Written by Andi Gladwin

Work of Tomas Blomberg

328 pages (Hardcover), published by Vanishing Inc.
Illustrated with drawings by Tomas Blomberg.
Language: English

(76 entries)


Creators Title Comments & References Page Categories
Andi Gladwin Welcome to the Lab 9
S. W. Erdnase Erdnase break 11
Tomas Blomberg The Konami Code bunch of photographs shuffled by spectator are disposed at the table, spectator ends up on the predicted one via pointing/arrows on photos 13
Tomas Blomberg Cashing Bank Night effect, using the condition of heads or tails of five coins to select the envelopesInspired by
  • "Cache" (Max Maven, Genii Magazine, July 2006)
Tomas Blomberg Neckless Grandma two tied pieces of rope go through the performer's neck 20
Tomas Blomberg ABandOn after doing Crazy Man´s Handcuffs, one of the bands merges into the otherRelated toVariations 22
Tomas Blomberg Magic Lesson six-phase routine where a rubber band and a borrowed ring are linked and unlinked several times. When the ring is going to be handed back to its owner, it changes places with the rubber bandInspired byRelated to
  • "Pinnacle" (Russ Niedzwiecki DVD, 2005)
Tomas Blomberg Brazilian Bend spoon inside a cup of coffee slowly bends without touching 39
Tomas Blomberg Bills Witch ten-dollar bill changes into a twenty-dollar bill, three different handlings, gaffed bill
- First folding method
- Second folding method
- No-fold method
Tomas Blomberg Double Bills Witch twenty-dollar bill is split into two ten-dollar bills 49
Tomas Blomberg, Paul Harris Double Bills Witch Routine twenty-dollar bill is split into two ten-dollar bills, one of them changes back into a twenty 52
Tomas Blomberg Daley Delight Switch with Bills no details, see also p. 256 53
Tomas Blomberg TB Spread Double double lift from a spreadInspired by 55
Chris Mayhew Chris Mayhew´s TB Force without removing the double from the deck 57
Tomas Blomberg À la Cummins spectator pushes Joker into deck to find selection, instead the Joker changes into selected card, then it changes backInspired by 58
Unknown Reverse Cull bottom card dragged under spread 60
Edward Marlo Swivel Change 61
Tomas Blomberg Tattwo You signed card from a red-backed deck matches with blue-backed card prediction. Signature travels from selected card to predictionInspired byRelated to 62
T. Nelson Downs Downs Change 64
Tomas Blomberg Matest -Phase one- two spectators select the same card
-Phase two- ungaffed handling for Doc Eason "Anniversary Waltz"
Unknown Interlock position see also p.100 67
Tomas Blomberg Matest Inverted -Phase one- two spectators select the same card, which was signed at the back
-Phase two- second card is selected and signed at the face, signature travels from the first card to the second one
Tomas Blomberg Double Brainwave Update Update ungaffedInspired byRelated to 70
Tomas Blomberg Really Double Brainwave with two different cards named 73
Tomas Blomberg One Improbabilty Open Prediction type of effectInspired by 74
Tomas Blomberg Two Double Turnovers intro 79
Tomas Blomberg Top Centre Double Turnover from the top of the deck 79
Tomas Blomberg Relativity Push-off Inspired by 81
Tomas Blomberg Proteus Bound while the deck is in the card box
- Ambitious Card Ending
Inspired byRelated to 84
Tomas Blomberg Fuentes Load-Up Load-Up variation in which card ends up face-up second from topInspired by
  • Baltazar Fuentes Change (see Malone's "Radical Aces", MUM, Vol. 82 No. 11, Apr. 1993)
  • "Load-Up Move" (J. Stewart Smith, Top of the Deck, 1950)
Tomas Blomberg Switchhopper selected card between the two red Queens travels appearing between the two black Queens 89
Tomas Blomberg Optical Kosky Inspired by
  • "Kosky's Invisible Card Exchange" (marketed ca. 1940)
Tomas Blomberg Low Life Display Inspired by 94
Tomas Blomberg Peel Slide Switch Inspired by 97
Tomas Blomberg 113 G Sandwich routine
-Phase one- red Kings find selected card
-Phase two- selected card transposes with tabled black Kings under case
Inspired by
  • "Royale with Cheese" (Luke Dancy, marketed, 2004)
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley Switch Related to
  • Daley Switch (see Hugard´s Magic monthly, Vol. 5 No. 12, May 1948)
Axel Adlercreutz Switch using the Interlock Concept 104
Tomas Blomberg Interlocked Daley red Aces transpose with black KingsInspired by 106
Tomas Blomberg Low Cost card between the red Jacks vanishes and appears between the tabled black JacksInspired by 109
Tomas Blomberg Hindu Interlock force, switch and control of a card 112
Tomas Blomberg Intelligent Leaper Handling using the Hindu InterlockInspired by 115
Tomas Blomberg Lucky 14 spectator finds the four Aces using three previously selected cardsInspired byVariations 117
Tomas Blomberg The Freakish Miracle Frequent Miracle type of effect, using three decks with their backs openly marked, two deck dealt through until a match occurs, match at same position in third deck but on other side of cardInspired by
  • "The Frequent Miracle" (Tom Bowyer, The Sphinx, Vol. 39 No. 3, May 1940)
Tomas Blomberg Deal the Way using cards which are printed black or white in the face, some spectators pick two cards each, which can change between them afterwards. Depending on the cards, they are distributed in two sides, magician is able to predict the difference in the number of spectators between sidesInspired by 124
Tomas Blomberg Torn Uncut Card Sheet uncut sheet which contains all the cards of the deck, magician rearranges the pieces of the sheet to make a previously selected card disappear from it, "52 on 1 Gag"Inspired by 130
Tomas Blomberg Estimated Sunken Key two selected cards by spectator and magician, spectator deals the deck in six piles, two possible endings:
first ending: both cards are next to each other in the same pile
second ending: both cards are in the same position in different piles
Inspired by 134
Tomas Blomberg Late Key Two selected cards from a deck, one is lost and the other one is placed in spectator´s pocket. This deck and another one are dealt at the same time, magician stops at the first selected card and at the duplicate of the second selectionRelated to
  • "Staggered" (Eddie Joseph, Staggered, 1950)
Tomas Blomberg Hard Card Paradox new presentation for the Brainwave Deck 140
Tomas Blomberg Interlocked Gilbreath adding new dimensions to the Gilbreath Principle 143
Tomas Blomberg Photo Vibrations spectator mixes a large stack of photographs, performer is able to describe one of them without looking 145
Tomas Blomberg Hold your Gilbreath Russian Roulette type of effect using cardboard rectangles with thumbtacks, some pushed downward and some sticking up 149
Tomas Blomberg Mind Stress ten cards with ten three-digit numbers each, spectator thinks of one number, performer divines itAlso published here
  • marketed via Ben Harris's WowBound
Tomas Blomberg Packet Morpher Sequence four cards turn face up, one by one, extra card 163
Tomas Blomberg Tomas on the Elmsley Count small finesse 164
Tomas Blomberg Hoftwister card is selected and lost (say, Seven of Clubs), Jacks turn face down one by one except the Jack of Clubs (same suit), then it turns into the selection and the other Jacks into the rest of the SevensInspired by 165
Frank Ward Cloyes The Paintbrush Change 168
John Bannon Discrepancy City Display Also published here 169
Tomas Blomberg Three-Card Monster Homing Card version, where a face up card appears three times in a packet of three face down cards. Finally the performer ends up with only one card, and between the three tabled cards appears another one.Inspired byRelated to 170
Bob Veeser The Veeser Concept 170
Unknown Backward Alignment Move Also published here 171
Paul Harris P.H. Snap Count Also published here 171
Tomas Blomberg ProHof from three selected cards spectator choose one, the three cards turn into the other three of same value, and selection appears face-up in the middle of the deck 174
Derek Dingle The NoLap Switch Also published here 174
Edward Victor The EYE count 176
Tomas Blomberg Marlo Might Have Liked This Sympathetic Cards version, part of the effect occurs during the revelation, odd-backedInspired by 178
Jerry K. Hartman Swing Slip Cut Also published here 180
Unknown Subtlety for the Sympathetic Cards changing secretly the order of one card in a packet in order to show the same packet as a different one 181
Tomas Blomberg One Behead Twisting the Aces versionInspired by 187
Francis Carlyle Paddle Move Also published here 188
Axel Adlercreutz Revolt Twisting the Aces version without extra cardAlso published here
  • "Revolt" (Axel Adlercreutz, Alter Reality, 2007)
Tomas Blomberg L-I-A-R Lie Detector effect using blank-faced cards where it is written either "True" or "False". The cards are able to detect when the spectator is telling the true about a selected card, ending with the selection appearing in the packetVariations 191
Tomas Blomberg Multiplex Re+Set Re-set routine, three phases:
-Phase one- Fives transpose with pocketed Queens one by one
-Phase two- Queens transpose with pocketed fives all at once
-Phase three- Fives vanish and appear in four different pockets
Inspired byRelated to 195
Tomas Blomberg Signed Hot Mama Chicago Opener version, second selection is signedInspired by 203
Dai Vernon Strip-out Addition 204
Tomas Blomberg Brownian Bridge two packets, performer takes a card from the first one and places it into the other, turns to be the thought of card and is placed at the thought of numberInspired by 208
Tomas Blomberg, Jack Parker Chase The Red Out Of This World type of effect, uncommon methodInspired byRelated to
  • "Pass at Red" (Roy Walton, MAGIC magazine, May 1992)