Written by Jon Racherbaumer

2004
Work of Jay Sankey

178 pages (Hardcover), published by Squash Publishing
Illustrated with drawings by Earle Oakes.
Language: English

(119 entries)

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Jay Sankey A Trick Question "What's a good trick?"
ix
Jay Sankey Back In Time slop shuffle with time travelling presentation
Variations 1
Sid Lorraine Slop Shuffle
1
Jay Sankey Fragile Harbor ship and bottle drawn on card, ship moves into bottle via color change
Also published here
  • Genii, June 1999
3
Unknown The Erdnase Change
3
Jay Sankey Leaving Home key penetrates visually on shoe lace
Related toAlso published here
  • Genii, June 1999
4
David Williamson Striking Vanish brief
7
Jay Sankey Big Time chosen card matches jumbo card prediction
Related to
  • "Big Deal" (Don Alan, marketed)
8
Unknown Bottom Deal Load under jumbo card
8
Unknown Transfer Switch under jumbo card
8
Jay Sankey Slick Splits four coin production
Related to 10
Jay Sankey Push Button four coins into card case, they penetrate the case one by one
12
Jay Sankey Versa-Pitch production move of coin from card case
13
Jay Sankey Coin Roll Hang Ping Chien
14
David Roth Pop Outs tabled
15
Jay Sankey Hot Tomato two tomatos produced from tomato seed packet
16
Jay Sankey Wichita Slip scissor bottom deal take while right hand holds packet in end grip
18
Jay Sankey Wham Bam! face-up prediction, three chosen cards match the prediction, backs are boldly marked, rest of deck blank
Inspired by
  • an unnamed Richard Sanders trick
20
Dai Vernon Vernon Strip-Out Switch
20
Jay Sankey Unscrewed signed bill is twisted and split apart, then melds back together
22
Jay Sankey Divine thought-of card travels from one half to the other, half pass
25
Jay Sankey Forbidden Fruit chewing gum changes into selected card
26
Jay Sankey Extended Credit borrowed credit card put in coin envelope, broken and restored
28
Jay Sankey Jaw Dropper card to card case, repeat
30
Rudy T. Hunter Distant Misdirection Palm one-handed, out-jogged card is top card of left-hand half
30
Edward Marlo Card to Case Extraction
31
Jay Sankey Going Down deck with out-jogged selection is placed on case, selection squared and deck tapped, selection found in case
33
Jay Sankey Card into Case Load bottom card as deck is placed on case
33
Jay Sankey Inside Trading spectator draws ship on a bill, it penetrates into a bottle
35
Jay Sankey Yo-Yo Mon cut and restored yo-yo string
37
Jay Sankey Short Fuse Two of Diamonds initialed on face, Ace of Diamonds on back, they fuse together into a Three of Diamonds (blendo) initialed on both sides
Inspired by 39
Jay Sankey Just Joking Jokers disappear from deck to sandwich selection in center, sandwich removed, selection vanishes and reappears reversed in deck
42
Unknown The Riffle Pass brief
42
Elmer Biddle The Biddle Steal brief
43
Unknown Two-As-Three Count
44
Unknown The Revolution Count counted packet flipped over during count
44
Jay Sankey Bluff Tent Vanish face-up, Charlier cut
44
Jay Sankey Seven seven wrong cards located, when their sequence is called on the phone, an answering machine reveals the card
46
Jay Sankey Bon Bon copper in one hand and silver coin in other hand, they both change into wrapped candy
47
Jay Sankey Palm-Down Retention Vanish
47
Jay Sankey Pocket Drop Vanish handling for ditch in breast pocket
Related to 48
Jay Sankey Electric Candy part of cellophane wrapper torn off and restored
49
Jay Sankey Holistic Medecine one coin with hole and one without, hole jumps around, in the end both coins have no hole and another coin has two holes, with purse
51
J. B. Bobo The Bobo Switch
51
Unknown Palm Change
52
Jay Sankey Spellbound Change Variant
54
Jay Sankey, Frank Garcia Topper Tack outjogged center card removed while pivoting the deck upwards, switched for top card
Related toAlso published here 55
Theodore Annemann, Henry Christ Alignment Move
55
Jay Sankey Group Hypnosis three people select a card from a third of the deck each, they turn out to be the same card which turns out to be a previously pocketed card
57
Jay Sankey Push-In Palm top card pushed back and instantly squared, apparently it is in center
57
Jay Sankey A Stronger Magnet blank card with magnet drawn on back find selection a few times, then the faces transpose
59
Unknown Monte Move optical
60
Dai Vernon Depth Illusion
60
Unknown The Paint Brush Change
61
Jay Sankey Broken English chop stick used to bring card to top, Chinese characters on chop stick change into name of selection
  • The Paddle Transformation
63
Jay Sankey Family Tree half of a pencil changes into wooden branch with twigs
65
Jay Sankey Mightier than the Sword cap springs back onto pen as if it were magnetic, spectators cannot remove cap
  • The "Snapper" Move
67
Jay Sankey Through and Through card chosen and lost, three cards wrapped with bill, one penetrates the bill and it is selection
69
Jay Sankey Crocodile Tear torn and restored bill using $100 Bill Switch
Also published here 72
Jay Sankey Personal Check check changes to bill using $100 Bill Switch
74
Jay Sankey Cornered corner torn off, missing corner changes to other side of bill, it still fits, using $100 Bill Switch
75
Jay Sankey Geometrick round hole changes into square hole, using $100 Bill Switch
Related to 77
Jay Sankey Genuine Counterfeit corner torn off piece of white paper, paper changes into bill with missing corner, white corner fits, using $100 Bill Switch
78
Jay Sankey Voodoo file card represents selection, it is folded and selection is then found folded in deck, selection's corner is burned and corner of file card found burnt as well
80
John Scarne The Mercury Card Fold quarters
81
Jay Sankey Swiddle Kings
83
Jay Sankey The Swiddle Move switch as card is biddle off deck
83
Jay Sankey A Clear Impossibility two cards placed in thin transparent cases/envelopes, they transpose three times
85
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Wild-Card Move
85
Unknown Through-The-Fist Flourish
86
Jay Sankey Power Lunch spectator's initials travel from one business card to another
88
Jay Sankey Healed initialed business card in envelope, holes punched through it, business card restored
Inspired by 90
Jay Sankey XXX-Rated Xs drawn into corners of four business card, they assemble on a single card
93
Jay Sankey Sleeves-Up Bluff Pass action as in Display Pass
96
Jay Sankey Amateur vs. Professional two cards chosen, one found, it changes into second selection
98
Larry Jennings, Neal Elias Reverse Double Undercut
Related to 98
Jay Sankey Sugar Rush selection appears folded in sugar packet
Also published here
  • Magic Menus, #31, Sep/Oct 1995
100
Jay Sankey A Strange Journey borrowed coin is inserted in straw and travels down
102
Jay Sankey Hard to Swallow vanishing plastic sword, second dummy handle
104
Jay Sankey Touch of Evil signed card travels from packet to packet, has burnt back then
Inspired by 106
Unknown The Turnover Pass
107
Jay Sankey World's Smallest Magic Wand card folded to match box
108
Unknown Shuttle Pass with match box
109
Jay Sankey Fake Case Insertion card placed underneath
109
Jay Sankey Fire Down Below matchbook changes into actual card, folded like a matchbook with matches attached
110
Jay Sankey Firefly burnt match transposes with pristine match inside matchbook
112
Jay Sankey Lightning Bolt deck of card bolted together with bolt at the end
Inspired by 114
Jay Sankey Once in a Lifetime birthday predicted on a card, a card is also predicted
116
Jay Sankey What's In A Name?
119
Jay Sankey Prime Time Bend borrowed quarter visibly bends
120
Jay Sankey Silver Lining spoon bending in napkin
122
Jay Sankey Spinach thick nail bent
124
Jay Sankey Twister spoon visibly spins 180 degrees, head is then twisted
Inspired by 125
Jay Sankey Between the Sheets name of selected card appears on two previously blank and banded together business cards
127
Jay Sankey Merger two predictions written on two business cards, two cards selected, they are the same, business cards make up drawing of single card
129
Jay Sankey Drew as I Drew two scribblings made with pen on business cards without looking match
Inspired by 131
Jay Sankey Paging Ben Franklin three cards chosen, dollar bill changes into a book page, page number matches the three values of the cards, in book is dollar bill instead of page
133
Jay Sankey Ghost chosen book page (via riffle force) travels into envelope, Pegasus Page
134
Jay Sankey Creamed short chop cup sequence with creamer and crumpled up lid, then creamer is restored and full of milk again
Related toAlso published here
  • Magic Menus, #31, Sep/Oct 1995
137
Jay Sankey Secret Passages glass with paper cover on table, two coins vanish and are heard to appear in glass one by one, glass penetrated table with coins
Inspired by 139
Jay Sankey Hot Knife paddle routine with knife and smoke stains from candle
141
Jay Sankey Shanghai Change half the deck in left hand dealing position, face card changes when one-hand fan is waved over it
143
Jay Sankey Homing Band rubber band removed from around deck of cards, shot upwards and becomes invisible, found back around deck on table
145
Jay Sankey Sure-Shot Vanish
145
Jay Sankey Special Delivery block of nine postage stamps shown, one travels onto back of chosen card
147
Jay Sankey Greed
149
Jay Sankey A Delicate Balance three nuts balanced, then shown to be permanently stuck together
Inspired by
  • "Balancing Act" (Paul Harris, coins balanced on edge)
151
Jay Sankey 20th Century Fox three attached theater ticket torn apart, one signed, it travels between other two attached again
153
Jay Sankey Nightcap pen cap becomes solid piece of plastic without empty space
156
Jay Sankey House Bound card taped to case turns out to be later signed selection
158
Jay Sankey The Blues red-backed deck changes into blue with help of a blue stone, red/blue double backer
160
Jay Sankey Box 'N Ring finger ring in card case, selection appears rolled up in that ring
163
Jay Sankey, Gary Kurtz Stretching It finger ring stretches into long oval shape and back
165
Jay Sankey The Hustler ashes on palm with pool billiard chalk
167
Jay Sankey Glass In Steel nut in bottle and out again
169
Jay Sankey UFO small silver ball floats up and down in a test tube
Related to
  • "Wunderbar" (Steve Dusheck, marketed item)
171
Jay Sankey Black Stack eight coin production with black art displays
173
Jay Sankey Bouncing Baby white ball bounced, changes into real egg
175
Jay Sankey Paper Cloud card stabbed with knife
177