195 entries in Cards / Sleights / Switches / Single Card Switches / Top Change
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown To "Change" a Card - Third Method top change
1876 Modern Magic 30
Unknown To Change a Card - Second Method top change
1889 Tricks with Cards 20
Unknown End Grip Top Change
Oct. 1895 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 2) 18
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Chicagoer Kartendruckerei end grip, for one or multiple cards, with display choreography
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 7
Unknown Das Filieren der Karte - I. Methode "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
grip change
Oct. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 10) 146
Unknown Das Filieren der Karte - II. Methode "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
bottom change with different cover actions, also a top change cover
Nov. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 11) 162
Unknown The Top Change
1897 New Era Card Tricks 18
Unknown The New Top Change end grip
1897 New Era Card Tricks 20
Unknown Das Filieren der Karte - III. Methode "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
end grip, also with packet (no details for packets though)
June 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 6) 84
Unknown Changes - The Top Change old style with finger change
1902 The Expert at the Card Table 147
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Filieren Hofzinser Top Change
1910 Kartenkünste 21
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Top Change Variation
1910 Kartenkünste 35
Unknown The Top Change
1933 More "Eye-Openers" 3
Theodore Annemann Top Change Tip
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 21) 119
Jean Hugard The Top Change credit information
1938 More Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 42
Unknown The Throw Top Change
1940 Expert Card Technique 85
Unknown The Fadeaway Card Change
Related toVariations 1940 Expert Card Technique 81
Unknown Top Change from end grip
1940 Expert Card Technique 313
Laurie Ireland Misdirection Card Change misdirection for top and bottom change
1940 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1940) 3
Unknown Deal Change
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 6) 23
Unknown Deal Change
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 16) 67
Eddie Joseph The Top Change left thumb does not push card off, back of right first finger does
1942 Greater Card Tricks 13
Unknown Top Card Change - Method 3 old style with finger change
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 182
Unknown Top Card Change - Method 4 end grip
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 183
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue Top Change - Double Lift doing double lift after top change as convincer
1943 Tricks and Sleights 27
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue A New Top Change
Related to 1943 Tricks and Sleights 32
Unknown Top and Bottom Changes handling tips
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 222
Unknown Top Change
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 216
Arthur H. Buckley Exchanging a Card in Passing - Top Change four choreographies
1948 Principles and Deceptions 168
Paul LePaul The Top-Change four methods
1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 77
Paul LePaul Cover for the Top Change
1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 149
Dai Vernon The De Kolta Change sleeve rubbing cover, pips of card change to suit clothing
Variations 1950 Expert Card Technique 450
Dai Vernon Tips on Changes
1950 Expert Card Technique 451
Unknown The Top Change
1953 "Come a little closer..." 36
Unknown The Top Change
1954 Handbook Of Card Sleights 10
Cy Endfield, Charlie Miller, Dai Vernon The "Hofzinser" Top Change
Variations 1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic — Part II 41
Dai Vernon The Top Change including several tips and exercise with case
Variations 1961 Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic 63
Max Malini Top Change more on attitude than technique
1962 Malini and His Magic 79
Edward Marlo Marlo Top Change
1968 Expert Card Conjuring 33
Edward Marlo Marlo Top Change No. 2
Variations 1968 Expert Card Conjuring 35
Edward Marlo Marlo Change
Variations 1968 Expert Card Conjuring 82
Martin A. Nash The New Hofzinser Change breakless, see p. 442 for additional crediting
Related to 1975 Ever So Sleightly 39
Dai Vernon Top Change Misdirection (Mistitled as Suggestion for Spread Location) Drop card on the floor as misdirection for top change
1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 226
Unknown The Top Change brief
1975 The Magic of Francis Carlyle 95
Francis Carlyle Sucker Tricks
  • false bottom change
  • all cards alike using top change (Johnny Paul)
  • card on forehead
1975 The Magic of Francis Carlyle 96
Dai Vernon Changes comments on Top and Bottom Change
1976 The First California Lecture 7
Harvey Rosenthal Top Change Switch three cards are restacked and switched twice
1976 Close-Up Sampler — Part 1 4
Gene Maze Tabled I tabled top change
1977 Packet Switches (Part Five) 276
Gene Maze Tabled II tabled top change
1977 Packet Switches (Part Five) 279
Gene Maze Tabled V tabled top change
1977 Packet Switches (Part Five) 285
Ross Bertram An Effective Top Change top card shown one-handed and removed with other hand
1978 Magic and Methods of Ross Bertram 67
Richard Kaufman The SecondFromTheTop Change
Related to 1979 CardMagic 84
Earl Nelson Slow Motion Top Change
Inspired byRelated to 1979 Variations 12
Unknown Hofzinser Top Change misnomer
June 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 6) 350
Gene Maze R.T. Top Change tabled, one handed
1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 18
Cy Endfield, Charlie Miller Hofzinser Top Change with Charlie Miller ruse for stroking the card
1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 4) 834
Unknown Two For One Hofzinser Change
1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 10) 920
Cy Endfield, Roger Crosthwaite Hofzinser Card Change
1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 10) 924
Rovi Top Change while turning card over
1980 Rovi Reveals 26
Andrew Galloway The Top Change technique and misdirection applied
1980 Diverting Card Magic 11
Ben Harris Backwards Center Deal Switch card injogged and held onto instead of top card as deck is moved forward
1980 For Close-Up Magicians' Eyes Only! 9
Ben Harris Slip Change Bilis Switch, bottom card of sandwich switched as center card is dragged out
1980 For Close-Up Magicians' Eyes Only! 33
Unknown Hofzinser Top Change As Transformation
1981 Cardworks 155
Richard Kaufman The SecondFromTheTop Change brief
1981 Cardworks 157
Derek Dingle Top Change Take featuring the "New Theory on Vernon's..."
1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 163
Ken Krenzel The Top Change discussion of Krenzel's method
Variations 1982 Best of Friends 224
Richard Kaufman Second-from-top Card Change
1982 Best of Friends 233
Al Koran Al Koran's Top-Change Card held in End Grip, some handling finesses
1982 The Coin and Card Magic of Bobby Bernard 78
Jerry Sadowitz Asymmetric Top Change one to four
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 14) 268
Meir Yedid The Top Change
1982 Meir Yedid's Incredible Close-Up Magic 87
Edward Marlo The Hittop Change originally in Ibidem #22, Oct. 1960
Related to 1983 Marlo without Tears 23
Ross Bertram Another Top Change
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 90
Ross Bertram Far Out Double Lift starts with single card that is fed in underneath top card
Related to 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 102
Ross Bertram Close-Up Double Lift starts with single card that is fed in underneath top card
Related to 1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 104
John Aukes Double Lift With One Card putting a card under top card
1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 7) 1251
Unknown Top Change
1984 The Best of Close-Up Magic 116
Peter Duffie Business for the Top Change spectator apparently saw a switch
1984 Close-Up to the Point 16
Jerry Sadowitz Asymmetric Top Change one to four
1984 Contemporary Card Magic 25
Richard Kaufman, Ken Krenzel Hofzinser Top Change to change miniature card to normal sized card
1985 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 4 44
Russell T. Barnhart Top "Snap" Change similar to so-called Hofzinser type Top Change
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 209
Walter E. Cummings Karate Top Change not really similar to classic top change
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 336
Frederick Braue Braue Top Change (1943)
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 3
Daryl Martinez The Top Change
1985/87 Daryl's Ambitious Card Omnibus 10
Larry Jennings Jennings-Hofzinser Change
1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 48
Earl Nelson Slow Motion Top Change
1986 Killer Klose-Up 29
Karrell Fox "Slo-Moshun" Color Change slow top change
1986 For My Next Trick... 51
Randy Wakeman, Edward Marlo Flexible Hittop Change
Inspired byRelated to 1987 Special Effects 5
Unknown Interrupted Top Change from end grip
1987 Covenant 27
Thomas Hierling Thoughts on the Top Change
1987 New Wave Close-Up 87
Unknown Fan Top Change bottom card of right-hand fand switched
1987 Fantasia in As-Dur 32
Bruce Cervon The Tabled Top Change
1988 The Cervon File 181
Larry Jennings The Tactile Change T.N.T type change, top change alternative, see third method of "Wrist Stroke Changes"
Related to 1988 The Cardwright 165
Unknown Top Change face up, back color transformation
1988 Seminarheft 16
David Williamson Top Change body language and technique
1989 Williamson's Wonders 74
Harry Levine Hofzinser Top Change break handling
Inspired by 1989 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 27) 472
Harry Levine The Revolution Change
1989 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 27) 470
Unknown Top Change face up, back color transformation
1989 Seminarheft 29
Unknown Hofzinser Type Top Change
1990 Ultra Cervon 44
Gary Ouellet The Slider Top Change First Variation: The Inertia Change
Second Variation: The Wrist Snap Change
1990 Close Up Illusions 218
Gary Ouellet The Slider Switch while hand is turned over, with one or several cards
1990 Close Up Illusions 222
Earl Nelson Slow Motion Top Change feeding card under second card
1990 Top Secret Stuff 112
Charles Penton The Fan Top Change
1991 Card to Wallet 24
Alex Elmsley The Tabled Top Change one-handed
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 107
Unknown Top Change face up, back color transformation
1991 Magie 21
Gary Kurtz Der G.K. Top Change
1992 Prinzipien in der Praxis 18
Gary Kurtz Another example: The Top Change
1992 Leading with your Head 13
Mason, Gerald Deutsch, Bernard Bilis Covered Top Change
June 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 6) 2224
Unknown トップチェンジ (Top Change)
1993 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 78
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser, Larry Jennings ホフジンサーの方法にもとずくトップチェンジ (Top Change based on Hofzinser's method) Card clipped between index / middle fingers
1993 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 79
Eddie Fechter, Dan Block Top Change Handling card held from above
1993 Fechter 69
Cy Endfield "Hofzinser" Top Change
1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 141
Alex Elmsley Interrupted Top Change as card is placed right-jogged on deck
1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 252
Meir Yedid Injog Top Change deck held with top towards body, grip change
1994 Magical Wishes 70
Roger Crosthwaite On the Top Change
1994 Roger's Thesaurus 15
Roger Crosthwaite Off-the-Face Switch slow-motion type
Inspired by 1994 Roger's Thesaurus 26
Michael Vincent Second-from-Top Change
  • Third-from-Top Change (or more)
Related to 1994 Roger's Thesaurus 124
Gordon Bruce Spread Switch two cards displayed in spread condition, one taken in each hand with deck in left hand and one switched
Variations
  • Eric Mason (Stuff, 1985, p. 34)
1994 Roger's Thesaurus 205
Hippie Torrales While Burned under fire top change
Oct. 1995 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 10) 2566
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, Roberto Giobbi The Top Change
1995 Card College — Volume 1 233
Unknown, Roberto Giobbi Top Change Covers five different natural situations
1995 Card College — Volume 1 236
Roberto Giobbi The Top Change introduction
1995 Card College — Volume 1 231
Roberto Giobbi The Top Change as an Out for the Classic Force
1995 Card College — Volume 1 238
Tommy Wonder Top Change Handling
1996 The Books of Wonder — Volume 1 86
Paul Harris The Two-For-One Top Change single card is exchanged for a double
1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Issue Super Magic) 148
Pablo Domenèch Top Change Handling bottom card of a small fan, choreography
1996 La Magia de Pablo Domènech 87
Hippie Torrales While Burned top change handling
1997 Karten à la carte 85
David Williamson The Spread Top Change
1997 Trephine 8
Simon Lovell TopChangethinks
1997 Simon Says! 57
Simon Lovell Two-Step Top Change card put on deck for a moment
1997 Simon Says! 105
Dai Vernon Top Change Handling accidentally bumping over card case
1998 Five Times Five — Scotland 106
Ellis Stanyon Changing the Card at the Top of the Pack No. 1, no grip change
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 254
Ellis Stanyon Stanyon's Method of Masking the "Top Change" No. 2, routined handling
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 255
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note details on top change handling
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 255
Ellis Stanyon Changing the Card by Rubbing It on the Sleeve No. 4, cover for top change
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 258
Ellis Stanyon A New Top Change No. 6, End Grip
Variations 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 258
Ellis Stanyon A New Top Change - Variation No. 7, End Grip, as card is tabled
Inspired by 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 259
Cy Endfield The "Hofzinser" Top Change
2000 Card College - Volume 4 818
Wesley James Peel Change Hofzinser Change with different stroking action
2000 Ambitious Undertaking 14
Bill Spooner Frontal Attack Top Change card changes into selection, with top change handling
2000 Card File Two 113
Simon Lovell Topchangethinks
2000 Son of Simon Says! 101
Dan Buck, Dave Buck The Center Switch top change with in-jogged card in center
2001 Artifice, Ruse, and Subterfuge in the Hands 20
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Hofzinser Top Change
2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 27
Karl Fulves Further Notes on the Hofzinser Top Change
2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 29
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Top Change Variation
2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 42
Unknown Top Changing bottom card of Fan mention, brief
2003 Tricks 130
David Williamson Top Change Tips
Related to 2003 MagiFest ManiFest 19
Roberto Giobbi Top Change Handling for a kicker transformation at end of routine
2003 Card College — Volume 5 1238
Davide Costi A Color Change
2004 Close-Up Elegance by Davide Costi 90
Wesley James Peel Change Hofzinser Change with different stroking action
2004 Enchantments 186
Unknown Top Change
2005 Full Metal Jacket 25
Unknown Top Change face up, back color transformation
2006 Compilation 60
Gerald Deutsch The Multiple Top Change one or multiple cards
2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 286
Unknown Top Change face up, back color transformation
2007 Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 33
Arturo de Ascanio Double Transformation top change
2008 The Magic of Ascanio — More Studies of Card Magic 328
Patrick Martin On the Top Change
May 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 5) 73
Fred Robinson Top Change with misdirection
2009 The Magic of Fred Robinson 210
Ken Krenzel The Inertial Top Change extension of the discussion
Related to 2009 Relaxed Impossibilities 109
Bernard Bilis Bilis' Switch
2009 A Clockwork Apple 41
Steven Youell Top Change
2009 Weapons of Mass Deception 50
Bernard Bilis, Tyler Wilson Bilis Switch Handling one of two
2010 Reinventing the Real 66
Tyler Wilson Top Change Credits
2010 Reinventing the Real 71
Roberto Giobbi Cover for the Top Change cough
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Mar 30) 100
Fred Kaps Fred Kaps's Birthday handling for so-called Hofzinser Top Change
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue June 8) 170
Roberto Giobbi Ten Professional Tips on different things
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Dec 11) 369
David Williamson Mi visión sober El Enfile on the Top Change
Related to 2010 El Manuscrito (Vol. 3 No. 12) 339
Patrick Page The Top Change Top-Bottom Change
2011 Magic Page by Page 66
Unknown Top Change
2013 The Magic of Steven Hamilton 66
Bernard Bilis Bilis Switch
2014 The EH Team 7
Unknown The Top Change
2014 Classic Fantastic 41
Guy Hollingworth Top Change commentary
2015 Renovations 5
Helder Guimarães Top Change Handling
2015 Quarterly (Issue 2 (Spring 2015)) 45
Juan Tamariz Repeat Top Change against second-from-top card
Related to 2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue June 21) 179
Roberto Giobbi The Top Change
2016 Standup Card Magic 84
Roberto Giobbi, Dai Vernon The Classic Top Change
  • The Top Change from End Grip (credit information)
  • The Cross Top Change (Vernon)
  • Concluding Remarks
2016 Standup Card Magic 96
Benjamin Earl Top Change Practice
2017 Neo-Movement 10
"Magic" Christian Stelzel A Sleight History on the top change, glide and related switches
2017 The Top Change 3
"Magic" Christian Stelzel The General Concept of the top change
2017 The Top Change 17
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Top Change
2017 The Top Change 25
"Magic" Christian Stelzel, Martin A. Nash Variation of the Marlo Change
Inspired byRelated to 2017 The Top Change 52
Bernard Bilis, "Magic" Christian Stelzel Bernard Bilis's Top Change of One of Two Cards
Inspired by
  • Notes de Conference (1984, p. 32)
Variations
2017 The Top Change 57
"Magic" Christian Stelzel Top Change with the Second Card from the Top of the Deck
Related to 2017 The Top Change 65
"Magic" Christian Stelzel Top Change with the Third Card from the Top of the Deck... and Further
Related to 2017 The Top Change 69
"Magic" Christian Stelzel To Change Two Cards, One after the Other, with the Top Two Cards of the Deck
Inspired by 2017 The Top Change 75
"Magic" Christian Stelzel Bottom- and Top-Change Combinations
2017 The Top Change 118
"Magic" Christian Stelzel To Change Each of the Four Aces with the Top Card of the Deck: A Solution to the Hofzinser Ace Problem
2017 The Top Change 122
"Magic" Christian Stelzel The Face-Up Top Change faces towards performer
2017 The Top Change 127
"Magic" Christian Stelzel Face-Up Top Change with the Face of the Deck in View
2017 The Top Change 130
Denis Behr, "Magic" Christian Stelzel The Literature many references
2017 The Top Change 163
Johnny Thompson Finessed Hofzinser Snap Change
Inspired by 2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 69
Charlie Miller Vertical Snap Change
Inspired by 2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 80
Johnny Thompson, Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser, Harry Riser Stage Top Change
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 152
Daniel Garcia Perpendicular Top Change done slowly
2018 Something More 12
Tatanka Tan Tabled Control kind of a tabled top change
2019 The Neat Review (Issue 2 - New York City 2019) 88
Benjamin Earl Top Change Vanish using top-change dynamics to affect a visual vanish in the off-beat
2019 The Shift #2 26
Cy Endfield "Hofzinser" Top Change
2020 Resigned to Miracles 47