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Unknown To allow several Persons each to draw a Card, and the Pack having been Shuffled, to make another Card drawn haphazard Change successively into each of those first chosen 1876 Modern Magic 87
Unknown Multi-Pip Card & Application two versions, with general card type routine with 2 spectators 1889 Tricks with Cards 48
Prof. M. Verbeck Multi-Pip Card double faced multi-pip card, ending clean with blank card 1889 Tricks with Cards 50
Unknown Everybody's Card 1889 Tricks with Cards 120
Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin The Protean Pack three selections, "General Pack" 1889 Tricks with Cards 140
Unknown Changing Cards multi-pip card 1890 More Magic 55
Unknown The New General Card 1897 New Era Card Tricks 162
T. Nelson Downs The General Card several spectators choose a card, they are all the same, whole deck is shown the same, then different again 1909 The Art of Magic 71
Eddie Clever Hallucination three people look at top card, everybody sees a different card, see page 99 for improvement by Charles W. Fricke varied by "Sextuple Stranger Than Hallucination" (Walter B. Gibson, 1945),
"Eye Witness" (Karl Fulves, 1975)
1934 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 1) 1
L. Vosburgh Lyons A Question of Power top card changes into three selections one after the other 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 22) 129
Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin The Protean Pack of Cards full deck changes to duplicates of three selections, deck of divided cards, with deck switch 1938 Greater Magic 490
Eddie Clever Hallucination see also "Hallucination" (Eddie Clever, 1934) 1945 My Best 128
Unknown Everybody's Card, I transforms into 4 chosen cards, platform see also "Everybody's Card, III" (David Ben, 2003) 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 281
Unknown Everybody's Card, II transforms into 3 chosen cards, platform 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 286
Edward Marlo Reflection card becomes blank and changes to three selections varied by "Another Reflection" (Edward Marlo, 1971) 1953 The Cardician 36
Charlie Miller The General Card 1967 Charlie Miller Lecture Notes 20
Karl Fulves By Any Other Name two methods (gaffed card & Elmsley Count) see also p. 165 for comment,
"A Problem" (J. W. Sarles & Don Nielson, 1967),
"Comments" (Jon Racherbaumer, 1972),
varied by "The Universal Mexican" (Roy Walton, 1968),
"Universals - The Universal Ghost" (Roy Walton, 1968),
"By Any Other Name Variation" (Robert Parrish, 1968),
"By Any Other Name Variation" (Francis Haxton, 1968),
"Cervon's Universals" (Bruce Cervon, 1972)
1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio) 135
Roy Walton Universals - The Universal Ghost joker transforms into three selection in packet, elmsley count inspired by "By Any Other Name" (Karl Fulves, 1967) 1968 Epilogue (Issue 2) 11
Roy Walton The Universal Mexican odd-backed joker transforms into three selections inspired by "By Any Other Name" (Karl Fulves, 1967) 1968 Epilogue (Issue 2) 12
Edward Marlo The Universal Acrobat blank card into three cards, then blank again see also "Universal Solutions" (Edward Marlo, 1972) 1968 On the Acrobatic Cards 72
Francis Haxton By Any Other Name Variation see also p. 1036 inspired by "By Any Other Name" (Karl Fulves, 1967) 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 3) 155
Robert Parrish By Any Other Name Variation see also p. 1036 inspired by "By Any Other Name" (Karl Fulves, 1967) 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 3) 155
John Thompson Les Quick Cartes three cards found behind back, same cards, based on Marlo's Quick Three Way varied by "Royal Miracle" (Meir Yedid, 1984) 1969 The Cardiste (Issue 13) 24
Horace E. Bennett Universal Joker 1970 Epilogue (Issue 8) 58
Allan Ackerman The Fickle Card's Fingered Fate changes in three selections and vanishes 1970 Hierophant (Issue 3) 121
Allan Ackerman The General's Universal Card gaffed varied by "Full-Circle Universal" (Jon Racherbaumer, 1972) 1971 The Esoterist 6
David Reichler* Double Hofzinser joker transforms into two selections, Reichler = Rosenthal according to reference see also "Double Hofzinser" (Karl Fulves, 2003) 1971 Epilogue (Issue 13) 108
Edward Marlo Another Reflection blank card into three selections inspired by "Reflection" (Edward Marlo, 1953),
varied by "Everywhere and Goodness Knows Where" (Walt Lees, 1981)
1971 Expert Card Chicanery 42
Derek Dingle Universal Chameleon divided flap card 1972 Epilogue (Section "15 (Part 1)") 127
Jon Racherbaumer Chronology Universal Card in print 1972 The Universal Card 3
Jon Racherbaumer Comments defining:
- Everywhere & Nowhere
- The General Card
- The Universal Card
see also "By Any Other Name" (Karl Fulves, 1967) 1972 The Universal Card 4
Edward Marlo The Hypnotic Card four cards selected, a fifth card changes into all four one by one 1972 The Universal Card 7
Edward Marlo Favorite Universal blank card changes into three selections one by one
- The Clean-Up
- Added Variation
- Added Thoughts & Suggestions
1972 The Universal Card 8
Edward Marlo Universal Solutions four solutions see also "The Universal Acrobat" (Edward Marlo, 1968) 1972 The Universal Card 13
Edward Marlo Universal VI odd-backed universal card, two decks in play 1972 The Universal Card 15
Edward Marlo Tout's Universal odd-backed universal card from an apparently all blank second deck 1972 The Universal Card 16
Jon Racherbaumer The Chameleon Card Joker changes into three selections one by one and back, with back-change as well 1972 The Universal Card 17
John Thompson Universal Combine card changes into three different selections in three different ways and back 1972 The Universal Card 19
Edward Marlo Hypno-Versal Way blank card changes into three selections one by one and back 1972 The Universal Card 20
Bruce Cervon Cervon's Universals odd-backed card changes into three selections one by one, three different routines with different gaffs inspired by "By Any Other Name" (Karl Fulves, 1967),
also published as "The Universal Card" (Bruce Cervon, 1988)
1972 The Universal Card 21
Edward Marlo More Universals ungaffed, two methods 1972 The Universal Card 26
Edward Marlo Not Quite Ambiguous Universal with two selections 1972 The Universal Card 28
Jon Racherbaumer Full-Circle Universal inspired by "The General's Universal Card" (Allan Ackerman, 1971) 1972 The Universal Card 29
Edward Marlo Open-Faced Universal 1972 The Universal Card 31
Brother John Hamman Hamman's Universal Variants two methods 1972 The Universal Card 33
Karl Fulves The Looking Glass Aces five cards with Joker, which changes to four aces one at a time and vanishes, for credits see reference see also "Impromptu Universal" (Karl Fulves, 1973) 1973 Packet Switches (Part One) 22
Karl Fulves Impromptu Universal five cards with Joker, which changes to four aces one at a time and vanishes see also "The Looking Glass Aces" (Karl Fulves, 1973),
"Pentacle Poker" (Karl Fulves, 1981)
1973 Packet Switches (Part Two) 104
Edward Marlo Think Universal with thought-of cards, rough-smooth red-black Menetekel Deck 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 68
Karl Fulves Double Switch joker changes into first, then second selection, second deal lap application 1975 Methods with Cards - Part 2 96
Mike Rogers The Universal Card ala Ascanio 1976 The Ascanio Spread 19
Gene Castillon The Undulating Universal 1976 The Ascanio Spread 21
Harvey Rosenthal A Strange Double Revelation joker transforms into two peeked cards 1976 Close-Up Sampler - Part 1 4
Roger Smith A Simple Universal 1976 Smith's Mini-Lecture Notes No. 2 3
John Cornelius Apocalypse Variaions Or Additions applications inspired by "Flippant" (Looy Simonoff, 1978) 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 11) 274
Roy Walton Walton's Universal universal packet 1979 Card Cavalcade Finale 5
Harry Lorayne The Changeling sequence in which a card changes multiple times 1979 Quantum Leaps 41
Richard Kaufman Fantastamazing Aces freely held card changes to each ace one by one 1979 CardMagic 179
Richard Kaufman Salamander 1979 CardMagic 181
Larry Jennings The General Card ungaffed 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 6) 349
Gene Maze The Sincerest Form of Flattery with three duplicates and two blank cards, universal card 1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 59
Richard Kaufman A True Blue Chameleon odd-backed universal card 1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 69
Philip T. Goldstein Masque joker transforms into three selection one by one, last phase is a transposition 1980 Masque 1
Robert Walker & David Solomon Cosmic Card double faced divided card 1981 Kabbala - Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 12) 87
Walt Lees Everywhere and Goodness Knows Where joker changes into three selections inspired by "Another Reflection" (Edward Marlo, 1971) 1981 Four Professional Card Tricks 20
Derek Dingle The Universal Card gaffed (divided flap) and impromptu handling 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 17
Richard Kaufman Generally - More Specifically 1982 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 1 74
Jerry K. Hartman "Image-ician" using diminishing lift sequence 1982 Best of Friends 214
Richard Kaufman & Harry Lorayne General-ly 1982 Best of Friends 231
Philip T. Goldstein Universal Prediction different back prediction changes to selection several times 1982 Fork Full of Appetizers 19
Jerry Sadowitz Hard Man 1984 Cards Hit 17
Meir Yedid Royal Miracle Royal Flush kicker inspired by "Les Quick Cartes" (John Thompson, 1969) 1984 Fork Full of Appetizers - Book 2 72
Daryl Martinez Universal 1985 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 25,26&27) 251
Michael Louis & Daryl Martinez Chameleons All odd-backed packet changes to duplicate of three selections 1985 Best of Friends - Volume II 471
Edward Marlo The Card of a Thousand Faces 1985 Formula One Close-Up 62
Louis Falanga Casino Kings two kings travel to the top, take the identity of three random cards and change into two selections, the kings are found reversed in the pack 1985 Lake Tahoe Card Magic 43
Larry Jennings The General Card ungaffed, three selections 1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 113
Randy Wakeman Generally Speaking 1987 Special Effects 16
Bruce Cervon The Universal Card three Methods, also gaffed (divided card, flap gimmick) also published as "Cervon's Universals" (Bruce Cervon, 1972) 1988 The Cervon File 57
Bruce Cervon Universal Vanish one of the Selections vanishes cleanly 1988 The Cervon File 71
Bruce Cervon Vanishing Universal Universal Card vanishes 1988 The Cervon File 75
Larry Jennings The Changeling four deuces change to other four of a kind multiple times when one card is exchanged varied by "100% Confidence" (Jack Parker, 2007) 1988 The Cardwright 181
Doug Edwards Velocity Changes 1989 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 11) 1705
Brother John Hamman Universal Card nine selections, double backer, double facer 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 209
Harry Lorayne & Art Altman Cryptic Triptych three selections, top card changes to each one 1990 Trend Setters 151
Art Altman Triple Change three selections, top card changes to each one 1990 Trend Setters 153
Edward Marlo The Double Change card changes into two selections 1990 That's It 21
Edward Marlo Any Deck Universal 1990 That's It 45
Marc DeSouza The Thing three selections, odd-backed general / universal card ends up blank 1990 The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 32) 567
Jose Carroll Reflections four Aces change 6 times, Universal Card plot with aces 1991 52 Lovers - Volume II 9
Alex Elmsley The Great Pretender card in the middle of kings changes to multiple selections 1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 69
John Bannon & Brother John Hamman Duet To It two cards transform to resemble other cards, then become 2 previous selections, inspired by Hamman's "Magic Cards", two handlings with and without duplicates 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 113
James Swain Seven Jokers three jokers placed reversed between four others turn into selections before reverting back into jokers 1992 Don't Blink 103
Alex Elmsley Pockets Full of Miracles card is looked at by 3 people, everybody sees a different card. they all come from different pockets then 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 2 211
Peter Duffie A Hint of a Tint Universal Card with color changing deck kicker 1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 97
Peter Duffie Widespread on the pack 1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 93
Paul Cummins Commercial Universal two spectators 1996 from a shuffled deck in use... Part Two 1
Dominique Duvivier Chameleon Chameleon cards, cards transform as per Universal Card plot, but start printing magician's fingers on it 1996 Magie Duvivier 117
Bruce Cervon Triple Change general card in sandwich 1998 Hard-Boiled Mysteries 34
Pit Hartling Chameleon joker changes into three selected cards and back, double faced divided gaff 1998 The Book 79
Don England The Universal Card of Escorial three cards 2001 Don England's Paradox 125
William Goodwin All in One ungaffed 2002 Constant Fooling 1 57
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Ace Of Hearts 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 141
David Ben Everybody's Card, III inspired by "Everybody's Card, I" (1948) 2003 Tricks 128
Karl Fulves Double Hofzinser comment on effect and David Reichler = Harvey Rosenthal see also "Double Hofzinser" (David Reichler*, 1971) 2003 Hofzinser Notebook 59
Nick Trost & Brother John Hamman Trost on Hamman's "Magic Cards" general cards with a four-card-packet of jokers 2008 Subtle Card Creations - Volume 1 8
John Guastaferro Relay three fair selections, card turns over and changes into selections one by one 2010 One Degree 28
Al Schneider Universal Card three selections, odd-backed universal card 2011 Al Schneider Magic 491
Guy Hollingworth General Card brief, Multiple Topless Change 2015 Renovations 10
Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin & Roberto Giobbi Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin's Birthday see also "Les métamorphoses" (Robert-Houdin, Comment on devient sorcier) 2016 Hidden Agenda (Section "Dec 7") 350