50 entries in Ball / "Small" Ball / Classic Routine (e.g. Pop-Up Move)
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Other very pretty tricks with Bals "Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket" precursor, one phase
1634 The Art of Legerdemain Discovered 16
Stanley Collins Transit Spheres four small balls travel from hand to hand
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 91) 567
Stanley Collins Marbles And Marvels marbles reappear in hand and turn to potatoes in the end
Related to 1945 My Best 199
John Scarne Classic Ball Routine
1946 Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 1) 9
Edward Marlo Three Ball Routine "same principles and ideas can be applied to sponges"
Related to 1951 Ed Marlo's Lecture Notes 9
John Scarne, Verne Chesbro, James G. Thompson Jr., Ben Dalgin Spheroid Skulduggery balls appear, split and change into small skull then into igger skull, two in the hand one in the pocket
1956 Top Secrets of Magic 57
Dai Vernon Three Ball Transposition classic effect with silk as table and pop-up-move
Variations 1957 The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 61
Dave Ossip, Irving M. Lewis Three Small Balls on handkerchief stretched between spectators
1957 26 Originals 13
Oscar Pladek A Modern Chinese Marvel "two in the hand, one in the pocket" routine, credit information on the plot, with pop-up move, five phases
Related to Apr. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 6) 611
Edward Marlo On the Roll-Up Move pop-up move information, see references
Related to Oct. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 12) 679
Oscar Pladek Reference Shelf - A Modern Chinese Marvel reply to Ed Marlo's letter on p. 679
Related to Dec. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 2) 695
Edward Marlo Reference Shelf - A Modern Chinese Marvel reply to Oscar Pladek
Related to Apr. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 6) 726
Herb Zarrow, John E. Mintz Reference Shelf - A Modern Chinese Marvel more credit claims
Related to July 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 9) 757
Amedeo Vacca Never Say Die! two in the hand one in the pocket
1974 Amedeo's Continental Magic 44
Frank Garcia Veil of Darkness with handkerchief
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 159
Stephen Minch Fly-Catcher plastic flies in amber-colored plastic, two in the hands and one in the pocket routine, plastic frog finale
1977 Creations of a Magical Madman 49
Jerry Mentzer Impromptu Three Ball Routine three paper balls
1977 Close-up Cavalcade Finale 103
Jim Cozzens Two in the Hand is Worth Three on the Table two in one hand and one in the other hand
1977 Innovative Magic No. 1 4
Dr. Jacob Daley Chromo-Spheres different colored balls, including variation by Frank Garcia
Variations 1978 The Real Secrets of the Three-Ball Routines 76
Frank Garcia Requirements basic props and moves for Thee Balls & Net Routines
1978 The Real Secrets of the Three-Ball Routines 10
Sam Leo Horowitz Horowitz' Secret Move move for routine
1978 The Real Secrets of the Three-Ball Routines 19
Frank Garcia The "Frank Garcia" Routine
1978 The Real Secrets of the Three-Ball Routines 22
Frank Garcia Practice makes Perfect on the pop-up move
1978 The Real Secrets of the Three-Ball Routines 21
Romaine The Perplexing Persian Pearls
  • The Production
    - The 'Split' To Two
    - The Table Transposition
    - The Pocket Transposition
    - The Split To Three
    - First Three Ball Transposition
    - Second Three Ball Transposition
    - Hiding Them In The Sand
    - Finding Them In The Sand
    - The Fourth Dimension
    - Plucking From The Air, The Stroke
    - Eyes And Ears
    - The Gambling Game
1978 The Real Secrets of the Three-Ball Routines 45
Lewis Ganson Coke Capers using Ravelle & Andree's "Coke Capers" props
1979 Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 29
Ken De Courcy A Routine for Coke Capers using Ravelle & Andree's "Coke Capers" props
1979 Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 29
Lewis Ganson The Extra Ball Principle in Practice
1979 Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 8
Lewis Ganson Other Routines using other props for "Two in the hands..." routines
  • Cigarettes
  • Matches
  • Coins
  • Dice
  • Miniature Models
  • Toys
1979 Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 32
Lewis Ganson The Climax foreign object as climax
1979 Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 11
Gerald Kosky How Many? dice routine
1979 Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 11
Lewis Ganson The Hand over Hand Move showing hands and balls while hiding extra ball
1979 Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 14
Unknown Sweet Trick sugar cubes appear, two in the hand... routine, jumbo sugar cube finale
1979 Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 17
Dai Vernon, Lewis Ganson Bells classic effect with silk as table and pop-up-move
Inspired by 1979 Two in the Hand and One in the Pocket 23
Andrew Galloway The Chinese Berry Trick three balls turn into lemon as climax
1984 The Best of Close-Up Magic 66
Sol Stone The Chaperone two in hand, one in pocket
Sep. 1986 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 9) 1249
John Carney The Thirteenth Victim bullets travel from hand to hand, presentation for marble trick
1991 Carneycopia 259
Harold Cataquet Roll-A-Ball/Squeegee Move using pop-up-move
May 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 5) 2647
John Luka Chromo Balls different colored balls, with color change beginning
Inspired by 1997 L.I.N.T. — Pocket Stuff for Close-Up Magicians 93
Milton Kort Kortospheres Three ball trick with different colored balls
Inspired by 1999 Kort 299
Milton Kort Improved Pop-Up Move Improved handling of the classic Pop-Up move for Three Ball Trick
1999 Kort 302
John Carney Three Ball Vanish
2002 The Book of Secrets 133
John Carney Off the Vine using grapes
2002 The Book of Secrets 248
Tom Stone Wooing Annette idea for blocking balls-and-net routine
2010 Vortex 115
Christian Scherer Die Kraft des Qi two in the hand one in the pocket with Baoding Balls, then a big ball appears just to vanish under a handkerchief
2014 Schlaglichter 60
Camilo Vázquez Balls to Egg Finish as finale for a "Balls in the Net" routine, any item in egg size is produced
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 158
Christian Scherer Einleitung on the origin of the routine
2018 Die Vierte Dimension 3
Christian Scherer Die Vierte Dimension portal presentation for three ball routine / balls and net, with two in the hands elements
2018 Die Vierte Dimension 4
Christian Scherer Der Pop up Move
2018 Die Vierte Dimension 4
Johnny Thompson Balls in the Net with credit information, Silent Mora, Ed Marlo, Oscar Pladek, David Roth
  • Phase I
  • Phase II: The Repeat
  • Phase III: Pocket to the Hand
  • Phase IV: Twice to Pocket
  • Phase V: The Three Ball Vanish
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 147
Edward Marlo The Two-Ball Pop-Up Move
Related to
  • Linking Ring, Vol. 37 No. 4
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 150