64 entries in Cards / Principles / Miscalling
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown faire tirer des cartes par quatre spectateur; les nommer ensuite sans les avoir vues, et faire qu'une de ces cartes se metamorphose successivement en chacune des autres four chosen cards are guessed by the magician, then one of these cards will be transformed successively into each of them (miscalling)
1786 Testament de Jérôme Sharp 156
Charles T. Jordan Card Vanish via Miscall four cards placed on table, one miscalled and forced
1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks) 9
Charles T. Jordan The Vanishing Pair two selected cards are predicted and travel from one half to the other in card case, miscalling
Related toAlso published here 1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks) 10
Louis Nikola The Spelling Bee Ace to King spelled out from the top (Jack miscalled as King)
Related to 1927 The Nikola Card System 39
William Larsen, T. Page Wright Sympathetic Location
  • Second Method
  • Third Method
1928 The L. W. Card Mysteries 4
Theodore Annemann Psychic Sympathy two decks, spectator cuts his deck and looks at one, performer removes same card from his deck, trick is repeated
  • Method Number Two
1931 The Book Without A Name 27
Ralph W. Hull The Elusive Jack "A new impromptu 'Two Card Monte' with any cards"
1933 More "Eye-Openers" 15
Eddie Clever A Test of Power spectator doesn't find performer's card in ten chances, performer finds spectator's card, billet
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1936 The Jinx (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36) 89
Charles T. Jordan The Vanishing Pair two cards travel from one half into half in card case, miscalling
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 26
Jack Vosburgh Help from Hades three cards selected, and written on paper and lost, found again with pieces of paper, miscall
1940 The Jinx (Issue 121) 708
Paul Morris The Question is ...... reversed card changes into selection, reversed card then in pocket, miscall
1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 52
Unknown 21 - Just a gag. Gag to reveal card by miscalling
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 37
Dr. Lazlo Rothbart Ihre Chance selection is found at position of number made by removed matches from matchbox
June 1941 La Baguette Magique (Issue 6) 4
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue Quick Change miscalling one of the cards
1943 Tricks and Sleights 20
Eddie Clever A Test of Power spectator doesn't find performer's card in ten chances, performer finds spectator's card, billet
Also published here 1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 30
Tommy Dowd John Doe ... Magician speller, miscalling selected card, for magicians
VariationsAlso published here 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 90) 366
Unknown The Disappearing Card Trick card vanishes from packet and reappears in deck at chosen number, duplicate
1949 52 Amazing Card Tricks 58
John Scarne Scarne's Power of Thought No. 147, selected card matches previous prediction.
Related toVariations 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 284
Dr. Stanley Jaks, Peter Warlock Prediction one of three face-down cards is selected, initials written on back and put back in the deck, card turns over and is predicted
1955 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 16 No. 5) 348
Tommy Dowd John Doe - Magician speller, miscalling selected card, spectator plays magician
Related toAlso published here 1956 The Best in Magic 108
Bruce Elliott No Second Deal miscall and duplicate, fake second deal
1956 The Best in Magic 182
Hans Trunk, Rolf Andra Eine diabolische Translokation six cards removed and names noted on paper, one vanishes in deck and appears in pocket
1957 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 18 No. 2) 481
Dr. A. Ch. Wilsmann Das Wunderlotto cards placed in rows on table, lotto numbers are selected to chose a card, matches prediction in envelope
1970 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 31 No. 5) 83
Robert Parrish Mental Opener spectator names number and that card is counted to face-up, number and card predicted, mirage deck, miscalling number
Summer 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 9th Folio) 763
Unknown Arranged Prediction mis-calling prediction in case the classic or table spread force fails
1975 New and Novel Knowledge 24
Edward Marlo The Prodigal Card three methods, Card is in Case from the start, miscalling
Related to 1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 264
Eddie Fields Way Ahead Card to Card Case Seven random cards called out and written down on piece of paper, with numbers one to seven. One of the numbers is chosen, and corresponding card appears in card case without moves, miscalling
Related toVariations 1976 The Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields 6
Karrell Fox Magical Assets
Variations 1976 Clever.... Like a Fox 143
Philip T. Goldstein, Arthur Carter Destiny spectator and magician think of a card, after the spectator shuffles the card are found next to each other, miscalling, based on Carter's "A Universal Out" from Magigram 3/75
Related toVariations 1977 The Green Book of Mentalism 5
Karl Fulves A Rare Find two cards removed, one remembered, both put wide apart in deck, performer stabs another card next to the selection, miscalling
Variations 1977 The Magic Book 66
Harold E. Haber, Jr. Ein Wunder für Phlegmatiker five selections are signed and put in envelope, names of cards are written on billets and put in hat, one chosen and that card vanishes from envelope and appears in pocket or elsewhere
Also published here
  • Hugard's Magic Monthly, Apr. 1947
  • Further Expert Magic (Percy Ladrett), 1923
July 1977 Intermagic (Vol. 4 No. 3) 109
Simon Aronson Histed Heisted matrix card divination, last card predicted
Inspired by
  • "The Miracle Divination" (Louis Histed, The Magic of Louis S. Histed)
Related toVariationsAlso published here
1978 The Card Ideas of Simon Aronson 104
Ken Krenzel Post Hoc Miracle thought from half the deck, a bit strange procedure, miscalling
Inspired by 1984 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 3 106
Karl Fulves, Eddie Fields Flyaway card to case, miscalling
Related to 1989 Easy-to-Do Card Tricks for Children 35
Bob King Poker Mental three spectators, last card also reversed in another deck, mis-calling mates
Related to 1989 Magician Foolers 20
Alexander de Cova Eine Dame zaubert spectator performs card in (Himber) wallet for performer
Inspired byAlso published here Nov. 1994 Intermagic (Vol. 19 No. 1) 30
Unknown Miscall fishing ploy for two cards, to always appear to be correct
1994 Working Alone 20
Simon Aronson Histed Heisted matrix card divination, last card predicted
Also published here 1994 Bound to Please 95
Alexander de Cova Die Zuschauerin zaubert... spectator performs card in (Himber) wallet for performer
Also published here 1994 Seminar 1994 9
Frederick Braue Flying Card - Version Two miscall
Inspired by 1996 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 14
Alexander de Cova The Psychodelic Winning Game two handlings, peek deck, miscalling or billet switch with index
Also published here 1997 Seminarunterlagen 1997 4
David Solomon Miscall Collectors
1997 Solomon's Mind 69
Alexander de Cova Any Card at Any Number peek deck, miscalling
1998 Secrets No. 2 18
Eddie Clever Three Thoughts Later three spectators think of a card and remove it, they're placed in an envelope and the names of the cards are written on a piece of paper, another spectator indicated three cards from a second deck which are put in an envelope, they are shown to match
Inspired by
  • "Dead Name Duplication" (Theodore Annemann, Thayer's Trick of the Month Club, 1932)
Apr. 1998 Onyx (Issue 3) 32
Frank Thompson Add On Move Aces up-jogged, put on top, three cards switched out
2000 Discoverie (Issue 3) 40
Harry Lorayne Miraculous Coincidence five cards chosen, one of those reversed, matches previously removed prediction, miscall
Inspired by
  • Randy Wakeman effect
2001 Personal Collection 561
Karl Fulves Out of Sight Out of Mind Version ten to twelve cards, miscalling
Inspired by
  • "He Only Thinks" (Eddie Clever, Magic In The Modern Manner, Orville Meyer, 1949)
Related to
2003 Off The Books (Issue 3) 24
Dai Vernon Miscall Strategy for two-way out
2007 The Wisdom of Solomon 137
Alexander de Cova A.C.A.N. - Any Card at Any Number peek deck, miscalling
Also published here 2007 Seminar 2007 8
Al Koran, Roberto Giobbi One-Deck Do-as-I-Do miscalling
Related to 2010 Secret Agenda (Issue July 26) 223
Denis Behr Stop It spectator stops dealing at predicted card, repeated twice more
Variations 2011 Handcrafted Card Magic — Volume 2 48
Roberto Giobbi Card at Number or Stop
Also published here Mar. 2012 Genii (Vol. 75 No. 3) 33
Alberto de Figueiredo Behr Para Creer spectator stops dealing at predicted card, repeated twice more, impromptu version
Inspired by 2013 Magia Demente 41
Roberto Giobbi Miscall Discovery Ruse selection is not actually found
Nov. 2014 Genii (Vol. 77 No. 11) 23
John Scarne Scarne's Power of Thought selected card matches previous prediction, tabled cards are read off and one is miscalled
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here
  • The Sphinx, Vol. 50 No. 5, Sep. 1951
Mar. 2016 Genii (Vol. 79 No. 3) 71
Harry Lorayne See/Hear/Feel three random cards chosen, spectator thinks of one, all face-down in a row, spectator puts hand on his card, it's secretly switched and can be produced any way one likes, miscalling
Variations 2017 JawDroppers! Two 140
Harry Lorayne S/H/F Killer pure miscalling
Inspired by 2017 JawDroppers! Two 143
Eddie Fechter Original Card on the Seat miscalled selection
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 111
Harry Lorayne Miraculous Coincidence five cards chosen, one of those reversed, matches previously removed prediction, miscall
Inspired by 2018 And Finally! 133
Steve Reynolds Marked Seconds second deal demo, miscall, lead-in for Open Travelers
2020 Output (Issue 6) 17
Sam H. Sharpe Older Than Dirt Yet Surprisingly Clean two halves, a card chosen from both, one vanishes from one half and appears in the other next to the other selection
Oct. 2021 Genii (Vol. 84 No. 10) 52
Dani DaOrtiz Verbally forcing a card (third system) from shuffled deck, a few cards are shown and named aloud for spectators to note, one of them is a force
2021 Freedom of Expression 58
Dani DaOrtiz One of two always get correct card when unsure between two (see reference on p. 89)
2021 Freedom of Expression 93
Jon Racherbaumer Right Side Up
  • Exhumations
deck cut in half, performer and spectator choose a card from their halves and put them into other half, deck assembled, both selections are reversed
  • David Solomon suggestion to avoid miscalling
Related to Aug. 2022 Genii (Vol. 85 No. 8) 43