141 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Transposition / Two Cards / Two Card Transpo with Delays or Revelations
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Coeur-Mariage (Erste Ausführung) two cards in center come to top and bottom, then three cards transpose around with guessing game presentation
VariationsAlso published here 1910 Kartenkünste 125
Unknown Outwitting the Conjurer two selection put in two envelopes, apparently wrong cards are put in because spectator switches card behind performer's back, sucker
Also published here 1911 Later Magic 595
Unknown Outwitting the Conjurer two selection put in two envelopes, apparently wrong cards are put in because spectator switches card behind performer's back, sucker
Also published here 1911 Magical Titbits 47
Unknown Up His Sleeve card in sleeve appears on pack, in sleeve is now selection
Variations 1933 Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 89
T. Page Wright Transformer card without duplicates unknown card in pocket, Ace of Spades changes into selection, pocketed card is Ace of Spades
1933 Page Wright's Notebook 11
Russell T. Wise The Card That Isn't! wrong tabled card shows up again, see also Fechter's "I've Got A Surprise For You!"
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 6) 23
U. F. Grant Hat and Card Change card is in hat, other card vanishes, card in hat is that card, original card in hat is in deck, double facer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 130
Orville Wayne Meyer Voices in the Night or "A Travelling Salesman vs. A Farmer's Daughter"
possible with jumbo cards, story presentation
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 53) 380
Hal Haber Perambulating Pasteboards indifferent card placed under spectator's foot, another on his hand, previous selection now under foot and foot-card on hand, other card in pocket
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 19
James G. Thompson Jr. The Passing of Sherlock Holmes medium out of room, then returns to divine type of murder and a playing card transposes with the Ace of Spades (Death Card)
Also published here 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 103) 621
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue No It Isn't see also Fechter's "I've Got a Surprise for You!"
1942 Prepared Cards and Accessories 5
James G. Thompson Jr. Shades of Sherlock Holmes! medium out of room, then returns to divine type of murder and a playing card transposes with the Ace of Spades (Death Card)
Also published here 1944 Practical Mental Effects 136
Jack Gould Cavorting Cards selection under hand changes to random card, selection found reversed in the deck
1952 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1952) 8
Edward Marlo A Multiple Effect... selection
1954 Miracle Card Changes 17
Brother John Hamman The Hand is Quicker than the Eye transposition as surprise
1958 The Card Magic of Bro. John Hamman S. M. 10
Brother John Hamman The Blushing Bride with transformation of one of the cards
1958 The Card Magic of Bro. John Hamman S. M. 14
Brother John Hamman The Magician's Reprieve two card transposition in which one of the cards (Ten of Hearts) splits into two (SIx and Four of Hearts)
1958 The Card Magic of Bro. John Hamman S. M. 16
Dr. H. Walter Grote Master Mental Divination spectator and performer think of a card, performer places both in a glass, he divines card of spectator, then cards change places, duplicate
Also published here 1959 More Miracles in Mentalism 21
John Benzais The Missing Ace triple transposition of sandwiched card with tabled card and selection in deck
1967 The Best of Benzais 56
Ben Christopher Negative Flight prediction under hat, card signed and sandwiched, sandwich put in hat, two cards removed, prediction says that one of removed cards is the last one in hat, and so it is
July 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 9) 269
William Zavis Up the Sleeve Again card in sleeve appears on pack, in sleeve is now selection, new handling
Inspired by 1971 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 1) 3
Dr. Jacob Daley Deuce Sandwich card sandwiched and cut in deck, top card shown, it transposes with card in sandwich which then changes back to original selection, from the Daley Notebooks
Dec. 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 2) 471
Jerry K. Hartman Transpover selection lost in middle, magician picks a different card for himself and tables it, deck is spread revealing magician’s card reversed, tabled card is now selection
1971 Odd Lifts 12
Louis Zingone Surprise Reverse card on top, another card put in center, it rises to top and other card is reversed in center, for Dai Vernon credit see p. 484
VariationsAlso published here
  • Surprise Reverse (Cigam, Walter Schwartz, 1931)
Jan. 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 3) 477
James G. Thompson Jr. Thoughts At Work selection removed from deck and checked that it's missing, yet removed card changes to indifferent card and selection is back in deck
Winter 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 6th Folio) 500
George Blake Elusive Lady two Jokers and a Queen, Joker and Queen transposes
Oct. 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 12) 568
Fred Lessor Switch Back two cards change place, one transforms into selection
1973 Epilogue (Issue 19) 178
Karl Fulves Split Second two cards from two decks (same face, different backs) change place through table
Variations Dec. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 2) 690
Gene Finnell Exchange wrong card tabled, down/under deal of packets ends with same wrong card and on table is correct one
1973 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 54
Gene Finnell The Down/Under Exchange Surprise selection placed aside, packet cut and down/under deal performed until four cards remain, top of those is selection and previously tabled card matches other three cards
1973 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 55
Karl Fulves Slip Not two cards transpose, but only one of them shown, repeat with other card, third card vanishes and turns over in rest of deck
1975 Methods with Cards — Part 1 7
Karl Fulves Fit To Print card in hand transposes with card on face of deck, transformation kicker
1975 Methods with Cards — Part 3 212
Edward Marlo, Jon Racherbaumer Back & Forth with signed stickers on backs
Inspired by 1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 110
Karl Fulves Occult Card chosen card in small packet chosen with joker, selection turns over, then transposes with joker
1976 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #6) 945
Karl Fulves (4) Ships That Pass spectator mails a card to you and you on the same day a card to him, when envelopes are opened, the cards have transposed
  • Variation A: cards are the same card
  • Variation B: full decks are mailed with one reversed card
  • Variation C: spectator mails a card to himself and it changes to another or has now performers signature
posed as problems
1976 Interlocutor (Issue 13) 49
Edward Marlo A Delayed Transposition first one of the cards turns over in deck
1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 155
Karl Fulves Redder Red two cards transform, designed as end of transposition sequence
1978 Transpo Trix 33
Greg Miller The Humble/Arrogant Card Trick stabbed indifferent card changes to selection, variation: stabbed card transposes with card above it
Aug. 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 381
Paul Harris The Jack Puzzle two jacks and 1 ace held by spectator, ace and jack transpose
1980 Close-up Fantasies — Book II 89
John F. Mendoza Acey-Deucy Improved Ace and Two of Clubs, monte theme, they transform twice, one of them changes into a dollar coin
1980 John: Verse Two 1
John F. Mendoza Bendix Bombshell Routine transposition and card to wallet combo
Variations 1980 John: Verse Two 88
Dr. H. Walter Grote The Master Mental Divination spectator and performer think of a card, performer places both in a glass, he divines card of spectator, then cards change places, duplicate
Also published here 1980 Cards in Cabaret 26
Ken Simmons Penetrating Transposition one selection reversed in deck, other selection penetrates within aces within packet of four aces, then the cards transpose
1981 Close-Up With Cards 44
Tom Craven Double-Crosser sucker situation with obvious second deal
Sep. 1982 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 9) 683
Stephen Tucker All Heart Diamond Cut Diamond effect with an extra two card transposition (two selections)
Inspired by 1984 The Card-Mad-gic of Stephen Tucker 26
Larry West It Would Have Been One Hell of a Trick deck shown blank, card named, two blank cards taken, they transpose and are shown to be printed
1984 (ca.) Magic of my Friends 4
Russell T. Barnhart My Best Trick card on table not shown during transposition, changes into previous selection
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 208
Eric DeCamps The Hand is Quicker Than the Eye signed card lost, another signed card put on spectator's hand, a card appears in the hands, it is the second card and spectator hold first hand
1985 The Magic of Eric DeCamps 14
Ben Harris Transit Thought Card that has been palmed "invisibly" transposes with physical card under spectator's hand, turns out to be mentally selected card
1986 Killer Klose-Up 36
Ben Harris Outflashed Jack Card placed in between Jacks changes places with another card visually
1986 Killer Klose-Up 57
Karrell Fox "Karrell's Klever Kard Kase" joker in case transposes with selection
1986 For My Next Trick... 54
John C. Wagner, Jim Ryan Transpojuxtaposition two cards are found but placed in front of wrong spectator, transposition
Inspired by 1987 The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 145
Jay Sankey, Richard Sanders The Switch-Places Aces a red Ace and a black Ace transpose multiple times, then both change into previous selections
1987 When Creators Collide... 13
Gordon Bruce Remember to Forget two cards chosen by one spectator, first one found and placed aside, same card found again and tabled card is now second selection
Also published here Nov. 1987 Opus (Vol. 1 No. 3) 13
Ben Harris Under Your Finger! selection made, Ace to Three removed, Ace placed under spectator's finger, it transposes with Two and Three (without ever showing card under finger), card under finger turns out to be selection
1988 Off the Wall 100
Sam Leo Horowitz Jack Back strange effect
1989 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 3 xxxi
Dr. Jacob Daley Select Transposition one card changes to selection
1989 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 3 185
Bruce Cervon The Transposing Ace four Aces, named suit put on top, it changes into selection, Ace reappears from pocket
1989 The Black & White Trick 65
Michael Powers The AT&T Trick "ambitious-twist-transpo"
Ace to Four set aside, ambitious sequence with selection which is left outjogged, twisting routine, last card transposes with outjogged selection
1990 Top Secret Stuff 13
Karl Fulves Triumphant with transposition finale
Inspired by 1991 28 Card Tricks 39
Ken Simmons Banded Transposition card pocketed, another card found via A-Band-Ment, it's pocketed card and selection is in pocket, seven methods
1991 Banded Deck Effects 17
Gordon Bruce Remember to Forget two cards chosen by one spectator, first one found and placed aside, same card found again and tabled card is now second selection
Also published here 1991 Opus (Vol. 3 No. Opus Selection) 3
Karl Fulves Trans-No-Transpo of two cards only one transposes, paradox, half-transposition
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 4) 37
Justin Higham The Lambada Card Trick transposition, then one of the cards changes into selection
1993 Expansions 20
Karl Fulves Open Ended with transposition angle
Inspired by 1994 Crooked Tales 119
Alexander de Cova Triple Transposition two card transposition with one card in wallet, repeat, then card becomes bill, in wallet are matches and in matchbox the folded card
Inspired by 1994 Secrets No. 1 53
Sven Maro Rise and Swap
1995 Card College — Volume 1 132
Karl Fulves Transposition Problem glasses drawn on giant King of Hearts and given to man with glasses, same with moustache and Jack of Diamonds, the giant cards transpose and the two people holding them as well, posed as problem
1995 The Fine Print (Issue 2) 24
Edward Marlo Triple Transposition with three cards, using bottom deal exchange
1995 M.I.N.T. — Volume II 196
Bob King My Card - Your Card using third deal, for magiciany
Nov. 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 11) 2717
Unknown Transposition Extraordinary spectator remembers a card and its position, it transposes with card on table
Inspired by 1996 Card College — Volume 2 350
Dr. Jacob Daley Trance-Position presentation about what to do when a card is not found
1996 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 18
James Swain Perfect Triumph ambitious card with joker, joker put in breast pocket, Triumph with all cards face-down, when spread face-up the deck is in new deck order with joker reversed and selection in breast pocket
Related to 1996 Miracles with Cards 41
Karl Fulves Mirror Box card box with mirrors on all sides, JS inside, Joker outside, suddenly JS outside and previous selection inside
1997 The Vampire Papers 99
Peter Duffie, Tom Sellers Leaping Tom Two card transposition with weird counting/dealing sequence
Variations 1997 Effortless Card Magic 78
Peter Duffie Mystic Seven Seven cards dealt down to find first selection face up. Seven cards dealt again, but find first selection again, the previous selection is now the second selection
Inspired by 1997 Effortless Card Magic 93
Simon Lovell Fingered Number Three wrong card under spectator's finger, same card shows up reversed in deck and selection is now under finger
Inspired byRelated to 1997 Simon Says! 22
Joshua Jay, Chad Long Written Favorite Two card transposition between magician and spectator's favorite card, and "Your Favorite Card" magically appears on the back of spectator's card (initial sequence inspired by Chad Long)
VariationsAlso published here 1998 A Teen's Routines 28
Roy Walton The Invisible Palm performer's card is found at former position of spectator's card, selection ends up in pocket
1998 Come A Little Closer 79
James Swain Icebreaker selection
1999 21st Century Card Magic 17
Joshua Jay Behind The Scenes Transposition Presentation for two card transposition
1999 Magic Atlas 73
Joshua Jay Written Favorite Transposition between performer and spectator's named favourite cards - then "Your Favourite Card" words appear on the back on spectator's card
Also published here 1999 Magic Atlas 89
David Regal Mental Transpo Ace of Spades "tells" magician what the selection is, then transposes with the selection, whisperer
1999 Close-Up & Personal 63
John Scarne A Remote Second Ace of Clubs on left side, small chosen number of card put in center, unknown card on right, Ace put in packet, vanishes, is shown on right
Variations 1999 Underworld (Issue 10) 127
Karl Fulves Bounce Back card chosen, next selection named before it is made, actually same card is chosen and they transpose
Inspired by 1999 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 1) 10
James G. Thompson Jr. Doppelverwandlung card in spectator's hand transposes with another card, spectator holds selection at the end
1999 Intermagic (Vol. 23 No. 3) 105
Simon Lovell Two Cards and a Glass wrong card becomes right card under glass, John Scarne glass staging
  • Fingered Two-and-a-Half (without table)
Also published here
  • "Fingered Number Two" (Simon Lovell, "Club 71" and "The Magic Menu")
2000 Son of Simon Says! 27
Michael Skinner Skinner's Time Trick Finesse
Inspired by
  • "The Time Machine" (Steve Freeman, Genii, Vol. 34 No. 7, 1981)
Also published here
Nov. 2000 Genii (Vol. 63 No. 11) 25
Karl Fulves X Finds X card marked on back lost, another card marked on back is stabbed in deck next to itself, it transposed with other card
2001 The Magic Thrust 18
Karl Fulves Stabbed By Memory two cards next to stabbed in joker remembered, one found by stabbing, joker put in wallet, then is back in deck next to other selection and in wallet is first selection
2001 The Magic Thrust 29
Karl Fulves O. Henry Tale card chosen, Ace of Spades pushed face-down in face-up deck where spectator wants, it turns out that the card changes into selection and found the Ace of Spades instead, two methods:
  • SameBothSolution (SBS Ace)
  • Impromptu Method
Inspired byRelated to 2001 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 6) 206
Steve Beam The Two-Timing Two-Faced One-Handed Gloviczki card pops out from fan, it is the second selection, same card pops out and first card has changed into the other selection
2001 Hand-Picked Card Tricks 23
Paul Cummins A La Tullock with two selection, worker
2002 FASDIU II 14
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Married Hearts #1 two cards in center come to top and bottom, then three cards transpose around with guessing game presentation
Also published here 2002 Hofzinser's Card Tricks 102
Dan Buck, Dave Buck Tivo Transpo out-jogged face-down card with face-up card over deck
Oct. 2003 Genii (Vol. 66 No. 10) 68
Karl Fulves Cut & Cancel weird, card placed on table shows up in deck after two-packet back-and-forth cut deeper force and tabled card becomes prediction
2004 When Psychics Play Poker 45
David Acer Switchback Two decks, card selected in red deck transposes with blue card in blue deck. Then, both decks transpose.
2004 Random Acts of Magic 156
Simon Lovell, David Acer Twice Removed Two magicians get two spectators to select cards, they each find the wrong card, turns out that the cards have transposed.
Variations 2004 Random Acts of Magic 180
Dave Campbell Surprise Surprise Sandwich two cards sandwiched and cut into deck, one sandwich travels into pocket and the sandwiched cards transpose
2004 The Dave Campbell Legacy 79
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Unexpected Findings two selection, first found, then first found again and original card is second selection
2004 Diamonds from Coal 21
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson A Fair Deal spectator stops dealing at wrong card which is set aside, then same card shows up reversed in deck and card placed aside is now selection
2004 Diamonds from Coal 54
Tyler Wilson Sloppy Thirty Seconds inversion, then card changes with face-up card on floor
Also published here 2005 Twisting To The Acers 26
Tyler Wilson Sloppy Thirty Seconds inversion, then card changes with face-up card on floor
Also published here 2005 Just be Glad my Name isn't Greg 21
Arthur Trace In Between First selection appears between two black Aces, and tabled. Second card appears between the Aces, but turns out to be first selection, card on table is now second selection
Inspired by
  • "Updated Rose & Crown Sandwich" (Jon Armstrong, MAGIC Magazine, Jan 2002)
2006 It's All Relative 24
Michael Powers Expert Cards to Pocket two signed cards, multiple phases, deck vanish phase, card to wallet climax with transposition
Inspired by 2006 Power Plays 33
Michael Powers Double Decker Sandwich Bluff Sandwich, selection tabled, repeat with transposition with tabled first selection, duplicate
Inspired by 2006 Power Plays 161
Tyler Wilson Slacker Spectator and magician both do a trick at the same time for two other spectators, but each performer finds selection of the other spectator
Related to 2007 The Magician's Ltd Cookbook 106
David Solomon Which Switch? transposition with selection revelation
Inspired by 2007 The Wisdom of Solomon 68
David Solomon Double Joker Sandwich Jokers sandwich selection which is then put in case, same selection is sandwiched and cased card is now second selection
Inspired by
  • "Club Sandwich" (Andrew Normansell)
2007 The Wisdom of Solomon 179
Thomas Baxter Delusional card selected and lost, two cards removed and shown, one of them is supposed to be the selection but both are actually wrong, one put under spectator's hand, the two cards transpose and card under spectator's hand changes into selection
Oct. 2007 Antinomy (Vol. 3 No. 3) 27
Justin Higham Cognitive Transposition Two cards transpose, and then the suits transpose
2008 Dexterity Manual 25
Jim Steinmeyer Hallucination "Three Tricks with The Crystal Card"
instead of a planned transposition the signature transposes from one card to another
July 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 7 Special Genii Supplement) 1
Steve Reynolds, David Michael Evans Jumping Flash Transpo Sandwiched card between two Jacks transposes with tabled card
Inspired by
  • "Jack-Flash Transpo" (Daryl Martinez & Jon Racherbaumer, At The Table, 1984)
2009 Route 52 17
Karl Fulves No Change apparently an open switch is made, but the card is still the same, pseudo switch
2009 Prolix (Issue 6) 384
R. Paul Wilson Through the Drinking Glass Ace placed under and King on top of glass à la Scarne, deck place on top of all, Ace and King found on top and bottom of deck and a previous selection under glass
Inspired by
  • "Crystal Clear Transpo" (Peter Duffie, ebook Card Secrets Unlocked, 2005)
Jan. 2009 Genii (Vol. 72 No. 1) 20
Tyler Wilson, David Acer, Simon Lovell Slacker spectator and performer each have a card selected from half deck, they find the other's cards
Inspired byRelated to 2010 Reinventing the Real 79
Roberto Giobbi, Dr. Jacob Daley Logical Trickery
Inspired by
  • Note 157 out of Jacob Daley's Notebook
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Jan 10) 14
John Rule Top Shelf combination of Ambitious Card with a transposition finale
2010 Prolix (Issue 7) 445
Karl Fulves Tick Tock card in envelope put on one side of cardboard wallet with strips, another card on the other side, the envelope only changes place when closed and opened
Related to 2010 Prolix (Issue 8) 506
Tom Stone, Henrik Holmberg Time Operator I joker placed aside, selection transforms into joker with card identity written on it, isolated joker is selection, no signature
2011 Maelstrom 154
Tom Stone Time Operator II joker placed aside, selection transforms into joker with card identity written on it, isolated joker is selection, no signature
2011 Maelstrom 158
Dan Buck, Dave Buck Case Study #2: Advertising Split card in spectator's pocket changes to advertising card with contact information
Oct. 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 10) 57
Tony Cabral Ace Up The Sleeve Ace of Spades put openly in sleeve, reappears on deck and selection is now in sleeve
Inspired by 2012 The Brown Shoes Lecture Notes 8
Simon Aronson I Already Told You transpositions between Ace of Spades, first selection and second selection
Also published here Nov. 2013 Genii (Vol. 76 No. 11) 44
Simon Aronson Switch Hit Transposition of spectator and magician's selection
2014 Art Decko 67
Simon Aronson I Already Told You Transpositions between Ace of Spades, first selection and second selection
Also published here 2014 Art Decko 93
Gabi Pareras La Carta en el Estuche random card is placed inside card box, same card appears reversed in the deck and selection inside card case
2014 7 Efectos de Cartomagia 12
Ryan Matney Without a Clue card lost, a Four is found and placed aside, four cards counted off, one changes into the Four and the card placed aside is now selection, other three cards are mates of selection
Inspired by
  • "Certainty" (Cameron Francis, Peter Duffie's Card Magic USA, ebook)
July 2016 Genii (Vol. 79 No. 7) 59
Michael Feldman Merely Impossible spectator hides card anywhere, apparent misunderstanding, another card turns out to be signed selection under impossible circumstances
Related to 2017 The Pages are Blank 23
Michael Feldman Impromptu Merely Impossible same but with Eight/Ten as duplicates, index is torn off
Related to 2017 The Pages are Blank 33
Michael Skinner Skinner's Time Trick Finesse
Inspired by
  • "The Time Machine" (Steve Freeman, Genii, Vol. 34 No. 7, 1981)
Also published here
2017 Preserving Mystery 114
Harry Lorayne Your Favorite Card quick throw-away transposition, a bit like I've Got a Surprise For You
Also published here 2018 And Finally! 35
Helder Guimarães Crossing the Mirror "Welcome to Wonderland"
signed selection outjogged in tabled half, top card of other half shown and outjogged, the cards kind of transpose à la Time Machine effect
Inspired by
  • "The Time Machine" (Steve Freeman, Genii, Vol. 34 No. 7, 1981)
2019 Secret Language — Volume 1 288
Makeo Tom Double Estimate two selections lost, first one and its position named, surprise transposition when counting to the second selection
Aug. 2019 Genii (Vol. 82 No. 8) 67
Nick Vlow DMC-12 handling for time machine, using Raise Rise
Inspired by
  • "The Time Machine" (Steve Freeman, Genii, Vol. 34 No. 7, 1981)
2020 Magic for BLM 263
Harapan Ong Indicated Transposition Two cards selected and lost. First card turns face up in the middle of the deck, and then placed aside. Magician counts down the value of the first card from its position, and finds first selection again. The card placed aside is shown to be the second selection.
2020 The Four Treasures 53
Richard Kaufman On Transpositions intro
2020 Mr. Jennings Takes It Easy 188
Larry Jennings Everyone’s Transposition card in breast pocket transposes with card that rises up through deck
2020 Mr. Jennings Takes It Easy 194
Larry Jennings Circus Transposition combo of Ambitious Card sequence and transposition of card in breast pocket with tabled card
2020 Mr. Jennings Takes It Easy 195
Roberto Giobbi Daley's Great Card Discovery
Also published here July 2021 Genii (Vol. 84 No. 7) 81
Roberto Giobbi Daley's Great Card Discovery
Inspired by
  • item 157 in Daley's Notebooks
Also published here
2021 Sharing Secrets 103