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Victor Farelli The "Do-it-Yourself" Discovery spectator stabs top card reversed next to his selection behind the back 1933 Farelli's Card Magic - Part Two 95
Unknown Behind Back Stabbing Force 1933 Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 8
Theodore Annemann The Magic Thrust 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 34
Lu Brent U Find Your Card 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 34
Unknown Double Backed Card Force odd-backed card stabbed into deck next to force card, red-blue double backer 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 123
Unknown Satan Behind You double backer 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 125
Unknown Get Thee Behind Me, Satan 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 339
Unknown A Reversed Card Discovery spectator pushes reversed card next to selection 1938 Greater Magic 40
Dai Vernon Trick Wherein a Card is Thrust Beside a Predicted Card two methods, one by Vernon 1938 Greater Magic 113
Unknown The Magic Thrust. I spectator pushes card reversed next to selection behind back 1938 Greater Magic 261
Al Baker The Magic Thrust. II spectator pushes card reversed next to selection behind back 1938 Greater Magic 262
Theodore Annemann The Magic Thrust. III spectator pushes card reversed between two selections behind back 1938 Greater Magic 264
Orville Wayne Meyer The Magic Thrust 1938 More Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 18
Purvis W. Miller The Two Jokers two jokers shuffled into deck, reversed card thrust in deck by spectator - between the jokers 1938 More Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 19
Paul Curry Lost and Found two spectators remember cards and their positions, shuffle, 2 other cards find selections by stabbing the pack behind back 1939 More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 36
Robert Brethen Known Before card on both sides predicted 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 58) 419
Theodore Annemann One-Hand Cutting Trick 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 83) 535
Herb Runge "Two-Faced" Force spectator stabs behind back, using duplicate 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 98) 602
The Great Merlini* Behind the Eight Ball Effect #1: Top card changes into selection
Effect #2: Another selection comes to top
Effect #3: selection is stabbed to with another card
Effect #4: Magic Thrust
Effect #5: spectator seals card in envelope (glimpsed with alcohol)
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 114) 673
Orville Wayne Meyer Location of Consequence using "Instanto" deck, named card version of Annemann's Magic Thurst 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 115) 678
Clayton Rawson Ghost Writer card reversed behind back, name appears on slate 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 147) 821
Lu Brent Site-Unseen three selection are found by stabbing an unknown card reversed into the deck , cards next to the card and reversed card itself are selections 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 12) 47
Paul Curry Next! the selected card is found next to a card with the message "Your Card Will be next" 1945 My Best 75
J. B. Bobo Two Backward Cards performer stabs card reversed between two selections behind his back 1947 Watch This One! 42
J. B. Bobo Double Discovery performer stabs card reversed between two selections 1947 Watch This One! 48
Paul Curry The Perfect Miracle see also "The Perfect Miracle" (Paul Curry, 2001) 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 130) 524
Edward Marlo Mental Stab performer places spot card next to thought-of card 1962 Estimation 55
Edward Marlo Physical and Mental performer places physical selection next to mental selection (1 of 26), two phases, half forcing deck, faro fan 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 68
Karl Fulves The St. Nicholas Aces black deuces are pushed reversed in deck twice to locate ace, the next time the sandwich cards become the last 2 aces see also "The Royal Lovers" (R. Sid Spocane II*, 1967),
"Return to St. Nicholas" (Peter Duffie, 1997)
1965 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 2) 12
Al Koran & Alton Sharpe Borrowed You Find It two methods: sticky card and belly-stripped card 1969 Expert Card Mysteries 93
Aldini & Tenkai Ishida Remote Control Randomly placed card placed face up into deck, found next to previously selected card 1969 Roughingly Yours 36
Ned Powers* No Chance card selected behind back, card used to stab into deck reversed behind back, it changes into selection 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 4) 321
Karl Fulves A Card Is Found card is stabbed next to selection in pocket, duplicate 1971 The Book of Numbers 22
Tony Kardyro Locomaster Joker joker stabbed in deck next to selection by performer 1972 Card Cavalcade 16
Stephen Minch A Solar Happenstance with tarot cards, card is between his two lucky cards 1974 The Book of Thoth 38
Jerry K. Hartman Taking Turns spectator turns over card behind back, apparently exactly the same as performer a moment before inspired by "Coercion" (J. W. Sarles, 1966),
see also notes by Fulves on p. 243
1975 Epilogue (Section "Special No 1") 240
Carl Herron Marksman Extraordinary with business card, two signed selections 1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 8) 245
John Smetana Caster and Pollux two decks, two spectators, both put card between same cards 1976 The Third Ecstasy 8
Nick Trost U-Find-It Spectator locates card by stabbing face up card into the deck 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 24
Nick Trost Compute-a-thot Three spot in inserted into packet, selection is found by spelling or counting or next to Three 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 33
Karl Fulves Boggled card vanishes with fun sucker presentation about the spectator taking a card from between the aces and pushing it magic thrust like between to aces, sleeving 1977 Impromptu Holdouts 23
Karl Fulves Double Thrusts behind the back stab of two cards 1981 Side Steal 59
Jack Avis Optical Notes variations inspired by "The Optical Force" (Karl Fulves, 1975) 1981 The Chronicles (Issue 30) 1360
Arthur Setterington What's in a Name? blank cards, performer and spectator sign one each, they're stabbed next to each other behind back by performer 1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 2) 992
Tom Bowyer Svengali Routine selection made, card divined, then it turns over, then appears at named number and at randomly spelled card, spectator stabs next to it 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 28
Ken Krenzel Thrust and Parry 1990 Close-up Impact! 10
Hideo Kato スローイングカードスタブ (Throwing Card Stab) Card stabbed into dribbled deck, stabs right next to selection 1993 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 61
Frank Lane Stick It In Yourself spectator stabs reversed cards next to selection after magician fails 1994 More Greater Magic 1063
Theodore Annemann Magic Thrust Variations - A. 1994 More Greater Magic 1208
Fred Furman Magic Thrust Variations - B. duplicate 1994 More Greater Magic 1209
John Northern Hilliard Magic Thrust Variations - C. short card and 2 double backers 1994 More Greater Magic 1210
Gene Maze Face-Up Locator spectator stabs card next to selection 1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 112
Larry Jennings Depth Thrust I spectator stabs behind the back, two cards sandwich selection 1997 Jennings '67 100
Larry Jennings Depth Thrust II spectator stabs, two cards sandwich selection 1997 Jennings '67 102
Karl Fulves Parallel Time two decks, red-backed JS on face of blue-backed deck, spectator inserts JS in center behind her back but it's back on face, repeated with other deck, repeated but it now jumps back to other deck, "ambitions card done with the deck in the spectator's hands" 1997 The Vampire Papers 94
Paul Curry & John Scarne & Myles Lyons & Theodore Annemann Two-Card Routine - Effect No. 1: joker and ace of spades change places
- Effect No. 2: joker on top, ace on the bottom vanish and are found together in the center
- Effect No. 3: joker and ace pushed in the deck, travel to top and bottom
- Effect No. 4: two numbers are called, counted and the cards found at those positions are joker
and ace
- Effect No. 5: joker and ace reverse in the deck
- Effect No. 6: spectator reverses one card behind his back, it is the joker
- Effect No. 7: two selections are put face up into the deck, next to them the joker and the ace
are found
- Effect No. 8: selections transform into joker and ace
- Effect No. 9: two cards clipped by four paper clips are removed from the pocket, joker and ace
2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 45
Paul Curry Double Prediction card is selected turned over and behind spectator's back, pushed into the deck, both cards are predicted, first published in "Something Borrowed, Something New", 1941 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 212
Paul Curry Next! card with message "your card will be next" is put into the deck and is found next to selection, first in "Something Borrowed, Something New", 1941 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 288
Paul Curry The Perfect Miracle based on Lu Brent's "U-Find-It" in "Five Super Card Mysteries" see also "The Perfect Miracle" (Paul Curry, 1947) 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 296
Karl Fulves Name An Ace aces face-up in different parts, they sandwich named black ace, presented as Thrust effect 2001 The Magic Thrust 3
Karl Fulves A Remote Locator card returned to one half, AS inserted in other half finds selection in that half 2001 The Magic Thrust 9
Karl Fulves Strange Interlude odd-backed indifferent card inserted in deck next to selection behind spectator's back inspired by "Take A Card" manuscript (McMillen, Brown) 2001 The Magic Thrust 11
Karl Fulves Stab At Nothing two jokers thrust into deck by spectator, not near the two selections, third joker appears next to selection, one of the jokers changes into selection 2001 The Magic Thrust 15
Karl Fulves X Finds X card marked on back lost, another card marked on back is stabbed in deck next to itself, it transposed with other card 2001 The Magic Thrust 18
Karl Fulves Future Thrust reversed card at beginning changes into later selection 2001 The Magic Thrust 25
Karl Fulves Stabbed By Memory two cards next to stabbed in joker remembered, one found by stabbing, joker put in wallet, then is back in deck next to other selection and in wallet is first selection 2001 The Magic Thrust 29
Karl Fulves Background Magic Thrust credit information, reprinted from Latter Day Secrets p. 216 2001 The Magic Thrust 45
Al Baker The Magic Thrust spectator stabbs card next to selection 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Contributions") 513
Al Baker Sympathetic Cards selection next to reversed card 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Notebooks") 743
Al Baker You Do as I Do with One Pack 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Notebooks") 764
Ken Krenzel Back Stabber 2009 Relaxed Impossibilities 187
Pit Hartling Close Encounters three cards inserted by spectator from another deck lie next to their duplicates 2016 In Order to Amaze 48