72 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Transformation / Single Card / Miscellaneous
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Eddie Clever Encore Voodoo card is put in envelope with ribbon band and hidden by spectator, lights out, performer suddenly has card and mutilates it, when spectator retrieves card it has same appearance, dressed up Chinese Laundry Ticket
Related toAlso published here Dec. 1938
The Jinx (Issue 51)
Oscar "Oscarelli" Rey Magie mit Blitzpapier ideas with flash paper
  • I. Die geheimnisvolle Tafel
  • II. Pique Ass
  • III. Das Geld des Teufels
  • V. Ein Schlusseffekt
  • VI. Die Meteorkarte
Related to Sep. 1941
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 3 No. 9)
Card and Thread wrong card is pierced with a needle and threaded, when thread is pulled, right card hangs on on it, from "The Secret Out"
June 1944
The Phoenix (Issue 62)
Eddie Clever Encore Voodoo card is put in envelope with ribbon band and hidden by spectator, light out, performer suddenly has card and mutilates it, with matching corner
Also published here 1944 129
Arthur H. Buckley The Aces and the Chosen Card Experiment No. 30 - Aces are lost, selection appears on top and changes to Aces, repeated three times
1946 190
John A. M. Howie Changeable card changes four times, with sucker elements
Jan. 1951
The Phoenix (Issue 221)
Don Tanner Blank card turns blank inside card box
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962)
Piet Forton Mid Air Throw Color Change Color change based on Piet Forton popout move
Related to 1967 15
Bill Derman Short Division Seven in Diamonds put in envelope and cut in two, in one half is half a Three of Diamonds, in the other Four of Diamonds, the two selections, see also p. 388
Winter 1968
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 2nd Folio)
Roger "Hervey" Vuille Photographie deck as camera, blank cards become duplicates of photographed card
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 29 No. 4)
Jack Avis The Wishing Envelope gimmick envelope, including three routines with it
  • The Wishing Envelope
  • The Jokers Wild
  • Transposed Marlo Reverse
Also published here Oct. 1975
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 2)
Karl Fulves The Joker's Revenge joker cut up in pieces, pieces change to jack and joker is whole again
Related to 1975 6
Bruce Cervon Card Case Switch gaffed card/transformation happens isolated in card box, card under cellophane
1976 6
Karl Fulves Hallucinating Pip optical illusion in which center pip of ace of diamonds stretches and shrinks
1979 34
Al Leech, Martin Gardner A Typographical Error variation on "Major Surgery", changing back kicker
1980 18
Al Leech Crooked Card card changes to a crooked card
1980 38
Terry LaGerould Minus Mustache featuring the mustaches of the king pictures
Mar. 1981
Apocalypse (Vol. 4 No. 3)
Ben Harris Images two Aces, they change to the two missing suits in various ways, then selection appears
1981 54
Jack Hughes Card Go card vanishes in frame
  • To Cause a Card Placed in the Frame to Change to Another
  • Giant Card to Bridge Size Card Variation
1981 108
Charlie Miller Torn Transformation corner is torn off a card, both card and corner transform
1983 39
Karl Fulves Two Faced face of picture card changes direction in envelope with cut-out hole for face
1983 6
Paul Harris Card Cuffs card with holes torn in is put on thumbs and changes into signed selection
Also published here 1983 55
Jon Racherbaumer The So-So Notion deck rubbed with case, face card changes, a card travels into case
Variations Summer 1984
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. Summer Extra)
Bob Stencel Once Torn, Twice Restored first selection reverses itself again and again, is torn and changes to second selection, double facer
Related to Autumn 1985
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 31, 32 & 33)
Nick Pudar Perspective picture of joker gets smaller and bigger on card
1985 253
Martin Lewis The Kings Cut Out Figure of King of Diamonds disappears, leaving a card with a hole. King appears stuck on Queen of Diamonds
1985 59
Gaëtan Bloom The Card on the Human Wall deck thrown on a styrofoam board hung on spectator's back as a human wall, selected card is left stuck on wall. Card then changes into second selection
1986 6
Thomas Hierling Wrong Card...?! Two of Clubs chosen, Four of Clubs produced and torn in two, half card changes into miniature Two of Clubs, then grows to normal size
Inspired by 1987 52
Karl Fulves Visible Spread Color Change deck spread face-down on table, card waved over spread and spread visibly changes back color, or single card turns over or changes in middle of spread, posed as a problem
1987 80
Eugene Burger A Bizarre Ritual burned out pentagram appears in selected tarot card
1989 111
Karl Fulves Love Match two picture cards look away from each other and then towards each other
1989 21
Jon Racherbaumer Examination of a So-So Notion deck rubbed with second case, face card changes, a card travels into case
Related to 1992 xliii
Tommy Wonder, Bob Stencel Déjà ReVurse first selection reverses itself again and again, is torn and changes to second selection
Inspired byAlso published here 1996 167
Paul Harris Card Cuffs card with holes torn in is put on thumbs and changes into signed selection
Also published here 1996
The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Brainstorm in the Bahamas)
Karl Fulves Skeleton Crew four kings in one case, four jacks in another, king thought of, performer transfers one in jacks case, it's thought-of one and gets a big hole in the middle
1997 105
Simon Lovell Vanishing Moustache moustache on printing of one of the four Kings vanishes
1997 107
Eric T. Dockery The Rose rose sticker stuck onto card’s face, Ambitious Card sequence with it, real rose is produced from card and sticker is gone, uses dupe
Labyrinth (Issue 10)
Simon Aronson Head Over Heels, into a Visual Change
Inspired by 2001 100
Jamie Badman, Colin Miller Chargrill Surprise card on spectator's palm, name written on piece of paper which is burned, burn marks are now on the selection as well
2002 14
Jamie Badman, Colin Miller The Card Condom drawn stick figure on card becomes pregnant with a belly
2002 16
Jay Sankey Bloodhound Coin that is rubberbanded to the face of the deck finds selection as card on the face changes into selection. Then, coin is rubberbanded onto the deck and penetrates into the deck, found next to selection.
Twenty Years Of Magic (Issue Tricks of the Trade)
Jay Sankey Pandora's Envelope Indifferent card in black envelope (with hole) changes into selection, then second signed selection appears visually in envelope
Twenty Years Of Magic (Issue Sankadelic Magic)
Dai Vernon Separation Move
Related to 2003 35
David Acer Open Time Traveller Writing appears on the back of selected card "You Will Pick This Card"
2004 116
Ron Frost Jumbo Coin Card Mini card stuck to a jumbo coin changes from first selection to second selection
2004 83
Bob Ostin Bandinage cards is wrapped with rubber band, card on front changes to performer's and to spectator's card, gaff with pull
2005 59
Derek Dingle, Karl Fulves Chump Change Ten to Ace straight in mixed red suits, one freely chosen and put in deck, found again face-up and value of bottom card after dealing top four card face-down on table, those cards are Royal Flush in Spades except for the chosen value which changes to Spades
  • For The Expert (different finish)
Prolix (Issue 2)
Jack Parker Rabbits two white stickers representing rabbits and initialed by spectator and performer are stuck to a card, many small stickers appear around them
June 2006
Genii (Vol. 69 No. 6)
Jack Parker Labeled A Cheat card chosen, spectator and performer write guesses about its identity on a sticker which is stuck to its back, both wrong, performer's writing changes to selection
June 2006
Genii (Vol. 69 No. 6)
Tyler Wilson Cherry Bomb cherry drawn on card, knot tied in its drawn stem in the performer's mouth
Inspired byVariations 2006 24
Jack Parker Trial Separation Two spectators selects a card each - realise they both somehow impossibly selected the same card, and Joker changes into selection.
Variations 2007 95
Robert E. Neale My Lady Truth Picture of old lady becomes picture of young lady, optical illusion. Has second version using a printed playing card
2008 44
Oliver Meech Correctional Facility... the playing card version Date written on card is wrong, changes to correct date
2009 18
Karl Fulves Blankety Blank "Color Erase"
card with open cut-outs, put on deck, it becomes blank, then it changes into named Two value
Xtra Credit (Issue 3)
Tyler Wilson Shrinkage card is openly edgemarked for its full length, the mark visibly shrinks and transforms into shorter mark
2010 38
Tyler Wilson Filler card with text on both sides, one side changes
2010 41
Steve Reynolds For Marlo's Anchored Add On using "S. P. Hideout"
Inspired by 2010 10
David Acer, Bedros "Spidey" Akkelian Squancho 2.0 stickman drawn on top card, wrong card found by this card, card turned face-up and it now is selection itself, stickman changes into disfigured stickman after clapping the card
Also published here May 2010
Genii (Vol. 73 No. 5)
David Acer, Bedros "Spidey" Akkelian Squancho 2.0 stickman drawn on top card, wrong card found by this card, card turned face-up and it now is selection itself, stickman changes into disfigured stickman after clapping the card
Also published here 2011 87
Hiroshi Sawa ツインズ (Twins) Deck is shuffled, spectator deals and magician says stop. Locates two cards with pictures of two twins. Mistake is rectified via color change.
2013 111
Dan Buck, Dave Buck Ad Copy blendo, spectator ends up with business card
2014 27
Tomas Blomberg Mxyzptlk word "mirror" written on back of card, another chosen word on another card, both words change to mirror writing
Inspired by 2014 222
Bébel La Dame de Trèfle Qui Pique Mon Coeur transformation in the hand of spectator into selection, apparently only suit is changed
2014 10
Andi Gladwin Jack's in the Box two spectators select a card from upper and lower half of deck with case between the halves, both have chosen the same cards which is found in case
Inspired by Aug. 2015
Genii (Vol. 78 No. 8)
Alexander Hansford Mystery Card Card is selected and signed, odd-backed card shown to be the same card with different signature, signature then changes into spectator's signature
2016 22
Jim Steinmeyer Epidemic
  • Conjuring
packet of cards with a pink dot on the back of each is shown, card chosen, it gets lots of pink dots on them, using apparatus box
Inspired by
  • Metamorpho Spots, 1960s
Oct. 2016
Genii (Vol. 79 No. 10)
Jay Jayaraman Santeria Joker scorched with lighter, scorching travels to selection
Dec. 2017
Genii (Vol. 80 No. 12)
Harapan Ong 2 + 2 = 4 Four value torn in half, both halves change into a Two each
2018 203
Sungwon Kim Broken Canvas blank card is torn in quarters and torn pieces transform into quarters of a playing card
2018 22
Steve Beam Neck-Ringer only court cards, one is selected with a dice and suddenly looks into other direction
2018 271
Center Insertion packet placed on top of deck, bottom card secretly inserted in center
2020 214
Martin Lewis Rejected duplicate of Seven of Diamonds is printed onto blank cards, but then seven Diamond-shaped white parts are found on the back of the card
Also published here
  • MAGIC, May 2005
2022 401