97 entries in Cards / Sleights / Palming / Other Positions
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown A Perpendicular Palm kind of perpendicular lateral palm
1890 More Magic 136
Unknown Moisture Palm card clings to hand when pressed on top of tabled deck
Aug. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 8) 115
Unknown Das Kartenstehlen - II. Methode "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
top palm into kind of clip palm with thumb against first finger
Jan. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 1) 3
Unknown Das Kartenstehlen - VII. Methode "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
left first finger pushed cards back which are stolen into right hand thumb palm, also as (repeated) color change
Apr. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 4) 52
Paul Valadon Bent in Half Palm from classic palm position
1902 The Modern Conjurer 81
Karl Meyer Das Kartengreifen "Schule der Magie"
  • choreography of one-handed palm and fan production from elbow
  • steal of bottom packet into right-hand thumb clip, left first finger pushes packet out (throw cut)
Sep. 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 9) 137
Unknown Back of the Hand Steal top card stolen off tabled deck with sticky/wet back of the hand
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 257
Unknown The Fan "Steal" from packet in hand in preparation for production
1938 Greater Magic 21
Unknown New Finger Clip Palm
1938 More Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 39
Unknown Thumb Palm
1939 More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 47
Stanley Collins Bent Palm-Off from Packet cards bent in half
1940 The Jinx (Issue 118) 697
Tom Sellers A Card Flourish bent-in-half palm
1942 That's Good! 7
Unknown Thumb Steal Color Change palm off can be used to produce fans (context), thumb palm
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 179
Arthur H. Buckley A Novel Palm
Related to 1946 Card Control 74
Unknown Side Steal side steal to weird palm
1946 Card Control 82
Arthur H. Buckley The Palm Unsurpassed card almost bent in half
1946 Card Control 91
Arthur H. Buckley The Thumb Palm Move (An original piece of manipulative deception) transfer to show hands emtpy utilizing back thumb palm
1946 Card Control 131
Jack (?) Larkin Larkin's Throw Palm
1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 146) 586
Lewis Ganson "Card Production Supreme"
  • Method for Holding the Cards
  • To Change the Cards from One Hand to Another
  • To Interlock the Fingers
  • To Bring the Cards into the Back Palm Position
  • To End a "Back and Front Palm" Card Routine
1950 Routined Manipulation — Part One 83
Tony Kardyro "Hot Weather Handy" card through table, card sticks to back of wet hand
1955 Kardyro's Kard Konjuring 23
Edward Marlo Palm Positions introducing four palming positions
1957 Side Steal 27
Jerry Andrus Back Palm in-jogged card clipped between knuckles of right hand from back
1957 Up Close with Andrus 5
Jerry Andrus A Mystery with Rubber Bands center steal from cross-wise rubber-banded deck into left hand
1957 Up Close with Andrus 5
Dai Vernon Other methods of Palming Gambler's palm and strange clip palm
1961 Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic 39
Dai Vernon One handed Palm unusual right clip position, multiple or single
Variations 1961 Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic 41
Unknown Thumb Clip Palm palm position is explained
1961 Card Switches 3
Unknown Latest Thumb Clip Palm palm position is explained
1961 Card Switches 3
Unknown Thumb Palm Steal packet stolen
1969 Wonderful Routines of Magic 103
Unknown Productions of Single Cards - Second Method bent thumb crotch palm
1969 Wonderful Routines of Magic 112
Chris Gosselin Palming from Pre-Kelly Placement
1971 Expert Card Chicanery 64
Karl Fulves Imp Cop card lapped from riffle shuffle or put in a position where it is held at a corner at the table edge
Variations 1973 Riffle Shuffle Technique — Preliminary Notes on Part Two 40
Karl Fulves The Direct Cop tabled, from center, kind of flat palm
1973 Riffle Shuffle Technique — Preliminary Notes on Part Two 86
Karl Fulves Direct Cop - Second Method tabled, from center, kind of longitudinal laterl palm
1973 Riffle Shuffle Technique — Preliminary Notes on Part Two 88
Patrick Cook, Ross Bertram A Riffle Shuffle Cop bottom cards in right hand angle palm type
1975 Afterthoughts 110
Karl Fulves Shadow Steal top card of tabled spread slid under hand
1975 Methods with Cards — Part 1 72
Karl Fulves Moisture Steal card sticks to back of hand
1975 Methods with Cards — Part 3 198
Jerry Andrus Drag Strip card steal, center
1976 Andrus Card Control 32
Gene Maze Primary/Basic Grip hold-out position for card/packet
1977 Packet Switches (Part Four) 247
Bill Wisch Palm Change No. 2 bottom card shown and apparently placed into center, palmed in unusual left hand position
1977 Palm Change 1 & 2 8
Dan MacMillan The Flexible Palm first finger takes hold of corner at thumb
Inspired byRelated to 1977 The Gamblers' Palm Revisited 12
Dan MacMillan Palm Transfer from Gamblers' Palm to Flexible Palm and Back Again
  • Example 1 (holding deck in End Grip with card in Flexible Palm)
  • Example 2 (holding deck in perpendicular End Grip with card in Flexible Palm, Hindu Shuffling)
  • Example 3 (ribbon spreading deck with palmed card)
  • Example 4 (maintaining thumb break as above)
  • Example 5 (riffle shuffling on the table with palmed card)
1977 The Gamblers' Palm Revisited 13
Dan MacMillan Side Steal to Flexible Palm
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1977 The Gamblers' Palm Revisited 17
Looy Simonoff Koplooy! thumb clip steal as card is pushed in (misdirection style)
1978 Here's My Card 106
Unknown Table Edge Holdout held with thumb at edge of table
1978 Transpo Trix 63
Unknown Bottom Placement Steal
Feb. 1979 Apocalypse (Vol. 2 No. 2) 162
Eric Mason Put and Take card under beer coaster, move also as a force
Nov. 1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 11) 762
Karl Fulves Card Purse Palm a bit unclear
1979 Card Under Glass 89
Paul Harris A Force switch of card in tabled spread, card slid around under palm
1979 Close-up Entertainer 55
Edward Marlo Table Edge Holdout thumb clip position
1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 69
Unknown Manipulator's Steal from back of packet
1980 The Upside Down Toppit — Volume II 9
Johnny Cooper Folding Steal card folded in half and palmed off
1980 Polished Presentations 23
Dan MacMillan The Flexible Palm palm position
Related to 1981 Close-Up With Cards 34
George Joseph The Pinch Palm thumb palm
1982 Hand Mucking 2
George Joseph Switching Palms
  • Classic Palm To Gamblers Palm
  • Classic Palm To Pinch Palm
  • Gamblers Palm to Classic Palm
  • Gamblers Palm to Pinch Palm
  • Pinch Palm to Classic Palm
  • Pinch Palm to Gamblers Palm
1982 Hand Mucking 3
Edward Marlo The Curled Grip
1983 Marlo without Tears 185
Edward Marlo Olram's Cop alternative for Benzais Cop
1983 Marlo's Plus Package 75
Ross Bertram To Palm a Card by its Edge
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 138
Edward Marlo As a Rear Clip Palm bottom, left hand
1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 137
Edward Marlo Marlo's Cop from bottom into left hand rear clip palm
1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 160
Edward Marlo An Effect from the 40's two selections produced from air, thumb clip steal from deck
1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 293
Eric DeCamps Bottom Card Cop different cop palm position
1985 The Magic of Eric DeCamps 11
Ray Kosby Sandwich Vanish sandwiched card vanishes via a one-handed palm
Inspired by 1986 Scratching the Surface 9
Karl Fulves Steal from Packet card palmed out of poker hand or small packet into left thumb clip
1987 Secret Session — Part Two 45
Bruce Cervon Paralyzed almost bend in half
1988 The Cervon File 185
Bruce Cervon Culling the Paralyzed Palm card is spreadculled and palmed
1988 The Cervon File 188
Edward Marlo New Palm Position clipped to palm with third and fourth fingers
Related toAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Jan. 1966
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 203
Edward Marlo New Tabled Palms featuring a "Basic Grip" which is some sort of modified Tenkai palm
  • 1st Approach (deck on table)
  • 2nd Approach (as deck is placed on table)
  • Variation of 2nd Approach
  • 3rd Approach (which squaring up after shuffle action)
  • Variation of 3rd Approach (LTP)
  • Extension of 3rd Approach
  • In the Hands
  • For a Number of Cards
  • Off the Bottom
Also published here
  • The New Tops, July 1967
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 291
Philippe Socrate Deck to pocket load variation of old stage manipulation, stealing all except top card into thumb clip palm
1989 Williamson's Wonders 78
Edward Marlo Fingertip Side Steals four methods
1990 That's It 1
Alex Elmsley The Thumb Palm Addition adding cards from bottom to top
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 119
Unknown Moisture Palm card sticks to hand
1991 The Olram File (Issue 10) 2
Vanni Bossi Bent Card Palm
Related toAlso published here 1991 Escorial 1991 — The Erdnase Year 23
Jon Racherbaumer Quick Clip Cop left hand thumb clip from center
1992 Card Finesse II 138
Karl Fulves Breakaway Palm top card palmed either in right hand, or held in unusual clip position between left fingers for color change application
1992 Deceptive Practices 53
Angelo Carbone Herrmann Pass Palm palming thick packet from bottom in edge grip position
1994 Humbug 11
Roger Crosthwaite Clip Palm unusual clip position before getting into LTP
1994 Roger's Thesaurus 90
Dominique Duvivier Holding Clout Stealing and adding cards secretly, with table
Related to 1996 Magie Duvivier 25
Jack Avis Thumb Clip Steal
  • As a Color Change
  • as part of an Ambitious Card Routine
Related to 1998 Vis à Vis 34
Guy Hollingworth Methods of controlling & palming. Four: Bent Cop several applications, good angles compared to gambler's cop
Related to 1999 Drawing Room Deceptions 143
Ellis Stanyon Palming a Card with the Fingers Open No. 11, cards bent in half from classic palm position and held by thumb
  • Supplementary Note (illustration and clarification by Karl Fulves)
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 243
Baltazar Fuentes Kick Kut Kop swing cut palm, into kind of perpendicular cop position
Inspired by 2000 I'm Dancing 8
Al Baker Thumb Clip Palm top card in right hand
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions) 546
Wesley James Palming... essay and basic palm positions
  • Classic Palm
  • Classic Palm Grip with First Finger (Marlo)
  • Thumb Palm
  • Gambler's Flat Palm
Related to 2004 Enchantments 121
Dave Campbell Thumb Palm Change a bit like stage manipulation steal from back of deck into thumb palm as color change with double
2004 The Dave Campbell Legacy 413
Vernon Winiecke Open Finger Color Change with a thumb clip type steal from back
2006 Prolix (Issue 1) 52
Fred Robinson Moisture Steal with back of hand
2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 199
Ken Krenzel The Fantraction into a thumb-clip type palm
2009 Relaxed Impossibilities 63
Ken Krenzel The Clip Slip from center into left hand, thumb clip position, see also John Carney's handling (Secrets)
2009 Relaxed Impossibilities 90
Unknown Thumb Clip Palm from small packet
2010 One Degree 62
Karl Fulves The Banker-Broker Move given the slip
  • Notes On Process
2012 Prolix (Issue 10) 632
Daniel Madison Rotation Palm Stealing card out of the middle of the deck on table, in the action of rolling up sleeves
2014 Placebo 43
Steve Forte One-card Mucks - chop similar to Throw Change, Blackjack application, one of two cards stolen in thumb clip, then switched in later round, with scenarios
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 507
Steve Forte Thumb Clips off the deck, hold-out at table edge
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 577
Steve Forte thumb-clip left-hand thumb clipped card replaced to top
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 583
Steve Forte off-the-table left-hand thumb clipped card replaced to bottom
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 586
Alexander Hansford Tenkai Palm Variation into angly perpendicular cop position from center, overhand shuffle while holding card out
Inspired by 2021 Often Rarely That Simple 177
Dai Vernon Top Palm classic palm variation, no text, unclear
2022 The Neat Review (Issue 4 - Everywhere & Nowhere 2022) 78