47 entries in Spongeball / Traveling
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Hubert Lambert The Leapin' Leprechauns small sponge balls under glass, glass covered with newspaper, large ball finish
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948)
Cy Keller Shmoology ideas for comic figure "Shmoo", imp bottle, sponge rabbits
June 1949
The Phoenix (Issue 179)
Harry E. Snider Day Light Savings Sponge Ball Routine four balls, traveling into spectator's hand
Mar. 1949
Hugard's Magic Monthly (Vol. 6 No. 10)
Jean Hugard, Jerry Lukins The Feint -- Sponge Balls to spectator's hand, analysis
Nov. 1949 598
Lewis Ganson Basic Effect two in the hand, one in the pocket
1954 100
Tony Slydini Sorcery With Spheres two sponge balls, one travels from the magician's hand to the spectator's hand. Next a third appears and then a fourth. At the end two balls transform in many tiny balls in the spectator's hand.
1960 88
Remo Inzani Sponge Ball Routine potato as finale
1967 297
Walter J. Gydesen Ball that Went On A Trip ball vanishes from glass and appears inside other glass, covered with other inverted glass and handkerchief
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68)
Milbourne Christopher Milbourne Christophers Schwammball-Routine sponge ball routine, four balls, one ball changes into coin as climax
1975 12
Frank Garcia Garcia's Magic Count (A Lesson in Misdirection) hand to hand
Also published here 1975 ca. 3
"The One, Two, Three Knock-Out Routine"
1976 22
The Magic "10" Count - "Chinese Version"
1976 91
Frank Garcia "Four Plus" - Second Version ten count with four sponge balls
1976 93
Frank Garcia My Version of the "10" Count balls appear from purse frame
1976 95
"The Slow Motion Transposition and Impromptu Routine" sponge from purse frame, split in two, one in each hand, travel into one
1976 102
Frank Garcia The "Slick" Routine two in hand, one in pocket
1976 118
Frank Garcia, Roy Benson Sometimes bowl routine
1976 151
Frank Garcia, Tony Slydini Head to Head Migratory Balls
Inspired by 1976 167
Bob Elliott The Bob Elliott Razzle Dazzler two in the hand, one in the pocket
1976 171
Frank Garcia The Spongeball Trick thoughts on the ball to spectator's hand
1976 192
Frank Garcia Ideas, Reflections and More Ideas ball to rolled up bill
1976 194
Bob Baxter Criss-Cross subtlety for ball-into-spectator's hand
1976 205
Frank Garcia Two in the Hand, One in the Pocket Bit
1976 206
Frank Garcia Tablecloth Surprise ball appears under table cloth
1976 208
Frank Garcia More Thoughts, Ideas and Reflections
  • Pop-Up Routine
  • Interesting Start
  • My Preferred Pop-Up Routine
  • Different Method
1976 212
Patrick Page The Sponge Ball Effect two in the hands routine
1976 115
Frank Garcia Garcia's Magic Count (A Lesson in Misdirection) hand to hand
Also published here 1978 5
Albert Cohn Sponge Balls traveling into spectator's hand claimed by Cohn, see p. 1328 for further comment on the history (quote from Expert Manipulation Finale, Ganson)
The Chronicles (Issue 21)
Jeff White Watch My Balls sponge balls travel from hand to hand, seated
1980 29
Roger Klause Sponge Ball Up Sleeve sponge ball to spectator's sleeve, repeat
Variations 1983 73
Danny Korem Malini On Stage two spectators on stage, sponge ball routine with paperballs over the head situation and balls appearing at spectator, then watch steal and coconut production from hat
1985 78
Albert Goshman A.G. Sponge Balls credit information, three different sized/colored sponge balls vanish and reappear in spectator's hand and under salt shaker.
1985 53
Stewart Judah Papierbälle und Hüte four paper balls travel and assemble under a hat
July 1985
Intermagic (Vol. 11 No. 3 & 4)
John Carney Current Classic two spongeballs appear and travel together in spectator's hand
1986 (ca.) 2
Hiroshi Sawa Silent Movie four sponge balls in a row on the table, they travel to the other hand in a tabled and visual manner
1988 92
Dexter Cleveland The Sponger three phase routine, with sponge 4
1989 530
Roger Klause The Sponge & Sleeve sponge ball vanishes and reappears in spectator's sleeve, effect repeated
Inspired by 1991 25
John Swomley Hokey Pokey sponge ball move, one ball travels from performer's hand to second ball in spectator's hand
Dec. 1992
The Minotaur (Vol. 4 No. 4)
"Joro" Bruno Hennig Die wandernden Punkte three pieces of black round sponge, points, large point appears as climax
1993 146
"Joro" Bruno Hennig Der Hut eines alten Strassenzauberers hat and sponge ball, large stone as final load
1999 63
Tony Slydini Slydini's Secret tan-colored sponge ball removed from bottomless cardboard box and vanished, repeated a few times, then box is lifted and there are only sponge balls in other colors
2002 225
Jackie McClements The Ball Beneath ball from hand to hand
Inspired byAlso published here
  • The Crimp, p. 437
2004 10
Sveroni Die Kunst der Ablenkung sponge balls routine, two in the hands element, color change of balls
2009 28
Hiroshi Sawa サイレント・ムービー (The Silent Movie) Spongeball routine, four spongeballs travel from hand to hand in silent act
2013 73
Joaquín Matas Bolas a la Caja de Cartón (Rutina Tricolor) three sponge balls with different colors vanish one by one and appear together in a small box, written up by Gabriel Pareras
2014 233
Chinese Count sponge ball from hand to hand, credit information
2018 235
Johnny Thompson Sponge into Spectator's Hand
2018 239