117 entries in Cards / Principles / Locator Cards / Short Cards / Short End
  
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
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
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 Forcing a Corner-Shorted Court Card
1938 Greater Magic 333
Unknown The Short Card discussing Types of Short Cards, Cutting a Short Card
1938 Greater Magic 364
Byron Churchill Decepto two faced cards are in deck, performer divines one of them
1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 47) 331
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
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
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
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 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 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
Dr. Stanley Jaks Letter Mystery card is divined with a set of letter cards
Also published here 1951 Who is this Dr. Jaks? 7
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
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
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
Edward Marlo Sure Throw #2 and #3 long and short card
1962 Estimation 75
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
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 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
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
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
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
Karroll Priest Sui Generis one card divination, deck is shuffled by spectator
1981 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 279) 1391
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
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
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
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
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
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
Related toVariations 1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 297
Unknown Slide Monte with short card
1997 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 8) 24
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
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
Steve Beam Mooning the Midnight Speller by spelling
Inspired by 2004 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 169
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
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
Steven Hamilton VIC (Vernon-inspired Countdown) card fairly chosen and replaced, later counted down to
Inspired by 2013 The Magic of Steven Hamilton 132
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
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