616 entries in Cards / Principles / Key Card
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Third Method spectators remember cards and their positions
1876 Modern Magic 44
Unknown Shuffling Deck with Key Card
1876 Modern Magic 65
Unknown Tricks with Long Cards simple location of a card, either by using long card as key or by forcing long card
1889 Tricks with Cards 41
Unknown Shuffling with Key Card "very small risk of the two cards being parted"
1889 Tricks with Cards 41
Unknown with the aid of a wide card
  • Third Method
wide card as key card
1889 Tricks with Cards 69
Unknown Eine gezogene Karte aufzufinden No. 29, key card palmed onto selection
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 34
Unknown Die rätselhafte Harmonie spectator choses same card as other spectator, key card
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 102
Unknown Eine Karte am Geruch erkennen locating a card because of its smell, key card
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 102
Unknown I. Methode spectator says stop during deal and remembers the card, key card location
Oct. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 10) 150
Unknown Das non plus ultra-Kunststück pile of cards removed, noted and placed on pack, after some dealing procedure, the performer divines the cards in face-down layout, translation by John Willmann
Related toAlso published here May 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 5) 67
Unknown Third Method bottom card placed next to selection via reverse spread cull (perhaps, unclear)
1909 The Art of Magic 42
Charles T. Jordan The Bare-Faced Detection No. 13, card chosen by cutting, found with the faced towards the spectators at all times
Related to
  • "Exact Location" (Juan Tamariz, Mnemonica)
1919/1920 Thirty Card Mysteries 45
James J. Moren With the Mind's Eye No. 8, dressed-up key card location, blindfolded
1919/1920 Thirty Card Mysteries 35
Charles T. Jordan The Nifty Key
VariationsAlso published here 1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks) 15
Charles T. Jordan Placement Control cards returned to spread with known distance, brought together under key with dealing procedure
1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks) 7
Charles T. Jordan Placement via Key Card deck dealt into piles, key which was next to selection is at same position as selection in different piles
1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects) 25
Jack Merlin The Spread cards spread on the table, card is selected, returned and eventually found
Variations 1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 20
Oswald Rae A Remarkable Coincidence spectator cuts deck in three piles, remembers a card and cuts it back, second spectator locates card, two key cards
1928 Sub Rosa 14
Tom Sellers A Deceptive Card Trick
1931 Sellers' Secrets 9
Theodore Annemann Whichever You Please
1931 The Book Without A Name 16
Graham Adams The Peep and Riffle key card in center, selection controlled to top with an in-the-hands riffle shuffle
1931 Mr. S. W. Erdnase — "His Book" 15
Tom Sellers Push - A Novel Card Trick packed pushed from deck with pencil
1931 Magical Pleasantries 15
Eric F. Impey Tone Control four piles, two key cards on top, selection lost and found apparently via spectator's voice during him reading off all cards
1931 Try This One 6
Ralph W. Hull Topsy Turvy Cards: (1) A Card Detective reversed card appears in deck, its value is used to count to selection
1932 "Eye-Openers" 10
Tommy Tucker The Card Miracle
1933 Expert Manipulative Magic 19
Unknown Center Pull-Out Key Card Placement
1933 Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 84
Tom Sellers Steps unusual selection procedure
1934 Card Tricks That Work 3
Tom Sellers Lift a Few spectator cuts cards and replaced, performer divines number of cards, two key cards come from sleeve
1934 Card Tricks That Work 8
Unknown The Key Card Principle - An Example of Presentation
Variations 1935 Mental Magic with Cards 9
Unknown Reversed Cards as Indicator No. 3 of "Substitutes for the Pass", secretly reversed card as key card, oops control
1935 Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 93
Unknown Tricks with Assistant as the Medium two methods, medium divines cards or finds selections, culling key cards together
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 21
Unknown Sighting a Card in the Middle of the Deck 1. Ruffling the Pack for Return of Card
2. The Push Through
3. Charlier Pass Move
4. Palming Half the Deck
5. Turning Index Corner in Fan of Cards
6. Index of Card Above Chosen Card
7. Sighting Card After Spectator Peeks at Index
8. Sighting Any Card Called For
1936 Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 141
William Larsen Cut in Detection estimated floating key card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 39
Unknown The Card and Number
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 88
Charles T. Jordan The Nifty Key
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 91
Charles T. Jordan Demon's Detection two key cards, out of hand selection procedure
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 94
Victor Farelli Push selection procedure that sets a key card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 22
Unknown Detected by Fingerprints behind the back key placement
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 84
Unknown A Count Down Mystery with out-of-hand key card placement
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 87
Tom Sellers The One-Way Key
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 165
Charles T. Jordan Cagliostro's Vision complicated key card placement with dealing
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 201
Theodore Annemann Locatrik location with two keys and two outs, Gemini Twins precursor
Variations 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 39) 262
Unknown New Card Discovery two key cards, spectator shuffles briefly
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 32
Jean Hugard Oops Control Variation reversed key card that is accidentally discovered
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 49
Unknown Sleeve Addition key cards are added behind the back from sleeve
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 92
U. F. Grant A Count Down Discovery one-way backs
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 153
Unknown Shuffling Despite Key Card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 22
Unknown Spectator Riffle Shuffles and key remains on top or near top
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 89
James Maxwell The Locator spectator's shuffling while short card stays next to selection
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 313
Dai Vernon Dai Vernon Subtlety distant crimped key card, bridge during tabled cut
1938 Greater Magic 52
Theodore Annemann Sixth Method. (Crimp and table spread) crimped distant key
1938 Greater Magic 55
Unknown The Bottom Card Location featuring several key card placements and strategies:
Joker Discard to Locate Key
Face-Dwon Ribbon-Spread Key Placement
Face-Up Ribbon Spread Key Placement
Deal-Down Key Placement
Distant Key Card
Cardcase Load of Key Card
1938 Greater Magic 90
Unknown The Top Card Location key card starts on top
1938 Greater Magic 95
Paul Rosini A Great Location Trick subtle key card location
Related toVariations 1938 Greater Magic 570
Martin Gardner Three Piles
Related to 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1937/38) 277
Tom Sellers Another Push Location key next to free selection
1938 Greater Magic 36
Unknown The Slip Location placing key under spread next to selection
1938 Greater Magic 38
Unknown A Joker Trick
1938 Greater Magic 240
Unknown A Miracle Discovery hands off key card placement
1938 Greater Magic 246
Al Baker Nufind two key cards
Also published here 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 44) 299
U. F. Grant Reversed Key Card The "Whoops!" Control
VariationsAlso published here 1938 Greater Magic 81
Unknown Double-Backed Key Card
1938 Greater Magic 83
Unknown The Top and Bottom Location having two key cards
1938 Greater Magic 96
Unknown The New Pack Location key card tricks using new pack order
1938 Greater Magic 99
Unknown Shuffling with a Key Card
1938 Greater Magic 94
Unknown Shuffling despite Key Cards
  • The Overhand Shuffle
  • The Dovetail Shuffle
1938 Greater Magic 96
Unknown The Master Card Location two key cards, spectator riffle shuffles
1938 Greater Magic 97
Louis Lam Pusho packet pushed (poke) from center as selection procedure
1939 Be Deceived 23
Oscar Weigle Nu-Locato key card placement after peek
1939 Do That Again! 39
Orville Wayne Meyer The "Last Word" Location two key cards, multiple out procedure in placing one of the keys
1939 More Card Manipulations (Issue 2) 43
Theodore Annemann Nail Nick Key Control
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Winter Extra 1938/39) 368
Theodore Annemann The Simplex Hindu Location simple, key card placement
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 56) 399
Unknown The Twenty-Sixth Location get-ready trick to get key in center, spelling
Related toVariations 1940 Expert Card Technique 397
Unknown The Twenty-Sixth Location remote key
1940 Expert Card Technique 398
Audley Walsh The Mystic Twelve cards pocketed and another remembered, performer divines position of selection and number of cards in pocket, reverse-count force
Variations 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 82) 531
Allan Howell Foretold selection with numbers and dealing procedure predicted
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 89) 559
Martin Gardner Two Piles and Subtract spectator remembers a card and its position, two piles made and card eventually found
Inspired by 1940 12 Tricks with a Borrowed Deck 15
Charles Hopkins 25 - The "Pilot Card".
1940 "Outs" Precautions and Challenges 39
Unknown Setting a Key Card
1940 Expert Card Technique 116
G. W. Hunter Backhanded reprinted from The Magic Wand, card sticks to back of hand, key card location
Also published here 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 110) 660
Unknown Slip Shuffle Key Placement
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 114) 673
Charles Arbuthnot Double Key Location
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 116) 688
Herb Runge A Thought Ahead Tantalizer
Related to 1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 102) 618
Charlie Miller, Jack McMillen The Triple Discovery three cards, twenty-sixth key
Variations 1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 29
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue Phenomenal touched card found, distant key card
1941 The Stripper Deck 18
Bruce Elliott Middle Maze two card location, center key card
Inspired by 1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 143) 804
Unknown A Reversed Card as a Key Card
1941 The Stripper Deck 7
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Stripper Key
1941 The Stripper Deck 23
Henry Christ, Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Perfect Card Location - Impromptu Method see footnote
1942 Prepared Cards and Accessories 9
Eddie Joseph The Die Trick spectator rolls die and takes as many cards off the top, performer removes card with same value
1942 Greater Card Tricks 26
Eddie Joseph The Tekka Card Trick four amounts of cards divined after lots of dealing and pile-making, Aces as key cards distributed in deck
1942 Greater Card Tricks 33
Henry Christ The Perfect Card Location setting double back key card
Related to 1942 Prepared Cards and Accessories 8
Eddie Joseph Another Card Discovery spectator counts off cards and stops, remembers card and replaces rest, either counting by ear or key card
1942 Greater Card Tricks 19
Eugenia Braue The Miracle Divination ungaffed method
Inspired byRelated to 1943 Tricks and Sleights 14
Charles Nyquist, James G. Thompson Jr. Key Card Placement
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 32) 133
Clyde Cairy Ode to The Jinx three piles, one card from one pile selected and packet counted, card is found in performer's pocket
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 47) 193
Al Baker Nufind two key cards
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 33
Theodore Annemann Locatrix selection is located behind back
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 5
Jean Hugard More Card Magic (Continued) key card placement with overhand shuffle
Nov. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 6) 80
Edward Marlo Just Another Miracle distant daubed key card
1945 Tricks with Daub 5
Capt. Jones Screwey Card Location
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 35
Edward Marlo The Force tell-free force, re-selection, key card in case of missed force
1945 Tricks with Daub 10
Edward Marlo The Spectator Cuts daubed key card
1945 Tricks with Daub 5
Edward Marlo Daub Co-incidence daubed instead of glimpsed key card
1945 Tricks with Daub 7
Edward Marlo In Lieu of Pencil daub on borrowed deck as alternative to pencil dotted key card
1945 Tricks with Daub 9
George McAthy My Best Trick clever
1945 My Best 99
James G. Thompson Jr. Out of These Hands
1945 My Best 115
Bob Hummer Thot-Ography spectator remembers card and its position from top ten cards, Klondike shuffle, marked key card with needle scratch, see Collected Secrets for more references
Also published here 1945 Thotography 1
Warren Wiersbe Packet Prediction cards cut off top and bottom to show no key cards are in use
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1946 Mental Cases With Cards 3
Warren Wiersbe In My Estimation ... performer cuts off same amount of cards as spectator
Related to 1946 Mental Cases With Cards 6
Warren Wiersbe Superstitious Mentalism four key cards thirteen apart
Variations 1946 Mental Cases With Cards 14
Warren Wiersbe Divination Supreme cards shuffled face-up face-down in process by spectator
Inspired by 1946 Mental Cases With Cards 17
J. B. Bobo The Isolated Key corner dotted card in center as reference
1947 Watch This One! 32
Edward Marlo Crimp Placement out of hands
1947 Marlo In Spades 41
J. B. Bobo Milk Shuffle Key Placement card replaced during overhand shuffle
1947 Watch This One! 34
J. B. Bobo Telepathic Miracle key card placed next to thought-of card
Related to 1947 Watch This One! 40
R. M. Jamison 57 two times performer knows where selection is, when spectator turns up cards and names them
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 125) 502
J. B. Bobo A New Key Card single rough-smooth pair
1947 Watch This One! 31
Charles T. Jordan A New Card Discovery key above and below selection and riffle shuffle, added in 1947 reprint (instead of "Just a Square of Paper")
1947 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects) 38
James Auer Three Linked Discoveries location of three thought of cards
1947 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1947) 22
Unknown Shuffling around Key or Crimp
1947 Watch This One! 17
Unknown Shuffling with Key Card
1947 Watch This One! 37
Unknown The Twenty-Sixth Card remote key
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 73
Unknown A Meeting of the Minds remote key, alomst challenge
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 74
Unknown Remote Key
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 73
George G. Kaplan New Card Affinity using distant key card to count to spectator's card
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 65
George G. Kaplan The Captain Kidd Card (First Version) using a distant key card and a "natural"
1948 The Fine Art of Magic 101
Unknown The Key Undercut see also applications
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 69
Unknown Sliding Key Card under-spread placement
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 80
Jack Yeager Glorifying Your Magic 1. Califaction of Handkerchiefs (silks in dove pan merge together)
2. How to spell trust? (oddity on coin)
3. Key Card Placement (Charlier Pass)
4. 20th Century Silks idea
5. Zombie Idea (floating flower pot)
6. Comedy bits with a stooge
7. Miser's Dream Shower (with handkerchief)
8. Thumb Tip Idea (with scotch tape)
9. Thimble color change
10. The cotton bunny (cotton bunny to real one, dove pan)
1948 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1948) 12
Unknown Key Undercut Shuffle shuffling after placement
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 69
Roy Walton ABC
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 188) 752
Unknown Hit The Deck Weird card location with key card
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 35
Unknown The Mahatma Marvel Card Trick Location with spectator dealing and distant key card
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 35
Eddie Joseph The Principle Defined getting a selection to any position, with key card
1949 Premonition and The Blind Magician Does a Trick 11
Unknown Sure Way to Find a Chosen Card Basic key card location of selection
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 30
Unknown The Great "Stop!" Trick
1949 Tricks and Stunts With Playing Cards 33
Eddie Joseph The Blind Magician Does a Trick performer blindfolded via spectator's hand (human blindfold) or blindfold, two spectators with half the deck each cut off piles and make two selections, deck assembled, performer finds both
  • Method One
  • Method Two
  • Method Three
1949 Premonition and The Blind Magician Does a Trick 8
Eddie Joseph The Natural Follow-Up out-of-hand key card placement and discovery, blindfolded
1949 Premonition and The Blind Magician Does a Trick 10
U. F. Grant Oops False Shuffle reversed card to key the bottom of deck after only-cuts-overhand-shuffle
Jan. 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 4) 10
Eddie Joseph The Impelling Force spectator cuts to a card and remembers it twice, first time found with eye reading by observing spectator's eyes while he deals through deck, second time with two key cards
1949 ca. 15 Exciting Minutes with a Borrowed Deck 10
Max Holden Mind Control No. 44, Locate with key card
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 77
Dr. Ben B. Braude Braude's Mental Card Trick No. 51
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 91
Eddie Joseph The Mystic Queen fair selection procedure, performer cuts deck a Queen, when this is spelled it leads to selection, five handlings (spelling different things, funny message on card)
1950 Eddie's Dumbfounders with Cards 10
Carmine Laino Behind the Back Card Trick No. 6, "A favorite trick of magician Carmine Laino", deck cut behind performer's back, card remembered at bottom of cut portion, performer divines identity
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 17
Unknown You Do as I Do No. 13, Standard Do As I do effect with two decks, spectator / performer selects same card coincidentally
Related to 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 27
Al Baker, Dr. Ben B. Braude You Do as I Do (Using one pack of cards) No. 14, Do As I Do, performer picks out spectator's card, asks spectator to take out similar card and is able to divine it
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 29
John Scarne The Four Packs No. 20, Spectator deals deck into four piles, remembers the top card of each pile, assemble the deck, performer divines the four cards
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 40
John Scarne The Betting Card Trick No. 42, "The next card I turn over will be your card" sucker gag
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 75
Theodore Annemann Locatrix No. 58, Divine card behind back
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 104
Toni Koynini Koyincidence three thirds of deck, spectator selects card, when two packets are deal in unison, mates are at selection, not sure, twenty-sixth key
1951 Toni Koynini's Card Miracles 16
Eddie Joseph The Forerunner slop shuffle triumph to set a key card a certain position for later
1951 More Dumbfounders with Cards 4
Edward Marlo Placing the Key Cards placing key card next to peeked at cards with cutting sequences
A. Placing Key Card by Step Control
B. Placing Key Card Using Cut Control
C. Placing of Key Card using Shuffle Control
D. Placing of Key Card by Use of Side Steal Control
1952 Control Systems 71
Chan Canasta A Miracle Discovery three piles are made and under impossible conditions selection is found, using three key cards
Related toVariations 1953 A Miracle Discovery 1
Stewart James Miracle Location placing a short card next to selection with the Nullificator
1954 The Nullificator 8
J. Stewart Smith Peek-A-Boo Discovery sucker effect
1955 One More Thought on Cards 23
Edward Marlo "Half Plus One" bringing a key card next to a certain card with faro shuffle
1958 The Faro Shuffle 30
Edward Marlo It's Mathematical stay stack principle applied to memorized deck, two effects
1958 Faro Notes 40
Edward Marlo Alternative Procedures stay stack principle applied to memorized deck, see previous item
1958 Faro Notes 43
Dai Vernon Emotional Reaction key card
Related to 1959 Inner Secrets of Card Magic 7
Unknown Center Cut Key Card Placement
1959 Marlo Meets His Match 5
James Steranko No-Touch Key Placement spectator selects and replaces card while performer has his back turned
1960 Steranko on Cards 50
Bill Hendricks Perfectly Deceptive three ideas (first two with the Faro Shuffle)
  • Key Supreme (key card placement)
  • Unparadoxical (faro shuffle as false shuffle)
  • Prelude (add-on, cards on Aces)
1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 61
Charlie Miller Fifteen Card Trick Routine - 14
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 24
Charlie Miller, Dai Vernon Variation of Vernon's Spread Trick
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 35
Charlie Miller Behind Back Location
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 59
James G. Thompson Jr. T-Formation as a force and a key card placement, two methods
  • What is it?
  • The Basic Position
  • The Pullover
  • The Pushover
  • Using the Pullover
  • Using the Pushover
1961 T-Formation 5
Mark J. Grenier Face down Discovery deck dealt in four piles, card found in face down pile
1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 357) 256
Edward Marlo Key Card Plus Estimation:
First Method
Second Method
Third Method
combining estimation with a distant key
1962 Estimation 24
Harry Lorayne Impossibility distant key card in spread
Variations 1962 Close-up Card Magic 67
Edward Marlo Sixth Method out-of-hand key card placement
1962 Estimation 30
Edward Marlo Milk Key Placement with block and reversed card
1962 Tilt! 22
Harry Lorayne This is Mind-Reading? two key cards, spectator shuffles, out of hands selection
Related to 1962 Close-up Card Magic 86
Unknown, Edward Marlo Fifth Method spectator's shuffle likely retains top/bottom cards, key card
1962 Estimation 29
Laurie Ireland, Theodore Annemann Red/Black Shuffle for Key retaining a key at twenty-six, credit information by Marlo
Related to 1962 Estimation 32
Edward Marlo Twelfth Method based on principle that spectator shuffles top card to bottom in small packet overhand shuffle
Variations 1962 Estimation 33
Edward Marlo Key - Faro Aces setting aces as keys for a multiple control
Related to 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 8
Milton Kort Three Static Solutions three solutions
Inspired by Apr. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 6) 30
Roy Walton Dead Easy Location four key cards
Inspired by
  • Larry Jennings problem
Feb. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 4) 79
Dai Vernon Key Card Placement running cut
Related to 1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 159
Dai Vernon Key Card Location spread
Variations 1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 166
Unknown Peek Key Card Placement key placed next to peeked at card
1967 Deck-Sterity 23
Victor "Astor" Jamnitzky Die Lange Karte als "Lesezeichen" key card in deck with whole deck corner-shorted
1967 (ca.) The Astor-Deck 7
Karl Fulves Spread Correction determining position of key cards in the deck after a riffle shuffle
Related toVariations 1968 Epilogue (Issue 3) 20
Karl Fulves The Floating Locator determining position of key cards in the deck after a riffle shuffle with full deck stack
VariationsAlso published here 1968 Epilogue (Issue 3) 21
Jack Avis An Ace Locator Aces distributed as key cards
Related to
  • p. 179 for further references
May 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 180
Unknown Basic Move 1 poke key card placement
June 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 183
Unknown Basic Move 4
June 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 183
Unknown Basic Move 2 pretense to glimpse selection next to key card
June 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 183
Alan Keith Prelude "Circus Card Trick" to set up key cards
Inspired by 1969 Expert Card Mysteries 136
Francis J. Baker Stop Trick blank card with "STOP!" appears at same number in one heap as selection in other heap
Winter 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio) 378
Karl Fulves The Partial Faro selection procedure with faros that places a key card next to selection
1970 Faro & Riffle Technique (Issue First Supplement) 53
Edward Marlo Key Card Throw-Offs peek control with key card
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 37
Edward Marlo Double Key Card Throw-Off peeked cards, two methods
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 38
Unknown Overhand Shuffle Key Placement
1970 Hierophant (Issue 3) 142
T. Page Wright Super Detection single card location
1970 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 2) 8
Karl Fulves A Telephone Mystery medium is called and names selection when order of deck is read out, distant key
1971 The Book of Numbers 5
Karl Fulves The Non-Slip Cut - Basic Technique spectator removes block from center, a card is held back there
1971 The Book of Numbers 25
Karl Fulves Controlled Cut controlling card twenty-six apart from a key, non-slip cut
1971 The Book of Numbers 26
Karl Fulves Ace-Dice-Ace position of selection is found via mathematical procedure involving dice, non-slip cut
1971 The Book of Numbers 27
Karl Fulves Chance? Fate? two card location, key card
1971 The Book of Numbers 31
George Blake Oracle Jr. "Oracle" as location instead of prediction, packet cut off and reduced to one card via reverse faros
Inspired by Mar. 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 5) 412
Audley Walsh, Jon Racherbaumer The Mystic Twelve Recall cards pocketed and another remembered, performer divines position of selection and number of cards in pocket, reverse-count force
Inspired by 1971 On the Clock Effect 5
Harvey Rosenthal The Center Cut center block pass false cut, credit information, as key placement for peeked at card
Related toAlso published here 1971 Epilogue (Issue 12) 93
Edward Marlo, Henry Christ Marlo on the Christ Force as key card placement, five variations
Related to 1971 Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 283
Roy Walton Ten Paces to the Right selection ten cards away from face-up Ten spot, faro (see page 8 for non-faro suggestion by J. Stewart Smith), see page 16 for correction
Inspired by 1971 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 1) 4
Edward Marlo Placement Control crimp, basically tabled version of Vernon's Placement
Inspired by 1971 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 2) 13
Alex Elmsley, Roy Walton Expansion Notes: As A Coincidence procedure to control two peeked cards twenty-six apart, effect application in which two selection appear at same position in two halves
1972 Epilogue (Issue 14) 113
Alex Elmsley, Roy Walton As A Single Card Discovery Expansion Notes, faro and twenty-six key
1972 Epilogue (Issue 14) 113
Alex Elmsley, Roy Walton As A Triple Card Revelation Expansion Notes, faro and twenty-six key
1972 Epilogue (Issue 14) 114
Gene Finnell The 26th Card two selections are in same position in two halves
1972 Epilogue (Issue 14) 115
David Solomon, Steve Draun S-D Location two phase location
Variations 1972 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 8) 65
Henry Christ Card Clairvoyant improvement
Inspired by 1972 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 10) 78
Dr. Jacob Daley Peek Key Control setting key next to peeked card
1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 107
John Quine Quine's Key Placement
Variations 1972 Card Cavalcade 104
T. Page Wright A Lesson in Card Magic spectator performs trick with other spectator
1972 The Living End 55
Al Baker Nufind two key cards
Also published here 1972 The Living End 110
George G. Kaplan Discovery
1972 The Living End 151
Gene Nielsen The Wish Upon a Tarot only using Major Arcana
1972 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 46) 227
John Quine Key Card Throwoff #1 riffle shuffle despite key
1972 Card Cavalcade 102
John Quine Key Card Throwoff #2
1972 Card Cavalcade 104
Harry Lorayne The Mind Boggler any card thought of, then a dealing procedure, scratched distant key card
1973 Rim Shots 13
Karl Fulves Spread Correction determining position of key cards in the deck after a riffle shuffle
1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 21
Karl Fulves The Floating Locator determining position of key cards in the deck after a riffle shuffle with full deck stack
Also published here 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 23
Ken Krenzel Miracle Revelation
Inspired by 1973 Riffle Shuffle Set-Ups 89
Edward G. Brown The Detective Card Trick selection is at same position as face up card in other half
1973 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 96
Lin Searles, Cy Endfield Impromptu Miracle
Inspired by
  • "Staggered" (Eddie Joseph)
Autumn 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio) 673
Edward G. Brown The Clueless Card Trick twenty-sixth card location
Related to 1973 The Card Magic of Edward G. Brown 120
Gene Finnell Flip Cut - 1 triple cut, center section reverse-counted or turned over, retains center (key) card
1973 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 33
Gene Finnell Centering placing a selection so that it is half the deck away from a key card
1. By Estimation
2. By an "over and under" shuffle
3. variation
4. variation of 2.
1973 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 40
Karl Fulves Notes On The Handling - 4. key card placement from riffle shuffle cull
1973 Riffle Shuffle Technique — Preliminary Notes on Part Two 53
Harry Lorayne Improvisation Location placing two key cards
1973 Rim Shots 113
Edward Marlo On the Subject of the Christ Force setting to 2 key cards
1973 Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 6) 48
Gene Nielsen Homage to Koran card at number, hands-off version
1973 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 72) 359
Frank Garcia Reversed Card Idea Oops-Control
1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 108
Gerald Kosky Yore Finder two key cards and optional fishing, credit correction on page 65
Related to 1973 Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 5) 39
Gene Finnell Flip Cut - 2 center section cut out and reversed, key glimpsed, then a faro brings previous center card next to key
1973 Gene Finnell's Card Magic 34
Edward Marlo System Controls up to four peeked cards, cutting procedure combined with distant key card and a faro
1974 The Unexpected Card Book 128
Edward Marlo Camouflage Control - The No Slip Cut "Basic Technique" and "Controlled Cut", procedures with center cuts and distant key cards
1974 The Unexpected Card Book 144
Edward Marlo Cam-Incidence reversed card coincides in position with freely selected card, distant reversed key card
1974 The Unexpected Card Book 145
Philip T. Goldstein Vested Power card selected by number and position, number and card found with spelling
1974 Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks 5
Paul Curry Turn of the Century
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1974 Paul Curry Presents 57
Dr. John Nichols Smashing! spectator selects one out of three cards, it's the previously selected card
1974 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 108) 539
Sam Schwartz Thot Echo two card location, straight set-up, see also p. 758 for comment by Marvin Johnson
Also published here Mar. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 5) 715
Jeff Busby 2nd Thot spectator remembers card and its position from top ten cards, Klondike shuffle
Inspired byRelated to June 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 8) 746
Philip T. Goldstein Spot'n'Scoop Control sighting card in face-up ribbon spread and moving it to top by cut afterwards
1974 Card Tricks for People Who Don't Do Card Tricks 3
Unknown Hindu Shuffle Placement
1975 The Magic of Francis Carlyle 11
Francis Carlyle Mental Selection of a Card single card divnination
1975 The Magic of Francis Carlyle 67
Dennis Marks Glimpse and Transfer card on bottom of pushed out packet is glimpsed and transferred on top, key card
1975 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 123) 613
Roger Smith The IF Cover Up Control #1 key card placed in break in originally lower half of IF peek, faro brings it next to selection
Inspired byRelated to 1975 The Faro Sorcery Trilogy — Number 1 2
Roger Smith The IF Cover Up Control #2 key card placed in break in originally lower half of IF peek, faro brings it next to selection
  • Handling A
  • Handling B
  • Handling B - A Variation (two selections)
1975 The Faro Sorcery Trilogy — Number 1 3
Roger Smith IF Cover Up Control #3 same with corner short key
1975 The Faro Sorcery Trilogy — Number 1 5
Roger Smith The IF Drop Control key card placed one faro away from selection with running cut procedure after IF peek
1975 The Faro Sorcery Trilogy — Number 1 7
U. F. Grant B) using reversed one-way back card as key card
1975 New and Novel Knowledge 36
Unknown Spello No. 3, prediction phrase is spelled
1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 6
J. W. Sarles The Card Revealed No. 28, spectator thinks of small number and card, both divined, two key cards
1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 46
Edward Marlo Obvious Suggestion using Secret Incomplete Faro Condition
1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 307
Eddie Fields P-O-P Peek
Related toVariations 1976 The Artful Dodges of Eddie Fields 48
Unknown Key Card Placement card removed from in-the-hands spread and replaced on tabled half
1976 Self-Working Card Tricks 2
Nick Trost Weighing the Cards
Variations 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 19
Harry Lorayne The Twenty-sixth-card Key
1977 The Magic Book 155
Harry Lorayne Key Cards about key cards, with seven applications and placements
1977 The Magic Book 152
Ken Krenzel Impromptu R. S. Peek Deck secret incomplete faro condition
1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 299
Karl Fulves, J. W. Sarles The Miracle Discovery spectator pulls packet out of center, shuffles it and remembers top card, then re-inserts it, card located
1977 The Magic Book 77
Cy Endfield, Fred Robinson A Cy Endfield Location two key cards on two halves, spectator shuffles them together
Variations 1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 5) 351
Sam Schwartz Thought Echo two card location, straight set-up
Also published here 1977 The Magic Book 131
Ken Krenzel Invisible Transfer Placement
1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 60
Edward Marlo Marlo's Peek Deck
1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 128
Unknown An der gewünschten Stelle card at number, using the glide
1978 Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 60
Hannes Höller Klassische Prinzipien und Griffe mit Strippern Die Leitkarte (using the Stripper Cards as key cards)
1978 Einfach Wunderbar - Wunderbar Einfach 32
Michael Ammar Kick Key glimpsing peeked-at card
July 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 7) 220
Karl Fulves Remote Viewing No. 56, two spectators remember cards in shuffled deck that is cut back-to-back far away, out-of-hand key card placement
1979 Self-Working Mental Magic 92
Karl Fulves Future Key two cards found
1979 The Shamrock Code / The Parallel Principle 36
Karl Fulves St. Regis Sleight II half stack used to key position of selection made from incomplete riffle shuffled deck
1979 Riffle Shuffle Control 2
Jerry K. Hartman Dup-licates
1979 The Chronicles (Issue 19) 1250
Steve Beam Lost and Found
1980 Card Tricks from Mount Olympus 48
Frank Garcia Slip Cut Key Placement after Peek
1980 Exclusive Card Secrets 38
Andrew Galloway Key Card Handling
1980 Diverting Card Magic 28
Unknown Hindu Shuffle Key Placement
1980 Encore I 19
Stephen Minch Contact performer finds selected ESP card, one way key card
1980 Mind Novas 31
Unknown Graphite Match Box Daub daub on key card
Related to 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 12
Bob Hummer Thotograhy spectator remembers card and its position from top ten cards, Klondike shuffle, marked key card with needle scratch
VariationsAlso published here 1980 Bob Hummer's Collected Secrets 25
Edward Marlo Christ-Crossed Clairvoyance two cards named after Christ-Force type procedure, double backer
1981 Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 9) 71
Ben Harris, Woody Meltcher Aroma Cards spectator shuffles, makes three piles and follows a selection procedure, card apparently found by smell
1981 Magic from which Memories are Made! 117
Unknown Spectator Shuffles with Key Card
1981 Magic from which Memories are Made! 119
Harry Lorayne Out Of Hand distant key, faro
Variations 1982 Best of Friends 337
Jerry Mentzer Locators and Tricks with Locator chapter intro
1982 Simple yet Effective Tricks with Cards 19
Terry LaGerould Fanta-Spread key card placement after domino spread turnover
1982 Best of Friends 141
Dai Vernon Running Cut Placement
1982 Best of Friends 180
Harvey Rosenthal The Center Cut brief
Also published here 1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 18) 346
Paul Brignall In the Dark divination of two cards, written on paper by perfromer
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #2 (Xmas)) 36
"Magic" Christian Stelzel The Key-Card
1982 Stripper / Konische Karten 2
Unknown Bottom Card Locator simple key card location
1982 Simple yet Effective Tricks with Cards 21
Unknown Top and Bottom Card Locator two keys and the spectator can shuffle briefly
1982 Simple yet Effective Tricks with Cards 22
Edward Marlo Marlo's Double Christ Location no-touch cut-deeper selection procedure
Variations 1982 Sessions 39
Edward Marlo Faro Location three packets, twenty-seventh key
1983 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 2 78
Richard Goldshot RG Location using two crimps and a faro shuffle, twenty-six key card, see also page 1075
Variations Sep. 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 9) 967
Richard Goldshot No Looking Goody Goody two crimps, faro shuffle two selections, twe