230 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Growing & Shrinking
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown The Diminishing and Dissolving Cards two versions
1889 Tricks with Cards 148
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin The Cards passing up the Sleeve, and the Diminishing and Increasing Cards "dexterous card-palming supple­mented by unflinching audacity", diminishing cards as fake explanation
1890 More Magic 57
Unknown Mechanical Diminishing Cards described in addition to sleight-of-hand method
1890 More Magic 64
Unknown Meine große Kartenvoltige Eine Kartensoirée No. 8
card fountain at stand, selection appears at the end, card is transformed into a card half its size
Nov. 1895 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 3) 43
L'Homme Masqué Die Karten als Liliputaner No. 8
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 96
L'Homme Masqué, Carl Willmann Das Verkleinerungs-Kartenspiel gaff set
Dec. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 12) 184
Unknown Verkleinerungskarte single card shrinks and vanishes
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 139
Unknown Die Riesenkarte card triples in size
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 143
Unknown Die Verwandlungs- und Verkleinerungskarte Queen changes in a Jack, shrinks to half its size and vanishes
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 151
Unknown Die Kartencigarre card vanishes in the hands, miniature card reappears at end of cigar, it then grows to normal size
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 184
Bartholomäus Gebert, Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Ein kleiner Fastnachtscherz oder das Auferstehen einer verbrannten Karte card removed, rest of deck put on glass and covered with handkerchief, card burnt and shot onto glass, card is now upright in glass, it is removed and shrinks and vanishes
Jan. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 5) 69
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Das Verkleinerungsspiel three methods, second one by Conradi
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 153
Unknown Das Verkleinerungs-Kartenspiel
May 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 9) 131
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Das Verkleinerungsspiel "Original-Ausführung von F. W. Conradi"
June 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 10) 145
Carl Braun Diminishing Cards
June 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 10) 148
Carl Willmann Briefkasten answering letters, on diminishing card effect, anonymous letteres
Feb. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 2) 32
Hugo Kramer Das Verkleinerungs-Kartenspiel
Apr. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 4) 55
Unknown The Latest Diminishing Card gaffed
1897 New Era Card Tricks 226
Unknown The Changing and Diminishing Card card changes, shrinks, then disappears
1897 New Era Card Tricks 229
Unknown The Changing and Enlarging Card
Related to 1897 New Era Card Tricks 230
Unknown The Diminishing Card gaffed
Related to 1897 New Era Card Tricks 225
Unknown The Diminishing Cards gaffed, four methods
1897 New Era Card Tricks 270
Carl Willmann Die Vergrößerung und Verkleinerung eines Kartenspieles ungaffed à la Robert-Houdin
Feb. 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 2) 19
Charles Bertram The Diminishing Cards gaffed set
1902 The Modern Conjurer 92
Charles Bertram The Diminishing Cards
1904 Modern Card Manipulation 66
Unknown The Expanding and Diminishing Cards in several stages, vanish finale
1935 Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 118
Laurie Ireland It Changes, It Shrinks, It Vanishes random card changes into selection, card then shrinks and grows
1938 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1938) 1
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Diminishing Cards fans
1938 Greater Magic 12
Audley Walsh The Assorted Cards elaborate diminishing cards routine
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 90) 563
Unknown The Diminishing Cards - Sleight of Hand Method
1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 48
Charlie Miller The Diminishing Cards - Mechanical Method
1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 52
Paul LePaul Diminishing Card Finesse with deck vanish finale
1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 51
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue Spuds cards to arm pit, selection shrinks and vanishes, miniature card appears in chosen potato
1942 Prepared Cards and Accessories 16
Unknown Shrinking Gaff card shrinks to miniature card, see footnote
1942 Prepared Cards and Accessories 17
Al Baker Climax shrinking card as climax for last card in Cards To Pocket
1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 54) 221
Phil J. Flad, Jr. A Diminishing Card one card shrinks, back palm handling
Aug. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 3) 64
Billy McComb Assorted Gaglets of the William Brand gags with, thimbles, a mouse trap, a spring snake, with ropes, hair, light bulbs, coffee beans, diminishing cards, cracking a spectator's arm, dead rat
Variations 1947 The First Book of William 37
Unknown Enlarging and Diminishing Cards classic fan technique
Related to 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 276
Lewis Ganson Diminishing and Expanding Cards in stages
Inspired by
  • Ganson's routine in "Expert Manipulation of Playing Cards"
1956 Unconventional Magic 41
Dai Vernon Jumbo Surprise a Card becomes a Jumbo Card when turned over on the table
Variations 1959 Inner Secrets of Card Magic 38
Walter Rollins The Time Machine time machine themed routine
  • small deck changes into large one (Micro Macro)
  • red and blacks separate
  • burnt matches
  • torn and restored bills
1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 37
Karrell Fox, George Jason Jason's Favorite big and small valued cards are found as jumbo and miniature cards from deck in pocket
Related to 1960 Comedy a la Card 24
Karl Fulves Big Deal gag, spectator cannot square his selection in the deck because it's larger than the other cards
1971 The Book of Numbers 38
Karl Fulves It Stretches card is shown to be extra long, spectator can push it through deck, using wax gimmick
Related toVariations 1971 The Book of Numbers 30
Karl Fulves It Stretches tip
Inspired by 1971 The Book of Numbers — Supplementary Notes 15
Peter Kane The Incredible Shrinking Card Case
Also published here 1971 Another Card Session with Peter Kane 1
Brother John Hamman Deck in Parvo case shrinks, for credits for gaff see page 50
1972 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 5) 35
Edward G. Brown The Diminishing Cards
1973 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 99
Roy Walton The Witch-Doctors card shrinks between four Kings
Related toVariations 1974 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 1) 3
Jerry Mentzer Inflation Cards small playtime cards grow to normal sized cards
1975 Cards and Cases 37
Bob Driebeek Bob Driebeek On The 'Witchdoctors' with a pocket card for the small cards, second idea with magnet cards
Related to 1975 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 6) 66
Barry Govan Match Card card vanishes and miniature cards appears in matchbook held by a spectator
1975 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 1) 152
Karl Fulves, Slydini Wee Three sandwich put in case, shaken, sandwiched card shrinks, two methods (second 90% Slydini's)
1975 Methods with Cards — Part 3 185
Charles Waller Shrinking Card one of three cards shrinks
Mar. 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 5) 876
Roy Walton Stretching a Point
Inspired by
  • Peter Kane's "Elongated Lady"
1975 Some Late Extra Card Tricks 10
Peter Kane The Incredible Shrinking Card Case
Also published here 1975 Cards and Cases 31
Patrick Cook, Wesley James Micro - Macro Handling
Related to 1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 5) 63
Nick Trost Expanding Cards Fan of mini cards grow into large cards
Also published here 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 29
Alan Shaxon Professional Cards to Pocket five cards travel to pocket, then they shrink and appear as jumbo cards in the pocket
Also published here 1976 Practical Sorcery 10
Rick Johnsson As Small As This? card shrinks and vanishes, tabled
1976 Practical Impossibilities 16
Jon Racherbaumer, Gene Castillon, Marvin Johnson The Lady Stretches including:
  • Handling Notes
  • Alternate Handling to Show the Backs at Step 2
  • The Marvin Johnson Variation
  • The Portable Fake Version (Racherbaumer)
1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 1) 5
Philip T. Goldstein Shrink Wrap one of the kings shrink
1977 Scattershot 11
Karl Fulves Prepare To Die chosen card shrinks in deck, devil's pack presentation
1977 Impromptu Holdouts 45
Stephen Minch Anthropophagic Jacks Jack put on card, card becomes blank with bone picture, more cards become blank between two Jacks, rubber-banded Three become miniature card, card with fly picture vanishes, Jacks transform in flap card case, partial rough-smooth
1977 Creations of a Magical Madman 11
Ron Wilson A Routine for Micro-Macro seated
Also published here 1978 Lecture Notes 12
Philip T. Goldstein Expansion behind a giant fan, a card changes and becomes a jumbo card
1978 The Phil Goldstein Convention Lecture 2
Frank Garcia, Father Cyprian Additional Uses for the "Hole" 1. changing four Kings to Aces
2. card transforms underneath sponge hole
3. card shrinks underneath sponge hole
1978 New Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 11) 16
Bob Farmer, Bill Simon Twisting, Turning, Extending and Otherwise Molesting the Aces card is stretched, then one by one reverses
1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 9) 572
Richard Kaufman "It Shrinks!" card shrinks multiple times ala diminishing cards, gaffed
1979 CardMagic 155
Richard Kaufman Travel four cards at once without deck, diminishing cards as pseudo explanation
Inspired by 1979 CardMagic 161
Karl Fulves Impromptwo poker size card placed in bridge size deck vanishes or shrinks to bridge size
1979 Shape Changers 9
Karl Fulves An Expansion Sandwich two poker size cards sandwich a bridge size card which expands to poker size
1979 Shape Changers 10
Karl Fulves Expansion of Matter bridge card sandwiched between poker size cards expands
  • Brutus Method
  • Sit-Down Approach
  • Sneak Attack
1979 Shape Changers 13
Marc DeSouza Let's Fake a Deal Aces cut to, five hands dealt and dealer receives Royal Flush, repeat with four hands, then everyone gets a good hand, then a hand changes back color, shrinks to smaller cards, and get blank
Inspired by
  • "I Cheat At Poker" (T.G. Murphy, manuscript)
1979 Let's Fake a Deal 1
Karl Fulves Drink This
Inspired by 1979 Shape Changers 19
Karl Fulves Stretch Ref
1979 Shape Changers 44
Edward Marlo Cased Switches - 3rd Approach: The Diminishing Or Enlarging Card Case see also page 10 of 21st Century Card Magic
1979 Marlo's Magazine Volume 3 283
Karrell Fox The Di-Minish Finish addition for ungaffed version
1979 Another Book 105
Al Leech Major Surgery one card shrinks
1980 Al Leech's Legacy 11
Al Leech, Martin Gardner A Typographical Error variation on "Major Surgery", changing back kicker
1980 Al Leech's Legacy 18
Al Leech Too Small strategy to add a small card to the deck
1980 Al Leech's Legacy 30
Gene Maze Wldness of the Wildest Kind blank then, small cards
1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 74
Paul Harris The Uncut Version two half cards are put on deck where they visually grow and penetrate each other
Related toVariations 1980 Close-up Fantasies — Book II 45
Paul Harris The Uncut Version of The Uncut Version two half cards are put on deck where they visually grow and penetrate each other
Related to 1980 Close-up Fantasies - Book II 57
Steve Skomp The Shrinking Deck credit correction on page 612, additional credit and sources to Sheldon Waldman and Walt Rollins
Related to Sep. 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 9) 529
Edward Marlo Fourth Effect miniature deck becomes normal deck
1981 21st Century Card Magic 6
Edward Marlo Fifth Effect enlarging miniature deck which reappears in its small case
1981 21st Century Card Magic 7
Paul Harris Torn and Restored Deck using Hamman's "Micro Macro" method
Also published here 1981 Close-up Fantasies Finalé 169
Ron Frost "That's Small" miniature card gag
July 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 7) 514
Karl Fulves Baby Face
  • Poker Problem #8
five indifferent cards change into miniature Royal Flush, or jumbo size poker hand, no method
1981 Octet 75
Stephen Tucker Half & Half half of selection ends in pocket, then it is restored again
Inspired by 1981 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 4) 55
Paul Harris The Incredible Shrinking Hand hand shrinks when trying to palm card (actually card is stretched), palmed card switched for two previous selections from deck
1981 Close-up Fantasies Finalé 61
Edward Marlo First Effect deck removed from case, case shrinks, miniature deck removed
1981 21st Century Card Magic 1
Dr. James Nuzzo Do it for Ozzie shrinking card case, lapping, using "Open Side Card Case"
1981 21st Century Card Magic 2
Edward Marlo Second Method shrinking card case
1981 21st Century Card Magic 4
Edward Marlo Third Effect two decks removed from card case, then case shrinks and miniature deck is removed
1981 21st Century Card Magic 4
Edward Marlo Why Didn't I Think Of That shrinking deck
1982 Card Finesse 84
Mike Caveney Flying Deuces boomerang card transforms into jumbo card
1982 Ideas 17
Phillip Young Instant Location torn and taped card changes into torn and taped jumbo card of same value
1982 Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 19
Don England Two Impromptu "Stretches"
Variations Dec. 1982 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 12) 713
Ken Krenzel, Richard Kaufman, Derek Dingle Plastic Man gaffed
Variations 1982 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1 No. Winter Extra) 36
Bob King Shrinker see page 111 for additional tip
1983 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1 No. 7) 57
Jon Racherbaumer Small Fry
1983 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1 No. Summer Extra) 102
Michael Powers Mike's Dwarf
Related toVariations 1983 A Close-Up Kinda Guy 37
Paul Harris Shrunken Twilight using mirror
Variations 1983 A Close-Up Kinda Guy 87
Paul Harris Extra Special Close-Up Kinda Guy Bonus Effect combination of "Shrunken Twilight" and "Mike's Dwarf"
Inspired by 1983 A Close-Up Kinda Guy 88
John Kennedy Shrinking Cards card case shrinks, then deck, then deck normal again, visual growing last card
1983 Lecture III 18
Lawrence Frame Compression last ace shrinks in spectator's hands
Related to 1983 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 10) 1124
Paul Harris, Doug Bennett Bizarre Shrink card visibly shrinks while held in spectator's hand
Variations 1983 A Close-Up Kinda Guy 115
Stephen Tucker Bad Backs cards turn blank and are found folded in miniature card case, duplicates
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 26) 507
Stephen Tucker Double Dutch card vanishes between jokers and appears face-up in deck, then card travels to case and turns into a jumbo card
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 27) 520
Michael Powers The amBIGuous Card card chosen, miniature selection jumps out of deck, grows and shrinks again
Inspired byAlso published here 1983 Powerful Magic 7
Paul Harris Bizarre Stretch
1983 A Close-Up Kinda Guy 109
Stephen Tucker Card Olympics reverse of cards and card is stretched, packet trick
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 30) 577
Michael Powers The Convertible Case miniature card case grows into normal case, deck put inside
1983 Powerful Magic 74
"Magic" Christian Stelzel Diminishing Cards cards are changed into bill at the end
1983 Lecture Magic 14
Ben Harris Topological Connection Climax done with miniature card frames which are streched into normal sized card frames as climax
Oct. 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 10) 973
Steven Hamilton Going, Going ... Gone! cards shrink
Also published here 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 8) 1260
Jay Sankey, Paul Harris "10" Ace, Two, Three and Four are squeezed together into jumbo Ten spot, blendo
VariationsAlso published here 1984 Close-up Seductions 79
Steve Beam The Shrink humorous patter for diminishing cards
Inspired byRelated to 1984 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 4) 63
Richard Kaufman Vacilation card becomes miniature card and normal again several times while it is flicked
Variations 1985 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 4 43
Mike Bornstein Miniature Mindreading Miracle though of card, wrong card changes into miniature brainwave deck
May 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 5) 1060
Jerry K. Hartman Mini Ha Ha card shrinks to miniature card
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 162
Ben Harris Topological Connection Climax after linking effect with cards from mini deck the frames grow to normal sized cards
1985 Out Of His Mind! 69
Jerry K. Hartman Apocalypse Variations or Additions
Inspired by Mar. 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 3) 1043
Philip T. Goldstein Rackjobber
1985 FISM Madrid 1985 4
Edward Victor Diminishing Card Trick with confetti finale
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 21
Ben Harris Frink instant shrinking fan, ungaffed
1985 Out Of His Mind! 126
Don England Telescopic Alice Card visibly shrinks and returns to original size
1985/93 Don England's Gaffed to the Hilt! 60
Don England Long and Lean Card is streched
1985/93 Don England's Gaffed to the Hilt! 29
Jon Racherbaumer, Richard Kaufman Plastic Lady I Card is streched sideways
Related to 1985/93 Don England's Gaffed to the Hilt! 43
Don England Plastic Lady II Card is streched both ways
Variations 1985/93 Don England's Gaffed to the Hilt! 49
Lawrence Frame Compression Twisting the Aces, last Ace shrinks
Related to 1986 Close-up Framework 7
Steve Beam, Phillip Young The Shrink II patter and routine, gaffed
Related to 1986 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 15) 253
David Regal Small Thinker shrinking deck
1987 Star Quality — The Magic of David Regal 102
Ron Wilson Miracle Micro-Macro seated, see also Don Alan for credits
Related toAlso published here 1987 The Uncanny Scot, Ron Wilson 50
Mike Bornstein Enlarger normal card comes out of box and becomes giant card when fully removed
Oct. 1987 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10) 1408
Steve Beam Big Deal card not hidden behind jumbo card
Inspired byRelated to 1987 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 16) 276
Thomas Hierling Wrong Card...?! Two of Clubs chosen, Four of Clubs produced and torn in two, half card changes into miniature Two of Clubs, then grows to normal size
Inspired by 1987 New Wave Close-Up 52
Thomas Hierling Impromptu Rubberman ungaffed
Inspired by 1987 New Wave Close-Up 107
Thomas Hierling Mini Card Box case shrinks
1987 New Wave Close-Up 109
Christoph Borer Giant Count reinvention of "Dr. Jaks Kartenbluff", selected card is shuffled into the deck and cards put in inside jacket pocket, small number is named and on that position performer produces a jumbo card which has the same value as the selection
Related toAlso published here 1988 Seminarheft 1
Karl Fulves Jumbo card rises up, when pushed down it turns out that it is longer than the deck, posed as problem
1988 Interlocutor (Issue 50) 230
Brother John Hamman Micro-Macro (With Gimmicked Cards) queens visibly shrink to miniature cards, mini deck grows to full size except selection
Inspired by 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 141
Brother John Hamman Micro-Macro (With Regular Cards)
1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 145
Brother John Hamman Stun-Sational card splits in three miniature card, another card visibly grows to normal size, prediction presentation
Variations 1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 138
Brother John Hamman Fan-to-See visual growing fan
1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 250
Christoph Borer Giant Count reinvention of "Dr. Jaks Kartenbluff", selected card is shuffled into the deck and cards put in inside jacket pocket, small number is named and on that position performer produces a jumbo card which has the same value as the selection
Related toAlso published here 1989 Seminarheft 24
Brother John Hamman Deck in Parvo case shrinks, then normal card is pulled out of mini case
1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 28
Michael Powers Bonus Effect small card to normal card
1990 Top Secret Stuff 144
Christoph Borer Giant Count reinvention of "Dr. Jaks Kartenbluff", selected card is shuffled into the deck and cards put in inside jacket pocket, small number is named and on that position performer produces a jumbo card which has the same value as the selection
Related toAlso published here 1991 Magie 9
Sveroni Der radfahrende Joker und die Münze joker on card vanishes, then complete card, then a card shrinks and a coin transforms into a jumbo coin
1991 Sveroni Original 37
Roger Klause The Bantam-Weight Card miniature card of selection pops out of deck, it changes to regular card again on deck
1991 Roger Klause: In Concert 153
Karrell Fox Making it Big growing card fan with trade show patter
1991 Goodies 139
Karl Fulves Stretch Note card stretches between two halves of the deck
1991 Pull Apart Notes 6
Kuniyasu Fujiwara The Card Machine
1992 Five Times Five - Japan 67
Karl Fulves Packed taking long cards from a normal case, posed as problem
Inspired by 1993 Verbatim (Issue 5) 40
Alan Shaxon Eine professionelle "Kartenwanderung in die Tasche" five cards travel to pocket, then they shrink and appear as jumbo cards in the pocket
Also published here 1994 Alan Shaxon Lecture 2
Gary Kurtz Shrinker deck is removed from card case, case shrinks to a small one and is immediately examinable
1994 Shrinker 1
David Acer Mini Fusion deck shrinks to mini deck before selection (Six of Hearts) is replaced, Two and Four of Hearts found in mini deck and fused into poker sized Six, blendo
Inspired by 1995 Natural Selections 92
Doug Conn Plastic Surgery monte type routine with Bizarre Twist, stretching and shrinking
Inspired byRelated to 1995 MO — Modus Operandi (Issue 7) 1
Paul Harris Torn and Restored Deck using Hamman's "Micro Macro" method
Also published here 1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Close-up Fantasies Finale) 71
Tommy Wonder Squeeze whole deck visually shrinks when put in miniature card case
1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 1 149
Tommy Wonder The Snail's Progress static fan gets smaller visually and disappears
1996 The Books of Wonder - Volume 2 154
Paul Harris The Uncut Version two half cards are put on deck where they visually grow and penetrate each other
1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue Close-up Fantasies 1 & 2) 235
Paul Harris Butt of Course! idea for changing card the spectator sits on in mini-card
1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue Misc. Pieces of Paul) 279
Paul Harris, Ricky Sanchez, Doug Bennett Return of the Bizarre Shrink card visibly shrinks while held in spectator's hand
Inspired by 1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Close-up Kinda Guy) 129
Jay Sankey "10" Ace, Two, Three and Four are squeezed together into jumbo Ten spot, blendo
Also published here 1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Close-up Seductions) 181
Sid Lorraine A Novel Card Discovery miniature card jumps out of deck when riffled, reprinted from Linking Ring, March 1928
Related to 1996 New Card Rises 20
Howard Wurst A Small Card, Right? miniature card jumps out of deck when riffled
1996 New Card Rises 22
Karl Fulves Kicker card jumps out halfway when riffled, second selection jumps out as miniature card
1996 New Card Rises 25
Karl Fulves Shrink Fit wrong card rises, it shrinks to half size and changes into selection
1996 New Card Rises 32
Paul Harris The Bizarre Stretch
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue Misc. Pieces of Paul) 285
Karl Fulves Tall Tale chosen card rises out of deck and becomes long card
1996 New Card Rises 34
Tommy Wonder The Shrinking Card-Case
  • Design One
  • Design Two
1996 The Books of Wonder — Volume 1 117
Curtis Kam Shrink a Card diminishing cards in stages, miniature card removed from fan which is selection, deck grows again
1996 Professional Close-up of Curtis Kam 59
Nick Trost Nick's Expanding Cards Mini poker hand grows in size to poker-size, gimmick could have inspired Micro Macro
Inspired by
  • "Lohrey's Enlarging Cards" (Carl Lohrey, marketed in The Linking Ring, 1950s)
VariationsAlso published here
1997 The Card Magic of Nick Trost 220
Wesley James Micro-Macro Handling
  • Making My Micro-Macro & Switch Box Gimmicks
  • Single Micro-Macro Card
  • The Switch Box
1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 33
Wesley James Micro-Macro & The Mat Move Plus visual growing on mat, with Hung Card gimmick
1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 35
Ken Krenzel Cloning Queens queen is split in two, split again, miniature queen appears, they all melt back into one
1997 Ingenuities 145
Christian Scherer Gigantisch deck with selection changes visually into a jumbo card matching the selection
1997 Karten à la carte 162
Richard Bartram, Jr. Compressed Thoughts deck shrinks, and mental selections turn over
1997 Trephine 76
John Alley Deck Enlarger miniature deck grows into normal deck, with magnifying glass
1997 Trephine 101
Chris Sutton Shrivel card visibly shrinks
1997 Trephine 102
Richard Bartram, Jr. Shrink Rap a card changes into correct card but in miniature size, then it changes to normal
1997 Trephine 161
Wesley James Two-Way Stretch card also stretched sideways
Related to 1997 The Magical Record and Thoughts of Wesley James 49
Bruce Cervon Do You Believe in Intuition!
1998 Hard-Boiled Mysteries 95
Joshua Jay Matchbox Restoration Matchbox gimmick used to restore torn card, vanish, produce or shrink a card
Also published here 1998 A Teen's Routines 42
Dondrake Handling BlackArt Cards
  • Vanishing Card
  • Vanishing Jumbo Card
  • Diminishing Card
1998 Black Art Breakthroughs 9
Karl Fulves Supplementary Note variation in which the whole deck changes into a half-sized miniature deck
Inspired by 1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 175
Joshua Jay Shrunken Revelation Jennings Revelation with four Kings, then the Kings shrink into mini cards
Inspired byRelated to 1999 Magic Atlas 92
Joshua Jay Matchbox Restoration Matchbox gimmick used to restore torn card, vanish, produce or shrink a card
Also published here 1999 Magic Atlas 119
David Regal Ace in the Hole Ace of Spades pulled out of and vanished into a "black hole" (black paper circle), card grows and shrinks in the process
1999 Close-Up & Personal 80
Doug Conn Quadruple Bypass sandwich effect, center card penetrates à la Close-up Illusion, it stretches and finally shrinks
Related to 1999 Tricks of my Trade 182
Ellis Stanyon Changing and Enlarging the Card No. 36, card changes twice and grows to three times the size
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 180
Ellis Stanyon Several Ordinary Cards Change to Large Ones No. 37, two methods
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 180
Don Alan, Brother John Hamman Micro-Macro Intro
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 59
Don England A Micro-Macro for Jokers nice Joker Bit
2001 Don England's Paradox 57
Don England A Shrink to Pocket Card to Pocket with shrinking Deck Climax
2001 Don England's Paradox 75
Don England The Shrink Joker shrinks and grows, than the deck shrinks
2001 Don England's Paradox 70
John Cornelius The F.I.S.M. Act or Every Card Trick in the World in Ten Minutes among other things: shrinking card case, multiple selection, four-of-a-kind production, shrinking deck, card to credit card, jumbo card in wallet as prediction for named card after some byplay
2001 The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius 157
Don England Micro Warp Card Warp with the Card shrinking
2001 Don England's Paradox 60
Don England The Eye Exam Card shrinks under magnifying lense
2001 Don England's Paradox 66
Don England The Optical Shrink Card shrinks and grows under magnifying lense
2001 Don England's Paradox 68
Don England The Little Big Card Card first visibly shrinks, then becomes Jumbo Card
2001 Don England's Paradox 78
John Cornelius Shrinkage
2001 The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius 115
Christoph Borer Giant Count reinvention of "Dr. Jaks Kartenbluff", selected card is shuffled into the deck and cards put in inside jacket pocket, small number is named and on that position performer produces a jumbo card which has the same value as the selection, with a half forcing deck
Related toAlso published here 2002 Anam Cara auf Zirkeltour 2002 11
Al Baker Climax shrinking card as climax for last card in Cards To Pocket
2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magazines) 615
Patrick McLane a Most mysterious Case diminishing case
2003 Artificial conclusions 23
Al Baker Diminishing Cards elaborate gaffs
Related to 2003 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Instructions) 551
Dave Campbell The Grow More, Grow Less Card credit information
Inspired by
  • Peter Kane's "Elongated Lady"
2004 The Dave Campbell Legacy 279
Joshua Jay Shrunken Revelation Jennings Revelation with cards shrinking to mini cards as an ending
Inspired byRelated to 2005 Sleight of Hand and a Twist of Fate 34
Arthur Trace The One-Handed Relativity Change Mini card held in hand grows into poker sized card instantly
2006 It's All Relative 17
Arthur Trace Relative Transformation Spectator selects a random mini card, it grows into a poker sized card
2006 It's All Relative 19
Christoph Borer Giant Count reinvention of "Dr. Jaks Kartenbluff", selected card is shuffled into the deck and cards put in inside jacket pocket, small number is named and on that position performer produces a jumbo card which has the same value as the selection, using a Svengali deck
Related toAlso published here 2006 Compilation 84
Michael Powers The amBIGuous Card card chosen, miniature selection jumps out of deck, grows and shrinks again
Also published here 2006 Power Plays 70
Kostya Kimlat Pandora's (Card) Box three selections, one under box, from box comes miniature box and from it miniature prediction that changes into second selection, third one folded in small box
2007 Best of Friends — Volume III 220
Christoph Borer Giant Count reinvention of "Dr. Jaks Kartenbluff", selected card is shuffled into the deck and cards put in inside jacket pocket, small number is named and on that position performer produces a jumbo card which has the same value as the selection, with a half forcing deck
Related toAlso published here 2007 Der Stoff aus dem die Wunder sind 13
Kevin Ho Long Division Card is "stretched" into long card, split into two, each being a selection
2008 Smooth Operations 14
Patrick Page, Milbourne Christopher Bigger? jumbo card as a gag, similar to the Dr. Jaks routine
Related to 2011 Magic Page by Page 299
Patrick Page Smaller? miniature card as a gag
2011 Magic Page by Page 299
Wolfgang Moser Al Baker's Diminishing Cards using the "trouser-leg-servante" to dich the packets
Related to 2011 Kreationen 32
Steven Hamilton Going...Going...Gone (Almost) two selections shrink
Also published here 2013 The Magic of Steven Hamilton 118
Steven Hamilton Headshrinkers King placed on table, four Aces put on top, when removed it is seen that the King shrunk to half its size
Inspired by 2013 The Magic of Steven Hamilton 125
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)
2015 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 10 48
So Sato Shrink Vanish single card shrinks via optical illusion, vanishes, reappears in pocket
Inspired by 2016 The Secrets of So Sato 17
Johnny Thompson Micro-Macro
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 279
Harapan Ong Sandwich-ception progressive sandwich in which a string of sandwiches is produced, in the end sandwich with miniature cards shows up, center card removed and it becomes normal sized
Inspired by 2018 Principia 95
Harapan Ong Bigger Transpo transposition between the Queens and selection, four miniature cards are found on face of original selections and Queens change into giant version of selection
Inspired by
  • "Bigger Finish" (Jay Sankey, marketed product)
2018 Principia 109
Harapan Ong 2 + 2 = 4 Four value torn in half, both halves change into a Two each
2018 Principia 203