185 entries in Cards / Principles / Plunger Principle
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown A General Utility "Location"
Related to 1933 Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 66
Unknown The Five Card Fan five cards pushed through deck until one remains
1936 Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 157
Jack McMillen The J.M. Rising Card plunger, reprinted from Genii, Sept 1936
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 328
Unknown The Fan Location: By Means of the Regular Fan
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 27
Unknown The Fadeaway Cards plunger-pushing back forth a packet through deck until one remains
Also published here 1938 Greater Magic 243
Jack McMillen Method No. 11. The "Plunger" Rising Cards with or without handkerchief, including an easier variation with wax
1938 Greater Magic 400
Unknown Fan Control spectator inserts card in fan
a/. (Automatic Jog Control)
b/. Riffle Control
Related toVariations 1938 More Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 49
Unknown The Fadeaway Cards brief, plunger-pushing back forth a packet through deck until one remains
Related to 1939 Be Deceived 7
Unknown The One-Hand Plunger Rising Cards
1940 Expert Card Technique 207
Unknown The Two-Hand Plunger Rising Cards
Related to 1940 Expert Card Technique 211
Unknown Automatic Jog No. I, II, III three methods (including Plunger)
1940 Expert Card Technique 104
Martin Gardner Plunger Glimpse sandwiched card secretly pushed out at the back via plunger principle
1940 12 Tricks with a Borrowed Deck 19
Jack McMillen The J.M. Rising Card with handkerchief, plunger
1945 My Best 64
Bob Madison The Great Trunk Trick plunger rise with handkerchief cover, drink appears as climax
1948 Show Stoppers with Cards 16
Paul LePaul An Automatic Jog-Control
Related toVariations 1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 101
Dai Vernon, Jack McMillen Just Injog plunger aces, handling
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 191) 763
M. B. Schulman Up plunger principle, placement
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 239) 955
Edward Marlo The Build Up red aces produced, turn over when pushed through deck, sandwich black aces, then previous selection
1952 Control Systems 106
Edward Marlo Simple Shift
Related toVariations 1953 The Cardician 58
Jose Diaz, Vynn Boyar, Edward Marlo Case Card Again
Inspired by 1956 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 339) 168
Nick Trost Spectator's Card Rise cards are cased all sticking out, all cards slide down except selection, in spectator's hand
Related to 1956 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 33
Everett Lyda Miracle Card Discovery cards rises from deck while two other cards are pushed in
1959 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1959) 45
Dai Vernon Plunger Location card above inserted card is jogged
Variations 1961 Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic 27
Harry Lorayne Change of four cards Push-Through Change
Related toVariations 1961 Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic 67
Edward Marlo The Most Flexible Shift: Simple Shift with additional notes and the following subsections:
  • The Crimped Ace
  • To Get All Four Aces to Top
  • To Get Three Aces to Top and One on Bottom
  • To Get Two Aces to Top and Two to Bottom
  • To Get Three Aces to Bottom and One on Top
  • To Place All Four Aces at a Certain Number from the Top or Bottom
  • To Get a Center Stock of Cards to Top or Bottom
1961 The Multiple Shift 35
Edward Marlo Simple Shift - Undercut Variation
1961 The Multiple Shift 41
Harry Lorayne Push-Through Change card packet that is sticking out of deck is switched
Related to 1962 Close-up Card Magic 203
Harry Lorayne Plunge-Thru' plunger, cards pushed through deck until only selection remains
1962 Close-up Card Magic 224
Unknown Plunger Principle
1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 53
Joseph K. Schmidt The World's Easiest Card Rise plunger
Variations 1968 The Impromptu Close-up Card Rise 6
Joseph K. Schmidt The Strip-Out Card Rise jog shuffle set-up for plunger
1968 The Impromptu Close-up Card Rise 12
George Zacharellis The Hunter and the Hunted deck dropped in case, selection projects from cased deck, two handlings
1968 The Impromptu Close-up Card Rise 26
Joseph K. Schmidt Another Method for the Strip-Out Rise plunger
1968 The Impromptu Close-up Card Rise 34
Karl Fulves Stealing Diamonds selection appears between two Jokers with plunger loading method while jokers are outjogged
1969 Epilogue (Issue 6) 43
Neal Elias Plunger Multiple Shift
1970 Epilogue (Issue 8) 60
Harry Lorayne Push-Through Change card packet that is sticking out of deck is switched, see also page 248
1971 Reputation-Makers 121
Karl Fulves Plunger Cull for alternative techniques see reference
Variations 1971 The Book of Numbers 6
Karl Fulves Plunger Principle credit information
1971 The Book of Numbers — Supplementary Notes 19
Peter Kane About Face Faro half deck is pushed through other half (incomplete faro) and turns over
Variations 1971 Another Card Session with Peter Kane 13
Jack McMillen Plunger Principle
1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 30
Edward Marlo Simple Shift
1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 59
Jack Merlin Fadeaway Cards plunger-pushing back forth a packet through deck until one remains
Also published here 1972 The Living End 109
Karl Fulves Duplex Elevator plunger, with transposition
Variations 1973 Packet Switches (Part Two) 78
Karl Fulves Cop From The Shuffle definition of term, describing a bottom cop during riffle shuffle
1973 Riffle Shuffle Technique - Preliminary Notes on Part One 3
Lin Searles Reverse Rise plunger location, card rises reversed
Autumn 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio) 663
Jerry K. Hartman Plunger Top Shift
1973 Means & Ends 14
Jerry K. Hartman Uprising
1973 Means & Ends 31
Karl Fulves Rise using handkerchief, see also p. 786
Inspired byVariations Feb. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 4) 707
Jack McMillen Plunger Principle
1975 Card Cavalcade 3 135
Karl Fulves Wireless how to set up for the plunger rise with variations
Related to 1975 Epilogue (Issue 23) 215
Lin Searles Tilt Bit
1975 Hierophant (Issue 7 Resurrection Issue) 53
Karl Fulves Novelty 4-Ace Production an ace is sandwiched between indifferent cards and placed in deck, another ace rises sideways, it's turned perpendicular, pushed in an rises out as different ace
1975 Methods with Cards — Part 1 68
Karl Fulves Jacks Be Nimble card on top of sandwich card, trio pushed through deck (plunger), card now sandwiched, two methods
Related to 1975 Methods with Cards — Part 3 161
Paul LePaul The Fan Location without credit
1975 The Magic of Francis Carlyle 31
Jack McMillen, Francis Carlyle Impromptu Jack McMillen Rising Card
1975 The Magic of Francis Carlyle 75
Jerry K. Hartman Bi-rise Two selections rise out of the deck one by one
Inspired by 1975 Card Fare 4
Martin Gardner Plunger Glimpse sandwiched card in center of deck is glimpsed
1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 14
Unknown Process of Elimination No. 63, some cards in center outjogged, pushed through several times, finally selection sticks out
1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 95
Karrell Fox "Sup-Rising" Card method to set up for plunger rise
1976 Clever.... Like a Fox 75
Martin A. Nash The Move-That's-Not-A-Move Move as a two card control, see p. 446 for additional crediting
1977 Any Second Now 172
Unknown Plunger Principle overhand shuffle placement
1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 10) 419
Roger Smith Plunger from Case
1977 Innovative Magic No. 3 33
Karl Fulves The Haunted Card chosen card rises out of deck which is held inside a handkerchief
Inspired by 1977 The Magic Book 72
Larry West Acrobatic Card Extension bluff rising sequence, then card jumps out between two cards
Related to Mar. 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 3) 171
Paul LePaul Automatic Jog-Control for two selections
1980 Secrets of a "Puerto Rican Gambler" 31
Al Leech, Kevin Davie Relative Rise card rises out of deck in spectator's hands
Inspired byRelated to 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 4) 829
Jerry Sadowitz The Sadowitz Plunger
1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 7) 880
Edward Marlo Simple Shift
1980 French Pasteboards 37
Jim Ryan The Plunger Change four aces turn into four selections
1981 Jim Ryan Close-Up: Classic Card Routines 5
Jim Ryan Plunger Change same as Lorayne's, claim to 1951-1956 and showing it to Vernon & Marlo
Related to 1981 Jim Ryan Close-Up: Classic Card Routines 7
Joe Dignam Computer Deck three cards outjogged in deck, plunger principle until only selection sticks out
1981 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 4) 58
David Britland Enigmas 1: Computer Cards card location with mechanics of the Simple Shift, flourishy
1981 Babel (Issue 2) 26
Paul LePaul Automatic Jog-Control brief
1982 For Your Entertainment Pleasure 44
Edward Marlo Simple Shift brief
1982 Best of Friends 27
Harry Lorayne Push-Through Change see also notes 3 and 4 on page 411
1982 Best of Friends 408
Karl Fulves General Rise
Inspired by 1982 Wireless II 3
Karl Fulves Rerun twenty cards, incomplete faro, two cards are selected and a third card is put into the back of the deck and flicked, first card flies out then the same on the table with the second card
1982 Wireless II 7
Karl Fulves Rocket Trap card is inserted in incomplete faro packet, red deuces as well and flicked, black deuces spring out with the selection in between
1982 Wireless II 11
Karl Fulves Sidereal Jump deck is tapped on the table and selection pops out
1982 Wireless II 17
Karl Fulves Wireless II
  • Setting the Plunger
  • Block Alignment
  • Arise
  • The Cheap Asrah Phase
Related to 1982 Wireless II 22
Karl Fulves Wireless Notes ideas on Wireless II
1982 Wireless II 28
Karl Fulves Dollar Deck dollar bill is pulled through the deck and selection rises up
1982 Wireless II 43
Edward Marlo Sophisticated Simplex Multiple Shift three methods
1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 269
Edward Marlo Marlo's Unbelievable Ribbon Spread Control plunger principle
Related toVariations 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 275
Edward Marlo Spectator Does It All
Inspired by 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 277
Edward Marlo Simple Shift
1984 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 17 & 18) 174
Jerry Sadowitz Something's Up! three cards, plunger rise
1984 Cards Hit 22
Pascal Monmoine Forceful Revelation
1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 6) 1228
Pascal Monmoine Staircase doubles out of deck with plunger principle
1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 6) 1235
Frederick Braue Plunger Aces packets pushed through deck to produce aces
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 26
Frederick Braue One-in-Four makes use of "Slydini Ace Move"
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 19
Jerry K. Hartman Rise Guys plunger rise with faro-set-up
Jan. 1986 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 1) 1158
Edward Marlo Simple Shift
1987 The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 51
Harry Lorayne Push-Though Change
1987 Inspirations 68
Dai Vernon Packet Calculator small packet, mathematical
Related toVariations 1988 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 2 134
Edward Marlo Sure Simplified Shift Simple Shift variation
1989 So Soon? 45
Karl Fulves Run Around one-handed cutting sequence used to find selection with sandwich cards
1989 Quick Card Tricks 36
T. Page Wright Plunger Shift simple version with two cards
Also published here
  • Page Wright's Notebook (1933, p. 20)
1989 The Multiple Shift 31
Karl Fulves Full Court Press widely separated sandwich cards come to trap selection, sandwich cards remain outjogged, with "bluff spacing" for visible variation
Related to 1989 The Multiple Shift 32
Edward Marlo Simple Shift
1990 Trend Setters 64
Jack McMillen, Ken Krenzel Plunger Rise with method for getting into it
1990 Close-up Impact! 110
Stephen Minch Plunger Principle credit information
1990 Close-up Impact! 112
Jon Racherbaumer, Niberco Late-Night Arising freely and fairly lost selection rises, using handkerchief, stay stack with dupliates
Inspired by 1990 Cardfixes 40
Edward Marlo Third Sandwich - The Submarine Sandwich selection outjogged near top of deck, sandwich cards near bottom, pushed in, instant sandwich, cull
Related to
  • Frank Simon method in "Versatile Card Magic"
1991 Synergistic Sandwiches 6
William Goodwin Plunger Sandwich sandwich cards rise out of deck with selection in between, ace production kicker
1993 Notes from the Batcave 16
Edward Marlo Sure Simplified Shift Simple Shift variation
Related to 1993 Simplicity at Your Fingertips 18
Peter Duffie Guardian Angels selection travels from red Kings to black Kings
Inspired by 1993 Applications 58
Stephen Tucker The Penultimate Truth
Inspired by 1993 Profile (Issue 12) 6
Alex Elmsley Plunger Shift for two cards
1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 159
Jackie McClements Pushthru Eliminator card chosen, incomplete faro pushed through a few times to get clues about the color and suit of card, wrong card is determined, still right card shows up reversed in deck
Also published here
  • The Crimp, p. 212
1994 Shock Treatment 4
Peter Duffie The Ultimate Truth
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here
  • Imagine
1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 84
Bernard Rasmussen Alternate Opening for "The Ultimate Truth"
Inspired byVariations 1995 Duffie's Card Compulsions 87
Paul Harris Unshuffling Rebecca cards in incomplete faro condition reverse themself without being squared
Variations 1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 1 (Issue New Stuff) 23
James Swain, Edward Marlo Small Packet Simple Shift
1996 Miracles with Cards 9
Randy Tanner A Tabled Multiple Shift plunger
May 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 5) 2794
Peter Duffie Aces Take The Plunge Two random cards placed in deck, cards next to them are four Aces
Inspired by 1997 Effortless Card Magic 21
Bob Davis Uniform Card Control control a card to the bottom, a gambler's type clip, reversed in the middle or set for a plunger rise
  • Universal Opening
  • The Bottom Control
  • Gambler Clip
  • Reversed in the Middle
  • Plunging Forward
  • Side Steal
1997 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 65) 1301
Paul LePaul The LePaul Automatic Jog-Control
1998 Card College — Volume 3 538
Edward Marlo The Simple Shift
  • Using a Thumb Count
  • Using a Glimpse
  • Variations with a Glimpse
1998 Card College — Volume 3 674
Steven Hamilton Reverse Plunger Addition outjogged cards removed, cards in between secretly kept
1998 Five Times Five — Scotland 58
Gavin Ross Auto-Plunge Aces four Aces produced by mating a selection and push-through plunger
  • Phase One: "Simple Minds"
  • Phase Two: "The Auto-Plunger"
Also published here
  • booklet "Auto Plunger" (Gavin Ross, 1994)
1998 Five Times Five — Scotland 91
Gavin Ross The Information Pack half deck is pushed through other half (incomplete faro) and turns over, full suit visible with selection missing, with variation by Peter Duffie
Inspired by 1998 Five Times Five — Scotland 94
Edward Marlo Simple Shift
Related to 1999 Kort 110
Karl Fulves Remote Riser card returned to one half of the deck rises out of other half
2001 The Magic Thrust 7
Harry Lorayne That's The Truth! small packet
Inspired byAlso published here 2001 Personal Collection 15
Edward Marlo Simple Shift
2001 Personal Collection 122
Unknown Fan Control plunger jog
Related to 2001 New Card Controls 52
Bruce Cervon, Edward Marlo Simple Shift Handling
2003 Penumbra (Issue 5) 8
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson The Producers pairs of cards pushed through deck and a composite (suit-value) card emerges
Inspired by
  • "Autoplunger 5" (Gavin Ross, Auto-Plunger, 1994)
Variations
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 12
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson JS Ace Production
Inspired by 2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 13
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Self-Correcting Sandwich wrong card between two black Jacks becomes right card after a push-through the deck (Auto-Plunger)
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 27
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Non-Self-Correcting Sandwich Kosky Switch variation with cutting of deck
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 2 31
Gary Plants Lie Detector
Inspired by 2004 Lecture Notes — The Second Super Session 9
Jackie McClements Pushthru Eliminator card chosen, incomplete faro pushed through a few times to get clues about the color and suit of card, wrong card is determined, still right card shows up reversed in deck
Also published here
  • The Crimp, p. 212
2004 A Lecture 14
Cushing Strout The Bohemian Scandal Storytelling of a Sherlock Holmes story, uses plunger principle somewhere and some spelling
2005 On the Other Side of the Mirror 33
Derek Dingle, Karl Fulves Uplifting red Ace "rises" plunger like from deck, then other red Ace, they sandwich selection in center
2006 Prolix (Issue 1) 8
David "Fu Manchu" Bamberg A Card Control similar to Le Paul's Automatic Jog-Control
Related to 2006 The Magic of Ascanio — Studies of Card Magic 138
Dan Buck, Dave Buck Subway Renovation Improvement on Subway, sandwich effect, card visually teleports between two sandwich cards
Inspired by
  • "Subway" (Dan and Dave Buck, Trilogy DVD Set)
2008 Organic 25
Ken Krenzel, Al Leech Low Rise card rises out of deck in spectator's hands
Inspired byRelated to 2009 Relaxed Impossibilities 201
Lawrence Kam Plunger Principle credit information
2009 Relaxed Impossibilities 203
Lewis Jones Polygram
Related to 2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 145
Karl Fulves The Plunger Principle as applied to rising cards, credit information
2010 Prolix (Issue 7) 478
Lawrence Kam Priceless Card Rise plunger
Also published here
  • The Seven Circles, Sept. 1931
2010 Prolix (Issue 7) 478
Burling Hull The Spirit of Little Bo Peep plunger
Also published here
  • Stage Magic #3, 1935
2010 Prolix (Issue 7) 479
Jack McMillen, T. Page Wright McMillen-Wright Rising Cards plunger
Also published here
  • Genii Vol. 1 No. 1, William W. Larsen, 1936
2010 Prolix (Issue 7) 480
Unknown, Karl Fulves Hole Card Rise deck with hole though center, a card rises
  • KF Note (plug falls out of deck as intro)
2011 Prolix (Issue 9) 606
Tom Gagnon Slap Control card inserted in deck, then deck put half-way into case and slapped in (injog plungers out)
Also published here 2011 Cased Card Controls 16
Tom Gagnon Gravity Control two cards inserted in deck, then deck put in case which is only held by its flap
Also published here 2011 Cased Card Controls 18
Tom Gagnon Top Stock Control deck inserted in case after first jog shuffle
Also published here 2011 Cased Card Controls 24
Tom Gagnon Cased Plunger Location deck cased in between selection and control with jog
Inspired byAlso published here 2011 Cased Card Controls 29
Michał Kociołek, Edward Marlo MK Simple Shift Variation a technical variation of Edward Marlo's "Simple Shift"
Inspired by 2012 8 Effects and a Sleight 54
Karl Fulves Last Card Standing twelve cards from Ace to Queen, one named, every other card outjogged, named card is the last card sticking out after diminishing plunger procedure
2012 Prolix (Issue 10) 671
Karl Fulves Background & History credit information on the diminishing plunger (pushing cards back and forth through the deck until one card remains)
2012 Prolix (Issue 10) 672
Karl Fulves Optical Shift "Two Ideas"
Simple Shift type action to controlled position, cut made before the apparent push-in for passive look
2012 Prolix (Issue 10) 696
Neal Elias Plunger Rising Cards two methods
2012 The F.F.F.F. Book 93
Neal Elias Double Card Rise
2012 The F.F.F.F. Book 96
Eddie Fechter A Card Control same as LePaul's "An Automatic Jog-Control"
2012 The F.F.F.F. Book 180
Edward Marlo The Simple Shift
2013 Lecture Notes 11
Steven Hamilton Reverse Plunger Addition outjogged cards removed, cards in between secretly kept
2013 The Magic of Steven Hamilton 37
Harry Lorayne That's The Truth! small packet
Also published here 2015 JawDroppers! 103
Alexander Hansford Control B Obtain microbreak through plunger principle
2016 Sprezzatura 16
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Tilt Subtlety card is pushed out from center via plunger
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue Mar 15) 79
Mike Pisciotta Coming Up
2016 From the Depths 18
Edward Marlo Simple Shift with Hindu Shuffle
2017 En Route 71
Jack Carpenter The Texas Wind Card Rise card rises from deck that sticks halfway out of case
2017 The Expert's Portfolio No. 2 88
Ryan Murray Inverted Rising Card incomplete faro shuffle, deck but in case and shaken, all cards drop down except selection, using Double Faro
  • A Slicker Method
  • Alternate Ending (remaining card is not selection but indicates it)
Variations 2018 Curious Weaving 25
Harry Lorayne The Push-Through Change
2018 And Finally! 108
Harry Lorayne That's The Truth! small packet
Also published here 2018 And Finally! 111
Harapan Ong, Joshua Jay Plunger Lie Detector Lie detector effect using Plunger Principle
2019 A Stack to Forget 39
Tom Gagnon Insertion Plunger Jog card pushed into tabled deck, plunger
Related to 2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 101
Tom Gagnon Multiple Insertion Plunger Jog with multiple cards, tabled
Related to 2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 104
Tom Gagnon Misdirection Cull card inserted in tabled deck, deck spread on table, then between hands, card culled
2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 179
Tom Gagnon T. G. Tabled Multiple Shift cards distributed into tabled deck, deck squared and spread on the table using Gagnon Spread Control
Inspired byVariations 2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 242
Tom Gagnon Multiple Insertion Plunger Jog with multiple cards, tabled
2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 243
Tom Gagnon Four-Flushed Multiple Shift Aces inserted one by one, then one-handed fan before completing multiple shift in hands or on table
Inspired byRelated to 2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 252
Tom Gagnon Swivel Cut Multiple Shift using Multiple Insertion Plunger Jog on table
Inspired by 2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 265
Tom Gagnon Fan Control Multiple Shift one-handed fan before strip-out
Inspired by 2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 268
Tom Gagnon Fan Control Finesse dribble to the table and retaining jog
Inspired by 2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 323
Tom Gagnon Slap Control card inserted in deck, then deck put half-way into case and slapped in (injog plungers out)
Also published here 2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 353
Tom Gagnon Gravity Control two cards inserted in deck, then deck put in case which is only held by its flap
Also published here 2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 355
Tom Gagnon Top Stock Control deck inserted in case after first jog shuffle
Also published here 2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 361
Tom Gagnon Cased Plunger Location deck cased in between selection and control with jog
Also published here 2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 366
Steve Forte Hands-Off Aces incomplete riffle shuffle condition, Aces cut to in different ways
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 824
Jack Carpenter, Steve Forte Do That Again deck fanned and four Aces instantly appear face-up and out-jogged in fan
Inspired by 2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 1029
Idan Kaufman Messy Injog establishing an in-jog of selected card after in-the-hands spread
2020 Palmoholic 16