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Bob Hummer Little Stranger spectator places some red cards in his left and right trouser and jacket pockets, performer divines number
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1945 Little Stranger 1
Martin Gardner Poker Problem open drawing of cards, solution on p. 1104
Related to 1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 275) 1101
John Quine Quine's Key Placement
Variations 1972 Card Cavalcade 104
Jerry L. Christensen Pyramid Aces
Related to 1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 12) 447
Tom Craven Pyramid Variation
Related to 1977 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 3) 490
Jerry K. Hartman Goody Two Choose two selections, divided deck
Related toVariations Jan. 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 1) 8
Tom Craven Goody Goody without set-up
Inspired by Oct. 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 10) 262
David Hoy, Tom Craven Psi-Handkerchief five different colored handkerchiefs in five glasses, prediction of one color
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 226) 1129
Tom Craven 'Z' Test! numbers on a bingo sheet are crossed out until one remains, number is divined
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 244) 1218
Tom Craven Shadows psychological force, prediction of one ESP card
1979 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 238) 1188
Tom Craven Propel-A-Coin coin is flipped and caught on back of hand, changes to different coin, lapping
June 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 6) 355
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. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 9) 393
Tom Craven Only Four shell
Nov. 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 11) 556
Tom Craven, Mel Stover, Raymond Hafler, H. R. Benfer, Roysce Smith, Gerald Byrne, C. R. Tracy, John Cornelius, Paul Swinford Letters
1981 Interlocutor (Issue 46) 182
Tom Craven Tally-Ho One-Way one-way feature on Tally-Ho Circle backs
May 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 5) 489
Tom Craven Poof! pellets wrapped in aluminium foil and held over flame, paper with dead name vanishes inside foil
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 288) 1438
Tom Craven Rising Sandwich card peeked at in bottom half appears between sandwich cards in top half
1982 Best of Friends 441
Jeff Busby (reviewer) 16th Card Book by Tom Craven 1982 Epoptica (Issue 2) 85
Jim Sutton, Tom Craven Poor Man's Pencil Thru' Quarter paper napkin cover
May 1982 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 5) 635
Tom Craven Mental Nick spectator cuts small packet and counts cards, then he remembers card at that position in deck
1982 Fork Full of Appetizers 5
Tom Craven Double-Crosser sucker situation with obvious second deal
Sep. 1982 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 9) 683
Tom Craven Open Coins Across shell
Inspired byVariations Nov. 1982 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 11) 697
Tom Craven Three By Two pair of mates find three selections
1982 Best of Friends 159
Tom Craven Incomplete Faro Jog Control
1982 Best of Friends 193
Harry Lorayne Tom Craven mini bio
1982 Best of Friends 158
Tom Craven What? A Knot? convincing false knot with gimmicked rope
Apr. 1983 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 4) 763
Tom Craven "Drop-Count" Revelation using faro
Variations Dec. 1983 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 12) 858
Unknown Last October No. 61, spectator pockets some cards and buries a selection in rest, card on top after some counting
Variations 1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 90
Tom Craven New/Easy Ring Load using handkerchief
Jan. 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 1) 874
Bob Farmer Transfer Cut from bottom to center, tripple cut in the hands
Inspired by 1984 Fork Full of Appetizers - Book 2 83
Tom Craven Four Coins and a Purse four coins travel into purse one by one
Inspired by 1984 Fork Full of Appetizers — Book 2 99
Doug Canning, Tom Craven Straight Slam spectator shuffles, yet top thirteen cards are straight from ace to king, gilbreath
Apr. 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 4) 908
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. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 4) 908
Tom Craven Expanded 10-20 Force for two cards
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 521
Tom Craven Blank(et) Prediction
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 524
Tom Craven Spin Change wrong card is tossed and splits into two selections in the air
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 527
Harry Lorayne Tom Craven mini bio
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 520
Tom Craven The Match miniature card of selection is found in matchbox
1986 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 15) 254
Tom Craven Your Card/My Card blank cards with text transpose while sandwiched
Dec. 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 12) 1583
Peter Kougasian Let's Face it interesting lead in
Variations May 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 5) 1489
Tom Craven Heads or Tails? coin is scooped up with a card and put in other hand, transformation / switch
1989 The Minotaur (Vol. 1 No. 1) 3
Tom Craven End Over Aces four Ace cutting, in the hands
1989 The Minotaur (Vol. 1 No. 3) 1
Tom Craven Swing Cut Set-Up
1989 The Minotaur (Vol. 1 No. 3) 1
Tom Craven The Hinge Move half the packet turnover flourish with tricky purpose
1989 The Minotaur (Vol. 1 No. 3) 3
Tom Craven End Over Extra End Over Aces, with location of selection as the climax
1989 The Minotaur (Vol. 1 No. 3) 4
Tom Craven Unclosed Prediction Effect Variation
Aug. 1989 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 8) 1672
John Quine, Tom Craven Roadrunner Aces
Dec. 1990 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 13 No. 12) 1864
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 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 36) 660
Tom Craven Signed Wallet to Card Case
1991 Card to Wallet 159
Tom Craven In-and-Out Force
May 1992 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 5) 2073
Tom Craven Down The Ladder value of selected card is used to count down to it
Mar. 1992 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 3) 2044
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 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 44) 787
Tom Craven Super Speller not with full deck
Inspired by
  • "Remote Control" (Jim Steinmeyer, The New Invocation #43)
1993 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 22
Tom Craven The Custom Card Trick card is found and spelled to at impossible conditions, possible over phone
Inspired by 1993 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 24
Steve Beam Leftovers on opening lines, Tom Craven, Paul Critelli
1993 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 49) 900
Tom Craven The Cascade self-working handling of "Drop-Count" Revelation
Inspired by 1993 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 92
Steven Youell The Perfect Stopper spectator deals card on table and can stop anywhere, performer knows / names card
Variations 1994 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 51) 940
Steve Beam Leftovers on Barry Wood, Tom Craven, Dick Dale, Gary Hipp, magician's image, BayWatch, Houdini
1994 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 51) 944
Tom Craven Blind Side named number is counted to, card is noted and rest of the cards are blank
Inspired by 1994 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 52) 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 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 53) 992
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 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 114
Tom Craven Joking Queens four blank cards, some change into a queen, then all change into jokers
1995 The Minotaur (Vol. 7 No. 4) 4
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 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 56) 1072
Tom Craven Bounce Control I after spectator's peek
Variations 1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 190
Tom Craven Bounce Controll II after incomplete faro peek
1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 192
Tom Craven The Approach approaching a table when doing restaurant magic
1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 58) 1104
Tom Craven Keeper of the Keys
Inspired by 1996 The Minotaur (Vol. 8 No. 3) 5
Tom Craven Keeper Finder
Sep. 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 9) 2698
Tom Craven Plugging the Keyhole
1996 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 61) 1192
Steve Beam Leftovers on John Riggs, Jeff White, Tony Biscardi Joke, Steven Youell, David Copperfield, Mike Gallo, Tom Craven, Dave Michael Evans
1996 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 61) 1196
Tom Craven King Butt (As in "butt shuffle")
1996 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 62) 1215
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) 84
Steve Beam Leftovers on Apocalypse, The Minotaur, Chris "Doc" Dixon, Tom Craven, Joe Mogar, Earle Oakes, Mike Beam ring gag, Ed Marlo
1997 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 66) 1342
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 The Fine Print (Issue 6) 147
Ken De Courcy The IRS Divination sum divination
Inspired by
  • a book test by Tom Craven in "The Linking Ring" January, 1995.
1998 Mind & Magic Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 8) 11
Ron Eastin, Arnold Farmer, Tom Craven Letters
Related to 1998 The Fine Print (Issue 7) 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 The Fine Print (Issue 7) 201
Steve Beam Leftovers on John Moran, Tom Craven, The Trapdoor in Review
1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 70) 1482
Tom Craven Hummer - Odd Back Basic Hummer, but selected card is reversed and also odd-backed
Also published here 1999 Cunning Card Miracles 41
Tom Craven Hummer Clean-up Clean-up for Baby Hummer (1 2 3 4 turnover)
Also published here 1999 Cunning Card Miracles 44
Tom Craven Unclosed Prediction
Inspired by 2000 Card File Two 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 Card File Two 69
Tom Craven Hummer - Odd Back selection also has odd back
Inspired by
  • "Baby Hummer" (Charles Hudson, Linking Ring)
Also published here
2000 Card File Two 70
Tom Craven All Backs Routine five cards, Royal Flush ending
2000 Card File Two 151
Tom Craven, Steve Beam Plugging the Keyhole presentation for Bounce Control
Inspired by 2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 210
Steve Beam, Tom Craven Plugging the Keyhole #2
2001 The Underhand Shuffle 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 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 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 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 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 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 6 72
Tom Craven The 27-Card Trick
2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 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 Best of Friends — Volume III 455
Tom Craven, Bob King Name That Card any number card
2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 459
Harry Lorayne Tom Craven mini bio
2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 451
Nick Trost, Tom Craven The Couple's Lucky Number two cards are forced via number procedures
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 46
Tom Craven Double Barreled two cards found via Oracle elimination
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 190
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #51 on Doug Canning, Tom Craven, John Riggs, Steven Youell
2012 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue Addendum) iii
Tom Craven All Backs Routine small packet All Backs, cards change to Royal Flush
2012 The F.F.F.F. Book 61
Steve Beam The Trapdoor Issue #66 on The Minotaur, Tom Craven, Ed Marlo
2012 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue Addendum) xxvii
Michael Powers Open Mate Prediction card at named position matches prediction card
Inspired by
  • Tom Craven trick in Card Corner, Linking Ring, Feb. 2010
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