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Unknown Ungimmicked Rising Cards 1876 Modern Magic 129
Unknown Houlette à la Main fingers from behind 1889 Tricks with Cards 119
Unknown Der Kartensteiger in der Hand 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 206
Unknown Card Rising from the Hand 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 170
Laurie Ireland Effects and Methods of Producing Cards - Any Card Called Rises from Deck brief, memorized deck 1931 Ireland Writes a Book 18
Unknown And Yet Again - The Rising Cards cards rise, last one floats out, gaff in sleeve for last card 1933 Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 4
Tom Sellers The Laughable Rising Card nose drags card up 1934 Card Tricks That Work 8
Sam Leo Horowitz Rising Card - The Horowitz Thumb Method from fan 1934 Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 50
Unknown The Broadway Rise - A New Impromptu Rising Card Effect rises at right angle 1934 Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 51
Unknown A Rising Card Comedy apparently invisible thread makes card move 1934 Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 52
Unknown Under Cover card rises under handkerchief 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 171
Unknown The Mene Tekel Deck - 6. basic application 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 257
Unknown Magnetized Card cards cling to finger and are dragged out of deck, stripper deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 267
Unknown Another Rising Card control to top with stripper deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 271
Jack McMillen The J.M. Rising Card plunger, reprinted from Genii, Sept 1936 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 328
Louis Lam The El-El Rising Card Novelty variation of right little-finger rise using cigarette 1937 Watch Me Closely 29
Unknown Method No. 1. Card Rise from the Pack Held in the Left Hand 1938 Greater Magic 392
Unknown Method No. 2. The Little Finger Rise see also "Card Rise Notes" (Karl Fulves, 1996) 1938 Greater Magic 392
Sam Leo Horowitz Method No. 3. The Thumb Rise from fan 1938 Greater Magic 394
Unknown Method No. 4. A Comedy Rising Card not so deceptive, more a production 1938 Greater Magic 395
Baffles Brush Method No. 9. Card Rising Through a Handkerchief ungaffed 1938 Greater Magic 397
Unknown Method No. 10. Card Rises from Card Case Tied to Performer's Hand 1938 Greater Magic 398
Jack McMillen Method No. 11. The "Plunger" Rising Cards with or without handkerchief, including an easier variation with wax 1938 Greater Magic 400
Tom Sellers The Impromptu Rising Card alternative handling with wax 1939 Scots Magic 7
Unknown The One-Hand Plunger Rising Cards 1940 Expert Card Technique 207
Unknown The Two-Hand Plunger Rising Cards 1940 Expert Card Technique 211
Jack McMillen The Witchcraft Card Rise from behind, bent, interesting 1940 Expert Card Technique 212
Unknown The Rising Card Escape deck cased and tied to hand 1941 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 1 194
Audley Walsh Two - presentation for vanishing a rabbit with the break-away box
- invisible hair attached to deck, one card rises and is levered again
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 10) 39
Unknown Threadless 1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 27) 114
Unknown Rising Cards through Handkerchief 1943 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 3 251
Jack McMillen The J.M. Rising Card with handkerchief, plunger 1945 My Best 64
Unknown A Book and a Card card is put in book and rises from there, using back palm 1945 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 148
Unknown Ootchy Kootchy crude rising 1946 Early Marlo (Section "Marlo's Discoveries") 51
Unknown Hair Raising card is pulled up via invisible hair 1946 Early Marlo (Section "Marlo's Discoveries") 52
Unknown Sunrise card rises out of fan, crude 1946 Early Marlo (Section "Marlo's Discoveries") 55
Unknown Pinkie does it 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 25
Bob Madison The Great Trunk Trick plunger rise with handkerchief cover, drink appears as climax 1948 Show Stoppers with Cards 16
Paul LePaul An Impromptu Rising Card Effect see also "Thanks to LePaul" (Chuck Smith & Paul LePaul, 2000),
varied by "Notes on "An Impromptu Rising Card Effect"" (Karl Fulves, 1996)
1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 190
Bill Woodfield Simplo saliva method 1950 The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 206) 823
M. B. Schulman Up plunger principle, placement 1951 The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 239) 955
Don Tanner & Dr. Stanley Jaks Don Tanner's 4 Items - miniature deck from sealed cigarette pack
- selection rises from cigarette pack
- card stabbing, wrapped in paper
- tie gag
1953 The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 276) 1102
Stanley Palm Jump Up Card selection jumps halfway out of box as deck is dropped in box, gaffed card see also "Azis" (Rick Johnsson, 1982) 1954 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 6 55
Cliff Green A Whiff of Confusion odd-backed card pushed in deck rises out of it, transposes with duplicate from deck 1961 Professional Card Magic 62
Charles Aste Jr. First Finger Fountain card rises and then jumps up 1968 Expert Card Conjuring 67
Joseph K. Schmidt The World's Easiest Card Rise plunger 1968 The Impromptu Close-up Card Rise 6
Joseph K. Schmidt The Strip-Out Card Rise jog shuffle set-up for plunger 1968 The Impromptu Close-up Card Rise 12
Joseph K. Schmidt The Handkerchief Push-Thru 1968 The Impromptu Close-up Card Rise 14
Joseph K. Schmidt Some Notes on the Rising Card Trick saliva rise see also Martin Gardner, Jan. 1949 of Hugard's Magic Monthly 1968 The Impromptu Close-up Card Rise 22
Joseph K. Schmidt The Improved Saliva Card Rise 1968 The Impromptu Close-up Card Rise 23
George Zacharellis The Hunter and the Hunted deck dropped in case, selection projects from cased deck, two handlings 1968 The Impromptu Close-up Card Rise 26
Joseph K. Schmidt The Rising Packet with handkerchief varied by "Rise" (Karl Fulves, 1974) 1968 The Impromptu Close-up Card Rise 30
Joseph K. Schmidt Another Method for the Strip-Out Rise plunger 1968 The Impromptu Close-up Card Rise 34
Bruce Cervon Quantum Jump more jumping than rising 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 5) 323
Frank Garcia & Dai Vernon Impromptu Card Rise plunger 1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 30
Bob Baxter Rising & Vanishing Card under handkerchief 1972 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 7 103
Karl Fulves Duplex Elevator plunger, with transposition 1973 Packet Switches (Part Two) 78
Karl Fulves Rise using handkerchief, see also p. 786 inspired by "The Rising Packet" (Joseph K. Schmidt, 1968),
varied by "General Rise" (Karl Fulves, 1982)
1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 4) 707
Karl Fulves Wireless how to set up for the plunger rise with variations see also "Wireless II" (Karl Fulves, 1982) 1975 Epilogue (Issue 23) 215
Fred Robinson Ambitious Riser varied by "Raise Rise" (Ray Kosby, 1987) 1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 8) 92
Eric Mason Arise Comrades see also "The Pit-A-Patter Of A Tiny Feat" (Eric Mason, 1979) 1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 10) 118
Karl Fulves Novelty 4-Ace Production an ace is sandwiched between indifferent cards and placed in deck, another ace rises sideways, it's turned perpendicular, pushed in an rises out as different ace 1975 Methods with Cards - Part 1 68
Darion Sagan & Philip T. Goldstein Taking the Plunge rising card finds chosen card 1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 10) 419
Philip T. Goldstein Ambitious Appearance card (or double) rises up 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 11) 128
Ken Krenzel Method for the Single-Card Rise 1978 On the Up and Up 8
Richard Kaufman Method for the Multiple-Card Rise 1978 On the Up and Up 12
Richard Kaufman Climax for the Multiple-Card Rise outjogged card transforms, not visual 1978 On the Up and Up 14
Ken Krenzel Climax for a Two-Card Rise - A) For An Instant Change outjogged card changes visually 1978 On the Up and Up 15
Ken Krenzel B) For An Instant Turnaround outjogged card visually turns over 1978 On the Up and Up 15
Richard Kaufman & Ken Krenzel The Routine 1978 On the Up and Up 18
Richard Kaufman Four Aces ...rise from different parts of the deck 1978 On the Up and Up 20
Richard Kaufman Triumph cards rise from face up / face down deck which is then rightened 1978 On the Up and Up 20
Richard Kaufman High Rise card rises from upper half of IF deck 1978 On the Up and Up 20
Richard Kaufman Split Rise risen card (a four) is split in 2 twos 1978 On the Up and Up 20
Larry West Acrobatic Card Extension bluff rising sequence, then card jumps out between two cards see also "Another Royal Miracle" (Jon Racherbaumer, 1980) 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 3) 171
Terry LaGerould Kinky-Pinky deck balanced upright on fingers while card rises 1979 Close-up Entertainer 66
Karl Fulves (B) Named Ace Rise 1980 Interlock 27
Jeff Busby Squeeze-Out card rises out between two other cards, credit correction on page 492 (Busby's "Squeeze Play") see also "Squared-Squeeze" (Bob Nelson, 1981) 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 12) 428
Al Leech & Kevin Davie Relative Rise card rises out of deck in spectator's hands inspired by "Case Card" (Al Leech, New Phoenix #335),
see also "Low Rise" (Ken Krenzel & Al Leech, 2009)
1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 4) 829
Jerry Sadowitz The Sadowitz Plunger 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 7) 880
Paul Harris Tuning Fork flourish revelation in incomplete faro condition
- The Shuffle
- The Peek
- Assembling the Tuning Fork
- The Control Panel
- The Rise
1980 Close-up Fantasies - Book I 101
Bob Nelson Squared-Squeeze using corner short and 2-card-version inspired by "Squeeze-Out" (Jeff Busby, 1980) 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 7) 514
Paul Harris The Bill Collector card is found with dollar bill and (more or less) rises out of pack when bill is pulled varied by "Paul's Bill Comes Due" (Richard Kaufman, 1992) 1981 Close-up Fantasies Finalé 129
Jack McMillen Witchcraft Updated 1981 Sleights & Swindles 7
Jack McMillen The Voodoo Card Rise top card lowers 1981 Sleights & Swindles 8
Bob Friedhoffer New Pinky Rise 1982 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1 No. 3) 22
Karl Fulves General Rise inspired by "Rise" (Karl Fulves, 1974) 1982 Wireless II 3
Karl Fulves Elevation with transparent handkerchief, wrong card rises, transform into selection 1982 Wireless II 4
Eddie Ward Zombie Card Rise 1982 Wireless II 5
Karl Fulves The Smaller Group four aces, named aces rises, posed as problem 1982 Wireless II 12
Karl Fulves Threadless DeKolta three selections, cards in case, handkerchief inspired by "De Kolta's New Rising Cards" (Buatier de Kolta, 1909) 1982 Wireless II 13
Karl Fulves Wireless II - Setting the Plunger
- Block Alignment
- Arise
- The Cheap Asrah Phase
see also "Wireless" (Karl Fulves, 1975) 1982 Wireless II 22
Karl Fulves Wireless Notes ideas on Wireless II 1982 Wireless II 28
Tan Hock Chuan & Karl Fulves After Tan pinky rise, credit claim see also "Information on Pinky Rise" (Ariel Frailich, 1996) 1982 Wireless II 33
Karl Fulves Close-Up Zombie folded handkerchief is held in front of the deck, selection rises and floats behind the handkerchief à la Zombie 1982 Wireless II 36
Karl Fulves Dollar Deck dollar bill is pulled through the deck and selection rises up 1982 Wireless II 43
Father Cyprian TV Card Rise non-aligned folded card as gimmick 1982 T.V. Card Rise 3
Rick Johnsson Azis uses card with torn slit see also "Jump Up Card" (Stanley Palm, 1954 / 27),
"Two Handed Rise" (Paul McVee, 1998)
1982 T.V. Card Rise 20
Rick Johnsson Azis II card "rises"/falls downwards 1982 T.V. Card Rise 22
Karl Fulves Out Pivot incomplete faro condition, cards pushed together and selection pivots out see also "The Topological Angel" (David Britland, 1986) 1982 T.V. Card Rise 34
Gene Maze Maze Card Rise card rises from deck sideways with deck held upright on table, sucker element 1982 T.V. Card Rise 36
Roy G. Vasquez Unique card(s) jump out of card case, ungaffed 1983 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 10) 829
Joe Safuto A-Rise pinky pushes up card on back - variation 1983 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 10) 839
Earl Nelson & Eric Mason "Up" Set see credit correction on page lxix 1983 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1 No. 9) 77
Paul Harris Pyramid - How to Make a Pyramid (three-sided structure with cards)
- Modern Pyramid (card rises out of pyramid)
- Elevator Pyramid
see also "Pyramid" (Jay Sankey, 1983),
varied by "Dana's Double Pyramid" (Dana Betz, 1983),
"Little Egypt" (Jimmy Favorite, 1998)
1983 A Close-Up Kinda Guy 70
Bob Nelson The Nelson Card Rise pinky pushes up card at the pack, one-handed 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 187
Bob Nelson & Edward Marlo Multiple Bluff Rise three aces rise, indifferent card rises and changes to ace, similar to up and up rise change 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 188
Jerry Sadowitz Something's Up! three cards, plunger rise 1984 Cards Hit 22
Jeff Busby Squeeze-Out card rises out between two other cards, for credit information see reference see also "Squeeze-Out" (Jeff Busby, 1980) 1985 Best of Friends - Volume II 296
Steve Beam Electric Chair card rises from deck, in case held by spectator, electric chair presentation, two methods see also "The Trapdoor Issue #8" (Steve Beam, 2011) 1985 The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 8) 134
Steve Beam Charged Cards several phases, apparently cards are charged with electric energy
1. single card rises from deck
2. half of a card stands on table on the long end
3. half of a card stands on table on the short end
4. four quarters of a card cling to the fingers
5. card spread is picked up (Jerry Andrus)
see also p. 243 for additional idea by Jim Surprise
see also "The Trapdoor Issue #10" (Steve Beam, 2011) 1985 The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 10) 161
Jerry K. Hartman Rise Guys plunger rise with faro-set-up 1986 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 1) 1158
David Britland The Topological Angel card with folded corner see also "Out Pivot" (Karl Fulves, 1982),
"What From Whom" (Karl Fulves, 1988)
1986 Angel Card Rise Plus 15
David Britland The Big Squeeze presentational ploy for holding deck with both hands 1986 Angel Card Rise Plus 19
Bruce Cervon Quantum Jump more jumping than rising 1988 The Cervon File 26
Rudy Coby & Unknown The Tsunami Card Rise relativity principle, based on a Jack McMillen idea 1990 Spectacle 9
Ken Krenzel & Fred Robinson On-the-up-and-up Move 1990 Close-up Impact! 108
Joseph K. Schmidt "Command Performance" Rise 1990 Close-up Impact! 109
Jack McMillen & Ken Krenzel Plunger Rise with method for getting into it 1990 Close-up Impact! 110
Unknown Impromptu ... Or Nearly So! methods from Royal Road and New Era Card Tricks, two impromptu and one with false finger see also "The New Rising Cards From The Hand" (1897),
"Pinkie does it" (1948)
1991 Knowing The Rising Cards 13
Chris Kenner Schwing! pinky rise 1992 Totally Out Of Control 98
Edward Marlo Off-Hand Hooker any named card rises, using pinky rise and stack 1992 Card Finesse II 242
Ernest Earick Cross Purposes card rises perpendicular from deck on table 1993 By Forces Unseen 153
Ben Harris Crosswize Rize 1993 By Forces Unseen 162
William Goodwin Plunger Sandwich sandwich cards rise out of deck with selection in between, ace production kicker 1993 Notes from the Batcave 16
Joe Rindfleisch Reverse and Rise out of the case 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 3) 2329
Doug Edwards Are You Ready? 1995 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 10) 2560
Edward Marlo Ambitious Rise card rises from side, put in center, repeated inspired by "The Notis Stop Trick" (Senor Notis, 1959) 1995 Facsimile (Section "3 (Marlophile 1)") 14
Terry LaGerould Kinky Pinky deck balanced upright on fingers while card rises 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Section "Close-up Entertainer") 153
Paul Harris Tuning Fork flourish revelation in incomplete faro condition 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Section "Close-up Fantasies 1 & 2") 217
Paul Harris The Bill Collector card is found with dollar bill and (more or less) rises out of pack when bill is pulled 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Section "Close-up Fantasies Finale") 87
Gene Maze Illusionary Card Rise 1996 New Card Rises 10
Joseph K. Schmidt Joseph Schmidt's Addition see also "Command Performance" (Joseph K. Schmidt, Modern Close Up Card Problems, 1981) 1996 New Card Rises 12
Conrad C. Bush Impromptu Card Rise with new deck order version by Karl Fulves 1996 New Card Rises 16
Martin Gardner Saliva Card Rise with handkerchief 1996 New Card Rises 36
Karl Fulves Card Rise Notes credit information on rise with first finger on top while pinky secretly pushes card up see also "Method No. 2. The Little Finger Rise" (1938) 1996 New Card Rises 50
Karl Fulves Subternatural 1996 New Card Rises 59
Karl Fulves Notes on "An Impromptu Rising Card Effect" inspired by "An Impromptu Rising Card Effect" (Paul LePaul, 1949) 1996 New Card Rises 62
Karl Fulves Necroscope with handkerchief inspired by "Zombie Card Rise" (Eddie Ward, 1982) 1997 The Vampire Chronicles 49
Unknown The Rising Cards saliva and handkerchief 1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 1
Pit Hartling Defekt pinky rise & mismade card climax 1998 Das kleine grüne Heft 19
Paul McVee Two Handed Rise torn card with slit as gimmick see also "Azis" (Rick Johnsson, 1982) 1998 The Rising Card Book 13
Chuck Smith Cardrise classic pinky rise but from the center 2000 Why Not? 8
Chuck Smith & Paul LePaul Thanks to LePaul inspired by "An Impromptu Rising Card Effect" (Paul LePaul, 1949) 2000 Tools Of The Trade 65
Karl Fulves Night Flight cardboard piece rides along as spread is flipped over on table, in center selection rises out sideways, for credit information see p. 139B 2000 Lost Vampire Secrets 194
Karl Fulves Remote Riser card returned to one half of the deck rises out of other half 2001 The Magic Thrust 7
David Regal Pinky Fan Rise 2002 Constant Fooling 2 234
David Acer Tangent Card rise out of deck perpendicularly 2004 Random Acts of Magic 130
Michael Vincent Three Cards, One Handkerchief three cards found with handkerchief: rise, transformation, penetration 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 486
Eddie Ward Zombie Card Rise under handkerchief 2007 Best of Friends - Volume III 487
Fred Robinson Hanky Rise plunger method 2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 176
Fred Robinson The Little Wiggle pinky rise 2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 177
Ken Krenzel & Al Leech Low Rise card rises out of deck in spectator's hands inspired by "Case Card" (Al Leech, New Phoenix #335),
see also "Relative Rise" (Al Leech & Kevin Davie, 1980)
2009 Relaxed Impossibilities 201
Bob Nelson The Nelson Card Rise 2014 Classic Fantastic 62
Vanni Bossi & Tom Sellers Straight Up with a Twist card rises and spins once, secret rubber tipped pencil inspired by "The Super Rising Cards" (Tom Sellers, 1931) 2016 The Aretalogy of Vanni Bossi 101
Jack Carpenter The Texas Wind Card Rise card rises from deck that sticks halfway out of case 2017 The Expert's Portfolio No. 2 88