71 entries in ABC Cards / Miscellaneous
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Louis Lam Spelling Made Easy "What's In A Name?", with alphabet cards to produce spectator's name
Related to 1935 Would You Believe It? 9
Louis Lam When Were You Born? weirdly selected word is disclosed with alphabet cards
1935 Would You Believe It? 18
Edward Bagshawe Magic Letters tumbler of alphabet letters, ribbon is vanished and reproduced from within tumbler, letters are stuck to ribbon that spell out thought-of word
1936 ca. Twenty Magical Novelties 53
John Goodrum Spello alphabet cards put in cone with ribbon arrange themselves into name of selected magazine
1937 You'd be Surprised 61
Unknown Method No. 8. The Joker Rising Card Trick ABC cards rise that spell out JOKER
1938 Greater Magic 386
Unknown Method No. 9. The Celebrity Rising Card Trick ABC cards rise that spell out a chosen celebrity
1938 Greater Magic 386
H. C. Mole Mixed Mystery letter cards chosen, word selected from newspaper with number addition, letter cards arrange magically in chosen word
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 112) 665
Tom Sellers The Mystic Imp packet with word cards, spectator shifts cards corresponding to number of letters, word divined
1943 Magical Mixture 31
Hans "Severus" Ernst Bimbo1 ABC deck is shuffled and 9 cards written on grid, grid torn in halves and spectators try to form name of playing card, card matches with card in poker dice
1944 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 6 No. 2) 6
James W. Graves My Favorite Routine with Otto the Duck duck spells chosen color with ABC cards
1946 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1946) 7
Fred Fletcher Lexicon-Found alphabet cards, selected cards form a name
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 178) 712
Eddie Clever Classified newspaper add test, using ABC cards
1951 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 15
Dr. Stanley Jaks Letter Mystery card is divined with a set of letter cards
Also published here 1951 Who is this Dr. Jaks? 7
Don Alan Christine (?), The Sneaky Deck card duck with alphabet cards, producing a message
1956 Pretty Sneaky 22
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
E. Leslie May Thoughts From Thin Air alphabet cards produced from air that spell out chosen word
1969 HEX! 52
Glenn G. Gravatt Word Matching letters match to form word
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 176
Larry West Black and Blue weird packet trick with letters
1972 Card Cavalcade 66
Jules Lenier That's the Word! ABC cards selected and word formed, word is found in selected book on chosen page
1972 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 43) 213
Jerry Mentzer Numbers Game several numbers are written next to letters of the alphabet, one letter is selected with ABC cards and performer divines number
1972 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 65) 323
Arthur Hill Numbers Up deck of number cards, design duplication on two cards, mirror in lap
Mar. 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 5) 872
Philip T. Goldstein Alphabet Stebbins Stebbins with ABC cards
Related to 1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 189) 942
Philip T. Goldstein Count Stebbins calculating letters and positions for the Alphabet Stebbins
Related to 1977 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 191) 953
Harry Lorayne Alpa-Beta-Cent Alpha-Beta-Cent, alphabet cards show name of selection when spread out, two methods
Jan. 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 1) 151
Arthur Setterington Whodunit? detective trick, cards reveal murder, motive and weapon
May 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 9) 568
Larry Becker Improved Haunted House story trick, five letter cards, different words with different letters are spelled
1978 World of Super Mentalism 69
Karrell Fox "Ducky" Intro using card duck to introduce next performers with alphabet cards
1979 Another Book 224
L. De Bevere Mnemodexterity routine with ABC cards or twenty-six design cards
  • missing card named
  • sequence of cards held by three spectators recited
  • position of any card named
  • deck cut at any letter called for
  • spelling to letters
Related to
  • "Pseudo Memory Act" (Tom Rigby, Magigram, Vol. 10 No. 3)
  • "Any card called for" (Louis Histed, The Magic of Louis S. Histed, 1947, p. 35)
1979 Mnemodexterity 1
Steve Beam Red Letter Day gag with ABC card, impression
1980 Diary of a Deranged Deck 6
Howard A. Adams Alpha 3 ten words written on cards, three are selected and divined by performing, removing the correct ABC cards to spell the words, anagram words
1980 OICUFESP (Issue 6 - the GHOST of esp card & mental miracles) 4
Ken Brooke Edward Victor's E-Y-E Trick letter cards
Also published here 1980 Ken Brooke's Magic — The Unique Years 150
Thomas Alan Waters Alexicon name of named dead person appears on card, four ABC cards, spelling "DEAD"
Inspired by
  • Alex Elmsley's "What Card?"
1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 260
Thomas Alan Waters Hallowgram name of dead celebrity appears on one of four ABC cards, one side of the cards spells "DEAD" the other "NAME"
Inspired by
  • Alex Elmsley's "What Card?"
1982 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Grymwyr) 263
David (Foote) Drake Out of this Alphabet abc card variation, first red black separation then also consonants and vowels
1982 Fork Full of Appetizers 64
Thomas Alan Waters Psychographitti four routines where writings or pictures appear on alphabet cards
  • Cardworm
  • Meow
  • Velleda Baby
  • Blast-Off
Inspired by 1983 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Psychl) 507
Philip T. Goldstein Alphabetween alphabet card, initials of spectator are found via Business Card Prophecy Move
1984 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 20) 187
Stephen Tucker Literally Spelling The Aces four cards instead of Aces, the cards are from an ABC deck and the four cards spell A-C-E-S
Oct. 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 8) 1264
Allan Slaight Last Word Lexicon lexicon deck spelling trick
Nov. 1985 Epoptica (Issue 7) 432
Thomas Alan Waters Spywave word and alphabet cards, word is selected and fitting letters reverse in alphabet deck
Inspired by 1985 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue Mystyx) 694
Ken Brooke Errare Humanum Est! letter cards, E-Y-E
  • Der Büroklammer-Klimax
Also published here Oct. 1990 Intermagic (Vol. 15 No. 4&5) 155
Dan Harlan Hot Spell the word "Magic" is produced with ABC cards, randomness in handling
Variations 1991 The Minotaur (Vol. 3 No. 4) 11
Alexander de Cova 3. Der Buchtest using alphabet cards
1992 Ein Profi packt aus... 88
Michael Close Take a Letter signed alphabet card is found in paper bag by shooting a pin in it
1993 Workers Number 3 58
Philip T. Goldstein, Peter Duffie Flex alphabet cards are mixed and distributed, one person only can form a word which is predicted
Inspired by
  • "The Official Card Catcher" (Peter Duffie, Imagine)
Related to
1994 Thabbatical 30
Philip T. Goldstein Cheap Flex four-spectator adaption
Inspired by 1994 Thabbatical 33
Rudolf Braunmüller Was ist Zauberei? wild card routine with ABC cards that spell out a message
1996 Intermagic (Vol. 20 No. 1) 14
Philip T. Goldstein A Capital Idea words on cards, coincidence effect
Jan. 1997 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 1) 2746
Sam Schwartz Plus Ultra 4x4 layout with alphabet cards, row chosen and letters arrange to build a word, this item matches a selection from a deck with pictures
Inspired by
  • "Ultra Combination" (Pavel)
1997 The Fine Print (Issue 5) 107
Dave Campbell B.I.N.G.O. five bingo cards shown on both sides, one side transforms in letter cards that spell "BINGO"
Inspired byAlso published here 1998 Five Times Five — Scotland 27
Peter Duffie Handy packet tricks with five alphabet cards, spelling HAND and a hand one one card, Sands Prime Number Principle
1998 Covert Concepts 11
David Regal Letter Perfect Spectator mixes stack of alphabet cards face up/down, the face down cards spell his/her name
1999 Close-Up & Personal 88
Andreas Affeldt "My Name Is...?" spectator shuffles deck, when spread face up it's blank deck with some ABC cards which spell performer's name correctly
2000 Concertos for Pasteboard 1
David Luenberger Birthday Spell letter cards used to spell names, name of birthday girl shows up, Ramasee principle
Inspired by 2000 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 2) 42
Chan Canasta Alphabet Cards forcing ABC cards
2000 Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 90
Chan Canasta What's in the Box? ABC cards are selected and a word is formed, object found in a box
2000 Chan Canasta — A Remarkable Man 104
Don Alan Worm's Turn worm in basket finds chosen ABC card, snake in a basket
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 125
Philip T. Goldstein Word Row forcing a word with alphabet cards
2002 Redivider 23
Sam Schwartz The Magician ten red-blue double backers are openly shown, then one side changes to letter cards spelling MAGICIAN
2002 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 252
Steve Beam Alpha Male humorous divination of selected letter, with ABC cards
Inspired by 2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 205
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Magic Cards all backs, letter cards that spell MAGIC produced, deck changes into an ABC deck
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 69
Dave Campbell Bingo five bingo cards shown on both sides, one side transforms in letter cards that spell "BINGO"
Also published here 2004 The Dave Campbell Legacy 191
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Chao Theory red-black separation with letter cards, using TAPGAC
2004 Diamonds from Coal 122
Robert E. Neale I Bless Bile Cards with numbers on them used to spell various words when turned upside down, then flipped over to reveal a skull picture
Inspired by 2008 This Is Not a Book 87
Trevor Lewis A Good Deal four cards with letters, words are formed matching story
2009 Routines Matter 23
Nick Trost 4-Gone Conclusion four Kings and four prediction cards with letters, King chosen, it is written on each prediction card, then King travels to prediction packet which now spells GONE
2009 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 2 527
Peter Duffie On the Level? cards with letters spell 'level' then transform into 'slope'
2009 The Sticky Blue Book 13
Steve Beam Reordered alphabet card spell word despite mixing
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 267
Tom Stone, Stewart James, Max Maven Synonymax cards with pictures and words, selections are divined, inspired by Stewart James' "Book of the Dead" & Max Maven's "Soloflex"
Inspired by 2011 Maelstrom 229
Stewart James Alpha Betting Ten Card Poker Deal principle with alphabet cards, performer can always spell a word before spectator
Also published here
  • "Alpha Betting" (Stewart James in Print, 1989)
2015 The Bammo Ten Card Deal Dossier 271
Roberto Giobbi Obedient Alphabet suggestions for ABC deck
2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue July 31) 219
Chris Rawlins Variant Five after some shuffling of alphabet cards, the spectator's name is revealed
Inspired by 2020 Un-Luck 29