164 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Transformation / General Card
  
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Unknown To allow several Persons each to draw a Card, and the Pack having been Shuffled, to make another Card drawn haphazard Change successively into each of those first chosen Modern Magic 87
Unknown Everybody's Card Tricks with Cards 120
Unknown Multi-Pip Card & Application two versions, with general card type routine with two spectators Tricks with Cards 48
Prof. M. Verbeck Multi-Pip Card double faced multi-pip card, ending clean with blank card Tricks with Cards 50
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Protean Pack three selections, "General Pack" Tricks with Cards 140
Unknown Changing Cards multi-pip card More Magic 55
Unknown Das wiederholte Forcieren ein und derselben Karte "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
forcing the same cards to multiple spectators, general card application
Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 5) 66
Unknown The New General Card New Era Card Tricks 162
Unknown Sylvesterzauber four cards selected and returned, one selection is taken from spectator's pocket, it changes into the other three selections one by one Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 5) 73
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Ein Hofzinser'sches Kartenkunststück card changes into four selected cards one by one Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 7) 106
Eduard W. Lufa Die Generalkarte card changed into four selections one by one Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 12) 179
Carl Willmann Eine Kartenmetamorphose four cards chosen, fourth card changes into each of the other selections and back Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 12) 179
T. Nelson Downs The General Card several spectators choose a card, they are all the same, whole deck is shown the same, then different again The Art of Magic 71
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Das Herz-Ass Also published here Kartenkünste 188
Eddie Clever Hallucination three people look at top card, everybody sees a different card, see page 99 for improvement by Charles W. FrickeVariationsAlso published here The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 1) 1
L. Vosburgh Lyons A Question of Power top card changes into three selections one after the other The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 22) 129
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Protean Pack of Cards full deck changes to duplicates of three selections, deck of divided cards, with deck switch Greater Magic 490
Eddie Clever Hallucination Also published here My Best 128
Unknown Everybody's Card, II transforms into 3 chosen cards, platform The Royal Road to Card Magic 286
Unknown Everybody's Card, I transforms into four chosen cards, platformRelated to The Royal Road to Card Magic 281
Edward Marlo Reflection card becomes blank and changes to three selectionsVariations The Cardician 36
Charlie Miller The General Card Charlie Miller Lecture Notes 20
Karl Fulves By Any Other Name two methods (gaffed card & Elmsley Count)Related toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 1st Folio) 135
Roy Walton Universals - The Universal Ghost joker transforms into three selection in packet, elmsley countInspired by Epilogue (Issue 2) 11
Roy Walton The Universal Mexican odd-backed joker transforms into three selectionsInspired by Epilogue (Issue 2) 12
Edward Marlo The Universal Acrobat blank card into three cards, then blank againRelated to On the Acrobatic Cards 72
Francis Haxton By Any Other Name Variation see also p. 1036Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 3) 155
Robert Parrish By Any Other Name Variation see also p. 1036Inspired byVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 3) 155
Johnny Thompson Les Quick Cartes three cards become duplicates of a selection, then another and a third selectionInspired by
  • Marlo's Quick Three Way (Ibidem #15)
VariationsAlso published here
The Cardiste (Issue 13) 24
Horace E. Bennett Universal Joker Epilogue (Issue 8) 58
Allan Ackerman The Fickle Card's Fingered Fate card changes into three selections and vanishes Hierophant (Issue 3) 121
Allan Ackerman The General's Universal Card gaffedVariations The Esoterist 6
David Reichler Double Hofzinser joker transforms into two selections, Reichler = Rosenthal according to referenceRelated to Epilogue (Issue 13) 108
Edward Marlo Another Reflection blank card into three selectionsInspired byVariations Expert Card Chicanery 42
Derek Dingle Universal Chameleon divided flap card Epilogue (Issue 15 (Part 1)) 127
Jon Racherbaumer Chronology Universal Card in print The Universal Card 3
Edward Marlo Universal VI odd-backed universal card, two decks in play The Universal Card 15
Edward Marlo Tout's Universal odd-backed universal card from an apparently all blank second deck The Universal Card 16
Edward Marlo More Universals ungaffed, two methods The Universal Card 26
Edward Marlo Open-Faced Universal The Universal Card 31
Brother John Hamman Hamman's Universal Variants two methods The Universal Card 33
Jon Racherbaumer Comments defining:
- Everywhere & Nowhere
- The General Card
- The Universal Card
Related to The Universal Card 4
Edward Marlo The Hypnotic Card four cards selected, a fifth card changes into all four one by oneVariations The Universal Card 7
Edward Marlo Favorite Universal blank card changes into three selections one by one
- The Clean-Up
- Added Variation
- Added Thoughts & Suggestions
The Universal Card 8
Edward Marlo Universal Solutions four solutionsRelated to The Universal Card 13
Jon Racherbaumer The Chameleon Card Joker changes into three selections one by one and back, with back-change as well The Universal Card 17
Johnny Thompson Universal Combine card changes into three different selections in three different ways and backAlso published here The Universal Card 19
Edward Marlo Hypno-Versal Way blank card changes into three selections one by one and backVariations The Universal Card 20
Bruce Cervon Cervon's Universals odd-backed card changes into three selections one by one, three different routines with different gaffsInspired byAlso published here The Universal Card 21
Edward Marlo Not Quite Ambiguous Universal with two selections The Universal Card 28
Jon Racherbaumer Full-Circle Universal Inspired by The Universal Card 29
Karl Fulves The Looking Glass Aces five cards with Joker, which changes to four aces one at a time and vanishes, for credits see referenceRelated to Packet Switches (Part One) 22
Karl Fulves Impromptu Universal five cards with Joker, which changes to four aces one at a time and vanishesRelated to Packet Switches (Part Two) 104
Jerry K. Hartman Descardes II Inspired by Means & Ends 76
Jerry K. Hartman Post-Hypnotic Card Four cards selected, a fifth card changes into all four one by oneInspired by Means & Ends 72
Jerry K. Hartman Descardes I Ace of Spades changes to look like three selectionsInspired byVariations Means & Ends 74
Edward Marlo Think Universal with thought-of cards, rough-smooth red-blue Menetekel DeckAlso published here The Unexpected Card Book 68
Karl Fulves Double Switch joker changes into first, then second selection, second deal lap application Methods with Cards — Part 2 96
Mike Rogers The Universal Card ala Ascanio The Ascanio Spread 19
Gene Castillon The Undulating Universal The Ascanio Spread 21
Harvey Rosenthal A Strange Double Revelation joker transforms into two peeked cardsVariations Close-Up Sampler — Part 1 4
Roger Smith A Simple Universal Smith's Mini-Lecture Notes No. 2 3
Rick Johnsson Universal Card - N.F.A. using The Kick Change three times Practical Impossibilities 73
Edward Marlo Think Universal with thought-of cards, rough-smooth red-blue Menetekel DeckAlso published here Lecture Notes 1 23
John F. Mendoza, Derek Dingle, Bruce Cervon The Uneral-Geniversal Card odd-backed Ace of Spades changes into four selections one by one The Book of John 16
Jerry K. Hartman Mirror Image Universal Card has mirror on faceInspired by Loose Ends 28
John Cornelius Apocalypse Variations Or Additions applicationsInspired by Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 11) 274
Harry Lorayne The Changeling sequence in which a card changes multiple times Quantum Leaps 41
Roy Walton Walton's Universal universal packetAlso published here Card Cavalcade Finale 5
Richard Kaufman Fantastamazing Aces freely held card changes to each ace one by one CardMagic 179
Richard Kaufman Salamander CardMagic 181
Larry Jennings The General Card ungaffed Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 6) 349
Gene Maze The Sincerest Form of Flattery with three duplicates and two blank cards, universal card The Gene Maze Card Book 59
Richard Kaufman A True Blue Chameleon odd-backed universal card The Gene Maze Card Book 69
Philip T. Goldstein Masque joker transforms into three selection one by one, last phase is a transpositionAlso published here Masque 1
David Britland Alien odd backed card, mirror face as kickerVariationsAlso published here The Talon (Issue 6) 83
Robert Walker, David Solomon Cosmic Card double faced divided card Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 12) 87
Walt Lees Everywhere and Goodness Knows Where joker changes into three selectionsInspired by Four Professional Card Tricks 20
Johnny Thompson Les Quick Cartes three cards become duplicates of a selection, then another and a third selectionAlso published here Polished Polish Prestidigitation 1
Johnny Thompson KF + BC + EM2 = Another Universal card changes into three different selections in three different ways and backAlso published here Polished Polish Prestidigitation 35
Derek Dingle The Universal Card gaffed (divided flap) and impromptu handling The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 17
Richard Kaufman Generally - More Specifically The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 1 74
Jerry K. Hartman "Image-ician" using diminishing lift sequence Best of Friends 214
Richard Kaufman, Harry Lorayne General-ly Best of Friends 231
Philip T. Goldstein Universal Prediction different back prediction changes to selection several times Fork Full of Appetizers 19
William Goldman Joker-Mania three cards are selected, blue backed card changes into selection, all cards change into jokers Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 9) 167
Roy Walton Walton's Universal universal packet, blank cardsAlso published here Packet Tricks 47
Brother John Hamman The Universal Trio three odd-backed cards put on three selection one by one and change to matching four-of-a-kind The Mendoza Portfolio No. 1 185
Stephen Tucker Mr. Universal thoughts on Universal Card plot, with printed gag cards (13 of spades, 3 1/2) Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 27) 515
Francis Pelkey Xerox three cards chosen from blue deck, red-backed card changes into each one one by one, then selections's backs become red as wellVariations The Mendoza Portfolio No. 1 1
David Britland Alien odd backed card, mirror face as kickerAlso published here Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 27) 517
Jerry Sadowitz Hard Man Cards Hit 17
Meir Yedid Royal Miracle Royal Flush kickerInspired by Fork Full of Appetizers — Book 2 72
Daryl Martinez Universal The Collected Almanac (Vol. 3 No. 25, 26 & 27) 251
Michael Louis, Daryl Martinez Chameleons All odd-backed packet changes to duplicate of three selections Best of Friends — Volume II 471
Edward Marlo, Randy Wakeman The Card of a Thousand Faces "based on an unpublished Marlo routine"VariationsAlso published here Formula One Close-Up 62
Louis Falanga Casino Kings two kings travel to the top, take the identity of three random cards and change into two selections, the kings are found reversed in the pack Lake Tahoe Card Magic 43
Ben Harris The Impressionist card changes into three selections one by one Out Of His Mind! 66
David Britland The Impressionist "Can you have a playing card with four faces? Of course not..."
Universal Card (Joker changes into each of three selections) that disappears at the end
Inspired by Equinox 49
Ben Harris The Return of the Alien combo of odd-backed elevator, universal card, three-card vanish, color changing backsInspired by Midnight Special 7
Bruce Cervon The Universal Card odd-backed card changes into three selections one by one, blank card as climax Tricks of Conjuring 7
Larry Jennings The General Card ungaffed, three selections The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 113
Randy Wakeman Generally Speaking Special Effects 16
Bruce Cervon The Universal Card three Methods, also gaffed (divided card, flap gimmick)Also published here The Cervon File 57
Bruce Cervon Universal Vanish one of the Selections vanishes cleanly The Cervon File 71
Bruce Cervon Vanishing Universal Universal Card vanishes The Cervon File 75
Larry Jennings The Changeling four deuces change to other four of a kind multiple times when one card is exchangedVariations The Cardwright 181
Edward Marlo A Routine of Surprises indifferent card changes into two selections one by one and back, selections are in two pockets M.I.N.T. — Volume I 159
Doug Edwards Velocity Changes Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 11) 1705
Brother John Hamman Universal Card nine selections, double backer, double facer The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 209
Randy Wakeman The Card of a Thousand Faces odd-backed card changes into three selections one by one, then becomes blank, two duplicatesAlso published here Randy Wakeman Presents 130
Randy Wakeman The Card of a Thousand & One Faces gaffedInspired by Randy Wakeman Presents 133
Harry Lorayne, Art Altman Cryptic Triptych three selections, top card changes to each one Trend Setters 151
Art Altman Triple Change three selections, top card changes to each one Trend Setters 153
Edward Marlo The Double Change card changes into two selections That's It 21
Edward Marlo Any Deck Universal That's It 45
Marc DeSouza The Thing three selections, odd-backed general / universal card ends up blank The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 32) 567
Philip T. Goldstein Vicinity small packet of cards turn into three selections then into four AcesAlso published here
  • "Vicinity" in "Linking Ring", February 1984.
Focus 14
Philip T. Goldstein Impressions Focus 129
Philip T. Goldstein Masque joker transforms into three selection one by one, last phase is a transpositionAlso published here Focus 135
Jon Racherbaumer Backing the Universal Card blank card changes into each of three selections
- Lay Audience Approach
- Magician's Approach
Inspired by Cardfixes 82
José Carroll Reflections four Aces change 6 times, Universal Card plot with aces 52 Lovers — Volume II 9
Alex Elmsley The Great Pretender card in the middle of kings changes to multiple selections The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 69
John Bannon, Brother John Hamman Duet To It two cards transform to resemble other cards, then become two previous selections, inspired by Hamman's "Magic Cards", two handlings with and without duplicates Smoke and Mirrors 113
James Swain Seven Jokers three jokers placed reversed between four others turn into selections before reverting back into jokers Don't Blink 103
Alex Elmsley Pockets Full of Miracles card is looked at by three people, everybody sees a different card. they all come from different pockets then The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 211
Michael Vincent Michael's General Card Joker changes into three previous selections one by one Roger's Thesaurus 123
Peter Duffie A Hint of a Tint Universal Card with color changing deck kickerInspired by
  • "Across the Universe" (Peter Duffie, Contemporary Card Magic)
Duffie's Card Compulsions 97
Peter Duffie Widespread on the packInspired by
  • "Across the Universe" (Peter Duffie, Contemporary Card Magic)
Duffie's Card Compulsions 93
Edward Marlo Diminishing Universal blank cards change into several selections one by one and back, two methods (one roughed)Inspired byAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Dec. 1972
M.I.N.T. — Volume II 95
Edward Marlo Another Universal Joker changes one at a time to three selected cards on the table, then becomes blank, using card shelf M.I.N.T. — Volume II 173
Paul Cummins Commercial Universal two spectators from a shuffled deck in use... Part Two 1
Dominique Duvivier Chameleon Chameleon cards, cards transform as per Universal Card plot, but start printing magician's fingers on it Magie Duvivier 117
Pablo Domenèch Las Tres Cartas (Utilizando la Naturalidad Condicionada) with three plus one selections La Magia de Pablo Domènech 82
David Solomon Full-Face Universal Card Joker changes into three selections one after the other Solomon's Mind 121
Richard Bartram, Jr. Uniwild joker changes into three selections, then all four card become duplicates of each other, in the end selections are normal again and Joker is blank Trephine 14
Bruce Cervon Triple Change general card in sandwich Hard-Boiled Mysteries 34
Pit Hartling Chameleon joker changes into three selected cards and back, double faced divided gaff The Book 79
Jack Avis The Wishing Envelope two cards chosen, indifferent card put in envelope that has a corner cut off, it changes into one selection, then into the other Vis à Vis 129
Roy Walton All Hands on Deck Joker changes into two selections, "in hands approach to Gene Finell's Free Cut principle" Come A Little Closer 74
David Regal The Crystal Ball Blank card changes into two selections, then fades back to blank. Close-Up & Personal 111
John Hostler The Wild Card Joker changes into mates of three cardsInspired byVariations Card File Two 82
Don England The Universal Card of Escorial three cards Don England's Paradox 125
Peter Duffie The Universal Base Ace of Spades put on bottom of deck, it changes into the mates of three selections, other Aces show up as climax, bottom deals Cards By All Means 7
William Goodwin All in One ungaffed Constant Fooling 1 57
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser The Ace Of Hearts Also published here Hofzinser's Card Tricks 141
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Shape shifters two Jokers change both into selections and back Ahead of the Pack 192
David Ben Everybody's Card, III Inspired by Tricks 128
Karl Fulves Double Hofzinser comment on effect and David Reichler = Harvey RosenthalRelated to Hofzinser Notebook 59
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson The Repligator Universal Card plot, odd-backed blank card changes into three selections one by one, then into signed selection Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 43
Miguel "MagoMigue" Puga Zelig, Historia de una Carta Mutante Joker changes into three selections La Magia Española del Siglo XX 342
Jack Avis The Fulves Problem Universal Card Plot, odd-backed, red-blue double backer Rara Avis 70
Nick Trost, Brother John Hamman Trost on Hamman's "Magic Cards" general cards with a four-card-packet of Jokers Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 8
Dani DaOrtiz Unique Williamson's routine with four selection, card changes with each restoration phaseInspired by Card Cemetery 32
John Guastaferro Relay three fair selections, card turns over and changes into selections one by one One Degree 28
Al Schneider Universal Card three selections, odd-backed universal card Al Schneider Magic 491
Steven Hamilton Fleeting Images blank card becomes three selections one after the other The Magic of Steven Hamilton 139
Guy Hollingworth General Card brief, Multiple Topless Change Renovations 10
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, Roberto Giobbi Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin's Birthday Related to
  • "Les métamorphoses" (Robert-Houdin, Comment on devient sorcier)
Hidden Agenda (Issue Dec 7) 350
John Hostler Royally Wild Joker changes into mates of three cut-to cards, then Joker splits into two cards to complete Royal Flush with the three cardsInspired by Magnum Opossum 78
Yohei Kawabata Waltz General Card effect, inspired by Quick 3 Way. Small Ambitious sequence at the start. End with selection jump to pocket Grace 21
Perseus Arkomanis Faces of Man Joker transforms into three selections before returning as a Joker Elixir (Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2)) 107
Johnny Thompson Les Quick Cartes three cards become duplicates of a selection, then another and a third selection, duplicateAlso published here The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 83
Johnny Thompson KF + BC + EM2 = Another Universal card changes into three different selections in three different ways and back to blankAlso published here The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 123