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Professor Hoffmann A Drawn Card, placed in a Closed Box, made to Fly back to the Pack, while Another takes its Place in the Box including Another Method 1889 Tricks with Cards 160
Unknown Improved Cards Read Behind The Back shuffled pack, order called out from behind back, with finesse 1897 New Era Card Tricks 67
Al Baker How to exchange a pack of cards a prearranged pack pocket see also "Selected Sources for Deck Switches" (Roberto Giobbi, 2013) 1920s The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "The Twenty-Five Dollar Manuscript") 467
Jack Merlin Deck Switch in the pocket, while getting a handkerchief varied by "The Mani Pulite Deck Switch" (Jack Merlin & Roberto Giobbi, 2013) 1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 19
Laurie Ireland Producing Selected Card at Any Number and At The Same Time Cold Packing any card is produced from pocket at named (small) number from shuffled deck, switch for memorized deck varied by "Bonus" (Laurie Ireland & Roberto Giobbi, 2013) 1931 Ireland Writes a Book 19
Al Baker Pocket Switch twice in context 1933 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Al Baker's Book") 83
Unknown Method of Changing Packs selection produced at named number from pocketed deck varied by "Hugard's Method of Changing Packs" (Jean Hugard & Roberto Giobbi, 2013) 1935 Mental Magic with Cards 15
Unknown Reading any Card Called For forced card produced from pocketed deck 1935 Mental Magic with Cards 18
Unknown Switching the Deck - 1. during trick in which cards are felt with fingertips in pocket 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 189
Unknown Switching the Deck - 2. during trick in which cards are felt with fingertips in pocket 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 190
Al Baker Switching the Deck - 4. Al Baker's Method No. 2 during trick in which cards are felt with fingertips in pocket 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 190
Unknown Svengali Prediction force cards are switched out during trick 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 250
Charles T. Jordan The Mystery Problem position of selection is predicted, svengali deck with different finish on force cards, ending clean with switch-out 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 251
Unknown Pocket Deck Switch brief 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 284
Unknown A Novel Card Problem replacing cards in short deck for multiple location routine 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 297
Louis Nikola To Pick Out Any Card Called For Behind the Back memorized deck 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 401
Capt. J.E. Stone V. To Exchange Decks During a Trick two methods 1938 Greater Magic 207
Bert Allerton Deck Switching Gimmick for a switch behind the back... 1938 Greater Magic 900
James G. Thompson Jr. Utility Routine Svengali deck with the different cards stacked, ends clean, bridge deal finale 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 63) 443
Oscar Weigle One Up cards shuffled face-up/face-down by spectator, two methods (stripper and deck switch) 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 141) 796
Arthur Monroe Hypocritical Memory deck switch in mirror glass 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 151) 884
Sigmar K. Hofeller There'll Be Some Change Made! red cards change places with black cards, in the pockets of two spectators 1945 My Best 37
Unknown Deck Switch 1948 The Fine Art of Magic 184
Unknown Deck Switch 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 171) 685
Harvey P. Graham Bagged! poker routine for stage, with a stand 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 175) 702
Tony Corinda The Switch of a Pack of Cards bold 1958 Predictions 97
Edward Marlo Mental Bonus card thought of (one out of ten), deck shuffled and placed in pocket, card instantly removed by performer 1961 Card to Wallet 30
Al Koran Princess Card Trick...Plus deck shuffled after selections, deck switch see also "The Princess Trick" (Tony Griffith & Al Koran, 1975),
"Selected Sources for Deck Switches" (Roberto Giobbi, 2013)
1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 71
Peter Kane Anent Pack Switches deck switch during out-of-hand slap see also "Staring him in the face" (Dai Vernon & Paul Rosini, 1961) 1967 A Card Session with Peter Kane 18
Unknown Deck Switch while looking for handkerchief 1967 Between Two Minds 25
Alan Shaxon Switching a Pack of Cards 1970 My Kind of Magic 24
Henry Christ Riffs of Henry Christ comments on
- The Count of Elmsley
- An Unsolved Mystery
- The Lota Bowl Deck Switch
- The Challenge
1971 Hierophant (Section "5-6") 253
Unknown To Switch for Gimmick or Feke value of card is matched in pocket 1971 Expert Card Chicanery 63
Unknown The Packet Switch 1971 Second Time Around 77
Mike Boden & Ed Smeal Marked! - Alternate Handling with lapping deck switch by Ed Smeal inspired by "Marked" (Mike Boden, 1974) 1974 Card Cavalcade II 10
Paul Curry Teleport two thought of cards travel from one half to the other one by one, 24 duplicates see also "Telepathy" (Jean Hugard, Sphinx, June 1935, p. 101),
also published as "Teleport" (Paul Curry, 2001)
1974 Paul Curry Presents 78
Eric Mason The Turnover Change 1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 11) 278
Unknown Diveswitch in pocket see also "Selected Sources for Deck Switches" (Roberto Giobbi, 2013) 1977 The Red Book of Mentalism 17
Doug Alker Deck Switch from the waistband, while back is turned to the audience 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 5) 518
Philip T. Goldstein Matswitch under cover of close up mat in context of routine in which card travels to under mat see also "Selected Sources for Deck Switches" (Roberto Giobbi, 2013) 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 1) 292
Martin A. Nash The Side-Pocket Swindle card located in pocket, shuffle tracking presentation, deck switch 1980 Ovation 7
Ken De Courcy Shuffled Spell switching in Super Spell/Magic Spell deck 1980 Super Spell 8
Michael Ammar Card Case Switch three strategies 1980 The Command Performance - Premier Issue 3
Gene Castillon Banded Deck Switch in Pocket 1981 The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 76
Philip T. Goldstein Diveswitch 1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "Trionic") 83
Robert Gardner A Subtle Deck Switch Trojan Deck Switch see also "The Trojan Deck" (Roberto Giobbi & Carlhorst Meier, 1984) 1982 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 2) 593
Roberto Giobbi & Carlhorst Meier The Trojan Deck see also "A Subtle Deck Switch" (Robert Gardner, 1982),
also published as "The Trojan Switch" (Carlhorst Meier, 2000),
"The Trojan Deck Switch" (Carlhorst Meier, 2013)
1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 5) 1219
Larry Jennings Wallet Deck Switch DECK travels to wallet except selection see also "Selected Sources for Deck Switches" (Roberto Giobbi, 2013) 1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 179
Larry Jennings Wallet Deck Switch deck travels to wallet except selection 1986 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 2) 1
Roberto Giobbi A Stand-Up Deck Switch 1988 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 1) 12
Karl Fulves Excursion Aces pushed into different parts of deck, deck slapped, only Aces remain and deck traveled to four pockets, posed as problem 1989 The Multiple Shift 37
Steve Beam Behind the Back Deck Switch - invisible deck presentation see also Simon Aronson's "Bellow the Belt" in "The Aronson Approach", 1990,
also published as "Behind-the-Back Switch" (Roberto Giobbi, 2013)
1990 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 32) 564
Alex Elmsley The Climax Pack Switch 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 143
Jack Carpenter West Coast Cooler deck switch as skill demonstration, secret switch possible in course of routine 1992 Modus Operandi 123
Michael Skinner One for the Boys two card challenge divination, memorized deck, deck switch under table 1996 Classic Sampler 38
Andrew Wimhurst Australian Cooler 51 to pocket climax 1999 Low Down Dirty Tricks 3
Guy Hollingworth Hollow Envelopes Dummy Switch 1999 Drawing Room Deceptions 268
Frank Pemper & Jon Racherbaumer & Edward Marlo The Joker Switch clever switch between tricks 2000 Card College - Volume 4 867
Carlhorst Meier The Trojan Switch also published as "The Trojan Deck" (Roberto Giobbi & Carlhorst Meier, 1984) 2000 Card College - Volume 4 868
Unknown Through the Table card from below table to top 2000 Card College - Volume 4 870
Roberto Giobbi In a Flash chosen card penetrates a sealed card case in the performers pocket 2000 Card College - Volume 4 871
Joaquín Partagás & Martin A. Nash The Cardsharp inspired by El Prestidigitador Optimus (1900),
varied by "Two-Pocket Partagás" (Adrian "Ramblar" Guerra, 2013),
"The Partagás Switch Plus - Triple Partagás" (Roberto Giobbi & Juan Tamariz, 2013)
2000 Card College - Volume 4 873
Unknown The Vanishing Deck Reconsidered with a deck switch see also "The Vanishing Deck" (Al Baker & Roberto Giobbi, 1998) 2000 Card College - Volume 4 874
Andrew Wimhurst & David Williamson Australian Cooler 51 to pocket climax, updated 2001 Jiggery Pokery 2
Paul Curry & Michael F. Zens & David Devant Out of the Past deck is separated in halves, two cards thought of and one is selected, performer puts one card from the half into the other, first card is missing, second spectator touches a card, that is put into the other half and also his card is missing, third card invisibly travels into the other half, first printed in "Genii" vol. 7 no. 4, 1942 inspired by "The Triangle" (David Devant, Our Magic),
"Zens' Miracle Pocket to Pocket Trick" (Michael F. Zens, 1937)
2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 102
Paul Curry Teleport two thought of cards travel from one half to the other one by one, 24 duplicates also published as "Teleport" (Paul Curry, 1974) 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 106
Simon Aronson Alternate Take Deck Switch Walkaround version of Alternate Take, can do deck switch 2001 Try the Impossible 30
Simon Aronson Poker Routine Deck Switch Deck switch done in context of Routine Maintenance see also "Routine Maintenance (Poker Deal Restoration)" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 2001 Try the Impossible 241
Simon Aronson Sequence Spell Deck Switch 2001 Try the Impossible 263
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Three Powers three chosen cards vanish from deck, arrive in pocket, deck vanishes (in topit type space) and appears in pocket, three selections rise one with corner torn off that visible restores, a card is shot with pistol into candle 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 146
David Berglas Deck Switch brief 2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 347
Karl Fulves The Right Pocket two cards chosen, duplicates are in pockets as prediction 2003 Hofzinser Notebook 4
Allan Ackerman Finesse the Finessed Travelers including a deck switch see also "The Vanishing Traveler" ( Alfonso, 1987),
"An Impromptu Finesse the Finessed" (Allan Ackerman, 2005)
2005 Ackerman 2004 23
Unknown Deck Switch brief 2006 Compilation 121
Unknown Deck Switch brief 2007 Seminarnotitzen 2007 21
Fred Robinson Vibrations including second method as deck switch in pocket 2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 196
Claude Impériale Bluff Counting move a card with card counting presentation and optional deck switch 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 126
Dai Vernon & Roberto Giobbi Changing Decks open deck switch concept, various methods 2010 Secret Agenda (Section "Jan 5") 8
Roberto Giobbi The Simplest Deck Switch management for simple pocket switch 2010 Secret Agenda (Section "July 25") 222
Steve Mayhew No-Skill Deck Switch using pen-behind-ear gag and pseudo-deck vanish 2011 Full Frontal Mayhew 17
Roberto Giobbi Behind-the-Back Switch with presentational ploys
- Here's Your Card!
- The Visible Invisible Deck
- Demonstration
varied by "The Pocket-to-Pocket Switch" (Roberto Giobbi, 2013),
also published as "Behind the Back Deck Switch" (Steve Beam, 1990)
2013 The Art of Switching Decks 33
Roberto Giobbi Turning Around Deck Switches performer turns with his back to the audience
1. Infrastructure and Mechanics of the Switch
2. Tricks and Presentations - A Few Examples
2013 The Art of Switching Decks 41
Roberto Giobbi & Juan Tamariz The Partagás Switch Plus - Triple Partagás three selections found in pocket inspired by "The Cardsharp" (Joaquín Partagás & Martin A. Nash, 2000) 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 45
Adrian "Ramblar" Guerra Two-Pocket Partagás two cards found in half the deck in each pocket inspired by "The Cardsharp" (Joaquín Partagás & Martin A. Nash, 2000) 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 48
Jean Hugard & Roberto Giobbi Hugard's Method of Changing Packs card at named number is named, repeated twice inspired by "Method of Changing Packs" (1935) 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 51
Roberto Giobbi Because the Cards Know "The Ace-Two-Four-Eight Divination", thought of card divined via other cards in pocket, binary, card optionally transformed into selection 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 55
Laurie Ireland & Roberto Giobbi Bonus free selection located in pocket inspired by "Producing Selected Card at Any Number and At The Same Time Cold Packing" (Laurie Ireland, 1931) 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 57
Steve Forte & Roberto Giobbi The Money Switch adapted from reference, using bills inspired by "Poker Protection" (Steve Forte, p. 106) 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 69
Roberto Giobbi Equivoque Red- and Blue-Deck Switch 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 91
Roberto Giobbi The Real Pseudo Deck Switch selection predicted, apparently done with switch for one-way deck in which shuffled deck is switch for real 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 95
Roberto Giobbi & Richard Himber A New Look at Himber's Razor Deck Trick razor blade card trick 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 101
Roberto Giobbi The One-handed Switch deck cased, deck thrown away and selection appears at fingertips 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 107
Carlhorst Meier The Trojan Deck Switch card predicted in second deck also published as "The Trojan Deck" (Roberto Giobbi & Carlhorst Meier, 1984) 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 123
Roberto Giobbi Do-as-I-Do 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 133
Roberto Giobbi The Tossed-Out Deck Switch 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 133
Alfred "Berlany" Hoffmann The Mirror Glass Switch see also MAGIE (June 1932) 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 134
Dr. Reinhard Rohnstein The Hollow Receptacle Switch see also MAGIE (June 1932) 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 134
Alfred "Berlany" Hoffmann The In-and-Out Switch gimmicked box see also MAGIE (June 1932) 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 135
Roberto Giobbi The Sting Deck Switch 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 135
Roberto Giobbi The Drawer Box Deck Switch 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 135
Roberto Giobbi Carney's Card in Balloon deck switch application inspired by "Straightforward Card in Balloon" (John Carney, 1983) 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 145
Roberto Giobbi Clayton Rawson's Mental Broadcast deck switch application inspired by "The Mental Broadcast" (Clayton Rawson, 1945) 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 145
Roberto Giobbi Hugard's Example of Presentation deck switch application inspired by "The Key Card Principle - An Example of Presentation" (1935) 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 146
Roberto Giobbi Staring-Him-in-the-Face deck switch application inspired by "Staring him in the face" (Dai Vernon & Paul Rosini, 1961) 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 146
Roberto Giobbi Luka's Airborne Again deck switch application inspired by "Airborne Again" (John Luka, 1992) 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 146
Henry Christ The Lota Bowl Switch reprinted from reference see also "Riffs of Henry Christ" (Henry Christ, 1971) 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 149
Helder Guimarães Sort of a Miracle one of 26, siamesa 2015 The Veriloquent 53
Roberto Giobbi Imaginary...Deck Switch sequence with second invisible deck that allows performer to his back over and switch a deck 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Feb 22") 57
Christoph Borer Razored Deck - Für Salon und Bühne razor blade card trick 2016 21 149