65 entries in Cards / Gaffed Cards & Decks / Cards / Gag Cards
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Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Delayed Bombshell message on card "So sorry. We all make mistakes. It's the next card."
Prepared Cards and Accessories 10
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue A Fantastic Spell spectator spells out blank card, nude card and other funny cards
Prepared Cards and Accessories 9
U. F. Grant Thirteen of Diamonds forcing Thirteen of Diamonds and Fourteen of Spades on two spectators and then making fun of them
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 1 & 2) 8
U. F. Grant Ten and Five of Diamonds gag with Fifteen of Diamonds
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 8) 10
U. F. Grant Another 15 Diamonds Gag gag with Fifteen of Diamonds, calculation
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 8) 10
U. F. Grant How Many Spots Five of Diamonds forced, Nine of Diamonds produced, then shown that four spots have been torn off
Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 9 & 10) 10
Don Alan A "Long" Card Trick gag, long card rises from cased deck, then miniature card appears, puns
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 28
Yellowstone Fourteen Effects with the Fourteen of Clubs
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1954) 7
Bobby Bernard Miko Prediction die to get a number, 3 1/2 card gag
Magic in Miniature 4
Karrell Fox It's a "Scorcher" lit match held under deck to expand selection, instead it comes out with edges burnt
Comedy a la Card 16
Karrell Fox It's Done with Mirrors mirror on card, "you selected a queen"
Comedy a la Card 19
Karrell Fox C-Thru Card window in card with clear plastic layer for word gag
Comedy a la Card 10
Karrell Fox Spotz Four of Hearts selected, Five of Hearts found but one Heart is cut out
Comedy a la Card 10
Karrell Fox Komical Cards: A "Marxed" Card picture of Groucho Marx on back of card for verbal gag, originally from New Phoenix
Related to Comedy a la Card 16
Karrell Fox The "Blushing" King King with a red face for gag
Comedy a la Card 16
Don Tanner Simple Matter of Addition Eight and Six of Spades change into Fourteen of Spades inside card box
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 57
Jack Yeager Crazy Cards pips on card are disordered
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1963-64) 31
Tom Batchelor The Number and Value of the Cards cards add up to fourteen, using the Fourteen of Spades card
Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68) 96
E. Leslie May One Over the Eight gag with 15 of Diamonds, spectator apparently drunk
HEX! 49
Henry Bihari, Jerry Mentzer Comedy Elevator Aces with three gag cards with messages/pictures on them, rattle bar, battery powered buzzer, four duplicate Aces, tiny screwdriver
Cards and Cases 47
Karrell Fox Almost, Complete Coverage gag in which the selection is the only card missing in 52-on-1 card/policy card
Clever.... Like a Fox 81
Unknown The 3½ of Clubs No. 56, ungaffed with Three of Clubs and half dollar
Related to Self-Working Card Tricks 86
Karl Fulves Dial A Deck Dept "gag" with phone dial on back design
Interlocutor (Issue 37) 146
Al Leech Crooked Card card changes to a crooked card
Al Leech's Legacy 38
Stephen Tucker Geiger Find selection is found by using other card as Geiger Counter, deck ends up blank and geiger card becomes "52 on 1" card
Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 6) 107
John Fells, Ramon Varela Three Into One Won't Go three Ace of Clubs shown, faces and backs change (using a three-on-one gag card), adapted from Ramon Varela (Misdirection magazine, 1964)
Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 1) 976
John Brown Eject card that looks like the cassette recorder, pressing buttons to change something in the deck, presentation for ambitious card, rising card and other
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #1 (Summer)) 15
Unknown Comedy Five of Clubs Seven of Clubs cut off so that only five pips show
Simple yet Effective Tricks with Cards 12
Stephen Tucker Mr. Universal thoughts on Universal Card plot, with printed gag cards (13 of spades, 3 1/2)
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 27) 515
Martin Lewis The Very Odd Card Various transformations with packet of cards, end with "odd" card with messed up pips
Inspired by Martin's Miracles 101
Karrell Fox, Mickey Ostaski A "Hare-Raising" Illusion male picture card chosen, when it is eventually found, it has grown a beard
For My Next Trick... 135
Paul Swinford Poker Spectacular poker deal with cyberdeck which is stacked with sorting rod, incorporates gag cards Fourteen and Fifteen of Spades
The Cyberdeck 17
Sid Lorraine An American Expression "Two Tricks"
blank card with credit card print
The Chronicles (Issue 34) 1398
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
The Breather 2 22
John Scarne, Karl Fulves Spell Purple spelling red, black, suits with packet, ending with "purple" written on a card, see also p. 47
VariationsAlso published here Rigmarole (Issue 2) 18
Ron Rennick Shades sun glasses put on table as prediction, card chosen by counting black cards in one pile and counting down in another pile, it is the King of Spades with stuck-on sun glasses
Rigmarole (Issue 3) 34
Karl Fulves Miko credit information on the 3,5 of Clubs trick
Related to Verbatim (Issue 5) 38
William P. Miesel Spell Green spelling red, black, suits with packet, ending with "green" written on a card as well as a rainbow car
Inspired by Verbatim (Issue 6) 58
Frederick Braue Scrambled Thoughtwaves spectator thinks of his selection, yet a blank card, then scrambled up card and then card with image of girl show up
Inspired by
  • Clayton Rawson plot
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 7
Frederick Braue Who, Me? blank card with message by murderer is found between aces in deck, story presentation
Inspired by The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 9
Unknown Fourteen of Spades
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 21
Unknown The Random Card character "Charlie Random" on blank card, is next to selection
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 21
Unknown Miko specially printed card that is not described in text
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 22
"Senator" Clark Crandall Pip Pip blank card instead of Four of Spades produced, four single Spade pips removed from pocket
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 23
Chester Morris Comedy Cards to Pocket Seven of Spades with bottom two pips cut off, Seven and Five of Spades forced for two-phase routine
The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 7) 4
Karl Fulves The Brooklyn Card Trick "tree of hearts"
The Vampire Papers 118
Unknown Ermintrude - The Mind-Reading Joker! Joker first says "I've no idea", then hold mini card of selection
Simon Says! 132
Shedoo Reve, Elrae Sekao Party Pooper gag, card with king sitting on toilet, royal flush, names are anagrams of Ed Voorhees and Earle Oakes
The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 64) 1279
Simon Lovell The World's Only Blue-Backed Double-Faced Card! gag
  • Bonus Magicians-Only Gag Number One
  • Bonus Magicians-Only Gag Number Two
Simon Says! 149
Doug Conn ESJoker odd-backed Joker pushed in deck, cards on either side divined and actually written in talk-bubble on Joker
Tricks of my Trade 15
Shaun Robison Ace-O-Rama! Aces produced, after twisting card appears within, repeat with 52-on-1 gag card, deck is now blank
Son of Simon Says! 95
Eric Mead 52 on 1 to One fifty-two on one gag, then named card is actually predicted
Also published here Reflexions 13
Steve Beam Counterweight multi-phase routine, ending with 51 on 1 card gag
Also published here Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 5 61
Joseph K. Schmidt Computer Virus Killer "A Novel Revelation of Two Thought Cards"
two spectators think cards from a five-card and six-card group, involving virus gag card
  • The History (credit information and references)
Inspired by
  • "Brain Twister" (Ben Braude, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Oct. 1946)
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 10) 429
Eric Mead Fifty-Two on One to One fifty-two on one gag, then all cards fall off except chosen one
Also published here Tangled Web 151
Karl Fulves Down Sizing "Unexplained"
52-on-One gag card, turned over and only black cards, turned over and only clubs, and so on until selection remains, posed as a problem
Prolix (Issue 4) 253
Steve Beam Counterweight multi-phase routine, ending with 51 on 1 card gag, Killer Count
Also published here Counter Attack 61
Peter McKinnon The Blackpool Prediction named card apparently travels into card case, only gag message found inside
  • WTF!?! (case shown empty in advance)
  • BottomFeeder
Related toVariations The Blackpool Prediction 7
Steven Hamilton, Vic Allen Blank Jaks card chosen and signed, four double-blank cards, on one appears a 52-on-1 card, the signed selection on another, whole deck blank-faced then
Inspired by The Magic of Steven Hamilton 102
Tomas Blomberg Torn Uncut Card Sheet uncut sheet which contains all the cards of the deck, magician rearranges the pieces of the sheet to make a previously selected card disappear from it, "52 on 1 Gag"
Inspired by Blomberg Laboratories 130
Steve Beam Longing for the Selected Card selected card apparently found in deck, it becomes longer as it is pulled out, handling for the long card created by Tom Sellers & Harold Beaumont
Inspired by
  • "Long Card Comedy" (Tom Sellers, The Magic Want Yearbook, 1948-49)
  • "Stretching a Card" (Harold Beaumont, Marketed effect, 1952)
Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 48
Steve Beam The Lower Forty-Eight four-Ace location, faces of the rest of the deck vanish and reappear on a 48-on-one single card
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 9 173
Steve Beam Er sieht nicht nur schick aus selected card vanishes and reappears printed on the Joker card, being held by the Joker
Also published here Card Magic To Go 8
Steve Beam More Than Just a Snappy Dresser selected card vanishes and reappears printed on the Joker card, being held by the Joker
  • The Chameleon
Also published here Tea Time With The Pasteboards 10
Steve Beam The Lower 48 four-Ace location, faces of the rest of the deck vanish and reappear on a 48-on-one single card
Also published here Tea Time With The Pasteboards 13