1,668 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Penetration
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Faire tirer une carte au hasard... Pour la faire trouver ensuite... Freely chosen card found on top or in the middle, as spectator wishes
1786 Testament de Jérôme Sharp 115
Unknown Faire trouver les quatre rois dans le milieu, après les avoir fait posé séparément. Kings put on top and bottom join the middle
1786 Testament de Jérôme Sharp 135
Unknown To place the Four Kings in different parts of the Pack, and to bring them together by a Simple Cut
1876 Modern Magic 47
Unknown The Inseparable Sevens Eights as Sevens, robbers
1876 Modern Magic 77
Unknown The Inseparable Aces three x-cards behind, robbers
1876 Modern Magic 79
Unknown The Magic Picture and the Chosen Cards deck thrown onto picture frame, three selections appear behind glass
1876 Modern Magic 467
Unknown Card comes to Top/Bottom on hand or with paper-wrapped deck, long card
1889 Tricks with Cards 42
Unknown Tricks with Biseauté Cards - The Attractive Power of Gold three selections come to bottom of three piles, then to bottom of pack after shuffle, presented with coins, stripper deck
Related to 1889 Tricks with Cards 43
Unknown The Affectionate Quartette four-of-a-kind distributed in deck comes together again, various methods
1889 Tricks with Cards 90
Unknown To Pass a Card through a Hat as out for classic force
1889 Tricks with Cards 116
Professor Hoffmann The Mysterious Pairs several spectators remove two cards each and place them face to face, performer receives one card and names the other, then the pairs come together again in the deck
1890 More Magic 84
Unknown To Pass a Chosen Card through the Crown of a Borrowed Hat selection appears underneath hat
1890 More Magic 46
Unknown Das Durchdringen der Stoffe No. 4, card in envelope put underneath top hat, card is pulled out of top hat visibly, envelope empty
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 90
Unknown Die vier wiedervereinigten Könige No. 22, Kings pushed in four different positions comes to top, four indifferent cards palmed on top of them
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 27
Unknown Einen Thaler durch ein Kartenspiel wandern zu lassen No. 7, deck placed on glass, coin dropped on top appears in glass, assistant pulls off bottom card which is attached to a thread
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 9
Unknown Das Thaler-Kartenspiel "oder Die durch ein Kartenspiel spazierenden Thaler"
deck placed on glass and covered with handkerchief, coin penetrates through deck into glass or flies invisibly into glass
June 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 6) 90
Unknown Die unzertrennlichen Buben No. 27, three Jacks put on top, middle and bottom, found in center together after cut
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 32
Unknown Die verschwundene und wiedergefundene Karte card is burned or vanishes, it reappears gradually as it is pulled out of the bottom of a hat, using a foldable card with black cloth back
Nov. 1895 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 1 No. 11) 169
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Prof. Hofzinser's letzter Gedanke four or five selection penetrate handkerchief at once
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 76
Unknown Der Zuschauer als Karten-Kommandant card shuffled back by spectator, yet it appears on top
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 224
Unknown Die wandernden Karten four selections are returned to different positions, yet appear next to each other in deck
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 42
Unknown Die beiden Unzertrennlichen two selections appear next to each other, two methods
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 67
Unknown Die geflohenen und wieder eingefangenen Haremsdamen three Queens placed on top, bottom and center, all together after cut, also two methods for four Queens, in one of which all four come back to the top
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 106
Unknown Die Wanderung einer Karte selection travels from top to center of deck, or from center to top
Aug. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 8) 115
Unknown Durchdringen der Materie glass covered with deck of cards, coin invisible thrown towards glass, it lands inside, clockwork
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 193
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
Unknown Das Thalerkartenspiel deck put on glass, coin borrowed and it penetrates deck and drops into glass
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 173
Unknown Die unsichtbare Reise eines Thalers deck of cards placed on glass, coin vanishes and appears in glass or penetrates deck
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 31
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die Reise durch den Cylinderhut card penetrates top hat
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 162
Unknown Singular Transposition two cards travel from middle to bottom, two methods (pseudo duplicate pairs)
1897 New Era Card Tricks 182
Unknown Penetration of Matter two methods (one with duplicates), one card or several cards
Related to 1897 New Era Card Tricks 57
Unknown Card to Center top card travels to center, replacing palmed packet
Feb. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 2) 20
Unknown The Cards, Coins and Glass deck placed on glass, coins penetrate deck and fall into glass, three methods (impromptu, gaffed cards, gaffed table
Related to 1897 New Era Card Tricks 125
Unknown The Penetrative Card card visibly pushed through top hat, gaffed
Related to 1897 New Era Card Tricks 238
Unknown Card to Top visual, top change and air pressure turnover
1897 New Era Card Tricks 43
Carl Willmann Die das Tuch durchdringenden Karten three cards one by one
June 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 6) 85
Unknown Card to Bottom top and bottom cards shown indifferent, then selection travels to the bottom
May 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 5) 69
C. Vogel Die unzertrennlichen vier Damen four Queens placed on four packets and assembled, the Queens travel together in the deck, with variation
July 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 7) 100
C. Vogel Die Karte als Streber "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
top card pushed in center, shown back on top, repeated multiple times, top change
July 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 7) 99
Unknown Top, Bottom or Center spectator decides whether his selection should appear on top, bottom or in the center
Jan. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 1) 5
Unknown Thalertreppe coin ladder, coins penetrate hat and drop down the glass ladder
1899 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 35
Samuel "St. Roman" Thiersfeld Das Durchdringen der Stoffe No. 9, cards through handkerchief, card pulled out or drop out after hitting it with wand
1899 Jedermann Zauberkünstler! 37
Unknown Das Kartenbild No. 9, three selections visually appear in card frame behind glass, curtain winds up in frame, duplicate, non-visual alternative in which frame is covered
1900 Der Amateurzauberer 77
Unknown Die Wirtin und die drei Zecher three Jacks put on top bottom and center, cut, all are together
Jan. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 1) 4
Unknown Die vier unzertrennlichen Asse four Aces distributed throughout deck, all appear together in center, three palmed cards added to top
Apr. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 4) 52
S. W. Erdnase The Three Aces Ace of Hearts poses as Diamonds, distributed Aces are together after one cut
Related to 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 202
Hänsel Kastner La carte tournée und deren Variation back palm applications
I. card tossed against door vanishes, is reproduced from other side
II. card through table
Sep. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 9) 132
Unknown To Shake a Chosen Card Through a Handkerchief
1902 The Modern Conjurer 73
Hänsel Kastner Par excellence deck placed on slate and covered with handkerchief, two selections penetrate plate and drop down
Nov. 1902 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 8 No. 11) 164
S. W. Erdnase The Card and Handkerchief
Variations 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 198
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli XX. Ein anderes Bild 1. Das magnetische Kartenspiel (cards cling to hand)
2. Bibifax (hole cut into hat, hat is then fully restored)
3. Sympathie (card penetrates hat visibly)
4. Ein Meisterschuss (cards are torn and loaded into gun, they appear restored inside hat)
5. Die verschwindenden Karten (cards vanish under silk)
1902 Moderne Magie 186
Unknown Suggestions for its Use selection appears at bottom with small explosion, chemical
1903 Later Magic 61
Louis N. Miller Die durch den Hut wandernden Karten six cards chosen and pulled through bottom of hat with deck inside hat
July 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 7) 100
Unknown Der Spaziergang einer Karte durch das Knie des Künstlers "by A. M.", card through knee with back palm
Feb. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 2) 20
Dr. Reinhard Rohnstein Der Maletzki-Griff coin tossed into hat and immediately a coin is reproduced from the bottom of the hat, kind of penetration, repeated a few times
Dec. 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 5 No. 1) 11
Unknown To Shake a Chosen Card Through a Handkerchief
1904 Modern Card Manipulation 48
Ernst Ehrhardt Die durch ein Kartenspiel wandernde Münze coin slapped onto deck that lies on top of glass, coin penetrates deck
Apr. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 4) 54
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die Seelenwanderung der Karten four-of-a-kind placed in square formation in a napkin, two card covered with cardboard, they travel upwards one by one through the napkin, preliminary phase in which every Ace does a trick (comes to top, travels from pocket to pocket, to pocket, appears at any number) to switch the ungaffed cards for double facers
Jan. 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 1) 2
Carl Willmann Ein Spaziergang der vier Asse four Aces in square formation on a cloth or paper, two covered, they travel upwards through the cloth/paper one by one
Oct. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 10) 146
Unknown The Siamese Aces two Aces separated in deck come up next to each other when dealt through deck, sucker element
Variations 1909 The Art of Magic 89
Unknown The Card Through the Handkerchief "one of the specialties of the ingenious Mr. Leipzig", credited to German St. Roman
1909 The Art of Magic 136
Unknown To Place the Four Kings in different parts of the Pack, and to bring them all together by a simple Cut Jacks secretly behind a King
1911 Modern Card Manipulation 97
Unknown The Demon Card Trick card rises to top in paper-wrapped deck
1911 Modern Card Manipulation 104
Charles T. Jordan The Impossible Journey No. 20, selection comes to top in rubber banded deck, executing classic pass with rubber banded deck
Related toVariations 1919/1920 Thirty Card Mysteries 58
Charles T. Jordan The Brain Twister No. 7, deck has hole at one end with thread, selection reverses itself despite thread
1920 Ten New Sleight of Hand Card Tricks 15
Charles T. Jordan The Inseparable Aces aces distributed in deck, when dealt they are all together, multiple glide
1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks) 13
Jack Merlin A Four Ace Assemble aces rise on top of the deck
1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 4
Jack Merlin Here There and Everywhere ambitious card, then stop trick, twice the card is at the stopped position
1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 15
Jack Merlin The Pass as a Trick no passes, to fool those familiar with passes, ambitious card plot
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 6
Jack Merlin Pass Using Second Dealing ambitious card sequence, second deal
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 6
Laurie Ireland Instant Card Location getting a named card to top in memorized deck
  • The Top 15 cards
  • Method of Locating Cards from Number 15 Down to Bottom of Deck
1931 Ireland Writes a Book 16
Victor Farelli Suggestions and "Tips" variations from where to produce the pair that denotes the card
  • Rising Cards
  • Cards in Pocket
  • The Blindfold and Knife
  • Caught in the Air
  • Cards through Handkerchief
1931 Controlled Coincidence 14
Ralph W. Hull Hull's "Eye Popper"
1932 "Eye-Openers" 4
Ralph W. Hull Two/Three of Diamonds pseudo duplicates for ambitious card phase
1932 "Eye-Openers" 5
Unknown The Burglars - A Story Trick
1933 Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 10
Unknown Another Version of "The Burglars", two duplicates and rubber bands
1933 Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 13
Dr. James William Elliott Dr. Elliott's Presentation three selections come to top
1933 Farelli's Card Magic — Part One 28
Tom Sellers "Duplex" on the Top Card two cards placed on top of two halves, then put in center and they come back to top
1933 More Secrets 6
Tommy Tucker The Perfect Shift double lift to fake a pass
1933 Expert Manipulative Magic 13
Unknown Push-In Switch for Ambitious Card
1934 Card Tricks That Work 6
Unknown The Ambitious Card two phases, including card from under shoe back to top
1934 Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 48
Tom Sellers On the Top four phases
1934 Card Tricks That Work 5
Bob Hummer A Card in Flight!! card vanishes from deck and reappears at other side of window
Related toAlso published here 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 14) 66
Unknown A New Top Change second card is palmed while top one is displayed, then replaced
1935 Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 86
Unknown The Perforated Coin pin through coin
1935 Coin Magic 30
Laurie Ireland On the Bottom, on Top and in the Pocket
1935 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1935, "New Card and Coin Manipulation") 23
Dick Madden The Modern Eye-Popper short card used to simplify double lift
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 25) 155
Theodore Annemann The Undercover Mystery two-card location with card through tray on floor
Also published here 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1935/36) 83
Lin Searles An Amusing Reversal ambitious card, then chosen card turns over, double backer
Related to 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1936) 134
Unknown Introducing the Ambitious Card Trick card appears face-up on deck during springing of cards, application of Spring Palm
1936 Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 132
U. F. Grant Siamese Twins two selections come together in deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 154
William Larsen Two Card Location two selections come together in deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 175
Unknown Think of a Card a selection travels next to another thought-of card, svengali deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 250
Unknown Companionable Kings kings come together in middle after spectator's shuffling, stripper deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 265
Unknown Reunion two chosen cards come together in pack, stripper deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 270
Unknown Magicardo deck with hole and ribbon through it, penetration from middle to top of deck despite this
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 305
Charles T. Jordan Inseparable Aces aces distributed in deck, when dealt they are all together, multiple glide
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 356
Unknown The Slap Trick card comes to top, Seven vs. Eight impromptu duplicate
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 337
Unknown On the Top chosen card comes to top, short card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 310
Unknown Acrobatic Jacks four jacks come together on top, stripper deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 272
Theodore Annemann The Ambitious Card end stripper deck
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 282
Unknown Passing a Card Through a Table basic stripper deck application
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 265
Unknown The Penetrating Cards through case and handkerchief
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 338
Unknown The Mene Tekel Deck - 3. card through table
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 257
Theodore Annemann A Couple of Cards Get Together two selections come together on top despite the spectator's overhand shuffle, pencil dot card
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 82
Ralph W. Hull The Eye Popper svengali/mirage deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 254
Frank Lane Double Backed Card Routine back of selection changes, ambitious card phase, count-down phase, card reverses, double index gaff and double backer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 118
Jess E. Mills The Super Eye Popper ambitious type routine with duplicate (king of clubs with one spade pip)
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1936/37) 181
Unknown The Card Through the Handkerchief
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 338
Unknown Williams' Card Trick card through handkerchief with fair selection and duplicate from index
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 230
Unknown Card Through Handkerchief stripper deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 268
Unknown The Mene Tekel Deck - 1. basic application
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 257
Unknown Selected Cards Pass through a Handkerchief deck on table with handkerchief underneath, stripper deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 264
Laurie Ireland Card Control
1938 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1938) 7
Sam Leo Horowitz The Mystery of the Penthouse four distributed Jacks come together with one cut
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 145
Unknown Wandering Jacks Fragment jacks from middle to top and bottom
1938 Greater Magic 185
Martin Gardner Synthetic Seconds two selections travel together, presented as second deal demonstration, stooge
Related to 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1937/38) 272
Orville Wayne Meyer The Burglars
Variations 1938 More Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 17
Unknown Passing a Card Through the Crown of a Derby Hat
1938 Greater Magic 219
William H. McCaffrey The Four Aces matrix layout
1938 Greater Magic 357
Ralph W. Hull The Pop-Eyes Eye-Popper Trick with Pop-Eyed Eye-Popper deck
1938 Greater Magic 532
Unknown The Double Lift with a Short Card with ambitious card phase
1938 Greater Magic 475
Unknown Card Through Hat
1938 Greater Magic 230
Dai Vernon, Sam Leo Horowitz, Arthur Finley The Ambitious Card with double backer
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 481
Martin Gardner Through the Hank whole deck penetrates handkerchief except selection
Variations 1938 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1937/38) 271
Ralph W. Hull "Knock 'em Off with a Stick" two cards, with Pop-Eyed Eye-Popper deck
1938 Greater Magic 532
Henry Gordien Card under the Napkin
1938 Greater Magic 224
Baffles Brush Method No. 9. Card Rising Through a Handkerchief ungaffed
1938 Greater Magic 397
Ellis Stanyon Personalities In Flight four business cards borrowed and placed on handkerchief corners, penetration underneath cover one by one
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 69) 474
Theodore Annemann, Stanley Collins The Penetrating Card deck in case, credits see p. 461
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 66) 459
Edward Marlo General Ace Trick aces come to top one by one, same ace is shown on top four times as sucker presentation
1940 Early Marlo (Issue Pasteboard Presto) 19
Unknown The Card Through the Magazine bottom placement
1940 Expert Card Technique 302
The Great Maurice Card Finesse two cards lost, deck covered in paper, selections come to top and bottom, duplicates in paper
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 109) 649
Unknown A Stubborn Card
1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 20
Unknown The Ambitious Twins
1940 Expert Card Technique 285
Unknown Cover for the Ambitious Card Double Lift
1940 Expert Card Technique 287
Karl Germain Neat Mystery two cards appear on face of deck in glass
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 98) 603
Unknown Picking a Pocket deck in spectator's coat pocket, performer removes selection through fabric
1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 22
Laurie Ireland Card Control card transformation, ends up in pocket
1940 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1940) 7
Frederick Braue The Pop-Up Card
Variations 1940 Expert Card Technique 285
Unknown Streamlining the Sympathetic Aces
1940 Expert Card Technique 242
Martin Gardner Eye-Pop Routine two selections reverse in the center, then travel back to top, pseudo duplicates
1940 12 Tricks with a Borrowed Deck 18
Unknown The Omnipresent Eight
1940 Expert Card Technique 287
Laurie Ireland Deuces and Trays sucker ambitious twice, deuces shown as threes and transform in threes when spectator protests
1940 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1940) 15
Unknown Through the Tabletop stranger card, two methods
1940 Expert Card Technique 365
Unknown Using Double Lift Turnup two methods
1940 Expert Card Technique 284
Unknown The Obliging Card apparently mistake is made, ambitious phase
1940 Expert Card Technique 322
Edward Marlo The Ambitious Card facilitating double lift by bending top cards
1940 Early Marlo (Issue Pasteboard Presto) 19
Unknown The First Phase
1940 Expert Card Technique 283
Unknown Ambitious Card Move
1940 Expert Card Technique 286
The Great Merlini Behind the Eight Ball Effect #1: Top card changes into selection
Effect #2: Another selection comes to top
Effect #3: selection is stabbed to with another card
Effect #4: Magic Thrust
Effect #5: spectator seals card in envelope (glimpsed with alcohol)
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 114) 673
Bert Allerton Aces Up aces placed in middle jump to top and bottom
1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 34
Fred Rothenberg A Double-Dyed Swindle wrong card reverses, selection rises to top, previously reversed card jumps in pocket, double facer
1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 46
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue Money Talks three selections come to bottom of three piles, then to bottom of pack after shuffle, presented with coins, stripper deck
Related to 1941 The Stripper Deck 17
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue A Canny Coincidence two selections come together on bottom of deck after spectator shuffled
1941 The Stripper Deck 26
Al Baker The Ambitious Card two phases
1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 156
Bob Hummer The Card on the Window Pane card through window
Related toAlso published here 1941 Six More Hummers 5
Nate Leipzig Leipzig's Penetrating Card Fake using blank-backed card
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 124) 721
Deane Moore Double Lift Substitute
1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 16
Unknown Birds of a Feather two separated cards in deck come together
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 219
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Porous Plate thought card travels through plate in another packet
1942 Prepared Cards and Accessories 25
Jimmy Grippo Clear Through! handkerchief put on deck and corner folded in, selection penetrates the silk
Also published here 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 23) 97
Eddie Joseph Gone Right Through top card of tabled deck lapped with handkerchief
1942 Greater Card Tricks 27
Unknown 8 - Cards and Ribbon cards thread themself onto ribbon, using Two-Way Paper Cone (page 86)
1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 89
Willard S. Smith Special Sale coins and slate idea, with defense stamp
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 45) 187
Theodore Annemann The Undercover Mystery 2-card location with card through tray on floor
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 2
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Fantastic Fan four Aces keep reappearing on bottom of deck, sucker phase, then to shoulder
Related to 1943 Tricks and Sleights 23
Theodore Annemann The Modern Eye Popper short card used to simplify double lift
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 49
Unknown A Hat and a Card card penetrates hat
Dec. 1943 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 7) 31
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue Card Through Handkerchief
1943 Tricks and Sleights 12
Bob Hummer A Card in Flight! card vanishes from deck and reappears at other side of window
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 25
Unknown Card Through The Magazine kelly bottom placement
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 187
Unknown Card through the Handkerchief
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 242
Unknown New Era Card Through Handkerchief
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 244
Unknown Three Cards through the Handkerchief
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 247
Unknown Rising Cards through Handkerchief
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 251
Unknown The Black Ace and Card Through Handkerchief single ace penetrates handkerchief, changes to selection, ace in pocket
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 252
Nate Leipzig Card through Handkerchief through handkerchief laid on the table
1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 255
Bruce Elliott The Back Room idea for Curry's "Out of this Phone Book", eliminating the cards and presentation for card frame both by Audley Walsh
Related to 1944 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 54) 220
Joe Karson Kindred Spirits two selected cards found together in the deck
1945 My Best 18
Sid Lorraine The Four Burglars two parts
1945 My Best 144
Frank Ducrot Card Through Card two cards, gimmick
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 77) 315
George H. Pittman Card Thru Hank through case and handkerchief
1945 My Best 49
George Starke The Porous Plate "A Trick with a Climax that Savors of Real Magic"
deck placed on plate, selection travels through plate and is found underneath
June 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 1) 123
Dai Vernon The Queens' Soiree four Queens on a handkerchief or newspaper, two are covered with a piece of paper, one by one they are placed under cloth and they travel under one piece of paper
Related toVariations 1945 The Queens' Soiree 1
Warner Perry To the Top with stranger card (which is not the selection)
July 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 2) 133
Tommy Dowd Book or Magazine Load from Flat Palm
July 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 2) 132
Jean Hugard The Ace Assembly two covers
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 82) 334
Harlan Tarbell Rising Cards Through Hat cards are put in glass under hat, selections rise through hat into view
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 150
Unknown A Card on Ribbon Mystery card in envelope peneatrates ribbon that goes through both items
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 320
Arthur H. Buckley The Illusive Transfer Experiment No. 40
1946 Card Control 208
Arthur H. Buckley The Obstrusive Queens Experiment No. 39 - using two black queens
1946 Card Control 207
James G. Thompson Jr. Thompson's Discontented Card
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 105) 422
Arthur H. Buckley Wishful Thinking Experiment No. 25 - peeked card comes to top in clean manner
1946 Card Control 181
Arthur H. Buckley The Card Through Case Experiment No. 8 - very direct handling for Staring him in the Face
Also published here 1946 Card Control 158
John Brown Cook The Transfer of a Card double deal from centre for short ambitious card sequence
1946 Card Control 80
Arthur H. Buckley The Four Bandits Expermient No. 43 - jacks are produced, inserted in middle and come to top, deck is separated in reds and blacks
1946 Card Control 213
Jean Hugard Card Magic on The Revolution (air pressure turnover), also with two cards in quick succession or as Ambitious Card phase
Related to Jan. 1946 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 8) 187
John Scarne The Eagle Speaks coin whispers the position, where the selection is in the deck, then the coin vanishes and appears above the selection
Variations 1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 106) 427
Arthur H. Buckley The Ambitious Card Experiment No. 23
1946 Card Control 177
Bert Allerton Pump Room Phantasy two Aces appear on top and bottom
Related to 1947 Stars of Magic (Vol. 3 No. 1) 39
Edward Marlo Flight of Time card is chosen by counting procedure, then card travels to top or to other packet
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 137) 549
Edward Marlo The "S" Shaped Turn Over multiple lift for ca. five cards, S-crimp
1947 Marlo In Spades 6
Bill Simon Tabled single card through table
Also published here 1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 159) 640
Unknown A Bit of Byplay
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 172
Unknown Pin through Coin more a bar bet
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 159) 641
George G. Kaplan Will-o'-the-Wisp Routine sympathetic cards through newspaper with one cover only
Variations 1948 The Fine Art of Magic 56
John Platt Chinese Coin on Pencil Illusion ring & stick with chinese hole coin, originally from Sphinx
1948 Principles and Deceptions 100
Unknown Ambitious Card including push-through sequence
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 147
Unknown Blindfolded Pack tabled
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 161
H. Adrian Smith Penetrative Aces newspaper/handkerchief penetration, matrix layout
1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 141
Martin Gardner Card Through the Handkerchief no palming, deck in case
1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 84
J.C. Whyley Elusive Lady with three cards, see p. 781 for credit information by Sid Lorraine
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 193) 770
Hen Fetsch Band-It Card selection is lost in the deck and encircled with two rubber bands, deck is placed behind back and when shown again selection is on face of the still encircled deck
1949 Band-It Card 1
John Hamilton Diamond Mystery card with hole in envelope, ribbon penetrates card and ends up threaded on card
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 176) 704
Paul LePaul Aces Up!
Variations 1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 203
Hen Fetsch Band-It Card Cache same effect as Band-It Card, more rubber bands and clean at the end
1949 Band-It Card 3
Leon M. Dick Boy Meets Girl four queens and four jacks
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 188) 753
Al Leech An Ambitious Card Climax
1949 For Card Men Only 25
Dai Vernon Ambitious Card
1949 Stars of Magic (Vol. 5 No. 2) 76
Edward Marlo Card Thru Table lapping a short card method
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 193) 772
Norman Houghton Perverse Penetration deck in case wrapped in handkerchief, deck and cards except selection penetrate handkerchief
1950 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 36
Bruce Elliott Brrrrtttt! phase for ambitious card
Also published here 1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 231) 924
Jack Yeager Ambitious Card Routine climax, card changes to blank card with "That's All, Folks!" written on it
Also published here
  • Jack Yeager's "Second Portfolio of Tricks"
1951 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 3
Edward Marlo Ambitious Card Routine roughed duplicate
1951 Unknown 11
Edward Marlo Effect No. 10 peeked-at card is shown reversed with table spread, optional ambitious card sequence follow-up
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 6
Bill Simon The Magnetic Cards cards are cut in four packets, one card selected and with that card the other of the same value rise on top of each packet
1952 Effective Card Magic 137
Bill Simon Additions to the Effect follow up to "A Touching Experiment" Elevator with four Aces
1952 Effective Card Magic 64
Bill Simon Deuces Wild black deuces rise to the top one by one, then they are used to pinch the red deuces out of the deck
1952 Effective Card Magic 166
Frank Garcia Garcia's Interlude sucker sequence, side slip fake
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 263) 1051
Bill Simon Elevator Cards ace, two, three, two phases
1952 Effective Card Magic 43
Bill Simon Ambitious Bit with the side slip
1952 Effective Card Magic 115
Bob Hummer The Card on the Window Pane card through window
Also published here 1952 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1952) 3
Al Leech An Ambitious Card
1952 Manipulating with Leech 26
Bill Simon The Ambitious Card cards travel from center to the top and back to the center
1952 Effective Card Magic 66
Dai Vernon The Unambitious Card card travels down from top one card at a time, for magicians
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 253) 1010
Bill Simon The Thought-Of Ace thought of ace (or all aces) rise to top
1952 Effective Card Magic 109
Bill Simon Double Rise two cards placed on the table, half of the deck put on each, both rise to the top
Variations 1952 Effective Card Magic 139
Nate Leipzig Leipzig's Opener
1952 Stars of Magic (Vol. 10 No. 1) 142
Bruce Elliott, Dai Vernon The Ambitious Card! last phase in spectator's hands (Vernon)
Related to 1953 Classic Secrets of Magic 160
Edward Marlo Effect Five six cards written on pellets, placed on tray on top of hat, selected card penetrates tray
1953 Unlimited 18
Edward Marlo Ambitious Card Move
1953 The Cardician 54
Edward Marlo Flight of Time card is chosen by counting procedure, then card travels to top or to other packet
1953 The Cardician 11
Dai Vernon, Wallace Galvin Card through Handkerchief tabled
Related to 1953 Classic Secrets of Magic 18
Edward Marlo Card Thru Table clean handling due to short card
1953 The Cardician 15
George Blake Olla Podrida
  • ambitious card with two cards, as a magician's gag
  • rabbit from hat joke
  • torn & restored paper, magician's gag
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 287) 1148
Al Leech A Suspicious Move garden path
1953 Card Man Stuff 7
Frank Garcia, Dai Vernon Topper Garcia's topper mover, two handed bluff display on top, Vernon's variation one handed
Related to 1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 282) 1126
Edward Marlo, Dai Vernon Penetration Ace-Two-Three or all Aces penetrate pack one at a time
Variations 1953 The Cardician 46
Edward Marlo The Follow Up Aces Aces lost in deck come to top
Related toVariations 1953 The Cardician 91
Al Leech Ace, Deuce, Trey
1953 Card Man Stuff 11
Edward Marlo In One Shuffle aces lost in deck, still on top
1953 The Cardician 83
Cy Endfield "Blackie is with us!" jacks travel together in center, card appears between them
1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic — Part I 24
J. Stewart Smith The Inseparable Sevens four Sevens in the deck come together twice
Inspired by
  • Al Leech
1955 One More Thought on Cards 21
Cy Endfield The Ambitious Card
1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic — Part III 5
Edward Marlo Challenge to You from Edward Marlo! description of three routines, no explanation
1. The Separating Aces
2. The New Elevator
3. Real Gone Aces
1955 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 334) 144
J. Stewart Smith Ascending Treys elevator with three cards on top of traveling cards
1955 One More Thought on Cards 5
Billy McComb An Act for a Lazy Magician complete act
  • Ring on Stick
  • Card through Handkerchief
  • Anti-Gravity Glasses
  • Bill in Cigarette
  • Transformation of Handkerchief ("The End" appears)
1955 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1955) 4
Cy Endfield Card Penetration and Change card placed in handkerchief "penetrates", in its place selection
Also published here 1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic — Part II 37
Edward Marlo The Separating Aces four Aces distribute in the deck, three methods, all cards face-down
Variations 1956 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 338) 162
Cy Endfield Card Penetration and Change card placed in handkerchief "penetrates", in its place selection
Also published here 1956 Unconventional Magic 11
Leonard Austin Novel Card Appearance card appears on a framed piece of glass, behind roller blind
1956 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 23
Bruce Elliott Brrrrtttt! phase for ambitious card
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 138
Edward Marlo The New Elevator four methods
Variations 1956 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 338) 163
Peter Warlock The Cardboard Prisoner deck put in paper bag with ribbon through it, selection penetrates onto ribbon
1956 Unconventional Magic 46
Bill Simon Tabled single card through table
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 147
Nick Trost Card and Penny-Tration Routine coin vanishes when half of the cards are put on top, magnet in cards
1956 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1956) 34
J. B. Bobo The Traveling Joker one black card placed among twenty-six red cards always ends up on top, then card travels from packet to packet
Also published here 1956 Top Secrets of Magic 22
Edward Marlo Card to Top on tabled deck, using tabled palm
1957 The Tabled Palm 19
Edward Marlo Travelling Double two cards travel to top of deck
1957 The Tabled Palm 12
Edward Marlo The Lost Card sucker presentation, using The Card Transfer
1957 The Tabled Palm 36
Edward Marlo Rise-Rise-Rise card from center rises to top visible, tabled, two methods (Tenkai and Flat Palm)
Variations 1957 The Tabled Palm 23
Brother John Hamman Thought of Card under the Table Cloth
1958 The Card Magic of Bro. John Hamman S. M. 44
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Ambitious 52 cards come to the top in order, mates are always on the bottom
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 6) 15
Edward Marlo Magical Seven selection reversed in face-up portion travels down into lower face-down portion into seventh position, five phases/methods
Related toVariations 1958 The Magic Seven 2
Bert Allerton Named Card to Top
1958 The Close-Up Magician 37
Brother John Hamman Kings Through the Table one by one, change to aces, kings in pocket
Variations 1958 The Card Magic of Bro. John Hamman S. M. 18
Bert Allerton The Eye Popper
1958 The Close-Up Magician 24
Al Leech Kings On The Loose red Kings change to black, then reverse and travel around in deck (Ireland's Card Annual 1957)
1958/2004 A Last Look at Leech 34
Carmen D'Amico F. D'Amico's Favorite card through leg
1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 76
Al Leech A Triple Discovery first card rises to the top and transforms in the second and third selected card
1959 Cardmanship 17
Edward Marlo D. As Ambitious
1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 75
Al Leech, Edward Marlo Again, The Elevator
1959 Cardmanship 22
Al Leech Doubly Ambitious
1959 Cardmanship 6
Edward Marlo, Carmen D'Amico G. Marlo's Routine card through leg, multiple phases
1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 76
Henry Durkin Unlocked Card deck with holes in one corner, one card is selected and added to six other cards, cards are then secured with a padlock and under a handkerchief selection is pulled out
1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 44
Karrell Fox Absent Minded Finish deck replaced into case and put away, yet deck remains on table as if it dropped through
1960 Comedy a la Card 26
Edward Marlo Card travels to bottom tabled, context (point 3.)
1961 Card Switches 11
Max Malini Card Jumps to Top single phase Ambitious Card
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 55
Nate Leipzig, Charlie Miller Leipzig's Card Production Variation card clings to hand
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 62
Dai Vernon, Paul Rosini Staring him in the face the classic "knock out of the hand"
Variations 1961 Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic 33
Edward Marlo Marlo's Acrobatic Aces four aces travel to top repeatedly, then to pocket
1961 The Multiple Shift 57
Charlie Miller Peeped Card Thru Hand through spectator's hand, quickie
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 55
Lawrence "Larry" Grey Another Larry Grey Trick three selected cards are found, the last one penetrates the hank
1961 Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic 57
Charlie Miller The Homing Deuces four Twos keep reappearing on bottom of deck, sucker phase
Related to 1961 An Evening with Charlie Miller 60
Don Tanner Penetrating Card selection placed between two other cards and in card box, selection penetrates card box
1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 56
Harry Lorayne Flash Aces four Aces from different parts to top
Variations 1962 Close-up Card Magic 119
Jochen Zmeck, Ralph W. Hull Schneller als das Auge ambitious phases with mirage deck, also as double ambitious phase
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 14
Neal Elias Tilt Contribution
1962 Tilt! 28
Max Malini The Siemese Aces two aces separated in deck come up next to each other when dealt through deck
Inspired by 1962 Malini and His Magic 70
Edward Marlo Two
1962 The K. M. Move 3
Edward Marlo Note using Tilt in ambitious card routine, "most obvious use (...) for this reason I have avoided it", getting into position before removing top card
1962 Tilt! 15
Harry Lorayne Lorayne's Ambitious Card Routine
1962 Close-up Card Magic 51
Jack Avis The Jumping Thought card peeked at, deck shuffled by spectator, card divined and it comes to top
1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 69
Edward Marlo Rising Thought "First Effect", one of four cards thought of, all lost in deck, selection comes to top
1962 Tilt! 9
Edward Marlo Gathering of the Clan "Sixth Effect", quartet lost in deck, reappears on top
Related to 1962 Tilt! 13
Edward Marlo Tilted Aces "Seventeenth Effect", Aces placed into center come to top, no cuts, see p. 1 for credit information
Variations 1962 Tilt! 25
John Benzais Through the Table card falls into spectator's hand
Variations 1962 Close-up Card Magic 128