69 entries in Cards / Gaffed Cards & Decks / Cards / Half Card
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown La carte du diable No. 47, top card shown, spectator removes it from deck, it changes, half card covers half the face card
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 56
Adrian Plate The Disappearing Queen picture card removed, various spectators remember a picture card and place it between their hands, they all got the QH, QH appears elsewhere and indifferent cards in spectator's hands
1909 The Art of Magic 133
Stanley Collins The Lay of the Last Minstrel But One three cards under newspaper two are removed and card under newspaper changes into other card
Related to 1920 Deceptive Conceptions in Magic 36
Charles T. Jordan Reverse English on the X-Ray No. 5, x-ray deck openly shown, card from another deck inserted, spectator looks through hole at index, card predicted, repeated
1920 Ten New Sleight of Hand Card Tricks 12
Charles T. Jordan, De Forrest The Diabolical Reversed Card (Improved) card reverses visibly à la tunnel effect
Variations 1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects) 32
William Larsen, T. Page Wright A Card Turns Over! card reverses visibly à la tunnel effect
Inspired by 1928 The L. W. Card Mysteries 18
T. Page Wright Rubber band top card of banded deck shown, a few cards dealt off, same card shown on top
Related to 1933 Page Wright's Notebook 10
Eddie Joseph A Test of Sobriety half card double facer to affect a transposition with apparently only two cards used
1942 Greater Card Tricks 20
Hen Fetsch Past Present and Future card selected, thought of and unseen are all predicted by a medium on different colored papers
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 33) 136
Hans "Severus" Ernst Lili Marlen / Lilly Marlen transposition, with street lantern apparatus and jumbo cards, copied in "Magi", see reference
Related toAlso published here
  • "Magi" January 1945
1943 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 5 No. 4) 78
John J. Crimmins Jr. Extra Joker Prediction
Related to 1945 My Best 74
Hen Fetsch Past Present and Future card selected, thought of and unseen are all predicted by a medium on different colored papers
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 46
Unknown Die rote Karte hat sich nicht gedreht. card turns over in small fan
1952 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 13 No. 3) 34
Edward Marlo Half Card Force & Vanish half card attached to borrowed deck for force and instant vanish, alternative to credit card force
1961 Card to Wallet 23
Jim Brimble ESP - Stop! forcing an ESP card, rubber band around cards
1970 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 3) 12
Bob McAllister Bet-A-Dollar Color Change as bill is slid over face of card, half card gaff
Variations 1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 114
James G. Thompson Jr. Thoughts At Work selection removed from deck and checked that it's missing, yet removed card changes to indifferent card and selection is back in deck
Winter 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 6th Folio) 500
Karl Fulves Reunion gaffed
Related to 1973 Packet Switches (Part Two) 96
Karl Fulves Matter Through Matter slits in cards openly shown, they pass through each other
Inspired byRelated to 1975 Methods with Cards — Part 2 105
Karl Fulves Half In blue backed card sandwiched between red cards changes to red, as application of using a half card
1975 Methods with Cards — Part 2 137
Karl Fulves Counterpart indifferent cards slid along back side of case change into aces one by one, miniature aces inside case, removable half-size flaps
1979 Jack In The Box 22
Karl Fulves Drink This
Inspired by 1979 Shape Changers 19
Karl Fulves Shape Changers card visually transposes with half card (torn piece), second method
  • One Any-Deck Method
  • The Other Any-Deck Method
Related to 1979 Shape Changers 25
Karl Fulves Blind Ambition one card penetrates another
1979 Shape Changers 34
Karl Fulves Connections ideas with half cards
1979 Shape Changers 43
Karl Fulves A Note on Shape Changing transposition of a normal card with a half card, so the value of the half card is then the normal card and vice versa, posed as problem
Related to 1979 Elastic Ace 3
Paul Harris The Uncut Version two half cards are put on deck where they visually grow and penetrate each other
Related toVariations 1980 Close-up Fantasies — Book II 45
Unknown Street Traders' Three Card Monte with other version for the gimmick
1980 The Three Card Monte as Entertainment 21
Lewis Ganson Penny Wise message appears on card, thanks for the penny
1980 The Three Card Monte as Entertainment 27
Lewis Ganson The Queen Goes Home message appears on card, gone home to mother
1980 The Three Card Monte as Entertainment 29
Ian Adair Striptease Lady as a climax naked queen appears, moveable have card to hide other card
1980 The Three Card Monte as Entertainment 37
Paul Harris Tunnel Transformation using half card
1981 Close-up Fantasies Finalé 161
Stephen Tucker Half & Half half of selection ends in pocket, then it is restored again
Inspired by 1981 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 4) 55
Peter Duffie Half & Half two spectators select a card, in each half of the deck a card reverses, since both chose the same card, turned over cards are half of the selection
1981 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 6) 103
Edward Marlo The Snap Lap lapping a half card from the deck
1982 Card Finesse 78
Rick Johnsson Half Azis half-card, card jumps half-way out, then travels to case
1982 T.V. Card Rise 23
Stephen Tucker The Inner Limits Queens transposition, then named Queen vanishes and other Queens change into a card with a star on it
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. Special #3) 16
Stephen Tucker Time Tunnel with three cards
Inspired by
  • Harry G. Franke's "The Vanishing Lady"
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 26) 495
Bob Ostin The Nautilus Card "New Submarine Card", odd-backed card placed perpendicular in three-card packet rises up and down
Inspired by
  • "The Submarine Card" (Bob Ostin, marketed by Ken Brooke)
VariationsAlso published here
1983 Bob Ostin's New Submarine Card 21
Karl Fulves Eyewitness No. 87, bottom card of rubber banded deck shown to four spectators and removed, they change to Aces
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 132
Karl Fulves Automatic Glide with rubber banded deck
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 133
Reinhard Müller To Make Four Cards Change from Eights to Twos, from Black to Red
1984 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 34) 664
David Regal Perfect Penetration half card gaff
Feb. 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 2) 1021
David Regal Half and Half signed card is torn, ONE half changes color
1987 Star Quality — The Magic of David Regal 125
Edward Marlo Almost Ultimate Ambition tilt with half card
Inspired byRelated to 1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 272
Sam Leo Horowitz The Horowitz Variation named picture card and four spot cards removed, picture card vanishes, using strip of card
1988 The Chronicles (Issue 35) 1410
Felix Farrell Torn and Restored signed card torn in half and restored
1991 Hardcore 134
T. Page Wright A Giant Card Reverse tunnel effect with seven jumbo cards
1991 Page Wright's Manuscript 211
Scotty York "Poor Charlie" Smith gaffed, rainbow backs, with pistol cigarette lighter
Inspired by 1993 For Your Eyes Only 56
T. Nelson Downs Pocket to Pocket Trick (Half Card Trick) using a gimmick consisting of three half cards glued together
1994 More Greater Magic 1082
Unknown Laser Printing No. 33, X drawn on Joker transfers to a Two
1995 Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 62
Paul Harris The Uncut Version two half cards are put on deck where they visually grow and penetrate each other
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 2 (Issue Close-up Fantasies 1 & 2) 235
Paul Harris Tunnel Transformation using half card
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Close-up Fantasies Finale) 93
Karl Fulves Kicker card jumps out halfway when riffled, second selection jumps out as miniature card
1996 New Card Rises 25
Peter Duffie Jagged Edge half of a card vanishes and reappears stapled to another signed card
Inspired by 1996 Method in Effect 5
Stewart Judah, Paul Swinford Half and Half Two cards are cut in half, follow the leader type of effect
Inspired by
  • "Miracle Mates" (Bob Bell, marketed by Mickey Hades, 1963)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 208
Ellis Stanyon With the Half Card No. 17, face card shown, spectator holds deck at end, face card vanishes/changes
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 43
Ellis Stanyon The Half Card Combination No. 29, picture cards placed in envelopes by spectators, all spectators name Queen of Hearts as the card they placed in their envelope, but they are different when checked
Variations 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 47
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note spectator gets four Aces and performer indifferent cards, but when checked performer has the Aces
Inspired by 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 47
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note version with half card
Inspired by 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 188
Justin Hanes A Bound rubber-banded deck, using half card
Inspired by 2000 Action 15
Paul Curry Sure Thing red backed card and blue backed card, one with a hole in the middle, monte
2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 65
Karl Fulves A Day Late half card pops out next to selection
2001 The Magic Thrust 32
Bob Ostin The Nautilus Card "New Submarine Card", odd-backed card placed perpendicular in three-card packet rises up and down
Also published here 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 93
Bob Ostin Submarine Cards card placed face up and perpendicular in three-card packet rises up and down
Also published here 2005 Bob Ostin — A Lifetime of Magical Inventions 165
T. Page Wright A Card, A Number ten red and ten black cards, rubber banded, card at chosen number travels into other pile, more details than in reference
Related to 2008 Prolix (Issue 5) 289
Karl Fulves Future Self cased card turns out to be later signed selection, half a Joker is cloned
2010 Prolix (Issue 7) 433
Joe Stuthard The Stuthard Addition five cards stuck together, spectator cannot find Queen from back, it has vanished
2011 Prolix (Issue 9) 590
Christian Scherer Die Poesie der Magie shuffled deck separates in four suits, with three glasses and a handkerchief
2014 Schlaglichter 316