170 entries in Business Cards
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Theodore Annemann The Card Unharmed business card in envelope is cut but unharmed, see page 172 for improvement by Monty Crowe The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 11) 56
Edward Victor "Visiting" - An Impromptu Effect with Four Borrowed Visiting Cards borrowed business cards travel together, covered with envelopes, matrix Magic of the Hands 108
Sid Lorraine Magical Business Card quick transformation effect as card is given out The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 63) 444
Ellis Stanyon Personalities In Flight four business cards borrowed and placed on handkerchief corners, penetration underneath cover one by one The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 69) 474
Tom Sellers An Old Trick Simplified three spectator select a color disc and an amount of business cards, all is divined Scots Magic 20
Tom Bowyer "My Card, Sir!" double blank card changes into business card The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 131) 752
Verne Chesbro, James G. Thompson Jr. Popper Upper match on business card covered by matchbook, penetrates it twice, match vanishes in the endRelated toVariations The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 43) 176
Theodore Annemann The Card Unharmed business card in envelope is cut but unharmed Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 21
Steve Eskow The Card Slates business card with prediction appears between two playing cards The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 76) 309
Tom Fitzgerald Calling Card torn and restores business card, card is from spectator The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 87) 353
Larry Arcuri Your Card business card rises out of cased deck, gag presentation "I will find your card" Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3, No. 5) 158
C. L. Boarde Vest Pocket Seance seance program with a stack of business cards, coin appears, living and dead test, writing appears The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 110) 441
Unknown A Capitol Problem three business cards and an envelope, hole in card for glimpse The Fine Art of Magic 204
Bob Somerfeld Dead Letters on business cards, cards are not touched again, using assistant The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 154) 620
Joseph Vyleta Knock Out Prediction prediction of boxing match, wallet and envelopes Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 5
Bert Douglas A Humorous Introduction jumbo business card, transformation of sides and message Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1949) 15
John Scarne Scarne's Predicto No. 7, Business card with prediction placed randomly in deck, predicts which two cards it is placed in betweenVariations Scarne on Card Tricks 18
John Scarne, Bill Simon Double Prediction No. 59, Basic routine with Business Card Prophecy move, predict where business card is placedRelated to Scarne on Card Tricks 105
Alex Elmsley Elmsley's Puncture! hole moved on business cardRelated to The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 213) 850
U. F. Grant, Bob Somerfeld Impromptome with borrowed business card as a bookmarkInspired by Mind Reader's Digest 7
Bill Pugley Bill Pugley's Sight! peek method with index cards, stack with a hole The Phoenix 201 - 250 (Issue 240) 960
Stewart James Money Paper paper disc penetrates a stack of four pennies and ends up inside a business card, nickel & penny set Modern Coin Magic 237
Bill Simon Business Card Prophesy two cards predicted on business card, cards which are next to it after pushed in the deckRelated to Effective Card Magic 32
Gerald Kosky Tricky Mentalist without Cards twenty signed cards are returned later to correct persons, Gibson's Super Memory with business cards, see p. 1177 for correctionsInspired by The Phoenix 251 - 300 (Issue 292) 1168
Francis Carlyle Carlyle's Card printing of a business cardAlso published here Classic Secrets of Magic 50
Ronald B. Edwards Think of a Number business cards with number written on them, chosen number is spelled and card with same number is found The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 309) 34
Milbourne Christopher Mind Under Matter spectator writes name of playing card on a business card, card is divined, business card stolen with case The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 304) 13
Harlan Tarbell Tarbell Travelling Sticker sticker disappears from blank card and reappears on spectator's business card in envelope Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 6 136
Gene Grant Image-Ray (A Message Reading Idea) with business cards and an envelope, secret reading method Phantini's Lost Book of Mental Secrets 3
Howard A. Adams Fate Again male and female names are selected, the names match and represent a famous pair from historyInspired by The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 332) 138
James G. Thompson Jr. Two Minds Get Together several things written on business cards are divined by performer, living and dead test Top Secrets of Magic 37
Bob "Hardell" Ecklund Lie Detector in Person with three people, memories are written down The Cardiste (Issue 9) 11
William P. Miesel Vacation Time imaginary trip The Cardiste (Issue 10) 10
Dr. Spencer Thornton Direction of Thought business cards with ESP symbols on one side are put on the table, spectator draws symbols on other side, they match perfectly Thornton's Secrets of Mental Magic 5
Tony Corinda Visiting Card Gimmick numbers printed on business card, spectator thinks of one, that on was crossed by performer Publicity Stunts 382
Fredric Kolb Business Card Telepathy symbols drawn on business cards, selected one is divined Still More Miracles in Mentalism 15
Howard A. Adams Predictremens two predictions, with stack of coin envelopes and business cards The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 362) 276
Francis Carlyle, Harry Lorayne Personally Yours three cards are located by stabbing business card in deck one by one Close-up Card Magic 125
Harry Lorayne Just (Business) Cards - Spirit Writes name of selection appears on business card Close-up Card Magic 261
Harry Lorayne Flash Printing printing business card Close-up Card Magic 262
Ben Christopher Money Monte with business card and bill, final phase one coin is wrapped in billVariations The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 398) 420
Sid Lorraine Snap! rubber band around folded business card, both cut but rubber band remains intact, should be called "Snappy"Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1, No. 10) 49
Sid Lorraine Blowing Your Own Horn writing on business card changes from "musician" to "magician" The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 10) 117
Sid Lorraine, Ed Morrisey, George Blake, Burling Hull Etcetera business card idea by Burling Hull The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 11) 122
Paul Curry Probability Zero ten business cards are numbered from one to ten on one side and the cards shuffled and turned over, spectator selects cards and the numbers from one to ten are written on the other side, they matchRelated to
  • p. 133 for reference
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2, No. 10) 113
E. Deffenbaugh Flash Business Card printing business cards with flash paper The Art of Close-Up Magic - Volume 2 93
Tom Waldon Book Magic prediction of word in book, business card is put in book Entertaining Mental Miracles 9
Frederick M. Shields Cagliostro's Sword card sword with business cards The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 5) 22
Tom Redmond The 'Name' of the Game business card levitates to other handInspired by The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 17) 82
Ed Schuman Sightless Sight several business card on table, one turned over by spectator, divined by performer, tactical marking Tarbell Course in Magic - Volume 7 37
Paul Siegel Vision Diabolique performer is blindfolded, the reveals number written on a slate, name and drawing drawn on blank card Doorway to Delusion 6
Paul Siegel Psychic Perception four spectator sign one side of a blank card and write a three digit number on the other side, sum is predicted Doorway to Delusion 19
Glenn Falkenstein The 13th Guest prediction of one of three business cards The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 50) 247
V. Robert Allen Flight Pattern symbol duplication, business card wrapped in handkerchief The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 54) 269
Cicardi Hell's Fire! five business cards with words on them, spectator divines them correcltyInspired by The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 59) 293
Roy Johnson 'O.T.L.' Prediction one ahead prediction wit Out to Lunch, business cards, clever ruse of writing numbersRelated to The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 63) 313
Jerry Mentzer "X" Marks the Spot six business cards, spectator choses the one with an X on the backAlso published here Close-up Cavalcade 151
Chandler Mason Punk Chow! living and dead test, with food spectator likes and one he does not like, divined with pendulum The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 71) 353
Dr. Dan J. Alessini, Marvin Berman Neighbors! pile of business cards, spectator places prediction next to his own card The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 113) 563
Stewart Judah Penta-Match match on business card covered by matchbook, penetrates itInspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10, No. 10th Folio (Part Two)) 853
Arthur Emerson Mind Burn two people initial half of a business card, spectator selects right half and other is burnt, ash on hand with initials The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 125) 621
Dr. J. Konstantin Garmisch Dowser! business cards with the names sand and one with water, dowser / rod made from paper moves over water card The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 132) 658
R. W. Grosholz From Beyond! five business cards withy symbols, spectator choses correct one The Compleat Magick - Volume II (Issue 135) 671
Carl Herron Marksman Extraordinary with business card, two signed selections Pabular (Vol. 2, No. 8) 245
Philip T. Goldstein Desire spectators write destinations on a business card, five write a place where they have been and one a place he desires to go, all cards are correctly attributed and the last, desired place is named without looking at it, see also Larry Becker's "Sneak Thief"Related toVariations The Blue Book of Mentalism 4
Philip T. Goldstein The Spirit Is Willing (to Write) spirit writing on signed business card, glorpy The Blue Book of Mentalism 16
Philip T. Goldstein Burnt Offerings assistant reads ashes of a burnt business card and reveals a chosen ESP symbol The Blue Book of Mentalism 7
Paul Harris Flash Fold initialed business card to match box, foldedRelated toAlso published here The Magic of Paul Harris 62
Harvey Rosenthal Mental Marvel number written on business card put in wallet, number is divined Close-Up Sampler - Part 2 9
Harry G. Franke Surprise Wild Card last card changes to business card Wildcard Miracles 97
Harry Eng Pain Hand is slammed down onto pin that is stuck in business card SuperMagic 107
Paul Harris Final Thoughts for "Cardboard Connection"
- Signed Connection
- Card Saver
- Business Cards
- Little Link
Also published here Cardboard Connection 27
Ken Krenzel Ken Krenzel's Version business card is at once stapled to selectionInspired by Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1, No. 7) 80
Karl Fulves, Kim Iles, Mel Stover, Howard Lyons Hyper Card various ideas with the HypercardRelated toVariations The Chronicles (Issue 1) 1067
Philip T. Goldstein Intimate Spirit spirit writing appears on business card, signed on both sides by spectator Pabular (Vol. 5, No. 4) 667
Thomas Alan Waters Flipsight I with Himber Wallet Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue New Thoughts For Old) 16
Thomas Alan Waters Flipsight II with I.D. Case model of Himber Wallet Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue New Thoughts For Old) 18
Mitsunobu Matsuyama Paradox geometrical puzzle with a playing card that makes a full card face-down, but a piece is left over when assembled face-up
- The Turnover Tactic
- Business Card Variation
- Reference File
Variations The Chronicles (Issue 18) 1235
Jerry K. Hartman In Staple Condition business card becomes stapled to selectionInspired by Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3, No. 1) 293
Arthur Setterington Sandwich Escape saturation of a bill between two stapled business cards Pabular (Vol. 6, No. 11) 942
Bruce Bernstein A Bruce Bernstein Pendulum Routine spectator signs a business card and tears it up, the pieces are mixed with other torn pieces of business cards, he finds his parts with a pendulum, pieces put in envelopeInspired by The Magic Pendulum 16
Bob Hummer Hummeristic message appears on blank card, by rubbing ashes on it
#1: The Ashes Reveal
#2: Ghost Force
#3: Transference of Thought
#4: A Magic Business Card
#5: Ghost Envelope
Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 38
Thomas Alan Waters MuTwo ten spectators write initials and a word on half of a business card, Mutus Nomen, start for a reading Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Omnimancy) 106
Thomas Alan Waters IndexRay spectator writes word and initials on folded card, start for a reading Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Omnimancy) 108
Thomas Alan Waters Quantum with business cards and the Quantimental stand Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychometry) 141
Martin Gardner Five Sided Business Card multi-pip card routine The Chronicles (Issue 30) 1355
Ken Beale A Quick Getaway No. 61, rubber band penetrates pencil held by spectator, with business card Self-Working Table Magic 74
Edward Marlo A Commercial Tip wild card with business cards Marlo's Unforgetable Wild Card 18
Eric Mason, Barrie Richardson "Pen-Ultimate" x drawn on a business card and card shuffled with other cards, spectator locates the card A Boon for All Seasons 42
Al Mann Instant Mindreading secretary-wallet as a peek wallet Of Gifts and Talents 12
Jerry Mentzer "X" Marks the Spot six business cards, spectator choses the one with an X on the backAlso published here Packet Tricks 51
Philip T. Goldstein Odd Monte three business cards used MajorMinor 12
Thomas Alan Waters Riffle No. 1 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mindscript 1: The Book Test) 353
Harry Lorayne Spots New?! initials on business card move and multiply Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7, No. 6) 925
Steve Beam The Human Printing Press printing of a business card, also business card gag, variation of paddle moveInspired byRelated to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 3) 47
Michael Rubinstein Business Card Production printing routine with business card wallet Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8, No. 8) 1093
Robert Bengel Signatures Attract business card finds selection, prediction on business card Best of Friends - Volume II 131
Greg Eanes Business Cardfusion two business cards signed by spectator and performer, both torn, only one restored with both signatures, out to lunch Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1, No. 5&6) 1
Steve Beam Business Cards torn and restored business card from spectator, lot of gags and presentational ideas The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 19) 317
Larry Jennings Hofzinser's Business Card Problem selection visible changes place with borrowed business card in Mullica Wallet The Cardwright 192
Larry Jennings Hofzinser Sans Wallet business card in pocket changes place with selection The Cardwright 196
Al Mann Scorpio's Curve words written on business card, card is then destroyed and words divined Scorpio's Curve 1
Stan Alexander The Echoing Walls method to read writings on folded business card, while tearing it Scorpio's Curve 3
Al Mann Thot-Coveret variation on Stan Alexander's version Scorpio's Curve 4
Al Mann Salem's Bridge reading method for business cards, slit Scorpio's Curve 5
David Britland Business Thoughts business card signed by spectator and put in packet, rubber banded, selection slowly rises upRelated to Card Kinetics 11
Michael Close The Pothole Trick hole travels from business card to business card Workers Number 1 27
Jay Sankey A Business Transaction card stapled to business card changes into selection, two methods 100% Sankey 62
Steve Beam Carded business is suspended on other business card The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 35) 635
David Solomon Business Card Prediction Spectator's selection is printed on magician's business card David Solomon T.A.O.M. Convention 2
Alex Elmsley Puncture! hole moved on business cardRelated to The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley - Volume 1 149
Michael Close The El Cheepo Magic Club signed business card to matchbox (folded) Workers Number 2 14
Tomo Maeda The Angle of the Hypothesis line on business card "bends", gimmickVariations Square One 53
Anthony Lindan Forget to Remember business cards threaded on chain, one marked by spectator turns over The Minotaur (Vol. 3, No. 1) 1
James M. Klein Pirate Map spectator draws X on map on business card, performer sticks small sword through it behind back Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 49
Steve Beam The Spinners pirouette flourish, several ideas, see also p. 920 for an idea by Bob Bengal
- The Wind Up
- Tired
- Business Cards I
- Business Cards II
Related to The Trapdoor - Volume Two (Issue 46) 834
Anthony Lindan Speck-Ulation dots on back of business cards change into name The Minotaur (Vol. 4, No. 2) 6
Gary Kurtz The Bold Load signed card or spectator's business card is placed in one pocket, then instantly taken out of wallet in other pocket Prinzipien in der Praxis 33
Daryl Emergency Change with business cards The Minotaur (Vol. 5, No. 2) 3
Anthony Lindan Rainbow Writing named color is written on business card, then writing has same color by extracting one of the primary colors of the black ink and transfer it to another business card The Minotaur (Vol. 5, No. 2) 1
John Riggs ESP 2000 six business cards are numbered from one to six on one side and the cards shuffled and turned over, spectator selects cards and the numbers from one to six are written on the other side, they matchInspired by
  • Ormond McGill's "ESP Guessing Game"
Related to
The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 51) 922
Philip T. Goldstein Changeling named number is predicted with the exact amount of coins under business card Connotes 4
John Riggs Self-Working Rising Business Card loop The Magic of John Riggs 13
Dan Harlan Birthday Surprise business card with a birthday cake and a burning candle drawn on it, spectator blows and drawing changes to a half-burnt and blown out candle The Minotaur (Vol. 7, No. 4) 8
Richard Paddon In the Pink off-beat prediction of a selected color, ink of pen reveals message when drawn on business cardInspired by
  • Paul Hallas' "2.5 Star Variation" in "The Table-Hopper's Source Book"
Related to
  • Larry Becker's "Laser Gazer" in "Stunners"
The Minotaur (Vol. 7, No. 3) 9
Anthony Lindan Positive I.D. blank card is put in name badge plastic and performer's name appear, at the same time spectator choses one of several business cards and it's the performer's one The Minotaur (Vol. 7, No. 4) 1
Tommy Wonder, Paul LePaul, Edward Victor Winged Signatures "cards through newspaper" done with signed business cards and close-up mat, card to envelope climax The Books of Wonder - Volume 2 80
Paul Harris Flash-Fold initialed business card to match box, foldedAlso published here The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Issue The Magic of Paul Harris) 87
Harry Eng Pain business card on table, pin/needle is stuck through card into table, hand is slammed straight down on pin and penetrates hand The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Issue Super Magic) 135
Paul Harris, Eric Mead Skin Job one layer of a business card penetrates book to chosen page The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue New Stuff) 61
Paul Harris Window of Opportunity signed business card, three card monte type with three envelopes, card ends up in envelope The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Issue New Stuff) 17
Paul Harris Rumpled Splitskin two business cards are laid on top of each other and the layers penetrate to form an impossible object The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Issue New Stuff) 29
Paul Harris Final Thoughts for "Cardboard Connection"
- Signed Connection
- Card Saver
- Business Cards
- Little Link
Also published here The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue Connections) 75
Paul Curry, Paul Harris The Break-Room Boredom Buster business cards torn in half, coincidence effect The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Issue Secrets of the Astonishing Executive) 259
Paul Harris The Instant Incomplete I.Q. Test (a revised classic) self working effect with business card (one secret double facer) and an instruction sheet The Art of Astonishment - Book 3 (Issue Secrets of the Astonishing Executive) 265
Michael Skinner For Lovers Only business card to wallet presentation Classic Sampler 27
Philip T. Goldstein Changeling named number is predicted with the exact amount of coins under business card Desert Seminar Notes 5
Dan Harlan Business Sense several names in a category are called out by the spectator's and noted on business cards, chosen one is predicted in envelopeInspired by
  • Jim G. Thompson, Jr. & Eddie Clever's "Aforesaid" in "The Linking Ring", June 1947
The Minotaur (Vol. 8, No. 3) 10
Chad Long Sloppy Business slop shuffle triumph with business cards More Stuff... 3
David Harkey, Eric Anderson DBA business card changes into another oneInspired by Ah-ha! 34
Philip T. Goldstein Pierced 'ere one of four business cards The Looking Glass (Issue 4) 154
Unknown Company on the Rise business card rises out of deck, then selection(s), weight type deck required The Rising Card Book 41
Richard Osterlind On Handing out Business Cards Dynamic Mysteries 44
David Regal Business Relocation Transposition of two business cards, folded into quarters and held by spectator and magicianInspired by Close-Up & Personal 77
Paul Curry Probability Zero ten business cards are numbered from one to ten on one side and the cards shuffled and turned over, spectator selects cards and the numbers from one to ten are written on the other side, they match, first in "Sealed Miracles 1", 1944Related toVariations Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 139
Karl Fulves Business Card ESP No. 31, two cards predicted on business cardsInspired by My Best Self-Working Card Tricks 65
David Regal Magic Incorporated card appears printed on business card Constant Fooling 2 16
John Bannon Certain Insertion business card is stabbed in deck Dear Mr. Fantasy 116
David Acer Seedling Drawing of flowerpot on business card begins to bloomRelated to Random Acts of Magic 261
Unknown Use Your Own Business Cards? Time Machine 19
Edward Marlo, Ron Bauer Time Machine three reds and blacks are alternated, Ace of Spades put in center of one half, the other half shuffled upside-down, all things are undone when traveled back in timeInspired by
  • "Time Machine" (Ed Marlo, Ibidem #7)
Time Machine 2
Ron Bauer Sidebar three way to double-turnover the top two of three cards, here with business cards
A. Block Push-Off
B. Single Buckle
C. Elmsley Count
Time Machine 10
Eric Mead Peek-a-Book information written on business card and placed in book is secretly read Tangled Web 203
Sveroni Das Ritual mit Visitenkarten adaptation of Das Ritual for close up, with business cards Heureka! 12
Oliver Meech Correctional Facility... the business card version Magician writes the wrong date on a business card, changes it to the right date The Plot Thickens 16
Oliver Meech Unwritten Spectator signs on business card with pen, but signature disappears and pen cap becomes stuck on pen The Plot Thickens 60
Oliver Meech Final Signature Spectator selects only business card that is not already written on The Plot Thickens 70
Dani DaOrtiz Cards are my Business selection from small packet is found, presentation with short messages written on business cards Semi-Automatic Card Tricks - Volume 8 59
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Draw Advantage putting a crimp into a business card so it does not stick to other cards, prize winning tool at trade shows Secret Agenda (Issue June 4) 166
Roberto Giobbi Business Card Ideas tips on handing out business cards Secret Agenda (Issue Oct 12) 304
Oliver Meech Trampolining Ball bounces on drawing of trampoline on business card - doesn't bounce when picture is a broken trampoline Plot Twists 66
Oliver Meech Handy Ring Transposition Business card transposition in spectator's hands, one of the cards is folded into a ring Plot Twists 70
Oliver Meech Cartoon Camera Business card acts as camera, takes picture to reveal spectator's card Plot Twists 14
Alberto de Figueiredo El Reloj a spectator writes a time on a business card, second spectator sets watch at that time Magia Demente 31
Dan Buck, Dave Buck Ad Copy blendo, spectator ends up with business card Card Men 27
Dr. Stanley Jaks Simple Single Reading note on business card is divined, card stolen with waxAlso published here
  • "Simple Single Reading" in "Psycho-Gizmo" September, 1951
The Incredible Dr. Jaks 222
Dr. Stanley Jaks Television Compact with business card, secret billet reading using powder case or compactAlso published here The Incredible Dr. Jaks 232
Steven Shiu Close-Up Design Duplication Drawing Duplication on business cards The Ace Assembly All-Star Lecture Notes 64
John Hostler ImagineInk word written on business card is divined, card becomes blank and pen does not write afterwards, magnet steal of card Magnum Opossum 27
John Hostler A Riddle at Intermission: Sanada Meets Elmsley business card with word written by spectator palmed into wallet and glimpsed, using card with photo of inside of hand Magnum Opossum 73