492 entries in Cards / Principles / Stacked Deck Stuff / Only for Special Stacks
  
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Unknown To Name all the Cards in the Pack in Succession full stack, Eight Kings explained
1876 Modern Magic 50
Unknown To Name all the Cards of the Pack in Succession full stack, 32-version and Eight Kings explained
1889 Tricks with Cards 76
Unknown Four-of-a-kinds deck is dealt in thirteen piles, value named, one pile is removed that consists of all those cards
1889 Tricks with Cards 78
Unknown Grande clairvoyance mystèrieuse two decks, two chosen cards match, decks marked, one in new deck order, second method with Mexican Turnover, third method in which one card is secretly transferred to the other deck at the beginning
Related to Apr. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 4) 60
Unknown Kunststück à la Cumberland three cards removed by spectators and placed in handkerchief, predicted on three billets in goblet, they travel back into deck, billet index
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 61
Unknown Der allwissende Künstler "by H. Sch., Dresden", deck laid out on table, performer can find any named card from the back, switched for stacked deck
Dec. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 4) 60
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Neueste Methode, Karte zu erraten Stebbins type stack with 32 cards
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 92
Unknown The Prearranged Pack Eight Kings stack
1897 New Era Card Tricks 41
Hugo Schröder Der Kartenkünstler als Hellseher "by Hugo Sch., Dresden", layout of all cards on table, performer can name any of the cards
Related to Jan. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 1) 4
S. W. Erdnase Tricks with the Prearranged Deck Eight Kings - set up explained with methods to calculate cards and their positions (applicable for any cyclic stack)
Related toVariations 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 179
Adrian Plate The Great Poker Trick "a particular favorite of Mr. Adrian Plate", new deck opened and shuffled, seven hands dealt and performer wins
Related toAlso published here 1909 The Art of Magic 128
Charles T. Jordan A Novel Detection No. 4, spectator counts down cards and remembers the last one, halves riffle shuffled together, interlocking chains
1919/1920 Thirty Card Mysteries 22
Charles T. Jordan The New Pack Detection No. 7, deck is split in two and two cards selected and exchanged, both cards are divined
Also published here 1920 Ten New Impromptu Card Tricks 15
Charles T. Jordan The Life Saver No. 8, single card location, from new deck order
Also published here 1920 Ten New Impromptu Card Tricks 17
Charles T. Jordan The Impromptu Arranged Pack No. 9, from New Pack Order to Si Stebbins, dealing
Related to 1920 Ten New Impromptu Card Tricks 20
Charles T. Jordan, T. Nelson Downs The Spelling Fool! No. 9, spelling to suits and through values
1920 Ten New Sleight of Hand Card Tricks 19
Charles T. Jordan Count the Cut spectator cuts off a packet, performer finds out how many by taking cards with the corresponding values from pocket, Si Stebbins
1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks) 21
Louis Nikola Argument
  • History of memorized/stacked decks in magic
  • Basic description of some features of the Nikola system
1927 The Nikola Card System 9
Louis Nikola Curriculum Detailed mnemonic system to help memorize the Nikola Stack, plus some basic analysis of the arrangement:
  • WHIST OR BRIDGE
  • SPELLING BEE
  • POKER
  • NAP
Related to 1927 The Nikola Card System 13
Louis Nikola Spelling Spell to three different cards consecutively (named by magician)
Also published here 1927 The Nikola Card System 29
Louis Nikola All Trumps Produce all thirteen hearts for a perfect Bridge hand, linked to Wizard's Whist
Related toAlso published here 1927 The Nikola Card System 38
Louis Nikola The Spelling Bee Ace to King spelled out from the top (Jack miscalled as King)
Related to 1927 The Nikola Card System 39
Louis Nikola The Game of Poker Everyone gets good hands, you get Royal Flush in Hearts
Related to 1927 The Nikola Card System 39
Louis Nikola The Game of "NAP"
Related to 1927 The Nikola Card System 39
Jack Merlin The Shooting of Pete McGuff story, two times seven hands, from new pack order
1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 16
Jack Merlin Master Poker Dealing royal flush from named suit, four hands
1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 17
Jack Merlin Challenge Bridge Demonstration named suit is dealt, bridge demonstration
1927/28 Merlin at the Card Table 22
Jack Merlin Super Mental Card Effect thought of card is found on number performer says in cut half, alternative ending, card stab
1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 17
Theodore Annemann An Original Set-Up Discovery way to easily set-up the eight kings stack
1931 The Book Without A Name 11
Laurie Ireland Stacking the Deck for Ireland's Card Tricks Including Two Poker Deals
  • The First Poker Deal
  • The Second Poker Deal
with Ireland's memorized deck
1931 Ireland Writes a Book 15
Laurie Ireland Ireland's Stack
1931 Ireland Writes a Book 16
Al Baker 4. Al Baker's Pack
1932 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Pack) 480
Ralph W. Hull, Unknown Any Deck Read From the Card Backs cards named by looking at the back
  • First Method with a "Set-Up" Deck
  • With Borrowed Deck (secretly faced deck)
Related to
  • "Seeing with Fingertips" (Howard Albright)
1933 More "Eye-Openers" 9
Tom Sellers A Trick with the Si Stebbins Pack selection divined by two cards (suit and value)
1934 Card Tricks That Work 6
Theodore Annemann A Thought is Fathomed using deck of cards to force page number, Si Stebbins
Related toVariations 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 6
Orville Wayne Meyer Your Card behind back you produce card of same suit and value as spectator's selection, Si Stebbins
Related to 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 30
Theodore Annemann The Solitaire King winning canfield solitaire with Eight Kings stack
Related to 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 12) 59
Theodore Annemann One in Fourteen selection from cyclic set-up (Eight Kings, Si Stebbins, ...)
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 204
Charles T. Jordan The Missing Pair NPO deck dealt into four piles, spectator removes a value pair from any pile which is divined by performer
Variations 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 226
Charles T. Jordan The Life Saver pointer one way from face
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 352
Tom Bowyer Klondyke Poker poker deal from new pack order
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 373
Louis Nikola The Nikola Card System comments on the use of memorized deck and how to learn the Nikola System
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 385
Louis Nikola Whist or Bridge trick with Nikola memorized deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 391
Louis Nikola Spelling Bee trick with Nikola memorized deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 391
Louis Nikola Poker trick with Nikola memorized deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 391
Louis Nikola "Nap" trick with Nikola memorized deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 391
Louis Nikola Spelling spelling out some cards with the Nikola memorized deck
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 395
Louis Nikola All Trumps trick with Nikola memorized deck
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 400
Si Stebbins Si Stebbins Order
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 155
Orville Wayne Meyer Your Card behind back you produce card of same suit and value as spectator's selection, Si Stebbins
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 204
Charles T. Jordan Count the Cut spectator cuts off a packet, performer finds out how many by taking cards with the corresponding values from pocket, Si Stebbins
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 219
Theodore Annemann Between the Lines using deck of cards to force page number
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 221
Theodore Annemann Fathomed Thought using deck of cards to force page number, Si Stebbins
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 223
Si Stebbins Mediumistic Stunt No. 1 stacked deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 233
Unknown A Prearranged Pack of Cards that can be Shuffled long-short deck with pairs that fit together via Si Stebbins system
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 235
Theodore Annemann Between the Lines book test, using deck of cards in Si Stebbins order for word selection
VariationsAlso published here 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 32) 207
Unknown Prearrangement of Packs Eight Kings
1938 Greater Magic 283
Unknown A Si Stebbins System Wrinkle dealing Royal Flush from Si Stebbins
1938 Greater Magic 307
Louis Lam Impossible deck distributed in thirteen envelopes, cards in chosen envelope divined
1939 Be Deceived 21
James G. Thompson Jr. Utility Routine Svengali deck with the different cards stacked, ends clean, bridge deal finale
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 63) 443
Louis Nikola The Nikola Card System
1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 242
Eddie Joseph Wandaphone card chosen, another spectator choses a card of same suit and choses an amount of cards that matches the value
1942 Greater Card Tricks 28
Eddie Joseph What's in a Name spectator's name and prediction written on paper for three spectators, they spell to their names and find the predicted card
1942 Greater Card Tricks 31
Eddie Joseph Quadruplication deck dealt into four piles, four cards chosen and moved to another pile, performer located them
1942 Greater Card Tricks 42
Gerald Lynton Kaufman The Canfield Set-Up set-up to win solitaire or canfield
1945 My Best 141
Warren Wiersbe Pasteboard Affinity longer routine with Si Stebbins stack
1946 Mental Cases With Cards 21
Warren Wiersbe Stacking the Deck poker & dealing routine to secretly get into Si Stebbins
1946 Mental Cases With Cards 22
Warren Wiersbe Tattle-Tale Cards card whispers chosen selection, Si Stebbins
1946 Mental Cases With Cards 22
Warren Wiersbe Up to Nine card whispers chosen selection, Si Stebbins
1946 Mental Cases With Cards 23
Warren Wiersbe Super Spread Effect any four cards in spread turned over, then any other card in spread named
1946 Mental Cases With Cards 24
Warren Wiersbe Dual Decisions spectator's card is divined with 2 other cards (suit & value)
1946 Mental Cases With Cards 24
Warren Wiersbe Wiersbe Super Countdown top card is used to count down to peeked selection
1946 Mental Cases With Cards 25
Warren Wiersbe Remote Control spectator makes some piles, face cards of all are divined by performer
1946 Mental Cases With Cards 26
Warren Wiersbe Miracle Peek spectator cuts anywhere and remembers card, estimation, fishing, stack
1946 Mental Cases With Cards 27
Paul Curry New View deck in new deck order, spectator has the deck behind the back and puts one card reversed in the middle of the deck, exactly in order
Variations 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 120) 481
Clayton Rawson Everyone Take A Card six or more people select a card
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 129) 519
Joseph Dongu Do as I Do Trick
1948 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948) 14
Unknown Appendix B Si Stebbins set-up
1948 Rough & Smooth Possibilities 9
Clayton Rawson Under the Table cards under table, one selected, shuffled and found, three methods
Related toVariations 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 170) 682
L. Vosburgh Lyons, James A. Fowler Howdy Knowit! with 27 cards, three piles, performer knows selection and position
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 210) 840
Bruce Elliott Math performer names selection of position, sort of early anti-faro
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 208) 832
Tom Ransom New(er) View impromptu version of the Curry effect
Inspired by 1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 233) 931
Harry Banderob The Cards and Slates with medium on stage, coding card by flashing bottom card
1951 Psychic Magic - Vol. 1 28
Unknown Si Stebbins Formula knowing position of card
1951 Toni Koynini's Card Miracles 6
Toni Koynini Any Number spectator cuts deck and deals to any number in deck, adds digits and deals again, that card predicted
Inspired by
  • Al Koran trick from Magic Wand mental magic competition
1951 Toni Koynini's Card Miracles 22
Theodore Annemann Improvement 8,000
1952 Annemann's Buried Treasures 14
Hen Fetsch, Cy Keller Mind Your Future! two decks, selection is divined and predicted
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 261) 1044
Theodore Annemann A Mediumistic Stunt sealed and thought of cards are divined
1952 Annemann's Buried Treasures 15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Spades Hearts Clubs Diamonds variation on the Si Stebbins / Galasso Stack
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 255) 1020
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Nudeck Speller any named card is spelled to, see credits in No. 8
Related to 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 2) 7
Gerald Kosky Anyone for Bridge? stacking bridge with faro shuffles or milk build shuffles
Variations 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 2) 15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Si Stebbins Stack
Related to 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 3) 15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Snibbets Rusduck's system for Si Stebbins, speller
1957 The Cardiste (Issue 4) 10
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Flip Deck cutting to any named card, gaffed deck
Related to 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 4) 13
Tony Corinda (1) The Stacked Deck eight kings, simple card divination
1958 Mnemonics and Mental Systems 73
Tony Corinda Some More Tricks Using the Eight Kings Stack (a) Blackjack (Pontoon), winning deal for two people
(b) behind back top card is reversed in the deck, card divined
(c) three cards in pocket one is selected, fishing
Variations 1958 Mnemonics and Mental Systems 75
Edward Marlo New Deck P.M. version of "Progressive Miracle" described before
1958 Faro Notes 27
Edward Marlo The Memorized Stack a memorized stack from NPO, but only with jokers (as "keys") and faros
1958 Faro Notes 31
Tony Corinda (2) Si Stebbins Stack
1958 Mnemonics and Mental Systems 76
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Tri-Quad different set-up
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 8) 14
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Did' Ja Know si stebbins observation
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 8) 15
Russell "Rusduck" Duck, Charles Hudson Outer Space up to three spectators select thirteen cards, everybody has one card of each value
Related to 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 10) 3
Laurie Ireland Ireland's Stack
1958 The Close-Up Magician 37
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Alaska three cards are located, dealing seven hands twice
1959 The Cardiste (Issue 12) 4
Terry Guyatt Two of a Kind
1959 Card Tricks 319
Corvello Teleprognos card is remembered and put in an envelope, other cards are put in envelopes and performer finds selection, then he makes a prediction on a slate which is the card in a chosen envelope
1959 Card Tricks 327
James Steranko Fantasy Card Routine Chapter Thirteen
  • Oneway Faces (not pointer cards, but uneven printing)
  • The Division (spectator cuts to a card behind the performer's back and replaces)
  • The Afterthought (selection from in-the-hands spread)
  • The Bisection (two selections by cutting of small packets and remembering bottom cards)
  • The Retention (fake memory demonstration, move-a-card)
  • The Abstraction (one of three cards thought of, OOSOOM)
  • Fantasy Notes
1960 Steranko on Cards 93
Ronald A. Wohl (Ravelli) Unheimliche Kartenpartie deck is shuffled and dealt into four hands, suit is named and one remembers a card in his his hand, performer names the suit, then several rounds are played and performer is always able to name cards in other hands
Inspired by
  • Dr. J. Scott Inglis "The Mathematician's Poker Game" in Max Andrews' "Magic Magazine", February 1955
  • Dr. J. Scott Inglis "Dealing with a Bridge Deal" in Max Andrews' "Magic Magazine", April 1955
1960 Ravelli's unheimliche Kartenpartie 1
Edward Marlo Any Four - Repeat any value called, four of this kind is produced, riffle cull from new pack order stack
1964 The Patented Shuffle (Issue 4 Transfers) 25
Edward Marlo Call and Stock any called value is stacked into named number of hands, from new pack order stack
1964 The Patented Shuffle (Issue 4 Transfers) 26
Karl Fulves Cryptic Calling two effects of a card divination / location wit Si Stebbins
Related to 1965 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 398) 419
E. Leslie May Revelation cards on table are turned over, one is covered and card is divined
Inspired by 1965 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 399) 423
J. W. Sarles PRISM with two decks and two cards each, under table
1965 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 400) 427
Si Stebbins The Si Stebbins Set-Up
1967 Al Koran's Professional Presentations 64
Alan Keith Your Card Sir! two methods, memorized deck and new pack order
1968 Expert Card Conjuring 74
Karl Fulves Note
Variations Dec. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 2) 230
Edward Marlo, Russell "Rusduck" Duck Marlo on Stebbins/Stay-Stack shuffling new deck into Si Stebbins, faros
Related to 1969 Hierophant (Issue 2) 61
Gene Nielsen S S Open Prediction
Inspired by 1969 Hierophant (Issue 2) 93
Karl Fulves Countdown Problem Solution
Inspired byVariations May 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 7) 258
Simon Aronson The Lead-In Routine two card location
1970 Hierophant (Issue 4) 175
Karl Fulves Second Law some value coincidences happen when dealing through piles, application of Milk Build Shuffle to Si Stebbins
Inspired by
  • "Isaac's Law" (Karl Fulves, Magic and Spells Quarterly)
Related to
Winter 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio) 379
Jon Racherbaumer Racherbaumer Variation Christ Force as key card placement, red black setup
1971 Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 285
Edward Marlo Si Stebbins Sorcery Incomplete Faro Selection, then selection named or four-of-a-kind found, four effects
Variations 1971 Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 292
Edward Marlo The Chicago Miracle packet cut off and counted down, three methods (memorized deck, impromptu, Si Stebbins)
1971 Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 294
Edward Marlo Si Stebbins on the Road packet cut off and counted down to selection, faro
1971 Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 297
Jon Racherbaumer Liars Fortune
1971 Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 298
Gene Nielsen More Than Coincidence spectator deals through Si Stebbins, counting, if count matches value, he stops, this card named by performer
Jan. 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 3) 394
Edward Marlo Time For Si Stebbins
1971 On the Clock Effect 16
Edward Marlo Time Zones two selections
1971 On the Clock Effect 16
Edward Marlo Think - Named Triumph new pack order, including six methods for "Restoring the Order of the Deck"
1972 The Shank Shuffle 29
Si Stebbins Si Stebbins Set-Up
1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 68
Nathan Stark Dyna-Mental card selected and placed in envelope, placed among other envelopes is found and divined
1972 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 61) 301
Unknown Special Delivery
Related to 1972 The Living End 38
Karl Fulves Opposite Conjunction two decks, using "basic riffle shuffle stack" (NPO variant)
  • Second Method - Reverse Zarrow
1973 Riffle Shuffle Technique — Preliminary Notes on Part Two 69
Karl Fulves The Unit Cull using "basic riffle shuffle stack" (NPO variant), culling card while looking for its mate
1973 Riffle Shuffle Technique — Preliminary Notes on Part Two 85
Charles T. Jordan The Missing Pair NPO deck dealt into four piles, spectator removes a value pair from any pile which is divined by performer
1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 1
Ken Krenzel Miracle Revelation
Inspired by 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 89
Gene Finnell Base 4 System "Card Sorting and Set Ups"
sorting shuffled deck into new deck order, four possible positions during run-through
  • New Deck Order ("New Deck Order in 3 Sorts")
  • Numerical Order Stack
  • Random Number - Ordered Suit
  • Numerical Order - Random Suit
  • Si Stebbins
1973 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 20
Karl Fulves Face-Up Thot card removed from face up face down deck is removed by spectator, mate found, faro, si stebbins
1973 Notes From Underground 14
Paul Curry Think Of Twenty-Five mindreading presentation, magician matches the put down cards with the mates.
1974 Paul Curry Presents 62
Paul Curry The Missing Thought spectator sits on a card, looks at all the other cards, magician checks all the cards he receives on a pad, except the chosen one
1974 Paul Curry Presents 71
Stephen Minch Traveling the Ethers ten cut to cards are divined, the a reading with selcted cards, eight kings stach with Minor Arcana
1974 The Book of Thoth 16
Cicardi Set-Up! charter card to quickly stack Eight Kings
1974 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 98) 488
Edward Marlo The Schmaltzy Showman's Prediction fair selection from new and sealed deck is predicted, Penelope's Principle
VariationsAlso published here 1974 The Unexpected Card Book 73
Stephen Minch The Justice of the Gypsies face down cards are named, then a reading, Si Stebbins adopted to Major Arcana
1974 The Book of Thoth 18
Stephen Minch The Lonely One card from the Major Arcana is predicted
1974 The Book of Thoth 20
James G. Thompson Jr. No Way two spectators decide on a number up to 25, first spectator counts down to that card in half the deck, performer writes down two cards, second spectator counts down, both cards match prediction
Sep. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 11) 787
David Douglas Take '2' pick-up stack for Si Stebbins
1974 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 100) 498
Karl Fulves Blank Intruder deck in new deck order, blank card between jokers cut into deck, face of chosen card transposes with blank face
Variations 1975 Methods with Cards — Part 2 88
John A. Novak Sven Stebbins svengali deck meets Si Stebbins, paired deck
Related to 1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 134) 669
North Bigbee Astro-lepathy! zodiac cards, stack
1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 135) 673
David Calhoun Vegas Fling! dice, roulette and cards, triple prediction
1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 136) 679
Nick Trost Automatic Lie Speller Lie Detector with verification
Also published here 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 12
Robert Schwarz Coincidence two decks, presentation for the brainwave deck
1976 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 157) 783
Patrick Page The Si Stebbins
1976 The Big Book of Magic 81
Unknown The Reversed Card card reversed in center behind back is revealed
1976 The Big Book of Magic 82
Patrick Page Stabatwin stabbing pocket knife next to twin of chosen card
Also published here 1976 The Big Book of Magic 83
Patrick Page Calling the Cards bunch of card is distributed to the audience and one card is placed in a spectator's pocket, all cards are divined
1976 The Big Book of Magic 83
Philip T. Goldstein Alphabet Stebbins Stebbins with ABC cards
Related to 1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 189) 942
Gerald Kosky PSI-Stebbins three spectator select a ABC card and seal it in an envelope, Alphabet Stebbins
1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 189) 943
Philip T. Goldstein Count Stebbins calculating letters and positions for the Alphabet Stebbins
Related to 1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 191) 953
Unknown Eight Kings & Furry Kitten two cyclical mnemonics
1978 The Chronicles (Issue 8) 1137
Ron Wilson A Hand to Remember memory presentation, card named of unseen hand
Also published here 1978 Lecture Notes 6
Unknown Erraten mehrerer Karten some cards are noted on a piece of paper, cards are removed from deck by performer
1978 Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 118
Simon Aronson The Aronson Stack Introduces the Aronson stack
1979 A Stack To Remember 4
Simon Aronson Draw Poker Deal built into the Aronson Stack
1979 A Stack To Remember 6
Simon Aronson Stud Poker Deal built into the Aronson Stack
1979 A Stack To Remember 6
Simon Aronson Ten Card Poker Deal built into the Aronson Stack
1979 A Stack To Remember 7
Simon Aronson Perfect Bridge Hand built into the Aronson Stack, deals a perfect no-trump hand
1979 A Stack To Remember 10
Simon Aronson Spelling built into the Aronson Stack, spelling bank
1979 A Stack To Remember 11
Simon Aronson, Russell "Rusduck" Duck, Michael F. Zens Any Poker Hand Called For built into the Aronson Stack, based on the Zensational stack
1979 A Stack To Remember 12
Simon Aronson Memorizing the Aronson Stack Tips and mnemonic system for the Aronson stack
1979 A Stack To Remember 16
Unknown Time Will Tell No. 37, medium divines the time set on spectator's watch and the card he stopped at
1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 59
Karl Fulves (4) Faro/Stebbins bringing a thirteen-cards deck into Si Stebbins order with faros
1979 Faro Possibilities 28
Karl Fulves Second Law some value coincidences happen when dealing through piles, application of Milk Build Shuffle to Si Stebbins
Related to 1979 Faro Possibilities 32
John F. Mendoza An Old Card Trick Made New spectator cuts off packet, remembers bottom card, shuffles and deal packet in three piles, card immediately named
Related to 1979 Close-up Presentations 94
Larry Becker PSI-Stebbins shuffled deck, packet of card is divined and last card predicted, jumbo cards
Inspired by
  • Ken de Courcy's and Billy McComb's "Cabaret Card Divination"
Related to
1979 The Best of Larry Becker's World of Super Mentalism Book II 7
Al Smith, Peter Kane Seconds Out mates of selected card are at the same position in three packets, based on Peter Kane's "Son Of Tetradism"
1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 2) 803
George B. Anderson The Pendulum and a Deck spectator pockets unknown card, pendulum finds card which indicate suit and value
1980 The Magic Pendulum 20
George B. Anderson The Pendulum and a Magic Shop Deck two cards are reversed in the deck and found with pendulum, first by performer, second by spectator
1980 The Magic Pendulum 21
Andrew Galloway A Regular Brainwave
1980 Diverting Card Magic 41
Bob Hummer Hummeristic message appears on blank card, by rubbing ashes on it
#1: The Ashes Reveal
#2: Ghost Force
#3: Transference of Thought
#4: A Magic Business Card
#5: Ghost Envelope
1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 38
John Cornelius The John Cornelius Card System
Also published here 1980 Cornelius Card System 1
John Cornelius Threefold three spectators cut the deck, remember the bottom card of the pile and put the cards in their pockets, three thought of cards are divined, trick not named in these notes, name taken from "The Award-Winning Magic Of John Cornelius"
VariationsAlso published here 1980 Cornelius Card System 1
Karl Fulves Pass Key named card is produced with a key
Inspired by 1981 Milennium Aces 47
Jack McMillen, Judson S. Brown From Another Deck with two decks, one packet is cut and turned over, value of card on the face is used to count to a card, performer finds the card in second deck or in a pocket
1981 Sleights & Swindles 6
Unknown Eight Kings
1982 Simple yet Effective Tricks with Cards 31
Derek Dingle Miracle Mental Spell to two freely thought of cards, count-spell principle
Related to 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 169
Stephen Tucker Double Decker seated deck switch, deck accidentally falls on the floor, with effect where performer is able to name position of any card
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 12) 221
Unknown Si Stebbins
1982 Simple yet Effective Tricks with Cards 31
Richard Osterlind The Richard Osterlind Breakthrough Card System looks shuffled
  • The Stack
  • Learning the System
  • Shortcuts
  • Determining the Suit
  • Chart of Cards to Values
1983 Breakthrough Card System 1
Karl Fulves Trackinback NDO deck dealt into four piles, spectator removes a value pair from any pile which is divined by performer, riffle shuffle connection
Inspired by 1983 After Jordan 3
Stewart James Domore Discovery counting procedure in Si Stebbins stack produced coincidence/prediction
1983 Arcane (Issue 10) 128
Edward Marlo The Spectator's Matcho two cards selected, then another two, they match
1983 Marlo's Plus Package 60
Sam Schwartz Demon's Effect using Si Stebbins stack to force a word in the Astrology book
Inspired by 1983 Astrology — The Hidden Force 32
Sam Schwartz A Fathomed Thought Si Stebbins cut anywhere, top three cards added to select page and highest value gives position of word, possible words are made for anagram fishing in Astrology book
Inspired by 1983 Astrology — The Hidden Force 33
Roy Johnson Roy Johnson on the Breakthrough Card System
Inspired by 1984 Epoptica (Issue 6) 387
Roy Johnson Breakthrough Clock selection pocketed and divined
1984 Epoptica (Issue 6) 388
Joseph Dunninger Publicity Effects card is divined and medium finds chosen card in the other room
1984 Publicity Secrets 9
Stewart James Doublethink spelling trick with story line, works with Si Stebbins
1984 Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 282
Theodore Annemann A Si Stebbins Kink blindfolded medium removes a card with same suit and one with same value as selection, first published 1924
1984 Magic from the Parade #1 22
Steve Beam Impact! several spectators cut a small packet and remember a card, all cards are found, deck can be riffle shuffled once, chains, see also p. 987 for additional idea by Geoff Williams
Related toVariations 1985 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 7) 105
Steve Beam Blank Impact gag idea for Impact, blank card
Related to 1985 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 8) 136
James Lewis Ordered Surprise deck in new pack order with Joker reversed in place of selection, selection to impossible location
Related toVariations 1985 Thinking About Magic 24
Frederick Braue 2) Mental Speller
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 13
Frederick Braue Tens at 10, 20, 37, 47 cutting to Tens in Nikola stack with Thumbnail Gauge (1941)
Inspired by 1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 29
Ron Wilson A Hand to Remember memory presentation, card named of unseen hand
Related to
  • "Genii" July, 1972 for different version by Ron Wilson
Also published here
1987 The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 92
Darwin Ortiz, Edward Marlo, Russell "Rusduck" Duck The Si Stebbins Secret from New Pack Order to Si Stebbins, faros
Related toVariations 1988 Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 137
Ben Harris H.G. Wells card selected, Joker vanishes from face of deck, deck sorts itself to new deck order with Joker at spot where selection would be
1988 Off the Wall 96
Edward Marlo The Matching Miracle pokerhand duplication from another deck, decks in reverse order
  • With Two Sealed Deck
  • For Stay-Stackers
  • For Memory Experts (only one deck)
  • For Card Cullers
  • Added Note
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • The New Tops, July 1966
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 246
Brother John Hamman Chinese Shuffle to Si Stebbins Stack getting into Si Stebbins via six binary culls, here up-downjog
1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 71
Roger Crosthwaite Faro Follow-Ups one out of four, kicker four-of-a-kind production, Si Stebbins & faros
1989 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 12) 1999
Bob King Under Your Spell spectator cuts to any card and loses it, performer spells to it underneath handkerchief and it shows up at last letter
Also published here 1989 Magician Foolers 16
Edward Marlo I Knew That any card is spelled to (Count-Spell Principle), two methods, with credit information (Mosteller)
Also published here 1990 That's It 52
Edward Marlo I Knew That any card is spelled to (Count-Spell Principle), two methods, with credit information (Mosteller)
Also published here 1990 Finally! 61
Edward Marlo Topping Mental Topper - First Effect four spectators count down in a packet to the value of their though-of card, divined from second deck
Inspired byVariations 1990 Cardfixes 190
Edward Marlo Topping Mental Topper - Fourth Effect four spectators think of four cards like before, they vanish and are produced from four pockets
1990 Cardfixes 196
Edward Marlo Topping Mental Topper - Fifth Effect four thought-of cards from different suits located, spectator's count down their value, shuffle and deck switch
1990 Cardfixes 198
Nick Trost Psi Stebbins Lie Speller
1990 Cardfixes 169
Edward Marlo Repeatable Card Location simple location with stack, eg NPO or memorized deck
1991 The Olram File (Issue 4) 15
Edward Marlo For the Ace-to-King Boys approach for "Simon-Eyes", two different numbers, NPO stack
Inspired by 1991 The Olram File (Issue 5) 14
Alexander de Cova, James Lewis Karte in Brieftasche deck in new pack order with Joker reversed in place of selection, selection to wallet
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1991 Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1 No. 3) 13
Steve Beam May I Take Your Order? deck in new pack order, one card is moved and ends up sorted again
1991 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 41) 726
Steve Beam Have It Your Way card selected and replaced, deck is in new pack order and card put in proper position of the sequence
VariationsAlso published here 1991 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 41) 727
Steve Beam Opening Stab prediction envelope inserted into a ribbon-spread pack, deck is shown to be in order and one card is missing where envelope was inserted, it contains the missing card
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1991 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 41) 728
Steve Pressley Stuck on You A prediction envelope inserted into a ribbon-spread pack turns out to be the only card missing from the deck and the deck turns out to be in order. The spectator inserted it in the place where the missing card should be. Ultimately, the missing card is found inside the envelope, wax method
Also published here 1991 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 41) 729
Steve Beam Signed Prophecy selection is signed and put in deck, prediction envelope inserted into a ribbon-spread pack turns out to be at the position of the selected card, deck is in new pack order, selection is found in envelope
1991 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 41) 729
Karl Fulves High Stebbins (A) spectator cuts packet and takes top card, performer next, high card wins
(B) high card wins with twelve-card packet, three cards each, performer has better odds
(C) high card wins variation with better odds for performer
(D) high card wins combined with faro shuffle to shift odds to first or second player
1991 Swindle & Cheat 10
Frederick Braue Prearranged Deck on stacked deck work, historical comments
  • Eight Kings
  • Si Stebbins
  • Nikola
  • Braue Memorized Stack (?)
1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 1
James Swain Miami Opener selection found in card box, mates on top of freely dealt piles. Utilises new deck order
Related to 1992 Don't Blink 7
Alexander de Cova, James Lewis Ordered Card to Wallet deck in new pack order with Joker reversed in place of selection, selection to wallet
Also published here 1992 Ein Profi packt aus... 99
Paul Curry, Frederick Braue For Nikola Routine could be done with any stack
1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 6
Bob King Under Your Spell spectator cuts to any card and loses it, performer spells to it underneath handkerchief and it shows up at last letter
Also published here 1992 The Breather 19
Karl Fulves Tic Stax Toe using cards to indicate which square has to be used next, Eight Kings or Si Stebbins stack
Related to 1993 Verbatim (Issue 7) 68
Edward Marlo The Schmaltzy Showmans Prediction fair selection from new and sealed deck is predicted, Penelope's Principle, with notes by Ken Simmons
Also published here 1993 Simplicity at Your Fingertips 1
Edward Marlo I Knew That any card is spelled to (Count-Spell Principle), two methods, with credit information (Mosteller)
Also published here 1993 Simplicity at Your Fingertips 6
Steve Beam Multiple Impact several spectators cut a small packet and remember a card, all cards are found, deck can be riffle shuffled once, chains, a bit more details than in Trapdoor
Inspired by 1993 Multiple Impact 1
Doug Edwards No Chances using cyclical stack
Apr. 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 4) 2204
Edward Marlo Si Stebbins from New Pack Order brief
1993 The Olram File (Issue 15) 6
Steve Beam Impaired named card ends up between jokers
VariationsAlso published here 1993 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 48) 871
Bob King Seeing is Believing performer blindfolded for full routine
Phase I: a card pocketed and another selected
Phase II: selection found at named small number
Phase III: two more cards divined, using 52-on-One and 3-1/2 gag cards
Phase IV: four Aces dealt in poker round
Phase V: pocketed card named
1993 The Breather 2 22
Steve Beam Impaired named card between two face up jokers
Also published here 1993 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 136
Alexander de Cova Magician's Fooler packet is cut from deck and the rest put in card case, one card of the packet is placed reversed in the center of the rest, all cards are divined, peek case
1993 Seminarnotizen Steyr 1993 15
Steve Beam Impaired named card between two face up jokers
Also published here 1993 Magic with No Entertainment Value II 12
Alex Elmsley Future Stock two card prediction, stack, one-ahead
1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 398
Karl Fulves Speed Counts clocking with stacked deck, posed as problem
1994 Crooked Tales 98
Steven Youell The $ 1,000,000 Test three cards are divined
Inspired by 1994 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 51) 939
Doug Canning Backstack formula to calculate position of cards in Si Stebbins
1994 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 51) 941
Doug Canning Down for the Count two decks, card is named and put in a deck, cards next to it form a number and same card in other deck found at this position
1994 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 51) 941
Darwin Ortiz Against all Odds spectator puts card in correct position in new pack order, actually Steve Beam's "Opening Stab"
Related to 1995 Cardshark 20
Edward Marlo Two Memory Bits - Bit Two spectator names card, performer names number, with new pack order and straddle faros
1995 Facsimile (Issue 3) 44
Steve Beam Have it Your Way card selected and replaced, deck is in new pack order and card put in proper position of the sequence
Also published here 1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 93
Steve Beam Opening Stab A prediction envelope inserted into a ribbon-spread pack turns out to be the only card missing from the deck and the deck turns out to be in order. The spectator inserted it in the place where the missing card should be. Ultimately, the missing card is found inside the envelope.
Also published here 1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 94
Steve Pressley Stuck on You A prediction envelope inserted into a ribbon-spread pack turns out to be the only card missing from the deck and the deck turns out to be in order. The spectator inserted it in the place where the missing card should be. Ultimately, the missing card is found inside the envelope, wax method
Also published here 1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 95
Marvin Leventhal Return to Sender presentation for Opening Stab
1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 105
John Riggs In-Decks tactile aid to locate any card
1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 111
Simon Lovell Three Ways presentation for single card location
Related to 1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 116
Steve Beam Opening Stab prediction envelope inserted into a ribbon-spread pack, deck is shown to be in order and one card is missing where envelope was inserted, it contains the missing card
Also published here 1995 Vienna Notes 9
Thom Huxley Janus Card to Wallet named card, Bendix Bombshell
1995 MO — Modus Operandi (Issue 6) 11
Allan Slaight Sly Stebbins spelling color, number, mate always corresponding to the selection
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 46
Michael Close Two For Simon - Tut Tut four aces come together in deck reversed and trap selection, for memorized deck, Aronson Stack only
1996 Workers Number 5 131
Michael Close Flushed With Success Royal Flush is found in deck via stack and faros, for memorized deck, Aronson Stack only
Related to 1996 Workers Number 5 132
Alex Elmsley Inexplicable with computer program, programmed version of Vernon's "Trick that cannot be explained"
Inspired by 1996 Mouse Magic 33
Unknown Impossible! a card is found under extremely fair conditions
1996 Card College — Volume 2 363
Conrad C. Bush Impromptu Card Rise with new deck order version by Karl Fulves
1996 New Card Rises 16
James Swain Perfect Triumph ambitious card with joker, joker put in breast pocket, Triumph with all cards face-down, when spread face-up the deck is in new deck order with joker reversed and selection in breast pocket
Related to 1996 Miracles with Cards 41
James Swain My Opener Aces produced, triumph with Aces reversed at end, Aces lost again, cut to and new deck order finale
1996 Miracles with Cards 112
James Swain The Stand In deck in new deck order, put in case, joker outside case changes into named card, joker is at its position in cased deck
1996 Miracles with Cards 143
James Swain Something for Nothing new deck order show, shuffled a few times, poker hands dealt, straight flushs and royal flush for performer
Inspired by 1996 Miracles with Cards 167
Karl Fulves You're Getting Sleepy new deck order shown, Jokers put in pocket, a card named, deck shuffled, deck still in new deck order but named card missing, it's one of the Jokers in the pocket, then it changes back to Joker and is reversed in deck
1996 The Fine Print (Issue 3) 50
Slydini Slydini's Dream Deck new deck order, spectator thinks a card, performer exchanges the Ace of Spades with a card and places it on table, card named, cards dealt through face up one by one, Ace of Spades is where named card should be and named card is on table, double facer deck with all alike on one side
Related to 1996 The Fine Print (Issue 4) 62
Karl Fulves Interrogative double ender deck, new deck order on one end, Walsh's Dream Deck on other side, Mind Power Deck
Inspired byRelated to 1996 The Fine Print (Issue 4) 64
Doug Edwards Si's Place any Royal Flush is dealt, Stebbins
Jan. 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 1) 2597
Karl Fulves Simple Stebbins using Side Effects Deck with Si Stebbins set-up
Related to 1996 Blocking Off 44
Karl Fulves Cheat Deck card thought (one person suit, another value), stacked and five cards corner shorted
1996 Blocking Off 47
Karl Fulves Improv Aces four kings lost in deck reversed one by one, spread on table, kings are next to the matching aces, with stack handling
1996 Blocking Off 139
Karl Fulves Benefactor with two cards that turn out to be mates, Riffle Shuffle Control
1996 13 Prophets 25
Karl Fulves Department of Corrections red-backed card in blue-backed deck, spectator deals face-up and turns one card face-dwon, it's blue, rest changes to red
Inspired by
  • "Remote Control" (Annemann)
1996 13 Prophets 42
Karl Fulves Snibbets
1996 13 Prophets 55