Changing Aces see also "The DD Color-Changing Aces" (Derek Dingle, 1971) 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 76
Derek Dingle Pegas Aces 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 86
Derek Dingle Colour Changing Any Card Speller peeked card is spelled to - different back 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 104
Philip T. Goldstein Con-Sequence credit information, color changing back kicker inspired by "The Amorphous Ace" (Brother John Hamman, 1989) 1982 shuffled lecture 1
Jon Racherbaumer Surprise Blue Intruder any named card turns blue, two selections are found on both sides of it, using index in lap, faro inspired by "Blue Intruder" (Nelson Hahne),
see also "Main Attraction" (Stephen Minch, 1985)
1983 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 78
Philip T. Goldstein & Stephen Tucker Muster odd-backed blank card becomes (open) red-blue double backer, simplified version of Stephen Tucker's "You Must Be Psychic" (Cardiac-Arrest) 1984 West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 2) 18
Philip T. Goldstein & Stephen Tucker Packet Muster packet version of Stephen Tucker's "You Must Be Psychic" (Cardiac-Arrest) 1984 West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 2) 21
Lou Gallo Im-Packed disguised Christ Force, selection changes back color 1985 Best of Friends - Volume II 196
Stephen Minch Main Attraction any named card turns blue, two selections are found on both sides of it inspired by "Surprise Blue Intruder" (Jon Racherbaumer, 1983) 1985 Best of Friends - Volume II 462
Tom Mullica & Brother John Hamman Two-Card Trick, Revisited two red backed cards change to blue, then back inspired by "The Two Card Trick" (Brother John Hamman, 1978) 1985 Best of Friends - Volume II 516
Rolland Hamblen Cards that Change Color red and blue deck, named card removed from one and two cards from other deck, backs of named card with one of the others transpose 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 7
Lawrence Frame The Swahili Prediction Card travels to wallet, strange symbol (apparntly a prediction in Swahili) appears on back of card 1986 Close-up Framework 14
David Regal Subliminal Attraction touched cards, back change 1987 Star Quality - The Magic of David Regal 273
David Regal Catch of the Day using Forton-Pop-Out, color changing back kicker 1987 Star Quality - The Magic of David Regal 160
David Regal Half and Half signed card is torn, ONE half changes color 1987 Star Quality - The Magic of David Regal 125
David Regal Illusion Jacks Jacks change back two times 1987 Star Quality - The Magic of David Regal 194
John M. Bauman & Tony Binarelli Painted Lips kiss appears on back of selection, free selection 1987 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 11) 1427
Christoph Borer Eine halbe Sache back of selection change back, then back of color only change to the center, eventually all cards change back color, red/blue double backer also published as "Eine Halbe Sache" (Christoph Borer, 1989),
"Eine Halbe Sache" (Christoph Borer, 1991),
"Eine halbe Sache" (Christoph Borer, 2006),
"Eine halbe Sache" (Christoph Borer, 2007)
1988 Seminarheft 14
Doug Edwards How about This?! 1989 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 11) 1710
Nick Pudar Blues in the Night two back change 1989 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 12) 1727
Brother John Hamman The Two-Card Trick 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 24
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
Christoph Borer Eine Halbe Sache back of selection change back, then back of color only change to the center, eventually all cards change back color, red/blue double backer also published as "Eine halbe Sache" (Christoph Borer, 1988),
"Eine Halbe Sache" (Christoph Borer, 1991),
"Eine halbe Sache" (Christoph Borer, 2006),
"Eine halbe Sache" (Christoph Borer, 2007)
1989 Seminarheft 28
Juan Tamariz The Talisman card changes under challenge conditions, several variations 1989 / 91 Sonata 131
Juan Tamariz The Magic Card back and front of a card change multiple times, gaffed 1989 / 91 Sonata 233
Mike Bornstein Color me Blue 1990 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 13 No. 1) 1734
Gary Kurtz Artistic License modern Art theme 1990 Unexplainable Acts 65
Bob King Mini Ambush 1991 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14 No. 8) 1964
David Regal Changing Places 1991 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14 No. 8) 1962
Michael Ammar Bluefield Debut selection transforms blue, red mate in card case also published as "Bluefield Debute" (Michael Ammar, 1980) 1991 The Magic of Michael Ammar 149
Michael Ammar Double Color Change wrong card changes in selection and back color 1991 The Magic of Michael Ammar 254
Christoph Borer Eine Halbe Sache back of selection change back, then back of color only change to the center, eventually all cards change back color, red/blue double backer also published as "Eine halbe Sache" (Christoph Borer, 1988),
"Eine Halbe Sache" (Christoph Borer, 1989),
"Eine halbe Sache" (Christoph Borer, 2006),
"Eine halbe Sache" (Christoph Borer, 2007)
1991 Magie 20
Kuniyasu Fujiwara The Card Machine 1992 Five Times Five - Japan 67
Alexander de Cova Hangman Plus stick figure on cardboard vanishes and appears on back of signed selection inspired by "Mr. Stickman" (Richard Sanders, Jay Sankey, When Creators Collide, 1987) 1992 Ein Profi packt aus... 108
Gerard Parkin What would have Happened? 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 11) 2428
Karl Fulves Blue Moon blackjacks chosen despite random cuts and then counting to 26th card, spectator's blackjack changes back color 1994 Crooked Tales 25
Karl Fulves In Captivity signed card trapped by odd-backed sandwich cards, then the sandwich cards have regular back and selection an odd back 1994 Crooked Tales 47
Robert E. Neale (E)VIL(E) four cards with letters e,v,i,l are put down to form different words, one back changes color 1994 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 52) 952
David Regal The Wrong Ones! 1995 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 9) 2552
David Regal Still The Wrong Ones! 1995 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 9) 2554
Tom Mullica Back And Blue inspired by "The Two Card Trick" (Brother John Hamman, 1978) 1995 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 6) 2516
Marvin Leventhal Bizarre Transposition card found in different colored deck, Bizarre Twist variation inspired by "The Bizarre Twist!" (Paul Harris, 1976) 1995 The Minotaur (Vol. 7 No. 3) 3
Paul Gordon Emergency Deam Card to pocket with color changing back 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 4) 2634
Steve Rogers & Paul Cummins Blushing Ambition color changing back kicker 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 8) 2684
Paul Harris The Bizarre Routine "The Bizarre Twist" with color changing back kicker of card 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Section "Paul Harris Reveals some of his most Int...") 103
Allan Ackerman & Edward Marlo & Les Emberg Overkill 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Section "Close-up Fantasies 1 & 2") 183
Michael Close A Trick for O'Brien prediction with one-way deck kicker ("You will not pick the Joker"), back of selection changes 1996 Workers Number 5 21
Michael Kaminskas Case Closed blue backed ambitious card, then signed card is found in red deck which is in new deck order and card's back changes to red too 1996 Miracle Material 43
Frederick Braue Joker Spell deck with selection in pocket, performer removes five cards, none of which is selection which is joker, on their backs the cards spell JOKER 1996 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 4
James Swain Boxed B'Wave Twisting phases with Queens, named Queen then travels to case, finally turns over and changes back color 1996 Miracles with Cards 32
Larry Jennings The Transmutated Cards three cards see also "Transmutation" (Larry Jennings, 1977) 1997 Jennings '67 114
Peter Duffie Double Ender Chicago Opener type of effect with "thought of" cards 1997 Effortless Card Magic 32
Bruce Cervon A Tinge of Color see also "A Tinge of Color" (Bruce Cervon, 2007) 1998 Hard-Boiled Mysteries 146
Milton Kort Vernon's Variant Variant Similar effect to Vernon's Variant, but with color changing back as a kicker ending (first published in Swami, Vol. I, Issue 2, Feb 1972) inspired by "Vernon's Variant" (Dai Vernon, 1967) 1999 Kort 43
Milton Kort The Off-color Twenty-one-Card Trick 21 card trick with a color changing back ending, done as a magician gag/fooler 1999 Kort 49
Joshua Jay Written Favorite Transposition between performer and spectator's named favourite cards - then "Your Favourite Card" words appear on the back on spectator's card 1999 Magic Atlas 89
Chuck Smith Switch-A-Roo Monte short monte sequence with color changing back kicker 2000 Why Not? 6
Christian Knudsen Tablehopper's Holy P.O.D. flap gaff, color changing back kicker inspired by "Holy P.O.D." (Ken Krenzel & Richard Kaufman & Derek Dingle, 1982) 2000 Concertos for Pasteboard 98
Thomas Waldeck Out of the Blue four aces appear, then a signed card disappears from among then, aces turn into blank cards and selection appears again with different colored back 2000 Concertos for Pasteboard 183
Thomas Waldeck Pentium Card 52 routine with computer presentation, floppy disk 2000 Concertos for Pasteboard 195
Karl Fulves Popgun odd-backed joker in deck, selection pops out next to joker, backs transpose 2001 The Magic Thrust 34
David Regal Three...Two...One with color change kicker 2002 Constant Fooling 1 97
David Regal Compounding A Lie nine cards from deck
- Version One - Red-handed (odd-backed)
- Version Two - Nothing but the Truth (other cards blank)
2002 Constant Fooling 2 12
David Regal The Color of Science red joker turns blue kings red 2002 Constant Fooling 1 83
David Regal Face it, you've changed gaffed, hands-off 2002 Constant Fooling 2 222
David Regal A Subtle Hue three blue cards turn one at a time red 2002 Constant Fooling 1 90
Karl Fulves Bite Size vampire card travels next to selection which then has a hole (bite) and is odd-backed 2003 Hofzinser Notebook 22
Karl Fulves Seven Sees spectator removes seven cards and signs one, they're inserted in rubber banded deck, selection pops out and has odd back 2004 Under Tension 25
Max Maven* Over Easier Small packet Triumph with nine cards - selection shown to have different colored back inspired by "Over Easy" (David Acer, 2004) 2004 Random Acts of Magic 29
Wesley James The Moon is Made of Blue Cheese "alpha", face-up/face-down packet, selection vanishes, reappears face up and odd-backed inspired by "Where has it gone?" (Hideo Kato, Genii Vol. 34 No. 1, Sept. 1970) 2004 Enchantments 237
Wesley James Blushing Leaper "beta", thought-of card has odd back inspired by "The Wandering Card" (Edward G. Brown) 2004 Enchantments 418
Christoph Borer Eine halbe Sache back of selection change back, then back of color only change to the center, eventually all cards change back color, red/blue double backer also published as "Eine halbe Sache" (Christoph Borer, 1988),
"Eine Halbe Sache" (Christoph Borer, 1989),
"Eine Halbe Sache" (Christoph Borer, 1991),
"Eine halbe Sache" (Christoph Borer, 2007)
2006 Compilation 58
Bruce Cervon A Tinge of Color cut aces face-up see also "A Tinge of Color" (Bruce Cervon, 1998) 2007 Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 14
Christoph Borer Eine halbe Sache back of selection change back, then back of color only change to the center, eventually all cards change back color, red/blue double backer also published as "Eine halbe Sache" (Christoph Borer, 1988),
"Eine Halbe Sache" (Christoph Borer, 1989),
"Eine Halbe Sache" (Christoph Borer, 1991),
"Eine halbe Sache" (Christoph Borer, 2006)
2007 Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 31
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
Rich Aviles Big Black Arrow black arrow on smartphone display jumps onto back of card, kind of updated "Chicago Opener" inspired by "Chicago Opener" (Frank Everhardt, 1972) 2010 Above the Fold 54
Oliver Meech Bluebottle Red backed card changes to blue backed card, one half at a time 2010 Plot Twists 26