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S. W. Erdnase The S.W.E. Shift color change mention on page 136Related toVariations The Expert at the Card Table 134
S. W. Erdnase II. To Retain the Complete Stock Variations The Expert at the Card Table 45
Yank Hoe The Sympathetic Coins on corners of handkerchiefVariations The Art of Magic 251
Henry Christ The Perfect Force double backer, 203rd forceVariations Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 128
Sam H. Sharpe Domination of Thought key card, originally from Conjured UpVariations Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 72
Theodore Annemann Jinx Switch originalVariations The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 36) 243
Charlie Miller The Dunbury Delusion Related toVariations Expert Card Technique 319
Unknown The Jog at the Break transforming a break into a jog, two methodsVariations Expert Card Technique 102
Unknown The Mexican Turnover Variations Expert Card Technique 128
Laurie Ireland The Imaginary Half Dollar half dollar appearsVariations Bull's-Eye Coin Tricks 20
Dr. Jacob Daley The Cavorting Aces Variations Stars of Magic (Vol. 7 No. 3) 111
Stewart Judah Second Method Variations Modern Coin Magic 288
Stanley Collins Owen Clark Variations Modern Coin Magic 333
Stanley Collins Morritt's Purse Trick purse palmVariations Modern Coin Magic 334
Unknown The "Pumpkin Seed" Vanish squeeze methodVariations Modern Coin Magic 101
Edward Marlo Bottop Change Related toVariationsAlso published here The Cardician 35
Edward Marlo The Throw Bottom Deal two versions:
- The Outward Deal
- The Inward Deal
Related toAlso published here Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 45
Dai Vernon Repeat "Do as I do" Spectator and Magician exchange cards from different colored decks which match. Sets up again.Variations Inner Secrets of Card Magic 17
James Steranko Diagonal Jog Push Thru card ends injoggedVariations Steranko on Cards 6
Edward Marlo Marlo's All Around Square Up - The Movable Jog including some jog variationsVariations The Multiple Shift 11
Dai Vernon Plunger Location card above inserted card is joggedVariations Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic 27
Harry Lorayne Spread Control table spread, boldVariations Close-up Card Magic 121
Edward Marlo Marlo Miracle Aces classic faro ace cutting ("estimation aces"), last ace found at named numberRelated toVariationsAlso published here Faro Controlled Miracles 44
Harry Lorayne Out of my Control standard psychological stop effect, with outsRelated toVariations My Favorite Card Tricks 12
Conrad H. Haden The Silver and Two Copper Transposition including "Alternate Version"Variations The New Modern Coin Magic 442
Stewart Judah Chinatown Dollar Routine chinese coin and dollar are in handkerchief on table, one coin removed, they transpose in various phasesVariations The New Modern Coin Magic 459
Dai Vernon Key Card Location spreadVariations Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 166
Harry Lorayne Stabbed in the Pack card really thrown in deckRelated toVariations Deck-Sterity 129
Derek Dingle, Al Schneider Pickup Move Variations Dingle's Deceptions with Cards and Coins 43
Reinhard Müller 3-Card Catch one-handed sandwich throwRelated toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 9) 431
Sam Leo Horowitz Master Copper & Silver copper/silver routine with two cards and newspaper sheet, eight phasesVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio) 457
Karl Fulves New Shell Gaff shell with disc inside that can be shown from both sides, idea, "mint condition"Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 7) 620
Harvey Rosenthal Perfect Coin Assembly four coins assemble under a corner of a handkerchief
- Alternate Handling of the Last Coin
- Second Alternate Handling of the Last Coin
Inspired byVariations New Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 5) 1
Al Schneider Matrix - Drill I - The Pickup
- Drill II - Card Placement
- A Word About the Drills
- Rules of Practice
- Of Magic and Matrix
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • "Matrix" in "Genii" 11/1970
Matrix 3
Harvey Rosenthal Purse Swindle coin in hand transposes with coin in purse
- Compounding The Swindle
Variations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #3) 902
Jerry Andrus Clivot Principle Clamp Pivot Principle, pushing the card in and jogging it to the side, different variations, Diagonal Push In (DPI)Variations Andrus Card Control 19
Tom Gagnon Visual Finders one of four kings transforms in first then second selection, then back, selections from pocket Card Cavalcade Four 150
Tom Gagnon Visual Quickie one of four kings transforms into selection, then back, selection from pocketAlso published here Card Cavalcade Four 160
Ken Krenzel The One-Card Middle Pass Variations The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 212
Frank Paglia Shovel Coin Shuffle (shuttle?) two coins and two cards, see also Bilis' "Close-Up French Style" (1976) according to page 136Variations Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 8) 89
Karl Fulves Rebound copper underneath one card, silver under another, the coins transpose, coin travel together under one card in repeat phaseRelated toVariations The Chronicles (Issue 5) 1110
Cardini Crawling Bill bill crawl over floor, routine made available via Milton Tropp, wrist reelVariations The Chronicles (Issue 5) 1114
Tom Gagnon The Forgetful Gambler riffle stack demo with second Marlo/Gardner Phase and optional color changing back kickerRelated to Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 3) 172
Paul Harris, Tayari Casel Twilight coins are produced with a small mirror, four coins, mirror in small envelope, five phasesVariationsAlso published here Twilight 1
Tom Gagnon Educated Dollar Bill bill crawls underneath wallet in tent configuration, then under ashtray and back
- The Bill and Wallet
- Gaining Slack In The Thread
- Himber Plus Cardini
- The Bill and the Ashtray
- Notes by Karl Fulves
Inspired by The Chronicles (Issue 27) 1325
Tom Gagnon Sandwich Spread card peeked, spectator shuffles, black Kings removed and put on tabled spread, spread gathered and sandwich with selection ends up on topInspired byAlso published here Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 6) 359
Tom Gagnon Forward Sleightly Original v
Tom Gagnon Thumb-Tipping Quickies credit information on using a folding coin with a thumb tip Sleightly Original 1
Tom Gagnon Coin to Pocket Ruse coin travels from coin to pocket and backInspired by Sleightly Original 3
Tom Gagnon Thumb Tip Coin Vanish Related to Sleightly Original 4
Tom Gagnon Flip Up Production invisible coin flipped into air, it appearsInspired byAlso published here Sleightly Original 6
Tom Gagnon Bomb Bay coin produced in empty handsAlso published here Sleightly Original 10
Tom Gagnon Double Duty Departure two coins vanish one by one, two folding coins and thumb tip Sleightly Original 13
Tom Gagnon Twofold Vanish two coins vanish one by one, two folding coins and thumb tip Sleightly Original 16
Tom Gagnon Coin-cidence coin appears and vanishes in bare hands Sleightly Original 18
Tom Gagnon Flash Coin Production coin appears one-handed Sleightly Original 22
Tom Gagnon Skullduggery chapter intro Sleightly Original 25
Tom Gagnon Miser's Daydream featuring a continuous coin production sequence with folding coin and thumb tipInspired by Sleightly Original 26
Tom Gagnon Alchemorphosis five dimes in prescription bottle change into a larger gold coin Sleightly Original 31
Tom Gagnon Contemporary Purse Swindle copper and silver coins in two purses, spectator can never guess the right one, sort of transpositionInspired by Sleightly Original 36
Tom Gagnon Optional Display Technique Sleightly Original 38
Tom Gagnon Twilight's Last Gleaming coins are produced with a small mirrorInspired by Sleightly Original 43
Tom Gagnon Newfangled Matrix Sleightly Original 47
Tom Gagnon Puffed flash silk production, thread and thumb tip Sleightly Original 51
Tom Gagnon The Phantom Coin much on table topInspired by
  • "One Coin Routine" (Slydini Encores)
Sleightly Original 54
Tom Gagnon Gypsy Coin coin through handkerchief Sleightly Original 62
Tom Gagnon Bending Coin Sleightly Original 67
Tom Gagnon Hodgepodge chapter intro Sleightly Original 68
Tom Gagnon The Tiddlywinks Change coin visibly changes from copper to silver under shot glass, or miniature card appears on coin Sleightly Original 69
Tom Gagnon Shanghai Express chinese coin and half dollar transpose through handkerchief on table in various phases, including phase with shot glassInspired by Sleightly Original 71
Tom Gagnon Silver and Two Copper Interlude with shot glassInspired by Sleightly Original 81
Tom Gagnon Split Level silver dollar on back of left hand, it changes into two half dollars Sleightly Original 84
Tom Gagnon Transposition under Glass "Although I can't actually say that I'm crazy about this effect, it is different.", coin under and on top of inverted shot glass visibly transpose Sleightly Original 87
Tom Gagnon Popeyed coin placed in eye like a monocle, it drops into hands and is vanished, found back in eyeInspired by
  • "Monocle Mystery" (Eddie Joseph, Coin and Money Magic)
Sleightly Original 88
Tom Gagnon Two-Sided Shell with thin milled down coin at inside of shell, can be shown from both sides, "mint condition"Related to Sleightly Original 88
Tom Gagnon Soda Jerk coin in bottle with transposition phase, folding copper/silverInspired by Sleightly Original 89
Tom Gagnon Flick Your "Trick" Load flicking a coin under a mirror for use in Twilight Routine Sleightly Original 92
Tom Gagnon Departures chapter intro Sleightly Original 94
Tom Gagnon New Theory Pickup Move Inspired by Sleightly Original 95
Tom Gagnon Snap Over Display Sleightly Original 100
Tom Gagnon The Pickup and Displacement Move Sleightly Original 103
Tom Gagnon Open Procedure Load loading Tenkai/Goshman pinched coin under cardRelated to Sleightly Original 109
Tom Gagnon Flee Flicker sleeving a coin during pickup move Sleightly Original 111
Tom Gagnon The Inertia Change CoinMagic 90
Tom Gagnon The Tiddlywinks Change CoinMagic 91
Jerry Sadowitz Slip-Jog Related toAlso published here Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 20) 383
Tom Gagnon New Theory Pick-Up Move Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 4) 617
Tom Gagnon Visual Quickie one of four kings transforms into selection, then back, selection from pocketAlso published here Packet Tricks 27
Tom Mullica The Future Spread tabled card changes visibly as spread is scooped up, see also Eidetic ChangeVariations Best of Friends 59
Tom Gagnon Bomb Bay Production coin productions with thumb tip
- First Method
- Flip Up Production
Also published here Fork Full of Appetizers 46
Tom Gagnon A Ball Penetration ball on top vanishes and appear under itAlso published here
  • "A Ball Penetration" in "The Blueprint"
Fork Full of Appetizers 56
Tom Gagnon Electrostatic Recall card pivots outwards from incomplete faro condition, pin as gimmick, with "Notes by Karl Fulves"Also published here T.V. Card Rise 26
Tom Gagnon Introduction The Tipnician
Karl Fulves Pinpoint Aces four aces out-jogged, deck on table on side, named ace pivots outInspired by T.V. Card Rise 31
Bob Chesbro Coin to Pocket with repeatVariationsAlso published here
  • "Impossible Coin to Pocket" (The Blueprint)
The Tipnician 42
Bob Chesbro Thumb Tip Coin Vanish Related toVariations The Tipnician 42
Derek Dingle The DD Double Lift stud typeRelated toVariations The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 6
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Re-Entry by Tom Gagnon Epoptica (Issue 4) 205
Edward Marlo Bold Card Control Related to Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 324
Tom Gagnon The Scoop-Displacement Coin Vanish coin is scooped up with card and put in left hand, vanishes, empty hands, using Ed Marlo's "Scoop Move" The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 83
Tom Gagnon The Scoop-Displacement Coin Change coin is scooped up with playing card and put in left hand where it changes, back clip The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 88
Tom Gagnon The Fan Square-Up Pass top card cover pass from one-handed fan, inspired by Fechter's Fan Glimpse Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 301
Tom Gagnon Radical Rebound penny in fist, half dollar on table brushed with playing card changes to penny and half dollar is in pocket, then transposition phases and pocket penetrationInspired byAlso published here New Stars of Magic (Vol. 2 No. 3) 1
Tom Gagnon Retroflex Switch visual switch of tabled coin with aid of playing card, tabled spellbound New Stars of Magic (Vol. 2 No. 3) 6
Tom Gagnon Offspring Han Ping Chien coin added from underneath card as coin(s) from other hand are thrown on table New Stars of Magic (Vol. 2 No. 3) 14
Louis Falanga, Paul LePaul, Brother John Hamman One-Handed Flushtration Count Related to The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 4 87
Larry Jennings Simplex L.J. Switch context (also Tom Gagnon's Packet Vanish) The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 131
Tom Gagnon Faro Control corner short next to selection unaffected by faro shuffle The Vernon Chronicles - Volume 1 7
Steve Beam Leftovers on auctions, the Magic Castle, Tom Gagnon, Paul Sorrentino The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 25) 444
Tom Gagnon, Norman Osborn, Royal H. Brin, Jr., Jerry L. Christensen, Gary Azerier, R. Missiaen, Tony Page, Bob Childers, Lindsay Smith Letters Interlocutor (Issue 49) 225
Steve Beam Tom Gagnon The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 23) 385
Tom Gagnon Pop Top coin vanish and appearance, thumb tip and folding coin The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 23) 386
Tom Gagnon The Tipsy Vanish The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 23) 387
Tom Gagnon The Tipsy Production half dollar production The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 23) 388
Tom Gagnon Cutting Up false cut, shifts bottom card to the top, tabledInspired by The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 23) 389
Tom Gagnon The Dunbury Switch drop switch variation from the Dunbury DelusionInspired by The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 23) 390
Tom Gagnon The Blink Shrink with miniature cardInspired by The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 23) 391
Tom Gagnon Stranger Exchanger The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 23) 393
Edward Marlo, Tom Gagnon The Miracle Spread variation The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 23) 393
Tom Gagnon The Scoop The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 23) 394
Tom Gagnon The Shelter Change coin change with card The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 23) 396
Tom Gagnon The Slider coin travels to other coin, two cards, slider move The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 23) 397
Tom Gagnon You Have My Sympathy with close up mapInspired by The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 23) 399
Steve Beam Leftovers on Tom Gagnon, Dick Dale The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 23) 404
Morris Loewy Lowe Palm Variations The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 3 60
Bruce Cervon Floating Aces four aces one by one rise to top, then all at once, using TiltVariations Ultra Cervon 9
Tom Gagnon Cheating the Greek for a Second fake greeks and seconds The Collected Almanac (Issue ) xxxvi
Tom Gagnon Zip-Pop Change card that sticks out of deck changes Card Finesse II 9
Tom Gagnon Devil-May-Care Double-Cut tabled reverse double undercutRelated to
  • Card Magic (John Northern Hilliard, 1945, p. 178)
Card Finesse II 24
T. C. Churchwell Band through Wrist Variations Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 3) 2194
Tom Gagnon Fan Tap card is tapped in deck with half deck fanned, control The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 55) 1030
Tom Gagnon Tap Illusion Feint card out jogged in packet is tapped with a packet and apparently squared in the deck, in that process card is stolen and loaded under tapping packet, with finesse The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 55) 1031
Tom Gagnon Bologna Sandwich The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 55) 1031
Tom Gagnon Ambitious Illusion with the tapping illusion The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 55) 1032
Tom Gagnon Off Color Prediction two decks, spectator and performer select the same card, then they change places in decks The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 55) 1033
Tom Gagnon Tapping the K.M. Move tapping illusion with K.M. move The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 55) 1033
Tom Gagnon Escalating Aces Inspired by The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 55) 1034
Tom Gagnon Signed Sandwich The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 55) 1034
Randy Wakeman, Tom Gagnon Master Move Related to The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 55) 1035
Tom Gagnon Multiple Tap Illusion tap illusion multiple shift to the bottom The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 55) 1036
Tom Gagnon Sideways Tap tap illusion variation The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 55) 1036
Tom Gagnon Taps more ideas with the tap illusion, see also p. 1096 for additional idea by Steve Beam The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 55) 1037
Dr. Jacob Daley, Tom Gagnon Cavorting Aces Handling Inspired by The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 55) 1038
Tom Gagnon More on the Tap Illusion - The Elliptical False CountRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 56) 1068
Steve Beam Leftovers on Tom Gagnon, 4F convention, Wayne Kyzer, Simon Aronson, Drei-Länder-Kongress, Magic Christian, Leo Polacek, Harry Lucas, John Moran, Ron Jeffries, Simon Lovell The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 57) 1100
Steve Beam Special One-Man, One Move Insert - Tom Gagnon's Tap Illusion The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 55) 1023
Edward Marlo Bottom Deal Exchange as card is removed from in-the-hands spreadRelated toVariationsAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Nov. 1974
M.I.N.T. — Volume II 190
Edward Marlo Coin Slide Vanish coin slides from card into handRelated toVariationsAlso published here M.I.N.T. — Volume II 217
Tom Gagnon The Tap Illusion (Single Card) card out jogged in deck is tapped with a card and apparently squared in the deck, in that process card is stolen and loaded on tapping cardRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 55) 1023
Tom Gagnon Tap Illusion (Half Deck) card out jogged in packet is tapped with a packet and apparently squared in the deck, in that process card is stolen and loaded under tapping packet The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 55) 1025
Tom Gagnon Vertical Tap Illusion card out jogged in packet is tapped with a packet and apparently squared in the deck, in that process card is stolen and loaded under tapping packet, vertical The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 55) 1028
Tom Gagnon Tap Reverse card is tapped in deck and ends up reversed The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 55) 1029
Tom Gagnon Si of Relief calculating position of cards in Si StebbinsAlso published here The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 65) 1313
Tom Gagnon Easy Breather making a breather crimpAlso published here The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 65) 1313
Steve Beam Tom Gagnon's Second One-Man Insert - The Versatile Spread Control The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 67) 1369
Tom Gagnon The Versatile Spread Control bottom card rides under cards when spread on tableVariationsAlso published here The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 67) 1369
Tom Gagnon Self-Inflicted Spread Force with the Versatile Spread ControlVariationsAlso published here The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 67) 1370
Tom Gagnon The Inverse Spread Control with the Versatile Spread ControlInspired by
  • "Miracle Spread" (Ed Marlo, Ibidem #20)
Variations
The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 67) 1371
Tom Gagnon The Gagnon Spread Control center card rides under cards when spread on table, further development of "Versatile Spread Control"Inspired byAlso published here The Gagnon Spread Control 1
Tom Gagnon Veiled Discovery with the Versatile Spread Control The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 67) 1371
Tom Gagnon Key Card Placement with the Versatile Spread ControlRelated to The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 67) 1371
Tom Gagnon Key Card Placement #2 with the Versatile Spread Control The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 67) 1372
Tom Gagnon Key Card Placement #3 with the Versatile Spread Control The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 67) 1372
Tom Gagnon Key Card Placement #4 with the Versatile Spread Control The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 67) 1372
Tom Gagnon Remote Control Reverse reversed in the middle, with the Versatile Spread ControlAlso published here The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 67) 1373
Tom Gagnon The Imperfect Force Inspired by The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 67) 1373
Tom Gagnon Gagnon's Immediate Spell with the Versatile Spread ControlAlso published here The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 67) 1374
Tom Gagnon Automatic Card at Any Number with the Versatile Spread Control The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 67) 1374
Tom Gagnon Red & Blue Double-Leaper with the Versatile Spread Control, deck with half red and half blue cards, red selection travels to blue part and vice versaAlso published here The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 67) 1375
Tom Gagnon Super Interchange selection transposes from middle of the deck with performer's card in pocket, with the Versatile Spread Control The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 67) 1375
Tom Gagnon Collectors Per Se with the Versatile Spread Control, progressive collectors The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 67) 1376
Tom Gagnon Makeshift Double building double-facer, double-backer, long cards, and key cards, with sticky label of card box The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 70) 1468
Steve Beam Competition Cutting by dribbling, good poker hand is foundInspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 37
Tom Gagnon Automatic Ace Cutting by dribbling, good poker hand is foundInspired byVariations Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 35
Tom Gagnon The Tiddlywinks Change brief Monedas Y Otras Historias 51
Steve Beam Special Issues #05 1st Annual - Creating Magic
#10 2nd Annual - Beam's Guide to Attending Magic Conventions
#11 No Steve Beam Issue
#12 John Riggs' 1-Man Issue
#15 3rd Annual - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
#15 Dead Raccoon Issue
#20 4th Annual - The Bald Issue
#22 The Power Session - All Cards
#23 Tom Gagnon - One-Man Issue
#25 5th Annual - Name Brand Magic
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue Addendum) liv
Tom Gagnon Acknowledgements Avant-Cards iii
Tom Gagnon Preface Avant-Cards v
Tom Gagnon Gagnon Spread Pass tabled spread, forward and backward action, Draw Shift related
- Controlling the Location
Variations Avant-Cards 1
Tom Gagnon Slide Draw Shift deck is not picked up Avant-Cards 9
Tom Gagnon Faroed Spread Pass with deck in Incomplete Faro Condition
- Two Card Control
Inspired by Avant-Cards 11
Tom Gagnon Ribbon Spread Double Cut transfer cut onto table combined with Gagnon Spread PassInspired by Avant-Cards 15
Tom Gagnon Half Pass One using tabled ribbon spread cover, application in which peeked-at card turns over Avant-Cards 17
Tom Gagnon Color Scheme deck spread face-down on table, when spread again the back color has changed Avant-Cards 20
Tom Gagnon Cavorting Classic using tabled passes Avant-Cards 23
Tom Gagnon Versatile Spread Control bottom card rides under cards when spread on table
- Basic Technique
- Multi-Card Technique
- Practice Exercise
- Reciprocal Blind
Also published here Avant-Cards 32
Tom Gagnon Key Card Placements using the Versatile Spread Control
- Submarine Key Card
- Drop Shot Key Card (inspired by Vernon reference)
Inspired byRelated to Avant-Cards 40
Tom Gagnon Red & Blue Double Leaper with the Versatile Spread Control, deck with half red and half blue cards, red selection travels to blue part and vice versaAlso published here Avant-Cards 44
Tom Gagnon Subterranean Stab with the Versatile Spread Control Avant-Cards 51
Tom Gagnon Wow - that's Different biddle trick handling, using Versatile Spread ControlInspired by
  • "Wow" (Richard Bruce, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Sep. 1951)
Avant-Cards 54
Tom Gagnon Gagnon-Biddle Card Vanish handling of Biddle steal Avant-Cards 56
Tom Gagnon Double Miracle card thought of from a group, another card selected, one card spelled to and the other found at named number, using Versatile Spread Control Avant-Cards 58
Tom Gagnon Gagnon's Instant Spell selection spelled to in tabled spread, using Versatile Spread ControlAlso published here Avant-Cards 60
Tom Gagnon Ultimate Spread Force spectator divides tabled spread at any point, bottom card of top half forced, using Versatile Spread ControlInspired by Avant-Cards 62
Tom Gagnon Edge Crimp relatively sharp crimp along the edge, with ruler Avant-Cards 62
Tom Gagnon Miracle Spread Force touched card in tabled spread apparently stays under spectator's finger, using Versatile Spread ControlInspired by
  • "Miracle Spread" (Ed Marlo, Ibidem #20)
Avant-Cards 65
Tom Gagnon Inverse Spread Force using Versatile Spread ControlInspired byVariations Avant-Cards 68
Tom Gagnon Immaculate Spread Force using Versatile Spread ControlInspired by Avant-Cards 70
Tom Gagnon Self-inflicted Spread Force using Versatile Spread ControlAlso published here Avant-Cards 72
Tom Gagnon Gagnon Spread Control center card rides under cards when spread on table
- Insertion Jog
- Side Steal Jog
- The Control
VariationsAlso published here Avant-Cards 76
Tom Gagnon Top Card Cover GSC Gagnon Spread Control to second position Avant-Cards 87
Tom Gagnon Bottom Card Cover GSC Gagnon Spread Control to small position from bottom Avant-Cards 88
Tom Gagnon Ribbon Spread Multiple Shift - Angle Load
- Lift Load
Inspired by Avant-Cards 90
Tom Gagnon Spread Extraction Move Gagnon Spread Control to top Avant-Cards 95
Tom Gagnon Pinkie Finger Load Gagnon Spread Control to top Avant-Cards 97
Tom Gagnon Slide Maneuver Gagnon Spread Control to top Avant-Cards 99
Tom Gagnon Pam Sandwich using Gagnon Spread Control and Top Card Cover Slide Maneuver Avant-Cards 101
Tom Gagnon Technicolor Elevator odd-backed, using Gagnon Spread Control, split-back cardInspired by
  • "Off Color Elevator" (Milt Kort & Ron Bauer, Off Color Card Tricks)
Avant-Cards 104
Tom Gagnon Psychic Touch cards in tabled spread touched one by one until spectator says stop, using Inverse Spread ForceInspired by Avant-Cards 112
Tom Gagnon Remote Control Reverse ribbon spread turnover over free card underneath, using Gagnon Spread ControlAlso published here Avant-Cards 116
Tom Gagnon Double Doodle Steal loading a card onto a card that is used to scoop up a tabled spread to make it a doubleAlso published here Avant-Cards 119
Tom Gagnon Flying Double Lift loading a card onto a card that is used to scoop up a tabled spread to make it a double, in short tabled ambitious card sequence Avant-Cards 121
Tom Gagnon Bunko Squad card travels from deck to between sandwich cards, using Double Doodle Steal Avant-Cards 124
Tom Gagnon Ribbon Spread Revelation deck spread on table, close in one sweep and selection remains face-up on table, using Versatile Spread Control Avant-Cards 127
Tom Gagnon Cop without a Beat copping card after Versatile Spread Control Avant-Cards 128
Tom Gagnon You Must Do as I Do using Gagnon Spread ControlInspired by Avant-Cards 131
Tom Gagnon Throwing a Slider Three Card Catch starting with tabled spread and Gagnon Spread ControlInspired by Avant-Cards 134
Tom Gagnon Lateral Bottom Deal left hand holds packet palm down, when turned palm up the bottom card is dealt out on inner end, as deck is cut and top portion is turned over and top card apparently thumbed off
- The Grip
- The Loosening
- The False Deal
- The Simulated Push-off
- Simulating a Cut
- The Riffle
- The Cut
- Completing the Cut and Finishing the Deal
- Performance Notes
- Practice Notes
- A Psychological Bonus
Related toVariations Avant-Cards 136
Tom Gagnon Greek Lateral Bottom Deal same with second card from bottom (or top before cut)Inspired by Avant-Cards 144
Tom Gagnon LBD Aces "Lateral Bottom Deal", Aces lost, performer quickly cuts the tabled deck four times at the Aces Avant-Cards 146
Tom Gagnon Bet Your Lateral Bottom Dollar performer cuts to the Aces one by one from tabled deck, dollar bill lies on deck, using Greek Lateral Bottom Deal Avant-Cards 148
Tom Gagnon Rhythm Aces Avant-Cards 152
Tom Gagnon Sticky Aces cutting to Aces after spectator's shuffle à la Scarne, using cards that have half a sticky surface Avant-Cards 155
Tom Gagnon Bluff Coincidence Avant-Cards 158
Tom Gagnon Double Bluff Coincidence two phases Avant-Cards 161
Tom Gagnon Laterally Stabbed using Lateral Bottom DealInspired by Avant-Cards 165
Tom Gagnon Outward Bottom Deal card tossed forwardRelated toVariations Avant-Cards 167
Tom Gagnon Card to Card Box card apparently tossed from inside case, actually from belowInspired by Avant-Cards 170
Tom Gagnon Ricochet Bottom Deal top card apparently taken in End Grip and put on table, actually Outward Bottom Deal performed, here as cut forceVariations Avant-Cards 173
Tom Gagnon Covered Ricochet Bottom Deal original bottom card added to bottom of cut-off packet via Outward Bottom DealVariations Avant-Cards 175
Tom Gagnon Han Ping Chien BD Inspired by Avant-Cards 177
Tom Gagnon Covered HPC Bottom Deal Inspired by Avant-Cards 179
Tom Gagnon Bottop Force Avant-Cards 181
Tom Gagnon Wheeler Dealer outward bottom deal handling in which card is spun face up with right hand Avant-Cards 183
Tom Gagnon Greek Outward Bottom Deal Variations Avant-Cards 185
Tom Gagnon Bluffing a Greek simplifiedInspired by Avant-Cards 187
Tom Gagnon Bilateral Bottom Deal two-handed version of Lateral Bottom DealInspired byVariations Avant-Cards 188
Tom Gagnon Scissors Take Bilateral BD Inspired by Avant-Cards 190
Tom Gagnon Scissors Grip Bilateral BD Inspired by Avant-Cards 192
Tom Gagnon Flexible BD Exchange as card is removed from in-the-hands spread, using Outward Bottom Deal
- Face-up Variation
Inspired by Avant-Cards 194
Tom Gagnon Insertion spectator stabs card next to selection Avant-Cards 196
Tom Gagnon Multi-Card Lowe Top Palm thumb flesh breakInspired by Avant-Cards 199
Tom Gagnon Easy Breather method for making a breather crimpAlso published here Avant-Cards 201
Tom Gagnon Acknowledgements Cased Card Controls
Tom Gagnon Dedication Cased Card Controls
Tom Gagnon Preface Cased Card Controls
Tom Gagnon The Basic Concept on time misdirection and jogs Cased Card Controls 1
Tom Gagnon Cased Card Controls inserting a card in a cased deck and setting a small jog
- Counterclockwise Rotation
- Clockwise Rotation
- Variation A
- Variation B
- Variation C
- Variation D
- Tip (card clip)
Cased Card Controls 2
Tom Gagnon Push Through Jogs card ends up injoggedInspired by Cased Card Controls 14
Tom Gagnon Slap Control card inserted in deck, then deck put half-way into case and slapped in (injog plungers out) Cased Card Controls 16
Tom Gagnon Gravity Control two cards inserted in deck, then deck put in case which is only held by its flap Cased Card Controls 18
Tom Gagnon Cased Clivot Control jog work in card caseInspired by Cased Card Controls 21
Tom Gagnon Top Stock Control deck inserted in case after first jog shuffle Cased Card Controls 24
Tom Gagnon Cased Multiple Shift deck cased between insertion of cards and the strip out cutInspired by Cased Card Controls 25
Tom Gagnon Single Card Control with one-handed fan that retains jog Cased Card Controls 28
Tom Gagnon Cased Plunger Location deck cased in between selection and control with jogInspired by Cased Card Controls 29
Tom Gagnon Fan Control card pushed into deck one-handed, automatic jog control with squared deck, incorporating temporarily putting deck in case and one-handed fan
- Variation A
- Variation B (for two cards)
Cased Card Controls 31
Tom Gagnon Stainless Steal jogged card in center, deck cased and removed, card is left behind, without stripper deck Cased Card Controls 34
Tom Gagnon Stainless Steal Reverse deck cased, extracted, re-cased Cased Card Controls 37
Tom Gagnon Subterranean Crimps crimping card while deck is cased Cased Card Controls 38
Tom Gagnon Cased Crimp crimping card while deck is cased, another method Cased Card Controls 41
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #55 on Tom Gagnon, Leslie The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue Addendum) xiii
Steve Beam Special Issues & Inserts #53 McDonnell, Billy - One Man Issue
#54 Rindfleisch, Joe - One Man Issue
#55 Tom Gagnon - One Man Issue
#56 Special F.F.F.F. 25th Anniversary Issue
#57 Hanging with the Gallos
#58 Robinson, Scott - One Man Insert - The Purse
#59 Fisher, Aaron - One-Man Insert
#59 Asher, Lee - One-Man Insert
#60 Givens, Joel - One-Man Insert
#62 Rubaway Vanish - Tips & Tweaks
#63 The Pass - A Manly Insert
#64 Kane, Marty - One-Man Insert
#66 Kane, Marty - One-Man Insert
#67 Gagnon, Tom - One-Man Insert - Versatile Spread Control
#68 Moves - Low-Fat Insert
#69 Levine, Harry - One-Man Insert
#70 Kane, Marty - One-Man Insert
#70 Hooser, Troy - One-Man Insert
The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue Addendum) lix
Tom Gagnon Very Versatile Spread Control chapter intro Too Hot for the Devil xi
Tom Gagnon Very Versatile Spread Control Also published here Too Hot for the Devil 1
Tom Gagnon Bottop Spread Switch as tabled spread is scooped upInspired by Too Hot for the Devil 5
Tom Gagnon Inverse Spread Switch card is reversed or odd-backed in center of tabled spread, top portion scooped up and card switched
- Face-Up Variant
Inspired by Too Hot for the Devil 8
Tom Gagnon Dunbury Illusion selection apparently discarded, using ribbon spread techniques Too Hot for the Devil 11
Tom Gagnon Gagnon-Biddle Card Vanish handling of Biddle steal Too Hot for the Devil 13
Tom Gagnon Dual Miracle Spread combined with Versatile Spread Control, as force or stab in tabled spreadInspired by
  • "Miracle Spread" (Ed Marlo, Ibidem #20)
Too Hot for the Devil 15
Tom Gagnon Invisible Fingertip Switch sandwich used to scoop up tabled spread, sandwiched card switched for card under spread Too Hot for the Devil 17
Tom Gagnon Invisible Fingertip Sandwich Jokers placed aside, odd-backed card signed and put in deck, it travels between sandwich Too Hot for the Devil 20
Tom Gagnon Invisible Fingertip Transpo Jacks placed aside, named Jack transposes with selection which is reversed in center of deck Too Hot for the Devil 24
Tom Gagnon Invisible Fingertip Load as spread is scooped up with sandwich cards Too Hot for the Devil 26
Tom Gagnon Pad Revelation cards spread on close-up pad, pad folded over spread and unfolded, selection now face-up on spreadVariations Too Hot for the Devil 29
Tom Gagnon Hidden Agenda cards spread on pad, covered with handkerchief, , pad folded over spread and unfolded, selection is now on top of handkerchiefInspired by Too Hot for the Devil 31
Tom Gagnon Ribbon Spread Strip-out Addition cards out-jogged in tabled spread, spread scooped up and cards stripped out Too Hot for the Devil 33
Tom Gagnon Sliding Jinx Switch gathering up a tabled spread as cover for packet switch
- Variation One
- Variation Two
Inspired by Too Hot for the Devil 36
Tom Gagnon Contemporary Spread Controls chapter intro Too Hot for the Devil 40
Tom Gagnon Impossible Sandwich card travels between sandwich, sandwich cards separate from deck, clean handling Too Hot for the Devil 40
Tom Gagnon Gagnon Spread Control briefAlso published here Too Hot for the Devil 41
Tom Gagnon Double Doodle Steal loading a card onto a card that is used to scoop up a tabled spread to make it a double, briefAlso published here Too Hot for the Devil 42
Tom Gagnon Pluck Revelation card starts on topAlso published here
  • The Blueprint, Vol. 6 No. 8, Feb. 1980
Too Hot for the Devil 44
Tom Gagnon Somersault Reverse tabled spread flipped over and a card appears face-up on it Too Hot for the Devil 46
Tom Gagnon Tidal Wave Revelation tabled spread flipped over and a card appears face-up on it Too Hot for the Devil 49
Tom Gagnon Ribbon Spread Cut deck openly cut during flipping over a tabled spread, right at an Ace Too Hot for the Devil 51
Tom Gagnon Ribbon Spread Glimpse deck spread with side-jogged card, glimpse after gathering cards up Too Hot for the Devil 53
Tom Gagnon Kosky-Gagnon Switch using tabled Gagnon Spread Control Too Hot for the Devil 56
Tom Gagnon One Card Ribbon Spread Pass front-and-back ribbon spread used to slide card from center to top
- Control to the Bottom
Inspired by Too Hot for the Devil 58
Tom Gagnon Slippery Sandwich black on top and bottom, card peeked at, deck cut, selection sandwiched Too Hot for the Devil 62
Tom Gagnon One-Hand Ribbon Spread Switch odd-backed card in center of deck is switched during tabled ribbon spread action as it is slid out Too Hot for the Devil 65
Tom Gagnon Spread-Cut-Pass deck ribbon spread back to front, gathered half-way and cut, face-card is original top card Too Hot for the Devil 68
Tom Gagnon Undercover Lap as tabled spread is gathered Too Hot for the Devil 71
Tom Gagnon More Spread Control Delights chapter intro Too Hot for the Devil 74
Tom Gagnon Mechanical Spread Control card inserted in tabled back-to-front spread, controlled as cards are gathered
- One Card Control to the Top
- One Card Control to the Bottom
- Two Card Control to the Top
Inspired byRelated toVariations Too Hot for the Devil 74
Tom Gagnon Open-Faced Sandwich back-to-front tabled spread, black Kings placed on ends of spread and a selection inserted in center, spread gathered, Kings sandwiching selection on top Too Hot for the Devil 79
Tom Gagnon Open Mechanical Spread Control Related to Too Hot for the Devil 80
Tom Gagnon Sandwich Spread card peeked, spectator shuffles, black Kings removed and put on tabled spread, spread gathered and sandwich with selection ends up on topAlso published here Too Hot for the Devil 83
Tom Gagnon Mechanical Multiple Control tabled spread control with multiple cardsInspired by Too Hot for the Devil 87
Tom Gagnon TCC Mechanical Spread Control Top Card Cover variant, to second from topInspired by Too Hot for the Devil 90
Tom Gagnon MCC Mechanical Spread Control Middle Card Cover variant, face-up card inserted into spread, controlled to second from top with cover card Too Hot for the Devil 92
Tom Gagnon Dominoing Switch card held in hand, switched for top card as tabled spread is flipped over Too Hot for the Devil 95
Tom Gagnon Slider card pulled out of ribbon spread is selection or Ace Too Hot for the Devil 98
Tom Gagnon Sliding Cut ribbon spread separated/cut exactly at an Ace or a selectionVariations Too Hot for the Devil 100
Tom Gagnon Sliding Cut Variant ribbon spread separated/cut exactly at an Ace or a selectionInspired by Too Hot for the Devil 102
Tom Gagnon A Pass, A Si, A Slug, & More chapter intro Too Hot for the Devil 104
Tom Gagnon By-Pass Herrmann bottom card cover pass, on cover card Too Hot for the Devil 104
Tom Gagnon Electrostatic Recall card pivots outwards from incomplete faro condition, pin through close-up mat as gimmickInspired by
  • "The Shooting Joker" (Peter Kane, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Vol. 20 No. 8)
Also published here
Too Hot for the Devil 108
Tom Gagnon Si of Relief calculating position of cards in Si StebbinsAlso published here Too Hot for the Devil 111
Tom Gagnon Lessinout Culls Stebbins culling a four-of-a-kind from a stack Too Hot for the Devil 112
Tom Gagnon Open Predicament with named card
- Stand-up Version
Also published here
  • Cyber Sessions, p. 25
Too Hot for the Devil 113
Tom Gagnon Double Lift Retention Turndown Tamariz/Bruce, independent invention, credit information Too Hot for the Devil 117
Tom Gagnon DD Double Lift Variant stud, with breakInspired by Too Hot for the Devil 117
Tom Gagnon Flexible Turnover Move printing applicationInspired by Too Hot for the Devil 121
Tom Gagnon Makeshift Double using stickiness of card case seal Too Hot for the Devil 123
Tom Gagnon Cancelled Deck Card Stab whole deck has whole through middle, sprung into air, selection caught with finger through hole Too Hot for the Devil 124
Tom Gagnon Miracle Flush cutting to straight flush Too Hot for the Devil 128
Tom Gagnon Miracle Spread Coincidence using tabled spreadsInspired by Too Hot for the Devil 133
Tom Gagnon Miracle Spread Handling card slid to new position as part of tabled spread is gatheredInspired by
  • "Miracle Spread" (Ed Marlo, Ibidem #20)
Too Hot for the Devil 134
Tom Gagnon One-Handed Flushtration Count Related to Too Hot for the Devil 136
Tom Gagnon Slug-O-Matic Deck wide/narrow combination, allows riffle shuffle stock control
- Spectator Shuffles
Too Hot for the Devil 138
Tom Gagnon Shuffling Monkey spectator riffle shuffles deck with selection and two face-up Jokers in it, afterwards the Jokers sandwich selection, Slug-O-Matic DeckInspired by
  • "Monkey in the Middle" (Bill Goldman, marketed)
Too Hot for the Devil 142
Tom Gagnon Z-Box flat object switched while pushing it away with card case Too Hot for the Devil 144
Tom Gagnon Coins for Connoisseurs chapter intro Too Hot for the Devil 150
Tom Gagnon Ultimate Coin Assembly four quarters, one-handed performanceInspired by Too Hot for the Devil 150
Tom Gagnon Pickup and Displacement Move one-handed pickup and transfer into Tenkai Pinch Too Hot for the Devil 152
Tom Gagnon Phantom Coin Load from Tenkai PinchRelated to Too Hot for the Devil 155
Tom Gagnon Coin Assembly for Connoisseurs four quarters covered with Kings, assembly, then Kings change to Aces Too Hot for the Devil 158
Tom Gagnon Gagnon's Sympathetic Coins coins penetrate upwards through pad to join coin under card, extra coinInspired by Too Hot for the Devil 164
Tom Gagnon Forty-One Cent Assembly international coin assembly, dime-and-penny gaffInspired by
  • "The Dingle Coin Mystery" (Derek Dingle, marketed 1970)
Too Hot for the Devil 171
Tom Gagnon Just for Tenkai Too Hot for the Devil 178
Tom Gagnon Esoteric Coin Maneuver loading coin under card as it is snapped off table Too Hot for the Devil 181
Tom Gagnon Scoop Assembly Inspired by Too Hot for the Devil 183
Tom Gagnon Scoop Steal coin stolen between two cards as another is slid apparently on it Too Hot for the Devil