Written by James Steranko

Work of James Steranko

102 pages (Spiralbound), published by Magic, Inc.
Illustrated with drawings by James Steranko.
Language: English

(67 entries)


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James Steranko Introduction
James Steranko Chapter One - Fundamentals chapter intro 5
James Steranko The Simplex Turnover riffling up with right first finger until two remain 5
James Steranko Diagonal Jog Push Thru card ends injoggedVariations 6
James Steranko The One Hand Mexican Turnover Variations 8
James Steranko Chapter Two - The Action Center Reverse chapter intro 10
James Steranko The Action Reverse bottom card(s) reversed during tabled riffle shuffleRelated to 10
James Steranko The Action Center Reverse bottom card(s) reversed to center during tabled riffle shuffleRelated toVariations 12
James Steranko Chapter Three - Positive Card Control chapter intro 14
James Steranko Cut Control breakless double cut 14
James Steranko The Peek glimpsing selection during double cut 15
James Steranko The Crimp bottom right corner with left fourth finger 16
James Steranko The Riffle Bridge bottom third bridged, for placement of card in center at brigde 17
James Steranko Chapter Four - The Lateral Palm chapter intro, "Certainly, I do not contend to have invented this method of holding a card." 18
James Steranko Top Palm with Lateral Palm details 18
James Steranko Bottom Palm 20
James Steranko Replacements to top or bottom 21
James Steranko Steranko's Shadow Steal - card into right hand Lateral Palm as top half is replaced
- as direct control to top
- as color change from center to top
Related toVariations 22
James Steranko Reverses follow-up to Shadow Steal 24
James Steranko The Twist Bottom Reverse follow-up to Shadow Steal, card directly pivoted around right edge to bottom 25
James Steranko Center Jog Palm insertion steal into right hand lateral palm 25
James Steranko Diagonal Jog Shift Palm to right hand lateral palm from injogRelated to 26
James Steranko Side Steal Lateral Palm ti right hand lateral palm from break 27
James Steranko Steranko's Center Steal Change card from injog position into right hand clip between right second and third finger and on top of deckInspired byRelated to 28
James Steranko The Push Off Spread holding out a lateral palmed card during in-the-hands spread 30
James Steranko Spread Replacement placing lateral palmed card at wanted position during in-the-hands spread 31
James Steranko Packet Replacement Variation addition to packet, or card-at-a-number 31
James Steranko, Jerry Andrus Riffling the Deck two-handed riffling while holding out lateral palmed card 32
James Steranko Lateral Turnover Change lateral palmed card added to tabled single card and double turned over 32
James Steranko Lateral Afterthoughts - crimping
- transfer to Tenkai or Rear Palm
- different anchor fingers
James Steranko Steranko's Multiple Shift Chapter Five
hindu shuffle from injog position
James Steranko Multiple Insertion flourishy way to insert four cards at different positions 36
James Steranko False Hindu Shuffle stripping cards from bottomRelated to 37
James Steranko Chapter Six - Card Miscellanea chapter intro 40
James Steranko Diagonal Jog Drop Out Vanish card pivoted out and lappedRelated to 40
James Steranko Concealed Card Addition 40
James Steranko The Pinky Count 41
James Steranko Bottom Reverse bottom cardRelated to 42
James Steranko Multiple Card Switch Mexican Turnover with block of cards, switching all of themInspired by 43
James Steranko Two Methods for In Jogging a Card - The Thumb Jog (as top half is replaced)
- The Push Thru (card hit through loosely held deck)
Related to 43
James Steranko Flip Over Count 44
James Steranko The Duplex Cull openly removing two sets of cards, flourish 45
James Steranko Bottom Stock Safety block slip shuffle 46
James Steranko Chapter Seven - Cues on Cards "a few little touches that will aid in gaining a finer card technique"
- Cue on Cards (what cards to use?)
- On Routines
- On Confidence
- On Skill
- Capsule Cues
James Steranko Setting up During Performance through routining 48
James Steranko No-Touch Key Placement spectator selects and replaces card while performer has his back turned 50
James Steranko Chapter Eight - Quick Trix 51
James Steranko A Flashy Opener deck appears spread on table between the hands 51
James Steranko A Question of Time same as "The Question Is..."Related to 52
James Steranko The Jumping Card card jumps from table back to deck 53
James Steranko Chapter Nine - Trio chapter intro 55
James Steranko Suspension of Thought "Brainwave with an Ordinary Deck", named card is reversed in deck 56
James Steranko Voodoo Card "An Experiment into the Unknown"
card named and removed and turned over, mate turns over in deck, they transpose, Triumph phase
Variations 58
Fred Roner Roner Change as card is thumbed off deckAlso published here
  • "Roner Change" (Fred Roner, Andrus Deals You In)
James Steranko Turnover of bottom half as top half is cut off 61
James Steranko Sudden Thought faced deck method 63
James Steranko Action Half Pass as top half is replaced 63
James Steranko Aces in Abstraction Chapter Ten, A Lesson in Extraordinary Card Technique
- Part One: Aces and Kings removed, Kings shuffled back, Aces placed in deck reversed, when deck is spread the Kings are face up and Aces have vanished
- Part Two: Kings placed in row, deck placed on each and they change to Aces
Unknown Alignment Move 72
James Steranko Card Eclipse Chapter Eleven, "The Ultimate in Color Change Routines
three routined changes on top of deck, then card vanishes from hand and reappears in deck
Jerry Andrus Lapping Vanish of single cardAlso published here
  • from 1957 lecture of Jerry Andrus
James Steranko Dead Man's Hand Finale Chapter Twelve, "A Lesson in Card Artistry"
spectator choses card, they turn out to be Dead Man's Hand (pair of Eights and Aces), third Ace appears between them
James Steranko Pick-Up Turnover end-for-end as pack is picked up from table, approved by Dai Vernon 85
James Steranko Five as Four Spread 88
James Steranko Saliva Vanish reversed card vanishes 89
James Steranko Fantasy Card Routine Chapter Thirteen
- Oneway Faces (not pointer cards, but uneven printing)
- The Division (spectator cuts to a card behind the performer's back and replaces)
- The Afterthought (selection from in-the-hands spread)
- The Bisection (two selections by cutting of small packets and remembering bottom cards)
- The Retention (fake memory demonstration, move-a-card)
- The Abstraction (one of three cards thought of, OOSOOM)
- Fantasy Notes
James Steranko The Turnabout Square turning orientation of bottom half, Rotator 96