45 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
The Jinx (Issue 85)
Stewart James The Open Prediction #17 blank-backed card with prediction written on its back, kind of SBS, prediction (written on blank card) is in glass and chosen card is added to it
Inspired by
  • "Lejun" (Stewart James, Linking Ring, Aug. 1954, p. 88)
Aug. 1955
Ibidem (Issue 3)
Edward Marlo The Spectator Coincidence physical selection matches mental (named from face-up spread) selection, using "Double Face Mente Tekel in red and blue cards", suggesting an SBS deck as well in intro
Inspired byVariations Dec. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 19)
Edward Marlo Type of Prediction odd-backed prediction in pocket, using "Double Face Mente Tekel in red and blue cards"
Inspired by Dec. 1959
Ibidem (Issue 19)
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 44
Dai Vernon Vernon's Ace Sucker Gag No. 110, packet trick with double face Ace, too cryptic
1972 32
Jean Garance Volte-Face two cards are placed face to face in the deck, they both turnover
Hokus Pokus (Vol. 34 No. 5)
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 1
Gerald Kosky Four Messages six blank cards, display to hide four messages
1975 157
Roy Johnson Instant Aces Kings and Aces transpose, four double facers, sbs joker
1976 2
Roy Johnson Invisible Reverse "Thoughts on the 'Invisible Pack'"
card always shows up in the center without a cut, sbs
1976 10
Tan Hock Chuan Sympathetic Transposition S.B.S. Deck, any four cards transpose between spectator and magician's decks
1977 11
Jochen Zmeck J. Z. - ESP - Voraussage ESP prediction, five rough-smooth pairs
1981 3
Two-Card Monte Move
1981 5
David Britland All Around Twist allowing clean display because of SBS double facer
Inspired by 1983 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 Mar. 1984
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 35)
Dan Tong Thaumaturge two ESP decks with different backs, performer and spectator select same symbol
Oct. 1984
Magick (Issue 341)
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 57
Edward Marlo, Nate Leipzig Marlo on Leipzig's "Acrobats" face cards of two halves transpose, duplicate and SBS double facer
Inspired by June 1992
The Olram File (Issue 12)
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)
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)
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 64
John Graham That's Fast! duplicate and double facer
Mar. 1997
Apocalypse (Vol. 20 No. 3)
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 20
Harry Lorayne Any Bill Vanish one of two bills placed in Himber wallet disappears, also with cards (SBS)
1998 3
Bob King Follow Up single phase
Also published here 1998 19
Bob King Catch of the Day card removed invisibly from one half and caught on face of other half where it visibly appears (Flippant)
Variations 1998 24
Francis Carlyle The Mishmash Force makes use of a double-faced card (SBS)
2000 801
Mark Levy Ennobling The Prediction ten numbered sugar packets are mixed, all that fall face down are removed until one remains, number predicted, double-facer force (credit information)
Apr. 2000
Magic (Vol. 9 No. 8)
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 206
Bob King Follow Up single phase
Also published here 2002 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)
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 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)
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 148
Tyler Wilson Cherry Bomb cherry drawn on card, knot tied in its drawn stem in the performer's mouth
Inspired byVariations 2006 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 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 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 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 6
Gabi Pareras El Triunfo del Periódico cheek to cheek
2014 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 39
Denis Behr The Dark Force spectator reverses any card below table, forced
Related to 2018 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 89
Friedrich Roitzsch Nine Card Monte Revisited
Inspired byRelated to
  • Alberto de Figueiredo, 52 Infieles, p. 114
2023 53