Small Packet Sequences & "Ambitious Classic"
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Leon M. Dick Boy Meets Girl four queens and four jacks 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 188) 753
Arthur Setterington Joe Smith Magician seven cards, ace of spades comes several times to the top and then changes places with card in the pocket 1968 The Joe Smith Mysteries 3
Tony Kardyro T.K.'s Ambitious Card Supreme three cards, card reversed in the end 1969 The Cardiste (Issue 13) 9
Aldini Roughly Ambitious Ambitious Card routine with packet of twenty cards 1969 Roughingly Yours 7
Robert (Bob) Hess* Spirit Aces black aces rise to top of four-Ace-packet repeatedly, a black ace travels from pocket back to aces, then red aces to pocket 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio) 378
Karl Fulves Double Up using four aces, this is actually page 36A see also "Broken Elmsley Count" (Karl Fulves, 1975) 1973 Packet Switches (Part One) 36
Jerry Mentzer & Derek Dingle Ambitious Ace-Two-Three-Four-Five 1974 Card Cavalcade II 155
Gray Leese Uprising order of four cards changes 1974 Epilogue (Issue 20) 187
William Zavis Up Down & Around routine, ace to four of spades and five red cards, spades penetrate, reverse and one changes place with a red card 1974 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 4) 42
Roy Walton Runaround small packet multiple ambition, aces appear, joker transposes with 4 queens 1975 Card Cavalcade 3 60
Jerry K. Hartman Up, Up & Away inspired by "Ambitious Ghost" (Roy Walton, Card Script) 1975 Epilogue (Section "Special No 1") 238
Karl Fulves Up, Up & Away credit information for Ambitous Classic type routines 1975 Epilogue (Section "Special No 1") 243
Ken Krenzel & Roy Walton & Bob Ostin Light & Heavy Card odd-backed card sinks in a small packet, faces transform 1975 Epilogue (Section "Special No 2") 247
Larry Jennings An Ambitious Classic two methods 1975 Epilogue (Section "Special No 3 (Part 2)") 269
Karl Fulves 2-Card Ambitious two cards used for ambitious card routine in which bottom card travels to top, then shown that neither is the card 1975 Methods with Cards - Part 1 49
Karl Fulves Ambitious Lady queen rises to top of two-card packet 1975 Methods with Cards - Part 2 100
Karl Fulves Paper-Clip Variation queen rises to top of two-card packet, other card changes 1975 Methods with Cards - Part 2 101
Martin A. Nash Limited Ambitions see p. 447 for additional crediting 1977 Any Second Now 207
Allan Ackerman Variance Variant with transformation kicker see also "Down the Elevator and Up the Ladder" (Don England, 1981) 1978 Here's My Card 90
John C. Wagner Ace-Two-Three-Four 1978 7 Secrets 42
Bob Farmer Cabungle alternate handling, with application for packet ambitious card sequence inspired by "Caboodle" (Eric Mason, 1977) 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 5) 511
Philip T. Goldstein Very Good Hand card rises several time, all alike, royal flush as a kicker 1978 Notions 3
Karl Fulves Blind Ambition one card penetrates another 1979 Shape Changers 34
Don England Down the Elevator and Up the Ladder all cards transform inspired by "Variance Variant" (Allan Ackerman, 1978),
"Blanks - Selections - Aces" (Allan Ackerman, 1978)
1981 Don England's T.K.O.'s (Section "Clubs") 32
Derek Dingle Too Many Cards with ambitious card phases see also "Family Circus" (Larry Jennings & Derek Dingle & James Swain, 1992) 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 106
Jerry K. Hartman Bi-Way ace travels up and down in 4-card packet, further credits see page 55 varied by "Any-Floor Elevator" (Jon Racherbaumer, 1983) 1982 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1 No. 3) 17
Jean-Jaques Sanvert Moving Up black aces keep juming to top in 4 ace packet, inspired by Hartman effect, two methods inspired by an idea from "Odd Lifts" (J. K. Hartman),
see also "Sanverted" (John Carney, 1991)
1982 Best of Friends 485
Philip T. Goldstein Con-Sequence credit information, color changing back kicker inspired by "The Amorphous Ace" (Brother John Hamman, 1989) 1982 shuffled lecture 1
Phillip Young What Floor Please? Ace, Two and Three packet ambitious card, then Two and Three change into a Five and ace changes color 1982 Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 21
Jon Racherbaumer Any-Floor Elevator small packet ambitious routine with change to kings kicker inspired by "Bi-Way" (Jerry K. Hartman, 1982) 1983 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 76
Ron Ferris The Magic "Six" 1983 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 12) 856
Philip T. Goldstein Chromavator elevator packet version, color-changing back kicker 1983 MajorMinor 8
Philip T. Goldstein Chromated combining preceding Chromavator and Chromatwist 1983 MajorMinor 10
Philip T. Goldstein Chromatose combining preceding Chromavator and Chromatwist 1983 MajorMinor 11
Roxy Ambitious Blacks small packet variation using 4 reds and blacks 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 5) 1066
Philip T. Goldstein Sub-Scription signed joker travels up and down in 4-card-packet, double backers 1985 Best of Friends - Volume II 437
Daryl Martinez The Ubiquitous Card small packet is shown all alike 1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 94
Daryl Martinez & Edward G. Brown Thin Ambitions with 3 card packet 1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 24
Larry Jennings Ambitious Classic five cards see also "Family Circus" (Larry Jennings & Derek Dingle & James Swain, 1992) 1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 95
Larry Jennings Ambitious Classic Variation four cards 1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 136
Richard Vollmer Aw Gee! four aces, red aces penetrate to the top over and over again 1987 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 8) 1386
Karl Fulves Cast of Characters four jokers, small packet ambitious, change into kings 1989 Quick Card Tricks 34
Bruce Cervon A Matter of Psychology apparently original version of "Ambitious Classic" 1990 Ultra Cervon 22
John Carney Sanverted red aces come to top multiple times, then Daley's Last inspired by "Moving Up" (Jean-Jaques Sanvert, 1982),
varied by "Daley Straightened" (Wesley James, 1997)
1991 Carneycopia 229
Michael Weber & Chris Kenner Five Speed Ambitious Classic variation, double stick tape 1992 Totally Out Of Control 166
Larry Jennings & Derek Dingle & James Swain Family Circus inspired by "Too Many Cards" (Derek Dingle, 1982),
"Ambitious Classic" (Larry Jennings, 1986)
1992 Don't Blink 53
Karl Fulves Buried Alive four card packet, bottom card rises to top 1997 The Vampire Chronicles 8
Wesley James Below Zero Minus One "beta", visual small packet elevator, history information inspired by "Below Zero" (Roy Walton, Cardboard Charades, 1971, p. 44) 2004 Enchantments 49
Nick Trost Ace to Five - The Easy Method 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 140
Nick Trost Ambitious Ace to Five 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 143