35 entries in Cards / Gaffed Cards & Decks / Cards / Double Facer / Same Both Sides (SBS)
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Dr. Jacob Daley Frontier Fantasy red and blue backed Four of Spades transpose, red-blue double backer
1940 The Jinx (Issue 85) 542
Father Cyprian Double Extror Collector Aces tabled face-down, then three cards selected, they appear between the Aces, using one duplicate Ace and double facer
Inspired by 1971 The Bottom Collectors 44
Dai Vernon Vernon's Ace Sucker Gag No. 110, packet trick with double face Ace, too cryptic
1972 Jacob Daley's Notebooks 32
Jeff Busby Royal Runaway Jack, Queen and King of one suit are in (Himber) wallet, chosen value travels to pocket, then from deck back to wallet, turns over, back to deck
1973 Royal Runaway 1
Gerald Kosky Four Messages six blank cards, display to hide four messages
1975 The Magic of Gerald Kosky 157
Roy Johnson Instant Aces Kings and Aces transpose, four double facers, sbs joker
1976 Extra Lecture 2
Roy Johnson Invisible Reverse "Thoughts on the 'Invisible Pack'"
card always shows up in the center without a cut, sbs
1976 Extra Lecture 10
Tan Hock Chuan Sympathetic Transposition S.B.S. Deck, any four cards transpose between spectator and magician's decks
1977 The Magic of Tan Hock Chuan 11
David Britland All Around Twist allowing clean display because of SBS double facer
Inspired by 1983 Deckade 12
Paul Brignall Flushtronic four Ten of Clubs shown, one by one they turn face down, transformation into Royal Flush at the end, SBS
Inspired byAlso published here 1984 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 35) 690
Dan Tong Thaumaturge two ESP decks with different backs, performer and spectator select same symbol
Oct. 1984 Magick (Issue 341) 1702
Roy Johnson Twin Reverse named card removed from two decks, replaced in both decks where spectator wants, card turns over in both decks in two phases, SBS deck
Inspired by
  • "Buttoned Reverse" (Roy Johnson, Abracadabra, 1970s)
1989 Silver Special 57
Edward Marlo, Nate Leipzig Marlo on Leipzig's "Acrobats" face cards of two halves transpose, duplicate and SBS double facer
Inspired by 1992 The Olram File (Issue 12) 4
Gene Lawton Cheaters Solution to "A Card Problem" deck faced and spread on table, face-up and face-down card pushed out of spread, they are mates, mate SBS
Inspired by June 1992 Profile (Issue 8) 12
Paul Brignall Flushtronic four Ten of Clubs shown, one by one they turn face down, transformation into Royal Flush at the end, SBS
Also published here 1995 Intermagic (Vol. 19 No. 3) 114
Curtis Kam Move to the Front of the Glass signed card travels to face of deck that is in glass with handkerchief cover, repeat, card appears in stages (blank, faded, ...), SBS
Variations 1996 Professional Close-up of Curtis Kam 64
John Graham That's Fast! duplicate and double facer
Mar. 1997 Apocalypse (Vol. 20 No. 3) 2761
Karl Fulves Dr. J unknown face-down card is placed in face-up deck where spectator cuts, the card he cuts to is then the face-down card, SBS deck
Related to 1997 The Vampire Chronicles 20
Harry Lorayne Any Bill Vanish one of two bills placed in Himber wallet disappears, also with cards (SBS)
1998 The Himber Wallet Book 3
Francis Carlyle The Mishmash Force makes use of a double-faced card (SBS)
2000 Card College — Volume 4 801
Karl Fulves O. Henry Tale card chosen, Ace of Spades pushed face-down in face-up deck where spectator wants, it turns out that the card changes into selection and found the Ace of Spades instead, two methods:
  • SameBothSolution (SBS Ace)
  • Impromptu Method
Inspired byRelated to 2001 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 6) 206
Bob King Follow Up single phase, SBS
2002 The Breather 3 12
P. Howard Lyons That's What I Call Direct! spectator holds card on his head, face towards him, polaroid photo is taken and the card has turned over on photo
Jan. 2003 Genii (Vol. 66 No. 1) 77
Wayne Dobson Janus open prediction shown, face-down card chosen and dropped on top, they match, rest of deck shown to be all alike but a different card, SBS card
2004 Dobson's Choice 3 15
Dai Vernon A Revelation spectator reverses four cards behind his back, all turn out to be Aces, apparently a key card location trick is explained, SBS deck
Related to 2006 Prolix (Issue 1) 11
Harry Riser Double Triple Match ten red-backed and ten blue-backed cards mixed together, two chosen, they match and also match a card put in the Himber wallet, repeat phase, SBS double facers
Also published here
  • MUM, Oct. & Nov. 1999
2006 Secrets of an Escamoteur 148
Tyler Wilson Cherry Bomb cherry drawn on card, knot tied in its drawn stem in the performer's mouth
Inspired byVariations 2006 Another Bite of the Cherry 24
Stewart James Lejun Prediction placed in clear tumbler, in full view. Card is chosen fairly and found to match prediction
Also published here
  • Linking Ring, Aug 1954
2007 The Essential Stewart James 127
Curtis Kam Move to the Front of the Glass simplified handling, signed card travels to face of deck that is in glass with handkerchief cover, repeat, card appears in stages (blank, faded, ...), SBS
Inspired by 2007 By All Means 28
Allan Slaight Seden-Tear-Y initialed card restored except torn corner, then corner as well, method to make two duplicate tears
Inspired by
  • Wilbur Kattner, Linking Ring, Feb. 1945
2008 Spins & Needles 52
William Goodwin The Tumblers four Jokers (with one-way faces) change orientation, with credit information on the plot
  • Notes (additional approaches)
Related to
  • "Pointer" (Phil Goldstein, marketed 1976)
2011 Evolution 6
Gabi Pareras El Triunfo del Periódico cheek to cheek
2014 El Libro de los Triunfos 44
John Hostler Reciprocal Discovery two spectators face on stage and select a card from two decks, they match, SBS
  • 20/20 Variation (No Glasses)
2018 Firkin of Deipotent Trouvailles 39
Denis Behr The Dark Force spectator reverses any card below table, forced
Related to 2018 Handcrafted Card Magic — Volume 3 41
Peter Gröning Torn Between Two Worlds selection torn in half, both halves signed by two spectators, they fuse into half a SBS double facer
2020 Resigned to Miracles 89