39 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Sandwich & Co / Progressive Sandwich ("The Searchers")
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Philip T. Goldstein Search Party with two identical Jokers
1977 12
André Robert Strategy two cards trap two selections bit by bit with faros in between
1982 321
Richard Vollmer, Christian Scherer Mystery of the 7 Suspects sandwich cards surround seven cards, down-under-deal to arrive at card, its value is counted down in rest of deck to find selection, faro
Variations 1983 127
Larry Jennings The Searchers
Variations Jan./Feb. 1984
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 17 & 18)
Karl Fulves Slapjack widely separated sandwich cards come to trap selection, sandwich cards remain outjogged, with variations
Related to 1989 48
Peter Duffie Betwixt and Between card chosen, Christ Cut to select a number by counting turned-over block, then Jokers turn over and trap that number of card, then the selection
Inspired by 1993 8
Ken Krenzel Progressive Sandwich
Inspired by 1994 925
Steve Beam Circling the Sandwich
Inspired byAlso published here 1994 926
Steve Beam Circling the Sandwich
Also published here 1995 40
Aaron Fisher Simple Searchers spectator handles deck, each time he cuts deck the sandwich cards travel closer to middle of deck, finally sandwiching just one card - the selection
Labyrinth (Issue 6)
Barry Price Avenging Aces card peeked, black Jack on top and bottom of deck gradually trap selection, Jacks change to red Aces, Jacks removed from case
2000 34
Aaron Fisher Search and Destroy sleightless
Inspired byRelated toVariations 2002 104
Roy Walton Pinkerton's Ladies
Variations July/Aug. 2002
The Penumbra (Issue 2)
Roy Walton, William Goodwin, Shannon Clark Pinkerton's Surprise progressive sandwich with four-of-a-kind production kicker
Inspired by Nov./Dec. 2002
The Penumbra (Issue 4)
Scott Robinson The 101% Location two Queens face-up on the deck, one sinks through deck and eventually selection is caught between Queens
Inspired by 2006 53
Michael Powers Finders Keepers named progressive sandwich
Inspired byVariations 2006 165
Scott Robinson Illogical Probability Sandwich two Kings face-up on the deck, one sinks through deck and eventually selection is caught between Kings
Variations 2006 20
David Solomon Just One Mo' Sandwich sandwich cards near ends, they come together to trap selection
2007 6
Tyler Wilson SloMoFo jokers on top sink down in stages to sandwich selection
2010 72
Gary Plants Search for the Seven Suspects
Inspired by 2011 27
Allan Ackerman, Aaron Fisher Searching for a Thought with named card
Related to 2012 73
Allan Ackerman, Aaron Fisher Impromptu Searching for a Thought with named card
Related to 2012 75
Tom Stone Scouting Party rather visual, table spreads, accidental reinvention of "Les Facteurs"
Related to Feb. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 2)
Harapan Ong Two Heads are Better than One three selections lost, two Kings face-up together, they separate next to two selections, then come together to sandwich third selection
2014 35
Harapan Ong, Larry Jennings Cull in the Search Team keeping Jennings' wrong-card finale
Inspired by 2014 71
Eric Stevens Gradual Reuben Slow motion sandwich, sandwich cards gradually move through the deck to sandwich freely thought-of card (Searchers)
Inspired by 2015 29
John Hostler ConvergySearchers odd-backed sandwich cards
Related to 2018 23
William Goodwin Two-Step Two Queens distribute in deck magically to find two selections, then come together to sandwich last selection
Inspired byRelated to
  • "Step by Step" (Precursor, Oct. 2003)
Apr. 2018
Elixir (Vol. 1 No. 4 (Spring #1))
Steve Reynolds Ace x Ace Handling 3 Two Jacks placed in different parts of deck, move to find selection
Oct. 2018
Elixir (Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2))
Scott Robinson 100% Probability Sandwich two Kings on top of deck, one travels one-third down into deck, then another third, then to bottom of deck, deck is tossed and selection is left sandwiched between Kings
2018 117
Scott Robinson Dragnet Jacks red Jack placed near top and other red Jack near bottom, card is named and Jacks sandwich it
Variations 2018 238
Alberto de Figueiredo, Cristian Ramil Doble sándwich Todoterreno progressive sandwich, then sandwiched card transforms into card which was named by second spectator
2018 225
Michael Powers Finessed Finders Keepers named progressive sandwich
Inspired by 2019 125
Tony Cabral Needle in a Haystack (and the Damage Done) named card
Inspired by 2019 23
Carlos Vaquera Delayed Sandwich searchers, indifferent card changes to sandwiched card and back as kicker
2019 177
Greg Chapman Searchers Undone faros bring sandwich cards together in stages
Related to 2020 45
Scott Baird Central Intelligence "a progressive searchers routine", faro shuffles between each phase
Related toVariations Oct. 2022
The Hermit (Vol. 1 No. 10)
Scott Baird Iterant Intelligence Joker stabbed into deck, suit and value of cards next to it used to make up another card which is found with "Central Intelligence" procedure, then the other possible suit/value combination is also found, faro shuffles
Inspired by Oct. 2022
The Hermit (Vol. 1 No. 10)
Justin Wheatley Trapper Keeper spectator cuts to a card and remembers it, Jokers then find it gradually
Inspired byAlso published here
  • MAGIC, Jan. 2013
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