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Bob Hummer Little Stranger spectator places some red cards in his left and right trouser and jacket pockets, performer divines numbers
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1945 1
Martin Gardner Poker Problem open drawing of cards, solution on p. 1104
Related to Feb. 1953
The Phoenix (Issue 275)
John Quine Quine's Key Placement
Variations 1972 104
Jerry L. Christensen Pyramid Aces
Related to Aug. 1977
Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 12)
Tom Craven Pyramid Variation
Related to Nov. 1977
Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 3)
Jerry K. Hartman Goody Two Choose two selections, divided deck
Related toVariationsAlso published here Jan. 1978
Apocalypse (Vol. 1 No. 1)
Tom Craven Goody Goody two cards are counted to according to values in shuffled deck
Inspired byAlso published here Oct. 1979
Apocalypse (Vol. 2 No. 10)
David Hoy, Tom Craven Psi-Handkerchief five different colored handkerchiefs in five glasses, prediction of one color
Magick (Issue 226)
Tom Craven Shadows psychological force, prediction of one ESP card
Magick (Issue 238)
Tom Craven 'Z' Test! numbers on a bingo sheet are crossed out until one remains, number is divined
Magick (Issue 244)
Tom Craven Propel-A-Coin coin is flipped and caught on back of hand, changes to different coin, lapping
June 1980
Apocalypse (Vol. 3 No. 6)
Tom Craven Head to Head puzzle/bet, head-to-head poker game, cards are openly chosen, yet performer wins
Related to Sep. 1980
Apocalypse (Vol. 3 No. 9)
Tom Craven Tally-Ho One-Way one-way feature on Tally-Ho Circle backs
May 1981
Apocalypse (Vol. 4 No. 5)
Tom Craven Only Four shell
Nov. 1981
Apocalypse (Vol. 4 No. 11)
Tom Craven, Mel Stover, Raymond Hafler, H. R. Benfer, Roysce Smith, Gerald Byrne, C. R. Tracy, John Cornelius, Paul Swinford Letters
Interlocutor (Issue 46)
Tom Craven Poof! pellets wrapped in aluminium foil and held over flame, paper with dead name vanishes inside foil
Magick (Issue 288)
Jim Sutton, Tom Craven Poor Man's Pencil Thru' Quarter paper napkin cover
May 1982
Apocalypse (Vol. 5 No. 5)
Tom Craven Double-Crosser sucker situation with obvious second deal
Sep. 1982
Apocalypse (Vol. 5 No. 9)
Tom Craven Open Coins Across shell
Inspired byVariations Nov. 1982
Apocalypse (Vol. 5 No. 11)
Jeff Busby (reviewer) 16th Card Book by Tom Craven Oct. 1982
Epoptica (Issue 2)
Harry Lorayne Tom Craven mini bio
1982 158
Tom Craven Three By Two pair of mates find three selections
1982 159
Tom Craven Incomplete Faro Jog Control
Related to 1982 193
Tom Craven Rising Sandwich card peeked at in bottom half appears between sandwich cards in top half
1982 441
Tom Craven Mental Nick spectator cuts small packet and counts cards, then he remembers card at that position in deck
1982 5
Tom Craven What? A Knot? convincing false knot with gimmicked rope
Apr. 1983
Apocalypse (Vol. 6 No. 4)
Tom Craven "Drop-Count" Revelation using faro
Variations Dec. 1983
Apocalypse (Vol. 6 No. 12)
Tom Craven New/Easy Ring Load using handkerchief
Jan. 1984
Apocalypse (Vol. 7 No. 1)
Doug Canning, Tom Craven Straight Slam spectator shuffles, yet top thirteen cards are straight from ace to king, gilbreath
Apr. 1984
Apocalypse (Vol. 7 No. 4)
Doug Canning, Tom Craven Straight Prediction spectator shuffles and deals a bit and ends up with five cards: Ten-high straigt, predicted
Apr. 1984
Apocalypse (Vol. 7 No. 4)
Bob Farmer Transfer Cut from bottom to center, tripple cut in the hands
Inspired by 1984 83
Tom Craven Four Coins and a Purse four coins travel into purse one by one
Inspired by 1984 99
Last October No. 61, spectator pockets some cards and buries a selection in rest, card on top after some counting
Variations 1984 90
Harry Lorayne Tom Craven mini bio
1985 520
Tom Craven Expanded 10-20 Force for two cards
Variations 1985 521
Tom Craven Blank(et) Prediction
1985 524
Tom Craven Spin Change wrong card is tossed and splits into two selections in the air
1985 527
Tom Craven Your Choice...Or Mine? prediction of chosen cigarette brand, several cigarette boxes used
Jan. 1985
Magick (Issue 344)
Tom Craven The Match miniature card of selection is found in matchbox
1986 254
Peter Kougasian Let's Face it interesting lead in
Variations May 1988
Apocalypse (Vol. 11 No. 5)
Tom Craven Your Card/My Card blank cards with text transpose while sandwiched
Dec. 1988
Apocalypse (Vol. 11 No. 12)
Tom Craven Unclosed Prediction Effect Variation
Aug. 1989
Apocalypse (Vol. 12 No. 8)
Tom Craven Heads or Tails? coin is scooped up with a card and put in other hand, transformation / switch
Feb. 1989
The Minotaur (Vol. 1 No. 1)
Tom Craven End Over Aces four Ace cutting, in the hands
Sep. 1989
The Minotaur (Vol. 1 No. 3)
Tom Craven Swing Cut Set-Up
Sep. 1989
The Minotaur (Vol. 1 No. 3)
Tom Craven The Hinge Move half the packet turnover flourish with tricky purpose
Sep. 1989
The Minotaur (Vol. 1 No. 3)
Tom Craven End Over Extra End Over Aces, with location of selection as the climax
Sep. 1989
The Minotaur (Vol. 1 No. 3)
John Quine, Tom Craven Roadrunner Aces
Dec. 1990
Apocalypse (Vol. 13 No. 12)
Tom Craven Signed Wallet to Card Case
1991 159
Steve Beam Leftovers on National Magic Day, Tom Craven, John Riggs, Bob Sheets idea for Yedid's Finger Fantasies, Barry Wood idea for the no-tear paper
1991 660
Tom Craven Down The Ladder value of selected card is used to count down to it
Mar. 1992
Apocalypse (Vol. 15 No. 3)
Tom Craven In-and-Out Force
May 1992
Apocalypse (Vol. 15 No. 5)
Tom Craven Armchair Golfer Mel Stover's Vanishing Pencil (version of the Magic Egg Puzzle), pencil on paper changes places with pencil on initialed paper
1992 787
Jim Sisti (reviewer) Color Prediction Chips by Tom Craven Nov./Dec. 1992
The Magic Menu (Vol. 3 No. 14)
Steve Beam Leftovers on opening lines, Tom Craven, Paul Critelli
1993 900
Tom Craven Super Speller not with full deck
Inspired by
  • "Remote Control" (Jim Steinmeyer, The New Invocation #43, Feb. 1988)
1993 22
Tom Craven The Custom Card Trick card is found and spelled to at impossible conditions, possible over phone
Inspired by 1993 24
Tom Craven The Cascade self-working handling of "Drop-Count" Revelation
Inspired by 1993 92
Dennis Marks Power Drain battery is drained and filled up again, using a battery tester
Related to
  • "Brain Drain" (Moshe Botwinick aka Marc Salem, Invocation #63, June 1991)
  • "Free of Charge" (Tom Craven, The Linking Ring, Vol. 71 No. 9, Sep. 1991)
Sep. 1993
Vibrations (Vol. 16 No. 3)
Grace Ann Morgan The Perfect Stopper spectator deals card on table and can stop anywhere, performer knows / names card
Variations 1994 940
Steve Beam Leftovers on Barry Wood, Tom Craven, Dick Dale, Gary Hipp, magician's image, BayWatch, Houdini
1994 944
Tom Craven Blind Side named number is counted to, card is noted and rest of the cards are blank
Inspired by 1994 959
Steve Beam Leftovers on long distance calls, Seinfeld, Impact / Multiple Impact, tricks with computers, Don Morris, FFFF, picture with Derek Dingle and Obie O'brien, handling detail for Steve Beam's "Quadruple Prediction" from Semi-Automatic Card Tricks by Billy McDonnell, Wayne Kyzer, John Moran, Tom Craven
Inspired by 1994 992
Aldo Colombini The Killer noose formed with a rope only tightens when spectator who is holding the selection pulls it
Inspired by
  • Tom Craven effect
1994 57
Aldo Colombini Las Vegas deck shuffled face-up/face-down by cutting piles on the table, two cards end up reversed sandwiching the selection
Inspired by
  • Tom Craven effect
Related to
1994 61
Steve Beam Leftovers on Tom Baxter, Bruce Fricker, Jon Racherbaumer, Stephen Minch, Steve Pressley, Doug Canning, Tom Craven, Scott Robinson, John Riggs
Related to 1995 1072
Tom Craven The Approach approaching a table when doing restaurant magic
1995 1104
Tom Craven Joking Queens four blank cards, some change into a queen, then all change into jokers
Dec. 1995
The Minotaur (Vol. 7 No. 4)
Tom Craven The Pairable some cards are cut from a shuffled deck, two cards are removed to form a card, then card is produced
1995 114
Tom Craven Bounce Control I after spectator's peek
Variations 1995 190
Tom Craven Bounce Controll II after incomplete faro peek
1995 192
Tom Craven Doppel-Entdecker two cards are counted to according to values in shuffled deck
Also published here Mar. 1995
Intermagic (Vol. 19 No. 2)
Tom Craven Keeper Finder
Sep. 1996
Apocalypse (Vol. 19 No. 9)
Tom Craven Plugging the Keyhole
1996 1192
Steve Beam Leftovers on John Riggs, Jeff White, Tony Biscardi Joke, Steven Youell/Grace Ann Morgan, David Copperfield, Mike Gallo, Tom Craven, Dave Michael Evans
1996 1196
Tom Craven King Butt (As in "butt shuffle")
1996 1215
Tom Craven Keeper of the Keys
Inspired by Sep. 1996
The Minotaur (Vol. 8 No. 3)
Steve Beam Leftovers on Apocalypse, The Minotaur, Chris "Doc" Dixon, Tom Craven, Joe Mogar, Earle Oakes, Mike Beam ring gag, Ed Marlo
1997 1342
Tony Bartolotta Gang Related deck cut, top two cards removed and placed in center, corner of next card torn off, performer stabs it into the center behind his back, between selections, three-way force deck, for details see Informant reference
Related to 1997
Underworld (Issue 6)
Karl Fulves Commuter Cards "Unsolved Mysteries"
two-deck travelers, spectator distributes Aces in his pockets, performer makes Aces vanish from his deck and pulls them out of matching pockets, posed as a problem
Variations 1997 147
Steve Beam Leftovers on John Moran, Tom Craven, The Trapdoor in Review
1998 1482
Ron Eastin, Arnold Farmer, Tom Craven Letters
Related to 1998 201
Tom Craven Solution to Commuter Cards two-deck travelers, spectator distributes Aces in his pockets, performer makes Aces vanish from his deck and pulls them out of matching pockets
Inspired by 1998 201
Ken De Courcy The IRS Divination sum divination
Inspired by
  • a book test by Tom Craven in "The Linking Ring" January, 1995.
Feb. 1998 11
Jason Alford Sandwich Spread odd-backed sandwich cards place in different positions, they instantly come together to trap selection
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1998 8
Tom Craven Hummer - Odd Back Basic Hummer, but selected card is reversed and also odd-backed
Also published here 1999 41
Tom Craven Hummer Clean-up Clean-up for Baby Hummer (1 2 3 4 turnover)
Also published here 1999 44
Tom Craven, Steve Beam Plugging the Keyhole presentation for Bounce Control
Inspired by 2000 210
Tom Craven Unclosed Prediction
Inspired by 2000 5
Tom Craven Hummer Clean-Up four cards, selection is only one reversed after some procedure
Inspired by
  • "Baby Hummer" (Charles Hudson, Linking Ring)
Also published here
2000 69
Tom Craven Hummer - Odd Back selection also has odd back
Inspired by
  • "Baby Hummer" (Charles Hudson, Linking Ring)
Also published here
2000 70
Tom Craven All Backs Routine five cards, Royal Flush ending
2000 151
Steve Beam, Tom Craven Plugging the Keyhole #2
2001 20
Reinhard Müller Feeling the Same court cards and a Joker are shuffled, a four of a kind is chosen and cards put in spectator's pocket, a pile is handed to the performer and he is able to announce how many of chosen quartet are in that pile and if the Joker is there as well
Inspired by
  • Tom Craven's "Selected Suit Divination" in Tony Miller's "Channel One" Vol. 3, #10. 2003
Related to
2006 59
Tom Craven Selected Suit Divination suit chosen, cards put in pockets of spectator and on packet handed to performer who is then able to announce how many cards of named suit are inside the pile
Related to 2006 63
Tom Craven Raising Baby Hummer selection is reversed, variation with odd-colored back
  • Off-Color Baby Hummer
Inspired by
  • Charles Hudson's "Baby Hummer" in "The Linking Ring" December, 1967.
2006 72
Harry Lorayne Tom Craven mini bio
2007 451
Tom Craven The 27-Card Trick
2007 452
Tom Craven Psychic Cards four cards predicted at positions named by spectator, but after every number is named the deck is shuffled by performer (!!)
2007 455
Tom Craven, Bob King Name That Card any number card
2007 459
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) The Second 16th card Book by Tom Craven, Paul Gordon May 2007
Genii (Vol. 70 No. 5)
Nick Trost The Couple's Lucky Number two cards are forced via number procedures
Inspired by 2008 46
Tom Craven Double Barreled two cards found via Oracle elimination
2010 190
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #51 on Doug Canning, Tom Craven, John Riggs, Steven Youell/Grace Ann Morgan
2012 iii
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #66 on The Minotaur, Tom Craven, Ed Marlo
2012 xxvii
Tom Craven All Backs Routine small packet All Backs, cards change to Royal Flush
2012 61
Michael Powers Open Mate Prediction card at named position matches prediction card
Inspired by
  • Tom Craven trick in Card Corner, Linking Ring, Feb. 2010
2019 51
Scott Baird The FUJ Shuffle "Faro Utility Jog"
card peeked in incomplete faro condition, water fall square-up, then card can be glimpsed and controlled, with Si Stebbins application idea
Related toVariations Jan. 2022
The Hermit (Vol. 1 No. 1)