88 entries in Cards / Gaffed Cards & Decks / Cards / Holes or sections missing
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Der Kunstschütze No. 20, hole shot in Ace, gaff card with hole that can be pushed open
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 24
Unknown Der Kunstschütze Eine Kartensoirée No. 3
card held by spectator is shot at, a hole appears in its middle
Oct. 1895 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 2) 22
Eddie Clever Three in One Gaff
1934 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 1) 2
U. F. Grant Effect No. 3 second deal demo, top card has corner missing
1936 The Gambler's Expose Act 2
Unknown Read Them Off cover card with torn off corner to provide window
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 363
Unknown Missing Corner Second Deal whole corner is missing
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 79
Dai Vernon Automatic Second Deal hole in card
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 305
Dai Vernon By Means of a Faked Card hole in top card
1938 Greater Magic 210
Harlan Tarbell The Card and Stamp Mystery stamp is glued partially onto wrong card and put in deck, when pulled out it is now selection
1938 Greater Magic 508
Eddie Clever Hallucination
Also published here 1945 My Best 128
Unknown The Princess Card Trick three gaffs (picture cards, holes cut out) and immediate repetition
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 158
Bruce Elliott Joker spectator sees selection from other spectator on a joker, punched card
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 167) 669
Unknown Missing Corner Second Deal
1950 Card Bonanza 9
Unknown Missing Corner Second Deal
1957 Magic Mine No. 1 20
Unknown Die Karten-Guillotine three cards with holes, center card penetrates finger through hole, partial rough-smooth
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil II 24
Dai Vernon Vernon Automatic Second Deal hole in top card
Related to 1962 Early Vernon 28
Edward Marlo Card Flight card on tabled deck changes with coin on top, hole in card, tosheroon
Related toVariations Aug. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 10) 49
Bob Driebeek, Frank Garcia Razzle Dazzle card under coin in deck chances, one method visible, using card with hole of half-dollar size (Tosheroon)
1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 40
Francis J. Baker Alpha Card Act
  • First Trick (spectator choses card from one deck, performer from another, they match)
  • Second Trick (spectator initials card on back, performer the Three of Hearts on face, but later the Nine of Hearts is initialed on face and on back)
  • Third Trick (two cards reversed in two decks match)
June 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8) 629
Unknown Jumping Joker No. 61, Joker (with missing corner) jumps out when riffled, next to selection
1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 92
Richard Himber Calculator Cards No. 62, selection is "six and three quarters cards" down in deck, it's correct with a card in which a quarter is torn out
1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 94
Unknown Cannibal Climax cards with cut out centers
1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 10) 135
Bernard Bilis Rising in China Card appears face up under Chinese coin on deck (original idea for gimmick: Tosheroon by Bob Dreibeck, marketed by Harry Stanley.)
Inspired by 1976 Close Up, French Style 30
Paul Harris Pen-Ultimate* card clipped on pen is covered and then impaled on pen
1978 Las Vegas Close-Up 1
Karl Fulves, Dai Vernon Automatic Second & Third Deal top card has hole
Related to 1979 The Topological False Count 2
Karl Fulves Four Card Catch catching two cards between 2 sandwich cards
Inspired by 1979 The Topological False Count 11
Karl Fulves Automatic Jacks two jacks placed on top, two hands dealt and performer receives jacks, repeat, using card with hole
1979 The Topological False Count 3
Karl Fulves Contact 5-as-4 using card with hole
1979 The Topological False Count 12
Karl Fulves The Contact Count using card with cut-out section in center of one side
1979 The Topological False Count 5
Karl Fulves Contact 5-as-5 using card with hole
1979 The Topological False Count 12
Karl Fulves One-Hand Second from Top Palm top card has corner missing
1979 The Topological False Count 5
Karl Fulves Contact Double using card with hole
1979 The Topological False Count 13
Karl Fulves The Faro Box Effect with card changing back color
1979 The Topological False Count 7
Karl Fulves Contacting The Spirits top card on small packet floats up, using card with hole in center
Inspired byRelated to 1979 The Topological False Count 14
Karl Fulves Contact Colors 2&2, with card with cut-out section
1979 The Topological False Count 7
Karl Fulves The Hole Card Routine small packet blackjack sequence, at one point spectator gets "hole card" with actual hole
  • The Cheat Phase
  • The Finish
  • You Want Footnotes?
1979 The Topological False Count 15
Karl Fulves Scam On Rye two black card between two reds, after a count it is two reds between two blacks, using extra card with cut-out section
1979 The Topological False Count 8
Dr. James William Elliott, Theodore Annemann Elliott-Annemann Automatic Second Deal with torn-off corner
Related to
  • Elliott's Last Legacy (1923)
1979 The Topological False Count 2
Karl Fulves Contact Spread using a card with hole, rough-smooth substitute
1979 The Topological False Count 10
Richard Kaufman, David Arthur, Ken Krenzel Ace Tunnel: Second Position combined with Hofzinser Ace Plot, all Aces pushed through deck, gaffed (card with corner missing
1981 Cardworks 119
David Britland A 4th for Dinner selection placed between two jokers, teeth marks cut out, it vanishes and reappears
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 15) 283
Jerry Andrus, Derek Dingle Super Floating Card rubber ball and card with hole
Related to 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 120
Stephen Tucker Simplex four-card packet, a card (Four of Diamonds) changes back and one corner so it predicts the Three of Diamonds
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 16) 295
Karl Fulves Experimental Submarines different gaff idea
Related to 1983 Bob Ostin's New Submarine Card 35
Karl Fulves Non-Sight Location performer names several cards from shuffled deck, using a card with torn-off corner
Inspired by
  • "New Card Reading" (Charles Jordan)
1983 After Jordan 5
David Britland Sea Shell coin turns into cut out circle of a card
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 26) 510
Martin Gardner, Karl Fulves Hole Second Deal handling for the fake second deal with hole card on top, also third deal demo
1984 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 21) 205
Edward Marlo Holee Revelation coin is placed on each the four piles (Tosheroon)
Inspired by 1987 Special Effects 72
Karrell Fox "Two-Easy" Card Force automatic second deal with corner cut off
1988 My Latest Book 47
Philip T. Goldstein Spectacle two holes appear in card a climax (image of glasses), red/blue double backer, optional twisting phase
1989 A Phil Goldstein Collection 35
Michael Powers No Palm Corner in the Glass two handlings
Inspired by 1990 Top Secret Stuff 119
Jack Carpenter Lazy Man's Greek Deal bottom card has corner torn off
1992 Modus Operandi 108
Bev Bergeron No Card Case Version card rises from center of deck, block with cut-out
1993 Card File 60
Paul Gertner The Headache Trick aspirin tin put on table, card to case announced, instead the tin comes out of case and card is folded inside it
1994 Steel and Silver 137
T. Page Wright Tip on Throwing Cards cutting out the center
Related toAlso published here
  • "The 'Holy' Pack"
1994 Rigmarole (Issue 9) 100
Karl Fulves The "Holy" Pack credit information about holes in cards
Related to 1994 Verbatim (Issue 10) 129
Karl Fulves Mona Lisa No. 32, King of Spades changes into Queen of Hearts
Inspired by 1995 Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 58
Karl Fulves Missing Corner Glide corner missing for self-working glide
1995 Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 61
David Acer Swiss Pack many holes appear in chosen card, then the deck has a big hole through it
Also published here 1995 Natural Selections 133
Tony Miller Poke Salad card with hole
July 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 7) 2670
Karl Fulves Silver Kiss card on pile moves up against spectator's hand, hole in cards
1997 The Vampire Chronicles 36
Karl Fulves Necromancer three selections rise to the top one by one, last one into the case, packet with cut-out hole
1997 The Vampire Chronicles 38
Karl Fulves Gold Rush coin travels from inside packet to card, packet with cut-out hole, with additional ideas
1997 The Vampire Chronicles 40
Karl Fulves A. K. A. four Fives, one suit named, reflection of this Five changes to a queen when seen in mirror
1997 The Vampire Papers 107
Simon Lovell Hyperpoke first finger penetrates deck of cards and stops at selection
1997 Simon Says! 123
Karl Fulves Dr. Acula unknown sandwiched card, selection on deck, sandwich placed on top and deck cut, sandwiched card now is selection
1997 The Vampire Chronicles 18
Bob Still Dr. Elliott's Second Deal two cards chosen behind back, performer names both, then both found when spectator calls stop during dealing, automatic second deal with corner missing
Related to 1998 The Fine Print (Issue 8) 240
Unknown Clubs - Spades Silhouette Transformation
Related to
  • The Sphinx, Sept. 1945
1999 The Fine Print (Issue 10) 340
Ellis Stanyon "Pippin" No. 36, four changes in five, cut-out pip and black background
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 150
Unknown Second Deal with Half-Moon Cut-Out
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 83
Jerry Mentzer Signature Card Locator coin placed on top card of bottom half, face-up, other half on top and cut again, card changed, non-visual tosheroon
2000 Card File Two 19
David Acer Mousehunt Selected card transposes with another card sandwiched between the Kings that has holes in it (like Swiss Cheese)
Inspired by
  • "Mouse Trap" (Aldo Colombini, What's Up Deck)
Also published here
2000 Son of Simon Says! 89
Karl Fulves Bite Size vampire card travels next to selection which then has a hole (bite) and is odd-backed
2003 Hofzinser Notebook 22
Bob King Celebrating the Fourth on the false deal with a hole cut out of one or two cards for pseudo third/fourth deals
2003 New Magician Foolers 17
Juan Tamariz El Trébol y la Pica Three of Clubs turns into Three of Spades, two methods
2003 La Magia Española del Siglo XX 159
Bob King Poker4 cards dealt and spectators can switch cards, two cards with holes
2003 New Magician Foolers 17
Bob King Assembly4 three phases, two cards with holes
2003 New Magician Foolers 18
Jay Sankey, David Acer Misguided Angels angel on the back of Bicycle card rotates 180 degrees
Variations 2004 Random Acts of Magic 105
David Acer MouseHunt selected card transposes with another card sandwiched between the Kings that has holes in it (like Swiss Cheese)
Also published here 2004 Random Acts of Magic 150
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Quarterback two selections, one pops out of deck, one quarter is missing, it is found glued to second selection
Inspired by 2004 Diamonds from Coal 29
Jack Avis Ideas for Forcing glide with force card that has a cut-out
2006 Rara Avis 162
Karl Fulves Blankety Blank "Color Erase"
card with open cut-outs, put on deck, it becomes blank, then it changes into named Two value
2009 Xtra Credit (Issue 3) 12
David Acer, Jay Sankey Misguided Angels 2.0 angel on the back of Bicycle card rotates 180 degrees
Inspired by 2011 More Power to You 69
Unknown, Karl Fulves Hole Card Rise deck with hole though center, a card rises
  • KF Note (plug falls out of deck as intro)
2011 Prolix (Issue 9) 606
David Acer Swiss Pack many holes appear in chosen card, then the deck has a big hole through it
Also published here 2011 More Power to You 79
Steven Hamilton The Getaway flap gaff, card vanishes from between Jokes with holes and reappears anywhere
Inspired by 2013 The Magic of Steven Hamilton 82
Vanni Bossi The Secluded Card Rise deck in clear plastic bag, selection rises, optional use of metal crank attached to suction cup
2016 The Aretalogy of Vanni Bossi 97
Denis Behr Haunted Herbert haunted deck into three directions, ends relatively clean
  • Tabled Handling
  • In-the-Hands Handling
Inspired by
  • "The Haunted Pack" (Edward Victor, Further Magic of the Hands, 1946)
Related to
2018 Handcrafted Card Magic — Volume 3 74