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Unknown The Cards Revealed by the Looking-Glass joke
Modern Magic 53
Unknown The "Whispering Trick" for one spectator, paperballs over the head situation
Tricks with Cards 93
Unknown The Cards that Cannot be Replaced cards that are replaced slide out again by themselves
Der moderne Kartenkünstler 207
Carl Willmann Mephisto's Kartenspiel deck put on top of wine glass, wine comes out of deck and fills glass
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 8) 115
Jack Merlin An Impromptu Laugh bridge card with same back design is forced as a joke
Merlin's Master Miracles 15
Jack Merlin Causing A Spectator to Do a Change spectator tries to change card by slapping on it, selection is found on the bottom, joke
Also published here Merlin's Master Miracles 6
Laurie Ireland A Sucker Card Trick
Ireland Writes a Book 13
Lu Brent Gagging the Sucker Make spectator think he/she can do the trick you just showed, but when they try they get a funny message written on a card
Novel Magic 40
Tom Sellers A Surprise Opening with Cards confetti appears as deck is riffled
Quick Tricks 18
Clement de Lion The Danish Force comedy force with rising card rubber band gimmick or thread
Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 159
Unknown, Dr. Jacob Daley Snap!! "A Quick Trick", card appears outjogged from fan, with "take any card" gag by Daley
More Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 11
Cedric The Bacchanalian Card Trick messages on card that suggest a round of drinks payed by one of the spectators
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 60) 433
Oscar Weigle Not at These Prices! ace assembly started but instead of aces gag message appears on cards
The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 99) 607
Unknown 21 - Just a gag. Gag to reveal card by miscalling
"Outs" Precautions and Challenges 37
Hen Fetsch Betcha joke, bet that the bottom card is spectator's card, miniature card
The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 38) 157
Herb Runge Rising Sun Set card with flag, flag changes from a sun to the american flag, WW2 theme
The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 64) 260
Dr. A. Heller Magnetic Fisherman selection is attracted to magnet
Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 1) 55
Edward Marlo Sense and Nonsense with Cards gags and lines with cards:
  • Army or Rifle Shuffle
  • Overhand Shuffle
  • Russian Shuffle
  • Jewish Shuffle
  • Mexican Shuffle
  • Fancy Shuffle
  • You Shuffle It
  • Cut 'Em. Thanks!
  • Small Town Shuffle
  • Hurts, doesn't it?
  • A Marlo Gag
  • Take Any Card
Also published here Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1944) 10
E. D. Wolff Mind Testing Deck
Variations My Best 152
Louis Tannen A Mindreading Joke cards are marked with big bold letters on the back
The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 80) 327
Larry Arcuri Your Card business card rises out of cased deck, gag presentation "I will find your card"
Hugard's Magic Monthly - Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 5) 158
Clayton Rawson 1: Right in Front of Your Nose!
Also published here The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 100) 405
Billy McComb William on the Subject of "Stung" sucker trick, card apparently vanished in trousers, version of Stung
The First Book of William 28
Billy McComb William's Comedy Card Flight spectator on stage puts card in stand, card vanishes and appears in envelope, everybody sees how it works except spectator on stage, paper balls over head type
The First Book of William 34
"Senator" Clark Crandall Nothing At All! gag prediction, no card seen, blank card
The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 163) 657
"Senator" Clark Crandall Four Pips gag prediction, blank cards and pips in pocket
The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 166) 667
Nelson A. Demers The Community Chest Card Trick or The Red Feather Card
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948) 3
U. F. Grant Thirteen of Diamonds forcing Thirteen of Diamonds and Fourteen of Spades on two spectators and then making fun of them
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 1 & 2) 8
John R. Boyko Cards Up the Sleeve Presentation
The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 178) 714
Unknown An Amusing Card Catch Five cards arranged on table. Remove two cards, add three cards to get the same arrangement of cards
Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 9
Unknown One Card Under The Other How to hold a card under a King on the table, without moving the King
Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 12
Unknown What's On Your Mind? Six cards dealt to two people, each person get three cards - spectator always gets three Queens (spectator always thinking about women?)
Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 19
McGregor A Gag with a Queen Queen forced, pretty girl picture at end of telescope, telescope used to divine card
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 7) 14
U. F. Grant Ten and Five of Diamonds gag with Fifteen of Diamonds
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 8) 10
U. F. Grant The Deaf-Mute Card Trick gag in which jumbo card version of selection is produced from pocket
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 8) 12
U. F. Grant How Many Spots Five of Diamonds forced, Nine of Diamonds produced, then shown that four spots have been torn off
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 9 & 10) 10
Don Alan A "Long" Card Trick gag, long card rises from cased deck, then miniature card appears, puns
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 28
Unknown Big Skull pack placed in spectator's mouth, who is then tapped on the head. All cards, except selection fall out
The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 221) 885
Hen Fetsch Betcha!
  • reading the date of a coin through a paper
  • predicting the right card, gag (two versions)
  • showing five kings in a deck
The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 236) 944
Edward Marlo Sense and Nonsense with Cards gags and lines with cards:
  • Army or Rifle Shuffle
  • Overhand Shuffle
  • Russian Shuffle
  • Jewish Shuffle
  • Mexican Shuffle
  • Fancy Shuffle
  • You Shuffle It
  • Cut 'Em. Thanks!
  • Small Town Shuffle
  • Hurts, doesn't it?
  • A Marlo Gag
  • Take Any Card
Also published here The Cardician 25
Vern Schoneck Personality Plus spelling gag, horse card ends up
The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 275) 1100
Karrell Fox Fan-Tizy rosette made from deck and fastened to lapel
Kornfidentially Yours 21
Karrell Fox This Will Kill You! joke, wrong card found, off stage with spectator and pistol shot can be heard
Kornfidentially Yours 28
Karrell Fox Axe Gag cut the cards too, throwing axe at spectator
Kornfidentially Yours 30
Karrell Fox Eh?!! gag script for stage, with stooge
Kornfidentially Yours 37
Norman Houghton Norman's Nonsense
  • Winding up the pack (credited to Karrell Fox)
  • sandpaper gag
Related to The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 330) 130
Don Alan The Tree of... paper tree appears from rolled card, gag
Pretty Sneaky 11
Clayton Rawson 1. Right in Front of Your Nose
Also published here The Best in Magic 151
Jay Marshall Hydrophobia is a Dirty Trick deck to hand out when someone wants to show a trick
The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 339) 168
Martin Gardner The Riddle Card Tapping the Hours type of trick with a card with riddles
Inspired by Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 106
George Coon Winding The Pack wind up gag
The Close-Up Magician 54
Bobby Bernard Miko Prediction die to get a number, 3 1/2 card gag
Magic in Miniature 4
Karrell Fox C-Thru Card window in card with clear plastic layer for word gag
Comedy a la Card 10
Karrell Fox 2 or 3 from 5 & 10 toy pick, shovel and egg beater as comedy props
Comedy a la Card 13
Karrell Fox The "Blushing" King King with a red face for gag
Comedy a la Card 16
Karrell Fox Komical Cards: A "Marxed" Card picture of Groucho Marx on back of card for verbal gag, originally from New Phoenix
Related to Comedy a la Card 16
Karrell Fox It's Done with Mirrors mirror on card, "you selected a queen"
Comedy a la Card 19
Karrell Fox The Constant Jumper cards jump out of deck
Comedy a la Card 22
Karrell Fox Card in Wallet Surprise card appears on wallet, on repeat the wallet unfolds into string of cards except selection
Comedy a la Card 25
Dr. Stanley Jaks Dr. Jaks Kartenbluff selected card is shuffled into the deck and cards put in inside jacket pocket, small number is named and on that position performer produces a jumbo card which has the same value as the selection
Related to Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 126
Harry Lorayne The Spectator Estimates straight cut that retains bottom stock used as gag
Close-up Card Magic 188
Jack Ketch Royal Anatomy kings in envelopes are divined, gag, kings have legs in different sizes
The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 372) 315
Don Tanner The Back Room on Micky Hades, Jesse J. Langston, Eddie McGuire, gags by Goodlette Dodson
The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 383) 362
U. F. Grant You Joker! gag, mirror on compass, spectator looks into it and sees himself, selection of a joker
The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 379) 345
Ernest W. Brady The Shiekh's Bequest mathematical problem, camels divided to sons, illustrated with cards
The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 382) 357
Jack Ketch The Sniffer Card Trick comedy bit, spectator divines selection
The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 392) 397
Charlie Miller If At First performer doesn't find card, even when its corner is torn off
Related to
  • p. 82 for Fred Higgens odd-backed variation
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 12) 59
Bob Hemple Band Writer Gag
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 12) 61
Ali Bongo Jail Break cards with pictures of a prisoner, prisoner vanishes and appears on other card
The Bongo Book 43
Bruce Cervon Readers performer locates card while wearing suspicious glasses, when spectator wears glasses he sees the marks, but all card are marked with same value
Related to
  • p. 108 for forcing deck idea by Lu Brent
Also published here
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 106
E. Leslie May One Over the Eight gag with 15 of Diamonds, spectator apparently drunk
HEX! 49
Joseph M. White Phonomenon comedy prediction with Phoney Phone in pocket (1969!)
HEX! 75
Aldini The Goofy Deck Make spectator select a reversed-color card (red Two of Clubs) as a gag
Roughingly Yours 40
Allan Ackerman Snap Change Idea card is seen, it's another card, magician's gag
Magic Mafia Effects 35
Roy Johnson "Pips-A-Plenty" - or Sensitive Fingers... Plus!!! card is put on spectator's hand and secured with a match box, card is then blank and pips found in box
The Roy Johnson Experience 45
Brian Jordan In One Second Flat gag sequence in which spectator is apparently taught how to read marks and he thinks he follows that aces have been removed and put in case
Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 9) 350
Val Andrews Anniversary Card-Trick No. 1, card torn up to confetti, gag
The Idiot at the Card Table 4
Val Andrews Riffle-Count No. 2, performer counts card with quick riffle, gag
The Idiot at the Card Table 4
Val Andrews Miracle-Location No. 3, selection apparently found but not shown, gag
The Idiot at the Card Table 4
Val Andrews Cutting the Aces No. 4, aces cut up with scissors, gag
The Idiot at the Card Table 4
Val Andrews Cutting the Deck! No. 5, deck actually cut in two halves, gag
The Idiot at the Card Table 5
Val Andrews Can't do it with Cards! No. 9, miming card-from-air production as gag
The Idiot at the Card Table 6
Val Andrews Snap! No. 11, word gag
The Idiot at the Card Table 6
Val Andrews Card in Apple No. 12, word gag
The Idiot at the Card Table 7
Val Andrews We're Not All Perfect! No. 6, cards sprung to table as flourish but they land on floor, gag
The Idiot at the Card Table 6
Val Andrews With a Reel ---- "The Sporting Gambler!" No. 8, discarded card jumps back into spectator's hand
The Idiot at the Card Table 6
Val Andrews Electric Deck Gag No. 13
The Idiot at the Card Table 7
Val Andrews Another Electric-Deck Gag No. 14
The Idiot at the Card Table 7
Val Andrews Yet Another! No. 15, electric deck gag
The Idiot at the Card Table 7
Val Andrews Feat of Strength No. 16, tearing deck in half one card at a time as gag
The Idiot at the Card Table 7
Val Andrews Chinese-Playing Cards No. 23, gag with cards that have Chinese symbols on them
The Idiot at the Card Table 10
Val Andrews Upon my Sole! No. 27, card appears under shoe, word gag
The Idiot at the Card Table 11
Val Andrews Ice-Diamond! No. 28, word gag
The Idiot at the Card Table 11
Val Andrews Sort it out for Yourself! No. 29, cards thrown at spectator, gag
The Idiot at the Card Table 11
Val Andrews Who did you EXPECT? No. 30, gag
The Idiot at the Card Table 11
Val Andrews For Bald-Headed "Idiots" Only No. 31, gag, card written on head of performer with lipstick
The Idiot at the Card Table 11
Val Andrews Off-Beat Repeat No. 32, gag for six card repeat
The Idiot at the Card Table 12
Val Andrews If at first You Don't succeed---Cheat! No. 34, gag lecture on marking cards and card sharping
The Idiot at the Card Table 13
Karl Fulves Big Deal gag, spectator cannot square his selection in the deck because it's larger than the other cards
The Book of Numbers 38
Roy Johnson Telegram Surprise telegram is brought to performance which reveals a card a spectator is sitting on
Second Time Around 43
Unknown The Cards were Cut! card is cut gag, with a knife
The Living End 61
George G. Kaplan Surrealism "No" gag prediction, on piece of paper
The Living End 61
"Maury" Kains Come "Forth"
The Living End 63
Unknown Just an Old Chinese Custom chinese prediction, comedy
The Living End 63
Unknown Glide Gag stop trick with sucker element
The Living End 64
Frank Lane Not My Card
The Living End 99
U. F. Grant Finale
The Living End 146
Jack Merlin Spectator Change spectator tries to change card by slapping on it, selection is found on the bottom, joke
Also published here The Living End 54
Cy Keller Telephone Card Divination automatic number is called and selection named, gag
Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 5) 602
Cy Keller Telephone Card Divination II more details on the gag
Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 9) 636
Juan Tamariz ¡Fabulosa Prediccion! gag prediction, all cards of the deck
Aprenda Ud. Magia 90
Juan Tamariz, Padre Wenceslao Ciuró ¡Pim! ¡Pam! ¡Pum! gag divination
Aprenda Ud. Magia 93
Inge "Monsieur M." Torkelsen Jumping Joker joker is turned over and picture turns end vor end
The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 84) 418
Ray Cox Odd Cards Out four cards in a envelope, suit is chosen and card turns blank, gag
The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 109) 543
Walt Lees Crocodile Tears story, includes toy crocodile and appearing toy gladiator
Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 11) 133
Bob Read Bob's Business Box Clever cards put back in the box are produced again in ribbon spread fashion
Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 8) 91
Walt Lees The Winning Hand basically "Jumbo Surprise" with a rubber hand instead of a jumbo card
Related to Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 3) 183
David Bendix Ethnic Card Trick
Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 11) 148
Trevor Lewis Card Shark Too
Related to Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 9) 258
Trevor Lewis A Mixed Bag various card and coin idaes
  • partial stack and zarrow shuffle
  • double Riffle Control
  • Middle Deal (false)
  • Palm Conscious (gag)
  • Transpo Plus (coin transposition)
  • Ladies In Waiting (four queens reverse in the deck)
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 5) 205
Roy Walton The Card Shark story trick, "Jaws" card is bitten in half by a shark
Related toVariations Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 6) 213
Unknown The 3½ of Clubs No. 56, ungaffed with Three of Clubs and half dollar
Related to Self-Working Card Tricks 86
Karrell Fox The Persistent Bunny bunny puppet used in card trick
Clever.... Like a Fox 79
Karrell Fox Almost, Complete Coverage gag in which the selection is the only card missing in 52-on-1 card/policy card
Clever.... Like a Fox 81
Eric C. Lewis, Martin Lewis An Idea by Eric and Martin Lewis cards are wrongly and openly marked
7 Secrets 41
Roy Walton Caper starts with gag
The Chronicles (Issue 2) 1084
Peter Royal Edible? gag, apparently eating spread of cards
The Talon (Issue 2) 12
Robert J. Nedbalski Gag Deck Switch deck switched for gaffed deck (bottom half hollowed out, top half strung together), spectator cuts deck, it either bangs or spring flowers jump out of it, then performer admits a deck switch and openly brings out stacked deck from lap
Ned's Ultimate Poker Stack 5
Karl Fulves Break In sight gag in which deck is cracked like an egg
Card Under Glass 85
Karl Fulves Quack Quack building a duck out of cards and case
Card Under Glass 87
Karl Fulves The Ace In The Case comedy routine with screeching sound as deck or cards are removed from case
Interlocutor (Issue 33) 129
Karl Fulves Dial A Deck Dept "gag" with phone dial on back design
Interlocutor (Issue 37) 146
Roy Walton Studied Image apparently image of selection appears on a random card
That Certain Something... 18
Karrell Fox Foldup Chance gag, folded card in spectator's hand is supposed to be named card, but it is not
Another Book 86
Karrell Fox Kornagraphic Kards two tiny cards appear from between a King and Queen
Another Book 109
Karrell Fox Gamblecture ideas for a gambling lecture
  • loaded dice gag (exploding sound)
  • baby shoes gag
  • false cuts with three colored woods
  • pseudo deck switch (nudist)
  • "bottoms" gag, pin-up girls
Another Book 317
Marv Long Sticky Cards cards apparently stick together and cling to hand
Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 4) 333
Kevin Davie The Lollipop Trick sucker trick, pretending to explain a trick
Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 4) 825
Rovi Safe Bet selection is revealed and vanishes from the deck, with wallet
Rovi Reveals 20
Hen Fetsch The Joker Version if joker is named, giant joker from behind back
Super Spell 5
Stephen Tucker, David Britland Gags? with books, cards and pens
Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 3) 44
Walt Lees The Introduction shuffle gag, riffle shuffle with halves apart
The Complete Cannibal Act 4
Mike Bornstein Throw-Out Cardcase gag in which case is thrown out on Chinese Yo Yo
Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 8) 665
Jerry Sadowitz Vendetta triumph, shuffle type gags, four-of-a-kind found
Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 5) 1039
Phillip Young Gas spelling trick, ABC cards among deck form the word Rolaids
Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 23
Phillip Young Instant Location torn and taped card changes into torn and taped jumbo card of same value
Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 19
Don Morris Son of Camelot black King and Queen turn red and then a small card appears (birth to son)
Related to
  • Don Morris' "Camelot" in Steve Beam's "They Don't Make Trap Doors Like They Used To"
Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 38
Paul Brignall F.A.R.T riffling sound, when spectator picks something up
Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 10) 178
Stephen Tucker Best of Mates mate-gag, card with "My friend is the Ace of Clubs" is found
Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 10) 184
Stephen Tucker Tuesday four twos appear, pun Two's-Day = Tuesday, no method
Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 10) 191
Hugh Begbie The New Brainwave Deck wordplay
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #1 (Summer)) 50
Alex East Hamman Out-Sexed two cards, picture of nude lady on back of one card, travels to other card
Inspired by Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 18) 348
Joe Safuto Porous Potholder cards through potholder, then rubber hand holding Royal Flush is produced
Related to Close-Up Hallucinations 41
David Hawkins Human Error gag with programmable calculator that fails to find card
Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 8) 1082
Steve Beam Stop! say stop gag, when card should be selected by shuffling
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 2) 23
Steve Beam Top Stock gag, cards are openly added after spectator shuffled the deck
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 2) 35
Colin Linn Plain Clothes Detectives using two blank cards, story presentation, deck as cell phone joke
Inspired by Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 21) 398
Justin Higham, Stephen Tucker, Pascal Monmoine Pandemonium
  • growing Deck gag (Higham)
  • trouser pocket as servante (Higham)
  • card revelation gag with two spectators selecting the same card (Tucker)
  • five coins travel from hand to hand and then change into one coin (Tucker)
  • Cutting the Aces, Bilis/ Marlo variation idea (Monmoine)
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 22) 420
Stephen Tucker Gags?
  • broken of bowl of spoon (strong coffee)
  • missing corner of card gag
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 25) 485
Stephen Tucker Gags?
  • Smelling Salts
  • Touch Wood
  • Finding Aces without touching cards (Britland)
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 26) 498
Stephen Tucker Pin-Up 52 on one card gag, card in pocket, named card is pierced
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 26) 499
Daniel Kalanowski Looking Glass two variations, selections is reflected on top of the deck
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 26) 509
Alex East The Invisible Card card travels to card case, found next to a lot of electrical stuff
Inspired by
  • Barry Govan's "The Upside Down Card"
  • McDuff's "Electronic Deck"
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 28) 542
Walt Lees Fingerflinger gag with false finger, marking position of a card
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 28) 549
Stephen Tucker Snip apparently part of a card is cut out, card changes into other card, part visibly falls from pair of scissors
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. Special #3) 19
Stephen Tucker End? turn card up without touching deck, gag
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. Special #3) 34
Stephen Tucker A Devil's Dozen ... Plus Two! card location and gag with a blank card and a 15 of diamonds
Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 7) 1247
Stephen Tucker Literally Spelling The Aces four cards instead of aces, the cards are from an ABC deck and the four cards spell A-C-E-S
Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 8) 1264
Stephen Tucker King Klone
The Best of Close-Up Magic 174
Steve Beam Paper Gaber gag, performer doesn't look, so he reads newspaper, two holes in it
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 3) 46
Steve Beam Floor Fan when spectator tries to select a card, also as a bold card force
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 4) 55
Dick Koornwinder For a special occasion card case opened like a tin, sight gag
Diverting Kreations 10
Steve Beam Blank Impact gag idea for Impact, blank card
Related to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 8) 136
Dexter Cleveland Card Thru Ceiling 52 cards built in ceiling of house
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 8) 136
Steve Beam Dead Spread table spread turnover gag, spectator fails to turnover cards, spread breaks halfway
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 8) 137
Wayne Kyzer The Trick that Cannot Be Printed gag prediction
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 11) 181
Pat Hazell Down the Falls, Up the Back popular sight gag in which cards are sprung behind back from hand to hand
The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 5 134
Phillip Young Deck on a Rope practicing card tricks in the shower, gag
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 15) 252
Wayne Kyzer Thumbs Down comedy routine, performer's finger vanishes from hand and appears on selection
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 15) 256
Karrell Fox "Cassettecard" card appears on cassette with funny line
For My Next Trick... 64
Steve Beam Gagged gag about ordinary deck of playing cards
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 16) 275
Wayne Kyzer Sweat Silk while doing the card silk, performer accidentally removes his toupee
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 20) 344
Jim Hyams, Paul Sorrentino, Gary Plants, Evert Chapman, Steve Beam A Trick with a Borrowed Dog gag, dog starts barking at correct card
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 18) 304
Wayne Kyzer, Steve Beam Slicker toupee put in card case, cards transform into toupee and in case selection is found
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 20) 336
Meir Yedid Blow Gun card rolled up as a blow gun, bullet is folded card which used to be the card for the blow gun
Meir Yedid's Card Animations 39
Meir Yedid Biting Sensations biting through deck to find selection, all but one have a piece missing
Also published here Meir Yedid's Card Animations 49
Jerry Sadowitz Smile Away named card is only reversed card on top, gag intro
Inspired by Inspirations 2
Jerry Sadowitz Well I'll Be... comedy card to wallet, featuring a jumbo card, writing across the whole deck when spread and an electric deck
Inspirations 54
Edward Marlo Tip - On the Unexpected Prediction
Related toVariations Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 152
Steve Beam Last Initial producing initials with a deck of cards
The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 25) 427
Steve Beam The Jogger gag revelation of selection, see p. 422 for correction
Related to The Trapdoor - Volume One (Issue 22) 379
Sid Lorraine An American Expression "Two Tricks"
blank card with credit card print
The Chronicles (Issue 34) 1398
Karl Fulves Two Gags
  • book with spells
  • blank card with message
Interlocutor (Issue 48) 211
Christoph Borer Giant Count reinvention of "Dr. Jaks Kartenbluff", selected card is shuffled into the deck and cards put in inside jacket pocket, small number is named and on that position performer produces a jumbo card which has the same value as the selection
Related toAlso published here Seminarheft 1
Karrell Fox The "Just Right" Prediction "You are right" on prediction changes into name of actual card
My Latest Book 96
Steve Beam Pot Holder gags with playing cards, on using ordinary cards
  • Twins
  • Double Up
  • Smoothie
  • Hot Deck
  • Mixed Up
  • Heavyweight (Wayne Kyzer)
  • Shuffled
  • Pot Holder
The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 27) 474
Christoph Borer Giant Count reinvention of "Dr. Jaks Kartenbluff", selected card is shuffled into the deck and cards put in inside jacket pocket, small number is named and on that position performer produces a jumbo card which has the same value as the selection
Related toAlso published here Seminarheft 24
Bill Malone Gag Card from Pocket Production card removed from non-existent breast pocket
Related to Randy Wakeman Presents 19
Harvey Rosenthal Sound Effect sound made with the deck, one-handed
Variations The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 34) 606
Steve Beam Tug of Bore when spectator selects a card
The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 36) 658
Henry Pettit Pocket Explosion sound made with the deck, gimmicked
Inspired by The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 36) 658
Christoph Borer Giant Count reinvention of "Dr. Jaks Kartenbluff", selected card is shuffled into the deck and cards put in inside jacket pocket, small number is named and on that position performer produces a jumbo card which has the same value as the selection
Related toAlso published here Magie 9
Gazzo A Gentlemen's Game routine about the game High Card, Aces end up in performer's pocket
The Minotaur (Vol. 3 No. 3) 5
Meir Yedid Sensation mit Biss biting through deck to find selection, all but one have a piece missing
Also published here Meir Yedid 22
Stephen Tucker Simplex Torn and Restored Card and Double Revelation cards is revealed by tearing card, then pieces are restored to become second selection
New Close-Up Lecture 3
Stephen Tucker Gag Card Miracle 52 on 1 gag, then cards are selected with coins and the gag card, prediction of selected cards
New Close-Up Lecture 6
Aldo Colombini Jumbo airplane is formed with cards, selection is found and four Aces produced as kicker
Inspired by
  • Ken de Courcy's "Airplane"
Variations
FISM Lecture Notes 14
Arturo de Ascanio Uno Para... Magos gag for magicians, six card repeat
Also published here
  • "A.M.A." N° 12, 1959.
La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 4 149
Steve Beam Lube Job cards cannot be removed from case, oil can is needed, gag
Related toAlso published here The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 49) 894
Steve Beam Lube Job cards cannot be removed from case, oil can is needed, gag
Also published here Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 97
Muneo Yokoi Five or Six Six Card Repeat, ending with 6 cards arranged in the shape of a sock (Not six, but socks)
Volum 5 Lecture Note 5
Meir Yedid Biting Sensations biting through deck to find selection, all but one have a piece missing
Also published here Memorable Magic 15
Ron Rennick Shades sun glasses put on table as prediction, card chosen by counting black cards in one pile and counting down in another pile, it is the King of Spades with stuck-on sun glasses
Rigmarole (Issue 3) 34
Richard Bartram, Jr. The Bicycle Hoax apparently Bicylce cards have one-way design, using the Hole Shuttle card
Mystification 15
Unknown The Wind-up Gag
Card College - Volume 1 179
Wayne Kyzer, Steve Beam, Mike Beam, Joel Givens, John Riggs The Heavy Deck gags with block of steel in card box
The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 58) 1116
John Riggs File Card signed card, deck is shown every card has a label, signed card is marked as "Your Card"
The Magic of John Riggs 35
Jon Allen Get the Point prediction in envelope, spectator sits on it, with funny gag
The Minotaur (Vol. 7 No. 2) 10
Karrell Fox An Uplifting Miracle gag with electric deck
Much Ado About Something 138
Karl Fulves Big If comedy sequence that ends with brainwave type effect (double lift)
Underworld (Issue 2) 25
Frederick Braue Laugh Tricks chapter intro
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 20
Don Alan Four Jacks jumping jacks gag
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 23
Unknown The Spirit Slates Chinese characters appear on slate as gag, performer "translates" into selection
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 20
Unknown Fourteen of Spades
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 21
"Senator" Clark Crandall Pip Pip blank card instead of Four of Spades produced, four single Spade pips removed from pocket
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 23
Shedoo Reve, Elrae Sekao Party Pooper gag, card with king sitting on toilet, royal flush, names are anagrams of Ed Voorhees and Earle Oakes
The Trapdoor - Volume Three (Issue 64) 1279
Simon Lovell Oooops! spectator receives four Aces and a Joker, performer has six Aces
Simon Says! 109
Simon Lovell Anyway I Could Know Your Card? (X 2) gag, card is not found
  • Anyway Number One
  • Anyway Number Two
Simon Says! 230
Simon Lovell The Infamous Submarine Card gag routine in which glass of beer is spilled all over the place as a deck of cards is put inside
Simon Says! 236
Pete Biro The Twitch Trick gag, lie detector, having a twitch
Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 9) 2
Alex Elmsley Oyster Shells spectator wears glasses and apparently can now sees marked cards which are red-backed, then the change into blue backed cards, sucker moment
Come A Little Closer 58
Bert Allerton Wind Up the Deck Gag riffling sound
Mechanical Deck 14
David Regal The Opener Magician pretends to start a torn and restored effect, then ends it by throwing paper into the air
Close-Up & Personal 250
David Regal The Half Deal Doing a half deal - only deal off the face layer of a card as a transparent card, leaving a blank card, then print it back
Close-Up & Personal 97
Todd "L'il John" Watson Ripped Torn spectator apparently rips case by mistake
Variations Natural Selections — Volume II 87
Ellis Stanyon The "Whispering" Trick No. 33, for one spectator, card named inaudibly, then performer comes closer and glimpses card behind spectator's back
Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 49
Steve Beam Mortality card found at number, number indicates how long person will live
Related to
  • Gaeton Bloom's "Immortal"
Variations
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 115
Marty Kane The Christmas Tree Trick based on a pun, spectator selects two threes, rest of the cards are blank
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 121
Marty Kane Cardman's Best Friend story presentation, red Jacks selected among Spades cards
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 165
David Malek Comedy Shuffle obviously fake riffle shuffle
Rebel without a Pause 26
Neal Elias Take Another Card spectator takes the same card, it pops out of spread as he is about to take one (gag?)
New Card Controls 50
R. Paul Wilson DF Revelation selection drawn on pad, only back drawn as gag, when paper is turned over the selection is drawn on other side
Omerta 9
Christoph Borer Giant Count reinvention of "Dr. Jaks Kartenbluff", selected card is shuffled into the deck and cards put in inside jacket pocket, small number is named and on that position performer produces a jumbo card which has the same value as the selection, with a half forcing deck
Related toAlso published here Anam Cara auf Zirkeltour 2002 11
Unknown Depth Illusion wand and cup move, cup deeper from inside than outside, done with card case and pencil
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 238
Steve Beam The Nobs Prediction no gag, no can be unfold and forms name of selection
Inspired by
  • Stewart James' "The 'It' Girl" in "The James File"
Variations
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 32
Lee Asher Milking the Boards fake milk shuffling sequence, overhand stacking gag
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 173
Steve Beam Mortality - The Second Opinion card found at number, number indicates how long person will live
Inspired byRelated to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 220
Tony Bartolotta Joker Jump two Jokers apparently transpose (gag), then a big One and Two appears on their backs
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 8) 304
Karl Fulves Rule Of Three "played for laughs"
Under Tension 85
Steven Youell I HATE that card! idiosyncratic way to cull a card to the top
Weapons of Mass Destruction 58
Steve Beam Counterweight multiphase routine, ending with 51 on 1 card gag
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 61
Ron Frost Getting A Round Tuit Getting around to it - produce a round circle labelled "TUIT"
After The Force 82
Chastain Criswell Defaced head of joker is moved on card
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 144
Ron Frost None of the Above Packet of cards taped together does not contain selection, which is predicted as a gag, but then magician predicts the card correctly
After The Force 91
Piet Forton Aeroplane Trick oder Die Fallschirmspringer airplane is built with cards, aces are produced with drop-out-move
Das 2005 - Close-Up Seminar 15
Christoph Borer Giant Count reinvention of "Dr. Jaks Kartenbluff", selected card is shuffled into the deck and cards put in inside jacket pocket, small number is named and on that position performer produces a jumbo card which has the same value as the selection, using a Svengali deck
Related toAlso published here Compilation 84
Tyler Wilson Gag Reflex card jumps forward from fan as spectator is about to pick a card, followed by under-the-spread type force
Dominatricks 34
Marty Kane Key Points in Mind Reading humorous routine, spectator apparently reads mind of performer
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 7 56
Christoph Borer Giant Count reinvention of "Dr. Jaks Kartenbluff", selected card is shuffled into the deck and cards put in inside jacket pocket, small number is named and on that position performer produces a jumbo card which has the same value as the selection, with a half forcing deck
Related toAlso published here Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 13
Kevin Ho Stuck On You Your friend picks up cards off the floor, but cards keep appearing on the floor for them to pick up
Smooth Operations 33
Kevin Ho Getting Into Shape Forming a "rectangle" with cards
Smooth Operations 41
Kevin Ho Taking The Piss How to use urine to keep your hands moisturised
Smooth Operations 49
Kevin Ho Thicker Than Water How to use blood to mark cards
Smooth Operations 53
Fred Robinson The Psychic Spectator two out of 52 success rate
The Magic of Fred Robinson 228
Trevor Lewis Ugly Old Lady Effect cards with beautiful people, spectator selects only ugly one
Routines Matter 163
Marty Kane Wring Around the Collar joke using four cards
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 210
Tom Stone Victorious Mead idea
Inspired by Vortex 72
Steve Beam Packaging placing text on card case for presentational ideas:
  • Seconds
  • Pre-Mixed
  • All-Backs
  • Ordinary
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 44
Roberto Giobbi Out gag out when finding wrong card
Secret Agenda (Issue June 3) 165
Unknown Wiggle Gag card moves out of fan and wiggles
Above the Fold 11
Roberto Giobbi A Humorous Out out for situation when spectator think of any card
Secret Agenda (Issue Mar 10) 78
Tom Stone Electro-cute sight gag with electric deck
Maelstrom 127
Tom Stone The Voice of the Public joke about the notion that card tricks are not popular
Maelstrom 222
Ken Brooke The Boomerang Card with blindfold with a hole, gag
Magic Page by Page 293
Ken Brooke Name a Card 1 "wrong" gag
Magic Page by Page 293
Ken Brooke Ditto 2 "correct" gag
Magic Page by Page 293
Ken Brooke Ditto 3 named card, gag
Magic Page by Page 294
Patrick Page The Card Is? chosen card gag
Magic Page by Page 294
Patrick Page Obedient Cards gag with cards
Magic Page by Page 297
Patrick Page The Eye Card Trick card revelation, spectator sits on card and performer looks into his mouth
Related to Magic Page by Page 292
Patrick Page Card in Wallet fake wallet, nylon shopping bag, gag
Magic Page by Page 297
Patrick Page It's Handy comedy bit for card manipulation, hand in hat throws cards out again
Magic Page by Page 298
Patrick Page, Milbourne Christopher Bigger? jumbo card as a gag, similar to the Dr. Jaks routine
Related to Magic Page by Page 299
Patrick Page Smaller? miniature card as a gag
Magic Page by Page 299
Roberto Giobbi The Charlier Pass Gag
Confidences 225
Daniel Madison The One & Only card named, deck shown to be blank except one card, gag message on card
The Blackpool Prediction 27
Peter McKinnon The Blackpool Prediction named card apparently travels into card case, only gag message found inside
  • WTF!?! (case shown empty in advance)
  • BottomFeeder
Related toVariations The Blackpool Prediction 7
Peter McKinnon No, Really with selection, after gag card actually appears in case
Related to The Blackpool Prediction 19
Daniel Madison Fully Loaded case appears in spectator's pocket, then gag
Inspired by The Blackpool Prediction 26
Adam Wilber Fah-Q prediction of named card announced to be written in case, nothing seen, writing suddenly appears inside
Inspired by The Blackpool Prediction 31
Alan Rorrison Coffee House gag message is shown on coffee gift card after memorization routine
The Blackpool Prediction 38
John Born Queens Prediction Spectator names a card, card is found inside box, the word "NO" printed on box (for a gag) transforms into the card's name
Inspired by
  • "Threesome" (Jason Dean, MAGIC Magazine)
Seeking the Bridge 168
Eddie Fechter The Three Devils joke with cards
The F.F.F.F. Book 185
John Guastaferro Mixed Personality shuffle gags, on extra sheet tipped into booklet
Discoveries & Deceptions 59
Kevin Ho The Rape Trick gag
Stupid Horrible Immature Tricks 18
Kevin Ho JK gag
Stupid Horrible Immature Tricks 20
Kevin Ho Trickroll'd gag
Stupid Horrible Immature Tricks 26
Michael Lam 下马威 (Show It Off) Extension on the "springing cards behind the back" gag, cards apparently spring down and back up again
实战魔术 Real Magic 10
Steve Beam Wheels of Fortune Inspired by Wheel of Fortune TV show, audience member competes for prizes and wins a second card trick.
Inspired by Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 42
Steve Beam Longing for the Selected Card selected card apparently found in deck, it becomes longer as it is pulled out, handling for the long card created by Tom Sellers & Harold Beaumont
Inspired by
  • "Long Card Comedy" (Tom Sellers, The Magic Want Yearbook, 1948-49)
  • "Stretching a Card" (Harold Beaumont, Marketed effect, 1952)
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 48
Steve Beam The Lower 48 4-ace location, faces of the rest of the deck vanish and reappear on a single card.
Inspired byRelated to Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 173
Roberto Giobbi Oh, Well Control joke sequence so the spectator doesn't want to shuffle
Hidden Agenda (Issue Jan 19) 23
Roberto Giobbi iDeck sightgag with card case
Hidden Agenda (Issue June 5) 161
Tom Mullica Gag Out for the Classic Force
Hidden Agenda (Issue July 10) 198
Unknown All-the-same Gag "All the cards are the same, right? Wrong, here are Jokers.", Fred Kaps?
The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 200
Charlie Miller Charlie's First Card Trick openly crimped selection turns out to be indifferent card, actual selection from pocket, sucker
The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 251
Harapan Ong Dude, You're not even Trying competition with spectator who rights half a face-up/face-down mixed deck faster, spectator's end up mixed again while performer's magically unmix
Principia 124
Harapan Ong Checkmate chess figure appears behind card on hand
Inspired by Principia 187