120 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Growing & Shrinking / Miscellaneous
  
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Unknown Meine große Kartenvoltige Eine Kartensoirée No. 8
card fountain at stand, selection appears at the end, card is transformed into a card half its size
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 3) 43
Unknown Verkleinerungskarte single card shrinks and vanishes
Related to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 139
Unknown Die Riesenkarte card triples in size
Related to Der moderne Kartenkünstler 143
Unknown Die Verwandlungs- und Verkleinerungskarte Queen changes in a Jack, shrinks to half its size and vanishes
Der moderne Kartenkünstler 151
Unknown Die Kartencigarre card vanishes in the hands, miniature card reappears at end of cigar, it then grows to normal size
Der moderne Kartenkünstler 184
Bartholomäus Gebert, Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Ein kleiner Fastnachtscherz oder das Auferstehen einer verbrannten Karte card removed, rest of deck put on glass and covered with handkerchief, card burnt and shot onto glass, card is now upright in glass, it is removed and shrinks and vanishes
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 5) 69
Unknown The Latest Diminishing Card gaffed
New Era Card Tricks 226
Unknown The Changing and Diminishing Card card changes, shrinks, then disappears
New Era Card Tricks 229
Laurie Ireland It Changes, It Shrinks, It Vanishes random card changes into selection, card then shrinks and grows
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1938) 1
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue Spuds cards to arm pit, selection shrinks and vanishes, miniature card appears in chosen potato
Prepared Cards and Accessories 16
Unknown Shrinking Gaff card shrinks to miniature card, see footnote
Prepared Cards and Accessories 17
Al Baker Climax shrinking card as climax for last card in Cards To Pocket
The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 54) 221
Unknown Enlarging and Diminishing Cards classic fan technique
Related to The Royal Road to Card Magic 276
Lewis Ganson Diminishing and Expanding Cards in stages
Inspired by
  • Ganson's routine in "Expert Manipulation of Playing Cards"
Unconventional Magic 41
Dai Vernon Jumbo Surprise a Card becomes a Jumbo Card when turned over on the table
Variations Inner Secrets of Card Magic 38
Karrell Fox, George Jason Jason's Favorite big and small valued cards are found as jumbo and miniature cards from deck in pocket
Related to Comedy a la Card 24
Karl Fulves Big Deal gag, spectator cannot square his selection in the deck because it's larger than the other cards
The Book of Numbers 38
Roy Walton The Witch-Doctors card shrinks between four Kings
Related toVariations Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 1) 3
Bob Driebeek Bob Driebeek On The 'Witchdoctors' with a pocket card for the small cards, second idea with magnet cards
Related to Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 6) 66
Barry Govan Match Card card vanishes and miniature cards appears in matchbook held by a spectator
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 1) 152
Karl Fulves, Slydini Wee Three sandwich put in case, shaken, sandwiched card shrinks, two methods (second 90% Slydini's)
Methods with Cards — Part 3 185
Charles Waller Shrinking Card one of three cards shrinks
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 5) 876
Jerry Mentzer Inflation Cards small playtime cards grow to normal sized cards
Cards and Cases 37
Alan Shaxon Professional Cards to Pocket five cards travel to pocket, then they shrink and appear as jumbo cards in the pocket
Also published here Practical Sorcery 10
Rick Johnsson As Small As This? card shrinks and vanishes, tabled
Practical Impossibilities 16
Philip T. Goldstein Shrink Wrap one of the kings shrink
Scattershot 11
Karl Fulves Prepare To Die chosen card shrinks in deck, devil's pack presentation
Impromptu Holdouts 45
Stephen Minch Anthropophagic Jacks Jack put on card, card becomes blank with bone picture, more cards become blank between two Jacks, rubber-banded Three become miniature card, card with fly picture vanishes, Jacks transform in flap card case, partial rough-smooth
Creations of a Magical Madman 11
Philip T. Goldstein Expansion behind a giant fan, a card changes and becomes a jumbo card
The Phil Goldstein Convention Lecture 2
Frank Garcia, Father Cyprian Additional Uses for the "Hole" 1. changing four Kings to Aces
2. card transforms underneath sponge hole
3. card shrinks underneath sponge hole
New Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 11) 16
Richard Kaufman "It Shrinks!" card shrinks multiple times ala diminishing cards, gaffed
CardMagic 155
Richard Kaufman Travel four cards at once without deck, diminishing cards as pseudo explanation
Inspired by CardMagic 161
Karl Fulves Impromptwo poker size card placed in bridge size deck vanishes or shrinks to bridge size
Shape Changers 9
Karl Fulves An Expansion Sandwich two poker size cards sandwich a bridge size card which expands to poker size
Shape Changers 10
Karl Fulves Expansion of Matter bridge card sandwiched between poker size cards expands
  • Brutus Method
  • Sit-Down Approach
  • Sneak Attack
Shape Changers 13
Al Leech Major Surgery one card shrinks
Al Leech's Legacy 11
Al Leech, Martin Gardner A Typographical Error variation on "Major Surgery", changing back kicker
Al Leech's Legacy 18
Al Leech Too Small strategy to add a small card to the deck
Al Leech's Legacy 30
Gene Maze Wldness of the Wildest Kind blank then, small cards
The Gene Maze Card Book 74
Paul Harris The Uncut Version two half cards are put on deck where they visually grow and penetrate each other
Related toVariations Close-up Fantasies - Book II 45
Paul Harris The Uncut Version of The Uncut Version two half cards are put on deck where they visually grow and penetrate each other
Related to Close-up Fantasies - Book II 57
Ron Frost "That's Small" miniature card gag
Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 7) 514
Karl Fulves Baby Face Poker Problem #8
five indifferent cards change into miniature Royal Flush, or jumbo size poker hand, no method
Octet 75
Stephen Tucker Half & Half half of selection ends in pocket, then it is restored again
Inspired by Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 4) 55
Mike Caveney Flying Deuces boomerang card transforms into jumbo card
Ideas 17
Phillip Young Instant Location torn and taped card changes into torn and taped jumbo card of same value
Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 19
Lawrence Frame Compression last ace shrinks in spectator's hands
Related to Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 10) 1124
Paul Harris, Doug Bennett Bizarre Shrink card visibly shrinks while held in spectator's hand
Variations A Close-Up Kinda Guy 115
Stephen Tucker Bad Backs cards turn blank and are found folded in miniature card case, duplicates
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 26) 507
Stephen Tucker Double Dutch card vanishes between jokers and appears face-up in deck, then card travels to case and turns into a jumbo card
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 27) 520
John Kennedy Shrinking Cards card case shrinks, then deck, then deck normal again, visual growing last card
Lecture III 18
Michael Powers The amBIGuous Card card chosen, miniature selection jumps out of deck, grows and shrinks again
Inspired byAlso published here Powerful Magic 7
Ben Harris Topological Connection Climax done with miniature card frames which are streched into normal sized card frames as climax
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 10) 973
Steven Hamilton Going, Going ... Gone! cards shrink
Also published here Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 8) 1260
Jay Sankey, Paul Harris "10" Ace, Two, Three and Four are squeezed together into jumbo Ten spot, blendo
VariationsAlso published here Close-up Seductions 79
Richard Kaufman Vacilation card becomes miniature card and normal again several times while it is flicked
Variations The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 4 43
Mike Bornstein Miniature Mindreading Miracle though of card, wrong card changes into miniature brainwave deck
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 5) 1060
Jerry K. Hartman Mini Ha Ha card shrinks to miniature card
Best of Friends — Volume II 162
Ben Harris Topological Connection Climax after linking effect with cards from mini deck the frames grow to normal sized cards
Out Of His Mind! 69
Don England Telescopic Alice Card visibly shrinks and returns to original size
Don England's Gaffed to the Hilt! 60
Lawrence Frame Compression Twisting the Aces, last Ace shrinks
Related to Close-up Framework 7
Mike Bornstein Enlarger normal card comes out of box and becomes giant card when fully removed
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10) 1408
Steve Beam Big Deal card not hidden behind jumbo card
Inspired byRelated to The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 16) 276
Thomas Hierling Wrong Card...?! Two of Clubs chosen, Four of Clubs produced and torn in two, half card changes into miniature Two of Clubs, then grows to normal size
Inspired by New Wave Close-Up 52
Christoph Borer Giant Count reinvention of "Dr. Jaks Kartenbluff", selected card is shuffled into the deck and cards put in inside jacket pocket, small number is named and on that position performer produces a jumbo card which has the same value as the selection
Related toAlso published here Seminarheft 1
Brother John Hamman Stun-Sational card splits in three miniature card, another card visibly grows to normal size, prediction presentation
Variations The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 138
Brother John Hamman Fan-to-See visual growing fan
The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 250
Christoph Borer Giant Count reinvention of "Dr. Jaks Kartenbluff", selected card is shuffled into the deck and cards put in inside jacket pocket, small number is named and on that position performer produces a jumbo card which has the same value as the selection
Related toAlso published here Seminarheft 24
Michael Powers Bonus Effect small card to normal card
Top Secret Stuff 144
Christoph Borer Giant Count reinvention of "Dr. Jaks Kartenbluff", selected card is shuffled into the deck and cards put in inside jacket pocket, small number is named and on that position performer produces a jumbo card which has the same value as the selection
Related toAlso published here Magie 9
Sveroni Der radfahrende Joker und die Münze joker on card vanishes, then complete card, then a card shrinks and a coin transforms into a jumbo coin
Sveroni Original 37
Roger Klause The Bantam-Weight Card miniature card of selection pops out of deck, it changes to regular card again on deck
Roger Klause: In Concert 153
Karrell Fox Making it Big growing card fan with trade show patter
Goodies 139
Alan Shaxon Eine professionelle "Kartenwanderung in die Tasche" five cards travel to pocket, then they shrink and appear as jumbo cards in the pocket
Also published here Alan Shaxon Lecture 2
David Acer Mini Fusion deck shrinks to mini deck before selection (Six of Hearts) is replaced, Two and Four of Hearts found in mini deck and fused into poker sized Six, blendo
Inspired by Natural Selections 92
Tommy Wonder Squeeze whole deck visually shrinks when put in miniature card case
The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 149
Tommy Wonder The Snail's Progress static fan gets smaller visually and disappears
The Books of Wonder - Volume 2 154
Paul Harris The Uncut Version two half cards are put on deck where they visually grow and penetrate each other
The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue Close-up Fantasies 1 & 2) 235
Paul Harris Butt of Course! idea for changing card the spectator sits on in mini-card
The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue Misc. Pieces of Paul) 279
Paul Harris, Ricky Sanchez, Doug Bennett Return of the Bizarre Shrink card visibly shrinks while held in spectator's hand
Inspired by The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Close-up Kinda Guy) 129
Jay Sankey "10" Ace, Two, Three and Four are squeezed together into jumbo Ten spot, blendo
Also published here The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Close-up Seductions) 181
Sid Lorraine A Novel Card Discovery miniature card jumps out of deck when riffled, reprinted from Linking Ring, March 1928
Related to New Card Rises 20
Howard Wurst A Small Card, Right? miniature card jumps out of deck when riffled
New Card Rises 22
Karl Fulves Kicker card jumps out halfway when riffled, second selection jumps out as miniature card
New Card Rises 25
Karl Fulves Shrink Fit wrong card rises, it shrinks to half size and changes into selection
New Card Rises 32
Ken Krenzel Cloning Queens queen is split in two, split again, miniature queen appears, they all melt back into one
Ingenuities 145
Christian Scherer Gigantisch deck with selection changes visually into a jumbo card matching the selection
Karten à la carte 162
Richard Bartram, Jr. Compressed Thoughts deck shrinks, and mental selections turn over
Trephine 76
John Alley Deck Enlarger miniature deck grows into normal deck, with magnifying glass
Trephine 101
Chris Sutton Shrivel card visibly shrinks
Trephine 102
Richard Bartram, Jr. Shrink Rap a card changes into correct card but in miniature size, then it changes to normal
Trephine 161
Bruce Cervon Do You Believe in Intuition!
Hard-Boiled Mysteries 95
Joshua Jay Matchbox Restoration Matchbox gimmick used to restore torn card, vanish, produce or shrink a card
Also published here A Teen's Routines 42
Joshua Jay Shrunken Revelation Jennings Revelation with four Kings, then the Kings shrink into mini cards
Inspired byRelated to Magic Atlas 92
Joshua Jay Matchbox Restoration Matchbox gimmick used to restore torn card, vanish, produce or shrink a card
Also published here Magic Atlas 119
David Regal Ace in the Hole Ace of Spades pulled out of and vanished into a "black hole" (black paper circle), card grows and shrinks in the process
Close-Up & Personal 80
Doug Conn Quadruple Bypass sandwich effect, center card penetrates à la Close-up Illusion, it stretches and finally shrinks
Tricks of my Trade 182
Ellis Stanyon Changing and Enlarging the Card No. 36, card changes twice and grows to three times the size
Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 180
Ellis Stanyon Several Ordinary Cards Change to Large Ones No. 37, two methods
Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 180
Don England Micro Warp Card Warp with the Card shrinking
Don England's Paradox 60
Don England The Eye Exam Card shrinks under magnifying lense
Don England's Paradox 66
Don England The Optical Shrink Card shrinks and grows under magnifying lense
Don England's Paradox 68
Don England The Little Big Card Card first visibly shrinks, then becomes Jumbo Card
Don England's Paradox 78
Christoph Borer Giant Count reinvention of "Dr. Jaks Kartenbluff", selected card is shuffled into the deck and cards put in inside jacket pocket, small number is named and on that position performer produces a jumbo card which has the same value as the selection, with a half forcing deck
Related toAlso published here Anam Cara auf Zirkeltour 2002 11
Al Baker Climax shrinking card as climax for last card in Cards To Pocket
The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magazines) 615
Joshua Jay Shrunken Revelation Jennings Revelation with cards shrinking to mini cards as an ending
Inspired byRelated to Sleight of Hand and a Twist of Fate 34
Arthur Trace The One-Handed Relativity Change Mini card held in hand grows into poker sized card instantly
It's All Relative 17
Arthur Trace Relative Transformation Spectator selects a random mini card, it grows into a poker sized card
It's All Relative 19
Christoph Borer Giant Count reinvention of "Dr. Jaks Kartenbluff", selected card is shuffled into the deck and cards put in inside jacket pocket, small number is named and on that position performer produces a jumbo card which has the same value as the selection, using a Svengali deck
Related toAlso published here Compilation 84
Michael Powers The amBIGuous Card card chosen, miniature selection jumps out of deck, grows and shrinks again
Also published here Power Plays 70
Kostya Kimlat Pandora's (Card) Box three selections, one under box, from box comes miniature box and from it miniature prediction that changes into second selection, third one folded in small box
Best of Friends - Volume III 220
Christoph Borer Giant Count reinvention of "Dr. Jaks Kartenbluff", selected card is shuffled into the deck and cards put in inside jacket pocket, small number is named and on that position performer produces a jumbo card which has the same value as the selection, with a half forcing deck
Related toAlso published here Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 13
Patrick Page, Milbourne Christopher Bigger? jumbo card as a gag, similar to the Dr. Jaks routine
Related to Magic Page by Page 299
Patrick Page Smaller? miniature card as a gag
Magic Page by Page 299
Steven Hamilton Going...Going...Gone (Almost) two selections shrink
Also published here The Magic of Steven Hamilton 118
Steven Hamilton Headshrinkers King placed on table, four Aces put on top, when removed it is seen that the King shrunk to half its size
Inspired by The Magic of Steven Hamilton 125
So Sato Shrink Vanish single card shrinks via optical illusion, vanishes, reappears in pocket
Inspired by The Secrets of So Sato 17
Harapan Ong Sandwich-ception progressive sandwich in which a string of sandwiches is produced, in the end sandwich with miniature cards shows up, center card removed and it becomes normal sized
Inspired by Principia 95
Harapan Ong Bigger Transpo transposition between the Queens and selection, four miniature cards are found on face of original selections and Queens change into giant version of selection
Inspired by
  • "Bigger Finish" (Jay Sankey, marketed product)
Principia 109
Harapan Ong 2 + 2 = 4 Four value torn in half, both halves change into a Two each
Principia 203