115 entries in ABC Cards
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Louis Lam Spelling Made Easy "What's In A Name?", with alphabet cards to produce spectator's nameRelated to Would You Believe It? 9
Louis Lam When Were You Born? weirdly selected word is disclosed with alphabet cards Would You Believe It? 18
John Goodrum Spello alphabet cards put in cone with ribbon arrange themselves into name of selected magazine You'd be Surprised 61
Unknown Method No. 8. The Joker Rising Card Trick ABC cards rise that spell out JOKER Greater Magic 386
Unknown Method No. 9. The Celebrity Rising Card Trick ABC cards rise that spell out a chosen celebrity Greater Magic 386
E. Leslie May Lexicon Test alphabet cards spell selection from regular deck The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 49) 345
H. C. Mole Mixed Mystery letter cards chosen, word selected from newspaper with number addition, letter cards arrange magically in chosen word The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 112) 665
Stewart James, Theodore Annemann The Waiting Place for Unborn Thoughts spectator forms word with alphabet cards, performer knows it, three phases/methods The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 134) 767
Tom Sellers The Mystic Imp packet with word cards, spectator shifts cards corresponding to number of letters, word divined Magical Mixture 31
Andrew Smythe Mentalism With Alphabet Cards word is divined Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 60
James W. Graves My Favorite Routine with Otto the Duck duck spells chosen color with ABC cards Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 7
Bruce Elliott Anagram's Awful Aid letters in ABC deck are turned over according to selected words The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 128) 515
Fred Fletcher Telexicon spectator cuts to several ABC cards and forms a word with them, performer divines it The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 182) 728
Fred Fletcher Lexicon-Found alphabet cards, selected cards form a name The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 178) 712
Bob Somerfeld My Word! ABC cards, spectator takes four and has to form a word, word is divined Mind Reader's Digest 14
Dr. Stanley Jaks Letter Mystery card is divined with a set of letter cardsAlso published here Who is this Dr. Jaks? 7
Fred Fletcher Mentalexicon word is divined, with alphabet cards and a range of sixteen words The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 255) 1019
Don Alan Christine (?), The Sneaky Deck card duck with alphabet cards, producing a message Pretty Sneaky 22
Dr. Spencer Thornton Alphabetical Perception one of several books is selected and a word remembered, performer divines the word with ABC cards More Miracles in Mentalism 11
Tony Corinda Corinda's Incredible Slate Test alphabet cards are shuffled and put on a board under two elastic bands, word is predictedRelated to Card Tricks 309
Dr. Spencer Thornton Coincimental performer and spectator select cards from a deck with alphabet cards, they both have the same letters and form the same word Card Tricks 330
Len Belcher Predilexo four letter cards are selected and word predicted, gaffed card stand Magic of the Mind 78
Len Belcher The Spirit of the Letter prediction with ABC cards, more a joke Magic of the Mind 90
Dr. Stanley Jaks Das Buchstabenmysterium card is divined with a set of letter cardsAlso published here Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 86
E. Leslie May Thoughts From Thin Air alphabet cards produced from air that spell out chosen word HEX! 52
Glenn G. Gravatt Word Matching letters match to form word Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 176
Larry West Black and Blue weird packet trick with letters Card Cavalcade 66
Jules Lenier That's the Word! ABC cards selected and word formed, word is found in selected book on chosen page The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 43) 213
Jerry Mentzer Numbers Game several numbers are written next to letters of the alphabet, one letter is selected with ABC cards and performer divines number The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 65) 323
Karl Fulves Voodoo Cards three numbered cards used for routine
- The Even Money Match
- Blind Match
- Another Bet
- Number Divination
- Test Conditions
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 3) 588
Arthur Hill Numbers Up deck of number cards, design duplication on two cards, mirror in lap The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 5) 872
Gerald Kosky PSI-Stebbins three spectator select a ABC card and seal it in an envelope, Alphabet Stebbins The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 189) 943
Philip T. Goldstein Alphabet Stebbins Stebbins with ABC cardsRelated to The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 189) 942
Philip T. Goldstein Count Stebbins calculating letters and positions for the Alphabet StebbinsRelated to The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 191) 953
Eric Mason I Say, Dots Impossible! optical illusion on front cover of the issue, at a distance a word appears Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 1) 458
Philip T. Goldstein Lexicognition prediction of letter, ABC card, multiple-out prediction The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 187) 932
Philip T. Goldstein Mind Dredge letters from ABC deck is divined The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 198) 987
Harry Lorayne Alpa-Beta-Cent Alpha-Beta-Cent, alphabet cards show name of selection when spread out, two methods Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 1) 151
Philip T. Goldstein Hi-Lo Lexicon divided deck of ABC cards, different tricks
- Hi-Lo Odd Card
- Hi-Lo Tourist
- Hi-Lo Subtle Tourist
- Hi-Lo Thirds
- Hi-Lo Stranger in Australia
- Hi-Lo Up-Down
- Hi-Lo Hummer
- Addendum
The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 209) 1045
Arthur Setterington Whodunit? detective trick, cards reveal murder, motive and weapon Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 9) 568
Larry Becker Improved Haunted House story trick, five letter cards, different words with different letters are spelled World of Super Mentalism 69
Larry Becker Network ESP three tv-networks (ABC, CBS, NBC) cards put in envelopes as spectator wishes, ABC card form name of network The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 150
Karrell Fox "Ducky" Intro using card duck to introduce next performers with alphabet cards Another Book 224
Bob Hummer Hummer's Magic Carpet divination of a four letter word from a list, with handkerchief and alphabet cards (1945)Related to Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 25
Bob Cantoni Alpha Wrap prediction of letters from ABC deck The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 260) 1299
John F. Mendoza The Horse Race winner ace predicted with alphabet cards John: Verse Two 40
Karl Fulves The King's English predicting a word that starts with y, indexRelated to Origins 26
Gene "Phantini" Grant Letters two selected words from a chart, both divined and second predicted, with ABC cardsInspired byRelated to
  • Duane Henry in Robert Nelson's "Sensational Mentalism Vol.2"
Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 60
Philip T. Goldstein Orientation! prediction of a Japanese city, cards with names, prediction in form of ABC cards in envelope, 10/11 force, see also p. 1380 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 275) 1371
Gene "Phantini" Grant Two Heads Better two packets of cards, one with word beginnings and one of word endings, two are chosen and they form a wordInspired by Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets Volume Two 52
Thomas Alan Waters Alexicon name of named dead person appears on card, four ABC cards, spelling "DEAD"Inspired by
  • Alex Elmsley's "What Card?"
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 260
Thomas Alan Waters Hallowgram name of dead celebrity appears on one of four ABC cards, one side of the cards spells "DEAD" the other "NAME"Inspired by
  • Alex Elmsley's "What Card?"
Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 263
David (Foote) Drake Out of this Alphabet abc card variation, first red black separation then also consonants and vowels Fork Full of Appetizers 64
Stanley Collins S.C. Expanded Anagrams word chosen, divined with lexicon deckAlso published here
  • "Nonpareil Book Mystery" (Stanley Collins)
Astrology — The Hidden Force 9
Karl Fulves Another GREAT SIN presentational ideaInspired by Astrology - The Hidden Force 54
Thomas Alan Waters Psychographitti four routines where writings or pictures appear on alphabet cards
- Cardworm
- Meow
- Velleda Baby
- Blast-Off
Inspired by Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychl) 507
Thomas Alan Waters Alpharoah word prediction with ABC cards, two variations Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychl) 491
Sam Schwartz The Third GREAT SIN letter cards sent to host in advance, they predict a chosen word from the Astrology book
(A) on card sticky
(B) double facers
(C) double facers
Related toVariations Astrology - The Hidden Force 36
Philip T. Goldstein Alphabetween alphabet card, initials of spectator are found via Business Card Prophecy Move The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 20) 187
Stephen Tucker Literally Spelling The Aces four cards instead of aces, the cards are from an ABC deck and the four cards spell A-C-E-S Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 8) 1264
Allan Slaight Last Word Lexicon lexicon deck spelling trick Epoptica (Issue 7) 432
Thomas Alan Waters Spywave word and alphabet cards, word is selected and fitting letters reverse in alphabet deckInspired by Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx) 694
Philip T. Goldstein Alphabits Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 1) 1449
Karl Fulves Connect the Dots card layout on table, number cards are used to designate some of those cards, they're connected and the resulting line forms a letter that the spectator chose from a deck of alphabet cards The Chronicles (Issue 35) 1412
Jon Racherbaumer Crossing a Princess with ESP cards, circle and four alphabet cards end up spelling CROSS Cardfixes 74
Philip T. Goldstein Word Games word made out of alphabet cards divined Thavant 13
Philip T. Goldstein Letters some alphabet cards selected via dealing and divined Thavant 20
Dan Harlan Hot Spell the word "Magic" is produced with ABC cards, randomness in handlingVariations The Minotaur (Vol. 3 No. 4) 11
Philip T. Goldstein O, Wonder anagram prediction Square One 49
Philip T. Goldstein Octext spectator choses one of eight words and removes its letters from alphabet deck, divined with pendulum, binary coding via card removal from deck, for correction see referenceInspired byRelated to New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 1) 6
Philip T. Goldstein Octext corrected description, spectator choses one of eight words and removes its letters from alphabet deck, divined with pendulum, binary coding via card removal from deckRelated to New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 2) 27
Alexander de Cova 3. Der Buchtest using alphabet cards Ein Profi packt aus... 88
Michael Close Take a Letter signed alphabet card is found in paper bag by shooting a pin in it Workers Number 3 58
Philip T. Goldstein Ord-er cards chosen from alphabet deck, word formed and divined, see also "My World" (Arturo, Abra #751), "Ord" (Goldstein, Linking Ring) Thabbatical 35
Philip T. Goldstein Unigram word built with alphabet cards divined Thabbatical 44
Philip T. Goldstein Seak pack of alphabet cards and pack with words lists used for word divinationAlso published here Thabbatical 46
Tony Bartolotta About Face ESP card, alphabet card and one of many license plates found Rigmarole (Issue 10) 115
Karl Fulves Jumble number up to twelve chosen, letters that spell the number taken from letter deck, second number as well, performer looks at all letters shuffled together and announced both numbers, with two more uses of Sallows Square
- Crosswords
- Si Minus (card counting analog)
Verbatim (Issue 10) 137
Philip T. Goldstein, Peter Duffie Flex alphabet cards are mixed and distributed, one person only can form a word which is predictedInspired by
  • "The Official Card Catcher" (Peter Duffie, Imagine)
Related to
Thabbatical 30
Philip T. Goldstein Cheap Flex four-spectator adaptionInspired by Thabbatical 33
Philip T. Goldstein Duplex alphabet cardsInspired by Thabbatical 67
Karrell Fox It's In The Bag letter cards put in bag, ribbon dropped in, on it appears slogan or company name, trade show Much Ado About Something 90
Tom Stone Pipedream NO 1: The Exceptionally Infrequent Miracle three people deal ABC cards, first three letter word is predictedRelated to
  • Tom Bowyer's "The Frequent Miracle" in "The Sphinx", 1940. Vol.39. P. 67.
The Warpsmith Returns 17
Philip T. Goldstein A Capital Idea words on cards, coincidence effect Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 1) 2746
Sam Schwartz Plus Ultra 4x4 layout with alphabet cards, row chosen and letters arrange to build a word, this item matches a selection from a deck with picturesInspired by
  • "Ultra Combination" (Pavel)
The Fine Print (Issue 5) 107
Karl Fulves Letters of Intent Mutus Nomen with alphabet cards Mutus Nomen 67
Dave Campbell B.I.N.G.O. five bingo cards shown on both sides, one side transforms in letter cards that spell "BINGO"Inspired by
  • "Turn-Over Count" (The Amazing Miracles of Shigeo Takagi, 1990, p. 24)
Also published here
Five Times Five — Scotland 27
Sam Schwartz Alpha Spell card named spelled with alphabet decks, card predictedRelated to Underworld (Issue 9) 121
David Regal Letter Perfect Spectator mixes stack of alphabet cards face up/down, the face down cards spell his/her name Close-Up & Personal 88
Philip T. Goldstein Seak pack of alphabet cards and pack with words lists used for word divination Northeast 8
Andreas Affeldt "My Name Is...?" spectator shuffles deck, when spread face up it's blank deck with some ABC cards which spell performer's name correctly Concertos for Pasteboard 1
David Luenberger Birthday Spell letter cards used to spell names, name of birthday girl shows up, Ramasee principleInspired by Latter Day Secrets (Issue 2) 42
Chan Canasta Alphabet Cards forcing ABC cards Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 90
Chan Canasta What's in the Box? ABC cards are selected and a word is formed, object found in a box Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 104
Steve Beam Alpha Male humorous divination of selected letter, with ABC cardsInspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 205
Philip T. Goldstein Word Row forcing a word with alphabet cards Redivider 23
Sam Schwartz The Magician ten red-blue double backers are openly shown, then one side changes to letter cards spelling MAGICIAN Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 252
Steve Beam Scrabbled word built with ABC cards is predicted Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 200
Scott Robinson, Doug Canning, Steve Beam Men of Letters prediction of built word with ESP cards, Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 202
Philip T. Goldstein Seak pack of alphabet cards and pack with words lists used for word divination Saint Louis Notes 5
Philip T. Goldstein O a word deck and ABC cards are used, chosen word is divined Saint Louis Notes 6
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Magic Cards all backs, letter cards that spell MAGIC produced, deck changes into an ABC deck Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 69
Philip T. Goldstein Seak pack of alphabet cards and pack with words lists used for word divination Notes You Covet 6
Philip T. Goldstein Seak pack of alphabet cards and pack with words lists used for word divination Easthournotes 6
Dave Campbell Bingo five bingo cards shown on both sides, one side transforms in letter cards that spell "BINGO"Also published here The Dave Campbell Legacy 191
Stewart James A Class By Itself Off-beat prediction by lexicon deck, which was also used to determine page numberAlso published here The Essential Stewart James 184
Robert E. Neale I Bless Bile Cards with numbers on them used to spell various words when turned upside down, then flipped over to reveal a skull pictureInspired by This Is Not a Book 87
Trevor Lewis A Good Deal four cards with letters, words are formed matching story Routines Matter 23
Steve Beam Reordered alphabet card spell word despite mixing Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 267
Max Maven Seak pack of alphabet cards and pack with words lists used for word divinationAlso published here Apple of My Eyes 5
Max Maven Seak pack of alphabet cards and pack with words lists used for word divinationAlso published here Ideas by Max 5
Tom Stone, Stewart James, Max Maven Synonymax cards with pictures and words, selections are divined, inspired by Stewart James' "Book of the Dead" & Max Maven's "Soloflex"Inspired by Maelstrom 229
Dr. Stanley Jaks Letter Mystery ABC deck and regular deck, cards spell selectionAlso published here
  • "Letter Mystery" in "Conjuror's Monthly" September, 1947
The Incredible Dr. Jaks 174
Stewart James Alpha Betting Ten Card Poker Deal principle with alphabet cards, performer can always spell a word before spectatorAlso published here
  • "Alpha Betting" (Stewart James in Print, 1989)
The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 271
Roberto Giobbi Obedient Alphabet suggestions for ABC deck Hidden Agenda (Issue July 31) 219