47 entries in Cards / Gaffed Cards & Decks / Cards / Slit
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Ernst Ehrhardt Die durch ein Kartenspiel wandernde Münze coin slapped onto deck that lies on top of glass, coin penetrates deck
Apr. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 4) 54
Joseph Ovette, Louis Lam A Tip on Slow Motion Card Vanish thin card stuffed in thumb tip, with other method by Louis Lam for thumb nail method
1940 Fast Ones 11
Earl Morgan Old Sour Puss Queen starts to smile
1943 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1943) 20
J.C. Whyley Elusive Lady with three cards, see p. 781 for credit information by Sid Lorraine
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 193) 770
James G. Thompson Jr. Low Bow to Don Tanner
Inspired by
  • Don Tanner's "Six Card Mental Test"
1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 358) 260
Thomas "Zampini" McKee Pentro-Rama coin and three playing cards, coin penetrates card on hand
1971 Magick (Issue 18) 88
Karl Fulves Topological Card Tricks on slits in card, credit information
1975 Methods with Cards — Part 2 104
Karl Fulves Matter Through Matter slits in cards openly shown, they pass through each other
Inspired byRelated to 1975 Methods with Cards — Part 2 105
Karl Fulves The Cage Effect visible sandwich, sandwich cards are placed perpendicular on deck, when lifted top card is between them
  • Notes On The Handling
  • Added Notes (impromptu method, paper clip addition)
Related to 1975 Methods with Cards — Part 2 117
Karl Fulves 4th Warp
  • First Method - Thru The Two (3 phase routine)
  • Second Method - Warp Get-Ready (getting into Walton's effect)
  • Concluding Notes (different objects, Busby & Walton)
1975 Methods with Cards — Part 2 122
Andrew Pargeter Card-Trek two cards pushed through "tunnel" formed by two other cards transpose, slit
Variations 1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 6) 1050
Rick Johnsson Azis uses card with torn slit
Related toAlso published here 1982 T.V. Card Rise 20
Stephen Minch The Robin Hood Caper three cards are selected and spectator throw Aces in the deck, first spectator is close to his selection, second throws card next to his selection and third pierces his selection
Related to 1982 The Robin Hood Caper 2
Karl Fulves An Early Submarine Card Trick on the the slit principle to affect penetrations in small packets
1983 Bob Ostin's New Submarine Card 3
Tom Sellers New Principle Card Trick two cards, one of top of the other, bottom card penetrates to top, third card added and cards penetrate again
Also published here
  • "21 New Card Tricks" (1936)
1983 Bob Ostin's New Submarine Card 4
Karl Fulves The Layout Problem further thoughts on Elusive Lady
Inspired byRelated to 1983 Bob Ostin's New Submarine Card 6
Karl Fulves J. C. Whyley's Elusive Lady comments and letter by Sid Lorraine
Related to 1983 Bob Ostin's New Submarine Card 7
J.C. Whyley Elusive Lady reprint from reference
Also published here 1983 Bob Ostin's New Submarine Card 8
Stephen Tucker Card-Warper off center slit
July 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 7) 1251
Bruce Cervon Cervon Monte "basic routine", three cards, visual and impossible penetrations
  • Phase I - Court card from center to top
  • Phase II - Court card from center to bottom
  • Phase III - Court card leaves center without a move
  • Phase IV - How the card moves
  • Phase V - Court card moves when it's face-up
Inspired by
  • item in "Abra"
1984 The Cervon Monte 8
Bruce Cervon Cervon Monte, Packet Version three blue-backed and 1 red-backed card
  • Phase I - Court card from center to top
  • Phase II - Court card from center to bottom
  • Phase III - Court card leaves center without a move
  • Phase IV - How the card moves
  • Phase V - Court card moves even when it has a different colored back
1984 The Cervon Monte 17
Bruce Cervon Cervon Monte, Gaffed Version
  • Phase I - Court card from center to top
  • Phase II - Court card leaves center without a move
  • Phase III - Find the Court Card Again and Again and Again
  • Phase IV - Court card moves when it's face up
1984 The Cervon Monte 28
Jan Torell Card Force slit in card
1984 Rund um den Zaubertisch 9
David Britland April - The First Effect a spot card is pushed visibly through Queen of Spades, which is examined before and after
1984 A Lady Through and Through 1
Moving Parts No. 51, four cards torn and then laid out face-up and face-down, halves that do not match suddenly match, cards interlocked with slits before tearing
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 71
Lee Freed, Jon Racherbaumer Wily Monte penetration, slit, see also "Credits and References" at end of book
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here
  • MUM, Aug. 1983
1984 At The Table 99
Larry Jennings The Close-Up Illusion three cards, one penetrates one of the the others visually, slit in card
VariationsAlso published here 1985 Lake Tahoe Card Magic 70
Paul Curry One, Two, Three one card has a slit, with clean up and credit information on the principle
Sep. 1989 Epoptica (Issue 12) 567
Harry Lorayne, Larry Jennings, J.C. Whyley Melt-Through slit-gimmick for three card penetration
Inspired by 1990 Trend Setters 104
Peter Kane The Double Dropper two coins penetrate a card into a glass, sucker shell gag
1992 One Card Wonders 12
Ellison Poland In And Out card penetrates another
Related to
  • Will Goldston's stand-up version in 1923
1994 Wonderful Routines of Magic — The Second Addendum 60
Don Banks, Jim Lambert, Steve Ehlers, Art Gross The Close-Up Billusion bill inserted between two Aces visually passes back and forth from middle to bottom, Aces change into Queens, monte theme, see "Errata" in Issue #3 (p. 31) for additional crediting info
Inspired byRelated to 1994 Labyrinth (Issue 1) 4
Angelo Carbone Out of Order four cards riveted together, center two cards exchange, examinable
  • Effect
  • What you receive
  • How it works
  • Set up
  • Performance
Related toVariations 1995 Out of Order 1
Bob King, Ted Biet, Angelo Carbone, Jon Allen, Duane Henry, Frank Chambers, Michael Mander, Nick Fitzherbert, Harry Lorayne Bonus Section various tips on preparation & performance of "Out of Order"
1995 Out of Order 8
Excelsior Card Rise No. 49, deck dropped in case and selection rises out
Also published here 1995 Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 94
Bob King Turncoat single folded card turns inside out, hand cover only
1996 Five-Star Magic 20
Karl Fulves Matter Thru Matter suggestion for vampire themed effect, see reference
Related to 1997 The Vampire Papers 98
Paul McVee Two Handed Rise torn card with slit as gimmick
Related to 1998 The Rising Card Book 13
Doug Conn Quadruple Bypass sandwich effect, center card penetrates à la Close-up Illusion, it stretches and finally shrinks
Related to 1999 Tricks of my Trade 182
Larry Jennings Close-up Illusion
Related to 1999 Tricks of my Trade 185
Karl Fulves Vampire Slayer Ace of Spades with paper clip is used to turn Four of Hearts over on table, Four of Hearts now is duplicate Ace of Spades with another clip on, with alternate gaff
2000 Lost Vampire Secrets 169
Karl Fulves Night Flight cardboard piece rides along as spread is flipped over on table, in center selection rises out sideways, for credit information see p. 139B
Related to 2000 Lost Vampire Secrets 194
David Regal Heading North slit in one card
2002 Constant Fooling 2 40
Larry Jennings Prelude lengthwise folded bill penetrates lengthwise folded card, prelude for Card Warp
2005 Prelude 1
Denis Behr Oil & Water Finale cards separate even though they are pinned together with brass fastener, gaffed
Inspired by 2007 Handcrafted Card Magic 76
Román García La Carta Escupida torn corner travels between Jokers on the table, then card visibly is restored
2010 Nanomagias 15
Larry Jennings The Close-Up Illusion three cards, one penetrates one of the the others visually, slit in card, credit information
Also published here 2020 Mr. Jennings Takes It Easy 488