72 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Skill Demonstration / Miscellaneous
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Unknown The Charmed Bullet and the Black Cloth Target nine shuffled cards stuck to board covered with black cloth, performer shoots on board and hits selection Tricks with Cards 182
Unknown The Black Cloth Target. Another Magic Pistol nine shuffled cards stuck to board covered with black cloth, performer shoots on board and hits selection More Magic 111
Unknown Der Zauberwurf No. 26, deck thrown in deck, cards remain together until deck hits floor Der Kartenkünstler 32
Unknown Die magnetische Karte No. 42, performer holds cards, spectator slaps deck out of hand and only selection remains, magnetic force presentation Der Kartenkünstler 51
Unknown Die Kartendressur Der moderne Kartenkünstler 167
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster The Flying Card card thrown in air comes back, on thread tied to ceilingRelated to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 73
Unknown Der Königsschuss à la Buffalo-Bill performer shoots at card and it has a holeRelated to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 147
Unknown The Spectator as Conjurer spectator shoots chosen number of pins on shower of cards with pistol, they're found in selection New Era Card Tricks 95
Unknown The Flying and Obedient Card wide distance boomerang card, threadRelated to New Era Card Tricks 194
Unknown The Conjurer As Marksman performer shoots in center of Ace of Hearts held by spectator, "Bullet Card"Related to New Era Card Tricks 249
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die Concert- oder Kunst-Volte one-handed flourish pass, rubber-banded halves to make it easier Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 9) 136
Ben-Zur Ben-Zur's Meisterschuss selection tossed into the air, hole shot through marked pip with pistol Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 2) 19
Jack Merlin Throwing a Card in the Air and Catching in the Pack at a Chosen Number Merlin's Master Manipulations 14
Jack Merlin A Routine of Sleights at the Card Table - cards in spectator's pocket, card fished out very fast
- second and bottom dealing expose
Merlin at the Card Table 2
Tommy Tucker Guessing the Number of Cards by Weight using the Glide false count Expert Manipulative Magic 16
Unknown Tearing the Deck five methods to tear a full deck Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 354
Unknown Somersaulting a Pack of Cards stunt of flipping deck over on table edge and catching it, also with wand The Magic Annual for 1937 92
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue A Second Presentation deck cut at selection with foot Prepared Cards and Accessories 30
Don Medley Impromptu Routine with a Borrowed Deck combination of several effects, see following items, starts with flourishes Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 4) 150
Unknown Tossing Cards Into a Hat Technique taught for tossing cards into a hat accurately Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 7
George Schindler Sealed Penetration deck is sealed and put in spectator's pocket, performer fishes card out very fastRelated to The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 237) 949
Cy Endfield The Catch in the Pack next to selection or at named positionRelated to Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic - Part III 14
Dai Vernon Running the Scale seven packets are cut rappidly on the table with one to seven cards Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 95
Robert Parrish Magician vs Pickpocket signed card in deck, deck rubber banded, wrapped in newspaper and put in spectator's pocket, performer reaches in and removes signed card, see p. 874 for vague Charles Jordan creditRelated to
  • p. 116 for correction
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 101
Val Andrews Riffle-Count No. 2, performer counts card with quick riffle, gag The Idiot at the Card Table 4
Karl Fulves The Acrobatic Pack pack is divided at chosen card with a flick, using riffle shuffle jog settingRelated to Riffle Shuffle Technique — Part One 32
Unknown It's in the Bag No. 55, deck and case dropped in paper bag and shaken, case then has selection inside Self-Working Card Tricks 84
Unknown Card and Target deck in houlette in front of a target, performer shots selection at target with pellet gun More Classic Magic with Apparatus 38
Paul Harris Instant Castle quickly constructing card castle on table Close-up Entertainer 160
Edward Marlo Pseudo Deck Switch apparently deck switch is demonstrated Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 277
Daryl Martinez The Snowshoe Sandwich comical second deal demonstration, card flies out of deck between sandwich cards For Your Entertainment Pleasure 69
Horace Spencer Smash and Grab deck held underneath newspaper by spectator, performer smashes through paper and extracts card Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 5) 1040
Stephen Tucker I Rise deck in case is placed in spectator's pocket, performer removes card, rising card gimmickRelated to Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 18) 342
John Kennedy Card Missile cards are tossed through newspaper, selections is stuck into wall The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 45
Pat Hazell Down the Falls, Up the Back popular sight gag in which cards are sprung behind back from hand to hand The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 5 134
Bob King Pseudo Subway Pseudo Greek Deal Demo Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 12) 1579
Frank Thompson Aced! four Aces are kept under Control Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 6) 1655
Jack Carpenter West Coast Cooler deck switch as skill demonstration, secret switch possible in course of routine Modus Operandi 123
Steve Draun The Truly Fantastic Move pass side steal combo with center reverseInspired by Secrets Draun from Underground 137
Darwin Ortiz The One-Handed Poker Deal skill demonstration Cardshark 149
Darwin Ortiz Harry in Your Pocket cased deck is in pocket, card fished out very fastRelated to Cardshark 113
Karl Norman Key Card Routines performer cuts exactly a number of cards, named by the spectator, performer finds three selects cards 40 Years at the Forks 23
Paul Harris Cheap Shot Boomerang fake boomerang shot The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue Misc. Pieces of Paul) 275
Michael Skinner The Boomerang Card card is tossed up and caught in deck at any number down named by spectatorInspired by Classic Sampler 43
Wesley James, Harry Lorayne Siamese Shuffle "shuffle" travels from one half to other
- Method I
- Method II (twenty-six double backers)
- Method III (thirteen double backers)
- Method IV - Cold Deck (deck switch presentation)
- The Lorayne Approach (deck switch presentation)
Related to The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 62
Ellis Stanyon The Simple Throwing of a Card No. 14, card boomerangs back, thread attachedVariations Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 162
R. Paul Wilson Antipathy red and black cards riffle shuffled together and "unshuffled" again, using Engblom's Anti-Faro Omerta 7
Darwin Ortiz The Zen Master performer knows position of card, memorized deckInspired by Scams & Fantasies with Cards 102
Darwin Ortiz The Quick & The Dead performer produces mate of selection from pocket (where the deck is)Inspired by Scams & Fantasies with Cards 120
Darwin Ortiz Fastest Gun Alive performer locates selection while deck is in pocketInspired by Scams & Fantasies with Cards 124
Pit Hartling Finger Flicker breather crimpRelated toVariations Card Fictions 10
Cardini Name-O-Card cutting to any named cardRelated to Latter Day Secrets (Issue 8) 296
Doug Canning Boomerang spectator names number, performer cuts one cards less and selection is on top of reminder Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 60
Dai Vernon Name a card Magician can name cards behind the back, punched Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks - Volume 1 56
David Solomon Houdini Card Houdini card penetrates a sealed card case in the spectator's pocket and is extracted by performer, previously reversed Houdini card in cased deck is now a selectionInspired by The Wisdom of Solomon 13
Dan Buck, Dave Buck Joker Tracking Face-up Joker shuffled next to selected card Organic 26
Justin Higham Riffle-Shuffle Sandwich Skill demo of shuffle tracking to sandwich selectionInspired byRelated to Dexterity Manual 45
R. Paul Wilson Cheating... fake bottom deal demonstration The Magic of Fred Robinson 112
Steve Mayhew Bringin' It with a Ruckus deck is sprung onto glass and selection slides underneath (apparently) Full Frontal Mayhew 23
Darwin Ortiz Sudden Impact deck is flicked at peeked cardInspired by Lessons in Card Mastery 61
Roberto Giobbi The Real Pseudo Deck Switch selection predicted, apparently done with switch for one-way deck in which shuffled deck is switch for real The Art of Switching Decks 95
Dan Buck, Dave Buck Scoop card from table gets into sandwich card in center of deck Card Men 41
Dan Buck, Dave Buck Impossible Sandwich variation of Scoop Card Men 44
Daniel Madison Reverse Shuffling Pseudo 'reverse shuffling' the deck using false cuts to maintain new deck order Placebo 39
Bizau Cristian Romanian Muck Mucking technique, suitable only for demo Lecture Notes: Hand Mucking 8
Daniel Madison The Centre Deal: The Vernon Tribute Selected card is apparently dealt out of the center of the deck, pseudo center deal Placebo 17
Ryan Plunkett Muck Off magician demonstrates switching card on table for card in sleeve, has spectator try it too, then produce Royal Flush from spectator's sleeveInspired byAlso published here Elixir (Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2)) 56
Ignacio López El Carterista cased deck is in pocket, card fished out and put in wallet, very fast repetitionRelated toAlso published here Sobre Magia de Salón 31
Helge Thun Falteschachtel three cards selected, returned and deck cased, two cards found (cased deck in pocket and one selection quickly extracted, second card travels into pocket) and third one found folded in box Seminah 23
Ignacio López The Pickpocket cased deck is in pocket, card fished out and put in wallet, very fast repetitionRelated toAlso published here On Parlour Magic 12
Mike Pisciotta Zen Master - Phase One (spectator names number between ten and twenty and selection is at that position)
- Phase Two (Finger Flicker at selection)
- Phase Three (performer stops springing the cards at wrong card which changes into selection)
As Within, So Without 19
Ryan Plunkett Muck Off magician demonstrates switching card on table for card in sleeve, has spectator try it too, then produce Royal Flush from spectator's sleeveInspired byAlso published here Distilled 171