358 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Penetration / Using Cards
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Faire tirer une carte au hasard... Pour la faire trouver ensuite... Freely chosen card found on top or in the middle, as spectator wishes
1786 115
Faire trouver les quatre rois dans le milieu, après les avoir fait posé séparément. Kings put on top and bottom join the middle
1786 135
To place the Four Kings in different parts of the Pack, and to bring them together by a Simple Cut
1876 47
The Inseparable Sevens Eights as Sevens, robbers
1876 77
The Inseparable Aces three x-cards behind, robbers
1876 79
Card comes to Top/Bottom on hand or with paper-wrapped deck, long card
1889 42
Tricks with Biseauté Cards - The Attractive Power of Gold three selections come to bottom of three piles, then to bottom of pack after shuffle, presented with coins, stripper deck
Related to 1889 43
The Affectionate Quartette four-of-a-kind distributed in deck comes together again, various methods
1889 90
Professor Hoffmann The Mysterious Pairs several spectators remove two cards each and place them face to face, performer receives one card and names the other, then the pairs come together again in the deck
1890 84
Die unzertrennlichen Buben No. 27, three Jacks put on top, middle and bottom, found in center together after cut
1895 32
Die wandernden Karten four selections are returned to different positions, yet appear next to each other in deck
1896 42
Die beiden Unzertrennlichen two selections appear next to each other, two methods
1896 67
Die geflohenen und wieder eingefangenen Haremsdamen three Queens placed on top, bottom and center, all together after cut, also two methods for four Queens, in one of which all four come back to the top
Related to 1896 106
Die Wanderung einer Karte selection travels from top to center of deck, or from center to top
Aug. 1896
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 8)
115
Singular Transposition two cards travel from middle to bottom, two methods (pseudo duplicate pairs)
1897 182
Card to Center top card travels to center, replacing palmed packet
Feb. 1897
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 2)
20
C. Vogel Die unzertrennlichen vier Damen four Queens placed on four packets and assembled, the Queens travel together in the deck, with variation
July 1898
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 7)
100
Die Wirtin und die drei Zecher three Jacks put on top bottom and center, cut, all are together
Jan. 1901
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 1)
4
Die vier unzertrennlichen Asse four Aces distributed throughout deck, all appear together in center, three palmed cards added to top
Apr. 1901
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 4)
52
S. W. Erdnase The Three Aces Ace of Hearts poses as Diamonds, distributed Aces are together after one cut
Related to 1902 202
Suggestions for its Use selection appears at bottom with small explosion, chemical
1903 61
The Siamese Aces two Aces separated in deck come up next to each other when dealt through deck, sucker element
Related toVariations 1909 89
To Place the Four Kings in different parts of the Pack, and to bring them all together by a simple Cut Jacks secretly behind a King
1911 97
The Demon Card Trick card rises to top in paper-wrapped deck
1911 104
Charles T. Jordan The Inseparable Aces Aces distributed in deck, when dealt they are all together, multiple glide
1921
The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks)
13
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Getrennt und doch vereint four queens placed in different parts of the deck and they all appear on top
1927 65
William Larsen, T. Page Wright A Two Card Location two selections come together in deck
Also published here 1928 9
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Zwei getrennte Karten vereinigen sich im Spiel two cards end up together in the middle of the deck, pair of pseudo duplicates
1930 69
Laurie Ireland Instant Card Location getting a named card to top in memorized deck
  • The Top 15 cards
  • Method of Locating Cards from Number 15 Down to Bottom of Deck
1931 16
The Burglars - A Story Trick
1933 10
Another Version of "The Burglars", two duplicates and rubber bands
1933 13
U. F. Grant Siamese Twins two selections come together in deck
1937 154
William Larsen Two Card Location two selections come together in deck
Also published here 1937 175
Think of a Card a selection travels next to another thought-of card, svengali deck
Variations 1937 250
Companionable Kings Kings come together in middle after spectator's shuffling, stripper deck
1937 265
Reunion two chosen cards come together in pack, stripper deck
1937 270
Magicardo deck with hole and ribbon through it, penetration from middle to top of deck despite this
1937 305
Charles T. Jordan Inseparable Aces Aces distributed in deck, when dealt they are all together, multiple glide
1937 356
Sam Leo Horowitz The Mystery of the Penthouse four distributed Jacks come together with one cut
Related to 1938 145
Wandering Jacks Fragment jacks from middle to top and bottom
1938 185
Martin Gardner Synthetic Seconds two selections travel together, presented as second deal demonstration, stooge
Related to 1938
The Jinx (Issue Winter Extra 1937/38)
272
Orville Wayne Meyer The Burglars three Jacks between the four Kings, all face down
Variations 1938 17
The Great Maurice Card Finesse two cards lost, deck covered in paper, selections come to top and bottom, duplicates in paper
1940
The Jinx (Issue 109)
649
Bert Allerton Aces Up Aces placed in middle jump to top and bottom
Variations 1941 34
Fred Rothenberg A Double-Dyed Swindle wrong card reverses, selection rises to top, previously reversed card jumps in pocket, double facer
1941 46
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue Money Talks three selections come to bottom of three piles, then to bottom of pack after shuffle, presented with coins, stripper deck
Related to 1941 17
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue A Canny Coincidence two selections come together on bottom of deck after spectator shuffled
1941 26
Paul Curry Pressto blue backed card is selected, deck put on a red deck and pressed, selection is found in the middle of the red backed cards, second time spectator presses
Also published here 1941 19
Birds of a Feather two separated cards in deck come together
Variations 1941/27 219
Martin Gardner The Unconfused Joker Joker put reversed above a selection, Joker moved to different position but selection is still found underneath
1942 6
John Mulholland Paper Card Through String string is threaded through a hole in a business card, under cover of handkerchief card is removed from string with hole intact, duplicate card
Related to 1944 131
Joe Karson Kindred Spirits two selected cards found together in the deck
1945 18
Sid Lorraine The Four Burglars two parts
1945 144
Frank Ducrot Card Through Card two cards, gimmick
Feb. 1945
The Phoenix (Issue 77)
315
J.C. Whyley Elusive Lady with three cards, see p. 781 for credit information by Sid Lorraine
Related toVariationsAlso published here Dec. 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 193)
770
Gustave Southall, Bert Allerton Aces Up - Aces Down red Aces placed in middle jump to top and bottom, several phases then they change to black Aces as a climax
Inspired by Apr. 1949
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 6 No. 11)
528
Joe Stuthard Burglar Trick Jacks lost and found on top
1949 20
Paul Rosini Follow Your Card card travels from top to center of deck reversed
1950 49
Paul Rosini Aces Running Wild Aces lost after dealing, assembling and re-dealing procedure, they end up on top
1950 59
3mal dasselbe brief explanation of two tricks
  • same card is selected by two people by counting and dealing
  • two cards lost in the deck end up on the bottom
Also published here
  • in "Triks"
1953
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 14 No. 3)
120
Cy Endfield "Blackie is with us!" jacks travel together in center, card appears between them
1955 24
J. Stewart Smith The Inseparable Sevens four Sevens in the deck come together twice
Inspired by
  • Al Leech
Variations
1955 21
Edward Marlo The Separating Aces four Aces distribute in the deck, three methods, all cards face-down
Variations 1956
The New Phoenix (Issue 338)
162
P. Howard Lyons Athlete's Fool spectator stabs Joker in deck and remembers card above it which is cut to bottom, Joker whispers card to performer, deck dropped on Joker, Joker rises to top and whispers top card
Inspired by June 1957
Ibidem (Issue 10)
6
Al Leech Kings on the Loose red Kings change to black, then reverse and travel around in deck
Also published here 1957 6
Edward Marlo Magical Seven selection reversed in face-up portion travels down into lower face-down portion into seventh position, several repeats
  • Phase One
  • Phase Two
  • Phase Three
  • Phase Four
  • Phase Five
Related toVariations 1958 2
Bert Allerton Named Card to Top
1958 37
Matt Schulien Where Do You Want Your Card? spectator can choose whether the selection should come to top, bottom or middle, repeated, card travels somewhere else as climax
1959 75
Edward Marlo For The Magic Seven "The In Between Phase" (should be done between phases four and five of original routine)
selection reversed in face-up portion travels down into lower face-down portion into seventh position
Inspired by Oct. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 18)
21
Edward Marlo Ace Cutting Follow Up cutting to three Aces, then to a six-spot which is used to count to the last Ace, then a switch and all Aces come to top
June 1960
Ibidem (Issue 21)
32
Rolf Andra Birds of a Feather two separated cards in deck come together
Inspired by 1961
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 22 No. 5)
109
Max Malini The Siemese Aces two Aces separated in deck come up next to each other when dealt through deck
Inspired byAlso published here 1962 70
Edward Marlo Rising Thought "First Effect", one of four cards thought of, all lost in deck, selection comes to top
1962 9
Edward Marlo Gathering of the Clan "Sixth Effect", quartet lost in deck, reappears on top
Related to 1962 13
Edward Marlo Tilted Aces "Seventeenth Effect", Aces placed into center come to top, no cuts, see p. 1 for credit information
Variations 1962 25
Harry Lorayne Four More four cards separated in deck, come together to form sandwich
1964 17
Jack Avis "Wandman" Transpo card moves from one position in deck to another, by throwing dice, using Walter Wandman dice box
May 1968 175
Ken Krenzel Ken's Separation kings placed on top, instantly spread and they are distributed
1969 153
Roy Walton The Happy Wanderers three cards in the middle, two travel to top and bottom, then cards are found in the middle again with one card reversed
Inspired by
  • Ed Marlo routine in Ibidem
VariationsAlso published here
1969 39
Edward Marlo How Many card placed on table, cards dealt onto it, rises to top, optional repeat phase with double facer (step 6)
1970 142
Ian Baxter Cheeky Aces Jacks lost and they appear on top again, lost again and Aces are found face-up in deck together, Aces lost and they are found reversed again, put aside and Jacks are found reversed finally
Also published here
  • The Linking Ring
1970 11
Ian Baxter The Somersault Card Aces of Spades put on deck, in vanishes and appears face-up next to another card that was previously pushed into the center
1970 16
Edward Marlo, Carmen D'Amico Pressed Between signed card pressed from top to center between sandwich cards
Related toVariations Apr. 1971
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 4)
33
Roy Walton Below Zero visual small packet elevator
Inspired by
  • Bob Ostin's "Submarine Card"
VariationsAlso published here
1971 44
James B. Torncello Torncello's Aces transpose, change into other cards and raise to the top
Mar. 1971
Necromancer (Vol. 1 No. 8)
6
C. M. Coles New Card Location selection appears on bottom of chosen pile
1972 14
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Hint No. 218, strip-out addition application: four cards distributed in deck come to top, burglars, finesse of showing one or two cards as they are inserted
1972 54
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Four Ace Trick Variation No. 224, Aces really on bottom of each packet, all packets lost in deck one by one, Aces are on top
Variations 1972 55
Karl Fulves Eliminator card travels from quartet on top to center of pack
1973 5
Karl Fulves Double Play 6-card packet is cut and the cards distribute in an impossible way for an apparent straight cut
July 1973
Epilogue (Issue 18)
165
Charles T. Jordan Elasticity card inserted in middle of banded deck, deck tossed in air, selection appears at face, from the 1920s
Oct. 1973 682
Edward Marlo A Quickie card vanishes from top and reappears at its initial position, using Charlier Pass as secret move
1974 192
Edward Marlo Exhibitionism card vanishes from top and reappears at its initial position
1974 193
Edward Marlo Stranger in a Harem spectator finds selection among five cards, Queens turn over at once, selection vanishes from top and reappears between reversed Queens in center
1974 194
Neal Elias 2 Jacks Again Jacks travel from end of faced deck to center and around the deck (four phases)
Related to Nov. 1974
Epilogue (Issue 22)
209
Paul Curry Kissing Cards King and Queen of same suit travel to the center of the deck
VariationsAlso published here 1974 32
Jon Racherbaumer Off-Shoot two sandwich cards separate next to two selections
Related toVariations 1975
Hierophant (Issue 7 Resurrection Issue)
13
Edward Marlo A Quickie card vanishes from top and reappears at its previous position
Variations 1975
Hierophant (Issue 7 Resurrection Issue)
28
Karl Fulves Paper-Clip Variation queen rises to top of two-card packet, other card changes
1975 101
Karl Fulves Matter Through Matter slits in cards openly shown, they pass through each other
Inspired byRelated to 1975 105
Karl Fulves Topological Trap sandwiched card penetrates sandwich cards, a corner secretly folded
Variations 1975 109
Nick Trost, Stewart Judah The Siamese Aces two Aces are put together in the pack, but a confederate places cards between them secretly, yet they still are together, with Stuart Judah idea
1975 13
Paul Harris Press three face-down cards dropped on Aces and pressed, the alternate into collectors configuration
Variations 1976 39
Roy Walton Jail Break four aces vanish from between two jacks in the middle of the deck and appear on top one by one
Also published here 1976 9
Philip T. Goldstein Nijinsky Two selected ace travels into deck, card in hand, stranger
1977 117
Jean Faré Thru Four Aces pass through wallet / magazine, with four Kings appearing as a surprise
1977 5
Harry Lorayne Instant Aces Aces distributed into different positions, instantly back on top
1977 105
José de la Torre Follow the Leader
  • First part: The Aces Follow the Leader (Aces and Joker lost in the deck, all come to top)
  • Second part: Triumphant Aces and the Leader
  • Third part: Again the Four Aces and the Leader (Collins Ace type routine with deal into wanted hand)
1977 9
Jochen Zmeck Tempo-Tempo a black card travels through a five-card packet of red cards one by one, partial rough-smooth
1977 11
Karl Fulves Card Problems (A) spectator remembers card and its position, deck cut, card is still at same position, posed as a problem
1978
Interlocutor (Issue 17)
65
Villa Raffke oder Die Einbrecher four robbers
1978 55
Karl Fulves Blind Ambition one card penetrates another
1979 34
Howard Schwarzman Night Riser black Aces on table, half deck on each, they rise to top of other packet, red Aces on bottom
  • Notes By Karl Fulves
Inspired byVariations 1979
The Chronicles (Issue 16)
1224
Roy Walton Dagwood's Eats packet trick with story about sandwich, cards which symbolize meet end up in center, transformation of faces and backs as kicker
Also published here 1979 6
Earl Nelson Submarine Sandwich sandwich cards outjogged near bottom, selection in upper part of deck, appears between sandwich cards
VariationsAlso published here 1979 39
Karl Fulves The Optical Trap sandwiched card is suddenly no longer between other cards when three-card-spread is turned over, see also Cervon Monte
Related toVariations 1980 8
Karl Fulves Unmix Problem some reds and black mixed, spectator choses which color comes to top one by one, posed as problem
Related to 1980 34
Paul Harris The Uncut Version two half cards are put on deck where they visually grow and penetrate each other
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1980 45
Paul Harris The Uncut Version of The Uncut Version two half cards are put on deck where they visually grow and penetrate each other
Related to 1980 57
Harry Lorayne Magnetic Pull selection travels next to out-jogged reversed card, optional sandwich follow-up
Also published here 1980 4
Ben Harris Elevated Thought thought-of (peeked or riffle-thought-of-forced) card appears on top of deck
1980 8
Ken Simmons Penetrating Transposition one selection reversed in deck, other selection penetrates within aces within packet of four aces, then the cards transpose
1981 44
Paul Harris Electric Aces Invisible Palm, Elevator, card through deck, card through spectator's hand
1981 15
Roy Walton The Happy Wanderers three cards in the middle, two travel to top and bottom, then cards are found in the middle again with one card reversed
Also published here 1981 31
Roy Walton Below Zero visual small packet elevator
Also published here 1981 93
Roy Walton Jail Break four aces vanish from between two jacks in the middle of the deck and appear on top one by one
Also published here 1981 142
Roy Walton Dagwood's Eats packet trick with story about sandwich, cards which symbolize meet end up in center, transformation of faces and backs as kicker
Also published here 1981 169
Tom Craven Rising Sandwich card peeked at in bottom half appears between sandwich cards in top half
1982 441
Jerry Sadowitz Born Free two red Fours faced on face of half the deck, half turned over, Fours still on face, then they travel to center, then to other half
July 1982
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 15)
290
The Burglars - First Version
1982 47
The Burglars - Second Version
1982 48
John Carney In the Hands Monte monte sequence - last phase has money card penetrating hands and deck onto spectators hand
1983 34
Ross Bertram Bertram's Descending Card card inserted in middle sinks to bottom, tabled
1983 110
Ross Bertram The Flasher bottom card comes to top, Tenkai Palm Transfer
1983 156
Karl Fulves Submarine Ace Ace sinks down next to chosen card
Inspired byRelated to 1983 4
Paul Harris Whirlpool card with spiral tear used for visual penetration/restoration
1983 94
Paul Harris Bizarre Penetration penetrations using three cards
1983 102
David Britland Nautilace card penetrates from center to bottom of three-card crosswise packet
Inspired by 1983 11
Tom Sellers New Principle Card Trick two cards, one of top of the other, bottom card penetrates to top, third card added and cards penetrate again
Also published here
  • "21 New Card Tricks" (1936)
1983 4
Heavy Diamonds effect description from Davenport's catalog, Four of Diamonds travels down one by one in small packet
1983 6
J.C. Whyley Elusive Lady reprint from reference
Also published here 1983 8
Karl Fulves Ostin's Submarine Card comments on Bob Ostin's effect
1983 10
Karl Fulves Sub Trap two cards, third card underneath, it is instantly between the other two cards, partial envelope card
Inspired byVariations 1983 16
Karl Fulves Trapped While You Watch variant handling
Inspired by 1983 18
Bob Ostin The Nautilus Card "New Submarine Card", odd-backed card placed perpendicular in three-card packet rises up and down
Inspired by
  • "The Submarine Card" (Bob Ostin, marketed by Ken Brooke)
VariationsAlso published here
1983 21
Karl Fulves Sub Chase different handling, adding second submarine card
Inspired by 1983 26
Karl Fulves Experimental Submarines different gaff idea
Related to 1983 35
Karl Fulves Sub Counts on ungaffed approaches
Inspired by
  • "The Submarine Card" (Bob Ostin)
1983 38
Karl Fulves Sand Trap ideas posed as a problem:
  • small packet counted, quarter card appears within packet, on next count half card, and so on until full card
  • also in reverse as vanish
  • cannibals
  • quarters assemble and restore
  • progressive unprinting (Sam Schwartz)
Variations 1983 39
Edward Marlo On Submarine Card sandwiched card travels to bottom of sandwich, half card gaff
1984 243
Paul Harris Bushwhacker card penetrates other cards, apparently three cards used, no slit
Also published here 1984 1
Bruce Cervon Cervon Monte "basic routine", three cards, visual and impossible penetrations
  • Phase I - Court card from center to top
  • Phase II - Court card from center to bottom
  • Phase III - Court card leaves center without a move
  • Phase IV - How the card moves
  • Phase V - Court card moves when it's face-up
Inspired by
  • item in "Abra"
1984 8
Bruce Cervon Cervon Monte, Packet Version three blue-backed and 1 red-backed card
  • Phase I - Court card from center to top
  • Phase II - Court card from center to bottom
  • Phase III - Court card leaves center without a move
  • Phase IV - How the card moves
  • Phase V - Court card moves even when it has a different colored back
1984 17
Bruce Cervon Cervon Monte, Gaffed Version
  • Phase I - Court card from center to top
  • Phase II - Court card leaves center without a move
  • Phase III - Find the Court Card Again and Again and Again
  • Phase IV - Court card moves when it's face up
1984 28
David Britland April - The First Effect a spot card is pushed visibly through Queen of Spades, which is examined before and after
1984 1
David Britland June - The Second Effect two cards with narrow open slits, signed chosen card sandwiched and penetrated with other card
Inspired by
  • "Submarine Card" (Bob Ostin)
1984 6
Lee Freed, Jon Racherbaumer Wily Monte penetration, slit, see also "Credits and References" at end of book
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here
  • MUM, Aug. 1983
1984 99
Larry Jennings The L.J. Add-On
  • First Effect (Four Robbers Variation)
  • Second Effect (Ace Assembly)
Also published here 1985 97
David Regal Perfect Penetration half card gaff
Feb. 1985
Apocalypse (Vol. 8 No. 2)
1021
Larry Jennings The Close-Up Illusion three cards, one penetrates one of the the others visually, slit in card
VariationsAlso published here 1985 70
Martin Gardner The Unconfused Joker reversed joker is besides selection in deck, when joker is moved in spread the selection follows
Related to 1985 25
Audley Walsh, Bert Allerton, Frederick Braue Aces Up black Aces put in center, the appear at top and bottom, red Aces appear in repeat
1985 25
Ben Harris The Two Card Illusion - Osmosis two cards, one penetrates the other, then both change
1985 37
Sam Leo Horowitz Look Homeward, Angel card travels from bottom of deck to named postion reversed, mis-credited to Dai Vernon
Related toAlso published here Mar. 1987
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 8)
8
Jerry Sadowitz Mission Successful Aces come to top, then selection sandwiched in between
Inspired by May 1987
The New Talon (Vol. 1 No. 3)
86
J. W. Sarles Uncut Aces deck cut into four piles, Ace placed on each, deck assembled, Aces shown on top
Variations 1987 42
Ken Simmons Simply Cutting to the Aces Aces cut to, optional follow-up in which they are cut into deck again and come back to top
1987 4
Justin Higham Spellativity bottom card of deck shown, that card spelled from back and shows up at that position
1987
Inside Out (Issue 2)
8
Dai Vernon Driven to the Depths card travels inside faced deck
1988 150
Steve Beam Thru card is dropped face up on the deck, it penetrates deck and is stopped in the middle by selection, drop change
1988 433
Edward Marlo Face-Up Switch and Effect Aces assemble together in deck
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Feb. 1964
1988 54
Edward Marlo As an Effect Aces put in different parts of deck, they come together, cull application
1988 237
Sam Leo Horowitz Look Homeward, Angel card travels from bottom of deck to named postion reversed
  • Alternative handling by Larry Jennings
VariationsAlso published here 1989 168
Scott Robinson The Toy two folded cards penetrate
VariationsAlso published here 1989 535
Justin Higham Illusive Aces Aces cut into deck below reversed card, reversed card comes to bottom, Aces to top, previously bottom card now reversed in center
  • First Version
  • Second Version
1989 18
Terry LaGerould Penetrating Reds not exactly Daley Effect
May 1990
Apocalypse (Vol. 13 No. 5)
1783
Harry Lorayne, Larry Jennings, J.C. Whyley Melt-Through slit-gimmick for three card penetration
Inspired by 1990 104
Harry Lorayne Upward Bound card is controlled to any small number from top, passive
1990 194
John Bannon The Unreal Work queens placed on top, they jump to bottom, middle, top, sleeve
1990 6
Ken Krenzel Soft Cards two cards that are face to face are suddenly back to back, gaffed
Inspired byRelated to 1990 3
Scott Robinson Fan Belt packet penetrates card fan, variation where selection ends up reversed in the spread
1990 574
Jon Racherbaumer Rising Robbers four-of-a-kind distributed in deck, rises to top
Inspired byVariations 1990 92
Justin Higham Losing the Aces Aces lost in center of deck, they all come to top
Variations 1990
Inside Out (Issue Special No. 1)
16
Edward Marlo Losing the Aces Again Aces lost in center of deck, they all come to top
Inspired by 1990
Inside Out (Issue Special No. 1)
17
Karl Fulves Upwardly Mobile named ace jumps from bottom of deck to top
1991 11
Peter Duffie Centrepoint pseudo explanation/teaching, card in center of packet rises to top after counting the packet, pass and alternate top/bottom deals
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here Aug. 1991
Profile (Issue 3)
8
Edward Marlo Undercover Quickie card vanishes from top and reappears at its previous position
Inspired by Feb. 1991
Technomagic (Issue 8)
62
Justin Higham Magnetic Jacks two sandwich cards come together to trap selection
Inspired by
  • "Ace-X-Ace" (Ed Marlo)
Mar. 1991
Technomagic (Issue Extra 3)
75
Justin Higham Ace Is Up four Aces, three are lost in center, they come back to top
  • First Method
  • Second Method
June 1991
Technomagic (Issue 12)
90
Justin Higham Ace Is Down Aces lost in center travel to bottom
June 1991
Technomagic (Issue 12)
93
Justin Higham Face Is Up Aces rise to top
June 1991
Technomagic (Issue 12)
94
Jack Carpenter No Table Aces Aces face up at different positions, all travel to top one by one, then distribute back to original positions
Also published here 1992 34
Terry LaGerould Merry-go-round Aces Aces lost in deck, they come back to top
1992 33
Bill Simon The Rise and Rise of the Aces four cards are selected and tabled, they turn out to be the Aces, lost again, performer spreads through cards and spectator should stop at the Aces, only top four cards are in right hand when he stops and they are the Aces
Mar. 1992
Magic (Vol. 1 No. 7)
48
Justin Higham Locating Aces Aces sink down next to chosen cards one by one
Inspired by
  • "Submarine Aces" (Bill Miesel, Precursor Special 1, Aug. 1983, p. 2)
Related to
1992
Technomagic (Issue 13)
103
Justin Higham Blank-X-Blank two double-blank cards come together to sandwich selection
Inspired by
  • "Ace-X-Ace" (Ed Marlo)
1992
Technomagic (Issue 13)
106
Scott Robinson Changing a Fan Belt left hand's fan penetrates right hand's fan, selection ends up in other fan reversed
1993 848
Scott Robinson The Toy two folded cards penetrate
Also published here 1993 109
Jack Carpenter No Table Aces Aces face up at different positions, all travel to top one by one, then distribute back to original positions
Also published here Feb. 1993
Profile (Issue 12)
10
Karl Fulves Astral Aces four odd-backed aces cut into deck, suddenly they're together in deck, they change into 5-card royal flush
1994 68
Gene Maze Big Oversight Aces put on top, instantly poker hands are dealt out and Aces received
Inspired by 1994 98
Angelo Carbone Elevator Card outjogged card travels visually upwards next to selection, using Humbug
1994 16
Ray Kosby Venus Flytrap cards outjogged near the bottom visually sandwich card near the top
1994 3
Jackie McClements Card to Any Number number between ten and twenty named, card from that position removed and placed on top, it instantly penetrates back to original position
1994 12
Ellison Poland Ambitious Aces Aces on table, three cards on each, all packets inserted into deck one by one, Aces are on top
1994 39
Ellison Poland In And Out card penetrates another
Related to
  • Will Goldston's stand-up version in 1923
1994 60
Don Banks, Jim Lambert, Steve Ehlers, Art Gross The Close-Up Billusion bill inserted between two Aces visually passes back and forth from middle to bottom, Aces change into Queens, monte theme, see "Errata" in Issue #3 (p. 31) for additional crediting info
Inspired byRelated to 1994
Labyrinth (Issue 1)
4
William Goodwin Ambitious Sandwich card pushed in center appears visibly between two stepped face-up sandwich cards on top
Nov. 1994
The Lemniscate (Vol. 1 No. 6)
1
Peter Duffie Centerpoint pseudo explanation/teaching, card in center of packet rises to top after counting the packet, pass and alternate top/bottom deals
VariationsAlso published here 1995 131
Persi Diaconis The Persi Diaconis Presentation for Tilted Aces four Aces come to top all at once
Inspired by 1995
Arcane (Issue 14)
204
Angelo Carbone Out of Order four cards riveted together, center two cards exchange, examinable
  • Effect
  • What you receive
  • How it works
  • Set up
  • Performance
Related toVariations 1995 1
Bob King, Ted Biet, Angelo Carbone, Jon Allen, Duane Henry, Frank Chambers, Michael Mander, Nick Fitzherbert, Harry Lorayne Bonus Section various tips on preparation & performance of "Out of Order"
1995 8
Karl Fulves The Three Burglars No. 9, updated version with a coin
1995 15
Edward Marlo Variation of Phase Four detective card placed at phase of deck, another card peeked at, detective travels reversed next to selection, repeated
Inspired by
  • "Two Jacks Again and Again" (Neal Elias)
Related toAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Apr. 1979
1995 400
Paul Harris The Uncut Version two half cards are put on deck where they visually grow and penetrate each other
Also published here 1996
The Art of Astonishment — Book 2 (Issue Close-up Fantasies 1 & 2)
235
Paul Harris Bushwacker bushwhacker, card penetrates other cards, apparently three cards used, no slit
Also published here 1996
The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Close-up Seductions)
185
Michael Close The Wishing Trick named card comes to top, any card at any number, memorized deck
Related to 1996 126
Michael Close, Roy Walton The Smiling Mule any named card appears in sandwich, memorized deck
Inspired byRelated to 1996 143
Gene Maze King Cut three kings placed in the deck join the fourth king on top
1996 1182
Curtis Kam Move to the Front of the Glass signed card travels to face of deck that is in glass with handkerchief cover, repeat, card appears in stages (blank, faded, ...), SBS
Variations 1996 64
David Regal Drop Through card "drops" through deck
July 1997
Apocalypse (Vol. 20 No. 7)
2813
Ken Krenzel Poles Apart widely separated black Twos come together to sandwich selection, then travel away again, two double facers
1997 175
Karl Fulves Necromancer three selections rise to the top one by one, last one into the case, packet with cut-out hole
1997 38
Karl Fulves Vampire Cull any Seven named, four Sevens outjogged and pushed in again, named one rises to top
1997 68
Karl Fulves Matter Thru Matter suggestion for vampire themed effect, see reference
Related to 1997 98
Simon Lovell Business Card Giveaway business cards stapled to top indifferent card which is placed in center, it comes back to top and is now selection
Also published here 1997 62
Ken Simmons D'Amico - Marlo... In Reverse sandwich is put out-jogged in center, suddenly only the two sandwich cards remain there and the sandwiched card is found on top
  • First Handling
  • Second Handling
  • Third Handling
Inspired by Oct. 1997
Onyx (Issue 1)
13
Simon Lovell Business Card Giveaway business cards stapled to top indifferent card which is placed in center, it comes back to top and is now selection
Also published here May/June 1997
The Magic Menu (Vol. 7 No. 41)
473
Ariel Frailich No Bad Cards three selections lost, first two rise to top of deck, third card travels to pocket
1997 56
James G. Thompson Jr. Die umherreisende Karte twenty-six red cards and one black card, black card travels to top
1998
Intermagic (Vol. 22 No. 3)
114
René Lavand A Little Diversion deck is cut and same card ends up at the bottom various times, card ens up at named number, half the deck is switched during routine
Related to 1998 42
Edward Marlo Aces to the Top "Bluff Insertion Control"
Aces put really on top, top four cards distributed in different positions, Aces back on top, unit block second deal
Jan. 1998
Onyx (Issue 2)
15
Jason Alford Sandwich Spread odd-backed sandwich cards place in different positions, they instantly come together to trap selection
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1998 8
Jason Alford Knuckle Sandwich Aces placed reversed in different positions, they instantly travel together to sandwich selection
  • First Method
  • Second Method (out-jogged)
Inspired byRelated to 1998 20
David Regal Over & Out Four Kings penetrate through the deck to fall on table, with selection between them
1999 30
Doug Conn Quadruple Bypass sandwich effect, center card penetrates à la Close-up Illusion, it stretches and finally shrinks
Related to 1999 182
Larry Jennings Close-up Illusion
Related to 1999 185
Karl Fulves The Flash two selections placed under half the deck each, they rise to top, Ace production finale, Slip Force application
Inspired by 1999 8
Roger Crosthwaite Poker Deal Assembly four poker hands with an Ace in each hand, hands lost in deck, Aces found on top, bottom or center as chosen by spectator
Inspired by
  • Michael Vincent's handling of "The Cream Always Rises"
Related to
1999 125
Ellis Stanyon The Revolution Change Through the Pack No. 3, wrong card put on table, it penetrates upwards when deck is dropped onto it, changes into selection and turns over, air pressure turnover, also with selection and without transformation
1999 20
Ellis Stanyon The Four Robbers No. 1, three cards hidden behind top Jack
Variations 1999 30
Ellis Stanyon The Three Robbers and the Constable No. 2, three Jacks and a King distributed in deck which is then cut, they are together again, one pseudo mate
Related to 1999 32
Ellis Stanyon The Aces, Separated, Come Together No. 3, Ace of Hearts poses as Diamonds, distributed Aces are together after one cut
1999 32
Ellis Stanyon Two Cards, Placed in the Centre of the Pack, Found on Top No. 7, pair of pseudo duplicates
  • Improvement (one pair starts clipped behind coat)
1999 34
Ellis Stanyon Two Aces, Separated, Come Together No. 11, Aces lost on piles, spectator even puts some more cards on one Ace apparently without the performer noticing, they end up next to each other
  • Variation
Related to 1999 40
Ellis Stanyon Putting the King and Queen to Bed No. 12, story presentation for previous trick
Related to 1999 40
Ellis Stanyon Affectionate Kings No. 37, Four Robbers
1999 50
Ellis Stanyon Inseparable Sevens No. 38, Sevens/Eights, Four Robbers
1999 51
Ellis Stanyon The Old Mormon and His Three Wives No. 39, Robbers type effect
Related toAlso published here
  • Heather's "Cards and Card Tricks"
1999 51
Ellis Stanyon The "Gravitational Pull" No. 7, selection comes to bottom of deck
1999 216
Karl Fulves Supplementary Notes handling details, with Aces back to Top application
Inspired by 1999 263
Justin Higham Pressed Between Again card from top vanishes and is found between sandwich cards
Inspired by 1999 98
Justin Higham Think-a-Svengali a selection travels next to another thought-of card, svengali deck
Inspired by 1999 117
Jason England Puzzling Aces Aces lost in different parts, spectator cuts deck, Aces shown back on top
Apr. 1999
Onyx (Issue 7)
16
Peter Duffie Looking Upwards King vanishes from top of deck and appears next to selection
2000 17
Barry Price The Stealth Stack Aces placed reversed at different positions where spectator's say stop during riffling, immediately a five-handed game is dealt out and all Aces are stacked
2000 11
Jason Alford Sandwich Spread odd-backed sandwich cards place in different positions, they instantly come together to trap selection
Inspired byAlso published here 2000 1
Gavin Ross On My Way Up Aces placed on top of Kings, Kings rise to top
2000 43
Paul Curry Kissing Cards King and Queen of same suit travel to the center of the deck
Also published here 2001 40
Paul Curry Pressto blue backed card is selected, deck put on a red deck and pressed, selection is found in the middle of the red backed cards, second time spectator presses
Also published here 2001 122
A Card Moves Up No. 7, deck shuffled and taken behind back, performer claims that a card he names is twentieth from the top and makes it come to top
2001 9
Harry Lorayne Magnetic Pull selection travels next to out-jogged reversed card, optional sandwich follow-up
Also published here 2001 185
Harry Lorayne Alternative Blackjack Jacks placed on top of Aces and squeezed, instantly dealt off in pairs
Inspired byVariations 2001 479
Ben Harris Sandwich Thru & Thru sandwich penetrates through the deck and appears visually on top trapping the selection, two versions
  • Effect Two
May/June 2001
Mr. Gadfly (Vol. 1 No. 1)
5
Jerry K. Hartman Pile Up four piles with an Ace on top of each are assembled, all Aces shown on top
Inspired byVariations June 2001
Ego (Vol. 1 No. 1)
32
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)
16
David Regal Going Through With It card through card
2002 44
Joshua Jay Scatter Jacks put in different parts of the deck come to top, they then vanish and distribute in deck, repeat phase
VariationsAlso published here July 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 11)
71
Joshua Jay Spectator Cuts to the Jacks first spectator cuts to the Jacks, then performer tries but really they all come to the top and he cuts off three single cards as gag
Also published here July 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 11)
74
Jim Steinmeyer through the Trapdoor two cards penetrate each other, warp finale
2003 30
Karl Fulves Trilateral three selections made in blue-backed deck, deck set on top of red-backed deck and tapped, selections are now distributed in red deck
2003 26
Charles Waller, Karl Fulves Knockout card placed reversed at bottom of deck, dropped on table, it appears on top, air pressure turnover
2003 304
Karl Fulves Four Thieves four Kings removed from deck, shown one by one and put in case, there they change into Fours, story presentation
  • The Displacement
  • Concluding the Trick
2003
Off The Books (Issue 8)
150
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Kings High red Kings rise through black Kings, then black Kings through deck
2003 86
Tony Giorgio The Man From Seattle "Dedicated To Jay Ose"
two Aces separated in deck come up next to each other when dealt through deck, sucker element in which a stooge/assistant cuts some cards from packet to packet when performer isn't looking
Related to May 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 5)
50
Earl Nelson Submarine Sandwich sandwich cards outjogged near bottom, selection in upper part of deck, appears between sandwich cards
Also published here 2003 52
Chris Wardle Come Together three spectators cut to cards in thirds of the deck, cards lost, they come to top
2003 12
Jerry Sadowitz Magnet reversed card attracts two selections
2004 7
Jerry Sadowitz Curious Cut a single cut brings three separated cards together
2004 9
Al Leech Kings On The Loose red Kings change to black, then reverse and travel around in deck
Also published here 2004 34
Wesley James Below Zero Minus One "beta", visual small packet elevator, history information
Inspired by 2004 49
Scott Robinson That's Wrap climax for The Toy, card is fully gift wrapped, different methods
Inspired by 2004 220
Peter Duffie, Aldo Colombini, Robin Robertson Social Climber