45 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Chaos & Order / Complete Matching / Packets
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Otis Manning, Phil Sevush, Charles Nyquist, Jack McMillen The Eight Ace Routine No. 95, multi-phase routine using 2 duplicate sets of aces
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 179
Paul Swinford, Roy Walton Thoughts on "Money Power" ten cards eventually match, faros instead of reverse faros, see Roy Walton's "Money Power"
Inspired by 1971 Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 278
Nick Trost, Stewart Judah Matched Picture Cards picture cards shown to be mixed, then later all paired up in mates
VariationsAlso published here 1976 Subtle Card Magic — Part Two 3
Paul Curry Triple Threat first mates in two piles, second every card matches
Inspired by 1977 Special Effects 38
Philip T. Goldstein Skyward two sets of four business cards with numbers are found to be in same order, propelled-lapping
1978 Magick (Issue 212) 1059
Paul Rylander Strangers seven Spades are shuffled, secured with a rubber band and placed in an envelope, performer manages to order seven Clubs in same order
1979 Magick (Issue 239) 1193
Al Smith Court Card Connexion picture cards shown to be mixed, then later all paired up in mates
Inspired byRelated to
  • Al Smith's earlier handling in Abra #1768
VariationsAlso published here
1980 Cards On Demand 1
Howard A. Adams Tulefta ten ESP (or regular) cards, eight eliminated, remaining two cards match, eliminated cards match as well as kicker, involving spelling, Ramasee Principle
Also published here 1982 OICUFESP (Issue 10 - TULEFTA - The Ramasee Prophecy) 12
Steve Bryan Steve Bryan Writes... five cards are torn in halves, phrase is spelled and spectator is allowed to say where the cards are changed, after each spelled word on top of the halves are the matching parts, spelling "Will the cards match"
Related to 1986 Gimmick (Issue 4) 7
Larry Becker "Will The Cards Match" ESP-style order matching with five torn-in-half cards
Variations May 1987 Apocalypse (Vol. 10 No. 5) 1349
Karl Fulves Hand Out two hands arrange in same order, beginning of "Handicraft" section
Variations 1989 And a Packet of Cards 54
Al Smith Bonus Era Court Card Connexion picture cards shown to be mixed, then later all paired up in mates
  • Going Mental (ESP version)
Inspired by 1991 Hot Stacks & Cold Decks 22
Larry Becker Match Game cards with jokes matching cards with punchlines,
Inspired byAlso published here 1992 Stunners! 221
Larry Becker The Ultimate Match-Up ramasee principle matching routine, using double facer ending with straight flush
Inspired by 1992 Stunners! 224
Basil Horwitz Matching ESP spectator pairs up sixteen ESP cards, they all match
1994 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz — Volume 3 35
Jerry K. Hartman Made to Order two four-card packets end up in the same order
Feb. 1994 Profile (Issue 18) 4
Nick Trost Court Card Conclave twelve court cards pair themselves
Also published here
  • in "3 Pet Secrets" (Nick Trost)
1995 Card College — Volume 1 63
Nick Trost, Stewart Judah Matched Picture Cards
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 49
Al Smith Al Smith's Version Variation of "Matched Picture Cards" without deck
Inspired byAlso published here 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 50
Norman Houghton Norman Houghton's First Version Variation of "Matched Picture Cards" also without deck
Inspired by 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 52
Norman Houghton Norman Houghton's Second Version Variation of "Matched Picture Cards" also without deck too
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 53
Tom Hubbard Tom Hubbard's Version Visual variation of "Matched Picture Cards"
Inspired by 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 54
Paul Swinford Paul Swinford's Routine Combination of original and Tom Hubbard's "Matched Picture Cards"
Inspired by 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 56
Vernon Winiecke Mix and Match
  • "Dot Com - Tricks and stunts with numbers"
five cards torn, two piles with five half-cards, words spelled and pairs put aside, they match, see reference for credit information, Ramasee Principle
Related to 1999 The Fine Print (Issue 10) 346
Howard A. Adams Tulefta ten ESP (or regular) cards, eight eliminated, remaining two cards match, eliminated cards match as well as kicker, involving spelling, Ramasee Principle
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1999 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 1) 17
Philip T. Goldstein Torn Again
  • The Other Month
five cards are torn up and the halves eventually matched
July 2000 Genii (Vol. 63 No. 7) 65
Karl Fulves Two by Two No. 11, packet shown in pairs, no matches, when shown again they match
Related to 2001 New Self-Working Card Tricks 18
Philip T. Goldstein Retinue Reuniter five cards torn (to build stack) and magically paired, Ramasee principle
2002 Redivider 35
Karl Fulves Match Them Up 4x4 layout, assembled in certain way, eight matches are produced
Related toVariations 2004 Discoverie (Issue 9) 117
Barrie Richardson Giant Pairs Repaired cards shown in pairs, they are not mated, then they are, using jumbo cards and story presentation
Inspired byAlso published here
  • marketed 1999
2005 Act Two 171
Steve Beam Bon Voyage group of cards shown to be mixed, then later all paired up by mates
Related toVariationsAlso published here 2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 107
Max Maven Box of Matches six torn cards match when words are spelled, words from card case used
Inspired by 2006 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 74
Nick Trost Court Card Conclave
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 70
Sveroni, Christian Scherer Dies ist reine Magie five jumbo cards are torn in halves, phrase is spelled and spectator is allowed to say where the cards are changed, after each spelled word on top of the halves are the matching parts, using Howard Adams' Ramasee Principle
Inspired byRelated to 2008 Heureka! 21
Steve Beam Bon Voyage group of cards shown to be mixed, then later all paired up by mates
Also published here 2008 Counter Attack 33
Nick Trost A Coincidence Combination two thirteen-card packets, power of thought, then all pairs match
Inspired by 2009 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 2 316
Nick Trost The Ultimate Cidentaquin using swindle switch
Inspired by 2009 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 2 566
John Bannon Poker Pairadox Redux
Inspired byAlso published here 2011 Bullet Party 96
Patrick G. Redford Perfect World Spectator matches numerical value of their cards with the random numerical order of the performer's shuffled packet, five cards each.
Related to 2013 Small World 24
John Bannon Poker Pairadox Redux
Also published here 2013 High Caliber 175
Roy Walton Stay Lucky ten-card packet is mated
Also published here
  • Magic, Jan. 2002
2016 The Complete Walton — Volume 3 90
Roy Walton Strike a Match five mate pairs are mixed and mated again
2016 The Complete Walton — Volume 3 192
Dexter Cleveland Punchlines cards with jokes matching cards with punchlines, Ramasee Principle, same idea as Becker's Punch Lines
Also published here 2020 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 12 37
Ramón Riobóo The Marrying Man group of cards shown to be mixed, then later all paired up by mates
Inspired byRelated to 2020 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 12 143
Sylvain Juzan Bonus Track: Spelling Business cards spelled out from two eight-card packets match
2021 Every Card You Take 82