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Unknown To cause a Number of Cards to Multiply invisibly in a Person's keeping cut-off packet weighed, then it multiplies 1876 Modern Magic 84
Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin The Pack being divided into Two Portions, placed in the keeping of two different Persons, to make Three Cards Pass invisible from the One to the Other beginning with sealed deck 1876 Modern Magic 86
Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin Cards Judged by Weight, and the Multiplication of Cards two routines (second one by Robert-Houdin) 1889 Tricks with Cards 122
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Conradi's Kartenwanderung red cards folded into paper and sealed, card from black half chosen, travels into red half see also "The Itinerant Card" (1897) 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 32
Unknown The New Multiplication of Cards four selections from envelope to envelope 1897 New Era Card Tricks 195
Mademoiselle Patrice To Pass Several Cards from one Person's Pocket to that of Another 1902 The Modern Conjurer 133
Unknown The Twenty Card Trick three cards 1909 The Art of Magic 85
Unknown The Flying Card (First Method), from one spectator's pocket to another, freely named number with outs 1909 The Art of Magic 99
T. Nelson Downs The Flying Cards (Second Method) 1909 The Art of Magic 107
Jack Merlin Combining the Passing of Cards with the Pocket Trick one packet in spectator's pocket 1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 3
Unknown The Radio Cards three signed cards 1934 Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 54
Theodore Annemann The Migrating Pasteboard card travels from red half to black half, corner-short stranger card 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Section "Summer Extra 1935") 44
Tom Sellers Death Flight! blank cards with names, card with dead name travels to another pile, envelopes, see page 172 for improvement by Andrew Brennan 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 18) 102
Charles T. Jordan Stampedo card identified with post stamp travels from packet into deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 25
Michael F. Zens Zens' Miracle Pocket to Pocket Trick three chosen cards, envelopes, repeating set-up deck see also "The Improved "Zens" Cards & Envelopes" (Michael F. Zens, 1945) 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 298
Oscar H. Paulson Card Passe-Passe cards travel from performer's hand to spectator's pile, then into his pocket 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 30) 195
Oscar Weigle The Impromptu Fifteen Card Trick three marked cards, envelopes 1939 Do That Again! 41
Unknown Mene, Tekel, Upharsin 1939 More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 34
John J. Crimmins Jr. Meta-Stasis two selected cards, duplicate 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 59) 427
Louis Zingone Three Cards Across 1940 Expert Card Technique 64
Jean Hugard Mene, Tekel, Upharsin (The Thirty Cards) Alpha to Omega comments on the plot 1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 30
Jean-Nicholas Ponsin The Multiplication of Cards While in the Someones Hands cut-off amount divined, then number increased in spectator's hands, translated by Hugard 1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 31
Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin The Thirty Cards brief, described by Hugard 1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 32
Al Baker A Lesson in Magic three cards, they travel back (!) 1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Magical Ways and Means") 141
Al Baker The Flapless Envelope Switch 1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Magical Ways and Means") 164
Hen Fetsch Surpasso! two marked cards, envelopes 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 149) 829
Edward Marlo Flying Reverse Card travels from one half to another half 1942 Let's See the Deck 23
Walter B. Gibson & U. F. Grant Count Them Out false count based on words 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 27) 112
Theodore Annemann The Migrating Pasteboard card travels from red half to black half, corner-short stranger card 1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 45
Oscar H. Paulson Card Passe-Passe cards travel from performer's hand to spectator's pile, then into his pocket 1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 54
Michael F. Zens The Improved "Zens" Cards & Envelopes see also "Zens' Miracle Pocket to Pocket Trick" (Michael F. Zens, 1937) 1945 My Best 55
Unknown The Flying Cards classic with two persons holding a small packet, three methods 1945 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 157
Harlan Tarbell "Flying Cards" classic with two persons holding a small packet 1945 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 158
Harlan Tarbell The Passing of Three Selected Cards using selections 1945 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 165
Unknown Flying Cards and Envelopes cards are put in envelopes (that are switched) 1945 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 166
Harry Wilder Flying Cards with envelopes, ungaffed 1945 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 170
Hen Fetsch Surpasso marked selections travel, with envelopes 1945 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 172
Harvey P. Graham Idea for Cards Across with torn card see also "Cards Across Tip" (Harvey P. Graham, 1948) 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 121) 488
Unknown Three Card Across 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 278
Al Baker Cards Across three, signed, envelopes 1948 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Card Trio") 502
George G. Kaplan Giant Trio-Flight three selected jumbo cards across with envelopes 1948 The Fine Art of Magic 113
Harvey P. Graham Cards Across Tip see also "Idea for Cards Across" (Harvey P. Graham, 1947) 1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 149) 600
Arthur H. Buckley The Thirty Cards and Two Assistants (With Improvements) 1948 Principles and Deceptions 155
Arthur H. Buckley Ten and Ten 1948 Principles and Deceptions 157
Franklin V. Taylor Try-Fly with 15 cards each, separated in reds and blacks, three double facer 1952 The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 264) 1054
Harlan Tarbell 1 - Eighteen Card Mystery using envelopes with Phantom Sticker 1954 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 6 135
Edward Marlo Count Cop and Transfer from packet to packet, sometimes called "Spontaneous Add" 1956 Action Palm 10
Edward Marlo Ten and Ten one selected card 1957 The Tabled Palm 14
Larry Grey Larry Grey's "Cards Across" the travelled Card are found in the spectators pocket 1961 Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic 23
Howard Schwarzman Impromptu Cards Across 1961 Professional Card Magic 144
Charlie Miller The Eight Card Trick two piles of four cards each, a card travels from packet to packet, repeat, saliva 1961 An Evening with Charlie Miller 34
Nate Leipzig Twenty Card Trick three cards travel, one packet wrapped in handkerchief 1963 Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 64
Roy Walton Play It Again piano card trick, signed card travels across 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 10) 647
William Larsen & T. Page Wright Trick #3 no-palm also published as in "Random Conceptions with Cards" (ca. 1930) 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 11) 789
Edward Marlo The Piano Duet 1 card, strange handling, with repeat 1975 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 177
Faucett Ross Card Act Description of routine of card tricks

- Cards Up the Sleeve
- Matching the Cards
- Leipzig Four Ace Trick
- Changing card under foot
- Twenty Card Transposition
1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 200
Doug Alker Three Cards Across Extra 1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 5) 352
Paul Harris Las Vegas Leaper spectator counts himself 1978 Las Vegas Close-Up 112
Brian Sinclair The Cards Across 1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 9) 728
Edward Marlo Straightline Transport black card from black half into red half 1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 262
Al Leech Three Cards Across with handkerchief 1980 Al Leech's Legacy 44
Andrew Galloway Just A Drop two times ten cards, with two spectators, cards wrapped in handkerchief 1980 Diverting Card Magic 50
Jim Ryan Three Cards Across 1981 Jim Ryan Close-Up: Classic Card Routines 18
Ken Simmons Color Transposition ten red cards, 10 black cards, selection travels into other packet 1981 Cards - With a Different Touch 27
Derek Dingle Cards Across: Licked At Last! packets in envelopes 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 3
Terry Seabrooke Cards Across using envelopes 1983 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 126
Edward Marlo Indubitable Cards Across double backers 1983 Unlimited 43
Faucett Ross Three Cards Across 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 233
Larry Jennings Getting Across transfering three cards from packet to packet 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 1) 870
Dick Turpin Classic Three Cards Across three selections 1984 The Best of Close-Up Magic 181
Martin Lewis Point of Arrival Two signed cards travel to join ten cards previously wrapped in handkerchief 1985 Martin's Miracles 17
Max Malini Thirty Card Trick, Malini Variation 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 28
Vynn Boyar Via Avion ten red spot cards and ten black spot cards, peeked card travels across 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 20
Orla Moody Cards and Envelopes 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 22
Paul Rosini The Twenty Card Trick one chosen card across see also "A Card in Flight" (Paul Rosini's Magical Gems, 1950, p. 14) 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 9
Jon Racherbaumer A Case for Crossing Cards using Case and BoxCard Gaff 1985 / 93 Don England's Gaffed to the Hilt! 84
Lawrence Frame Cards Across, Climax Four cards vanish visually in performer's hands and pass to spectator's packet 1986 Close-up Framework 20
John C. Wagner Honest John's Cards Across ace assembly with cards across presentation 1987 The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 69
Edward Marlo Repeat Signed Cards Across 1987 Special Effects 76
Paul Harris Las Vegas Leaper two phases 1988 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 9-12 Paul Harris: The Act) 45
Bruce Cervon Trans Mitt while spectator holds cards 1989 The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 3 70
Doug Edwards The Modern Leaper Card at position X in packet A leaps to position X in packet B 1990 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 13 No. 8) 1823
Bruce Cervon & Alex Elmsley The BC Cards Across two signed selections from packet to packet inspired by "Chosen Cards Across" (Alex Elmsley, 1991) 1990 Ultra Cervon 69
Edward Marlo & Randy Wakeman Repeat Signed Cards Across two double facers 1990 The Olram File (Issue 1) 9
Edward Marlo Don't Split the Keys piano card trick 1990 That's It 28
Philip T. Goldstein Shinkansen cards across with four red and four blue cards, chosen card travels 1990 NYCANOTES 4
Alex Elmsley Chosen Cards Across three (signed) selections see also "A Card in Flight" (Paul Rosini's Magical Gems, 1950, p. 14),
varied by "The BC Cards Across" (Bruce Cervon & Alex Elmsley, 1990)
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 271
John Bannon & Ron Wilson Hop Two It two cards from red half to black half, 2-card variation of Ron Wilson's "Highland Hop" 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 96
Philip T. Goldstein Shinkansen cards across with four red and four blue cards, chosen card travels 1991 Music City Conclave 1992 Notes 5
Harry Lorayne The "Rule" Exchange card travells from red to black packet 1992 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 11) 2137
Michael Close Butte Ox? Two Butte Ox! cards across, Mullica style 1994 Workers Number 4 55
Eugene Laurant Cards and Envelopes 1994 More Greater Magic 1077
T. Nelson Downs Pocket to Pocket Trick (Half Card Trick) using a gimmick consisting of three half cards glued together 1994 More Greater Magic 1082
John Mulholland Twenty Card Trick 1994 More Greater Magic 1095
John Mulholland & Michael F. Zens New Zens' 15 Cards and Envelope Trick 1994 More Greater Magic 1097
Gene Maze Maze Cards Across ten red and 10 black cards, three cards travel across to different positions in other packet 1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 154
Jim Krenz All Expense Paid Trip for Three three cards travel from packet to packet 1995 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 56) 1067
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser & Roberto Giobbi The Cards of Capistrano Cards across (three cards + five cards) 1996 Card College - Volume 2 292
Paul Harris Las Vegas Leaper spectator counts himself varied by "The Heist" (Jack Parker, 2007) 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Section "Las Vegas Close-Up") 185
Bill Malone Leap of Faith variation of Paul Harris' "Las Vegas Leaper" 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Section "Las Vegas Close-Up") 187
Paul Harris Big-Time Leaper multiple phases 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Section "Magical Arts Journal") 241
Tom Stone Across the Void no touch version, with rubberbands 1996 The Warpsmith Returns 5
Larry Jennings Red/Black Flyer - Version One
- Version Two
1997 Jennings '67 27
Pit Hartling Robin Hood Collectors/Cards Across Combo, double facers 1998 Das kleine grüne Heft 6
James Swain 21st Century Cards Across ala Paul Harris' "Las Vegas Leaper" 1999 21st Century Card Magic 35
Darwin Ortiz Triple Cross ten red, 10 black, 3 travel 2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 192
Jim Steinmeyer Teleportation in spectator's hands 2002 Impuzzibilities 27
Al Baker Ten Cards and Envelope Trick three cards from deck to cards in envelope 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Notebooks") 744
Al Baker Thirty Card Trick Latest Thirty Card Trick
Sleight-of-Hand Method
Envelope Tranfer
The Twenty Card Trick
Method 5
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Notebooks") 746
Jim Steinmeyer the allergic Card trick 2003 Artificial conclusions 25
Nick Pudar Stealth Infiltration signed card 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 106
Tomas Blomberg Filling the Void Cards Across with eccentric "card sandwich" theme 2007 The Magician's Ltd Cookbook 46
Jack Parker The Heist Story trick about Jacks committing a robbery (stealing a diamond) inspired by "Las Vegas Leaper" (Paul Harris, 1996),
see also "Double-Back Trilogy" (Jack Parker, 2007)
2007 52 Memories 159
Fred Robinson The Card Across three cards across 2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 194
Jim Steinmeyer The Magician who Fools Himself 1 card across, using 14 cards, no sleights, humorous presentation 2010 Subsequent Impuzzibilities 11
Helder Guimarães Analysis of a Magical Effect/Method thoughts on the Card Across plot 2011 Reflections 3
Helder Guimarães "You Decide" Cards Across spectator decides how many cards should travel 2015 Nephelococcygia 21