39 entries in Cards / Principles / Key Card / Key Card Subtleties
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Shuffling Despite Key Card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 22
Unknown Spectator Riffle Shuffles and key remains on top or near top
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 89
James Maxwell The Locator spectator's shuffling while short card stays next to selection
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 313
Unknown Shuffling with a Key Card
1938 Greater Magic 94
Unknown Shuffling despite Key Cards
  • The Overhand Shuffle
  • The Dovetail Shuffle
1938 Greater Magic 96
Unknown The Master Card Location two key cards, spectator riffle shuffles
1938 Greater Magic 97
G. W. Hunter Backhanded reprinted from The Magic Wand, card sticks to back of hand, key card location
Also published here 1940 The Jinx (Issue 110) 660
Unknown Shuffling around Key or Crimp
1947 Watch This One! 17
Unknown Shuffling with Key Card
1947 Watch This One! 37
Unknown Key Undercut Shuffle shuffling after placement
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 69
Tony Kardyro You Do As I Do method for obtaining the key card
1948 Your Deck — Your Card 17
Unknown, Edward Marlo Fifth Method spectator's shuffle likely retains top/bottom cards, key card
1962 Estimation 29
Laurie Ireland, Theodore Annemann Red/Black Shuffle for Key retaining a key at twenty-six, credit information by Marlo
Related to 1962 Estimation 32
Edward Marlo Twelfth Method based on principle that spectator shuffles top card to bottom in small packet overhand shuffle
Variations 1962 Estimation 33
John Quine Key Card Throwoff #1 riffle shuffle despite key
1972 Card Cavalcade 102
John Quine Key Card Throwoff #2
1972 Card Cavalcade 104
Philip T. Goldstein Spot'n'Scoop Control sighting card in face-up ribbon spread and moving it to top by cut afterwards
1974 Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks 3
Unknown Spectator Shuffles with Key Card
1981 Magic from which Memories are Made! 119
Edward Marlo Marlo's Double Christ Location no-touch cut-deeper selection procedure
Variations 1982 Sessions 39
Edward Marlo Key Card Subtlety narrow or bellied card and tabled riffle shuffle after placement
1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 85
Gerd Winkler Risiko location routine, spectator shuffles with key card
1989 German Card Top Twenties 16
Harry Lorayne Key Card Ruse faro to throw off key card thoughts
1990 Trend Setters 69
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli), Unknown Double Key Card Setting including Marlo's Ruse Cull to set key cards in place
1991 The Olram File (Issue 8) 14
Karl Fulves Top and Bottom Keys getting known cards to top and bottom
1994 Crooked Tales 121
Unknown Further Thoughts on the Key Card - Shuffling with a Key Card
1995 Card College — Volume 1 144
Unknown Letting the Spectator Shuffle with a Key Card
1995 Card College — Volume 1 144
Karl Fulves Mind Mirror No. 15, card from a third is removed after performer memorized the pile, he names missing card, key card placement after riffle shuffle
1995 Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 25
Unknown Applications for the Crimp
1996 Card College — Volume 2 349
Jeff Busby Shuffle Throwoff shuffling around edge-marked key card, riffle or overhand
1998 The Secret of the Palmettos 69
Wolfgang Moser Wunderpunkt thoughts and techniques using a pencil dotted card
  • ...jetzt machen Sie mal einen Punkt!
  • Forcieren der Leitkarte
  • Setzen der Leitkarte
  • Kontrollieren der Leitkarte
2011 Kreationen 25
Unknown Red/Black Shuffle around Position overhand shuffle with a card at known position
Related to 2014 Reverie 11
Steve Beam Losers Weepers Choreographed process for selecting a card that quickly provides the magician with the key to the selected card.
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 102
Laurie Ireland Overhand Shuffle with Key overhand shuffle with a card at known position
Related to 2016 In Order to Amaze 78
Unknown Key Card Shuffle by Spectatore
2016 Sprezzatura 20
Joseph Barry Echoed three progressively fairer locations of a card
Inspired by 2016 Operandi (Issue 1) 5
John Cornelius John Cornelius Thoughts watch as shiner
Related to 2016 Facsimile (Issue 5) 21
Laurie Ireland Overhand Shuffle with Key overhand shuffle with a card at known position
Related to 2017 Quarterly (Issue 5 (Winter 2017)) 26
Harry Riser, Johnny Thompson Impromptu Shiner black coffee
  • Spread Key Card Glimpse
  • Riffle Key Card Glimpse
  • Dribble Key Card Glimpse
  • Peek Control
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 113
Larry Jennings Red/Black Shuffle for Key shuffling singly around key card
Related to 2020 Mr. Jennings Takes It Easy 377