105 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Think a Card / Out of Sight, Out of Mind
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
S. W. Erdnase A Mind-Reading Trick one out of four, "did you see your card already" and fishing
Related toVariations 1902 194
Theodore Annemann A Card to be Thought About three way out, OOSOOM type
Related toAlso published here Aug. 1935
The Jinx (Issue 11)
A Thought Card Prodigy spectator takes three cards and thinks of one of them which is found, one-way backs, OOSOOM
1937 142
Theodore Annemann Thought in Person one of five, one-way backs, OOSOOM
1937 143
Ralph W. Hull, Nelson Hahne Modernism in Mentalism crude OOSOOM, one of nine
1937 184
Dai Vernon Overhand Shuffle Positioning of Four Cards context (OOSOOM setting?)
1938 164
Ralph W. Hull By Elimination OOSOOM forerunner, using a psychological fishing without asking questions
1938 344
Theodore Annemann Thought, In Person one of five, one-way backs, OOSOOM
Variations 1939 17
Charlie Miller Mental Selectivity five cards
1940 336
Lu Brent Mental Temple one of six, OOSOOM
The Jinx (Issue 104)
Edward Marlo Streamlined Discernment one out of three, OOSOOM
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1941
Early Marlo (Issue Amazing, Isn't It?)
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue A Mindreading Feat one of four, OOSOOM type, describing also Guyot's 1749 procedure
1942 10
Eddie Joseph One Out of Five card thought of, one of five, located with mediocre procedure and deck in pocket
1942 30
Theodore Annemann A Card to Be Thought About three way out, OOSOOM type
Also published here 1944 267
Ken Krenzel Mental Discernment Improved one of nine, Three-spot used to locate it
Inspired by
  • "Mental Discernment" (Ralph W. Hull)
1949 14
Paul Rosini Somewhere in the Deck one of nine cards is thought of, it travels to pocket
Related to 1950 11
Cy Endfield Glimpse of Thought one of five, card is thought of as pack is riffled, card named or brought from pocket, OOSOOM
1955 30
Edward Marlo Mental Disclosure
  • First Method (one of ten memorized cards thought of, fishing and showing piles and asking whether the card is among them)
  • Second Method (shuffled, one of nine, asking whether the card is among them)
Mar. 1958
Ibidem (Issue 13)
George Blake Devil Divination one of six cards, spectator looks for his card in two halves
  • The Added Revelation
  • A Synopsis
Inspired by
  • Hull's "Mental Discernment"
1959 1
Dai Vernon Out of Sight - Out of Mind original handling
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1960 14
James Steranko Fantasy Card Routine Chapter Thirteen
  • Oneway Faces (not pointer cards, but uneven printing)
  • The Division (spectator cuts to a card behind the performer's back and replaces)
  • The Afterthought (selection from in-the-hands spread)
  • The Bisection (two selections by cutting of small packets and remembering bottom cards)
  • The Retention (fake memory demonstration, move-a-card)
  • The Abstraction (one of three cards thought of, OOSOOM)
  • Fantasy Notes
1960 93
Charlie Miller Variation of Mental Discernment OOSOOM, with variations by Vernon
1961 33
Edward Marlo "Think I'll Stop Here" using Vernon's ending procedure from OOSOOM as a multiple out for estimation location
Related to 1962 12
Edward Marlo Streamlined Think Triumph one of three, applying "Streamlined Discernment"
Inspired by 1972 86
Dai Vernon Vernon's Mental Gem No. 11, cryptic, probably strategy to narrow down four thought-of card possibilities to two
1972 8
Dai Vernon Vernon's Mental Impossibility No. 27, three spectators each think of one of three cards, they are found with an OOSOOM-type procedure
1972 12
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Great Mental Trick No. 167, one of twelve cards thought of, distribution shuffle, perhaps some OOSOOM strategy but too cryptic
Related to 1972 42
Dr. Jacob Daley Daley's Note No. 195, note for that trick, cryptic
Related to 1972 47
Dr. Jacob Daley, Sam Leo Horowitz Daley's Variation Of Horowitz's Bewildering Mental Effect No. 286, one of four
  • Note by Dai Vernon
Related to 1972 72
Variation For Horowitz's Shuffle Mental Trick No. 437, might be a way to get into an "Out of Sight, Out of Mind" distribution of the possible cards
Related to 1972 125
Al Baker 3) For Horowitz "Shuffle Mental Trick" No. 633-3, cryptic, placement of cards near the face
Related to 1972 176
Robert (Bob) Hess Focal Point one of ten cards, OOSOOM
Inspired by
  • Hull's "Mental Discernment"
May 1973 625
Jack Avis Focal Point II one of ten, OOSOOM
Inspired by July 1975 977
Edward Marlo Streamlined Discernment Idea one out of three, but apparently out of six, OOSOOM
Related to 1983 65
Roberto Giobbi, Theodore Annemann A Card to be Thought About one of three thought of
Inspired by Sep. 1983
Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 12)
Robert Cassidy, Darryl Harris The New Thought Card using a one-way marked deck, impromptu version (Darryl Harris)
Inspired by 1984 44
Dai Vernon, Larry Jennings Out of Sight and Mind II one of twelve, riffle shuffle set up handling
Variations 1988 32
Jerry Sadowitz No Questions Asked Out Of Sight Out Of Mind - version, six possibilities
Variations 1989 34
Karl Fulves, Don Nielsen Discerned Data odd-backed Mental Discernment, OOSOOM, one of nine, posed as problem
1989 23
Edward Marlo Streamlined Mental Disclosure one out of four
Related to 1990 38
Jerry K. Hartman The Discerning Mentalist one of twelve
Inspired by 1991 461
Bob King Far Out of Sight OOSOOM, with his own shuffling sequence
Inspired byAlso published here 1992 15
Bob King Far Out of Sight OOSOOM, breather crimp
Also published here 1993 171
Jerry K. Hartman Think In Synch Faro Shuffles to distribute stock throughout deck after card is looked at, groups of cards handed to spectator until he sees his card and performer knows which one it is, non-Faro alternative using Reverse-Biddles on p. 208
1995 206
Roger Crosthwaite Mindshaker One OOSOOM handling, card thought-of as cards are riffled in peek position
Inspired byRelated to 1999 49
Roger Crosthwaite Multiple Procedures getting spectator to think of one cards of a few
  • 1. Spectator Shuffles and Spreads (full stack, spectator shuffled briefly)
  • 2. Spectator Shuffles and Spreads (small stack)
  • 3. Spectator Shuffles and Spreads (no stack)
Related to 1999 78
Roger Crosthwaite Alternative Versions getting spectator to think of one cards of a few
  • 1. Spectator Shuffles
  • 2. Spectator Speaks
  • 3. Spectator Imagines
  • 4. Spectator Plays (1, incorporating wallet)
  • 5. Spectator Plays (2)
Related to 1999 80
Justin Higham Mindsight
  • First Method
  • Second Method
  • Third Method
1999 65
Jerry Mentzer Think A Card Improved
  • Vernon Revelation
Inspired by
  • Bob Farmer
2000 47
R. Paul Wilson Out of Your Mind
Also published here 2000 ca. 1
R. Paul Wilson Out Of Your Mind
2000 ca. 2
R. Paul Wilson Alternative Approaches
  • Easily Out Of Sight
  • Please Sir, Can I Have More Cards?
  • Other Ideas
  • Finally
Also published here 2000 ca. 13
Justin Higham Vernonesque Stop Trick OOSOOM sure fire, not thought of
Related to 2001 18
Harry Lorayne Think Only one of nine, OOSOOM
2001 531
Harry Lorayne Think Again OOSOOM, no-shuffle distribution of possibilities
2001 539
Dai Vernon Out of Sight, Out of Mind - Improved
Inspired by Dec. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 12)
R. Paul Wilson Paul Wilson's Shuffle Sequence for "Out of Sight, Out of Mind"
Dec. 2001
Genii (Vol. 64 No. 12)
Harvey Berg Intercept uncredited OOSOOM
2001 1
Harvey Berg Intercept '99 different selection procedure for OOSOOM
2001 19
Harvey Berg The Ultimate Mind Reading Performance preliminary phase for OOSOOM with freely thought-of card (which is not divined, though)
2001 21
Lewis Jones Fish on "range forces" like in OOSOOM
2002 131
Lewis Jones High Five one of five
2002 136
Roy Walton Thanks for the Memories one out of nine, faro
Also published here May 2002
Magic (Vol. 11 No. 9)
Roberto Giobbi, Dai Vernon Mind- and Sightless
2003 1318
Bruce Cervon "Out of His Mind" OOSOOM version with three spectators and "thought card to pocket" premise
Related to Oct. 2004
Genii (Vol. 67 No. 10)
Barrie Richardson Out of My Sight, But in My Mind with two spectators, one thought of and one peeked
2005 234
Barrie Richardson Psychic Poker with two spectators
Also published here
  • Club 71, Autumn 1999
2005 333
Bob Farmer Skull Scavenger
  • Flim-FlaMagic
spectator cuts shuffled deck in quarters, cuts off cards of one pile, thinks of a card, and assembles everything, with some questions "do you see your card?" the card is found
  • Two Questions
  • The Last Question
June 2005
Genii (Vol. 68 No. 6)
Jon Racherbaumer Winning Winnowing The Artful Ledger
article on though-of-card effects using restricted choice plus strategic elimination
Related to Feb. 2005
Antinomy (Vol. 1 No. 1)
The Spectator Seems to Really Think of Any Card Approach #1
see Thomas Baxter reference for credit information
Related to Feb. 2005
Antinomy (Vol. 1 No. 1)
Jon Racherbaumer Two Ways to Convincingly Disclose One of Two Possibilities
Feb. 2005
Antinomy (Vol. 1 No. 1)
Bob Farmer A Card that Lies, a Deck that Tells the Truth Approach #2
spectator thinks of one of the top twenty cards
Feb. 2005
Antinomy (Vol. 1 No. 1)
Edward Marlo Unambiguous Discernment Approach #3
reversed King is used to locate mental selection
Feb. 2005
Antinomy (Vol. 1 No. 1)
Thomas Baxter Fish-Fry for Two Approach #4
Tom Baxter, exploiting when a second spectator also thinks of a card
Related to Feb. 2005
Antinomy (Vol. 1 No. 1)
Jon Racherbaumer Bibliography
Feb. 2005
Antinomy (Vol. 1 No. 1)
Thomas Baxter Thoughts on "The Artful Ledger #1" with thoughts on the handling
Related to May 2005
Antinomy (Vol. 1 No. 2)
Erik Nordvall Out of Outs Variation of Out of Sight Out of Mind
Inspired by 2006 9
Randy Wakeman No Questions Asked OOSOOM
Inspired by 2007 388
Jon Racherbaumer A Mind-Reading Trick credit information
Related to 2007 220
Edward Marlo Streamlined Discernment one out of three
Also published here 2007 222
Allan Ackerman A Wry Gleaning Trick one out of four
Inspired byRelated to Oct. 2008
Genii (Vol. 71 No. 10)
Benjamin Earl Out of Touch - Out of Date "Ramblings on Card Stuff", opinion
Related to Oct. 2010
Gambit (Issue 2)
Roger Klause Thoughts on Vernon's Out of Sight – Out of Mind "From a letter to Harvey Rosenthal, dated January 6th, 1971"
Related to 2010 267
Charlie Miller Think Card Trick one of seven, performer stops at the card, it's named early on
Also published here
  • Genii, Nov. 1964
Nov./Dec. 2012
Genii (Vol. 75 No. 11 & 12)
Jared Kopf Riffled OOSOOM just the shuffling sequence with riffle shuffle
Inspired by 2016 13
Roy Walton Thanks For The Memories one out of nine, faro
Inspired byAlso published here 2016 74
Bob Farmer A Card that Lies, a Deck that Tells the Truth OOSOOM type
Variations 2017 92
R. Paul Wilson Out of Your Mind
Also published here 2017 3
R. Paul Wilson Easy OOSY
Also published here 2017 13
R. Paul Wilson Do You Believe?
2017 14
R. Paul Wilson Out of Pocket
2017 15
R. Paul Wilson Determination D using method D with OOSOOM
Inspired by 2017 16
R. Paul Wilson Think Stop
2017 16
Dai Vernon Vernon's Revelation for OOSOOM
2017 16
Vincent Hedan Out of Sight, Out of Mind 4
2017 12
Ryan Plunkett Out Of Sight, Out of Mind using a breather crimp
2020 101
Benjamin Earl Octopus one of three cards thought of, or any card with card-to-pocket out, with alternative peek selection procedure
2020 21
Dani DaOrtiz Showing cards “Out of Sight, Out of Mind” procedure, also see “The spectator discards” on p. 92 (see reference on p. 89)
2021 91
Dai Vernon Mental Card Effect from private lecture notes by Ernest Shattock
2022 75
Roy Walton Thanks for the Memories one out of nine, faro
Also published here 2022 84
Dave Forrest Expertalk: Outs of Mind, Dave Forrest on Vernon's Out of Sight, Out of Mind
Also published here
  • MAGIC, June 2008
2022 750
Dai Vernon Vernon's Mind Bridge spectator thinks of a card in a bridge hand, deck shuffled and dealt out again, spectator indicates the hand that contains his card, performer stops at selection while dealing through those thirteen cards
2022 4
Juan Tamariz A Variation Vernon Style four cards given to five spectators each, showing larger groups à la OOSOOM, card to pocket climax
Inspired by 2022 39
Anson Chen, Kelvin Chow Out of Hong Kong
2023 62
Allan Ackerman The Mind Reading Trick one of four
Inspired byRelated to 2024 137