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Theodore Annemann The New Nightmare Effect selected card vanishes and turns out to be card previously removed
Variations The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 7) 27
Unknown Seeing is Believing card put in envelope turns out to be later selection
Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 155
Unknown The Unseen Card spectator pockets unseen card, later selection is this pocketed card, svengali deck
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 250
Unknown The Dream Card card placed in envelope in beginning turns out to be later selection, index
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 333
S. H. Wimbrough Card from the Pocket - Another Presentation lazy man's card to pocket, pocketed card in beginning is later selection
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 342
Theodore Annemann The Ghost Card stranger card, card is put in envelope
Expert Card Technique 363
Laurie Ireland Magician's Lucky Card card in pocket turns out to be selection
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1940) 14
Theodore Annemann The New Nightmare Effect selected card vanishes and turns out to be card previously removed
Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 74
Harry Lorayne, Al Leech One-Eyed Jack Sandwich card sandwiched, sandwich in middle of deck, turns out to be later selection
Related toVariations My Favorite Card Tricks 4
Tony Kardyro The Ultimate Transfer card is put in envelope or card case, turns out to be later selection
Expert Card Mysteries 132
Roy Walton Card Case mystery card in case, four queens are found and mystery card turns out to be selection
Inspired byVariations The Devil's Playthings 57
Gray Leese 4-Card Quadrille signed prediction card turns out to be card selected & initialed by spectator
Related to Epilogue (Issue 9) 66
Karl Fulves Quadrille Notes
Related to Epilogue (Issue 9) 70
Edward Marlo The Reversible Peek openly turned over card turns out to be later peeked card
Advanced Fingertip Control 109
James G. Thompson Jr. Joint Signature "based on a card problem entitled Two-Card Quadrille", card signed on back by spectator as prediction, turns out to be later selection which is signed on the face
Variations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 12) 365
Allan Ackerman Lunch several methods for "One-Eyed Jacks" sandwich effect, with loading techniques
Tilted Sandwich:
  • Gaffed
  • Ungaffed #1
  • Ungaffed #2
The Ultimate Approach:
  • The Load In
  • The Palm Switch
  • The No Palm Approach
  • Ungaffed #3
Variations The Esoterist 34
Karl Fulves In The Sleeve card openly placed in performer's sleeve turns out to be later selection
Variations The Book of Numbers 29
Edward Marlo Signature Rush unknown sandwiched card turns out to be later signed selection, four methods
Kabbala - Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 12) 92
Karl Fulves Direct Sandwich
Related to Packet Switches (Part Two) 88
Karl Fulves Gambler's Switch card sandwiched at beginning
Packet Switches (Part Two) 90
Alex Elmsley, Michael Skinner Miracle Worker between your palms
Super Subtle Card Miracles 204
Karl Fulves "X" Card To Wallet card with X on back is put in wallet in beginning, turns out to be signed card later
Riffle Shuffle Technique - Preliminary Notes on Part Two 38
Karl Fulves Theory Transpo unknown card on table, Ace between Jacks, Jacks vanish and card on table turns out to be the two Jacks
Notes From Underground 25
Karl Fulves Cased Card card in case turns out to be later signed selection, Between Your Palms variation
Notes From Underground 40
Karl Fulves Locked Room card in metal box turns out to be later signed selection, second method with card case or envelope
Notes From Underground 49
Jerry K. Hartman Teleapathy Reversed card at the beginning shown to be the thought of card impossibly, something like Mystery Card
Means & Ends 66
Harvey Rosenthal Tilt Prediction previously reversed card turns out to be later selection, two methods
Epilogue (Issue 20) 183
Jerry Mentzer In Case kings and "mystery card" placed in case in beginning
Card Cavalcade 3 11
Jim Lee Into the Case "Magical Lee" card placed in case in beginning is later selection, double backer
Card Cavalcade 3 21
Karl Fulves Revised Prophecy joker turned over at beginning turns out to be later selection
Methods with Cards — Part 1 57
Karl Fulves Using Sleeves two cards placed in sleeve, then card signed in deck, two cards removed from sleeve and one is signed selection, tape on sleeve for steal
Inspired by Methods with Cards — Part 3 199
Karl Fulves Speed With 7's card sandwiched in beginning in deck turns out to be later signed selection
Methods with Cards - Part 3 222
Michael Carrion Mirage card placed under close-up mat, two cards chosen, one signed, card under mat turns out to be later signed selection, duplicate
Inspired by The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10) 1044
Roger Smith Open Paper Clip Surprise card openly paper clipped, card chosen in IF condition turns out to be clipped card
Inspired by The Faro Sorcery Trilogy — Number 1 14
Edward Marlo Marlo's Deal Switch
Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 3
Edward Marlo No Way previously tabled card turns out to be later selection, becomes second selection, first from pocket
Kabbala - Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 5) 69
Peter Duffie Card In Case... Transposition transposition with signed odd back card
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 12) 289
Jerry Mentzer, Jim Lee In Case Magical Lee prediction put in case, turns out to be later selection signed by spectator on face and performer on back
Second Lecture 18
Larry Jennings A Handling of "Between your Palms"
Larry Jennings on Card & Coin Handling 39
Edward Marlo More Reversos three cards between four Aces turn out to be later selected card (collectors type)
Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 270
Gene Maze Signed Card To Wallet signed card - effect
Packet Switches (Part Five) 324
Harvey Rosenthal A Sandwich Switch
Packet Switches (Part Three) 124
Harvey Rosenthal Tilt Sandwich I - V sandwiched card on top of deck
Packet Switches (Part Three) 144
Karl Fulves Soliloquy single card on table turns out to be later signed card, sleeving, see also top of p. 36 for lapping method
Impromptu Holdouts 33
Karl Fulves One Card Isn't two cards place face-down on table, then selection made and signed, one of original cards becomes selection
Transpo Trix 68
Jerry K. Hartman Betricks and Between Card placed between two Jokers turns blank, card placed aside previously is now the card
Inspired by Loose Ends 56
Martin A. Nash The Sandwich Center mates on top, signed card presentation
Sleight Unseen 393
Karl Fulves Null And Void card placed into case, selection underneath vanishes and earlier card inside is selection
Jack In The Box 12
Edward Marlo The Unknown Card - It Can't Be card placed aside is later chosen selection, two methods
Marlo's Magazine Volume 4 291
Gene Maze An Open Sandwich
The Gene Maze Card Book 32
Kevin Davie Sign There signed card travels to other deck and changes back color
Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 4) 826
Don Costello The DC Sandwich sandwiched card
Side Steal 40
Karl Fulves Past Performance sandwiched card
Side Steal 43
Karl Fulves Trapped in the Past sandwiched card
Side Steal 40
Roger Crosthwaite The Eidetic Prediction card is placed in the box, spectator think of a card, that card is divined and later found to be the card put in the box in the beginning
The Commercial Card Magic of Roger Crosthwaite 11
Roger Crosthwaite The Geiger Mystery card is located by sound, then it vanishes between two others and is found to be the card put in the case in the beginning
Inspired by The Commercial Card Magic of Roger Crosthwaite 18
Roger Crosthwaite The 2nd Geiger Mystery
Related to The Commercial Card Magic of Roger Crosthwaite 22
Bob Chesbro Card in the Eye folded unknown card stuck in eye, turns out to be later signed selection
The Tipnician 26
Edward Marlo Future Classic Double-Cross duplicates are produced, see Regal Aces
Marlo without Tears 114
Edward Marlo The Four Eightses Classic four cards change to Aces, duplicates, Kings, with selection in pocket
Marlo without Tears 214
Edward Marlo A Hull of a Trick
Inspired by Marlo without Tears 102
Edward Marlo The Money Card
Inspired byRelated to Marlo without Tears 29
Brother John Hamman The Signed Card
Variations The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 14) 125
Jon Racherbaumer Future Trap faro, two handlings
Inspired by Facsimile (Issue 1) 24
Reinhard Müller Off Colour Jack-Which with two odd-backed jokers
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 25) 484
Stephen Tucker Behold odd back card in pocket is signed card
Inspired by
  • Horace Bennett's "Comedy Card to Pocket" in "Bennett's 4th Book"
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 32) 627
Philip T. Goldstein Sans Fronds without palming
Inspired byAlso published here The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 3 96
Jerry Sadowitz Why Not
Cards Hit 14
Larry Jennings The Mystery Card see also issue 2, p. 3
VariationsAlso published here West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 1) 9
Earl Nelson The Flying Signature odd-backed card turns out to be same as signed selection, then signature appears on it
Related to West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 1) 56
Frank Simon The Flying Signature, No Palm Method odd-backed card turns out to be same as signed selection, then signature appears on it
Related to West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 1) 64
William P. Miesel Signa-Flite odd-backed card turns out to be same as signed selection, then signature appears on it, simplified variation
Inspired by West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 2) 41
Peter Duffie Signus X II no duplicate of selection, but two Jokers
Inspired byVariations Close-Up to the Point 9
Peter Duffie Signus X 1 using two Jokers
Inspired byVariations Contemporary Card Magic 9
J. C. Doty, Brother John Hamman Thanks to JH "The Signed Card" with a new switch
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 8) 1101
Tom Craven Blank(et) Prediction
Best of Friends - Volume II 524
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate
FISM Madrid 1985 5
Frederick Braue FB Change card placed aside at beginning is later selection
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 4
Frederick Braue Pre-Choice sandwiched unknown card becomes later selection
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 4) 19
Larry Jennings The Mystery Card
Also published here The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 34
Larry Jennings The Pacoima Solution no signature
The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 50
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate
Mix '86 6
David Regal The Divining Card
Star Quality — The Magic of David Regal 176
David Regal The Divining Card
Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 1) 1301
Peter Duffie Envelope Prediction after Ambitious Card sequence, an odd-backed card in an envelope turns out to be signed selection
Related to
  • "Black Envelope" (Bob Kohler)
Inspirations 13
Peter Duffie No Case to Answer odd-backed mystery card, Jacks produced as well, red/blue double backer
Inspired by Inspirations 93
Roberto Giobbi Die seltsame Schleife
Also published here CardPerfect 135
Darwin Ortiz The Dream Card odd-backed "signed card" type effect, card to wallet
Related toVariations Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 81
Larry Jennings Long Distance Sandwich sandwiched card from beginning becomes later selection
The Cardwright 14
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate
Lecture 9
Kevin Bethea It's a Steal card in pocket turns out to be later signed one
Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 3) 1613
Brother John Hamman The Signed Card
Related to The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 47
Karl Fulves Kid Trix some blue-backed cards torn in half, card selected and signed from red deck, two blue-blacked halves restored and turned over - it is the spectator's signed card
Prototype 44
Philip T. Goldstein Sans Fronds without palming
Also published here A Phil Goldstein Collection 11
Randy Wakeman The Emergency Card card signed and lost, odd-backed "emergency card" removed from pocket turns out to be previous signed selection
Randy Wakeman Presents 4
Gary Kurtz Hypothetical Possibilities ambitious card, signature vanishes and reappears, wallet
Variations Unexplainable Acts 11
Edward Marlo Marlo's Lost Hull Version nine methods, some with double backer
Related to The Olram File (Issue 1) 1
Jay Sankey "#*@!" folded paper clipped card turns out to be later signed selection
Related toVariations 100% Sankey 36
Edward Marlo Satirical Signed Card two methods, with commentary on "The Signed Card"
Related to That's It 40
Edward Marlo Satirical Signed Card two methods
Related to Finally! 54
Brother John Hamman, Arturo de Ascanio, Jean-Pierre Garnier, Gary Ouellet Maneater
Close Up Illusions 294
Michael Powers The Nightmare Card odd-backed version of the Dream Card Plot where the card apparently stays on the table in full sight, red/blue double backer
Inspired by Top Secret Stuff 5
Michael Powers Bonus Plot variation of Brother John Hamman's Signed Card where the card is odd backed
Inspired by Top Secret Stuff 8
Jon Racherbaumer Strange Siamese Strangers two cards tabled, they turn out to be later selection and though-of card
Inspired by Cardfixes 115
Michael Powers The Trap Door Card card with business information and trapdoor printed on it used for card-through-table, blank side of trapdoor card becomes signed selection
Top Secret Stuff 115
Randy Tanner The Dream Card Revisited no palming
Card to Wallet 107
Karl Fulves "X" Card to Wallet
Card to Wallet 26
Alex Elmsley Serendipity two unknown cards sandwiched between three of a kind turn out to be later selections
The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 61
John Bannon Heart of the City card spectator cuts to is predicted, another signed selection travels to envelope which has been on table
Variations Smoke and Mirrors 13
Edward Marlo, Darwin Ortiz Day-Dream Card odd-backed card to wallet
Inspired by The Olram File (Issue 9) 1
Edward Marlo Commercial Method odd-backed card to wallet, rough-smooth Mene-Tekel
Inspired by The Olram File (Issue 9) 3
Jon Racherbaumer, Eric Eicher Road-Runner Sevens "Fast/Faster/Fastest", three phases, last phase "Hull Version" (signed card type), Six & Seven pseudo duplicates
Inspired by Synergistic Sandwiches 8
Tony Cachadiña Card in the Purse (Prediction) folded card in purse shown in the beginning turns out to be signed selection
Lecture Notes 6
Ken Krenzel The Fabulous Jumping Card two handlings
The Collected Almanac (Issue ) xiv
Jon Racherbaumer The Future Ain't What it Used to be
Card Finesse II 235
Jon Racherbaumer, Peter Duffie Time-Warp Sandwich
Card Finesse II 239
James Swain Technicolor Mystery red backed selection vanishes from between four blue backed kings and revealed to be mystery card previously put in pocket
Don't Blink 107
Karl Fulves A Trap Cut sandwiched card in deck turns out to be later selection
Deceptive Practices 42
Karl Fulves By Proxy prediction card reversed on top of face-up deck turns out to be later selection
Deceptive Practices 68
Bob Gill The Race Is On odd-backed
Inspired by New Sorcerer (Vol. 1 No. 3) 15
Marty Martini The Postcard prediction card in envelope turns out to be selection
Also published here The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 45) 807
Gary Kurtz Hypothetical Possibilities ambitious card, signature vanishes and reappears, wallet, revised handling
Inspired by Prinzipien in der Praxis 7
Jerry Sadowitz Impossible Prediction reversed card turns out to be selection made later
The Marenzel Reverse 5
Marty Martini The Postcard prediction card in envelope turns out to be selection
Also published here Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 45
Muneo Yokoi Split Prediction signed on the back by magician, sealed in envelope. Freely selected card signed and placed in another envelope, signed on the back by spectator. Envelope opened to show the faces match, but that they are also halves of the same card.
Volum 5 Lecture Note 26
Alexander de Cova Ordered Surprise shuffled deck ends up in order, at the position of selection is the Joker reversed and signed selection is found folded and secured with cloth pin, brief explanation
Inspired by Seminarnotizen Steyr 1993 4
Karl Fulves Glass House card chosen and signed, odd-backed prediction in glass matches, then it also has signature
Verbatim (Issue 5) 46
Peter Duffie Jointly Does It odd-backed card signed on back by performer, another card signed on face by spectator, odd-backed then has this face
Inspired by Applications 11
Allan Ackerman, Roger Klause The 76 Sandwich
Las Vegas Kardma 112
Alex Elmsley A Problem with Duplicate Identities two cards are put on table, two selections are shown to be the same, then table cards are turned over and are unchanged
The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 166
Alex Elmsley Pocketpick visible card in breatpocket turns out to be later selection
The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 207
Billy McDonnell Tuned Fortune card put in box then two black queens change into red queens and card in case turns out to be selection
Inspired by The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 53) 971
Karl Fulves First Future card sandwiched in center with sandwich cards outjogged, top card shown and moved to bottom, when sandwiched card is pulled out it is this selection
Related to Rigmarole (Issue 8) 94
Darwin Ortiz The Phantom Card signed card at two positions at the same time
Cardshark 124
Darwin Ortiz The Psychotronic Card combo
Variations Cardshark 14
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate
Connotes 7
Simon Aronson This Side Up playing card with "Instructions" written on them becomes signed selection on one side
Inspired by
  • "Emergency Card" (Randy Wakeman, Randy Wakeman Presents)
Simply Simon 87
Ken Beale Set Off Trap "Three Impromptus"
sandwiched card on table, card chosen, sandwich cut in deck side-jogged, sandwiched card turns out to be later selection
Underworld (Issue 1) 10
Edward Marlo Reverso four Aces with three reversed cards between them on table, those turn out to be three later signed selections, two methods
  • Marlo's Added Notes on "Reverso"
M.I.N.T. — Volume II 126
Edward Marlo Reselection sandwiched card in deck turns out to be later selection
Variations M.I.N.T. — Volume II 136
Harold Cataquet No-Wallet Card to Pocket
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 8) 2682
Tom Daugherty Misdirection Segue
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 11) 2718
Paul Gordon Emergency Deam Card to pocket with color changing back
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 4) 2634
Joe Rindfleisch Signed Sandwich Special
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 8) 2680
Karl Fulves Jagged Edge prediction in case, selection made, it jumps out of deck halfway when riffled and is "torn off", second half is in case, with second "No Duplicate Method"
New Card Rises 27
Tom Stone Occhamman Card "signed card" with mark on isolated card
The Warpsmith Returns 39
Dominique Duvivier Past-Tense Prediction Card placed reversed in deck at the start of the trick turns out to be selected card all along, illogical
Magie Duvivier 125
James Swain The Airmail Card Triumph done with signed card, this card is then removed from wallet with different back design and stamp
Inspired by Miracles with Cards 1
Baltazar Fuentes The Hyper Space Card card in envelope turns out to be later signed selection, Elmsley-style, two methods
Inspired byRelated to Arempi 26
Peter Duffie Psychographicalisationalism unknown card between spectator's hands, signed card lost, two blank cards are also inserted between hands, unknown card is shown to be signed selection
Open Secrets 3
Richard Paddon Mystery Card To Pocket handling of Jennings' Mystery Card
Inspired by Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 2) 2755
Karl Fulves The Chosen unknown sandwiched card cut in new pack order deck, card selected, in its place appears a blank card with X and sandwiched card is selection
Variations The Vampire Chronicles 16
Karl Fulves I, Vampire blank sandwiched card becomes chosen card, sandwich in deck, impromptu handling of "The Chosen", two methods
Inspired by The Vampire Chronicles 74
Christoph Borer Die Traumfrau card with different colored back in wallet, turns out to be later signed selection
Inspired byAlso published here Seminar 1997 24
David Harkey, Eric Anderson Twins two cards stapled face-to-face on table, they turn out to be two later signed selections
  • Twinterior Design (handling variation)
Ah-ha! 25
David Harkey, Eric Anderson Bottom Feeder cased sandwiched card turns out to be later selection, featuring an strip-out addition type handling to add cards from deck to cards that are taken out of case
Ah-ha! 50
Stephen Clark Event Horizon "Impromptu Time Paradox"
sandwiched card turns out to be later selection, future trap
Related to The Fine Print (Issue 6) 132
Peter Duffie Spirits Between Your Palms
The Looking Glass (Issue 4) 149
Karl Fulves Red Snapper Ace through Seven of Spades put in frying pan, red-backed mystery card as well, then named card and put in from blue-backed deck, Ace through Seven removed again, only one card remains, it is now red-backed named card
The Fine Print (Issue 9) 282
Dave Campbell Fusion selection signed on face, odd-backed card signed on back by performer suddenly has the spectator's signed face
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here Five Times Five — Scotland 20
Peter Duffie, Roberto Giobbi Trapped in the Future an unknown prediction card proves to be one of two selections
Inspired by Card College — Volume 4 834
Karl Fulves Unsolved Disappearances two cards paper clipped face to face on deck, top half cut and turned over, spread and cards next to clipped cards remembered, they vanish and now are the clipped cards
Lost Vampire Secrets 145
Steve Bedwell CARDiac Emergency dream card plot, card with emergency sticker on back
Inspired by
  • "Emergency Card" (Randy Wakeman)
Thick Schtick! 18
Baltazar Fuentes Two Intuitions card spectator cuts to is predicted with three mates, another previously tabled card turns out to be later signed selection
Inspired by I'm Dancing 23
Jerry Mentzer Card to Card Case unknown card in case, card signed in deck, Kings added into card case, unknown card later turns out to be signed card
Card File Two 158
Steve Pressley, Aldo Colombini Same Time, Same Place card reversed in center turns out to be later selection
Standing Room Only 8
Karl Fulves Paradox No. 18, sandwiched card turns out to be later selection
Inspired byRelated to New Self-Working Card Tricks 29
Harry Lorayne Direct Collect three unknown cards between Aces turn out to be later selections
Inspired byAlso published here Personal Collection 269
David Regal Exhibit "A" red-backed card placed on table in beginning turns out to be later signed selection
Penumbra (Issue 3) 6
Jack Avis, Lewis Jones Can't be bad emergency card placed aside, Aces found instead of selection, emergency card turns out to be selection
Ahead of the Pack 108
Roberto Giobbi The Endless Loop finding a card before it is selected
Related toAlso published here Card College — Volume 5 1269
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Signature Peace card signed on back by spectator as prediction, turns out to be later selection which is signed on the face
Inspired by Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 105
Wesley James Ham and Ace Sandwich "beta", sandwiched prediction on top of deck, "kind of matches" selection a few times, then finally it is a selected card
Enchantments 428
Philip T. Goldstein Strung-Out card is selected and signed from a deck with hole drilled through it, deck threaded with a cord and selection removed under silk, duplicate
Applecture 9
Dave Campbell Fusion selection signed on face, odd-backed card signed on back by performer suddenly has the spectator's signed face
Also published here The Dave Campbell Legacy 37
Dave Campbell Direct Transfer selection signed on face, odd-backed card signed on back by performer suddenly has the spectator's signed face, red/blue double backer, partial roughing
Related to The Dave Campbell Legacy 341
Patrik Kuffs Under The Table card folded to stabilize shaky table, turns out to be later selection
Related to Seven By Patrik Kuffs 7
Patrik Kuffs Signed Card Under Table Leg card folded to stabilize shaky table, turns out to be later selection, signed version
Related to Seven By Patrik Kuffs 10
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Chroma Zone odd-backed card placed in half deck which is tabled, spectator signs face of a selection from other half, tabled half spread and odd-backed card removed, it is the signed one
Diamonds from Coal 32
William Duncan The MacGuffin script for Jennings's routine
Inspired by Tubthumping 18
Christoph Borer Die Traumfrau card with different colored back in wallet, turns out to be later signed selection
Inspired byAlso published here Compilation 52
Karl Fulves Mystery Card "An Unsolved Problem"
two sandwiches, one with mystery card, named card put in other sandwich, named card vanishes and mystery card is named card, posed as a problem
Variations Prolix (Issue 1) 21
Peter Gröning, Michael Powers Signed Sealed and Delivered unknown card signed on back, sandwiched with red Jacks and put in card case, another card is signed on face, cased card turns out to be signed on both sides later
  • Signed, Sealed and Delivered the Easy Way
Inspired by
  • Peter Gröning effect from TSD website
Power Plays 80
Jack Parker Trial Separation Two spectators selects a card each - realise they both somehow impossibly selected the same card, and Joker changes into selection.
52 Memories 95
Karl Fulves Sticker Shock "Unexplained"
tabled odd-backed card turns out to be later signed selection, certain conditions and a solution, posed as a problem
Prolix (Issue 3) 177
David Solomon Christian's Prediction three prediction cards put aside, they turn out to be three later selections
Inspired by
  • effect by Christian Erhart on TSD website
The Wisdom of Solomon 201
Edward Marlo Second Application Trapped Mexican switch
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Dec. 1983
Marlo on Erdnase 171
Jerry K. Hartman Deuces & Don'ts two sandwiches, one with mystery card, named card put in other sandwich, named card vanishes and mystery card is named card
Inspired by Prolix (Issue 5) 276
Steve Reynolds Unsigned Card Reworked handling of Hamman's Signed Card plot
Route 52 31
Tyler Wilson Inspected Gadget signed selection appears folded in envelope that's put out at beginning
Also published here Hello Columbus! 1
Tyler Wilson Inspector Gadget signed selection appears folded in envelope that's put out at beginning
Also published here Green Eggs & Cam 19
Daniel Garcia Time Line v2.0 Mystery Card plot, mystery card vanishes from box and indifferent card transforms into mystery card
Related to Limited 28
Stephen Clark Transpositive mystery card between Jokers in one half, card chosen from other half, sandwich travels to second half and sandwiched card is selection
Inspired by Prolix (Issue 6) 351
Unknown Moment's Notice two cards pocketed by performer, then two cards chosen and one of them signed, the pocketed cards turn out to be those cards
Prolix (Issue 6) 395
Tyler Wilson Inspected Gadget signed selection appears folded in envelope that's put out at beginning
Also published here Reinventing the Real 41
Tyler Wilson Schlorange unknown card is stuck to shirt, signed selection appears on deck, transforms into named four of a kind, shirt-card is signed card
Reinventing the Real 49
John Guastaferro, Jack Carpenter Mr. E. Takes a Stroll in-the-hands variation
Inspired by One Degree 25
Rich Aviles Middle Man card sticking out from deck turns out to be later selection by two spectators
Above the Fold 30
Oliver Meech Unfolded Prediction Folded blank card in pocket has written predictions on it, it is unfolded later to show it is the signed selection itself
Plot Twists 16
Karl Fulves Future Self cased card turns out to be later signed selection, half a Joker is cloned
Prolix (Issue 7) 433
Robert Byrne Any Named Card named card put face-down on table, another card in pocket, tabled card replaced in deck, pocketed card is now named card
Related to Prolix (Issue 7) 448
Román García El Enigma del Huevo y la Gallina red-backed card is unseen, signed and put it spectator, blue-backed card is signed and placed in the deck, card in pocket has both signatures
Nanomagias 25
Tom Stone Waiting for a Sign thoughts, followed by handlings
Inspired by Maelstrom 151
Tom Stone Sign of the Count "signed card" with mark on isolated card
Maelstrom 152
Tom Stone Crossed Sign "signed card" with mark on isolated card
Maelstrom 153
Tom Stone, Henrik Holmberg Time Operator I joker placed aside, selection transforms into joker with card identity written on it, isolated joker is selection, no signature
Maelstrom 154
Tom Stone Time Operator II joker placed aside, selection transforms into joker with card identity written on it, isolated joker is selection, no signature
Maelstrom 158
Tom Stone Signed Transformation
Maelstrom 161
Tom Stone Sign of the Boxer
Maelstrom 162
Tom Stone Occhamman Card "signed card" with mark on isolated card
Maelstrom 166
Tom Stone Occhamman Now! "signed card", isolated card marked with paper clip
Maelstrom 171
Tom Stone Wooden Sign "signed card" with isolated card stapled to piece of wood
Maelstrom 178
Tom Stone The Collective Blink byplay with joker that travels from table back into deck
Maelstrom 180
Tom Stone Hip Hip Hurray! using hinged/flap card box
Maelstrom 185
Denis Behr The Green Card folded odd-backed card turns out to be later signed selection
Inspired byVariations Handcrafted Card Magic — Volume 2 12
Helder Guimarães Cart Before the Horse
Ontology Project 27
Denis Behr, Alexander de Cova Die Grüne Karte folded odd-backed card turns out to be later signed selection
Inspired by Seminar-Leviten 5
Karl Fulves Intervention unknown card in case, signed card appears in sandwich, then sandwich cards put in case, unknown card there then is selection
Related to Prolix (Issue 10) 666
Harry Lorayne Double Uni(Re)Versal unknown card reversed in deck, turns out to be later selection
Inspired by JawDroppers! 93
Harry Lorayne Preferred One-Eyed Jack Sandwich sandwiched card turns out to be later selection
Inspired by JawDroppers! 236
Alexander Hansford Mystery Card Card is selected and signed, odd-backed card shown to be the same card with different signature, signature then changes into spectator's signature
Sprezzatura 22
Roberto Giobbi, Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Hofzinser's Triple Prediction three cards in handkerchief in spectator's hands, they turn out to be later signed selections, dropping double backers
Inspired by
  • "Die Drei Kräfte" (Hofzinsers Kartenkünste)
Related to
  • "Winter-Sommer" (Hofzinser's Zauberkünste)
Standup Card Magic 178
Ryan Schlutz Secret Sauce Switch sandwich switch without deck
  • Further Thoughts ("mystery card" routine outline)
  • Additional Tip (ambitious card finale)
Also published here False Anchors — Volume One 10
Bob Farmer The Magic Red Card of Mystery odd-backed card is put on deck and vanishes, turns out to be later signed selection in center of deck, red/blue double backer
The Bammo Gaffus Maximus 27
Michael Feldman Merely Impossible spectator hides card anywhere, apparent misunderstanding, another card turns out to be signed selection under impossible circumstances
Related to The Pages are Blank 23
Michael Feldman Impromptu Merely Impossible same but with Eight/Ten as duplicates, index is torn off
Related to The Pages are Blank 33
Ricky Smith The Runcible Card Trick accidentally torn card is put away and spectator selects it again from deck, then it turns out to be paperclipped card from beginning
Inspired by
  • "Torn & Restored Card" (Bill Woodfield, Michael Skinner's Professional Close-Up Magic)
  • "#*@!" (Jay Sankey, 1990)
Threeve 36
Harry Lorayne Direct Collect three unknown cards between Aces turn out to be later selections
Inspired byAlso published here JawDroppers! Two 188
Mike Pisciotta Jokers Thru Time signed card type effect with four Jokers and four-for-one transposition
Related to
  • "Time Traveler" (Ramon Rioboo)
Also published here
The Workshop — The Notes of Mike Pisciotta 10
Brother John Hamman The Future Card different switch handling
Inspired by A Hint of Hamman 43
Jason Ladanye Lucky Charms die, coin and odd-backed folded card in box, card chosen and signed, die and coin fail to find it but folded card turns out to be signed selection
Inspired by Game Changer 89
David Solomon A Great Effect four cards on table, chosen one changes into signed selection, using five Jokers
Inspired by
  • "The Affable Aces" (Jacob Daley, Genii, August 1941)
Solomon's Secrets 156
Ryan Murray Ultra Memoria three cards chosen from thirds that are shuffled together by performer, apparently memorized, numbers of first two named, third selection found to be previously cased card, using Triple Faro
  • Arranging the Set-up (from new deck order)
Curious Weaving 36
Mike Pisciotta Jokers Thru Time signed card type effect with four Jokers and four-for-one transposition
Also published here As Within, So Without 7
Tom Gagnon Mystery Card unknown card with paper clip set aside, card signed and lost, deck placed on clipped card, deck spread and gathered, card shown to be selection
Variations Gagnon Unfiltered 86
Tom Gagnon Mystery Card Revisited different handling
Inspired by Gagnon Unfiltered 89
Tom Gagnon Clipped Triple Prediction three cards with paper clip on them, turn out to be later selections
Gagnon Unfiltered 95
Helder Guimarães Unexplained Understandable "Preserving the Mystery"
unknown card in glass, three cards chosen, Joker transforms into each selection, all chose the Queen of hearts, it is shown as card in glass
Secret Language — Volume 1 334
Ryan Schlutz Secret Sauce Switch sandwich switch without deck
  • Further Thoughts ("mystery card" routine outline)
  • Additional Tip (ambitious card finale)
Also published here False Anchors 10