89 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Skill Demonstration / Miscellaneous
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
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
1889 182
The Black Cloth Target. Another Magic Pistol nine shuffled cards stuck to board covered with black cloth, performer shoots on board and hits selection
1890 111
Der Zauberwurf No. 26, deck thrown in deck, cards remain together until deck hits floor
1895 32
Die magnetische Karte No. 42, performer holds cards, spectator slaps deck out of hand and only selection remains, magnetic force presentation
1895 51
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster The Flying Card card thrown in air comes back, on thread tied to ceiling
Related to 1896 73
Der Königsschuss à la Buffalo-Bill performer shoots at card and it has a hole
Related to 1896 147
Die Kartendressur
1896 167
The Spectator as Conjurer spectator shoots chosen number of pins on shower of cards with pistol, they're found in selection
1897 95
The Flying and Obedient Card wide distance boomerang card, thread
Related to 1897 194
The Conjurer As Marksman performer shoots in center of Ace of Hearts held by spectator, "Bullet Card"
Related to 1897 249
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die Concert- oder Kunst-Volte one-handed flourish pass, rubber-banded halves to make it easier
May 1897
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 9)
Ben-Zur Ben-Zur's Meisterschuss selection tossed into the air, hole shot through marked pip with pistol
Feb. 1904
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 2)
Jack Merlin Throwing a Card in the Air and Catching in the Pack at a Chosen Number
1927/28 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
Related toVariations 1927/28 2
Eric F. Impey Another Effect on the Same Principle spectator cuts to same cards as have been selected from different deck, Instanto deck
Related to 1928 6
Tommy Tucker Guessing the Number of Cards by Weight using the Glide false count
1933 16
Tearing the Deck five methods to tear a full deck
1937 354
Somersaulting a Pack of Cards stunt of flipping deck over on table edge and catching it, also with wand
1937 92
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue A Second Presentation deck cut at selection with foot
1942 30
Don Medley Impromptu Routine with a Borrowed Deck combination of several effects, see following items, starts with flourishes
Sep. 1945 150
Tossing Cards Into a Hat Technique taught for tossing cards into a hat accurately
1949 7
George Schindler Sealed Penetration deck is sealed and put in spectator's pocket, performer fishes card out very fast
Related to Sep. 1951 949
Cy Endfield The Catch in the Pack next to selection or at named position
Related to 1955 14
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 credit
Related to
  • p. 116 for correction
June 1967 101
Val Andrews Riffle-Count No. 2, performer counts card with quick riffle, gag
1970 (ca.) 4
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley - Anneman Salt Trick Wrinkle No. 266, sounds like golf stick used to cut deck at selection, then picking it up with sticky end of stick
1972 66
Karl Fulves The Acrobatic Pack pack is divided at chosen card with a flick, using riffle shuffle jog setting
Related to 1975 32
It's in the Bag No. 55, deck and case dropped in paper bag and shaken, case then has selection inside
1976 84
Card and Target deck in houlette in front of a target, performer shots selection at target with pellet gun
1978/76 38
Paul Harris Instant Castle quickly constructing card castle on table
1979 160
Father Cyprian Glim Deck Pseudo demo of shiner, magician can divine the card cut to by looking at "reflection"
1979 8
Edward Marlo Pseudo Deck Switch apparently deck switch is demonstrated
1980 277
Daryl Martinez The Snowshoe Sandwich comical second deal demonstration, card flies out of deck between sandwich cards
Variations 1982 69
Horace Spencer Smash and Grab deck held underneath newspaper by spectator, performer smashes through paper and extracts card
Aug. 1982
Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 5)
Stephen Tucker I Rise deck in case is placed in spectator's pocket, performer removes card, rising card gimmick
Related to Oct. 1982
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 18)
John Kennedy Card Missile cards are tossed through newspaper, selections is stuck into wall
1983 45
Pat Hazell Down the Falls, Up the Back popular sight gag in which cards are sprung behind back from hand to hand
Variations 1986 134
Bob King Pseudo Subway Pseudo Greek Deal Demo
Dec. 1988
Apocalypse (Vol. 11 No. 12)
Frank Thompson Aced! four Aces are kept under Control
June 1989
Apocalypse (Vol. 12 No. 6)
Slydini Slydini's Method different presentation, obvious switch followed by hole card switch demonstration
Inspired by 1990
Swindle Sheet (Issue 1)
T. Page Wright Cut With a Coin coin tossed up and caught in deck at named position, or next to selection
1991 166
Jack Carpenter West Coast Cooler deck switch as skill demonstration, secret switch possible in course of routine
1992 123
Steve Draun The Truly Fantastic Move pass side steal combo with center reverse
Inspired byRelated to 1993 137
Darwin Ortiz Harry in Your Pocket cased deck is in pocket, card fished out very fast
Inspired by
  • Roberto Giobbi's "Faster than Lightning" in "Gambler's Dream"
Related to
1995 113
Darwin Ortiz The One-Handed Poker Deal skill demonstration
1995 149
Karl Norman Key Card Routines performer cuts exactly a number of cards, named by the spectator, performer finds three selects cards
Related to 1995 23
Paul Harris Cheap Shot Boomerang fake boomerang shot
The Art of Astonishment — Book 2 (Issue Misc. Pieces of Paul)
Michael Skinner The Boomerang Card card is tossed up and caught in deck at any number down named by spectator
Inspired by 1996 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 1997 62
Ellis Stanyon The Simple Throwing of a Card No. 14, card boomerangs back, thread attached
Variations 1999 162
R. Paul Wilson Antipathy red and black cards riffle shuffled together and "unshuffled" again, using Engblom's Anti-Faro
2001 7
R. Paul Wilson The Seal Cull shuffled deck taken, performer runs through once, then a four-of-a-kind is shown on the face, angle-jog cull and passive strip-out (without explanation)
Nov. 2001
Ego (Vol. 1 No. 6)
Darwin Ortiz The Zen Master performer repeatably knows position of card, memorized deck
Inspired by 2002 102
Darwin Ortiz The Quick & The Dead performer produces mate of selection from pocketed deck
Inspired byVariations 2002 120
Darwin Ortiz Fastest Gun Alive performer locates selection while deck is in pocket
Inspired by 2002 124
Pit Hartling Finger Flicker breather crimp
Related toVariations 2003 10
Cardini Name-O-Card cutting to any named card
Related to 2003 296
Doug Canning Boomerang spectator names number, performer cuts one cards less and selection is on top of reminder
2004 60
Dai Vernon Name a card Magician can name cards behind the back, punched
2007 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 selection
Inspired by 2007 13
Justin Higham Riffle-Shuffle Sandwich Skill demo of shuffle tracking to sandwich selection
Inspired byRelated to 2008 45
Dan Buck, Dave Buck Joker Tracking Face-up Joker shuffled next to selected card
2008 26
R. Paul Wilson Cheating... fake bottom deal demonstration
2009 112
Steve Mayhew Bringin' It with a Ruckus deck is sprung onto glass and selection slides underneath (apparently)
2011 23
Bobby Bernard, Justin Higham Two-Faced Hand Muck fake muck demonstration
2011 31
Justin Higham An Extra Layer of Deception handling for a packet switch demonstration
2011 41
Darwin Ortiz Sudden Impact deck is flicked at peeked card
Inspired by 2012 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
2013 95
Dan Buck, Dave Buck Scoop card from table gets into sandwich card in center of deck
2014 41
Dan Buck, Dave Buck Impossible Sandwich variation of Scoop
2014 44
Bizau Cristian Romanian Muck Mucking technique, suitable only for demo
2014 8
Daniel Madison The Centre Deal: The Vernon Tribute Selected card is apparently dealt out of the center of the deck, pseudo center deal
2014 17
Daniel Madison Reverse Shuffling Pseudo 'reverse shuffling' the deck using false cuts to maintain new deck order
2014 39
Andi Gladwin Collect Me Quick Queens tabled face up, three selections are lost and then propelled out of the deck between Queens quickly
Aug. 2015
Genii (Vol. 78 No. 8)
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 sleeve
Inspired byAlso published here Oct. 2018
Elixir (Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2))
Ignacio López El Carterista cased deck is in pocket, card fished out and put in wallet, very fast repetition
Related toAlso published here 2018 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
2019 23
Ignacio López The Pickpocket cased deck is in pocket, card fished out and put in wallet, very fast repetition
Related toAlso published here 2019 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)
2019 19
Michael Powers Speed spectator cuts to four cards and chooses two of them, performer pulls mates out of pocket with great speed
Inspired by
  • "Fast Times" (Steven Youell)
2019 62
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 sleeve
Inspired byAlso published here 2020 171
Steve Forte Faking the Shift
  • Vernon pass/false cut
  • slip-cut
  • multi-card tilt
2020 1013
Steve Forte Super-fast Hop fake shift demo, one-handed
2020 1014
Giancarlo Scalia The Ninja selected card is sandwiched between two face-up Kings, deck dribbled on the table and selection removed
2020 217
Wolfgang Moser Extra Sensitiv performer produces selection quickly from pocketed deck, then he produces mate of a second selection from pocketed deck
Inspired by 2021 22
Max Malini Card-Scaling Stunt reports of unbelievable card throw skills
2022 300
Rune Klan One Back Up! follow-up for the sight gag as location
Inspired byAlso published here
  • MAGIC, Sep. 2002
2022 121
Julius Chan Expertalk: Julius Chan on the Benzais Spin-Out naming position and cards above and below the one that apparently spins from center
Inspired byAlso published here
  • MAGIC, Dec. 2005
2022 457
Donny Orbit Card-Fu card sandwiched and put in deck, another card tossed through deck as it is dribbled onto the table, the cards are exchanged by apparently hitting out the sandwiched card
VariationsAlso published here
  • MAGIC, Oct. 2010
2022 978