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Al Baker Al Baker's Pack, 2. 1920s The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "The Twenty-Five Dollar Manuscript") 479
Theodore Annemann A New Thought Card Spelling Effect 1931 The Book Without A Name 14
Unknown Everywhere and Nowhere 1. (using two duplicates)
2. Using a Short Card
3. With a Borrowed Deck
4. With an Ordinary Deck without Duplicates
1935 Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 112
Vincent Dalban The Miracle Speller using short card 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 18) 98
Paul Curry Another Stop! spectator stops while riffling, performer knows card, short card and set-up, for credit details reference inspired by "Another Stop!" (Paul Curry, 2001) 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 19) 107
Dick Madden The Modern Eye-Popper short card used to simplify double lift 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 25) 155
Unknown A Novel Card Problem replacing cards in short deck for multiple location routine 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 297
Jean Hugard The use of Short Cards in Magical Effects commentary and history 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 309
Unknown Card from Nowhere card to anywhere with duplicate, card vanishes via short card and riffle display 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 310
Unknown On the Top chosen card comes to top, short card 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 310
Unknown X-Ray Eyes performer know position of chosen card, short key card 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 310
Unknown A Color Change back of chosen card changes, short card 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 311
Unknown Cut Card Force spectator (hopefully) cuts above bunch of short cards 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 311
Unknown Another Force forcing a random card on multiple spectators, short card 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 311
Unknown To Any Number short card 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 312
Unknown Horoscope Card Force short card 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 312
Unknown A Spelling Trick short card 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 312
James Maxwell The Locator spectator's shuffling while short card stays next to selection 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 313
U. F. Grant Behind the Pack counting procedure, short card 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 313
Unknown Double Location short key card 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 313
Unknown A Reversed Location short card 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 314
Unknown Vanishing Card short card 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 314
Unknown Short Card Force 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 384
Unknown Forcing a Corner-Shorted Court Card 1938 Greater Magic 333
Unknown The Short Card discussing Types of Short Cards, Cutting a Short Card 1938 Greater Magic 364
Byron Churchill Decepto two faced cards are in deck, performer divines one of them 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 47) 331
Unknown Short Card & Riffle Shuffle two cards stay together 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 121) 707
Herb Runge Pick Up 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 121) 707
Unknown The Riffle Force short card 1941 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 1 268
Vincent Dalban The Miracle Speller 1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 41
Byron Churchill Decepto two faced cards are in deck, performer divines one of them 1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 47
Theodore Annemann The Modern Eye Popper short card used to simplify double lift 1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 49
Russell T. Wise The Card That Isn't wrong tabled card shows up again, see also Fechter's "I've Got A Surprise For You!" 1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 50
U. F. Grant Improved Three Way Forcing handling for forcing three cards with a three way forcing deck 1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 22
J. B. Bobo Two Backward Cards performer stabs card reversed between two selections behind his back 1947 Watch This One! 42
Paul Curry Two Minutes from Now spectator thinks stop at his selection when performer names the cards, position is predicted too 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 125) 504
Unknown Monte by "Bertram", told by Dai Vernon 1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 143) 573
Ken Krenzel & Don Costello Miracle named card turns over 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 169) 678
Bill Ruesskamp 15 to 30 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 175) 700
Edward Marlo Card Thru Table lapping a short card method 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 193) 772
A. Deleport Pocket It reprint from Grant's "The Trixter" from 1933, spectator puts deck in his pocket and picks out his selection 1950 The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 207) 826
Dr. Stanley Jaks Letter Mystery card is divined with a set of letter cards 1951 Who is this Dr. Jaks? 7
Nate Leipzig & Victor Farelli Using a "Key" Card Leipzig Card Stab with short card 1952 Nate Leipzig's Card Stab 19
Edward Marlo Using a Short in Combination with Peeks or any type of key card 1952 Control Systems 108
Edward Marlo Card Thru Table clean handling due to short card 1953 The Cardician 15
Edward Marlo Lapping a Short Card 1953 The Cardician 15
Francis Haxton "Inspired" card from 6-card-packet into deck, short card control 1954 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 6 67
Edward Marlo Sure Throw #2 and #3 long and short card 1962 Estimation 75
Aldini Lie Detector Deck 1969 Roughingly Yours 12
Aldini Aldini's Nature Deck Mental Photography Deck type of routine, blank deck prints and unprints 1969 Roughingly Yours 31
Edward Marlo Reverse Fingertip Control forcing thick or short card, riffled from the back to the front, two methods 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 64
Edward Marlo Long and Short Cards from different decks 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 157
Dr. Gordon C. Peck That Top Card Ambitious card type of sequence with short card 1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 217
Dai Vernon Short Card Location Use short card to locate selection, deck can be shuffled 1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 224
Nick Trost A Prediction and a Date - Updated Cards dealt to any year called for from 1900 to 1975, plus predict a card varied by "The Ultra Date Trick" (Nick Trost, 1976) 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 16
Walt Lees Nimrod two selected card are found by a wind-up toy, half forcing deck see also Peter Warlock's "The Pecking Bird" in "Book of Magic", 1956. P.90 1980 The Immaculate Card Magic of Walt Lees 17
Edward Marlo Bottom Deal Tip using short cards 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 99
Del Copley Challenge Poker Deal four aces are found in selected hand, bottom deal gambling demo 1984 Fork Full of Appetizers - Book 2 5
Unknown Use for Short Card count-down placement, spectator shuffles 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 5
Unknown The Floating Key "This is a control which without question is the best of all methods of controlling a chosen card.", key card which is both narrow and short and punched 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 21
Judson S. Brown Floater Key short & narrow 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 16
Edward Marlo Roman Shuffle Plus Short Cards 1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 104
Edward Marlo Roman Shuffle Bottom Cull using short cards 1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 105
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
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
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
John Northern Hilliard Original Method of Making an Impromptu Short Card 1994 More Greater Magic 1213
Dai Vernon Impromptu Short Card credit unsure 1994 More Greater Magic 1246
Dai Vernon Another Short Card Idea card index with short cards to work with borrowed deck 1994 More Greater Magic 1246
David Neighbors Colorful Rip-Off Triumph cards shuffled face up / face down, face up cards are "ripped through" deck except selection, with color changing back kicker inspired by "Triumph Rip-Off" (John Carney, 1991) 1994 The Minotaur (Vol. 6 No. 3) 1
Nick Trost Duo Brainwave no rough/smooth inspired by "Ultra Brainwave Deck" (Patrick Page, Abracadabra, May 1982) 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 180
Nick Trost Dingle's "Royal Triumph" - Trost Version Four kings with odd backs will change into four selections inspired by "Royal Triumph" (Derek Dingle, 1982) 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 182
Nick Trost Nick's Stranger in Paradise Spectator thinks of any card and is removed from blue back deck, previously pocketed red deck is found to be missing the thought of card, tabled card is revealed to be it, first published in The New Tops, November 1968 see also "Premonition Outdone" (Stan Lobenstern, 1968),
"Thought Anticipated" (Dave Campbell, The Gen, April 1959)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 189
Nick Trost Telespo Performer matches symbols, spectator fails, and then performer divines symbols from different room 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 297
Unknown Slide Monte with short card 1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 24
Paul Curry Another Stop! spectator stops while riffling, performer knows card, short card and set-up see also "Another Stop!" (Paul Curry, 1936) 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 200
Al Baker Card Force using Short Card not a force but a placement of short card as key 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Notebooks") 688
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
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