58 entries in Ball / "Small" Ball / Classic Routine (e.g. Pop-Up Move)
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Other very pretty tricks with Bals "Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket" precursor, one phase
1634 16
Stanley Collins Transit Spheres four small balls travel from hand to hand
The Jinx (Issue 91)
Stanley Collins Marbles And Marvels marbles reappear in hand and turn to potatoes in the end
Related to 1945 199
John Scarne Classic Ball Routine
Related to 1946
Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 1)
Edward Marlo Three Ball Routine "same principles and ideas can be applied to sponges"
Related to 1951 9
John Scarne, Verne Chesbro, James G. Thompson Jr., Ben Dalgin Spheroid Skulduggery balls appear, split and change into small skull then into bigger skull, two in the hand one in the pocket
Also published here 1956 57
Dai Vernon Three Ball Transposition classic effect with silk as table and pop-up-move
Related toVariations 1957 61
Dave Ossip, Irving M. Lewis Three Small Balls on handkerchief stretched between spectators
1957 13
Dr. Jacob Daley Four Ball Routine Finish No. 561, color-changing balls climax
1972 157
Oscar Pladek A Modern Chinese Marvel "two in the hand, one in the pocket" routine, credit information on the plot, with pop-up move, five phases
Related toAlso published here Apr. 1973 611
Edward Marlo On the Roll-Up Move pop-up move information, see references
Related to Oct. 1973 679
Oscar Pladek Reference Shelf - A Modern Chinese Marvel reply to Ed Marlo's letter on p. 679
Related to Dec. 1973 695
Amedeo Vacca Never Say Die! two in the hand one in the pocket
1974 44
Edward Marlo Reference Shelf - A Modern Chinese Marvel reply to Oscar Pladek
Related to Apr. 1974 726
Herb Zarrow, John E. Mintz Reference Shelf - A Modern Chinese Marvel more credit claims
Related to July 1974 757
Oscar Pladek Ein Moderne Chinesisches Wunder "two in the hand, one in the pocket" routine, with pop-up move, five phases
Also published here July 1974
Intermagic (Vol. 2 No. 1)
Frank Garcia Veil of Darkness with handkerchief
1976 159
Jerry Mentzer Impromptu Three Ball Routine three paper balls
1977 103
Stephen Minch Fly-Catcher plastic flies in amber-colored plastic, two in the hands and one in the pocket routine, plastic frog finale
1977 49
Jim Cozzens Two in the Hand is Worth Three on the Table two in one hand and one in the other hand
1977 4
Frank Garcia Requirements basic props and moves for Thee Balls & Net Routines
1978 10
Sam Leo Horowitz Horowitz' Secret Move move for routine
1978 19
Frank Garcia Practice makes Perfect on the pop-up move
1978 21
Frank Garcia The "Frank Garcia" Routine
1978 22
Romaine The Perplexing Persian Pearls
  • The Production
    - The 'Split' To Two
    - The Table Transposition
    - The Pocket Transposition
    - The Split To Three
    - First Three Ball Transposition
    - Second Three Ball Transposition
    - Hiding Them In The Sand
    - Finding Them In The Sand
    - The Fourth Dimension
    - Plucking From The Air, The Stroke
    - Eyes And Ears
    - The Gambling Game
1978 45
Dr. Jacob Daley Chromo-Spheres different colored balls, including variation by Frank Garcia
Variations 1978 76
Lewis Ganson The Extra Ball Principle in Practice
1979 8
Lewis Ganson The Climax foreign object as climax
1979 11
Gerald Kosky How Many? dice routine
VariationsAlso published here 1979 11
Lewis Ganson The Hand over Hand Move showing hands and balls while hiding extra ball
1979 14
Sweet Trick sugar cubes appear, two in the hand... routine, jumbo sugar cube finale
1979 17
Dai Vernon, Lewis Ganson Bells classic effect with silk as table and pop-up-move
Inspired by 1979 23
Lewis Ganson Coke Capers using Ravelle & Andree's "Coke Capers" props
1979 29
Ken De Courcy A Routine for Coke Capers using Ravelle & Andree's "Coke Capers" props
1979 29
Lewis Ganson Other Routines using other props for "Two in the hands..." routines
  • Cigarettes
  • Matches
  • Coins
  • Dice
  • Miniature Models
  • Toys
1979 32
Andrew Galloway The Chinese Berry Trick three balls turn into lemon as climax
1984 66
Sol Stone The Chaperone two in hand, one in pocket
Sep. 1986
Apocalypse (Vol. 9 No. 9)
Pop-Up Move with sponge balls
1988 103
John Carney The Thirteenth Victim bullets travel from hand to hand, presentation for marble trick
1991 259
Harold Cataquet Roll-A-Ball/Squeegee Move using pop-up-move
May 1996
Apocalypse (Vol. 19 No. 5)
John Luka Chromo Balls different colored balls, with color change beginning
Inspired by 1997 93
Milton Kort Kortospheres Three ball trick with different colored balls
Inspired by 1999 299
Milton Kort Improved Pop-Up Move Improved handling of the classic Pop-Up move for Three Ball Trick
1999 302
James G. Thompson Jr. Zwei in die Hand... balls appear, split and change into small skull then into bigger skull, two in the hand one in the pocket
Also published here 1999
Intermagic (Vol. 23 No. 3)
John Carney Three Ball Vanish
2002 133
John Carney Off the Vine using grapes
2002 248
Tom Stone Wooing Annette idea for blocking balls-and-net routine
2010 115
Christian Scherer Die Kraft des Qi two in the hand one in the pocket with Baoding Balls, then a big ball appears just to vanish under a handkerchief
2014 60
Johnny Thompson Balls in the Net with credit information, Silent Mora, Ed Marlo, Oscar Pladek, David Roth
  • Phase I
  • Phase II: The Repeat
  • Phase III: Pocket to the Hand
  • Phase IV: Twice to Pocket
  • Phase V: The Three Ball Vanish
2018 147
Edward Marlo The Two-Ball Pop-Up Move
Related to
  • Linking Ring, Vol. 37 No. 4
2018 150
Camilo Vázquez Balls to Egg Finish as finale for a "Balls in the Net" routine, any item in egg size is produced
2018 158
Christian Scherer Einleitung on the origin of the routine
2018 3
Christian Scherer Die Vierte Dimension portal presentation for three ball routine / balls and net, with two in the hands elements
2018 4
Christian Scherer Der Pop up Move
2018 4
Al Schneider The Pop-Down Han Ping Chien like
Mar. 2019
Genii (Vol. 82 No. 3)
John Carney Mora Ball Routine with glass bowl
2020 68
John Carney The Pop Up Move
2020 73
Dai Vernon Three-Ball Transposition from private lecture notes by Gene Matsuura
Related to 2022 97