726 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Super-Senses
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown To call for any Card in the Pack deck behind back naming card, bringing deck in front of body and dropping card on table, sequence is repeated
1784 Breslaw's Last Legacy 67
Unknown To cause a Number of Cards to Multiply invisibly in a Person's keeping cut-off packet weighed, then it multiplies
1876 Modern Magic 84
Unknown To Pick out the Card,the Pack being placed in a Person's Pocket stripper or with palm
1876 Modern Magic 62
Unknown To name any Number of Cards in succession without Seeing them cards named one by one with deck behind backs, two methods
1876 Modern Magic 70
Unknown To Distinguish the Court Cards by Touch preparing by "bending" edges slightly upwards with knife
1876 Modern Magic 69
Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin Cards Judged by Weight, and the Multiplication of Cards two routines (second one by Robert-Houdin)
1889 Tricks with Cards 122
Unknown Blindfold Location multiple cards by touch
1889 Tricks with Cards 39
Unknown The Pocket-picking Trick selection extracted by feel from deck in spectator's pocket, stripper or long card or ungaffed
1889 Tricks with Cards 45
Unknown To pick out a Chosen Card under a Handkerchief long card, stripper or ungaffed
1889 Tricks with Cards 97
Unknown Clairvoyance by Touch chosen card is extracted from deck in spectator's pocket, the repeat in which spectator extracts right card
1889 Tricks with Cards 113
Unknown The Cards having been freely Shuffled and Cut into three or four Heaps, to Name the Top Card of each Heap one ahead
1889 Tricks with Cards 127
Unknown Practical Illustrations
  • top cards named after cut
  • spectator cuts off cards and performer knows number of cards and points containted
1890 More Magic 75
Unknown To Name Cards without Seeing them
1890 More Magic 30
Unknown To distinguis the Suit of any given Card by Weight cards with glazed back, marked with water marks
1890 More Magic 50
Charlier Reading the Cards
1890 More Magic 68
Unknown Card Naming when stack has been shuffled, punch deck
1890 More Magic 81
Unknown Further Illustration naming position of any card or card at any position
1890 More Magic 79
Unknown Mit verbundenen Augen sämtliche Karten eines Spieles zu nennen No. 33, blindfolded, cards held to forehead are named
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 39
Unknown Der Kartenkünstler als Hellseher No. 34, four cards chosen, deck placed in spectator's pocket, number named, cards removed and card at that number is first selection, repeated three more times
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 40
Unknown Sämtliche Bilderkarten eines Spieles mit verbundenen Augen aufzufinden No. 35, all picture cards found blindfolded
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 42
Unknown Der magische Tastsinn No. 36, deck put in pocket, any card called for removed
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 43
Unknown Die Karten in der Brusttasche No. 1, deck placed in breast pocket of spectator, selections from another deck inserted in pocketed deck, performer takes them out by touch, one deck slightly bigger
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 3
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die Kartenwage performer names number of cards in cut-off pile, with patter
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 87
Unknown Gerade oder ungerade performer knows if cut-off pile has odd or even number of cards, red-black alternating
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 89
Unknown Könige, Damen und Buben picture cards shuffled and placed underneath handkerchief, performer produces all kings, queens and jacks without looking, two methods
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 34
Unknown Die magische Sehkraft cards given to blindfolded performer are named by him
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 36
Unknown Das Lesen mit den Fingerspitzen deck behind back, performer names one card after the other, two handlings
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 42
Unknown Nennen der obersten Karte im Spiel performer names top card of shuffled deck multiple times
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 46
Unknown Das Mädchen für Alles in Gestalt eines Kartenspieles combination of effects from book
1. Die magische Sehkraft
2. Die Kartenwage
3. performer repeatedly names card where spectator cuts to
4. Das Lesen mit den Fingerspitzen
5. Das Sortier-Etui (removing named cards from pocket)
6. Das unsichtbare, geheimnisvolle Uhrwerk
7. performer can always cut at a King (four Kings crimped)
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 85
Unknown Die Unzertrennlichen deck shown mixed and taken under a handkerchief, performer brings out all fours-of-a-kind one after the other, two methods (stacked stripper deck, deck switch)
Feb. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 6) 83
Unknown Die magische Sehkraft performer blindfolded, spectators hand him cards which he holds to his forehead and divines, palmed mirror
May 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 5) 73
Unknown Der Kartenseher face cards of deck named one after the other, finger ring as shiner
Oct. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 10) 147
Unknown Das mathematische Mischen - 4. fourth application, deck "shuffled" two times, then card at any position named
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 120
Unknown Der Gedächtniskünstler im Salon order of cards read off to medium who then directs the spectator to lay out the cards so that they end up sorted in new deck order, three methods
Related to Jan. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 5) 79
Unknown Der Gedächtniskünstler im Salon continuation of explanation
Related to Feb. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 6) 93
Unknown Der Gedächtniskünstler im Salon continuation of explanation, verbal code method
Related to Mar. 1896 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 7) 104
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Neueste Methode, Karte zu erraten Stebbins type stack with 32 cards
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 92
Unknown Der Gedächtniskünstler card taken out, spectator reads off remaining cards, performer names missing card, clocking mod 10 but with only thirty-two cards
Variations 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 100
Unknown The Mysterious Production any card called for from pocket
1897 New Era Card Tricks 65
Unknown The Improved Mysterious Production any card called for from pocket, featuring detachable inside pocket, also with selections and no card index
1897 New Era Card Tricks 66
Unknown Improved Cards Read Behind The Back shuffled pack, order called out from behind back, with finesse
1897 New Era Card Tricks 67
Unknown Magic versus Mnemonics thirty-two numbered slips and cards are distributed among audience, performer later recalls them, secret assistant
1897 New Era Card Tricks 61
Unknown Mnemonics Applied to Cards deck really remembered
1897 New Era Card Tricks 177
Unknown Die natürliche Gedächtniskunst - das Spielkarten-Kunststück mnemonics for playing cards, thirty-two cards memorized by performer
Related to May 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 2 No. 9) 138
Hugo Schröder Der Kartenkünstler als Hellseher "by Hugo Sch., Dresden", layout of all cards on table, performer can name any of the cards
Related to Jan. 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 1) 4
Francis King Der Kartenkünstler als Mnemotechniker apparently thirty-two-card deck memorized, position named by spectator and performer names card, three key cards memorized throughout deck and the closest one brought to correct position with pass
Related to July 1897 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 3 No. 7) 100
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Applications for Edge-Marked Deck also "Magisches Kartenspiel"
locating named card in squared deck and bringing it to top or bottom, identifying removed card
Inspired by July 1897 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 3 No. 1) 16
Hugo Schrader Die getrennten und wieder vereinten Paare four King-Queen pairs on table, put together and cut by spectator, Kings and Queen separated under table by performer, cut again, then performer brings out pairs from under table
Oct. 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 10) 148
Professor Bellonie Das Kartentuch deck placed in silk, performer takes out cards and names them apparently by touch, silk with pocket for cards inside
Variations Dec. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 12) 181
Arthur Toskana Das Riesengedächtnis order of shuffled deck read to performer who can repeat it, deck switched for "memorized" deck with easy system
Related toVariations Sep. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 9) 131
Unknown Das magische Kartenspiel fully edge-marked deck, divining missing card or reversed card
Related to June 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 6) 87
Unknown Der Künstler als Wagenmensch No. 7, human scale, performer cuts off cards and knows exact weight and number of cards, repeated, wide cards at known positions
1900 Der Amateurzauberer 73
Unknown Ein Kartenchangement No. 14, cards placed in handkerchief, performer names cards that he apparently identifies by touch, those cards are vanished and reappear in deck
1900 Der Amateurzauberer 90
Arthur Toskana Noch einmal "Das Riesengedächtnis" clarification
Related to Jan. 1900 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 6 No. 1) 14
Eugen Schröder Zum "Kartentuch" deck placed in hat, performer takes out cards and names them apparently by touch, some cards start out behind hat band
Inspired by Apr. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 4) 52
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Das Gefühl "Hofzinser's Kartenkünste VII."
shuffled deck pocketed, named card removed, deck removed and another card chosen, transposes with first card while one is in a silk, sixteen double facers
Also published here Sep. 1901 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 7 No. 9) 130
S. W. Erdnase Weighing Cards
1902 The Expert at the Card Table 180
S. W. Erdnase Naming Cards...
1902 The Expert at the Card Table 181
Phantome Das Herausfinden zweier von einer fremden Person gezogenen Karten aus dem Spiel two cards found behind back, duplicates
Nov. 1903 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 9 No. 11) 165
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Das Riesengedächtnis card removed and rest of deck read off for performer who then names the missing card, then number named and performer names card at that position, clocking for both value and suit mod 10 (for thirty-two cards), also clocking with fifty-two cards without mod
Inspired byRelated to Mar. 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 3) 38
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Das Riesengedächtnis second part of explanation, card at any position named by memorising four cards and bringing the closest one to named position by pass
Related to Apr. 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 4) 55
Hugo Schrader Mnemotechnik und Kartenkunst thirty-two spectators with number cards also take a card and read number and card off, performer memorizes everything apparently and takes the cards out in order after they have been shuffled, hidden assistant sorts a deck behind stage
July 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 7) 107
Unknown Second Method cards named without seeing them
1909 The Art of Magic 165
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Das Gefühl shuffled deck pocketed, named card removed, deck removed and another card chosen, transposes with first card while one is in a silk, sixteen double facers
Also published here 1910 Kartenkünste 43
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Gleiche Gedanken (Erste Ausführung) two cards are selected from a deck, performer finds same card in second deck placed in his pocket
Also published here 1910 Kartenkünste 6
Joseph Michael Hartz, Alexander Herrmann, Professor Hoffmann The Pocket-Picking Trick producing chosen cards from shuffled deck in pocket, three handlings
Also published here 1911 Later Magic 719
Joseph Michael Hartz, Alexander Herrmann, Professor Hoffmann The Pocket-Picking Trick producing chosen cards from shuffled deck in pocket, three handlings
Also published here 1911 Magical Titbits 181
Unknown The Pocket-Picking Trick card located in spectator's pocket
1911 Modern Card Manipulation 105
Charles T. Jordan The Full Hand No. 7, four spectators select four cards each, those sixteen cards are riffle shuffled by performer and dropped in hat, performer takes out the cards of each spectator without looking
1919/1920 Thirty Card Mysteries 30
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 Rolling-off-a-Log Detection No. 6, card removed is found out, unusual presentation with card rolled to tube, one suit together
1919/1920 Thirty Card Mysteries 28
Charles T. Jordan The Suits Unscrambled No. 10, all four Royal Flushes are shuffled together, performer memorized them apparently and brings out named suit from behind back
1920 Ten New Sleight of Hand Card Tricks 21
Charles T. Jordan The Ready Reckoner spectator cuts off a packet, performer finds out how many, divided deck (clubs/diamonds and hearts/spades)
1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks) 14
Charles T. Jordan Count the Cut spectator cuts off a packet, performer finds out how many by taking cards with the corresponding values from pocket, Si Stebbins
1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks) 21
Charles T. Jordan The Assistance Card Trick follow up to last trick, card is selected and put in pocket, performer goes through the cards once and knows the missing one, clocking mod 13
1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks) 11
Charles T. Jordan The Pair Detection spectator removes a pair from a packet, performer finds out which cards, card counting, Parallel Principle precursor
Related to 1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Card Tricks) 14
Charles T. Jordan The Mysterious Detective three spectators pocket cards, performer names them, stack that can be riffle shuffled once
1921 The Four Full Hands (Issue Four Full Hands of Down to the Minute Magical Effects) 35
Friedrich "Fritz" Hügli Feingefühl in den Fingerspitzen. No. 13, shuffled deck placed in handkerchief, performer names six card and finds them inside bundle, then six cards vanish and appear back in the deck, duplicates
1926 Magische Miniaturen 45
Louis Nikola "Stop" Riffle, say stop anytime, magician can tell how many cards are riffled off
Also published here 1927 The Nikola Card System 22
Louis Nikola Cards By Weight Can tell number of cards in the packet by its weight
Also published here 1927 The Nikola Card System 23
Louis Nikola Weighing Chosen Cards Can divine chosen card by weighing its pips
Also published here 1927 The Nikola Card System 23
Louis Nikola The Sense of Touch Divine chosen card by touch alone
Also published here 1927 The Nikola Card System 24
Jack Merlin Telling the Amount of Cards Cut by a Spectator performer knows amount of cards cut to, then asks for another number and cuts that number himself
1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 8
Oswald Rae Cutting A Pack of Cards performer cuts any number of cards, four corner crimps
1928 Sub Rosa 7
Laurie Ireland Producing Selected Card at Any Number and At The Same Time Cold Packing any card is produced from pocket at named (small) number from shuffled deck, switch for memorized deck
Related toVariations 1931 Ireland Writes a Book 19
Theodore Annemann The Mystery Card Reading Method pack behind back, performer names cards
1931 The Book Without A Name 35
Tom Sellers Reading the Cards Behind the Back
1931 Magical Pleasantries 17
Tom Sellers Reading the Cards deck put in black bag, cards read by touch, cards added with flash lamp
1931 Magical Pleasantries 18
Graham Adams The Torn Pack and Tricks Therewith two cards selected and returned, then whole deck torn in two halves, two cards counted to in both "halves", they match and are one selection, everything mixed in a hat and both halves found by touch
1931 Mr. S. W. Erdnase — "His Book" 27
Eric F. Impey Synchrono - A Mechanical Pack stacked peek deck
  • To gain knowledge of any card freely selected
  • To name the cards one after the other
  • To reverse the positions of the two uppermost cards
  • A further effect (card to case)
1931 Try This One 4
Victor Farelli The Marvellous Discovery card removed from pack while performer is not looking, yet he quickly finds two cards that denote the selection by value and suit without looking at the faces
  • First Method
  • Second Method ("Shades")
  • Third Method (Difference in Design)
Related to 1931 Controlled Coincidence 12
Eric F. Impey The Amazing Memory removed cards are divined, basic Stay Stack use
1931 Try This One 5
Al Baker The Card Counting Mystery cutting same amount than spectator, short and wide cards
1932 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Pack) 481
Ralph W. Hull Mental Abstraction or Cards by Instinct cards shuffled once, separated with Hearts/Clubs in one pile, spectator choses cards in one pile and performer instantly removes mates from other pile behind back
1932 "Eye-Openers" 2
Tommy Tucker Guessing the Number of Cards by Weight using the Glide false count
1933 Expert Manipulative Magic 16
Ralph W. Hull, Unknown Any Deck Read From the Card Backs cards named by looking at the back
  • First Method with a "Set-Up" Deck
  • With Borrowed Deck (secretly faced deck)
Related to
  • "Seeing with Fingertips" (Howard Albright)
1933 More "Eye-Openers" 9
Theodore Annemann Odd or Even, Which? knowing whether a packet has an odd or even number of cards, alternating one-way backs
Related to 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 10
L.E. Duncanson With Sight Unseen divining cards behind back, small mirror between legs
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 5) 18
Herbert Brooks Tip for Named Card From the Pockets "Thoughts in General"
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 12) 58
Otis Manning Aces of Eight!! eight Aces used, brought from behind the back as wished
Related to 1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 13) 64
Unknown Method of Changing Packs selection produced at named number from pocketed deck
Variations 1935 Mental Magic with Cards 15
Unknown Reading any Card Called For forced card produced from pocketed deck
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 18
Al Baker Unsight and Unseen finding two chosen cards in pocket, short pack
Variations 1935 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Al Baker's Second Book) 110
Unknown A Startling Experiment naming missing card
1935 Mental Magic with Cards 19
Unknown Reading the Cards with the Fingers using "Bending the Deck Inwards" glimpse
1936 Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 141
U. F. Grant The Vanishing Mirror aces are found without looking at faces, apparently with mirror that vanishes, one-way backs
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 152
Unknown X-Ray Eyes performer know position of chosen card, short key card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 310
Unknown Up Your Sleeve spectator cuts off a packet, performer finds out how many
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 92
Unknown Counting by Eye cutting off certain number of cards, slick locator
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 99
Unknown Odd or Even cutting off odd or even number of cards at will, slick card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 99
Theodore Annemann Odd or Even knowing whether a packet has an odd or even number of cards, alternating one-way backs
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 148
Charles T. Jordan Ready Reckoner spectator cuts off a packet, performer finds out how many, divided deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 198
Charles T. Jordan Count the Cut spectator cuts off a packet, performer finds out how many by taking cards with the corresponding values from pocket, Si Stebbins
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 219
Arthur H. Buckley Cards and Pockets number of cut off cards is divined, deck in pocket, any named card instantly produced
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 241
Unknown The "Cut" Count cutting exact number of cards, stripper deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 267
Unknown Lifting Any Number of Cards Called For - No. 1 stripper deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 277
Unknown Lifting Any Number of Cards Called For - No. 2 stripper deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 277
Louis Nikola "Stop." apparently count the cards while riffling, or cutting off a requested number
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 392
Louis Nikola Cards by Weight memorized deck
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 393
Val Evans Multeffect Cards long-short paired deck used for a routine of eighteen different effects
Related toVariations 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1936/37) 177
Unknown Thought Card from Pocket one of five, deck is put in pocket and performer removes thought-of card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 33
Unknown Naming Cards in the Dark cards are divined by touch with lights out
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 33
Charles T. Jordan, Arthur Finley The Secret Mathematician from any named card the performer removes a card with same suit and cards that add up to the value from pocketed deck, binary, spelled "Findley"
Related toAlso published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 35
Howard Albright The Secret Mathematician - Variation
Inspired by 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 36
Unknown Phenominal Thought Cards selection is found by sense of touch blindfolded, punch marked key card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 83
Unknown Card in Pocket selection located in pocket by touch, sticky card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 113
C. O. Williams Reading the Cards stacked one-way deck is riffle shuffled, yet order called out
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 155
Charles T. Jordan The Flush Trick from underneath handkerchief performer removes any royal flush
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 184
Unknown Switching the Deck - 1. during trick in which cards are felt with fingertips in pocket
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 189
Unknown Switching the Deck - 2. during trick in which cards are felt with fingertips in pocket
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 190
Al Baker Switching the Deck - 4. Al Baker's Method No. 2 during trick in which cards are felt with fingertips in pocket
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 190
Howard Albright Seeing with the Finger Tips
  • No. 1 Lip Reading Test
  • No. 2 Here's Your Card
  • No. 3 The Master's Touch
three phases with stacked deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 216
Unknown The Conjuror's Touch three selections are found beneath handkerchief, secret pocket in handkerchief with duplicates
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 337
Unknown Reading the Cards reading cards with fingertips, two simple one-ahead methods
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 361
Henry Hardin Hindu Miracle reading cards with fingertips
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 361
Unknown The Belt Trick reading cards with fingertips
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 362
Sam H. Sharpe Modern Card Reading
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 362
Ivanhoe Trudell Any Time, Any Day, Card Reading
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 362
Theodore Annemann Mystery Card Reading
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 363
Unknown Read Them Off cover card with torn off corner to provide window
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 363
C. O. Williams X-Ray stack, two riffle shuffles
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 364
Unknown Reading Cards, Mirror Methods
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 364
Unknown Another Method
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 364
Louis Nikola The Sense of Touch memorized deck
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 394
Louis Nikola To Pick Out Any Card Called For Behind the Back memorized deck
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 401
Louis Nikola To Produce Cards Called for From the Pocket memorized deck
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 401
Theodore Annemann Two Cheating Mysteries two-way-force deck
  • fair stop and count-down trick with two selections
  • one-handed location in hat
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1936/37) 176
Unknown Card Location in Pocket
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 47
Walter B. Gibson Improved Super Memory apparently twenty selections and their positions are remembered
Variations 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 175
Theodore Annemann Card Memory shuffled deck is memorized by performer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 211
Billy O'Connor A Memory Feat naming any card at any number
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 365
Louis Nikola A Subtle Game arranging memorized deck stack in front of spectators
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 402
Louis Lam Number Please a number in corner of every card, spectators name any number, performer knows the card (as memory demonstration)
1937 Watch Me Closely 25
Charles T. Jordan The Pair Detection spectator removes a pair from a packet, performer finds out which cards, card counting, Parallel Principle precursor
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 198
Charles T. Jordan The Missing Pair NPO deck dealt into four piles, spectator removes a value pair from any pile which is divined by performer
Variations 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 226
Theodore Annemann Amazing Memory naming missing card, stacked deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 235
Eddie Joseph Third Test cards are named
1938 Intuitional Sight 14
Eddie Joseph Fourth Test 52 cards are behind a glass, performer points to the named cards
1938 Intuitional Sight 14
Unknown Trick Wherein a Packet's Number of Cards is Divined
1938 Greater Magic 113
Harry Blackstone Card and Number number named, that many cards are cut to and selection is at that position, belly stripper card
1938 Greater Magic 461
Al Baker Mysterious Divination spectators put packets in pocket, performer divines number of cards for each, stacked deck
Also published here 1938 Greater Magic 544
Unknown A Novel X-Ray Trick top six cards are named after shuffling, stripper deck
1938 Greater Magic 456
Unknown Another Method top six cards are named after shuffling and deck is cased again
1938 Greater Magic 457
Unknown The Up-to-Date Prophet spectator names number, performer card at that position, stacked deck
1938 Greater Magic 289
H. Adrian Smith Mnemonics with Cards
  • An Outline of the System
  • The Table of Fixed Ideas
  • The Card List
  • Association of Ideas
  • Memorizing a Shuffled Pack
1938 Greater Magic 902
H. Adrian Smith A Unique Mental Problem missing cards are named, real memory
Variations 1938 Greater Magic 906
Oscar Weigle The Triple Enigma spectator puts cards in pocket and remembers a card in rest of deck, performer divines card and number of pocketed cards, then locates card, short card
1939 Do That Again! 38
Charles T. Jordan Ultimo - The Ace of Mechanical Decks trick in which half the cards are long-short pairs glued face-to-face on one end, many trick examples
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue Winter Extra 1938/39) 371
Walter B. Gibson The 20 Card Trick as seen by Agostin, twenty cards are selected and shuffled back, all found blindfolded from pocket in apparently random order
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 59) 428
Audley Walsh Gnome Madness spectator pockets any card he likes while spreading through them, this one is found
1939 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 55) 394
Charlie Miller Dexterous Fingers
1940 Expert Card Technique 230
Edward Marlo Another Rosini performer tells how many cards are cut off, crimps in deck
1940 Early Marlo (Issue Pasteboard Presto) 12
Jean-Nicholas Ponsin The Multiplication of Cards While in the Someones Hands cut-off amount divined, then number increased in spectator's hands, translated by Hugard
1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 31
Billy O'Connor Cutting Off any Number of Cards using "Instanto" deck
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 115) 680
Unknown Reading the Cards of Any Deck actually touch presentation
1940 Expert Card Technique 228
Unknown Locating the Cards card at any position is named by performer,stacked
1940 Expert Card Technique 198
Verne Chesbro Mentelimination naming missing card(s), three methods
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 103) 622
Al Baker An Impossible Count spectators cut off packet and put in pocket, performer knows number, memorized deck
1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 233
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Lighting Calculator number named, that many cards cut off, next card selection
1941 The Stripper Deck 23
Eddie Joseph Cutting the Pack named number of cards cut off, estimation and false count
1941 How Gamblers Win 10
Eddie Joseph The Gambler's Touch performer riffles through shuffled deck, spectator says stop, performer names card stopped at
1941 How Gamblers Win 3
Eddie Joseph Aces found in Pocket Switch deck switch during effect in which Aces are located with deck in pocket
1941 How Gamblers Win 12
Arthur Monroe Hypocritical Memory deck switch in mirror glass
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 151) 884
Al Baker A Miracle of Memory using real memory, about thirteen cards are removed
Variations 1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 238
Unknown A "Sense of Touch" Discovery cards are shuffled in hat, performer "feels" selections
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 243
Henry Hardin Henry Hardin's Cards in Hat Discovery deck in hat, performer removes cards and names them
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 245
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
Edward Marlo Torn Deck Mystery deck is torn in quarters which are mixed in hat, performer locates four pieces of selection without looking
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1942 Deck Deception 10
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue A Four Card Discovery return of selections with rubber banded deck, four cards found in pocket
1942 Prepared Cards and Accessories 30
Eddie Joseph Sensitive Touch five cards on table, performer receives any card behind his back and names it, tiny paper shapes stuck to card
1942 Greater Card Tricks 25
Lu Brent How'd He Find It! selected card is taken out from the packet by touch
1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 12) 46
Eddie Joseph How to Prepare for a Series of Astounding Tricks Through "My System" knowing every card's position and vice versa in a memorized deck
1942 Greater Card Tricks 96
Eddie Joseph The Card Fiend deck is cut and dealt out face-down in four rows of thirteen cards each, position of named cards are given, then spectator is directed to pick up cards, they are in new deck order
1942 Greater Card Tricks 100
Unknown The Conjurer's Touch deck in performer's pocket, he produces any suit and value on command
Variations 1942/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 2 218
Otis Manning Aces of Eight!! eight aces used, brought from behind the back as wished
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 15
Unknown The Side Coat-Pocket Switch deck put in pocket and selection removed by sense of touch, deck switch
1943 25 Methods for Switching Decks 9
Art Lyle The Similarity Is In the Difference spectators write names on blank cards, deck in pocket, cards are found
1943 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 44) 182
Jos. Kellar Ghost Eyes cards and billets are put in a bag and read in the darkness
1945 Miracles in Mentalism and Psychic Experimentation 30
Bob Hummer Little Stranger spectator places some red cards in his left and right trouser and jacket pockets, performer divines number
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1945 Little Stranger 1
Eugene Bernstein Sensitive Fingers five selected cards are found by touch alone
1945 My Best 72
Teral Garrett Dark Eyes four Aces in enveloppes are ascertained behind the back, unusual method involving sugar, salt and Aspirin
1945 My Best 91
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Ribbon Spread card is hdden, spectator and performer remove a card each from the face up deck, when all cards are removed the missing card is named, as Rusduck
VariationsAlso published here 1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 77) 314
Eddie Clever The "Red and Black" Effect one red and several black cards are put in envelopes, magician identifies red
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 203
King Stevenson Clipped x-ray eyes, seeing through cards and card on the face is divined
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 101) 405
Warren Wiersbe In My Estimation ... performer cuts off same amount of cards as spectator
Related to 1946 Mental Cases With Cards 6
Arthur H. Buckley Naming the Top Card Experiment No. 14 - top card glimpse while looking at bottom
1946 Card Control 164
Warren Wiersbe, Bob Hummer Double Separation packet shuffled face-up face-down, then statement over condition made and colors separated
Inspired by 1946 Mental Cases With Cards 11
Edward Marlo Marlo's Miracle Routine: Cards By Weight multiple phases, ace-king set-up, faro
Related toVariations 1947 Marlo In Spades 13
Edward Marlo The Three Packets performer announces how many aces & kings are in a certain pile, punch deal
1947 Marlo In Spades 22
J. B. Bobo Naming Top Card performer repeatedly knows top card after shuffle
1947 Watch This One! 24
Edward Marlo The Prediction performer knows card at named number, partial stack, part of "Marlo's Miracle Routine"
1947 Marlo In Spades 15
Paul Curry The Whispering Jokers card is removed, all card named and removed one named instead of joker, selection is named
Related toVariations 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 131) 528
Unknown Justice Card Trick Card is found blindfolded
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 211
Unknown The Selective Touch finding matching cards from pocket for any named card, binary four card set-up that combines to any card
Variations 1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 225
Tan Hock Chuan R. & S. Memory Supreme gaffed method
Inspired by 1948 Rough & Smooth Possibilities 9
John Scarne Calling the Cards No. 1, Shuffled deck spread face down on table, performer able to divine identity of freely selected cards with X-ray vision
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 9
Royal Vale Heath Retrospecs card is held behind performer, who divines it, mathematical, see also p. 841, glasses sight gag, Fibonacci sequence
1950 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 209) 834
Bob Dunn Card Counting Extraordinary No. 60, Weighing cards
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 107
John Scarne Aces from the Pocket No. 2, Shuffled deck placed in pocket, performer able to pull out four Aces
Variations 1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 11
Bob Somerfeld On the Spot behind back divination with fingertips
1950 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 2
Bob Hummer, John Scarne Sensitive Fingertips No. 17, Performer unmixes a packet of cards that has been shuffled face up/down. Shown to have odd number of cards in packet
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 36
Bob Hummer Topsy-Turvy Deck No. 26, Deck of face up/down cards split into two by performer, each half has equal number of face up cards
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 49
Gus C. Boerner New Memory Stunt
1950 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1950) 38
Eddie Joseph Memory Phenomenal card and its position named as apparent memory demonstration
Variations 1950 Eddie's Dumbfounders with Cards 8
Charles T. Jordan The Memory Test No. 24, Spectator removes card from previously "memorized" packet of twenty-six cards, performer able to tell which card was removed
1950 Scarne on Card Tricks 46
Herb Runge Effect #2 seeing with fingertips, name of cards
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 238) 951
Herb Runge Effect #3
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 238) 952
Toni Koynini Can't See! "A Complete Act"
performer genuinely blindfolded, performer feels various qualities of cards
  • Picture Sense (all court cards sorted out during deal-through)
  • Now the Suits
  • Aces High
  • Reds and Blacks
  • Any Card! (any number card named, performer locates it while dealing through packet)
  • Out of this World (no longer blindfolded)
1951 Toni Koynini's Card Miracles 12
Toni Koynini Switch It deck shuffled face-up/face-down, performer sorts cards out behind his back except free selection, deck switch
  • The Basic Switch
  • Switch It
  • Alternative Routine
1951 Toni Koynini's Card Miracles 5
Audley Walsh Audley's Best
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 270) 1078
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Rotator prop to write down the order of a shuffled deck and use it as a memorized deck
Related to 1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 256) 1023
Edward Marlo Another Dilly performer knows how many cards are removed by spectator
1953 The Cardician 76
Edward Marlo It's a Dilly missing card is named
1953 The Cardician 75
Arthur Finley Findley's Four-Card Trick four cards secretly placed in pocket as prediction, pull out the necessary cards to form suit and value (using binary system)
Also published here 1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 6
Tony Corinda (3) X-Ray Eyes location by "negative reasoning", finding one of seven playing cards
1958 Blindfolds & X-Ray Eyes 148
Tony Corinda (12) The Three Cards three cards put in a box and are divined, changing card box
1958 Blindfolds & X-Ray Eyes 157
Tony Corinda (8) Reflectors and Shiners short routine, feeling cards with fingertips
1958 Blindfolds & X-Ray Eyes 138
Tony Corinda (4) Psychic Sorting Ghost Deck, performer divides deck in to red and black by touch, then sorts the red into hearts and diamonds and odd and even
Related to 1958 Pencil, Lip, Sound, Touch and Muscle Reading 45
Edward Marlo The Chain Calculator how to calculate position of any card after faro shuffles, memorized deck
1958 Faro Notes 12
Milton Kort Gambling Expose long routine, including memory, poker face, false dealing demo, stacking demo, in the end cards vanish under a handkerchief except four aces
Related to 1958 The Cardiste (Issue 8) 3
Dai Vernon Cocktail Cards cards are mixed in hat, yet three cards are found
1959 Inner Secrets of Card Magic 10
Unknown Back to Back card is put on the back of the performer and he divines it
1959 Card Tricks 329
Hans E. Trixer Photo-Memory shuffled deck, spectator names a position and performer tells the card
1959 Card Tricks 308
U. F. Grant Zella Switch card under table is divined, x-ray vision presentation
1960 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 351) 233
James Steranko Fantasy Card Routine Chapter Thirteen
  • Oneway Faces (not pointer cards, but uneven printing)
  • The Division (spectator cuts to a card behind the performer's back and replaces)
  • The Afterthought (selection from in-the-hands spread)
  • The Bisection (two selections by cutting of small packets and remembering bottom cards)
  • The Retention (fake memory demonstration, move-a-card)
  • The Abstraction (one of three cards thought of, OOSOOM)
  • Fantasy Notes
1960 Steranko on Cards 93
Edward Marlo Mental Bonus card thought of (one out of ten), deck shuffled and placed in pocket, card instantly removed by performer
1961 Card to Wallet 30
Charlie Miller Fifteen Card Trick Routine - 1 selected card named and found in pocket
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 5
Dr. Stanley Jaks Extrasensibilität ten cards are shuffled in ten other cards face up into face down, behind back performer is able to divide cards so amount of face up cards is the same in both packets
Also published here 1961 Dr. Stanley-Jaks und seine Geheimnisse 129
Charlie Miller, Dai Vernon Variation of Stanyon's Limit Card reconstructing a trick by Vernon described by Stanyon, two cards removed are divined with other cards
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 32
Robert A. Nelson Mental Card Elimination one card is removed, 51 cards are shown once to spectator and he names missing card, method for value and suit
1961 Still More Miracles in Mentalism 12
Edward Marlo The Tipoff spectator cuts off a packet, performer names number of cards cut off
1962 Estimation 14
Edward Marlo Estimation Demonstration or Practice several packets, number of cards is estimated
1962 Estimation 23
Stuart P. Cramer Pent-A-Vision cards are named, shuffled deck under handkerchief
1962 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 369) 305
Jochen Zmeck Medium partial rough-smooth, red and black alternate, then force blocks, three phases:
1. spectator says if top card is red or black, he is always right
2. spectator names position of a given card, the card is at that position
3. performer put unknown card in pocket, spectator divines it
Related to 1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks — Teil II 18
Ken De Courcy Calling All Cards deck shuffled and put in trouser pockets, any card called for produced, then any non-playing card (birthday card, membership card, score card, ...) called for à la Arthur Lloyd, with gags and card castle finale
1964 Calling All Cards 2
Al Leech Doubly Marked variation on "The Marked Card"
1965 Super Card Man Stuff 10
Al Leech The Marked Card humorous interlude
1965 Super Card Man Stuff 9
Harry Lorayne Hummer Addition spectator reverses some cards, below table magician reverses more so named total is achieved, as kicker all are one color
Inspired by 1965 My Favorite Card Tricks 30
Harry Lorayne Pseudo Memory #1 apparently order of shuffled deck is remembered
1965 My Favorite Card Tricks 59
Harry Lorayne Pseudo Memory #2 apparently order of shuffled deck is remembered
Related toVariations 1965 My Favorite Card Tricks 65
Jack Avis Sensitive Fingers naming card when feeling them behind back, then cards on either side of a selection
Variations June 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 8) 38
Karl Fulves Four from Eight Problems with Cards - No. Six
two torn up cards mixed up in bag, performer removes four pieces which make up one card
Related toVariations Sep. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 11) 55
George de Ghetto Four from Eight solution with restoration finish
Inspired by Dec. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 2) 69
Paul Stadelman Phenomenal Memory deck cut in two halves, card placed from one half to the other face down
1966 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1965-66) 82
Dai Vernon Running the Scale seven packets are cut rapidly on the table with one to seven cards
1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 95
Peter Alexis Red Magic spectator places some red cards in his left and right jacket pockets, performer divines number
Related toVariationsAlso published here June 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 103
Bruce Cervon, Earl Keyser Red Magic Variation spectator places some red cards in his left and right jacket pockets, performer divines number
Inspired by Oct. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 12) 128
Ned Rutledge, James G. Thompson Jr. Mental Scales spectator deals amount of cards on the table, stops and remembers next card, performer cuts same amount and locates selection
1967 Between Two Minds 7
Robert Parrish Magician vs Pickpocket signed card in deck, deck rubber banded, wrapped in newspaper and put in spectator's pocket, performer reaches in and removes signed card, see p. 874 for vague Charles Jordan credit
Related to
  • p. 116 for correction
June 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 2 No. 8) 101
Harry Lorayne Out of this World Memory presentation for OOTW as memory stunt
1967 Deck-Sterity 55
Tan Hock Chuan, Jochen Zmeck Das Meister-Spiel deck shuffled, when card is removed the performer instantly knows it, rough-smooth pairs in Si Stebbins or other arrangement, also for clean removal of three cards from deck out-of-hand, number force for book test
Also published here 1967 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil III 10
Victor "Astor" Jamnitzky Das Abzählen performer cuts off packets of certain numbers of cards, whole deck corner-shorted
1967 (ca.) The Astor-Deck 7
Karl Fulves Over/Under - Monge Notes special shuffling procedure and some properties
Related to 1968 Epilogue (Issue 2) 10
Charles T. Jordan An Unpublished Trick cards face-up and face-down sorted by touch
Related to
  • p. 158 for correction
Jan. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 3) 150
Robert Page, Bob Hummer Hummer of a Trick! face-up and face-down cards separated by performer behind back
Inspired byVariations Aug. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 10) 197
Don Nielson Sense of Touch comedy routine with cards, case and knife in bag, with a jumbo card, p. 241 for further reference, p. 246 for idea by Robert Eagle
Related to
  • Milbourne Christopher in Hugard's Magic Monthly, March 1946
VariationsAlso published here
Nov. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 1) 217
Edward Marlo Pseudo Memory position of named card is called out, stack and faros
1968 Epilogue (Issue 4) 28
Lou Borin Mind vs. Money ten bills borrowed, performer reveals serial numbers behind back, see p. 246 for further references & p. 258 for Evan Shanahan playing card adaption
Also published here Feb. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 4) 237
Don Nielsen, Karl Fulves Nor Eyes To See With
  • performer finds red card in black packet behind back
  • circled number on paper is divined behind back
  • set time on watch revealed behind back
fiber optic tube, see also p. 320 for idea by Harold Bester, p. 644 & p. 728 for comments by Syd Bergson & Karl Fulves
Related toVariations Nov. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 1) 291
Roy Johnson Sensitive Fingers naming card when feeling them under table, then cards on either side of a reversed card are predicted
Inspired by 1970 The Roy Johnson Experience 41
Edward Marlo Out of Sight fingertip peeked at card is located from fan by sense of touch
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 86
Edward Marlo Startling Climax two cards selected, first found in pocket, transforms in second card
Inspired by 1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 121
Dai Vernon A Mental Discovery apparently deck is remembered, then position of selection named
Related to 1970 Expanded Lecture Notes 38
William Alstrand, Harry Lorayne Super Location first packets of seven cards are cut to as estimation demo, then challenge location
Inspired by
  • "A Card Trick for Experts" (William Alstrand, Hugard's Magic Monthly)
1971 Reputation-Makers 32
Karl Fulves Technicolor Thought
Related to 1971 The Book of Numbers 12
Unknown To Switch for Gimmick or Feke value of card is matched in pocket
1971 Expert Card Chicanery 63
Harry Lorayne Pseudo Memory #3 apparently order of shuffled deck is remembered
1971 Reputation-Makers 97
Harry Lorayne Four by Four four spectators with four cards each
1971 Reputation-Makers 168
Harry Lorayne Lorayne's Move-A-Card, A La Moe
1971 Reputation-Makers 88
Paul Swinford Inventory