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Unknown The Magic Star and Cabalistic Pointer six cards in star configuration, an arrow pivots and stops at selections 1889 Tricks with Cards 201
Unknown Eine Karte am Geruch erkennen locating a card because of its smell, key card 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 102
Laurie Ireland The Card and Mousetrap 1931 Ireland Writes a Book 32
Al Baker Al Baker's Poker Face short card, cards found as they are riffled before the spectators' eyes 1932 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Al Baker's Pack") 486
Unknown A Rising Card Comedy apparently invisible thread makes card move 1934 Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 52
Theodore Annemann The Tune Detective card found by dealing to selected song lyric / beat see also "The Happy Birthday Card Trick" (Walter B. Gibson & Roberto Giobbi & Harry Blackstone, 2003) 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 31
Theodore Annemann A Trick with the Fan Location card selected from face-up deck is found face-down 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 11) 55
Unknown Spectator's Choice kind of Tantalizer with fewer cards and two selections see also "The Tantalizer" (1948) 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 176
Theodore Annemann The Walk Around Discovery cards distributed on floor and selection located 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 29) 190
Theodore Annemann New Finishes for Card Tricks: 1. Card Dropping all cards except selection drops out of performer's hand 1938 Greater Magic 223
Unknown "Tearing the Pack" Trick pack torn in half, card selected from both half, match and are previous selection 1938 Greater Magic 290
L. Vosburgh Lyons Last Chance see also "A Thought Ahead" (Herb Runge, 1940),
"The Tantalizer" (1948),
"Riffle Shuffle Control" (Karl Fulves, 1978)
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 54) 387
Unknown The Obliging Card apparently mistake is made, ambitious phase 1940 Expert Card Technique 322
Stuart Robson Last Touch last card is selection 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 96) 593
Herb Runge A Thought Ahead Tantalizer see also "Last Chance" (L. Vosburgh Lyons, 1939) 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 102) 618
Unknown Circus Card Trick to prepare for 26th location 1940 Expert Card Technique 398
Al Baker Poker Face short card, cards found as they are riffled before the spectators' eyes 1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Section "Magical Ways and Means") 171
Stewart James Further Than That production of selection, Royal Flush, and other stuff varied by "Further Than That" (J. W. Sarles, 1971),
"Taking Further Than That Too Far" (Jon Racherbaumer & Stewart James, 1976),
"The Gypsy Foretells Further Than Farther" (Cushing Strout, 2004),
"As Far As You Want To Go" (Cushing Strout, 2009)
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 134) 765
Edward Marlo Divining Hanky handkerchief finds card by bending its corner by itself to identify it 1942 Deck Deception 18
Jean Hugard & Frederick Braue The Delayed Bombshell message on card "So sorry. We all make mistakes. It's the next card." 1942 Prepared Cards and Accessories 10
Clayton Rawson The Cockeyed Cards joker always shows up and is torn up, then shows up again and pieces are now selection see also "Once Torn, Twice Restored" (Bob Stencel, 1985) 1942 Prepared Cards and Accessories 21
Theodore Annemann The Walk Around Discovery cards distributed on floor and selection located by standing on it 1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 3
Dr. Howard B. Kayton Magneto-Box small cards in transparent case, after the box is shaken, the selected card sticks to one side 1945 My Best 20
Unknown The "Yankee Doodle" Card singing a tune, card appears at last beat 1945 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 4 120
Unknown I Nose Yours card sticks to nose 1946 Early Marlo (Section "Marlo's Discoveries") 52
Unknown Divining Hanky animated handkerchief nods above selection 1946 Early Marlo (Section "Marlo's Discoveries") 58
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Heaps as Rusduck, spectator finds his own card, a lot of dealing, Tantalizer varied by "Heaps" (John Hamilton, 1947) 1946 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 98) 397
Herb Runge Face Down several times a card is selected and found, spelling, stopped at and with "next card I turn over, will be your card" gag 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 112) 451
Billy McComb William's Fantastic Fez performer wears a fez, cuckoo on springs comes out with the selection 1947 The First Book of William 17
John Hamilton Heaps spectator finds his own card, with just eight cards, sort of Tantalizer inspired by "Heaps" (Russell "Rusduck" Duck, 1946),
varied by "Down & Out" (John Hamilton, 1970)
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 140) 562
Unknown The Tantalizer 22nd position and packet dealing see also "Last Chance" (L. Vosburgh Lyons, 1939) 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 112
Karrell Fox The Question Is... 1948 / 27 Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 5 96
Al Leech Ace Elimination see also "One Among Four" (Al Leech, 1959) 1949 For Card Men Only 16
Harvey P. Graham Gloria Mundi deck is placed in a glass, cards fall out except selection 1950 The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 205) 818
Bert Allerton The Missing Deuce one of four twos transforms into a selected card 1958 The Close-Up Magician 28
Bobby Bernard Bookmatch Card Index on burnt match head appears name of selection, index 1958 Magic in Miniature 4
Al Leech One Among Four see also "Ace Elimination" (Al Leech, 1949) 1959 Cardmanship 20
Robert Eagle Repeat Circus Card Trick with duplicate 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 2) 71
Bruce Cervon Readers performer locates card while wearing suspicious glasses, when spectator wears glasses he sees the marks, but all card are marked with same value see also p. 108 for forcing deck idea by Lu Brent 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 106
Charlie Miller A Novel Location card selected face-up with fun presentation see also p. 133 for related idea by Norman Houghton 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 11) 123
Alan Keith Prelude "Circus Card Trick" to set up key cards inspired by "Circus Card Trick" (1948) 1969 Expert Card Mysteries 136
Karl Fulves As A Stop Trick comedy presentation, on a card is written when spectator should stop 1970 Faro & Riffle Technique (Section "First Supplement") 55
Allan Ackerman The Programmed Deck always dealing into two piles and eliminating one pile, last card is named selection, Named Tantalizer see also "Sorting the Deck" (David Solomon & Pit Hartling, 2010) 1970 Magic Mafia Effects 36
Don Nielsen Location Plus coin appears next to selection in deck, comedy presentation ("your card is x cards and a quarter down in the deck") see also "Try This For Size" (Richard Himber, MUM, Sep. 1969) 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 1) 371
Val Andrews Miracle-Location No. 3, selection apparently found but not shown, gag 1970 (ca.) The Idiot at the Card Table 4
Val Andrews One Spade Short No. 26 1970 (ca.) The Idiot at the Card Table 11
Paul Swinford Let's Pretend two phase card location with humorous key card presentation, faro 1971 More Faro Fantasy 11
Bruce Cervon Turn Me Over! funny messages on card 1971 Expert Card Chicanery 9
Sam Schwartz Working Against Time egg timer with miniature card on bottom used, card under egg timer change into selection with "the card under the timer" line see also "Dropsy Diddle" (Eddie Fields, 1976),
"The Lucky Coin" (Roberto Giobbi, 1994)
1971 Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 2) 14
Ed Thiele* He Has It! handkerchief nods on the selection in tabled row, but it's not it, it's in the handkerchief instead, see also p. 410 for comment by Steve Holland, p. 420 for comment by Leslie May 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 3) 396
J. W. Sarles Further Than That credit information (Larsen & Wright's "Bonus Card Trick"), production of selection, Royal Flush, see also p. 840 for idea by Cushing Strout inspired by "Further Than That" (Stewart James, 1941) 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 1) 467
Unknown Downer down-under location from twenty card packet, only odd-colored card in one half 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 8) 528
Roy Walton Twister two six-card packets (one red and one black) on table, spectator moves one over from one packet to the other, located, six red cards change to black 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 11) 561
Karl Fulves Short Cut cased deck is cut as gag, selection appears on case 1973 Notes From Underground 10
Karl Fulves Snap Out one pip snaps out of card and falls off, leaving a hole 1973 Notes From Underground 38
Eddie Fechter How Do You Want Me To Find Your Card? selection is found again and again in quick fashion, as an out 1974 Card Cavalcade II 167
Stephen Minch Death's Grip card is found with small skull on chain (Skull-ocation) 1974 The Book of Thoth 26
J. W. Sarles & T. Page Wright & William Larsen Further Than That production of selection, aces and royal flush 1975 Card Cavalcade 3 162
George Sands Lucky 13 prime principle force, small packet counted to named number until only one card remains see also "Prime Force" (George Sands, 2000),
"PATEO Variation" (Karl Fulves, 2000),
"Lucky 13 Force" (George Sands, 2004),
varied by "Prime Time" (George Sands, 1975),
"Prime Choice" (George Sands, 1978),
"Prime Choice - E.S.P." (George Sands, 1978),
"Reverse Bank Nite" (George Sands, 1978),
"The Eliminator" (Nick Trost, 1997)
1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10) 1035
Jon Racherbaumer & Stewart James Taking Further Than That Too Far production of selection, Royal Flush, and other stuff see also "Further Than That" (Stewart James, 1941) 1976 Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 2) 25
Jerry Sadowitz Revolving Revelation with sucker element 1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 10) 267
Gerald Kosky Computer Discovery card remains after multiple anti-faros, see also Pit Hartling "The Core" (Semi-Automatic Card Tricks Vol. 7) 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 12) 612
Karl Fulves Mass Transit spectator choses card from black pile, performer finds it from red pile which turns out to be the black pile 1978 Transpo Trix 56
Wally Boyce The Piscatorial Peg card is found with a clothes-peg 1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 2) 640
Karl Fulves Cat Locates Card 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 20) 1263
Al Leech Crooked Card card changes to a crooked card 1980 Al Leech's Legacy 38
Paul Harris The Vacuum Cleaner Card Case case stuck to deck 1981 Close-up Fantasies Finalé 5
Craig Keller SPCA sponge ball finds card 1982 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 8) 670
Jan Heins Splash plastic bird put in "house" build of cards and finds selection 1983 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 8) 1080
Jerry Sadowitz Prone to Live Dangerously sucker effect in which performer stabs card next to selection which can be seen on face see also "More Dangerous" (Paul Hallas & Jerry Sadowitz & Theodore Annemann, 1983) 1983 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 9) 1100
Paul Hallas & Jerry Sadowitz & Theodore Annemann More Dangerous inspired by "Prone to Live Dangerously" (Jerry Sadowitz, 1983) 1983 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 2) 1181
Paul Harris Language of the Cards cards divined via layout of 7H, 10S on table with other cards, indifferent card transforms into three selections 1983 A Close-Up Kinda Guy 15
Meir Yedid Point the Way arrow appears printed on backs of cards and points to selection 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 11) 994
Jerry Sadowitz Prone to Live Dangerously performer places ace of spades next to selection, sucker effect 1984 Cards Hit 6
Frederick Braue Bazooka Card Trick writing appears on card that can be seen in red cellophane envelope (1943) 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 13
David Regal The Beeper a beeper locates card which travels folded inside 1987 Star Quality - The Magic of David Regal 99
John Riggs Coon 2 spring raccoon routine, impressions and selected card is found
1. The Attack
2. The Signed Cod
3. The Finale
4. The Screaming Assault
5. The Follow Up
6. The Wiggler
7. Leftover Line
1987 The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 16) 267
Jim Hyams & Paul Sorrentino & Gary Plants & Evert Chapman & Steve Beam A Trick with a Borrowed Dog gag, dog starts barking at correct card 1987 The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 18) 304
Jim Hyams A-Maze-Ing five cards put on five exits from a small maze, mouse finds exit with selection, see Guilty for credit corrections see also "Guilty" (Steve Beam, 1987) 1987 The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 18) 305
Steve Beam The Jogger gag revelation of selection, see p. 422 for correction see also "The Trapdoor Issue #22" (Steve Beam, 2011) 1988 The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 22) 379
Jerry Sadowitz Broken Hearts four of hearts splits into 4 ace of hearts, pips disappear and reappear on back of selection 1989 Cards on the Table 52
J. W. Sarles & Karl Fulves Twos Much selection lost, indicator Two-spot turned up, but selection under eight cards, other three 2s under original 2 1989 Prototype 24
Simon Lovell Crispy Spectator cuts deck, produces pile of potato crisps. Bag of crisps is opened to find selected card. inspired by "The Searcher" (Bob Ostin, Magic Mag, vol. 1, no. 3) 1989 Close Up Magic To Tapdance To 21
Karl Fulves Procrastination Card Trick performer wants to find card, but other trick with Kings gets in the way 1991 28 Card Tricks 16
Stewart James Further Than That production of selection, Royal Flush, and other stuff see also "Further Than That" (Stewart James, 1941) 1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 23
Karrell Fox The Question is... the "point" of a ribbon spread question mark is the chosen card 1994 Card College - Volume 1 81
Tom Daugherty The Gypsy Shuffle red and black packet 1995 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 1) 2456
Chad Long Nervous Condition all cards fly out via Gymnastic Aces except selection inspired by "The Gymnastic Aces" (Paul LePaul, 1949) 1995 The Lost Cheesy Notebooks - Volume Two 3
John Riggs A Bird of Different Feather bag with cards cut in quarters, performer finds pieces of thought of card inspired by Robert Baker's "Birds of a Feather" in "Shared Thoughts" 1995 The Magic of John Riggs 65
Sid Lorraine A Novel Card Discovery miniature card jumps out of deck when riffled, reprinted from Linking Ring, March 1928 see also "Rising Issues" (Karl Fulves, 1996) 1996 New Card Rises 20
Howard Wurst A Small Card, Right? miniature card jumps out of deck when riffled 1996 New Card Rises 22
Tom Sellers The Almanac Trick counting down a few numbers (weeks in a year, ...) a card is found 1996 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 1
Frederick Braue Joker Spell deck with selection in pocket, performer removes five cards, none of which is selection which is joker, on their backs the cards spell JOKER 1996 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 4
Chester Morris Comedy Cards to Pocket Seven of Spades with bottom two pips cut off, Seven and Five of Spades forced for two-phase routine 1996 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 4
Frederick Braue Double Transformation quick opener with two selections and the card of the wrong spectator is found and changes back and forth, also with one selection 1996 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 6
Frederick Braue Scrambled Thoughtwaves spectator thinks of his selection, yet a blank card, then scrambled up card and then card with image of girl show up inspired by Clayton Rawson plot 1996 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 7
Frederick Braue Who, Me? blank card with message by murderer is found between aces in deck, story presentation inspired by "A Story of Crime" (Theodore Annemann, 1937) 1996 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 9
Unknown The Spirit Slates Chinese characters appear on slate as gag, performer "translates" into selection 1996 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 20
Unknown The Random Card character "Charlie Random" on blank card, is next to selection 1996 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 21
"Senator" Clark Crandall Pip Pip blank card instead of Four of Spades produced, four single Spade pips removed from pocket 1996 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 23
Peter Duffie The Backwards Almanac Locate card with long dealing and counting sequence about the deck being a pocket diary inspired by "Leaping Tom" (Peter Duffie & Tom Sellers, 1997) 1997 Effortless Card Magic 80
Joshua Jay Losing Diamonds Selection (Two of Diamonds) made and lost. Ten of Diamonds shown, given a flick, flurry of red diamonds fly out, leaving the Two of Diamonds 1999 Magic Atlas 87
Joshua Jay Ballistic Band-Aid Band-Aid on finger jumps from finger to finger (thimble-like sequence), finally vanishes and appears stuck on selected card 1999 Magic Atlas 116
Eugene Burger Séance "glorpy" and "out to lunch" 2000 Mastering the Art of Magic 56
Dale Anthony & Eugene Burger Dracula and the Sorority Girls presentation for "under attack" 2000 Mastering the Art of Magic 156
Chuck Smith To Dusty dog finds card 2000 Tools Of The Trade 27
Jörg Willich Electric Wand card is found with hand-held mixer 2000 Concertos for Pasteboard 211
Gerd Winkler Bizarre, Bizarre performer removes his eye to find the selection, paper is stapled over eye height 2000 Concertos for Pasteboard 215
Simon Aronson Divide and Conquer Cards get dealt through, eliminating half the deck each time until two selections remain inspired by "One in Fifty-Two Bet" (Lennart Green, Green Magic vol. 3, DVD, 2000),
varied by "Alternate Take" (Simon Aronson, 2001),
"Controlling the Aces" (Simon Aronson, 2001)
2001 Try the Impossible 20
Simon Aronson Euph-oracle (an Alternate Take) Elimination procedure to locate two selections, using Reverse Faros inspired by "Oracle" (Karl Fulves, 1970) 2001 Try the Impossible 26
Simon Aronson Alternate Take Combination of UnDo Influence and Euph-oracle procedure inspired by "Divide and Conquer" (Simon Aronson, 2001),
varied by "Alternate Take with the Additional Climax" (Simon Aronson, 2001)
2001 Try the Impossible 28
Simon Aronson More-or-Less-acle Euphoracle to locate four of a kind 2001 Try the Impossible 28
Simon Aronson Alternate Take with the Additional Climax inspired by "Alternate Take" (Simon Aronson, 2001) 2001 Try the Impossible 29
Simon Aronson Decipher One spectator names value, one spectator names suit, performer produces card 2001 Try the Impossible 143
Simon Aronson Rap-Ace-ious Magician raps while locating the four Aces (credits for all the sleights used are given) 2001 Try the Impossible 184
Karl Fulves A Day Late half card pops out next to selection 2001 The Magic Thrust 32
Darwin Ortiz Maximum Risk catch 22, memorized deck varied by "Maximum Risk - Impromptu Version" (Jason England, 2002),
"Risky Business" (Jason England, 2012)
2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 80
Jason England Maximum Risk - Impromptu Version catch 22 inspired by "Maximum Risk" (Darwin Ortiz, 2002),
see also "Risky Business" (Jason England, 2012)
2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 84
Roberto Giobbi & Juan Tamariz Step-by-step Revelation selection found, used to build a setup for next trick 2003 Card College - Volume 5 1124
Walter B. Gibson & Roberto Giobbi & Harry Blackstone The Happy Birthday Card Trick card found by dealing to song lyrics, from Blackstone's Modern Card Tricks see also "The Tune Detective" (Theodore Annemann, 1934) 2003 Card College - Volume 5 1157
Bruce Cervon sucker red glases, apparently marked card, every card is marked with "fool" 2007 Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 23
Dani DaOrtiz Cards are my Business selection from small packet is found, presentation with short messages written on business cards 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 59
Steve Beam & Marty Kane The Tranquilizer tantalizer-variation 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 119
David Solomon & Pit Hartling Sorting the Deck named card remains after multiple anti-faros, version of Pit Hartling's "The Core" (Vol. 7) see also "The Programmed Deck" (Allan Ackerman, 1970) 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 282
Ryan Schlutz The Keeper card divined after three fun random questions see also "Either Or" (John Guastaferro, 2010) 2011 Making the Cut 15
Ryan Schlutz & Josh Arroyo The Keeper - Additional Handling card divined after three fun random questions, despite card apparently not being amongst sample cards 2011 Making the Cut 17
Jason England Risky Business catch 22 inspired by "Maximum Risk" (Darwin Ortiz, 2002),
see also "Maximum Risk - Impromptu Version" (Jason England, 2002)
2012 Texas on a Saturday Night 14
Ricky Smith Card at any Vowel "card to top" presentation 2015 Nothing as it Seems 12
Mark Fitzgerald Turnabout Magician uses directions from a cellphone directly to the spectator to locate a selected card. 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 36
Patrick Page & Roberto Giobbi And Yet It Is! apparently wrong card found, changes to correct one inspired by "The Unknown Solider's Card Trick" (Patrick's Pages of Magic, Lecture Notes 1973),
see also "The Three to Two of Spades" (Ken de Courcy, Ken on Kards - Card Magic for Non-Card Men)
2016 Standup Card Magic 119