74 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Penetration / Ambitious Card Theme / Climaxes
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Charles T. Jordan The Impossible Journey No. 20, selection comes to top in rubber banded deck, executing classic pass with rubber banded deck
Related toVariations Thirty Card Mysteries 58
Unknown The Ambitious Card two phases, including card from under shoe back to top
Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 48
Frederick Braue The Pop-Up Card
Variations Expert Card Technique 285
Al Leech An Ambitious Card Climax
For Card Men Only 25
Edward Marlo Effect 7 card visually comes to top twice, see also page 29
On the Acrobatic Cards 17
Mike Rogers Still Avid color changing back kicker
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 2) 10
Edward Marlo They're All Alike ambitious type routine shown, people think they're all the same, but they're all blank
Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 8) 62
Paul Harris Solid Deception
VariationsAlso published here Paul Harris Reveals Some Of His Most Intimate Secrets 1
Carmen D'Amico D'Amico's Application on Bob Nelson's Discovery
Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 263
Jerry Mentzer Ambitious Red Back color changing backs kicker
Card Cavalcade Four 76
Ken Krenzel As an Ambitious Card Ending Block Turnover
The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 18
Philip T. Goldstein Remembrance of Cards Past short ambitious card sequence, back of card changes
Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 11) 128
Unknown Comedy Ambitious one way forcing back climax
Card Cavalcade Finale 35
Jerry Mentzer Ambitious Red Back color changing backs kicker of ambitious card
Card Cavalcade Finale 21
Frederick Braue Pop-Up Card without credit
Jim Ryan Close-Up: Sensational Stunners 16
Michael Ammar Yeast Card ambitious card with card to match book finale, folded
Encore III 24
Stephen Tucker Rock Around Ambitious card, but deck is then revealed to be wrapped in rubberbands around all the edges (Paul Harris's Solid Deception ending, with rubberbands)
Inspired by The Card-Mad-gic of Stephen Tucker 17
Danny Korem, Jerry Andrus The Omni Deck short Ambitious Card routine ending with clear block of glass
Inspired by Korem without Limits 153
Ben Harris Impromptu Daryl using tilt principle
Inspired byRelated to Midnight Special 13
Frederick Braue The Pop-Up Card
Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 30
Jean Hugard Under Foot
Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 114
James Lewis One For the Money into wallet presentation
Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 110
Daryl Martinez Ambitious One-Way
Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 115
Daryl Martinez The Ultimate Ambition famous rope finale, for ungaffed versions see references
Variations Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 117
Rick Anderson Ambitions in Bondage ungaffed
Inspired by The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 5 138
Frederick Braue Pop-Up Card
Special Effects 33
Edward Marlo Double Pop-Up Ending immediately repeating the pop-up phase
Special Effects 34
John Carney Etherial Pack joker shows up again and again instead of selection, deck vanishes except selection
Lecture Notes Collection (Issue Carney Up Close) 6
Jay Sankey, Richard Sanders Ending #1: Face-up Finale deck rubber-banded, thrown in other hand, selection appears face-up on deck
Related to When Creators Collide... 43
Jay Sankey, Richard Sanders Ending #2: The Rubber Room Rise deck rubber banded, spectator checks that his card is not on top, but then it is
When Creators Collide... 45
Jay Sankey, Richard Sanders Ending #3: Top Card "TOP CARD" written on back of top card before selection is pushed flush, yet top card becomes the ambitious card
When Creators Collide... 47
Thomas Hierling C.C. Ambitious Card "color changing ambitious card", ambitious card changes back color as finale
New Wave Close-Up 19
Edward Marlo, Frederick Braue Tip - Ambitious Bit #6 pop up card with repeat
Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 150
Edward Marlo Almost Ultimate Ambition tilt with half card
Inspired byRelated to Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 272
Ben Harris S.F.U.C. - Super Flip Utility Concept flipping over two cards as once with Super-Flip, upper one is scallop short, with applications:
  • A Flash Double-Lift
  • A Color Change
  • A Stunning Ambitious Card Climax
  • A Vanish
Inspired by
  • "Super-Flip" (Ben Harris, New Directions)
Off the Wall 62
Jörg Alexander Weber Ein ehrgeiziges Verschwinden card travels to pocket, then rest of deck vanishes
First there was a dream 53
Jerry Sadowitz Ambitious Spots card travels to top twice, then one pip at a time (2 -> 3 -> 4 ->...)
Cards on the Table 57
Jerry Sadowitz Ambitious Spots 11 second method, card travels to top twice, then one pip at a time (2 -> 3 -> 4 ->...)
Cards on the Table 60
Frederick Braue, Juan Tamariz Double Pop-Up Card
Sonata 126
Geoffrey Latta Deadlier Than The Male three very visual sandwich phases, featuring a visual ambitious card rise
Variations Spectacle 15
Ken Krenzel Bouncer ungaffed version with banded deck
Inspired by Close-up Impact! 98
Alex Elmsley Ambitious Stranger ambitious card has different back, in the end deck changes color
VariationsAlso published here
  • New Pentagram, Jan. 1972
The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 299
John Carney Ethereal Pack joker shows up again and again instead of selection, deck vanishes except selection
Carneycopia 43
Chris Kenner S.W. Elevator SWE shift to visually let ambitious card move to top
Variations Totally Out Of Control 152
Tomo Maeda Ambitious Clip paper clip is placed on the ambitious card
Five Times Five - Japan 31
Jerry Mentzer No Deck Omni Deck handling
  • Shuffle one
  • Shuffle two
Card File 185
Richard Bartram, Jr. Punch Finish signed selection punched full of holes vanishes and returns in center of deck
Mystification 19
Richard Bartram, Jr. Ambitious Vanish after ambitious card sequence deck vanishes except selection and mates
Mystification 76
Paul Gertner The Card in the Candy Box
Steel and Silver 131
Chris Kenner, Brett Wolf Shifty fake SWE shift to visually let ambitious card move to top, only last phase by Brett Wolf
Inspired byVariations The Pass 121
Unknown Finnegins Rewake selected card vanishes and reappeares on top of the deck
Card College - Volume 2 304
Frederick Braue The Pop-up Card visual climax for ambitious card routine
Card College — Volume 2 341
Paul Harris Solid Deception short ambitious card sequence, deck is glued to single solid block climax
Also published here The Art of Astonishment — Book 1 (Issue Paul Harris Reveals some of his most Int...) 107
Ken Krenzel Box Top card comes to top inside case, cased version
Inspired byRelated to Ingenuities 3
Frederick Braue Pop-Up Card
Thick Schtick! 16
Justin Hanes A Bound rubber-banded deck, using half card
Inspired by Action 15
John Hostler Pressure Point ambitious card, then thumb and first finger melt through pack until they can grab out selection, leaving a cut-out in whole rest of deck
Variations Card File Two 78
Neal Elias The Pop-Up Card with Twirl Pass
Inspired by New Card Controls 77
Karl Fulves Steel Ambition "Problems"
involving a steel ball that appears under pop-up card, posed as a problem
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 378
Joshua Jay Remote Control Ambitious card ending where card travels to battery compartment of remote control
Sleight of Hand and a Twist of Fate 6
Bill Abbott Ctrl+Alt+Delete deck becomes plexi glass, Omni Deck
Cocktail Card Magic 18
Arturo de Ascanio Stranger Ambitious Card ambitious card has different back, in the end deck changes color
Inspired by The Magic of Ascanio — More Studies of Card Magic 212
Howard Hamburg Clipped card with paper clip comes to top, clipped card transposes with another card
Related to The "D" Notes 27
Roberto Giobbi Ambitious II in card case
Secret Agenda (Issue Aug 5) 234
Oliver Meech Ambitious Balloon Balloon drawn on card rises to the top of the deck repeatedly, then when card is tapped, balloon drawing is shown to be popped
Plot Twists 10
Frederick Braue, Roberto Giobbi Ambitious I
Inspired by Secret Agenda (Issue Aug 4) 232
Louis Zingone, Frederick Braue, Neal Elias, Roberto Giobbi Ambitious IV two times to top, then secret steal
Secret Agenda (Issue Aug 7) 236
Tomas Blomberg Proteus Bound while the deck is in the card box
  • Ambitious Card Ending
Inspired byRelated to Blomberg Laboratories 84
Roberto Giobbi, Dai Vernon Thoughts on Ambitious Card Finale
Related to Hidden Agenda (Issue Sep 20) 271
John Hostler Dim Mak (Pressure Point 2.0) ambitious card, then thumb and first finger melt through pack until they can grab out selection, leaving a cut-out in whole rest of deck
Inspired by Magnum Opossum 52
Ryan Schlutz Secret Sauce Switch without deck
  • Further Thoughts ("mystery card" routine outline)
  • Additional Tip (ambitious card finale)
False Anchors - Volume One 10
Johnny Thompson The Kissed Card spectator's blown kiss appears on card and is then removed again, as ambitious card climax
Inspired by
  • "Kissed Card" (Harry Mendoza)
The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 77
Yves Carbonnier Dur Dur! card comes to the top, changes into blank card and is found in the deck again, repeated, then deck ends up in two glued blocks
Inspired by Grand Livre de Cartomagie 112
Andi Gladwin Tabled Braue No. 1
Inspired by The Boy Who Cried Magic 127