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Francis Carlyle The Card that Finds Itself reversed card shows up and is used to count to selection
Variations 1936 152
Theodore Annemann A Card in Hand card changes in spectator's hand, stabbing presentation, backdated for ten years
Related toVariationsAlso published here Feb. 1940
The Jinx (Issue 80)
522
Dai Vernon 123
Related toVariations July 1947
The Phoenix (Issue 129)
517
Paul LePaul How Close Can You Watch? Transposition of two complete decks
Variations 1949 131
Paul LePaul The Hand Picked Aces bluff spacing in fan
Related toVariations 1949 199
Henry Christ Henry Christ Spread Switch see Elmsley book for Tony Kardyro credit information
Related toVariations 1959 23
Harry Lorayne Impossibility distant key card in spread
Variations 1962 67
Al Leech A Divination two cards tell value and suit
Related toVariations 1965 22
Harry Lorayne The "Kick" Double-Lift
Related toVariations 1967 8
Roy Walton The Overworked Card Triumph type of effect, one card travels from bottom to top and turns every reversed card over
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1969 33
Edward Marlo Convincing Control
VariationsAlso published here Spring 1970
Hierophant (Issue 3)
133
Edward Marlo, Carmen D'Amico Pressed Between signed card pressed from top to center between sandwich cards
Related toVariations Apr. 1971
Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 4)
33
Derek Dingle Bluff Shift
Variations 1971 10
Reinhard Müller 3-Card Catch one-handed sandwich throw
Related toVariations July 1971 431
Frank Everhart Chicago Opener
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1972 13
Jerry K. Hartman Ringer another variation Hofzinser Ace Problem, “a shortened version of Larry Jennings’ “Tell Tale Aces”, see reference
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1972 34
Philip T. Goldstein Counter Revolution four red cards on the table, four blacks in the hand, the blacks reverse one by one and change place with the red
VariationsAlso published here 1976 14
Jean Faré Card Production card appears sticking out of one half
Variations 1977 16
Allan Ackerman Hofzinser Card Pass to a Full Bottom Palm
Related toVariations 1978 27
Ken Krenzel The Pivot Pop-Out tabled
Related toVariations 1978 135
Frank Simon Pass the Sandwich sandwich cards vanish from top and bottom and reappear around selection
Related toAlso published here 1979 33
Frank Simon Versatile Outjog Control
1979 33
Frank Simon About Faces Aces Kings put in Deck, Aces twist and then change into Kings, Aces now in deck
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1979 43
Derek Dingle, Frank Simon Bluff Shift Handling
Inspired byAlso published here 1979 44
Frank Simon, Edward Marlo Versatile Outjog Control
1982 64
Brother John Hamman The Pinochle Trick ungaffed, Gemini Count
Related toVariationsAlso published here Oct. 1983
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 14)
130
Frank Simon Preface
1983 3
Frank Simon Versatile Spread Controls intro, credit information
  • The Cards
  • Spreading the Cards
  • The Bevel Spread
  • The High Grip
  • The Low Grip
1983 7
Frank Simon Versatile Outjog Control to second from bottom or bottom
  • At the Table
Inspired byVariations 1983 13
Frank Simon Pass the Sandwich sandwich cards vanish from top and bottom and reappear around selection
Also published here 1983 19
Frank Simon Catch the Sandwich way to get into Three Card Catch
Inspired by 1983 21
Frank Simon Toss the Sandwich two face-up cards tossed into dribble catch selection
Inspired by 1983 23
Daryl Martinez Toss Card Change card tossed through tabled deck, then it is shown to have changed
Variations 1983 26
Frank Simon Versatile Even Control cull as control, no out-jogged card, to second from bottom or bottom
1983 31
Frank Simon The Card that Finds Itself reversed card shows up and is used to count to selection
Inspired by 1983 32
Frank Simon Cut and Count spectator cuts and value of that card used to count to selection
1983 32
Frank Simon Casual Control bottom card of right-hand spread shown, immediately hands brought together and deck squared, with or without out-jogged card
1983 33
Frank Simon The Informers cards on either side of selection turn face up to sandwich it
1983 35
Frank Simon Versatile Re-Entry Control inserting the culled selection near the bottom, then cut, or cut and palm
1983 37
Frank Simon You Shuffle as I Shuffle card remembered in upper half, another reversed in lower half, both halves shuffled by performer and spectator, then both halves riffled together, the reversed card's value indicates position of selection
1983 39
Frank Simon Odds on Triumph
  • Alternate Handling
1983 42
Frank Simon Spread Half Pass with out-jogged card
1983 43
Frank Simon Handmade Triumph without table
Inspired by 1983 47
Frank Simon Varieties Part Two intro
1983 50
Frank Simon Benihana Aces
1983 51
Ken Krenzel, Frank Simon Pivot Pop-Out Variation
Inspired by 1983 52
Frank Simon Pop-Out Production
Inspired by 1983 53
Jeff Semel Pirandello False Cut triple in-the-hands swing cut
Related toVariations 1983 58
Frank Simon Pirandello Undercut variation to transfer bottom cards to top
Inspired by 1983 60
Frank Simon About Faces Aces II "(the other version)"
Kings put in deck, Aces twist and then change into Kings, Aces now in deck
Inspired byVariations 1983 61
Frank Simon Elevated ATFUS
1983 63
Frank Simon The Teaser Bluff Shift
1983 66
Frank Simon Cutiltillusion card cut into center comes to top, despite an out-jogged marker card, cut/tilt combo
Related to 1983 69
Frank Simon Reverse Kick Lift starting with heel break
Inspired by 1983 70
Frank Simon The Collectavator Aces distributed in fan, the come to top with selection between them
1983 72
Frank Simon, Paul LePaul Bluff Spacing Fan
Inspired by 1983 73
Frank Simon Keep on Cloning
Inspired by 1983 79
Brother John Hamman, Frank Simon Gemini Count Modification
1983 81
Frank Simon All Alike Display diminishing, finished with kind of covered bottom deal
1983 82
Frank Simon Topsy Turvy Faro card peeked in incomplete faro condition, one half pushed through the other in this condition, it comes out reversed with only the selection face down
1983 84
Frank Simon Incomplete Faro Transfer card pulled into other half
1983 86
Frank Simon Two Spread Sleights intro
1983 88
Frank Simon The Spread Double Lift double flipped over onto lower half with right hand which holds upper half in spread condition
1983 88
Frank Simon Christ-Kardyro Spread Switch
Inspired by 1983 88
Frank Simon The Spread Cull
  • Method 1
  • Method 2
  • Method 3
1983 90
Frank Simon Quorum Quota card of same value and suit of card are found after dealing in two piles, then card itself
Inspired by 1983 94
Frank Simon Odd Color Out transposition of back of two odd-backed duplicates, in the end deck changes color
Inspired by 1983 98
Frank Simon Advanced Versatile Spread Techniques Part Three intro
1983 104
Frank Simon Versatile Cull Switch culled card switched for culled card, spread condition retained
  • A Variation
  • Straight Force Variation
Variations 1983 105
Frank Simon Numerical Affinity value of touched card determines position of selection
1983 111
Frank Simon Riff-Spell mate of selection spelled to, then other two cards of same value found as well
1983 112
Frank Simon Classical Slickie wrong card located in face-up spread and turned over, left out-jogged, it changes into right one
Inspired by
  • "Classical Quickie" (Ed Marlo, Future Classic)
1983 114
Frank Simon The Thinking Touch spectator removes some cards and remembers card at that position, later touches a card and it's his selection
1983 116
Frank Simon Turnover Cull Switch
Inspired by 1983 117
Frank Simon The Holding Position utility grip with unsquared deck and culled card held underneath ready for some of the upcoming sleights
1983 119
Frank Simon, Jim Danielson The Versatile Bottom Reverse from "The Holding Position"
1983 121
Frank Simon Spread'em deck spread face up and selection not seen, deck flipped face-down and selection is face-up in middle
1983 122
Frank Simon Don't Forget to Remember two-way out, one spectator, using Versatile Bottom Reverse
Inspired by 1983 123
Frank Simon The Versatile Cover Steal intro
1983 127
Frank Simon The Open Cover Steal card touched and out-jogged, a few cards from top removed in right-hand End Grip and selection stolen underneath
1983 127
Frank Simon The Deep Cover Steal card touched and out-jogged, a few cards from top removed in right-hand End Grip and selection stolen underneath, different grip
Related to 1983 130
Frank Simon Guesstimation Special
Inspired by 1983 132
Frank Simon Hot Zinger
Inspired by 1983 134
Frank Simon Tré Choice
Inspired by 1983 137
Frank Simon Elevator Sandwich selection out-jogged, sandwich cards on top shown, selection pushed flush and appears between sandwich cards
Related to 1983 140
Frank Simon A Stranger Coincidence
Inspired by 1983 142
Frank Simon The Versatile Spread Palm culled card palmed under spread
  • First Method
  • Second Method
Inspired byRelated to 1983 145
Frank Simon A Parting Shot
1983 153
Frank Simon Two-Bit Sandwich card and coin transpose in sandwich effect
Inspired by July/Aug. 1984
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 23 & 24)
234
Earl Nelson The Flying Signature odd-backed card turns out to be same as signed selection, then signature appears on it
Related to Winter 1984
West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 1)
56
Frank Simon Versatile Spread Control
Winter 1984
West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 1)
58
Frank Simon The Flying Signature, No Palm Method odd-backed card turns out to be same as signed selection, then signature appears on it
Related to Winter 1984
West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 1)
64
Bruce Cervon Remember and Forget one spectator
Variations 1988 168
Darwin Ortiz Jumping Gemini using only four cards
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 1988 141
William Goodwin Coin and Card Exchange
Inspired by 1988 5
Alex Elmsley Ambitious Stranger ambitious card has different back, in the end deck changes color
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1991 299
Edward Marlo Third Sandwich - The Submarine Sandwich selection outjogged near top of deck, sandwich cards near bottom, pushed in, instant sandwich, cull
Related to 1991 6
Jörg Alexander Weber Versatile Outjog Control Handling
Inspired by 1991 50
Frank Simon One-hand fan close with upjogged card flourish brief
1992 37
Frank Simon Fan Revelation card pops out during one-hand closure of fan
1996 86
Allan Ackerman, Frank Simon The Convincing Control Palm
1996 59
Edward Marlo Marlo's Tilt Undercut (Plus Ace Effect) slip cut handling with tilted top card, Ace cutting application
Related to Oct. 1997
Onyx (Issue 1)
5
Allan Ackerman, Frank Simon The Convincing Control Palm
Related to 1998 771
Frank Simon Convincing Control variation
1999 31
Allan Ackerman, Frank Simon The Convincing Control Palm
2000 59
Frank Simon Versatile Outjog Control
Jan./Feb. 2003
The Penumbra (Issue 5)
2
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Versatile Card Magic Revisited by Frank Simon May 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 5)
94
Jamy Ian Swiss (reviewer) Frank Simon's Versatile Card Magic - The DVD by Earl Nelson May 2003
Genii (Vol. 66 No. 5)
95
Frank Simon Pass the Sandwich sandwich cards vanish from top and bottom and reappear around selection
Also published here 2003 48
Frank Simon Versatile Outjog Control
2003 49
Frank Simon About Faces Aces Kings put in Deck, Aces twist and then change into Kings, Aces now in deck
Also published here 2003 55
Derek Dingle, Frank Simon Bluff Shift Handling
Also published here 2003 56
Jerry K. Hartman A Bout of Faces and Aces Kings put in deck, Aces twist and then change into Kings, Aces now in deck
Inspired by June 2003
Ego (Vol. 2 No. 15)
21
Magic Update
  • Magia di Silvan
  • At The Magic Castle
  • Ruling Against Copperfield
  • Paul Daniels Shares his Secrets
  • Vegas Watch
  • Teaching all but the tricks
  • The Big Apple
  • Illusions Disappears
  • Frank Simon - died
  • John "Kaz" Kasnetsis - died
Apr. 2003
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 8)
22
Michael Close (reviewer) Versatile Card Magic Revisited by Frank Simon Apr. 2003
Magic (Vol. 12 No. 8)
31
Frank Simon Versatile Outjog Control Variant
2007 143
Frank Simon, Tom Stone Versatile Outjog Control Handling
2010 34
Frank Simon Pirandello Undercut in the hands
2016 7
Frank Simon The Deep Cover Steal brief
Related to 2016 16
Frank Simon Pirandello Undercut
2018 8
Frank Simon Versatile Spread Control
2019 33