270 entries in Cards / Principles / Locator Cards / Short Cards
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Al Baker Al Baker's Pack, 2.
1920s The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue The Twenty-Five Dollar Manuscript) 479
Theodore Annemann A New Thought Card Spelling Effect
1931 The Book Without A Name 14
Victor Farelli Choice Foretold two cards chosen, both cards predicted by two cards each via value and suit in two envelopes
1931 Controlled Coincidence 10
Theodore Annemann The Last of the Think Stop Tricks two cards, think stop by selecting number between one and ten, duplicates
1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 28
Theodore Annemann The Migrating Pasteboard card travels from red half to black half, corner-short stranger card
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1935) 44
Unknown Everywhere and Nowhere 1. (using two duplicates)
2. Using a Short Card
3. With a Borrowed Deck
4. With an Ordinary Deck without Duplicates
1935 Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 112
Vincent Dalban The Miracle Speller using short card
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 18) 98
Paul Curry Another Stop! spectator stops while riffling, performer knows card, short card and set-up, for credit details reference
Inspired by 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 19) 107
Dick Madden The Modern Eye-Popper short card used to simplify double lift
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 25) 155
Theodore Annemann Composite Routine spectator remembers card and its position, performer places card in pocket, turns out to be selections, three phases with different methods
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 32) 206
Unknown Softened Corner corner bent back and forth until soft/broken, short card substitute
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 395
Unknown A Novel Card Problem replacing cards in short deck for multiple location routine
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 297
Jean Hugard The use of Short Cards in Magical Effects commentary and history
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 309
Unknown Card from Nowhere card to anywhere with duplicate, card vanishes via short card and riffle display
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 310
Unknown On the Top chosen card comes to top, short card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 310
Unknown X-Ray Eyes performer know position of chosen card, short key card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 310
Unknown A Color Change back of chosen card changes, short card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 311
Unknown Cut Card Force spectator (hopefully) cuts above bunch of short cards
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 311
Unknown Another Force forcing a random card on multiple spectators, short card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 311
Unknown To Any Number short card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 312
Unknown Horoscope Card Force short card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 312
Unknown A Spelling Trick short card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 312
James Maxwell The Locator spectator's shuffling while short card stays next to selection
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 313
U. F. Grant Behind the Pack counting procedure, short card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 313
Unknown Double Location short key card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 313
Unknown A Reversed Location short card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 314
Unknown Vanishing Card short card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 314
Unknown Short Card Force
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 384
Unknown The Short Card discussing Types of Short Cards, Cutting a Short Card
1938 Greater Magic 364
Unknown Impromptu Short Card broken corners
1938 Greater Magic 464
Ralph W. Hull The Tuned Deck six phases, two corner shorts
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 517
Unknown Scallop Short
1938 Greater Magic 528
Unknown Forcing a Corner-Shorted Court Card
1938 Greater Magic 333
Byron Churchill Decepto two faced cards are in deck, performer divines one of them
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 47) 331
Unknown Scallop Short
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 66) 458
Dr. Jacob Daley Short Card Anecdote
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 79) 516
Unknown Short Card & Riffle Shuffle two cards stay together
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 121) 707
Herb Runge Pick Up
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 121) 707
Jim Wheeler Lost and Found deck in glass, spectator removes deck but selection remains inside, narrow card
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 107) 640
Eddie Joseph "I Get The Aces" Aces shuffled into deck by spectators, red or black Aces produced as chosen
1941 How Gamblers Win 4
Unknown Short Card
1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 171
Unknown The Riffle Force short card
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 268
Eddie Joseph The Electrified Card selected card sticks out of deck after it is shaken, short card
1942 Greater Card Tricks 33
Theodore Annemann Impromptu Tricks Using A "Short" Card general remarks
A. Trimmed End
B. Broken Corner
C. Corner Short
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 40
Theodore Annemann Composite Routine spectator remembers card and its position, performer places card in pocket, turns out to be selections, three phases with different methods
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 44
Theodore Annemann The Migrating Pasteboard card travels from red half to black half, corner-short stranger card
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 45
Henry Christ Lies! Lies! Lies! corner short or one-way back
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 48
Vincent Dalban The Miracle Speller
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 41
Byron Churchill Decepto two faced cards are in deck, performer divines one of them
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 47
Theodore Annemann The Modern Eye Popper short card used to simplify double lift
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 49
Russell T. Wise The Card That Isn't wrong tabled card shows up again, see also Fechter's "I've Got A Surprise For You!"
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 50
Jean Hugard A New Card Stab cards are stabbed with knife, all cards above selection are pierced and packet cut at that position
Nov. 1943 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 6) 24
George G. Kaplan A Winning Wager five cards shuffled in placed on a stand, selected one is predicted on a slate with houlette and duplicates
Variations Oct. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 5) 73
Unknown Corner Short Peek Force
1945 Future Reverse 12
U. F. Grant Improved Three Way Forcing handling for forcing three cards with a three way forcing deck
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 22
Paul Morris Just Think Stop!
May 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 12) 118
J. B. Bobo The Isolated Key corner dotted card in center as reference
1947 Watch This One! 32
J. B. Bobo Two Backward Cards performer stabs card reversed between two selections behind his back
1947 Watch This One! 42
Paul Curry Two Minutes from Now spectator thinks stop at his selection when performer names the cards, position is predicted too
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 125) 504
Unknown The Short-Card - The Corner-Short principles for the corner-short
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 4
George G. Kaplan The Kaplan Fan Cut method to bring corner short to the top
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 9
George G. Kaplan Locating the Corner-Short, and the Delayed-Action Control using the corner-short
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 6
Unknown The Pencil Dot mark for the corner-short
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 6
Unknown To bring the corner-short to the Bottom of the Pack two methods
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 11
Unknown To Control a Selected Card by Means of the Corner-Short Hindu shuffle
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 12
George G. Kaplan The Kaplan Control of a Glimpsed Card by Means of the Corner-Short
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 12
George G. Kaplan Retaining Control of several Glimpsed Cards by Means of the Corner-Short
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 14
George G. Kaplan Controlling Three Selected Cards by Means of the Corner-Short Hindu Shuffle handling
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 16
George G. Kaplan To bring a Prearranged Packet above a Chosen Card by Means of the Corner-Short
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 18
George G. Kaplan Obtaining a Desired Packet Instantly by Means of the Corner-Short
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 19
George G. Kaplan Using the Corner-Short to Retain a Prearranged Deck in Order using corner-short as divider
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 19
George G. Kaplan The Secret Gadget using nail-clip to short corners
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 5
George G. Kaplan Advantages of the Corner-Short Procedure general comments on the use of corner shorts
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 5
George G. Kaplan Avoiding Contrasts how to address the problem of white edges after cutting corners short
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 8
Unknown To Bring the Corner-Short to the Top of the Pack
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 8
Unknown Double-Back Corner-Short Location out of the room selection
Related to 1948 The Fine Art of Magic 44
Unknown Monte by "Bertram", told by Dai Vernon
1948 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 143) 573
Ken Krenzel, Don Costello Miracle named card turns over
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 169) 678
William Ruesskamp 15 to 30
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 175) 700
Edward Marlo Card Thru Table lapping a short card method
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 193) 772
Eddie Joseph The Natural Follow-Up out-of-hand key card placement and discovery, blindfolded
1949 Premonition and The Blind Magician Does a Trick 10
Eddie Joseph The Principle Defined getting a selection to any position, with key card
1949 Premonition and The Blind Magician Does a Trick 11
A. Deleport Pocket It reprint from Grant's "The Trixter" from 1933, spectator puts deck in his pocket and picks out his selection
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 207) 826
Eddie Joseph The Mystic Queen fair selection procedure, performer cuts deck a Queen, when this is spelled it leads to selection, five handlings (spelling different things, funny message on card)
1950 Eddie's Dumbfounders with Cards 10
Eddie Joseph A Tip for Using the Short Card how to locate it by riffling
1950 Eddie's Dumbfounders with Cards 11
Eddie Joseph One-Eye Joe Kings lost with cut and shuffle procedure and found again
1950 Eddie's Dumbfounders with Cards 12
John Howie Ambitious Transpo
Variations 1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 204) 816
Don Alan Corner Riffle Force by Timing
Also published here 1951 Close-Up Time wit Don Alan 6
Don Alan Card in the Egg card is selected and miniature version found in plastic egg, all cards in deck are the same as climax
Variations 1951 Close-Up Time wit Don Alan 9
Dr. Stanley Jaks Letter Mystery card is divined with a set of letter cards
Also published here 1951 Who is this Dr. Jaks? 7
Audley Walsh Audley's Best
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 270) 1078
Nate Leipzig, Victor Farelli Using a "Key" Card Leipzig Card Stab with short card
1952 Nate Leipzig's Card Stab 19
Edward Marlo Using a Short in Combination with Peeks or any type of key card
1952 Control Systems 108
Unknown Forcing The "Short" brief, short card
1952 Nate Leipzig's Card Stab 19
Edward Marlo Card Thru Table clean handling due to short card
1953 The Cardician 15
Edward Marlo Lapping a Short Card
1953 The Cardician 15
Stewart James Miracle Location placing a short card next to selection with the Nullificator
1954 The Nullificator 8
Francis Haxton "Inspired" card from 6-card-packet into deck, short card control
1954/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 6 67
R. A. Moershall New Face single card location, using dealing and a short card
1955 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1955) 45
Edward Marlo Broken Corner corner short substitute, Note 1
1956 Fingertip Control 22
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Flip Deck cutting to any named card, gaffed deck
Related to 1957 The Cardiste (Issue 4) 13
Peter Warlock No Guesswork card inside envelope finale
Inspired by
  • Edward G. Brown's "Three Guesses" in "The Sphinx" Vol. 42. 1943. P. 59.
1959 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1959) 38
Dr. Stanley Jaks Jaks bester Mentaltrick classic one ahead routine, three billets, card selected at last
Related to 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 80
Dr. Stanley Jaks Das Buchstabenmysterium card is divined with a set of letter cards
Also published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 86
Norman Osborn Double Choice
1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 71
Edward Marlo Sure Throw #2 and #3 long and short card
1962 Estimation 75
Edward Marlo Tapping on Table to locate a type of short card
1964 The Patented Shuffle (Issue 5 I Shuffled the Cards) 10
Edward Marlo Marlo Short Card like single stripper card, with handling and method to locate it like tapping, airing, ...
Related to 1964 The Patented Shuffle (Issue 5 I Shuffled the Cards) 9
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
Dai Vernon The Corner Short many tips like bringing it to certain position or above/below selected cards
1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 150
Unknown Tapping on Table locating corner short
Related to 1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 150
Dai Vernon Locating a Short Card method of cutting to Scallop Short
1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 150
Dai Vernon The Short Card construction of Scallop Short
1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 149
Victor "Astor" Jamnitzky The Astor-Deck a deck with one corner shorted on every card
  • Erläuterung und Gebrauchsanweisung
  • Die Präparation
1967 (ca.) The Astor-Deck 3
Victor "Astor" Jamnitzky Der Astor-Deck als Konisches Kartenspiel whole deck corner-shorted, as stripper deck substitute
1967 (ca.) The Astor-Deck 4
Victor "Astor" Jamnitzky Das Wiederfinden einer Karte locating a card, whole deck corner-shorted
1967 (ca.) The Astor-Deck 4
Victor "Astor" Jamnitzky Die Roten und die Schwarzen red and black separation by touch, whole deck corner-shorted
1967 (ca.) The Astor-Deck 5
Victor "Astor" Jamnitzky Die kurze Karte locating a card in deck with whole deck corner-shorted
1967 (ca.) The Astor-Deck 6
Victor "Astor" Jamnitzky Das Forcieren einer Karte riffle force to corner-shorted card
1967 (ca.) The Astor-Deck 6
Victor "Astor" Jamnitzky Das Abzählen performer cuts off packets of certain numbers of cards, whole deck corner-shorted
1967 (ca.) The Astor-Deck 7
Victor "Astor" Jamnitzky Die Lange Karte als "Lesezeichen" key card in deck with whole deck corner-shorted
1967 (ca.) The Astor-Deck 7
Victor "Astor" Jamnitzky Ein "Kartenstechen" stabbing knife next to selection in deck, whole deck corner-shorted
1967 (ca.) The Astor-Deck 7
Victor "Astor" Jamnitzky Die Lange Karte making use of reversed cards in deck with whole deck corner-shorted, like cutting to the Aces
1967 (ca.) The Astor-Deck 8
Victor "Astor" Jamnitzky Die Schlüsselkarte oder Detektivkarte key card application, whole deck corner-shorted
  • Das Wiederfinden einer gezogenen Karte
1967 (ca.) The Astor-Deck 8
Victor "Astor" Jamnitzky The Astor-Deck als Svengali Spiel deck riffled through as all-black or all-red, whole deck corner-shorted
1967 (ca.) The Astor-Deck 9
Victor "Astor" Jamnitzky The Astor-Deck als One-Way-Deck one-way deck application, whole deck corner-shorted
1967 (ca.) The Astor-Deck 9
Victor "Astor" Jamnitzky Double-Lift using deck with whole deck corner-shorted
1967 (ca.) The Astor-Deck 10
Victor "Astor" Jamnitzky Unmöglich spectator has another spectator pick a card and replace it behind the back (one-way reversal), it is located again in a dark room or without looking, whole deck corner-shorted
1967 (ca.) The Astor-Deck 10
J. B. Bobo Triple Threat Card dotted, corner short, edge marked
Related to
  • Genii, Aug. 1947, p. 368
July 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 9) 194
Ed Balducci Cut Deeper Force with a short card to set-up
1968 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68) 99
Aldini Lie Detector Deck
1969 Roughingly Yours 12
Aldini Aldini's Nature Deck Mental Photography Deck type of routine, blank deck prints and unprints
1969 Roughingly Yours 31
Edward Marlo Reverse Fingertip Control forcing thick or short card, riffled from the back to the front, two methods
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 64
Edward Marlo Incredible Fingertip Location two fingertip peeked at cards are located with lots of shuffling by spectator, corner short (Marlo Key Card)
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 65
Edward Marlo Triple Fingertip Control corner short card (Marlo Key Card)
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 66
Edward Marlo Marlo Key Card two corner shorts, punch, crimp, edge mark, see page 156 for additional observations
Related to 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 69
Edward Marlo Tapping on Table to locate corner short, see also references where Vernon credits a San Francisco gambler
Related to 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 64
Edward Marlo Corner Short Control multiple cards one by one using Marlo Key Card, tabled shuffles
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 104
Edward Marlo Pre-Determined Four - Fourth Effect A Fingertip Peeked card vanishes, waxed corner short
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 107
Edward Marlo Long and Short Cards from different decks
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 157
Gaylord E. Hill Click - It is the 'Five of Diamonds'! prediction with hand-labeling device
1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 31) 153
Gene Nielsen Homage to Koran card at number, hands-off version
1973 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 72) 359
Philip T. Goldstein On the Corner Short advantages, finding it, controlling a selection with it
1974 Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks 2
Theodore Annemann Snapped Corner corner broken but attached
1974 Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks 3
Karl Fulves Technicolor Cards performer cuts to four Aces, but they have different back color, then he cuts to correct Aces but then deck changes color
  • The Magician Cuts to the Aces
  • The Gambler Cuts to the Aces
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1974 New Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 6) 1
Roger Smith IF Cover Up Control #3 same with corner short key
1975 The Faro Sorcery Trilogy — Number 1 5
Roger Smith Faro Shuffling With a Short Card
1975 The Faro Sorcery Trilogy — Number 1 13
Roger Smith The Short Card Faro Force peek force in IF condition, faking IF control
1975 The Faro Sorcery Trilogy — Number 1 13
Dr. Gordon C. Peck That Top Card Ambitious card type of sequence with short card
1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 217
Dai Vernon Short Card Location Use short card to locate selection, deck can be shuffled
1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 224
Bernard Bilis Everywhere Everywhere and Nowhere variation, five cards shown to be the same card before changing into five selections
1976 Close Up, French Style 11
Edward Marlo Overhand Cull Shorts Aces cut short
Also published here 1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 99
Nick Trost A Prediction and a Date - Updated Cards dealt to any year called for from 1900 to 1975, plus predict a card
Variations 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 16
Paul Curry "Dirty Tricks" story trick, cards with donkeys (democrats) and elephants (republicans), missing hat puzzle, one card vanishes among four other cards
Related to 1976 "Dirty Tricks" 1
Hannes Höller Kurze Karte several methods of short cards, corner shorts
1978 Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 130
Ken De Courcy As a Location System using the stack as an open index, with optional corner shorts at regular intervals
1978 Jack's Pack 7
Jack Yates, Ken De Courcy Notes by the Editor
  • Keep the Sequence
  • False Shuffles and Cuts
  • With Two People
  • Short Corner
1978 Jack's Pack 5
Wayne Wall Signed, Sealed, Stabbed and Delivered card is selected and name written on an envelope. Envelope is placed inside spiral-bound deck, deck in order, missing card is selection
1979 The Card Book 3
Karl Fulves Disposal Technique getting bridge size card out of poker size deck
1979 Shape Changers 4
Walt Lees Nimrod two selected card are found by a wind-up toy, half forcing deck
Related to
  • Peter Warlock's "The Pecking Bird" in "Book of Magic", 1956. P.90
1980 The Immaculate Card Magic of Walt Lees 17
Gene "Phantini" Grant Midnight Man deck distributed to spectators, card is selected from second deck and performer finds person with matching card, blindfolded
Also published here
  • "Mystic Word" in "Phantini's Incredible Mental Secrets"
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 263) 1311
Thomas Alan Waters LeNormand's Legacy question is written on a blank tarot card, card lost in the deck and a reading is given
Related to
  • T. A. Waters in "Genii" Vol. 28, No. 1, 1963
1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Omnimancy) 99
Thomas Alan Waters LeNormand's Legacy II question is written on a blank tarot card, card lost in the deck and a reading is given, different handling
1981 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Omnimancy) 101
Roger Crosthwaite The Crosthwaite Key Card with ink dot
1981 The Commercial Card Magic of Roger Crosthwaite 22
Roger Crosthwaite Multiple Card Control with the Crosthwaite Key Card
1981 The Commercial Card Magic of Roger Crosthwaite 23
Unknown Peek Force corner short
1981 Polished Polish Prestidigitation 3
Karroll Priest Sui Generis one card divination, deck is shuffled by spectator
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 279) 1391
Tonny Van Rhee Devil's 3-Card Monte using short and narrow cards
Related to July 1982 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 7) 652
Thomas Alan Waters Narrowzarrow simplifying the shuffle with narrow short cards
1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Deckalogue) 232
Karl Fulves The Svengali Principle explaining the principle, with reproduced ad by Burling Hull from 1909
  • short ends
  • short corners
  • scallop shorts (& combined cuts)
  • roughed Svengali deck
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 10
Stephen Tucker Cover Blown Christ Force without cover card, starting with top card secretly reversed above eye-level, also as key placement
1984 May the Force Be with You! 5
Stephen Minch Divination No. 4, spectator stops during riffle, the card is divined by performer, performer genuinely blindfolded
1984 Eyeless in Gaza 14
Unknown Riffle Force to break or to corner short card
1984 Eyeless in Gaza 15
Dai Vernon Scallop Short
1984 Close-Up to the Point 24
Edward Marlo Bottom Deal Tip using short cards
1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 99
Del Copley Challenge Poker Deal four aces are found in selected hand, bottom deal gambling demo
1984 Fork Full of Appetizers - Book 2 5
Jan Torell Meine Standard-Forcier-Methode
1984 Rund um den Zaubertisch 12
Edward Marlo Key Card Subtlety narrow or bellied card and tabled riffle shuffle after placement
1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 85
Unknown Locator Card scallop short, for multiple control
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 7
Unknown Use for Short Card count-down placement, spectator shuffles
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 5
Unknown The Floating Key "This is a control which without question is the best of all methods of controlling a chosen card.", key card which is both narrow and short and punched
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 3) 21
Judson S. Brown Floater Key short & narrow
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 16
Dai Vernon Vernon Short Card
1986 Psychomancy 13
Gary Ouellet Key Cards on different Key Card concepts
1. The Short Card
2. The Corner Short
3. The Long Card
4. The Thick Card
5. The Jimmy Ray Card
6. The Kornwinder and similar cards
1986 ProControl 13
Dai Vernon On the Corner-Short locating a corner short card and other things
Variations 1987 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 2
Bruce Cervon Two Corner Short Controls overhand and riffle shuffle, using corner short
1987 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 5
Harry Riser Estimation Help jogged corner short
1987 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 7
Tom Gagnon Faro Control corner short next to selection unaffected by faro shuffle
1987 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 7
Unknown Tapping on Table by some San Francisco Gambler, locating corner short
Related to 1987 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 2
Dai Vernon On the Scallop Short
1987 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 8
Ben Harris S.F.U.C. - Super Flip Utility Concept flipping over two cards as once with Super-Flip, upper one is scallop short, with applications:
  • A Flash Double-Lift
  • A Color Change
  • A Stunning Ambitious Card Climax
  • A Vanish
Inspired by
  • "Super-Flip" (Ben Harris, New Directions)
Variations
1988 Off the Wall 62
Ben Harris Dynamic Duo two-phase transposition, using S.F.U.C., duplicate
1988 Off the Wall 67
Edward Marlo Roman Shuffle Plus Short Cards
1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 104
Edward Marlo Roman Shuffle Bottom Cull using short cards
1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 105
Christoph Borer Eine halbe Sache back of selection change back, then back of color only change to the center, eventually all cards change back color, red/blue double backer
Also published here 1988 Seminarheft 14
Christoph Borer Eine Halbe Sache back of selection change back, then back of color only change to the center, eventually all cards change back color, red/blue double backer
Also published here 1989 Seminarheft 28
Paul Hallas Not So Remote Viewing! card is named and performer names its position in the deck
Inspired by 1990 Mental Mix 2
Christoph Borer Eine Halbe Sache back of selection change back, then back of color only change to the center, eventually all cards change back color, red/blue double backer
Also published here 1991 Magie 20
Ali Bongo Fred und Lulu
Also published here 1991 Ali Bongo 29
Edward Marlo Memo-Deck Index memorized deck with corner short key cards as pocket index
1992 The Olram File (Issue 11) 1
Frederick Braue Card to Wallet duplicate
1992 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 6) 18
Vanni Bossi A Faro Subtlety faro with corner-shorted cards, stacking application with fewer shuffles
1992 Escorial 1992 — The Marlo Year 10
Vanni Bossi Three Original Key Cards different types of thinned-out corners
  • First Type
  • Second Type
  • Third Type
1992 Escorial 1992 — The Marlo Year 15
Doug Canning UNCANNY deck in pocket and one card after the other is removed, spectator mentally spells his card and last letter matches selection
1993 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 132
Eddie Fechter Peek Control with a Corner Short Card
1993 Fechter 37
Walt Lees A Spectator Cuts the Aces
1993 Profile (Issue 17) 8
John Northern Hilliard Original Method of Making an Impromptu Short Card
1994 More Greater Magic 1213
Dai Vernon Impromptu Short Card credit unsure
1994 More Greater Magic 1246
Dai Vernon Another Short Card Idea card index with short cards to work with borrowed deck
1994 More Greater Magic 1246
David Neighbors Colorful Rip-Off Triumph cards shuffled face up / face down, face up cards are "ripped through" deck except selection, with color changing back kicker
Inspired by 1994 The Minotaur (Vol. 6 No. 3) 1
Unknown The Little-finger Count plus many applications
1995 Card College - Volume 1 201
John Riggs In-Decks tactile aid to locate any card
1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 111
Unknown Corner Short Riffle Force corner short
1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 48
Karl Fulves Lifting at Corner Short without riffling
1996 Blocking Off 27
Karl Fulves Side Effects gaffed deck with various shortened cards, cutting to any card of tabled deck
Related to 1996 Blocking Off 32
Karl Fulves Cheat Deck card thought (one person suit, another value), stacked and five cards corner shorted
1996 Blocking Off 47
Karl Fulves Short End short card as key
1996 Blocking Off 118
Karl Fulves No-Break Cull using thick or short card
1996 Blocking Off 119
Karl Fulves Notes On The Date Deck
  • The Last Ten Years
  • Short Cuts
  • Open Dates
1997 Day For Any Date 30
Doug Edwards Estimation Proof Cut to number of cards chosen by spectator multiple times, also able to cut to Ace
1997 Doug Edwards Packs a Wallop! 163
Nick Trost Duo Brainwave no rough/smooth
Inspired by
  • "Ultra Brainwave Deck" (Patrick Page, Abracadabra, May 1982)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 180
Nick Trost Dingle's "Royal Triumph" - Trost Version Four kings with odd backs will change into four selections
Inspired by 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 182
Nick Trost Nick's Stranger in Paradise Spectator thinks of any card and is removed from blue back deck, previously pocketed red deck is found to be missing the thought of card, tabled card is revealed to be it, first published in The New Tops, November 1968
Related to
  • "Thought Anticipated" (Dave Campbell, The Gen, April 1959)
  • "Premonition Outdone" (Stan Lobenstern, 1968)
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 189
Nick Trost Telespo Performer matches symbols, spectator fails, and then performer divines symbols from different room
Variations 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 297
Unknown Slide Monte with short card
1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 24
Alex Elmsley The Colour-Changing Faro Shuffle first published in Jerry Sadowitz' "The Crimp", five times performer cuts to a card, royal flush but with different colored back
1997 Alex Is At It Again 9
Unknown The "Ae-Di-Tse-Tal" Forcing Pack No. 10, "Latest Idea" backwards, every other card corner short
(a) Mind Reading
(b) To Cut an Odd or Even Number
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 196
Roberto Giobbi Everywhere and Nowhere three indifferent cards and the deck change into spetator's selection and then back to normal, two duplicates
2000 Card College — Volume 4 827
Don Alan Corner Riffle Force by Timing
Also published here 2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 201
David Devant Overhand Shuffle Control
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 76
Don Alan Ranch Bird Deluxe with half forcing deck
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 85
Paul Curry Another Stop! spectator stops while riffling, performer knows card, short card and set-up
Related to 2001 Paul Curry's Worlds Beyond 200
Thomas Fraps Blinded Triumph blindfolded, accident
2002 The Boston Trick Party 23
Philip T. Goldstein O a word deck and ABC cards are used, chosen word is divined
2003 Saint Louis Notes 6
Al Baker Card Force using Short Card not a force but a placement of short card as key
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Notebooks) 688
Doug Canning Midnight Speller counting and spelling, to find selection
Variations 2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 168
Steve Beam Mooning the Midnight Speller by spelling
Inspired by 2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 169
Karl Fulves Fake Counting non-clocking method with riffle shuffled stack to name a freely removed card, expanded text from 1982 edition includes a (corner) short card that stay next to a card during riffle shuffles
Related to 2005 Card Counting (2005 edition) 58
Dai Vernon, Charlie Miller Vernon and Miller on the Corner Short
Also published here
  • MUM, Dec. 2001
2006 Secrets of an Escamoteur 27
Harry Riser Second to None
Related toAlso published here
  • MUM, June 2005
2006 Secrets of an Escamoteur 33
Harry Riser The Dictionary Definition
Related toAlso published here
  • MUM, March 2002
2006 Secrets of an Escamoteur 71
Harry Riser The Spectator-Management Control
Also published here
  • MUM, Jan. 2002
2006 Secrets of an Escamoteur 74
Harry Riser The Impossible Faro Shuffle Card Control
Inspired byAlso published here
  • MUM, Jan. 2002
2006 Secrets of an Escamoteur 95
Christoph Borer Eine halbe Sache back of selection change back, then back of color only change to the center, eventually all cards change back color, red/blue double backer
Also published here 2006 Compilation 58
Christoph Borer Eine halbe Sache back of selection change back, then back of color only change to the center, eventually all cards change back color, red/blue double backer
Also published here 2007 Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 31
Edward Marlo Overhand Cull Shorts Aces cut short, airing deck to let cards fall out
Also published here 2007 Marlo on Erdnase 25
Bill Abbott Corner Short Control
2008 Cocktail Card Magic 16
Trevor Lewis Guilty / Not Guilty cards with faces on one side and letters on the other, one is selected and found, word guilty is spelt, murder theme
2009 Routines Matter 85
Dai Vernon Scallop Short
2010 Reinventing the Real 157
Alberto de Figueiredo El Vínculo spectator cuts and remembers a card, other spectator remembers a card he sees while deck is dribbled from hand to hand, same card
2013 Magia Demente 19
Unknown Key Card Placement with corner short
2013 Magia Demente 21
Unknown Dribble Force with corner short, think of a seen card
2013 Magia Demente 24
Axel Hecklau Karte unter Schachtel
Inspired by 2013 Evolution 22
Steven Hamilton VIC (Vernon-inspired Countdown) card fairly chosen and replaced, later counted down to
Inspired by 2013 The Magic of Steven Hamilton 132
Tom Gagnon Slug-O-Matic Deck wide/narrow combination, allows riffle shuffle stock control
  • Spectator Shuffles
2013 Too Hot for the Devil 138
Tom Gagnon Shuffling Monkey spectator riffle shuffles deck with selection and two face-up Jokers in it, afterwards the Jokers sandwich selection, Slug-O-Matic Deck
Inspired by
  • "Monkey in the Middle" (Bill Goldman, marketed)
2013 Too Hot for the Devil 142
Paul Vigil The More the Merrier multiple selection routine with eight cards, ends with Triumph
2014 Classic Fantastic 5
Unknown The SCaM Card on the "Shortened, Crimped and Marked Card"
Related to 2014 Classic Fantastic 15
Unknown The Short on the corner short
2014 Classic Fantastic 16
Dr. Stanley Jaks Card Stab deck wrapped in dollar bill, two selections
2014 The Incredible Dr. Jaks 113
Dr. Stanley Jaks Q. T. with peek case
Also published here
  • "Q. T." in "Ibidem" #29, 1963
2014 The Incredible Dr. Jaks 215
Dr. Stanley Jaks Words of Dr. Jaks word on card is divined
Related to 2014 The Incredible Dr. Jaks 242
Bob Farmer, Steve Mayhew Bolo Jonah methods for marking the Jonah card
  • Marked Cards
  • Short and Long Cards
  • Snap Crimp (Mayhew)
Related to
  • "Lazy Man's Ten-Card Poker Deal" (Steve Mayhew, Labyrinth #8 Part 2, 1998)
2015 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 30
Vanni Bossi Cornered three locator cards
  • The Incised Corner
  • The Thin Corner
  • The Jointed Corner
2016 The Aretalogy of Vanni Bossi 65
Pepe Lirrojo P.A.D.O.I. two deck routine, open prediction, two cards spelled two, deck in order and selection vanishes
2016 Panpharos 41
Edward Marlo Corner Short Peek Force
Related to 2017 In Search of the "perfect" Rise 21
Tom Gagnon Clipped Exchange card from pocket transposes with paper clipped in hand, duplicate
2019 Gagnon Unfiltered 122
Steve Forte Center Deal Any Card Called card in center named by spectator which is then dealt out
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 944
Steve Forte First-Finger Corner Short Location first finger riffles upward in dealing grip
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 2 944
Unknown Gaffed Cards hustler PMH, single in-stripper card
2020 Gambling Sleight Of Hand — Volume 1 346