Key Card Subtleties
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Unknown Shuffling Despite Key Card 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 22
Unknown Spectator Riffle Shuffles and key remains on top or near top 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 89
James Maxwell The Locator spectator's shuffling while short card stays next to selection 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 313
Unknown Shuffling with a Key Card 1938 Greater Magic 94
Unknown Shuffling despite Key Cards - The Overhand Shuffle
- The Dovetail Shuffle
1938 Greater Magic 96
Unknown The Master Card Location two key cards, spectator riffle shuffles 1938 Greater Magic 97
G. W. Hunter Backhanded reprinted from The Magic Wand, card sticks to back of hand, key card location 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 110) 660
Unknown Shuffling around Key or Crimp 1947 Watch This One! 17
Unknown Shuffling with Key Card 1947 Watch This One! 37
Unknown Key Undercut Shuffle shuffling after placement 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 69
Unknown & Edward Marlo Fifth Method spectator's shuffle likely retains top/bottom cards, key card 1962 Estimation 29
Laurie Ireland & Theodore Annemann Red/Black Shuffle for Key retaining a key at 26, credit information by Marlo see also "Overhand Shuffle with Key" (Laurie Ireland, 2016) 1962 Estimation 32
Edward Marlo Twelfth Method based on principle that spectator shuffles top card to bottom in small packet overhand shuffle 1962 Estimation 33
John Quine Key Card Throwoff #1 riffle shuffle despite key 1972 Card Cavalcade 102
John Quine Key Card Throwoff #2 1972 Card Cavalcade 104
Philip T. Goldstein Spot'n'Scoop Control sighting card in face-up ribbon spread and moving it to top by cut afterwards 1974 Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks 3
Edward Marlo Marlo's Double Christ Location no-touch cut-deeper selection procedure 1982 Sessions 39
Edward Marlo Key Card Subtlety narrow or bellied card and tabled riffle shuffle after placement 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 85
Harry Lorayne Key Card Ruse faro to throw off key card thoughts 1990 Trend Setters 69
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) & Unknown Double Key Card Setting including Marlo's Ruse Cull to set key cards in place 1991 The Olram File (Issue 8) 14
Unknown Shuffling with a Key Card 1994 Card College - Volume 1 144
Unknown Letting the Spectator Shuffle with a Key Card 1994 Card College - Volume 1 144
Karl Fulves Top and Bottom Keys getting known cards to top and bottom 1994 Crooked Tales 121
Unknown Applications for the Crimp 1996 Card College - Volume 2 349
Unknown Red/Black Shuffle around Position overhand shuffle with a card at known position see also "Red/Black Shuffle for Key" (Laurie Ireland & Theodore Annemann, 1962) 2014 Reverie 11
Steve Beam Losers Weepers Choreographed process for selecting a card that quickly provides the magician with the key to the selected card. 2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 9 102
Laurie Ireland Overhand Shuffle with Key overhand shuffle with a card at known position see also "Red/Black Shuffle for Key" (Laurie Ireland & Theodore Annemann, 1962) 2016 In Order to Amaze 78
Unknown Key Card Shuffle by Spectatore 2016 Sprezzatura 20
Joseph Barry Echoed three progressively fairer locations of a card inspired by "Thot Echo" (Sam Schwartz, 1994) 2016 Operandi (Issue 1) 5
John Cornelius John Cornelius Thoughts watch as shiner see also "The Award Winning Magic of John Cornelius" (2001) 2016 Facsimile (Issue 5) 21
Laurie Ireland Overhand Shuffle with Key overhand shuffle with a card at known position see also "Red/Black Shuffle for Key" (Laurie Ireland & Theodore Annemann, 1962) 2017 Quarterly (Section "5 (Winter 2017)") 26