136 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Transposition / Two Cards / Two Card Transposition from Packet to Packet
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
T. Nelson Downs Transposition Extraordinary No. 2, deck separated in red and black, card from red half put in black half, it is predicted and transposes with another red card, halves rubber banded
1920 Ten New Sleight of Hand Card Tricks 5
T. Page Wright Unknown Leaper variation card at thought-of position transposes with card in other half
Inspired by 1933 Page Wright's Notebook 11
Vincent Lynch "What the H___!?" two decks with different backs, Ace of Spades change places multiple times
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 23) 145
Unknown Ace Transposition odd-backed in packets, sticky cards
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 111
Unknown Transposition Extraordinary between 2 odd-backed decks, red-blue double backer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 119
Theodore Annemann Restless Cards two rubber banded piles with different backs, selections transpose, see also page 210 for comment
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 31) 202
Martin Gardner Power! selection turns over, then transposes with duplicate from odd-backed deck
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 41) 280
John J. Crimmins Jr. Meta-Stasis two selected cards, duplicate
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 59) 427
Eddie Joseph Peculiar Passage two roughed red/blue menetekel decks, thought of or chosen card(s) transposes between red and blue decks, four methods
1942 Greater Card Tricks 73
Jean Hugard Tickets for Two two decks, two selections change places
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 82) 335
Clayton Rawson 3: Stream-Lined Hypnotism duplicate
Also published here 1946 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 100) 405
Werner "Walt Nelson" Nussbaumer Rot-Blau selection transposes with same card in second deck
1946 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 8 No. 2) 5
John A. M. Howie Ambitious Transpo
Variations 1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 204) 816
Purvis W. Miller Both Ways two cards transpose twice and eventually travel to performer's pocket
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 223) 891
George Blake Interchange
Inspired by 1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 224) 896
Edward Marlo, Stewart James Pockethereal Minus Pockets two cards thought of, they transpose from packet to packet, two methods
Inspired byVariations 1953 The Cardician 98
Howard A. Adams Trilemma three phase routine
  • two mentally selected cards change places
  • two mentally selected cards end up in performer's pocket
  • five mentally selected cards are found
Variations 1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 280) 1118
Vern Schoneck Crazy Mixed Up Cards! spectator's and performer's thought of card change places in the two halves of the deck and are found reversed
1954 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 300) 1200
Clayton Rawson 3. Stream-Lined Hypnotism duplicate
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 154
Jim Luzzi The Helpful Joker two cards transpose in packets, story presentation
1957 26 Originals 11
Dai Vernon Thought Transposed two sets of four Aces with different backs, thought of Ace transposes
Variations 1960 More Inner Secrets of Card Magic 16
Charlie Miller Red and Black Packets selected cards from red half and black half transpose
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 56
Dai Vernon Novel Card Transposition card on table with card at chosen number in deck
1962 Early Vernon 47
Edward Marlo The Tilted Transposition "Twelfth Effect", two cards placed reversed into two halves transpose
1962 Tilt! 20
Edward Marlo The Criss Cross Transposition "Thirteenth Effect", more complex version of previous transposition
1962 Tilt! 21
J. W. Sarles, Karl Fulves Remember Me to Hecuba red-backed card signed on back by spectator in red deck, blue-backed duplicate by magician, they transpose from underneath table to deck wrapped in handkerchief
Mar. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 5) 26
Robert (Bob) Hess Immovable Object deck in two packets, top cards shown and exchanged, on one packet it remains the same card, repeated several times
Sep. 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 11) 359
Ron Ferris Kavorting Kings red and blue backed kings, named kings transpose
1971 Expert Card Chicanery 21
Sam Leo Horowitz Put-Back Move one card exchanged while two four-of-a-kinds are displayed and separated
Autumn 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio) 456
Karl Fulves Jumping Joker repeat transposition of Joker with named card, stripper deck
1973 Riffle Shuffle Technique — Preliminary Notes on Part Two 73
Edward Marlo Signo-Transpo front and back signed card jumps from packet to packet, rough-smooth
Variations 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 55
Jerry K. Hartman Near Mix spectator selects card from red packet and another spectator selects card from black packet, selections swap packets
1974 Super Dupes 49
Martin A. Nash Turncoat two cards from two different decks, see p. 444 for additional crediting
1975 Ever So Sleightly 105
Harry Lorayne The Fascinating Travelers two thought-of cards in two packets transpose
1975 Afterthoughts 99
Peter Kane Divination, Discovery, Departure cards from one deck are found in another and change into original selections
Related toVariations 1975 A Further Card Session with Peter Kane 22
Karl Fulves Mixed Doubles red-backed and blue-backed aces, aces transpose from those packets
Related to
  • notes on p. 312
1976 Epilogue (Issue Special No 5) 309
Paul Harris The Phantom transpo of chosen card in one packet with unknown phantom card
Variations 1976 The Magic of Paul Harris 23
Jerry Andrus A Double Barreled Bandit two selection transpose to other half, with rubber bands
1976 Andrus Card Control 61
Jerry Andrus Wind Up two selection transpose to other half, with rubber bands
1976 Andrus Card Control 62
Nick Trost Transposed Aces with Repeat Four blue backed Aces and four red backed Aces on table, named Aced transposes between the two packets, twice
1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part One 21
Edward Marlo, Jon Racherbaumer Signo-Transpo front and back signed card jumps from packet to packet, rough-smooth
Inspired by 1976 Lecture Notes 1 29
Ken Krenzel The Impromptu Zig Zag two isolated packets
1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 105
Herb Zarrow Zigs & Zags based on George Kaplan's "Zig-Zag" (Hugard's Magic Monthly)
May 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 5) 53
Jon Racherbaumer Zippy Zig-zag
Jan. 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 1) 147
Karl Fulves Moving Target AS in one packet transposes with card in other packet
1978 Transpo Trix 11
Karl Fulves Compared To What four reds and four blacks, two chosen cards transpose
1978 Transpo Trix 46
Karl Fulves Kaleidoscope Ace through Four of Hearts removed from two different decks, performer reverses a card in each pile, they're named values and have transposed backs, optional transformation kicker
1978 Transpo Trix 50
Karl Fulves Thirty Eight transposition of two cards from red packet to black packet
1978 Transpo Trix 54
Karl Fulves Snark Hunt Aces and Jacks removed, named ones turn over and transpose, posed as problem, see reference for method clue
Related toVariations 1978 Transpo Trix 80
Roy Walton Travling Man two sets of Kings from different decks, named one transposes
Inspired by 1978 The Spread Half-Pass 25
Hiram Strait Color Concept two decks, signed cards transpose one from each deck
May 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 5) 198
Howard Schwarzman Night Riser black Aces on table, half deck on each, they rise to top of other packet, red Aces on bottom
  • Notes By Karl Fulves
Inspired byVariations 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 16) 1224
Karl Fulves Snark Hunt clue to the method
Related to 1979 Interlocutor (Issue 35) 137
Edward Marlo Double Reverse and Transposition two cards in two halves reverse and transpose, see also page 83 for alternative handlings
1980 Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 78
Barry Govan J-A-W-S "Joker And Wallet Solution", four Aces transpose with joker in wallet one by one
Dec. 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 12) 423
Jon Racherbaumer Clean-Cut Finger Sandwiches cards between 2 sandwiches transpose, two methods
1980 Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant) 74
Andrew Galloway, John A. M. Howie A Trick For Jack Avis two selection in two packets change places and end up on top of the other packet
1980 Diverting Card Magic 15
Roy Walton Border Crossing two cards in two decks transpose
Inspired by 1980 The Chronicles (Issue 28) 1335
Karl Fulves Playback Poker two cards from two poker hands turn over and change places
1981 Milennium Aces 88
Ken Simmons Direct Transposition top cards of two packets
Inspired by 1981 Cards — With a Different Touch 28
Karl Fulves Twogether two eleven-card packets with Ace through Jack from two decks are dealt, predicted value matches in position and backs transpose
1981 The Chronicles (Issue 29) 1352
Harry Lorayne A Card To Remember convoluted handling
1982 Best of Friends 115
Edward Marlo Zig-Zag two methods
1982 Best of Friends 166
Philip T. Goldstein Double-Bluff two cards transpose from deck to deck (different back colors) two times
1982 Best of Friends 187
Roxy Transposition '71 two cards in two decks with different backs transpose
Aug. 1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 5) 1036
Christian Scherer Die Heimkehrer two quartets, two cards are exchanged and then there are quartets again, with two times four duplicates of same card
1982 Card News '82 45
Christian Scherer Die fliegende Karte card is exchanged with one of a quartet, two cards transpose
1982 Card News '82 52
Larry Jennings, Jim Patton Your Best Suit Ace through Ten packet, chosen card turns over and transposes with joker put in breast pocket, a bit similar to DCD
Variations 1983 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 2 60
Gene Maze Sympathetic Fans two cards chosen in two decks match and transpose
1983 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 2 73
Karl Fulves, Dr. Jacob Daley Strip Shuffle Notes three cards on a Three, five cards on a Five, all on top of deck
1984 Riffle Shuffle Technique — Part Three 113
Jerry K. Hartman A Suit With A Future joker transposes with selected value in straight, effect similar to DCD
Inspired by 1984 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 3 118
Stephen Tucker Doppelganger Four red cards transpose with four black cards. Selection (actually amongst the black cards) transposes with a red card in the red packet
1984 The Card-Mad-gic of Stephen Tucker 12
Edward Marlo Not Disappointing aces transpose
1985 Formula One Close-Up 76
Larry Jennings The Observation Test
1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 126
Jerry Sadowitz Discrepancy Transposition: 1
1987 Inspirations 4
Karl Fulves Dial A Card four cards, spectator choses one that is turned over, packet placed aside, another four-card packet taken, the very same card is turned over in this one and the reversed card in spectator's packet has changed into another one
1987 Secret Session — Part Two 43
Edward Marlo The Choice Transposition selection transposes with chosen Ace, repeat, Olram Subtlety application
  • An Impromptu Method
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 191
George G. Kaplan Zickzack spectator remembers a card at a thought-of number from one to ten in one half, performer does same in other half, the cards transpose, ten duplicates or impromptu
  • Vorführung mit normalem Spiel
Also published here
  • Zig-Zag, Hugard's Magic Monthly
Apr. 1988 Intermagic (Vol. 13 No. 4) 177
Brother John Hamman Seeing with the Fingertips
1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 155
Justin Higham Switcheroo two cards transpose from packet to packet, then both cards travel from packet to deck
1990 Inside Out (Issue Special No. 1) 8
Alex Elmsley Mixed Marriages two royal flushes from two decks, they magically arrange in same order and one selected value transposes
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 58
Bert Fenn Pockethereal, Minus Pockets notes
Inspired by 1992 The Olram File (Issue 12) 2
Jon Racherbaumer Clarified Packethereal two cards transpose from pocket to pocket, duplicate
Inspired by 1992 The Olram File (Issue 12) 3
Edward Marlo Visibly, Invisibly two halves, two selections placed in them, they transpose to top of other halves
1993 The Olram File (Issue 16) 12
Larry Jennings オブザベーションインカラー (Observation in Color)
1993 Larry Jennings's Card Technique 150
Bob King Over-Kill? spectator cuts off pile and remembers card at this position, selection transposes with card in another deck
Related to 1993 The Breather 2 13
Karl Fulves Freeze Frame credit information
Related to 1993 Verbatim (Issue 9) 102
Karl Fulves Freeze Frame two decks, performer signs one in his deck and spectator in his, decks exchanged but each still has his signed card in the deck
Related to 1994 Rigmarole (Issue 9) 103
Roger Crosthwaite Follow Up card peeked in red half travels to black half
1994 Roger's Thesaurus 165
Darwin Ortiz The Unholy Three cards from one deck are found in another and change into original selections
Inspired by 1995 Cardshark 39
Tom Gagnon Off Color Prediction two decks, spectator and performer select the same card, then they change places in decks
1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 55) 1033
Marvin Leventhal Bizarre Transposition card found in different colored deck, Bizarre Twist variation
Inspired by 1995 The Minotaur (Vol. 7 No. 3) 3
Edward Marlo Red-Black Transpo two Aces transpose from red and black packets
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Mar. 1979
1995 M.I.N.T. — Volume II 397
Jack Birnman The Dyslexic Psychic entertaining presentation
1996 The Looking Glass (Issue 1) 1
Peter Duffie Hopover thought of card from red pack transpose with thought of card from black packet
Inspired by
  • "The PallaD Principle" (Peter Duffie, Cards in Principle)
1996 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 62) 1213
Bob Driebeek Aenigmas Vollkommenes Wunder signed card from blue deck transposes with same card from red deck
Also published here
  • Bob Driebeek's "The Perfect Miracle" in "The Gen" July, 1958. P. 77.
1996 Aenigmas Rätsel 71
Bob Driebeek Aenigmas Vollkommen(er)es Wunder signed card from blue deck transposes with same card from red deck, variation
1996 Aenigmas Rätsel 84
Peter Duffie Metathesis packet with red cards and with black cards, two thought-of (mathematical procedure) cards transpose
Inspired by
  • "The PallaD Principle" (Peter Duffie, Cards in Principle)
1996 Method in Effect 8
Peter Duffie Color Blind Red card selected from red half, black card selected from black half. Inserted in opposite color group, and then they transpose back to original halves, reversing themselves in the process
1997 Effortless Card Magic 34
Bill Simon, Roberto Giobbi Rise and Switch Double Rise plus transpo
Inspired by 1998 Card College — Volume 3 590
Tom Gagnon Red & Blue Double-Leaper with the Versatile Spread Control, deck with half red and half blue cards, red selection travels to blue part and vice versa
Also published here 1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 67) 1375
R. Paul Wilson Thinking it Over two methods
Also published here 2001 Crash Course in Brain Surgery 2
Karl Fulves Stranger #1
Stranger #2
Stranger #3
two straights/suits, value named, card moved from packet to packet and then some sort of coincidence or transposition occurs, posed as a problem
Related to 2001 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 5) 153
Karl Fulves The Stranger #4 "Problems"
two straights/suits, value named, card moved from packet to packet and then some sort of coincidence or transposition occurs, posed as a problem
Related toVariations 2001 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 6) 210
R. Paul Wilson Thinking it Over two methods
Also published here 2002 Constant Fooling 1 32
Matthew Field The Stranger #4 Solution two straights/suits, value named, card moved from packet to packet and then some sort of coincidence or transposition occurs
Inspired by 2002 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 238
Karl Fulves After Jack "Problems"
half deck vor spectator and performer, a card is chosen and exchanged, they transpose back and are reversed, posed as problem
Inspired by
  • Jack Vosbourgh two-deck effect
2002 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 257
Karl Fulves Eight Speed two-packet version of Ace problem
2003 Off The Books (Issue 9) 176
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson 25 Faces North + 1 South a red and a black card chosen, reds and black separated, two cards stopped at in both halves, they're the selection but in odd-colored half
  • Simplified Version
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 6
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Between 2 Worlds two cards chosen from two decks transpose
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 8
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Traveling Queen four red red-backed spot cards, four black blue-backed cards and Queen of Spades, transposition
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 50
Michel Huot Don't Follow the Leader reds and blacks separated, one of each color chosen and returned, two cards turn over, they are the transposed selections
2003 Seven By Michel Huot 19
David Acer Separation Anxiety Magician/spectator each select a card from half the deck, the cards transpose.
2004 Random Acts of Magic 53
Dave Campbell Coincidental Transposition card chosen and reversed in red-backed deck, blue-backed deck spread, it has the same card reversed, they transpose
Also published here
  • The Gen, Vol. 3 No. 9, Jan. 1968
2004 The Dave Campbell Legacy 95
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Name a Number, Any Number two cards chosen in incomplete riffle shuffle condition, one from red half one from black, appear at chosen numbers in transposed packets
Inspired by 2004 Diamonds from Coal 6
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Chroma Zone Transpo two signed cards from two decks transpose
2004 Diamonds from Coal 34
Karl Fulves The Rank And File chosen red card ends up in black packet and vice versa
  • Memory 101
2007 Word Play 38
Karl Fulves Moment's Notice
2007 Word Play 60
Jack Parker Cross Eyed Surprise Red and black Ace transposes when sandwiched between Queens, finally two Aces switch places with four Queens
2007 52 Memories 30
Jack Parker Oddservation Spectator and magician each holds four random cards, they exchange cards, but they transpose back. Magician is left holding only those two cards, while spectator is holding four Aces
Variations 2007 52 Memories 107
Jack Parker Detour (Oddservation Redux) Variation of Oddservation, ends with Royal Flush
Inspired by 2007 52 Memories 110
Jack Parker Twisted Inversion Two selections transpose between two packets of four cards
Inspired by 2007 52 Memories 114
Christoph Borer Double Transposition red and blue deck, two selection interchange in decks
2007 Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 24
Karl Fulves Nonconformist deck separated by colors, two cards openly exchanged, medium removes two cards, one from each half, the red card suddenly comes from original color again
2008 Prolix (Issue 5) 298
Karl Fulves 2Crds2Dcks two cards chosen from red deck, blue deck spread and same two cards are reversed, both transpose and have the back color from the other deck
Related to 2008 Prolix (Issue 5) 330
Boris Wild Man in the Mirror card reversed in red-backed deck, it matches card in blue deck, then the cards are shown to have transposed
Mar. 2008 Genii (Vol. 71 No. 3) 21
Karl Fulves Crossfire spectator names card from half the deck and a number, performer as well from other half, when counted to, the other cards shows up at the numbers
2010 Prolix (Issue 8) 513
Román García Viaje 2x1 two deck decks, named card is card with different colored back, in each deck
2010 Nanomagias 161
Karl Fulves Triptych two cards chosen, two piles dealt and performer reads out loud all the cards, spectators name the piles with their selections, performer divines cards, they transpose into other pile and are only odd-backed ones
Inspired byRelated to 2011 Prolix (Issue 9) 603
Tom Gagnon Red & Blue Double Leaper with the Versatile Spread Control, deck with half red and half blue cards, red selection travels to blue part and vice versa
Also published here 2011 Avant-Cards 44
Karl Fulves Bandido blue-backed card signed on back and pushed in rubber banded deck, card jumps out of banded red deck, blue deck spread, it is in new deck order with red-backed selection at position
2012 Prolix (Issue 10) 675
Tom Gagnon Invisible Fingertip Transpo Jacks placed aside, named Jack transposes with selection which is reversed in center of deck
2013 Too Hot for the Devil 24
Asi Wind Echo two decks, card chosen and reversed, same card turns over in other deck, they transpose
Related to 2018 Repertoire 149
Harapan Ong Twisted Choices Kings and Aces, twisting effect with one packet, chosen suit transposes between packets
2018 Principia 238
Tom Gagnon Devilish Transposition thought-of cards from performer and spectator from two decks transpose, using Devilish Switch
2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 411
Larry Jennings Diamond Cut, Plus Jokers Ace through Ten packet, chosen card turns over and transposes with joker put in breast pocket
Inspired by 2020 Mr. Jennings Takes It Easy 535