167 entries in Cards / Sleights / Switches / Deck & Thick Packet Switches / In context of Routine
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Professor Hoffmann A Drawn Card, placed in a Closed Box, made to Fly back to the Pack, while Another takes its Place in the Box including Another Method
1889 Tricks with Cards 160
Unknown Der magische Degen No. 2, sword used to stab selection blindfolded, deck scattered on floor, deck switch for short deck when fetching sword
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 4
L'Homme Masqué Die vier Buben auf der Wanderschaft No. 6, four cards chosen, they are the four jacks, they are shuffled back and produced from inside the jacket at sleeve opening
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 93
Unknown Improved Cards Read Behind The Back shuffled pack, order called out from behind back, with finesse
1897 New Era Card Tricks 67
Unknown Deck Switch in pocket
1910 Kartenkünste 152
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Die drei Kräfte three chosen cards vanish from deck, arrive in pocket, deck vanishes (in topit type space) and appears in pocket, three selections rise one with corner torn off that visible restores, a card is shot with pistol into candle
Also published here 1910 Kartenkünste 196
Joseph Michael Hartz, Alexander Herrmann, Professor Hoffmann The Pocket-Picking Trick producing chosen cards from shuffled deck in pocket, three handlings
Also published here 1911 Later Magic 719
Joseph Michael Hartz, Alexander Herrmann, Professor Hoffmann The Pocket-Picking Trick producing chosen cards from shuffled deck in pocket, three handlings
Also published here 1911 Magical Titbits 181
Charles T. Jordan Packet Switch using deck, on outstretched hand
1920 Ten New Impromptu Card Tricks 13
Al Baker How to exchange a pack of cards a prearranged pack pocket
Related to 1920s The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue The Twenty-Five Dollar Manuscript) 467
Unknown To Exchange Packs Methods to switch decks
  • Card clip
  • Done in context of a trick, behind the back
1927 The Nikola Card System 53
Jack Merlin Deck Switch in the pocket, while getting a handkerchief
Variations 1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 19
Laurie Ireland Producing Selected Card at Any Number and At The Same Time Cold Packing any card is produced from pocket at named (small) number from shuffled deck, switch for memorized deck
Related toVariations 1931 Ireland Writes a Book 19
Al Baker Pocket Switch twice in context
1933 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Book) 83
Unknown Method of Changing Packs selection produced at named number from pocketed deck
Variations 1935 Mental Magic with Cards 15
Unknown Reading any Card Called For forced card produced from pocketed deck
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 18
Unknown Switching the Deck - 1. during trick in which cards are felt with fingertips in pocket
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 189
Unknown Switching the Deck - 2. during trick in which cards are felt with fingertips in pocket
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 190
Al Baker Switching the Deck - 4. Al Baker's Method No. 2 during trick in which cards are felt with fingertips in pocket
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 190
Unknown Svengali Prediction force cards are switched out during trick
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 250
Charles T. Jordan The Mystery Problem position of selection is predicted, svengali deck with different finish on force cards, ending clean with switch-out
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 251
Unknown Pocket Deck Switch brief
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 284
Unknown A Novel Card Problem replacing cards in short deck for multiple location routine
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 297
Louis Nikola To Pick Out Any Card Called For Behind the Back memorized deck
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 401
Unknown Card Location in Pocket
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 47
Capt. J.E. Stone V. To Exchange Decks During a Trick two methods
1938 Greater Magic 207
Al Baker A Prediction svengali deck, with half-deck clean-up switch
Also published here 1938 Greater Magic 433
Bert Allerton Deck Switching Gimmick for a switch behind the back...
1938 Greater Magic 900
James G. Thompson Jr. Utility Routine Svengali deck with the different cards stacked, ends clean, bridge deal finale
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 63) 443
Oscar Weigle One Up cards shuffled face-up/face-down by spectator, two methods (stripper and deck switch)
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 141) 796
Arthur Monroe Hypocritical Memory deck switch in mirror glass
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 151) 884
Eddie Joseph Aces found in Pocket Switch deck switch during effect in which Aces are located with deck in pocket
1941 How Gamblers Win 12
Unknown The "Plant" Switch stooge goes in corner to select a card which is divined by performer
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 1
Unknown The Black-Out Switch forced card found with lights out, stuck to spectator's forehead
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 2
Unknown The Half-Deck Switch deck switched one half at a time, with back turned towards audience
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 4
Unknown Brooks' Card Trick Herbert Brooks?, several cards selected and they travel into pocket after spectators shuffled them in themselves, narrow deck
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 6
Unknown The Side Coat-Pocket Switch deck put in pocket and selection removed by sense of touch, deck switch
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 9
Unknown Rising-Card-Box Switch switch after rising card effect
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 12
Sigmar K. Hofeller There'll Be Some Change Made! red cards change places with black cards, in the pockets of two spectators
1945 My Best 37
Unknown Deck Switch
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 184
Unknown Deck Switch
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 171) 685
Harvey P. Graham Bagged! poker routine for stage, with a stand
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 175) 702
Don Tanner On Location spectator marks a card with an X behind his back, performer locates it behind his back
  • Method No. 1 (deck of double backers)
  • Method No. 2 (deck switch behind back)
July 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 9 & 10) 8
Toni Koynini Switch It deck shuffled face-up/face-down, performer sorts cards out behind his back except free selection, deck switch
  • The Basic Switch
  • Switch It
  • Alternative Routine
1951 Toni Koynini's Card Miracles 5
Tony Corinda The Switch of a Pack of Cards bold
1958 Predictions 97
U. F. Grant Card Table Switch under table deck switch
1960 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 351) 233
Edward Marlo Mental Bonus card thought of (one out of ten), deck shuffled and placed in pocket, card instantly removed by performer
1961 Card to Wallet 30
Walter Wenger Die Drei Wünsche spectator finds his card after making several choices, mirage type deck, ends clean
Also published here
  • Magie, Vol. 36 No. 4, April 1956
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 13
Unknown Deck Switch in pocket
1964 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 392) 395
Al Koran Princess Card Trick...Plus deck shuffled after selections, deck switch
Related toVariations 1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 71
Peter Kane Anent Pack Switches deck switch during out-of-hand slap
Related to 1967 A Card Session with Peter Kane 18
Unknown Deck Switch while looking for handkerchief
1967 Between Two Minds 25
Alan Shaxon Switching a Pack of Cards
1970 My Kind of Magic 24
Henry Christ Riffs of Henry Christ comments on
  • The Count of Elmsley
  • An Unsolved Mystery
  • The Lota Bowl Deck Switch
  • The Challenge
1971 Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 253
Unknown To Switch for Gimmick or Feke value of card is matched in pocket
1971 Expert Card Chicanery 63
Unknown The Packet Switch
1971 Second Time Around 77
Mike Boden, Ed Smeal Marked! - Alternate Handling with lapping deck switch by Ed Smeal
Inspired by 1974 Card Cavalcade II 10
Paul Curry Teleport two thought of cards travel from one half to the other one by one, twenty-four duplicates
Related to
  • "Telepathy" (Jean Hugard, Sphinx, June 1935, p. 101)
Also published here
1974 Paul Curry Presents 78
Eric Mason The Turnover Change
1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 11) 278
Unknown Diveswitch in pocket
Related to 1977 The Red Book of Mentalism 17
Doug Alker Deck Switch from the waistband, while back is turned to the audience
1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 5) 518
Robert J. Nedbalski Gag Deck Switch deck switched for gaffed deck (bottom half hollowed out, top half strung together), spectator cuts deck, it either bangs or spring flowers jump out of it, then performer admits a deck switch and openly brings out stacked deck from lap
1978 Ned's Ultimate Poker Stack 5
Steve Beam Lazy Man's Deck Switch #1 dropping card during a trick, then take another deck
1978 They Don't Make Trap Doors Like They Used To Do Or You Too Can Walk On Water 22
Steve Beam Lazy Man's Deck Switch #2 as a gag
1978 They Don't Make Trap Doors Like They Used To Do Or You Too Can Walk On Water 22
Earl Nelson Color Changing Deck featuring a deck switch in the lap at the end of an optional preliminary All Backs routine
1979 Variations 17
Philip T. Goldstein Matswitch under cover of close up mat in context of routine in which card travels to under mat
Related to Jan. 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 1) 292
Martin A. Nash The Side-Pocket Swindle card located in pocket, shuffle tracking presentation, deck switch
Related to 1980 Ovation 7
Ken De Courcy Shuffled Spell switching in Super Spell/Magic Spell deck
1980 Super Spell 8
Michael Ammar Card Case Switch three strategies
1980 The Command Performance - Premier Issue 3
Unknown Packet Switch behind back
1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 31
Gene Castillon Banded Deck Switch in Pocket
1981 The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 76
Philip T. Goldstein Diveswitch
1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Trionic) 83
Robert Gardner A Subtle Deck Switch Trojan Deck Switch
Related to Feb. 1982 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 2) 593
Unknown Deck Swtich in pocket, during trick
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #1 (Summer)) 30
Unknown Veeser Switch Concept
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. Special #3) 21
Paul Fox "Do It Again" "Repeating the Five Card Mental Selection or One Card Mental Selection", deck switch
Inspired by 1983 Paul Fox's Miracle Gimmick 26
Roberto Giobbi, Carlhorst Meier The Trojan Deck
Related toAlso published here 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 5) 1219
Jan Torell Deck Switch
1984 Rund um den Zaubertisch 23
Larry Jennings Wallet Deck Switch DECK travels to wallet except selection
Related to 1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 179
Larry Jennings Wallet Deck Switch deck travels to wallet except selection
1986 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 2) 1
Unknown Deck Switch with sportjacket, vest and Topit
1987 The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 92
Roberto Giobbi A Stand-Up Deck Switch
1988 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 1) 12
Karl Fulves Excursion Aces pushed into different parts of deck, deck slapped, only Aces remain and deck traveled to four pockets, posed as problem
1989 The Multiple Shift 37
Steve Beam Behind the Back Deck Switch
  • invisible deck presentation
Related toAlso published here 1990 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 32) 564
Simon Aronson Below the Belt two cards from two decks exchanged below table, they match, ends clean
Related to 1990 The Aronson Approach 70
Simon Aronson Bait and Switch spectator names number and selects card, performer apparently brings the card to that number one-handed behind his back
Inspired by 1990 The Aronson Approach 85
Simon Aronson Color Feeling behind back, deck switch
1990 The Aronson Approach 91
Edward Marlo Topping Mental Topper - Fifth Effect four thought-of cards from different suits located, spectator's count down their value, shuffle and deck switch
1990 Cardfixes 198
Alex Elmsley The Climax Pack Switch
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 143
Jack Carpenter West Coast Cooler deck switch as skill demonstration, secret switch possible in course of routine
1992 Modus Operandi 123
Unknown Pocket Deck Switch as spectator is shown where to put the deck
1992 Power of Suggestion 4
Michael Skinner One for the Boys two card challenge divination, memorized deck, deck switch under table
1996 Classic Sampler 38
David Harkey, Eric Anderson Tour de Cartes card fans brought out of pocket and added to deck, deck still has the same amount of cards, as deck switch
1997 Ah-ha! 66
Adrian "Ramblar" Guerra And Now... Two Cards from the Pocket finding two chosen cards in pocket
Inspired byAlso published here 1997 Notes 7
Andrew Wimhurst Australian Cooler 51 to pocket climax
1999 Low Down Dirty Tricks 3
Guy Hollingworth Hollow Envelopes Dummy Switch
1999 Drawing Room Deceptions 268
Ellis Stanyon Rapit Memorization (?) of Half the Pack No. 17, half the deck switched, order known or cue sheet
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 91
Frank Pemper, Jon Racherbaumer, Edward Marlo The Joker Switch clever switch between tricks
Related to 2000 Card College — Volume 4 867
Carlhorst Meier The Trojan Switch
Also published here 2000 Card College — Volume 4 868
Unknown Through the Table card from below table to top
2000 Card College - Volume 4 870
Roberto Giobbi In a Flash chosen card penetrates a sealed card case in the performers pocket
2000 Card College — Volume 4 871
Joaquín Partagás, Martin A. Nash The Cardsharp
Inspired by
  • El Prestidigitador Optimus (1900)
Related toVariations
2000 Card College — Volume 4 873
Unknown The Vanishing Deck Reconsidered with a deck switch
Related to 2000 Card College — Volume 4 874
Andrew Wimhurst, David Williamson Australian Cooler 51 to pocket climax, updated
2001 Jiggery Pokery 2
Paul Curry, Michael F. Zens, David Devant Out of the Past deck is separated in halves, two cards thought of and one is selected, performer puts one card from the half into the other, first card is missing, second spectator touches a card, that is put into the other half and also his card is missing, third card invisibly travels into the other half
Inspired byAlso published here
  • "Genii" vol. 7 no. 4, 1942
2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 102
Paul Curry Teleport two thought of cards travel from one half to the other one by one, twenty-four duplicates
Also published here 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 106
Simon Aronson Alternate Take Deck Switch Walkaround version of Alternate Take, can do deck switch
2001 Try the Impossible 30
Simon Aronson Poker Routine Deck Switch Deck switch done in context of Routine Maintenance
Related to 2001 Try the Impossible 241
Simon Aronson Sequence Spell Deck Switch
2001 Try the Impossible 263
John Cornelius Deck in the Round (Pocket Rocket Aces)
Aces to pocket one by one, as climax deck to pocket with secret switch
2001 The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius 90
Al Baker A Prediction svengali deck, with half-deck clean-up switch
Also published here 2001 The Long and the Short of it 35
Joe Stuthard Svengali Deck Switch key card location with half-deck switch to clean up svengali deck
2001 The Long and the Short of it 36
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Three Powers three chosen cards vanish from deck, arrive in pocket, deck vanishes (in topit type space) and appears in pocket, three selections rise one with corner torn off that visible restores, a card is shot with pistol into candle
Also published here 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 146
David Berglas Deck Switch brief
2002 The Mind & Magic of David Berglas 347
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Invasion of the body snatchers sandwich finds selection, deck changes back color except selection, in another deck only the selection has an odd back as well, story presentation
2002 Ahead of the Pack 187
Al Baker A Prediction svengali deck, with half-deck clean-up switch
Also published here 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Contributions) 507
Karl Fulves The Right Pocket two cards chosen, duplicates are in pockets as prediction
2003 Hofzinser Notebook 4
Allan Ackerman Finesse the Finessed Travelers including a deck switch
Related to 2005 Ackerman 2004 23
Unknown Deck Switch brief
2006 Compilation 121
Darwin Ortiz Deck to Pocket Climax for Travelers
2006 Designing Miracles 96
Unknown Deck Switch brief
2007 Seminarnotitzen 2007 21
Fred Robinson Vibrations including second method as deck switch in pocket
2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 196
Claude Impériale Bluff Counting move a card with card counting presentation and optional deck switch
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 126
Dai Vernon, Roberto Giobbi Changing Decks open deck switch concept, various methods
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Jan 5) 8
Roberto Giobbi The Simplest Deck Switch management for simple pocket switch
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue July 25) 222
Steve Mayhew No-Skill Deck Switch using pen-behind-ear gag and pseudo-deck vanish
2011 Full Frontal Mayhew 17
Todd Lamanske Hands-Off Deck Switch Deck switch, uses jacket pocket and topit
Variations 2012 Seeking the Bridge 38
John Born Pocket Change Uses jacket pocket and topit too
Inspired by 2012 Seeking the Bridge 39
John Born Bridging the Deck Switch Three cards selected, shuffled, divined and located, in the process switching the shuffled deck for a memorized deck
Inspired by 2012 Seeking the Bridge 41
Roberto Giobbi Behind-the-Back Switch with presentational ploys
  • Here's Your Card!
  • The Visible Invisible Deck
  • Demonstration
VariationsAlso published here 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 33
Roberto Giobbi Turning Around Deck Switches performer turns with his back to the audience
1. Infrastructure and Mechanics of the Switch
2. Tricks and Presentations - A Few Examples
2013 The Art of Switching Decks 41
Roberto Giobbi, Juan Tamariz The Partagás Switch Plus - Triple Partagás three selections found in pocket
Inspired by 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 45
Adrian "Ramblar" Guerra Two-Pocket Partagás two cards found in half the deck in each pocket
Inspired byAlso published here 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 48
Jean Hugard, Roberto Giobbi Hugard's Method of Changing Packs card at named number is named, repeated twice
Inspired by 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 51
Roberto Giobbi Because the Cards Know "The Ace-Two-Four-Eight Divination", thought of card divined via other cards in pocket, binary, card optionally transformed into selection
2013 The Art of Switching Decks 55
Laurie Ireland, Roberto Giobbi Bonus free selection located in pocket
Inspired by 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 57
Steve Forte, Roberto Giobbi The Money Switch adapted from reference, using bills
Inspired by
  • "Poker Protection" (Steve Forte, p. 106)
2013 The Art of Switching Decks 69
Roberto Giobbi Equivoque Red- and Blue-Deck Switch
2013 The Art of Switching Decks 91
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 The Art of Switching Decks 95
Roberto Giobbi, Richard Himber A New Look at Himber's Razor Deck Trick razor blade card trick
2013 The Art of Switching Decks 101
Roberto Giobbi The One-handed Switch deck cased, deck thrown away and selection appears at fingertips
2013 The Art of Switching Decks 107
Carlhorst Meier The Trojan Deck Switch card predicted in second deck
Also published here 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 123
Roberto Giobbi Do-as-I-Do
2013 The Art of Switching Decks 133
Roberto Giobbi The Tossed-Out Deck Switch
2013 The Art of Switching Decks 133
Alfred "Berlany" Hoffmann The Mirror Glass Switch
Related to
  • MAGIE (June 1932)
2013 The Art of Switching Decks 134
Dr. Reinhard Rohnstein The Hollow Receptacle Switch
Related to
  • MAGIE (June 1932)
2013 The Art of Switching Decks 134
Alfred "Berlany" Hoffmann The In-and-Out Switch gimmicked box
Related to
  • MAGIE (June 1932)
2013 The Art of Switching Decks 135
Roberto Giobbi The Sting Deck Switch
2013 The Art of Switching Decks 135
Roberto Giobbi The Drawer Box Deck Switch
2013 The Art of Switching Decks 135
Roberto Giobbi Carney's Card in Balloon deck switch application
Inspired by 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 145
Roberto Giobbi Clayton Rawson's Mental Broadcast deck switch application
Inspired by 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 145
Roberto Giobbi Hugard's Example of Presentation deck switch application
Inspired by 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 146
Roberto Giobbi Staring-Him-in-the-Face deck switch application
Inspired by 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 146
Roberto Giobbi Luka's Airborne Again deck switch application
Inspired by 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 146
Henry Christ The Lota Bowl Switch reprinted from reference
Related to 2013 The Art of Switching Decks 149
Carlos Vinuesa Freely Chosen Card at Any Number deck shuffled by spectator before and after his free selection of a card, then he (blindfolded) finds the card at named number
Inspired by
  • The Grail (Mike Rose, DVD and gaff)
Related to
2013 Numbers, Cards... and Time! 17
Carlos Vinuesa Some Time After... card from ordinary pack returned to stripper deck (easy to find duplicate)
Related to 2013 Numbers, Cards... and Time! 92
Simon Aronson Shuffle Tracking Magician locates freely selected card, in the process secretly switching deck out for memorized deck
Related to 2014 Art Decko 225
Helder Guimarães Sort of a Miracle one of twenty-six, siamesa
2015 The Veriloquent 53
Roberto Giobbi Imaginary...Deck Switch sequence with second invisible deck that allows performer to his back over and switch a deck
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Feb 22) 57
Christoph Borer Razored Deck - Für Salon und Bühne razor blade card trick
2016 21 149
John Hostler Bertha ends clean with half-deck switch
2016 Magnum Opossum 7
Paul Vigil Deck Switch: Out with the Old
2017 The Doors of Deception 175
Johnny Thompson Miniature Invisible Deck done with small cards, with deck switch under the performing table
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 273
Denis Behr The More the Merrier multiple selection routine strategy in which the spectators shuffle their cards in themselves
Also published here
  • MAGIC, April 2013
2018 Handcrafted Card Magic — Volume 3 68
Michael Powers Boxed Surprise six selections, found under, in and on top of card case, deck vanishes except selection and is found in case again
Inspired by 2019 Tesseract 115
Benjamin Earl Blue Moon Triumph spectator shuffles face-up/face-down, deck cased, then Triumph shown
Related to 2020 The Shift #3 15