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Unknown Shuffling Deck with Key Card 1876 Modern Magic 65
Unknown Shuffling with Key Card "very small risk of the two cards being parted" 1889 Tricks with Cards 41
Unknown with the aid of a wide card - Third Method
wide card as key card
1889 Tricks with Cards 69
Charles T. Jordan Placement via Key Card deck dealt into piles, key which was next to selection is at same position as selection in different piles 1921 The Four Full Hands (Section "Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects") 25
Unknown Reversed Cards as Indicator No. 3 of "Substitutes for the Pass", secretly reversed card as key card 1935 Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 93
Unknown Tricks with Assistant as the Medium two methods, medium divines cards or finds selections, culling key cards together 1935 Mental Magic with Cards 21
Unknown New Card Discovery two key cards, spectator shuffles briefly 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 32
Jean Hugard Oops Control Variation reversed key card that is accidentally discovered 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 49
Unknown Sleeve Addition key cards are added behind the back from sleeve 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 92
U. F. Grant A Count Down Discovery one-way backs 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 153
Tom Sellers The One-Way Key 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 165
U. F. Grant Reversed Key Card The "Whoops!" Control 1938 Greater Magic 81
Unknown Double-Backed Key Card 1938 Greater Magic 83
Unknown The Bottom Card Location featuring several key card placements and strategies:
Joker Discard to Locate Key
Face-Dwon Ribbon-Spread Key Placement
Face-Up Ribbon Spread Key Placement
Deal-Down Key Placement
Distant Key Card
Cardcase Load of Key Card
1938 Greater Magic 90
Unknown The Top and Bottom Location having 2 key cards 1938 Greater Magic 96
Unknown The New Pack Location key card tricks using new pack order 1938 Greater Magic 99
Theodore Annemann Nail Nick Key Control 1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Section "Winter Extra 1938/39") 368
Unknown The Twenty-Sixth Location remote key 1940 Expert Card Technique 398
Herb Runge A Thought Ahead Tantalizer see also "Last Chance" (L. Vosburgh Lyons, 1939) 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 102) 618
Unknown A Reversed Card as a Key Card 1941 The Stripper Deck 7
Jean Hugard & Frederick Braue The Stripper Key 1941 The Stripper Deck 23
Theodore Annemann Locatrix selection is located behind back 1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 5
Edward Marlo The Spectator Cuts daubed key card 1945 Tricks with Daub 5
Edward Marlo Daub Co-incidence daubed instead of glimpsed key card 1945 Tricks with Daub 7
Edward Marlo In Lieu of Pencil daub on borrowed deck as alternative to pencil dotted key card 1945 Tricks with Daub 9
George McAthy My Best Trick clever 1945 My Best 99
James G. Thompson Jr. Out of These Hands 1945 My Best 115
J. B. Bobo A New Key Card single rough-smooth pair 1947 Watch This One! 31
Charles T. Jordan A New Card Discovery key above and below selection and riffle shuffle, added in 1947 reprint (instead of "Just a Square of Paper") 1947 The Four Full Hands (Section "Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects") 38
Unknown Remote Key 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 73
Harry Lorayne This is Mind-Reading? two key cards, spectator shuffles, out of hands selection see also "New Card Discovery" (1937) 1962 Close-up Card Magic 86
Unknown Basic Move 2 pretense to glimpse selection next to key card 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 183
Alan Keith Prelude "Circus Card Trick" to set up key cards inspired by "Circus Card Trick" (1948) 1969 Expert Card Mysteries 136
Frank Garcia Reversed Card Idea Oops-Control 1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 108
Gerald Kosky Yore Finder two key cards and optional fishing, credit correction on page 65 see also "This is Mind-Reading?" (Harry Lorayne, 1962) 1973 Kabbala - Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 5) 39
Sam Schwartz Thot Echo two card location, straight set-up, see also p. 758 for comment by Marvin Johnson also published as "Thot Echo" (Sam Schwartz, 1994) 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 5) 715
Jeff Busby 2nd Thot spectator remembers card and its position from top ten cards, Klondike shuffle inspired by "Thotography" (Bob Hummer) 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 8) 746
Nick Trost Weighing the Cards 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 19
Karl Fulves Future Key two cards found 1979 The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 36
Karl Fulves St. Regis Sleight II half stack used to key position of selection made from incomplete riffle shuffled deck 1979 Riffle Shuffle Control 2
Jerry K. Hartman Dup-licates 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 19) 1250
Edward Marlo Crimp Control seven methods to control selection with crimped deck, also key card handlings 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 223
Unknown To Reverse a Card for a Marker KM Move type reversal to reverse bottom card during overhand shuffle, face-up key card (1937) 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 17
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
Edward Marlo Marked Control marked deck, key card 1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 168
Christoph Borer Thought Rise thought of card ends up on top of the deck also published as "Thought Rise" (Christoph Borer, 2006) 1988 Seminarheft 4
Edward Marlo Setting Key Card at 26 spectator shuffles deck 1991 The Olram File (Issue 3) 9
Gary Kurtz Two Heads Are Better Than One a friend locates a card, stooged with some simple instructions 1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 21
Sam Schwartz Thot Echo two card location, straight set-up see also "The Trinity Concept" (Ben Train, 2012),
varied by "Echoed" (Joseph Barry, 2016),
also published as "Thot Echo" (Sam Schwartz, 1974)
1994 Card College - Volume 1 149
Karl Norman Follow-Up Routine Spectator selects a card, shuffles it back into the deck, selection ends up on top 1995 40 Years at the Forks 29
Karl Fulves Random Stop glimpsing selection next to key card during riffle shuffle 1996 Blocking Off 22
Christoph Borer Thought Rise thought of card ends up on top of the deck also published as "Thought Rise" (Christoph Borer, 1988) 2006 Compilation 89
Ben Train The Trinity Concept control concept for three cards with partial set-up, multiple presentations see also "Thot Echo" (Sam Schwartz, 1994) 2012 Anteater Consortium 28