87 entries in Cards / Gaffed Cards & Decks / Cards / Holes or sections missing
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Unknown Der Kunstschütze No. 20, hole shot in Ace, gaff card with hole that can be pushed open
Der Kartenkünstler 24
Unknown Der Kunstschütze Eine Kartensoirée No. 3
card held by spectator is shot at, a hole appears in its middle
Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 2) 22
Eddie Clever Three in One Gaff
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 1) 2
U. F. Grant Effect No. 3 second deal demo, top card has corner missing
The Gambler's Expose Act 2
Unknown Read Them Off cover card with torn off corner to provide window
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 363
Unknown Missing Corner Second Deal whole corner is missing
Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 79
Dai Vernon Automatic Second Deal hole in card
Related to Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 305
Dai Vernon By Means of a Faked Card hole in top card
Greater Magic 210
Harlan Tarbell The Card and Stamp Mystery stamp is glued partially onto wrong card and put in deck, when pulled out it is now selection
Greater Magic 508
Eddie Clever Hallucination
Also published here My Best 128
Unknown The Princess Card Trick three gaffs (picture cards, holes cut out) and immediate repetition
The Fine Art of Magic 158
Bruce Elliott Joker spectator sees selection from other spectator on a joker, punched card
The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 167) 669
Unknown Missing Corner Second Deal
Magic Mine No. 1 20
Unknown Die Karten-Guillotine three cards with holes, center card penetrates finger through hole, partial rough-smooth
Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil II 24
Dai Vernon Vernon Automatic Second Deal hole in top card
Related to Early Vernon 28
Edward Marlo Card Flight card on tabled deck changes with coin on top, hole in card, tosheroon
Related toVariations The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 10) 49
Bob Driebeek, Frank Garcia Razzle Dazzle card under coin in deck chances, one method visible, using card with hole of half-dollar size (Tosheroon)
Million Dollar Card Secrets 40
Francis J. Baker Alpha Card Act
  • First Trick (spectator choses card from one deck, performer from another, they match)
  • Second Trick (spectator initials card on back, performer the Three of Hearts on face, but later the Nine of Hearts is initialed on face and on back)
  • Third Trick (two cards reversed in two decks match)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8) 629
Unknown Jumping Joker No. 61, Joker (with missing corner) jumps out when riffled, next to selection
Self-Working Card Tricks 92
Richard Himber Calculator Cards No. 62, selection is "six and three quarters cards" down in deck, it's correct with a card in which a quarter is torn out
Self-Working Card Tricks 94
Unknown Cannibal Climax cards with cut out centers
Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 10) 135
Bernard Bilis Rising in China Card appears face up under Chinese coin on deck (original idea for gimmick: Tosheroon by Bob Dreibeck, marketed by Harry Stanley.)
Inspired by Close Up, French Style 30
Paul Harris Pen-Ultimate* card clipped on pen is covered and then impaled on pen
Las Vegas Close-Up 1
Karl Fulves, Dai Vernon Automatic Second & Third Deal top card has hole
Related to The Topological False Count 2
Karl Fulves Four Card Catch catching two cards between 2 sandwich cards
Inspired by The Topological False Count 11
Karl Fulves Automatic Jacks two jacks placed on top, two hands dealt and performer receives jacks, repeat, using card with hole
The Topological False Count 3
Karl Fulves Contact 5-as-4 using card with hole
The Topological False Count 12
Karl Fulves The Contact Count using card with cut-out section in center of one side
The Topological False Count 5
Karl Fulves Contact 5-as-5 using card with hole
The Topological False Count 12
Karl Fulves One-Hand Second from Top Palm top card has corner missing
The Topological False Count 5
Karl Fulves Contact Double using card with hole
The Topological False Count 13
Karl Fulves The Faro Box Effect with card changing back color
The Topological False Count 7
Karl Fulves Contacting The Spirits top card on small packet floats up, using card with hole in center
Inspired byRelated to The Topological False Count 14
Karl Fulves Contact Colors 2&2, with card with cut-out section
The Topological False Count 7
Karl Fulves The Hole Card Routine small packet blackjack sequence, at one point spectator gets "hole card" with actual hole
  • The Cheat Phase
  • The Finish
  • You Want Footnotes?
The Topological False Count 15
Karl Fulves Scam On Rye two black card between two reds, after a count it is two reds between two blacks, using extra card with cut-out section
The Topological False Count 8
Dr. James William Elliott, Theodore Annemann Elliott-Annemann Automatic Second Deal with torn-off corner
Related to
  • Elliott's Last Legacy (1923)
The Topological False Count 2
Karl Fulves Contact Spread using a card with hole, rough-smooth substitute
The Topological False Count 10
Richard Kaufman, David Arthur, Ken Krenzel Ace Tunnel: Second Position combined with Hofzinser Ace Plot, all Aces pushed through deck, gaffed (card with corner missing
Cardworks 119
David Britland A 4th for Dinner selection placed between two jokers, teeth marks cut out, it vanishes and reappears
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 15) 283
Jerry Andrus, Derek Dingle Super Floating Card rubber ball and card with hole
Related to The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 120
Stephen Tucker Simplex four-card packet, a card (Four of Diamonds) changes back and one corner so it predicts the Three of Diamonds
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 16) 295
Karl Fulves Experimental Submarines different gaff idea
Related to Bob Ostin's New Submarine Card 35
Karl Fulves Non-Sight Location performer names several cards from shuffled deck, using a card with torn-off corner
Inspired by
  • "New Card Reading" (Charles Jordan)
After Jordan 5
David Britland Sea Shell coin turns into cut out circle of a card
Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 26) 510
Martin Gardner, Karl Fulves Hole Second Deal handling for the fake second deal with hole card on top, also third deal demo
The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 21) 205
Edward Marlo Holee Revelation coin is placed on each the four piles (Tosheroon)
Inspired by Special Effects 72
Karrell Fox "Two-Easy" Card Force automatic second deal with corner cut off
My Latest Book 47
Philip T. Goldstein Spectacle two holes appear in card a climax (image of glasses), red/blue double backer, optional twisting phase
A Phil Goldstein Collection 35
Michael Powers No Palm Corner in the Glass two handlings
Inspired by Top Secret Stuff 119
Jack Carpenter Lazy Man's Greek Deal bottom card has corner torn off
Modus Operandi 108
Bev Bergeron No Card Case Version card rises from center of deck, block with cut-out
Card File 60
Paul Gertner The Headache Trick aspirin tin put on table, card to case announced, instead the tin comes out of case and card is folded inside it
Steel and Silver 137
T. Page Wright Tip on Throwing Cards cutting out the center
Related toAlso published here
  • "The 'Holy' Pack"
Rigmarole (Issue 9) 100
Karl Fulves The "Holy" Pack credit information about holes in cards
Related to Verbatim (Issue 10) 129
Karl Fulves Mona Lisa No. 32, King of Spades changes into Queen of Hearts
Inspired by Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 58
Karl Fulves Missing Corner Glide corner missing for self-working glide
Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 61
David Acer Swiss Pack many holes appear in chosen card, then the deck has a big hole through it
Also published here Natural Selections 133
Tony Miller Poke Salad card with hole
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 7) 2670
Karl Fulves Silver Kiss card on pile moves up against spectator's hand, hole in cards
The Vampire Chronicles 36
Karl Fulves Necromancer three selections rise to the top one by one, last one into the case, packet with cut-out hole
The Vampire Chronicles 38
Karl Fulves Gold Rush coin travels from inside packet to card, packet with cut-out hole, with additional ideas
The Vampire Chronicles 40
Karl Fulves A. K. A. four Fives, one suit named, reflection of this Five changes to a queen when seen in mirror
The Vampire Papers 107
Simon Lovell Hyperpoke first finger penetrates deck of cards and stops at selection
Simon Says! 123
Karl Fulves Dr. Acula unknown sandwiched card, selection on deck, sandwich placed on top and deck cut, sandwiched card now is selection
The Vampire Chronicles 18
Bob Still Dr. Elliott's Second Deal two cards chosen behind back, performer names both, then both found when spectator calls stop during dealing, automatic second deal with corner missing
Related to The Fine Print (Issue 8) 240
Unknown Clubs - Spades Silhouette Transformation
Related to
  • The Sphinx, Sept. 1945
The Fine Print (Issue 10) 340
Ellis Stanyon "Pippin" No. 36, four changes in five, cut-out pip and black background
Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 150
Unknown Second Deal with Half-Moon Cut-Out
Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 83
Jerry Mentzer Signature Card Locator coin placed on top card of bottom half, face-up, other half on top and cut again, card changed, non-visual tosheroon
Card File Two 19
David Acer Mousehunt Selected card transposes with another card sandwiched between the Kings that has holes in it (like Swiss Cheese)
Inspired by
  • "Mouse Trap" (Aldo Colombini, What's Up Deck)
Also published here
Son of Simon Says! 89
Karl Fulves Bite Size vampire card travels next to selection which then has a hole (bite) and is odd-backed
Hofzinser Notebook 22
Bob King Celebrating the Fourth on the false deal with a hole cut out of one or two cards for pseudo third/fourth deals
New Magician Foolers 17
Juan Tamariz El Trébol y la Pica Three of Clubs turns into Three of Spades, two methods
La Magia Española del Siglo XX 159
Bob King Poker4 cards dealt and spectators can switch cards, two cards with holes
New Magician Foolers 17
Bob King Assembly4 three phases, two cards with holes
New Magician Foolers 18
Jay Sankey, David Acer Misguided Angels angel on the back of Bicycle card rotates 180 degrees
Variations Random Acts of Magic 105
David Acer MouseHunt selected card transposes with another card sandwiched between the Kings that has holes in it (like Swiss Cheese)
Also published here Random Acts of Magic 150
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Quarterback two selections, one pops out of deck, one quarter is missing, it is found glued to second selection
Inspired by Diamonds from Coal 29
Jack Avis Ideas for Forcing glide with force card that has a cut-out
Rara Avis 162
Karl Fulves Blankety Blank "Color Erase"
card with open cut-outs, put on deck, it becomes blank, then it changes into named Two value
Xtra Credit (Issue 3) 12
David Acer, Jay Sankey Misguided Angels 2.0 angel on the back of Bicycle card rotates 180 degrees
Inspired by More Power to You 69
Unknown, Karl Fulves Hole Card Rise deck with hole though center, a card rises
  • KF Note (plug falls out of deck as intro)
Prolix (Issue 9) 606
David Acer Swiss Pack many holes appear in chosen card, then the deck has a big hole through it
Also published here More Power to You 79
Steven Hamilton The Getaway flap gaff, card vanishes from between Jokes with holes and reappears anywhere
Inspired by The Magic of Steven Hamilton 82
Vanni Bossi The Secluded Card Rise deck in clear plastic bag, selection rises, optional use of metal crank attached to suction cup
The Aretalogy of Vanni Bossi 97
Denis Behr Haunted Herbert haunted deck into three directions, ends relatively clean
  • Tabled Handling
  • In-the-Hands Handling
Inspired by
  • "The Haunted Pack" (Edward Victor, Further Magic of the Hands, 1946)
Related to
Handcrafted Card Magic — Volume 3 74