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Jack Merlin Here There and Everywhere ambitious card, then stop trick, twice the card is at the stopped position 1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 15
Tom Sellers The Double Card Prediction double backer stabbed in deck 1931 Sellers' Secrets 17
Unknown A Double Surprise performer and spectator remember card and its position in their halves of the deck, cards taken out, performers card is shown to be a double backer (!), spectator's card is an indifferent card and brought from pocket 1933 Farelli's Card Magic - Part Two 91
Henry Christ The 203rd Force see also "The 203rd Force / Henry Christ Force" (Henry Christ, 1997) 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 38
Eddie Clever The Renovated Sphinx Card Trick two signed cards in hat transpose with signed card in deck, double backer, fake indices card 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 9) 34
Louis Lam "Alice in Wonderland" card turns over multiple times, then is spelled out 1935 Would You Believe It? 15
Lin Searles An Amusing Reversal ambitious card, then chosen card turns over, double backer see also "Impossible Location" (Lin Searles, 1973) 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Section "Summer Extra 1936") 134
Unknown The Queen Turns Over double backer and sticky card 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 106
Glenn G. Gravatt A Real Magical Vanish odd-backed card from deck into spectator's pocket (where other cards are), 2-color double backer, sticky card 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 114
Jean Hugard Double Back Principles in Card Magic some credit information 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 117
Unknown Alice in Wonderland card turns over and is spelled to, double backer 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 117
Frank Lane Double Backed Card Routine back of selection changes, ambitious card phase, count-down phase, card reverses, double index gaff and double backer 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 118
Unknown Transposition Extraordinary between 2 odd-backed decks, red-blue double backer 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 119
Theodore Annemann Insto-Transpo spectator's and performer's pocket, double backer see also "Simplo-Transpo" (Bob Hanko, 1942),
"Insto-Transpo Perfected" (Dr. Raymond L. Beebe, 1945)
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 120
Theodore Annemann Remote Control odd-backed unknown card signed on back is chosen from face, red-blue sticky double backer see also "Remote Control Improved" (Orville Wayne Meyer, 1937),
"Once in a Life Time" (Jack Vosburgh, 1941),
"Impromptu Remote Control" (Edward Marlo & Theodore Annemann, 1964),
varied by "Remotely Possible" (Karl Fulves, 1996),
"The Three Roses" (Roberto Giobbi & Theodore Annemann, 2016),
also published as "Remote Control" (The Sphinx, July 1929)
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 121
Theodore Annemann Initialled Card Telepathy signed card at chosen number or stop trick, double backer 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 121
Unknown Turnover double backer 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 122
Unknown Repeating Card Turnover 26 double backers 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 123
William Larsen A Reverse Location cards next to selection turn over, double backer(s) 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 123
Unknown Reversi three selections turn over, 51 double backers 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 124
Dai Vernon Chameleon Backs two odd-backed cards, back color transposes, red-blue double backer 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 125
Unknown Satan Behind You double backer 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 125
Unknown The Double Card Prediction double backer 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 126
Unknown Comedy Relief gag for people that know the air pressure turnover, double backer 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 126
U. F. Grant Giant Acrobatic Cards jumbo cards are dealt face up face down alternating, they turn over again, double backers varied by "Believe It or Not!" (Nick Trost, 1997) 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 127
Henry Christ The Perfect Force double backer, 203rd force varied by "The Imperfect Force" (Tom Gagnon, 1998) 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 128
Unknown Doubleback Card Force for two cards, double backer 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 128
Unknown Easy Coin Switch using double backed card 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 128
Jess Kelly The Sympathetic Card blue backed card changes to red when rubbed on red deck, red-blue double backer 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 129
Charles T. Jordan One Ahead mexican turnover prediction with red-blue double backer 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 284
Unknown Movie Color Cards two different colored decks change places, 2 red-blue double backers 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 287
Unknown Double-Backed Key Card 1938 Greater Magic 83
Sam Leo Horowitz The Four Aces double backer 1938 Greater Magic 351
Paul Curry Infallible Prediction free selection is predicted written on other card, deck of double facers, double backer, "Touch" varied by "Magna II" (Karl Fulves, 1982) 1938 Greater Magic 442
Unknown Two Card Monte Move double facer and backer 1938 Greater Magic 443
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Double Backed Cards some information followed by applications 1938 Greater Magic 480
Unknown The Self Reversing Cards ten cards are dealt face-up/face-down, 5 double backers see also "Five-Card Brainwave" (Sam Leo Horowitz, 1978) 1938 Greater Magic 480
Dai Vernon & Sam Leo Horowitz & Arthur Finley The Ambitious Card with double backer see also "Kannibal Kards - Phase Four" (Karl Fulves, 1975) 1938 Greater Magic 481
Unknown The Power of the Will spectator deals, double backer 1938 Greater Magic 484
Unknown The Five Cards Do As I Do - You Can't double backer 1938 Greater Magic 485
George G. Kaplan Cagliostro's Card. A Prediction 20$ are bet on the outcome, 6 duplicates, short card, double backer see also "Hundred Dollar Prediction" (Harry Riser, 1981),
"Poor Man's Prediction" (Edward Marlo, 1984)
1938 Greater Magic 486
Al Baker Effect 2 cut-deeper flair challenge location 1939 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Effects 1, 2, and 3") 498
Theodore Annemann Insto-Transpo spectator's and performer's pocket, double backer see also "Insto-Transpo" (Theodore Annemann, 1937),
varied by "Again" (Bill Simon, 1956)
1939 The Incorporated Strange Secrets 3
Theodore Annemann Stop selection is at thought of position, continuous triples varied by "Naming The Stranger" (Karl Fulves, 1996) 1939 The Incorporated Strange Secrets 4
Dr. Jacob Daley Frontier Fantasy red and blue backed Four of Spades transpose, red-blue double backer 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 85) 542
Al Baker Effect 2 double backer, cut-deeper flair 1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Magical Ways and Means") 198
Tom Sellers Think Of A Card 1941 Condensed Conjuring 6
Allan Lambie Double Prediction card reversed behind back is predicted, repeat, deck of double backers 1942 Prepared Cards and Accessories 7
Jean Hugard & Frederick Braue Triple Turn Up three selections, cards alternately face-up and down, half deck double backers 1942 Prepared Cards and Accessories 8
Henry Christ The Perfect Card Location setting double back key card see also "The Miracle Divination" (Eugenia Braue, 1943) 1942 Prepared Cards and Accessories 8
Paul Curry Follow Me two decks, several versions 1945 My Best 78
James G. Thompson Jr. Thompson's Discontented Card 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 105) 422
Fred Fletcher Cherry Red Blues same card from red and blue deck are exchanged and put reversed in the other deck, then they travel back to the original pack, red-blue double backer 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 111) 447
Paul Curry The Perfect Miracle see also "The Perfect Miracle" (Paul Curry, 2001) 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 130) 524
Unknown Double-Back Corner-Short Location out of the room selection see also "Turn of the Century" (Paul Curry, 1974) 1948 The Fine Art of Magic 44
Ken Krenzel & Don Costello Miracle named card turns over 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 169) 678
Ronald B. Edwards Weird Control two suits are shuffled match in order 1953 The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 278) 1112
Milton Kort Color Change & Follow Up Two red decks, one changes to blue, and then a Chicago Opener style routine is performed (blue card placed in red deck, spectator picks it out from face up spread), red/blue card see also "Kort's Color-changing Deck" (Milton Kort, 1999) 1953 The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 288) 1152
Nate Leipzig Reverso 1963 Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 173
Edward Marlo The Bet without Odds - Solutions three methods, see also p. 47 and "Technicolor Prediction" (Ireland Year Book 1962) inspired by "The Bet without Odds" (Karl Fulves, 1966) 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 9) 45
William P. Miesel Static solution inspired by "Static" (Karl Fulves, 1966) 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 11) 56
Theodore Annemann The Thought Card - Annotation from "Annemann's $50 Manuscript" (ca. 1932)
spectator writes any card on back of card, magician divines it
see also "The Thought Card" (Theodore Annemann, 1967) 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 2) 147
Edward Marlo Repeat Reverse with Gaffs double backer or facer 1968 Expert Card Conjuring 103
Henry Christ The 203rd Force continued on p. 198 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 9) 194
John Howie Brainwave Bet odd-backed unkown card inserted in deck, spectator names correct card, clean-up anti-climax follows, red-blue double backer 1969 Epilogue (Issue 6) 41
Jon Racherbaumer Pardon My Backs! with thick double backer 1970 Hierophant (Issue 4) 210
Edward Marlo Notes on a Miracle Kings are inserted next to Queens by spectator, ten methods (ungaffed, double facers, double backers, roughed) see also "A Good Number" (Edward Marlo, 1942) 1971 Hierophant (Section "5-6") 265
Bruce Cervon All Shook Up color changing Triumph, red-blue double backer, including "Non-Gimmicked Method" 1971 Expert Card Chicanery 3
Bruce Cervon Turn Me Over! funny messages on card 1971 Expert Card Chicanery 9
Mike Rogers Still Avid color changing back kicker 1971 Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 2) 10
Al Baker Ambitious Card from Daley Notebooks varied by "Ambitious 1-2-3-4" (Roy Walton, 1972),
"Ambitious Ace, Deuce, Trey" (Nick Trost, 1997)
1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 2) 474
Gene Castillon Ladies sing the Blues three card twisting routine with color changing back kicker 1972 Kabbala - Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 3) 18
Derek Dingle All Backs aces lost and found in process, color changing backs kicker, 20 r/b double backers see also "All Backs Routine" (Derek Dingle, 1975 (ca.)) 1973 Epilogue (Issue 19) 179
Lin Searles Impossible Location out-of-hand selection (203rd force), card vanishes and reappears in deck see also "An Amusing Reversal" (Lin Searles, 1936) 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio) 665
Paul Curry Turn of the Century see also "Double-Back Corner-Short Location" (1948),
"Marlo on the Christ Force" (Edward Marlo & Henry Christ, 1971),
varied by "An Old (sheared) Black Ram2" (Michael Weber & Paul Curry, 2010),
also published as "Turn of the Century" (Paul Curry, 2001)
1974 Paul Curry Presents 57
Karl Fulves Heavy Traffic prediction vanishes from between two jacks twice, then the chosen card appears between the jacks see also "King's Row" (Karl Fulves, 1975),
varied by "Swindle Stab" (Karl Fulves, 2001)
1974 Close-Up Mental Magic 2
Karl Fulves Second Method prediction vanishes from between two jacks twice, then the chosen card appears between the jacks 1974 Close-Up Mental Magic 4
Edward Marlo Think as I Think with thought of Cards, gaffed, red-blue double backer, red-blue menetekel, 3 approaches 1975 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 208
Edward Marlo Sandwich Card Sandwiched Card is though of, double backer 1975 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 71
Jim Lee Into the Case "Magical Lee" card placed in case in beginning is later selection, double backer 1975 Card Cavalcade 3 21
Jon Racherbaumer Flash Sandwich double backer, double facer, hung card 1975 Hierophant (Section "7 Resurrection Issue") 23
Karl Fulves Kannibal Kards - Phase Two two jacks dropped on card on deck which is instantly sandwiched 1975 Kannibal Kards 2
Karl Fulves Kannibal Kards - Phase Three card vanishes between jacks on deck 1975 Kannibal Kards 3
Karl Fulves Kannibal Kards - Phase Four four jacks become three, then two, then one, single card placed in center comes back to top with other jacks see also "The Ambitious Card" (Dai Vernon & Sam Leo Horowitz & Arthur Finley, 1938) 1975 Kannibal Kards 3
Marvin Johnson Re-Opened Prediction two methods 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 4) 866
Arthur Hill* Numbers Up deck of number cards, design duplication on two cards, mirror in lap 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 5) 872
Derek Dingle All Backs Routine aces lost and found in process, color changing backs kicker, 20 r/b double backers see also "All Backs" (Derek Dingle, 1973) 1975 (ca.) Additional Deceptions 13
Henry Christ The Original Christ Force including 5 variations, one with double backer 1976 Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 3) 32
Edward Marlo Cased-In Technicolor Thought gaffed 1976 Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 3) 38
Peter Kane The Blushing Jokers four blue-backed jokers, turn red one by one, then blue again varied by "A Test of Flirtatiousness" (John F. C. McLachlan, 1984) 1976 Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 6) 72
Edward Marlo More Technicolor Thought named ace in Ace Packet is reversed and odd-backed
- R-B Double-Backed Think Ace
- Swindle Technicolor Thought
- Four-Card Technicolor Thought No. 1
- Four-Card Technicolor Thought No. 2
1976 Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 11) 145
Nick Trost Color-Changing Pack 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part One 34
Nick Trost & Stewart Judah Card Elimination Card vanishes from deck, then appears face up in the deck later also published as "Elimination" (Nick Trost & Stewart Judah, 1997) 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 22
Nick Trost U-Find-It Spectator locates card by stabbing face up card into the deck 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 24
Paul Curry Past, Present And Future two decks, three cards match, (apparently original) version of Paul Curry's "Touch" see also "Touch" (Paul Curry, 2001) 1977 Special Effects 68
Jeff Busby Back to Back all backs with four cards, to four normal cards to all backs again see also "The Reference Shelf" (Karl Fulves, 1978),
varied by "Royal Backs" (Jeff Busby, 1978)
1977 Back to Back 2
Dai Vernon & Sam Leo Horowitz The Second Method double backer 1978 Four-Card Brainwave 4
Sam Leo Horowitz The Third Method double backer 1978 Four-Card Brainwave 6
Sam Schwartz The Fourth Method double backer 1978 Four-Card Brainwave 7
Sam Leo Horowitz The Fifth Method no extra card, double index aces, double backers 1978 Four-Card Brainwave 8
Sam Leo Horowitz Five-Card Brainwave two poker hands dealt, one card chosen, when re-dealt, this card reverses itself, two phases, double backers and rough-smooth see also "The Self Reversing Cards" (1938) 1978 Four-Card Brainwave 14
Philip T. Goldstein Contrasting Prediction red/blue double backer see also "Synchroincidence" (Thomas Alan Waters, 1979) 1978 Notions 5
David Solomon Toss-in Triumph no card reversed after Triumph, indicator is tossed next to selection 1978 Arch Triumphs 33
Philip T. Goldstein Tearable two cards are torn, halves transpose several times 1979 Tearable 1
Thomas Alan Waters Synchroincidence two decks, same card is selected, red/blue inspired by "Synchronism" (Robert Parrish, 1939),
see also "Contrasting Prediction" (Philip T. Goldstein, 1978),
varied by "Synchrowave" (Thomas Alan Waters, 1985)
1979 Mind, Myth & Magick (Section "New Thoughts For Old") 31
Philip T. Goldstein Cycle Exchange daley's last trick with color changing back kicker 1979 Cycle! 3
Philip T. Goldstein Cycle Twist twisting four cards, one by one, with color changing back kicker 1979 Cycle! 3
Philip T. Goldstein Cycle Elevator packet elevator with color changing back kicker 1979 Cycle! 5
Victor Marsh Found selection returned to cased deck, medium in other room finds selection 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 20) 1258
Francis Haxton Open Selection five cards removed from deck, of those the spectator choses two, they're the selections, two methods see also "5-Card Hofzinser" (Francis Haxton, 1973),
"Lottery" (Karl Fulves, 1977)
1979 The Chronicles (Issue 23) 1294
Father Cyprian Multiple Surprises ace cutting with color changing back kicker, different colors, 4 double backers 1980 The Elegant Card Magic of Father Cyprian 46
Edward Marlo You Did It Again and Again! six cards, spectator thinks one, is turned over by spectator himself, repeats 1980 Hierophant (Section "The Last Hierophant") 13
Jon Racherbaumer The Blue Intruder Strikes Again! spectator choses only blue card in red back, using brainwave deck 1980 Hierophant (Section "The Last Hierophant") 56
Gene Maze & Richard Kaufman On The Munch, or Eating Out (A Cannibal Card) simultaneous multiple vanish, three double backer 1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 60
Gene Maze Bon Voyage double backer, lapping 1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 79
Richard Kaufman & David Arthur & Gene Maze Fusion two jokers become double backer which is examined, when peeled apart again they are two selections 1981 Cardworks 47
Richard Kaufman Layer by Layer two mates become double backer which is examined, when peeled apart again it splits into mates and a selection 1981 Cardworks 55
Slydini The Slydini Touch finesse for splitting an apparent double backer into two cards 1981 Cardworks 57
Edward Marlo Surprise signed card travels to anywhere, see also page 81 of Marlo's Plus Package 1981 21st Century Card Magic 11
Edward Marlo Christ-Crossed Clairvoyance two cards named after Christ-Force type procedure, double backer 1981 Kabbala - Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 9) 71
Edward Marlo The Unexpected Signed Card to Wallet Christ-Force type selection procedure 1981 Kabbala - Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 10) 75
Karl Fulves Foolzum with the Neal Elias half pass, variation with 26 double backers 1981 Milennium Aces 67
Philip T. Goldstein A Fine Mesh two selections between three jokers vanish, then a joker finds the selections in deck on either side, red/blue double backer 1981 Quasimodo / A Fine Mesh 1
Philip T. Goldstein Quasimodo three jokers and one normal card are mixed, monte type premise, normal card's back changes red and then blue again with comedic presentation, red/blue double backer 1981 Quasimodo / A Fine Mesh 3
Paul Harris & Looy Simonoff The Beast With Two Backs prediction, then two cards fuse back to back 1981 Close-up Fantasies Finalé 113
Unknown Two Card Monte Switch Hofzinser type 1981 Close-up Fantasies Finalé 114
Fred Castle The Lovely Queens Four red backed queens turn over one by one, then shown to have blue backs, and then the faces have changed into photos of "glamorous" ladies 1981 Magic With Giant Cards 6
Karl Fulves Synchro red-blue double backer 1981 The Chronicles (Issue 30) 1357
Philip T. Goldstein New Wave spectator reverses one of five ESP cards, same is reversed in packet in envelope 1982 12/12 1
Philip T. Goldstein Back-Ordered four card small packet All Backs 1982 12/12 7
Ray Mertz Mirror Twist backs of four fours change colors, then faces change into mirrors 1982 Fork Full of Appetizers 27
Jay Sankey Transfusion (Mono) open double backer is "unfused" into two selections 1983 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 68
Jay Sankey Transfusion (Stereo) open double backer, four of a kind production 1983 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 70
Larry Jennings Duffer's Two Cards to Pocket two thought-of cards from small packet to pocket, no palming, double backer 1983 Epoptica (Issue 4) 229
Edward Marlo All Backs Routine packet version, double backer 1983 Marlo's Plus Package 20
Edward Marlo Color Changing Backs first packet, then full deck follows, red-blue double backers 1983 Marlo's Plus Package 24
Edward Marlo Double Thought Prediction two cards predicted on other cards, rough smooth deck, five handlings 1983 Marlo's Plus Package 71
Edward Marlo Indubitable Cards Across double backers 1983 Unlimited 43
Charles (Chuck) Kohrs Brainstorm though of card predicted in bag, using cloth bag with cards printed on it, two handlings 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 243
Jerry K. Hartman Order Restored one suit is reversed in deck and orders itself, gaffed and ungaffed (faro) method varied by "Enlarged Hartman" (Charles Hudson, 1985),
"Apocalypse Variations or Additions" (Jerry K. Hartman, 1986)
1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 1) 865
Michael Close & Stewart James Coda Chrome based on "Chronothot" from New Tops, prediction from odd-backed deck is put on table and matched named card, gaffed decks and double backer 1984 Epoptica (Section "Yearbook") 286
Bill Worsley & Archie Palmer Intrigue: 2 back color change, red-blue double backer, see also “Cycle“ by Phil Goldstein 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 7) 1248
Philip T. Goldstein & Stephen Tucker Muster odd-backed blank card becomes (open) red-blue double backer, simplified version of Stephen Tucker's "You Must Be Psychic" (Cardiac-Arrest) 1984 West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 2) 18
Philip T. Goldstein & Stephen Tucker Packet Muster packet version of Stephen Tucker's "You Must Be Psychic" (Cardiac-Arrest) 1984 West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 2) 21
William P. Miesel Signa-Flite odd-backed card turns out to be same as signed selection, then signature appears on it, simplified variation inspired by "The Flying Signature" (Earl Nelson, 1984) 1984 West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 2) 41
Dan Garrett Flushback royal flush 1984 Fork Full of Appetizers - Book 2 15
John F. C. McLachlan A Test of Flirtatiousness four blue-backed jokers, turn red one by one, then blue again inspired by "The Blushing Jokers" (Peter Kane, 1976) 1984 Fork Full of Appetizers - Book 2 36
Louis Falanga Jazz Fusion jazz aces variation with O. Henry kicker, double backer 1985 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 4 84
Louis Falanga In Case of Fire double backer 1985 Best of Friends - Volume II 70
Louis Falanga Ace-Sumed Coincidence spectator touches aces, double backer 1985 Best of Friends - Volume II 73
Meir Yedid Born Again double backer is split into two cards which produce another card (baby) 1985 Best of Friends - Volume II 293
Philip T. Goldstein Sub-Scription signed joker travels up and down in 4-card-packet, double backers 1985 Best of Friends - Volume II 437
Louis Falanga Jim Bob Poker small packet routine, royal flush kicker 1985 Lake Tahoe Card Magic 11
Philip T. Goldstein Drop Contrast only red-backed card in blue-backed deck is found by spectator, red/blue double backer 1985 FISM Madrid 1985 1
Unknown Color Changing Pack red-blue double backer, "running-cut optical illusion" 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 22
Unknown Double Backer Force for two cards 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 1
Frederick Braue Cardetection sixteen cards, some face-up some face-down, performer and spectator think of one, both found, eight double facers and eight double backers (1944) 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 4
Philip T. Goldstein Drop Contrast only red-backed card in blue-backed deck is found by spectator, red/blue double backer 1986 Mix '86 3
Edward Marlo Tip - Ambitious Bit #3 double back card 1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 106
Edward Marlo Signature Transfer nine methods, ungaffed, stranger, duplicate, double backer, partial roughed menetekel (method 8) 1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 189
Juan Tamariz Double Oil and Water 4&4, face-up, face-down 1988 The Magic Way 155
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
Philip T. Goldstein Drop Contrast only red-backed card in blue-backed deck is found by spectator, red/blue double backer 1988 Das Phil Goldstein Seminar 6
Brother John Hamman Universal Card nine selections, double backer, double facer 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 209
Edward Marlo Invisible Face Transfer five double backed cards shown, one of five other cards thought of, face transfers to one of the double backers 1989 So Soon? 41
David Williamson The Hypnotist red hot mama / chicago opener with full deck color change climax 1989 Williamson's Wonders 69
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
Bruce Cervon All Backs using double backer and Elmsley's Ace Cutting theme 1990 Ultra Cervon 33
Edward Marlo Marlo's Lost Hull Version nine methods, some with double backer see also "The Signed Card" (Brother John Hamman, 1983) 1990 The Olram File (Issue 1) 1
Edward Marlo Satirical Signed Card two methods, with commentary on "The Signed Card" see also "The Signed Card" (Brother John Hamman, 1989),
"Satirical Signed Card" (Edward Marlo, 1990)
1990 That's It 40
Edward Marlo Satirical Signed Card two methods see also "Satirical Signed Card" (Edward Marlo, 1990) 1990 Finally! 54
Philip T. Goldstein Drop Contrast only red-backed card in blue-backed deck is found by spectator, red/blue double backer 1990 NYCANOTES 5
John Bannon Tattoo You spectator's initials are transferred from red to blue card, red/blue double backer varied by "Impromptu Tattoo You" (Allan Ackerman & John Bannon, 1996),
"Insignia" (Ryan Schlutz, 2011)
1991 Smoke and Mirrors 38
Edward Marlo Houdini Would Have Bought This! ambitious sequence with double backer 1991 The Olram File (Issue 10) 13
Philip T. Goldstein Numberskull with three decks, one deck with numbers from one to 52 see also Mark Leveridge's "Count Down",
"Numero" (Aage Darling, 1953),
"Touch" (Paul Curry, 2001)
1991 Music City Conclave 1992 Notes 9
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
James Swain The Capitulating Queens packet trick where four queens change to different colored backs (Based on Gardner's "All the Conformists") varied by "Finale for the Capitulating Queens" (James Swain & Darwin Ortiz, 1996) 1992 Don't Blink 49
Darwin Ortiz The Capitulating Queens - Handling Variation inspired by "The Capitulating Queens" (James Swain, 1992) 1992 Don't Blink 52
Philip T. Goldstein Montexposé odd back card vanishes among four other cards 1992 The Minotaur (Vol. 4 No. 4) 6
Sam Leo Horowitz Horowitz Key Card Move double backer is placed next to selection in out-of-hands selection procedure 1994 More Greater Magic 1105
John Northern Hilliard Magic Thrust Variations - C. short card and 2 double backers 1994 More Greater Magic 1210
John Northern Hilliard "Think , 'Stop!'" Card Tricks three methods, double backer and tactile key cards 1994 More Greater Magic 1211
Gene Maze Wild Card Nos. 1 & 2 No. 1: front and backs change
No. 2: routine with three selections
1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 158
Paul Gertner The Peter Pan Trick "(The Shadow Cards)"
packet trick in which three cards turn blank and back
1994 Steel and Silver 110
Basil Horwitz A Mindreading and Premonition Experience deck is shuffled, five cards selected, four are divined by performer and last predicted 1994 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 3 61
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
Robert Parrish Trained Cards two cards in two pockets transpose, using deck of double facers inspired by routine by Dave Jones (from Ken Allen Lecture Notes from 1957) 1995 Great Tricks Revisited 78
John Carney Method One four pieces placed on deck, card visibly restores 1995 Torn & Restored 2
Philip T. Goldstein Numberskull with three decks, one deck with numbers from one to 52 inspired by "Numero" (Aage Darling, 1953),
see also Mark Leveridge's "Count Down",
"Touch" (Paul Curry, 2001)
1995 Connotes 4
Jim Krenz All Expense Paid Trip for Three three cards travel from packet to packet 1995 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 56) 1067
Steve Beam Signature Card to Wallet card travels to wallet first, then signature 1995 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 56) 1069
Alexander de Cova Super Easy Triumph cheek to cheek handling 1995 Verblüffend Einfach - Einfach Verblüffend 22
Michael Close Out of U and ME clean turnover of one card, full deck of double backers 1996 Workers Number 5 68
Philip T. Goldstein Numberskull with three decks, one deck with numbers from one to 52 see also "Touch" (Paul Curry, 2001) 1996 Desert Seminar Notes 7
Karl Fulves Named Stranger Triumph named card has different back, using Side Effects Deck see also "Named Stranger Triumph" (Karl Fulves, 1983) 1996 Blocking Off 38
Karl Fulves Naming The Stranger inspired by "Stop" (Theodore Annemann, 1939) 1996 13 Prophets 47
Karl Fulves 13th Prophet 203rd Force 1996 13 Prophets 57
Dan Block Face Off four cards with backs on both sides change into selection then into quartet of the selection 1996 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 61) 1184
James Swain & Darwin Ortiz Finale for the Capitulating Queens vanish of signed card to wallet inspired by "The Capitulating Queens" (James Swain, 1992) 1996 Miracles with Cards 182
Jon Racherbaumer Handling of Norm Osborne's Unlimited Vanish 1996 Miracles with Cards 186
Aldo Colombini Heat creating double facer and double backer 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 9) 2840
Nick Trost Miracle Match Up similar to Gemini Mates in plot, two methods inspired by "Prospero" (Peter Warlock, The Magigram, February 1980) 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 177
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 The Tic-Tac-Toe Divination Deck of 'X's and 'O's, match order of 'X's and 'O's. 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 185
Nick Trost A Clean-Cut Coincidence Spectator coincidentally selects mates, which is predicted by performer inspired by "Double Back Card Force" (Unknown, Hugard's Magic Monthly, July 1944),
varied by "Double Influence" (Tom Mosier, The Linking Ring, May 1995)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 193
Henry Christ The 203rd Force / Henry Christ Force see also "The 203rd Force" (Henry Christ, 1934) 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 194
Nick Trost & Stewart Judah Elimination Selection appears reversed in deck after it has vanished see also "Second Version" (Nick Trost, 1997),
also published as "Card Elimination" (Nick Trost & Stewart Judah, 1976)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 194
Karl Fulves Dr. Acula unknown sandwiched card, selection on deck, sandwich placed on top and deck cut, sandwiched card now is selection 1997 The Vampire Chronicles 18
Wesley James & Harry Lorayne Siamese Shuffle "shuffle" travels from one half to other
- Method I
- Method II (26 double backers)
- Method III (13 double backers)
- Method IV - Cold Deck (deck switch presentation)
- The Lorayne Approach (deck switch presentation)
1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 62
Frank Csuri Double Back Think double lift on deck 1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 15
Basil Horwitz £100 Challenge Mind Control Test cards from red and blue deck match, red/blue double backer 1997 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 4 54
Basil Horwitz Challenge Incredible Memory pseudo memory book test, every first word from any book apparently memorized, with number cards 1997 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 4 61
Henry Christ Christ Force 203rd force 1997 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 4 63
Tom Gagnon Automatic Card at Any Number with the Versatile Spread Control 1998 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 67) 1374
Tom Gagnon Makeshift Double building double-facer, double-backer, long cards, and key cards, with sticky label of card box 1998 The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 70) 1468
Steve Mayhew & Toby Wessel Dolores in a Meadow ambitious card, in the end hole deck are double backers 1999 Impressing Jodie Foster 3
Milton Kort Quintimodo Performer and spectator has five cards, Do as I Do effect but audience cannot get same result, diminishing number of cards, credit information on the plot inspired by "Quasimodo" (Stephen Tucker, Abracadabra No. 2589, Sept 1995) 1999 Kort 31
Milton Kort Kort's Color-changing Deck Two red decks, one changes to blue, and then a Chicago Opener style routine is performed (blue card placed in red deck, spectator picks it out from face up spread) (first published in The New Phoenix, No. 288, Aug 1953) see also "Color Change & Follow Up" (Milton Kort, 1953) 1999 Kort 65
Philip T. Goldstein Numberskull with three decks, one deck with numbers from one to 52 inspired by "Numero" (Aage Darling, 1953),
see also Mark Leveridge's "Count Down",
"Touch" (Paul Curry, 2001)
1999 Baltimore Notes 4
Juno Reversed selection reverses and travels to other packet 2000 Concertos for Pasteboard 83
Lee Asher Cheek-to-Cheek Asher Style 26 double backers inspired by "Wishuffle" (Wesley James, 2004) 2001 Hand Jobs 18
Paul Curry The Color-Changing Deck one red/blue double backer 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 71
Paul Curry Turn of the Century also published as "Turn of the Century" (Paul Curry, 1974) 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 129
Paul Curry Follow Me two decks, several versions, first published in "Something Borrowed, Something New", 1941 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 292
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
Ron Bauer & Roy Johnson Owed to Poker Dan five double-backers become five aces inspired by "Poker Dan" (Roy Johnson, Everyman Cards, 1981) 2001 Owed to Poker Dan 1
Karl Fulves Domination Of Thought #2 card removed by performer and wrapped in handkerchief, card thought of from second deck vanishes and travels to pocket, wrapped card is also thought-of card 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 76
Karl Fulves Further Notes on double backers 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 77
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
Dai Vernon & Roberto Giobbi & Juan Tamariz The Color-Changing Deck two-color double backer 2003 Card College - Volume 5 1333
Karl Fulves Mental Case spectator removes mate of another person's selection from part of deck without knowing it inspired by "Mental Deck" (Theodore DeLand) 2003 Hofzinser Notebook 52
Philip T. Goldstein Numberskull with three decks, one deck with numbers from one to 52 inspired by "Numero" (Aage Darling, 1953),
see also Mark Leveridge's "Count Down",
"Touch" (Paul Curry, 2001)
2003 Singapore Notes 5
David Acer Meta-Four Spectator locates four of a kind twice 2004 Random Acts of Magic 175
Basil Horwitz Challenge Subconscious Pick-Pocketing signed card travels from packet which is wrapped with rubber bands in other packet 2004 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 5 9
Basil Horwitz Challenge Body Language Card and Design Test sticker on selection, spectator draws symbol on it 2004 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 5 24
Basil Horwitz Challenge Diary Body Language Test 2004 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 5 31
Basil Horwitz ESP Incredible Memory Test five ESP cards are signed and put back in deck, performer reverses the cards behind back 2004 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 5 36
Basil Horwitz Body Language Challenge Poker Test spectator can select cards from half the deck to build best possible poker hand, performer selects without looking and has a royal flush 2004 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 5 39
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
Anthony Miller Skrood Again! Spectator names a card, performer fails to cut to it, but predicts the failure accurately with prediction on back of card 2007 The Magician's Ltd Cookbook 87
Jack Parker Remote Control Spectator reverses two cards, reveals to be the two black Twos varied by "Manual Operation" (Jack Parker, 2007) 2007 52 Memories 125
David Britland Double Backer Force 2007 52 Memories 126
Jack Parker Double-Back Trilogy Three tricks using a double backer see also "More Effort Less Magic" (Jack Parker, 2007),
"The Heist" (Jack Parker, 2007),
"Persistent Offenders" (Jack Parker, 2007)
2007 52 Memories 154
Jack Parker Persistent Offenders Four Kings travel from packet to the deck inspired by "The Tap Dancing Aces" (Paul Harris, 1996),
see also "Double-Back Trilogy" (Jack Parker, 2007)
2007 52 Memories 154
U. F. Grant Cheeck to Cheeck brief 2007 Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 29
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
Nick Trost & Herb Zarrow Revolving Aces - A Clean Version double backer 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 154
Nick Trost & Harry Riser Double-Back Effect spectator cuts to cards and finds some matches, double backers 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 156
Michael Weber & U. F. Grant Half-a-Cheek on the Photocopier "Triumphotocopy", staging for Cheek to Cheek 2009 505 3
Michael Weber & Paul Curry An Old (sheared) Black Ram2 variations on Curry's idea:
- Easy
- A Little More Work
- Even More Work (position of selection named)
- Great Minds Think Alike (further credits)
- And For Those Who Read This Far
inspired by "Turn of the Century" (Paul Curry, 1974) 2010 An Old Black Ram2 3
Christoph Borer Shuffle Transpo two decks, one shuffled face up in face down one not, then the conditions "shuffled" and "not shuffled" transpose 2010 Prevedere 34
Ken Krenzel & Tom Stone Monte Plus Plus Variation with a double backer 2011 Maelstrom 170
Gary Plants What Are The Chances? cards chosen from two decks match 2011 Lecture Notes - Honolulu Hawaii 18
Mark Ennis The Uninvited Guest card from one sandwich to another 2012 Lessons in Card Mastery 221
Patrick Lehnen Blue Hot Mama hole deck changes as a climax, blue-red double backer, see also Luke Dancy “Chicago Closer“ 2013 Lecture Notes 17
Jim Abrahams & Patrick Lehnen Signatory Piece the magician's writing (phone number) travels on the back of other cards and ends up on signed selection 2013 Lecture Notes 25
Jared Kopf & Mike Squires E.G. Brown Revisited - Variation using double backer inspired by "E.G. Brown Revisited" (Jared Kopf, 2016) 2016 Nothing but the Family Deck 36
Ryan Plunkett The Mexican-American War Three blank cards, predictions written on them, match three freely selected cards inspired by R.M. Jamison's Touch Variation, Hugard's Annual of Magic (1937),
"Touch" (Paul Curry, 2001)
2016 Some Assembly Required 20
Roberto Giobbi & Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Hofzinser's Triple Prediction three cards in handkerchief in spectator's hands, they turn out to be later signed selections, dropping double backers inspired by "Die Drei Kräfte" (Hofzinsers Kartenkünste),
see also "Winter-Sommer" (Hofzinser's Zauberkünste)
2016 Standup Card Magic 178
Henry Harrius Face to Face Anniversary Waltz effect, cards fuse to form double backer signed on both sides inspired by "Signature Effect" (Darwin Ortiz, 1995) 2016 Pure 10
Andy (The Jerx) A Very Unusual Camera Phone camera can take pictures a few minutes into the future, predict which cards are dropped face up/down on the floor 2016 The Jerx 313