110 entries in Cards / Gaffed Cards & Decks / Cards / Double Backer / Different Colors
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Transposition Extraordinary between two odd-backed decks, red-blue double backer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 119
Theodore Annemann Remote Control odd-backed unknown card signed on back is chosen from face, red-blue sticky double backer
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • "Remote Control" (The Sphinx, July 1929, Max Holden's column, description without method)
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 121
Dai Vernon Chameleon Backs two odd-backed cards, back color transposes, red-blue double backer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 125
Jess Kelly The Sympathetic Card blue backed card changes to red when rubbed on red deck, red-blue double backer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 129
Charles T. Jordan One Ahead mexican turnover prediction with red-blue double backer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 284
Unknown Movie Color Cards two different colored decks change places, two red-blue double backers
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 287
Dr. Jacob Daley Frontier Fantasy red and blue backed Four of Spades transpose, red-blue double backer
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 85) 542
Bob Spencer Card Filtration red backed card travels to blue backed deck, red/blue double backer
1945 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 4
Bob Spencer Back to Back red/blue double backer
1945 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 5
Fred Fletcher Cherry Red Blues same card from red and blue deck are exchanged and put reversed in the other deck, then they travel back to the original pack, red-blue double backer
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 111) 447
Milton Kort Color Change & Follow Up Two red decks, one changes to blue, and then a Chicago Opener style routine is performed (blue card placed in red deck, spectator picks it out from face up spread), red/blue card
Related to 1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 288) 1152
Stewart James Touchosen red/blue doublebacker, see also p. 48
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 306) 23
Lin Searles The Covered Vanish with red-blue double backer
1958 Ultimate Aces 7
Jochen Zmeck Geistino-Perfekt brainwave effect with different deck, twenty-six double facers alternate with twenty-six red/blue double backers, partial rough-smooth
1967 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks — Teil III 5
John A. M. Howie Brainwave Bet odd-backed unkown card inserted in deck, spectator names correct card, clean-up anti-climax follows, red-blue double backer
1969 Epilogue (Issue 6) 41
Bruce Cervon All Shook Up color changing Triumph, red-blue double backer, including "Non-Gimmicked Method"
1971 Expert Card Chicanery 3
Roger Smith Twisting the Red Aces (Blue) color changing back finale, deck changes color as well, red/blue double backer
1971 The K-S Control System 17
David Morse Choose Your Label red / blue double backer
1972 Magick (Issue 42) 209
Derek Dingle All Backs Aces lost and found in process, color changing backs kicker, twenty red-blue double backers
Related to 1973 Epilogue (Issue 19) 179
North Bigbee Mexican Miracle two decks, card prediction, red / blue double backer
1974 Magick (Issue 106) 528
Derek Dingle All Backs Routine aces lost and found in process, color changing backs kicker, twenty red-blue double backers
Related to 1975 (ca.) Additional Deceptions 13
Edward Marlo Think as I Think with thought of Cards, gaffed, red-blue double backer, red-blue menetekel, three approaches
1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 208
Peter Kane The Blushing Jokers four blue-backed jokers, turn red one by one, then blue again, red/blue double backer
Variations 1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 6) 72
Jon Racherbaumer Macho Matcho card placed on table, matches freely named card from other deck, roughed red-blue menetekel, red-blue double backer
Inspired by 1976 Lecture Notes 1 22
Dai Vernon, Sam Leo Horowitz The Second Method red/blue double backer
Also published here 1978 Four-Card Brainwave 4
Philip T. Goldstein Contrasting Prediction red/blue double backer
Related to 1978 Notions 5
David Britland Turncoat twisting with four Jacks of Diamonds, one red and three blue backed, back situation reverses, red/blue double backer
1978 Trick Card Trickery 12
Jerry K. Hartman Second Blush Blue jokers change to red, then change back
Inspired by 1978 Loose Ends 72
Thomas Alan Waters Synchroincidence two decks, same card is selected, red/blue
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1979 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue New Thoughts For Old) 31
Philip T. Goldstein Cycle backs of four cards change color, red/blue double backer
Related to 1979 Cycle! 2
Jon Racherbaumer The Blue Intruder Strikes Again! spectator choses only blue card in red back, using brainwave deck
1980 Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant) 56
Philip T. Goldstein A Fine Mesh two selections between three odd-backed jokers vanish, then a joker finds the selections in deck on either side, red/blue double backer
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1981 Quasimodo / A Fine Mesh 1
Philip T. Goldstein Quasimodo three jokers and one normal card are mixed, monte type premise, normal card's back changes red and then blue again with comedic presentation, red/blue double backer
1981 Quasimodo / A Fine Mesh 3
Fred Castle The Lovely Queens Four red backed queens turn over one by one, then shown to have blue backs, and then the faces have changed into photos of "glamorous" ladies
1981 Magic With Giant Cards 6
Karl Fulves Synchro red-blue double backer
1981 The Chronicles (Issue 30) 1357
Derek Dingle Poor Charlie gaffed, rainbow backs
Variations 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 126
Peter Kane The Court Jesters four blue-backed Jokers change to red-backed Jokers, red/blue double backer
1982 Kane 145
Edward Marlo Color Changing Backs first packet, then full deck follows, red-blue double backers
1983 Marlo's Plus Package 24
Theodore Annemann Remote Control reprint of original instructions, red/blue double backer, see only p. 45 for effect description by Max Holden from July 1929 Sphinx
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 50
Dai Vernon, Sam Leo Horowitz The Vernon-Horowitz Method red/blue double backer
Also published here 1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 93
Bill Worsley, Archie Palmer Intrigue: 2 back color change, red-blue double backer
Related to July 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 7) 1248
Philip T. Goldstein, Stephen Tucker Muster odd-backed blank card becomes (open) red-blue double backer, simplified version of Stephen Tucker's "You Must Be Psychic" (Cardiac-Arrest)
1984 West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 2) 18
John F. C. McLachlan A Test of Flirtatiousness four blue-backed jokers, turn red one by one, then blue again
Inspired by 1984 Fork Full of Appetizers — Book 2 36
Philip T. Goldstein Drop Contrast only red-backed card in blue-backed deck is found by spectator, red/blue double backer
1985 FISM Madrid 1985 1
Unknown Color Changing Pack red-blue double backer, "running-cut optical illusion"
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 22
Philip T. Goldstein Drop Contrast only red-backed card in blue-backed deck is found by spectator, red/blue double backer
1986 Mix '86 3
Peter Duffie No Case to Answer odd-backed mystery card, Jacks produced as well, red/blue double backer
Inspired by 1987 Inspirations 93
David Neighbors The Denver Opener red/blue double backer
1987 Riffling the Pasteboards — Again! 21
Christoph Borer Eine halbe Sache back of selection change back, then back of color only change to the center, eventually all cards change back color, red/blue double backer
Also published here 1988 Seminarheft 14
Philip T. Goldstein Drop Contrast only red-backed card in blue-backed deck is found by spectator, red/blue double backer
1988 Das Phil Goldstein Seminar 6
Christoph Borer Eine Halbe Sache back of selection change back, then back of color only change to the center, eventually all cards change back color, red/blue double backer
Also published here 1989 Seminarheft 28
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
Philip T. Goldstein Drop Contrast only red-backed card in blue-backed deck is found by spectator, red/blue double backer
1990 NYCANOTES 5
Philip T. Goldstein A Fine Mesh two selections between three jokers vanish, then a joker finds the selections in deck on either side, red/blue double backer
Also published here 1990 Focus 26
Philip T. Goldstein Five-Card Polka poker story, red/blue double backer, marketed in 1976
1990 Focus 55
Philip T. Goldstein Tiny Water 2&2 cards, red/ blue double backer, marketed in 1975
1990 Focus 99
Michael Powers The Nightmare Card odd-backed version of the Dream Card Plot where the card apparently stays on the table in full sight, red/blue double backer
Inspired by 1990 Top Secret Stuff 5
Michael Powers Incredible Coincidence card freely chosen, prediction card in pocket is same card, optionally odd-backed, red/blue double backer
1990 Top Secret Stuff 23
John Bannon Tattoo You spectator's initials are transferred from red to blue card, red/blue double backer
Variations 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 38
Christoph Borer Eine Halbe Sache back of selection change back, then back of color only change to the center, eventually all cards change back color, red/blue double backer
Also published here 1991 Magie 20
James Swain The Capitulating Queens packet trick where four Queens change to different colored backs (Based on Gardner's "All the Conformists")
Variations 1992 Don't Blink 49
Arturo de Ascanio Azul, Rojo, Blanco (Análisis de una Construcción) all backs, normal, color changing back and nudist deck as climax
Also published here 1992 La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 5 125
Wayne Kyzer Memorable Magic one red/blue double backer and blank card
Inspired by 1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 57
Karl Fulves Little Alice mate coincidence with odd-backed cards in two packets, one handled behind back, red/blue double backer
Inspired byRelated to 1996 Underworld (Issue 3) 32
Basil Horwitz £100 Challenge Mind Control Test cards from red and blue deck match, red/blue double backer
1997 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz — Volume 4 54
David Solomon Odd Backed Aces To The Fourth Power every Ace has a different back, red/blue double backer
Inspired by 1997 Solomon's Mind 128
David Solomon Post-it Prediction prediction on post-it note on red-backed Joker, put in blue-backed card by performer next to the prediction, red/blue double backer
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here
  • Linking Ring, Sept. 1992
1997 Solomon's Mind 196
Pete Ottaviano, Richard Bartram, Jr. Brainstorm Intruder red/blue double backer, unknown odd-backed card is found with open prediction procedure from face
Inspired by 1997 Trephine 100
Peter Warlock Mentasma hinged envelope cards, red/blue double backer
Related to 1998 Underworld (Issue 7) 94
Milton Kort Kort's Color-changing Deck Two red decks, one changes to blue, and then a Chicago Opener style routine is performed (blue card placed in red deck, spectator picks it out from face up spread)
Related to 1999 Kort 65
Bob King Challenge Card Across red/blue double backer
1999 Private Notes 19
David Acer Color Scheme sandwiched card visibly changes back color, then back to normal, red/blue double backer and red/red double backer
1999 Natural Selections — Volume II 132
Paul Curry The Color-Changing Deck one red/blue double backer
Variations 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 71
Sam Schwartz Color Changing Jokers back of four cards change one by one from blue to red, chosen card then back to blue, red/blue double backer
Related toVariations 2001 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 6) 199
Karl Fulves Joker Monte color changing backs, red/blue double backer
Inspired by 2001 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 6) 202
Sam Schwartz The Magician ten red-blue double backers are openly shown, then one side changes to letter cards spelling MAGICIAN
2002 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 252
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Back to back to back four cards change and twist, with color changing backs into rainbow, red/blue double backer
  • Twisting the blue
  • Twisting the red
  • Twisting the rainbow
2002 Ahead of the Pack 154
Dai Vernon, Roberto Giobbi, Juan Tamariz The Color-Changing Deck red/blue double backer
Inspired by 2003 Card College — Volume 5 1333
Dave Campbell Direct Transfer selection signed on face, odd-backed card signed on back by performer suddenly has the spectator's signed face, red/blue double backer, partial roughing
Related to 2004 The Dave Campbell Legacy 341
Dave Campbell An Open Prediction red/blue double backer, partial roughing
2004 The Dave Campbell Legacy 347
Jay Sankey The Blues red-backed deck changes into blue with help of a blue stone, red/blue double backer
2004 Sankey Unleashed 160
Derek Dingle Poor Charlie gaffed, rainbow backs
Inspired by May 2004 Genii (Vol. 67 No. 5) 64
Christoph Borer Eine halbe Sache back of selection change back, then back of color only change to the center, eventually all cards change back color, red/blue double backer
Also published here 2006 Compilation 58
Jack Avis Blind Choice performer reverses two cards in blue-backed deck, spectator reverses two cards behind back in red-backed deck, they match, two red/blue double backers
Related to
  • Jack Avis' "Blind Choice" (GEN June 1964)
2006 Rara Avis 25
Jack Avis Thoughts on Vernon's Handling of the Ten Card Trick using odd-backed prediction card, perhaps red/blue double backer
Related to
  • Row of Ten Cards in Revelations (Dai Vernon)
2006 Rara Avis 38
Jack Avis A Variation on the Diary Trick red/blue double backer
2006 Rara Avis 46
Jack Avis The Fulves Problem Universal Card Plot, odd-backed, red-blue double backer
2006 Rara Avis 70
Jack Avis Scarab without a Brainwave "A way of using Jaks' Brainwave Presentation"
card selected, odd-backed card as prediction in another deck, red-blue double backer
Inspired by 2006 Rara Avis 199
Michael Powers Red Shift four blue-backed jokers, turn red one by one, then whole deck is red-backed, red/blue double backer
Inspired by 2006 Power Plays 152
Christoph Borer Eine halbe Sache back of selection change back, then back of color only change to the center, eventually all cards change back color, red/blue double backer
Also published here 2007 Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 31
Dani DaOrtiz Problema de Hofzinser - Carta y Reloj on Hofzinser's card problem 11. Card and Watch, prediction of time and card, watch drawn on card using duplicates and red/blue double backer
Inspired by 2007 El Manuscrito (Vol. 1 No. 2) 17
Arturo de Ascanio Blue, Red, White: A Constructional Study all backs, normal, color changing back and nudist deck as climax
Also published here 2008 The Magic of Ascanio — More Studies of Card Magic 251
Karl Fulves Zwindle card changes into right card in z-fold wallet, red/blue double backer
2010 Xtra Credit (Issue 8) 44
Chris Westfall Cheeky Triumph color changing deck + Triumph, uses variant of Cheek-to-Cheek deck with twenty-five red/blue double backers
Related to
  • Genii Speaks (Richard Kaufman, 2011)
  • "Technicolor Cheek to Cheek" (R. Paul Wilson, Aldo Colombini, marketed)
  • "Spectrum" (R. Paul Wilson, 2005, marketed)
Also published here
July 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 7) 22
Chris Randall Red Rising odd-backed ambitious card visually appears on top
Sep. 2011 Genii (Vol. 74 No. 9) 18
Patrick Lehnen Blue Hot Mama hole deck changes as a climax, blue-red double backer, see also Luke Dancy “Chicago Closer“
2013 Lecture Notes 17
Chris Westfall Cheeky Triumph color changing deck + Triumph, uses variant of Cheek-to-Cheek deck with twenty-five red/blue double backers
Also published here 2013 Calculated Chaos 9
Steven Hamilton Stressed-out Card in-the hands, deck changes into rainbow deck, red/blue double backer
Inspired by 2013 The Magic of Steven Hamilton 70
Dominique Duvivier Double Mental two decks, performer and spectator each choose a card, they are the only odd-backed cards and one is shown to be written on the back of the other, the decks transpose, twenty-four double backers
June 2013 Genii (Vol. 76 No. 6) 71
Bob Farmer I Predict a Red Backed Card odd-backed tabled card turns out to be later thought-of card, red/blue double backer
  • The Spectator Picks the Mystery Card
2017 The Bammo Gaffus Maximus 24
Bob Farmer The Magic Red Card of Mystery odd-backed card is put on deck and vanishes, turns out to be later signed selection in center of deck, red/blue double backer
2017 The Bammo Gaffus Maximus 27
Bob Farmer Double-Back Vanish with odd-backed card, red/blue double backer, see page 31 for credit information by Max Maven
2017 The Bammo Gaffus Maximus 28
Jason Ladanye Cheaters Aces are apparently marked, special glasses presentation, Aces stacked and during deal change back color, then change back, red/blue double backers, faros
2018 Game Changer 223
David Solomon, Jordan Cotler Dually Noted two cards predicted on post-it note on back of odd-backed Joker, red/blue double backer
Inspired by 2018 Solomon's Secrets 88
Jan Logemann Doppelt hält besser two odd-backed signed cards are torn, two halves each fuse together back to back, red/blue double backer
2019 Eine Inselbegabung tourt mit 52 Freunde 18
Matthew Martin Again, Hofzinser Spins In His Grave odd-backed, red/blue double backer
2019 Output (Issue 1) 8
Ramón Riobóo Double Magic Trip Selection travels from blue deck to red deck, then repeated by making selection (which is now signed) jump back
2019 Second Thoughts 327
Patrick G. Redford Hot Travelers Named and selected cards travel from a red deck to a blue deck, multiple phases
Inspired by 2019 Sleightly Out Of Order 56
Simon Aronson Simon Aronson's Solution card signed, quarters torn out one by one are replaced quarters from odd-backed duplicate, when turned over the pieces still have spectator's signature, red/blue double backer
2021 Theseus 99
Sylvain Juzan Color Correction selection's back changes in middle of deck, then back to deck's color, faro, red/blue double backer
2021 Every Card You Take 20