80 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Penetration / Ambitious Card Theme / Climaxes
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Charles T. Jordan The Impossible Journey No. 20, selection comes to top in rubber banded deck, executing classic pass with rubber banded deck
Related toVariations 1919/1920 Thirty Card Mysteries 58
Unknown The Ambitious Card two phases, including card from under shoe back to top
1934 Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 48
Frederick Braue The Pop-Up Card
Variations 1940 Expert Card Technique 285
Al Leech An Ambitious Card Climax
1949 For Card Men Only 25
Edward Marlo Effect 7 card visually comes to top twice, see also page 29
1968 On the Acrobatic Cards 17
Mike Rogers Still Avid color changing back kicker
1971 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 2) 10
Edward Marlo They're All Alike ambitious type routine shown, people think they're all the same, but they're all blank
1972 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 8) 62
Paul Harris Solid Deception
VariationsAlso published here 1976 Paul Harris Reveals Some Of His Most Intimate Secrets 1
Jerry Mentzer Ambitious Red Back color changing backs kicker
1977 Card Cavalcade Four 76
Carmen D'Amico D'Amico's Application on Bob Nelson's Discovery
1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 263
Ken Krenzel As an Ambitious Card Ending Block Turnover
1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 18
Philip T. Goldstein Remembrance of Cards Past short ambitious card sequence, back of card changes
Nov. 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 11) 128
Jerry Mentzer Ambitious Red Back color changing backs kicker of ambitious card
1979 Card Cavalcade Finale 21
Unknown Comedy Ambitious one way forcing back climax
1979 Card Cavalcade Finale 35
Frederick Braue Pop-Up Card without credit
1981 Jim Ryan Close-Up: Sensational Stunners 16
Curtis Kam An Ambitious Problem problem posed of culling mates of ambitious card during routine
1982 All the World's a Stage 54
Michael Powers Color Ambitious ambitious card with color changing back kicker
1983 Powerful Magic 27
Michael Ammar Yeast Card ambitious card with card to match book finale, folded
1983 Encore III 24
Stephen Tucker Rock Around Ambitious card, but deck is then revealed to be wrapped in rubberbands around all the edges (Paul Harris's Solid Deception ending, with rubberbands)
Inspired by 1984 The Card-Mad-gic of Stephen Tucker 17
Ben Harris Impromptu Daryl using tilt principle
Inspired byRelated to 1985 Midnight Special 13
Danny Korem, Jerry Andrus The Omni Deck short Ambitious Card routine ending with clear block of glass
Inspired by 1985 Korem without Limits 153
James Lewis One For the Money into wallet presentation
1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 110
Daryl Martinez Ambitious One-Way
1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 115
Daryl Martinez The Ultimate Ambition famous rope finale, for ungaffed versions see references
Variations 1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 117
Frederick Braue The Pop-Up Card
1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 30
Jean Hugard Under Foot
1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 114
Rick Anderson Ambitions in Bondage ungaffed
Inspired by 1986 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 5 138
Jay Sankey, Richard Sanders Ending #1: Face-up Finale deck rubber-banded, thrown in other hand, selection appears face-up on deck
Related to 1987 When Creators Collide... 43
Jay Sankey, Richard Sanders Ending #2: The Rubber Room Rise deck rubber banded, spectator checks that his card is not on top, but then it is
1987 When Creators Collide... 45
Jay Sankey, Richard Sanders Ending #3: Top Card "TOP CARD" written on back of top card before selection is pushed flush, yet top card becomes the ambitious card
1987 When Creators Collide... 47
John Carney Etherial Pack joker shows up again and again instead of selection, deck vanishes except selection
1987 Lecture Notes Collection (Issue Carney Up Close) 6
Frederick Braue Pop-Up Card
1987 Special Effects 33
Edward Marlo Double Pop-Up Ending immediately repeating the pop-up phase
1987 Special Effects 34
Thomas Hierling C.C. Ambitious Card "color changing ambitious card", ambitious card changes back color as finale
1987 New Wave Close-Up 19
Ben Harris S.F.U.C. - Super Flip Utility Concept flipping over two cards as once with Super-Flip, upper one is scallop short, with applications:
  • A Flash Double-Lift
  • A Color Change
  • A Stunning Ambitious Card Climax
  • A Vanish
Inspired by
  • "Super-Flip" (Ben Harris, New Directions)
Variations
1988 Off the Wall 62
Jörg Alexander Weber Ein ehrgeiziges Verschwinden card travels to pocket, then rest of deck vanishes
1988 First there was a dream 53
Edward Marlo, Frederick Braue Tip - Ambitious Bit #6 pop up card with repeat
1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 150
Edward Marlo Almost Ultimate Ambition tilt with half card
Inspired byRelated to 1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 272
Jerry Sadowitz Ambitious Spots card travels to top twice, then one pip at a time (2 -> 3 -> 4 ->...)
1989 Cards on the Table 57
Jerry Sadowitz Ambitious Spots 11 second method, card travels to top twice, then one pip at a time (2 -> 3 -> 4 ->...)
1989 Cards on the Table 60
Frederick Braue, Juan Tamariz Double Pop-Up Card
1989/91 Sonata 126
Ken Krenzel Bouncer ungaffed version with banded deck
Inspired by 1990 Close-up Impact! 98
Geoffrey Latta Deadlier Than The Male three very visual sandwich phases, featuring a visual ambitious card rise
Variations 1990 Spectacle 15
John Carney Ethereal Pack joker shows up again and again instead of selection, deck vanishes except selection
1991 Carneycopia 43
Alex Elmsley Ambitious Stranger ambitious card has different back, in the end deck changes color
VariationsAlso published here
  • New Pentagram, Jan. 1972
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 299
Tomo Maeda Ambitious Clip paper clip is placed on the ambitious card
1992 Five Times Five - Japan 31
Chris Kenner S.W. Elevator SWE shift to visually let ambitious card move to top
Variations 1992 Totally Out Of Control 152
Richard Bartram, Jr. Punch Finish signed selection punched full of holes vanishes and returns in center of deck
1993 Mystification 19
Richard Bartram, Jr. Ambitious Vanish after ambitious card sequence deck vanishes except selection and mates
1993 Mystification 76
Jerry Mentzer No Deck Omni Deck handling
  • Shuffle one
  • Shuffle two
1993 Card File 185
Paul Gertner The Card in the Candy Box
1994 Steel and Silver 131
Chris Kenner, Brett Wolf Shifty fake SWE shift to visually let ambitious card move to top, only last phase by Brett Wolf
Inspired byVariations 1994 The Pass 121
Unknown Finnegins Rewake selected card vanishes and reappeares on top of the deck
1996 Card College — Volume 2 304
Frederick Braue The Pop-up Card visual climax for ambitious card routine
1996 Card College — Volume 2 341
Paul Harris Solid Deception short ambitious card sequence, deck is glued to single solid block climax
Also published here 1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 1 (Issue Paul Harris Reveals some of his most Int...) 107
Ken Krenzel Box Top card comes to top inside case, cased version
Inspired byRelated to 1997 Ingenuities 3
Frederick Braue Pop-Up Card
2000 Thick Schtick! 16
Justin Hanes A Bound rubber-banded deck, using half card
Inspired by 2000 Action 15
John Hostler Pressure Point ambitious card, then thumb and first finger melt through pack until they can grab out selection, leaving a cut-out in whole rest of deck
Variations 2000 Card File Two 78
Neal Elias The Pop-Up Card with Twirl Pass
Inspired by 2001 New Card Controls 77
Jay Sankey Lightning Bolt deck of card bolted together with bolt at the end
Inspired by 2004 Sankey Unleashed 114
Karl Fulves Steel Ambition "Problems"
involving a steel ball that appears under pop-up card, posed as a problem
2004 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 378
Joshua Jay Remote Control Ambitious card ending where card travels to battery compartment of remote control
2005 Sleight of Hand and a Twist of Fate 6
Bill Abbott Ctrl+Alt+Delete deck becomes plexi glass, Omni Deck
2008 Cocktail Card Magic 18
Howard Hamburg Clip Ambicioso card with paper clip comes to top, clipped card transposes with another card
Also published here 2008 El Manuscrito (Vol. 1 No. 6) 102
Arturo de Ascanio Stranger Ambitious Card ambitious card has different back, in the end deck changes color
Inspired by 2008 The Magic of Ascanio — More Studies of Card Magic 212
Howard Hamburg Clipped card with paper clip comes to top, clipped card transposes with another card
Related toAlso published here 2009 The "D" Notes 27
Oliver Meech Ambitious Balloon Balloon drawn on card rises to the top of the deck repeatedly, then when card is tapped, balloon drawing is shown to be popped
2010 Plot Twists 10
Frederick Braue, Roberto Giobbi Ambitious I
Inspired by 2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Aug 4) 232
Roberto Giobbi Ambitious II in card case
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Aug 5) 234
Louis Zingone, Frederick Braue, Neal Elias, Roberto Giobbi Ambitious IV two times to top, then secret steal
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Aug 7) 236
Tomas Blomberg Proteus Bound while the deck is in the card box
  • Ambitious Card Ending
Inspired byRelated to 2014 Blomberg Laboratories 84
John Hostler Dim Mak (Pressure Point 2.0) ambitious card, then thumb and first finger melt through pack until they can grab out selection, leaving a cut-out in whole rest of deck
Inspired by 2016 Magnum Opossum 52
Roberto Giobbi, Dai Vernon Thoughts on Ambitious Card Finale
Related to 2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Sep 20) 271
Ryan Schlutz Secret Sauce Switch sandwich switch without deck
  • Further Thoughts ("mystery card" routine outline)
  • Additional Tip (ambitious card finale)
Also published here 2017 False Anchors — Volume One 10
Johnny Thompson The Kissed Card spectator's blown kiss appears on card and is then removed again, as ambitious card climax
Inspired by
  • "Kissed Card" (Harry Mendoza)
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 77
Yves Carbonnier Dur Dur! card comes to the top, changes into blank card and is found in the deck again, repeated, then deck ends up in two glued blocks
Inspired by 2019 Grand Livre de Cartomagie 112
Ryan Schlutz Secret Sauce Switch sandwich switch without deck
  • Further Thoughts ("mystery card" routine outline)
  • Additional Tip (ambitious card finale)
Also published here 2020 False Anchors 10
Idan Kaufman OHTP Four Card Production "One Hand Top Palm", in the hands
  • Ambitious Climax
2020 Palmoholic 33
Andi Gladwin Tabled Braue No. 1
Inspired by 2020 The Boy Who Cried Magic 127