440 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Topological Effects
  
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Unknown Der Kunstschütze No. 20, hole shot in Ace, gaff card with hole that can be pushed open
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 24
Unknown Der Kunstschütze Eine Kartensoirée No. 3
card held by spectator is shot at, a hole appears in its middle
Oct. 1895 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 2) 22
Unknown Der Kunstschütze pip is shot out of card in air with pistol
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 64
Ben-Zur Ben-Zur's Meisterschuss selection tossed into the air, hole shot through marked pip with pistol
Feb. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 2) 19
Albert Fellows, Stanley Collins Bottled Sunshine longer routine, tissue paper bursts into in fire, hole is burnt in a playing card with a reading-glass, three candles catch alight, third candle begins to melt
1920 Deceptive Conceptions in Magic 90
Unknown The Broadway Rise - A New Impromptu Rising Card Effect rises at right angle
1934 Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 51
Theodore Annemann Highly Improbable torn card put in handkerchief, joker in card case, torn card reappears stapled together with joker except one piece
1941 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 145) 811
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
Bert Allerton New Papel Blanco blank card is signed, face of a card appears on its back, then blank card vanishes
1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 241) 963
Dr. Ben B. Braude It's the Humidity pips fall of from aces, leaving blank cards
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 253) 1012
Brother John Hamman The Magician's Reprieve two card transposition in which one of the cards (Ten of Hearts) splits into two (SIx and Four of Hearts)
1958 The Card Magic of Bro. John Hamman S. M. 16
Norman Houghton Hole Card card suddenly has a hole, stud poker presentation
Variations Jan. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 3) 153
Ned Rutledge Ho-Ho-Hole Card card suddenly has a hole, stud poker presentation
Inspired by Apr. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 6) 173
Bill Derman Short Division Seven in Diamonds put in envelope and cut in two, in one half is half a Three of Diamonds, in the other Four of Diamonds, the two selections, see also p. 388
Winter 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 2nd Folio) 226
Dr. James Nuzzo The Magic Split single card splits into two selections when turned face up
1968 Expert Card Conjuring 68
Art Spring Matched Cards top and bottom cards are initialed, the fuse into one after deck has been cut, see p. 308 for reference
Related to
  • "Stranger of Another Color" (Norman Houghton, Ibidem #5)
Variations
Aug. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 10) 278
Unknown Gag Fusion "originated, I think, in England some time ago"
Dec. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 2) 308
Karl Fulves Future Minus odd backed card underneath cardboard, another card signed is put underneath as well, they become one signed odd-backed card
Related toVariations 1971 The Book of Numbers 39
Guy Thompson The Posse Comitatus western story, selection ends up with a hole, using a cap pistol
1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 13) 61
Karl Fulves Five Into Four Five of diamonds is cut in fourth and puzzled together so a center section is missing, face changes to Four of diamonds
Related toVariations 1971 The Book of Numbers 42
Jeff Busby Into the 4th Dimension... and Beyond
Variations
  • "Card Warp" (Roy Walton)
1973 Into the 4th Dimension... and Beyond 3
Mike Rogers Minus One odd backed card underneath cardboard, another card signed is put underneath as well, they become one signed odd-backed card
Inspired by 1974 Epilogue (Issue 20) 184
Edward Marlo Splitting a Thought two cards are stuck together face to face and turn out to be two thought-of cards, rough-smooth
1974 The Unexpected Card Book 49
Karl Fulves 4th Warp
  • First Method - Thru The Two (3 phase routine)
  • Second Method - Warp Get-Ready (getting into Walton's effect)
  • Concluding Notes (different objects, Busby & Walton)
1975 Methods with Cards — Part 2 122
Karl Fulves Frame Analysis card predicted on other card, then performer signs a card on the face that is in case, spectator another on back, then the cased card has both signatures on front and back
1975 Methods with Cards - Part 3 226
Karl Fulves Hole Wild Card Note C., packet of cards becomes holes, posed as problem
1975 Methods with Cards — Part 1 21
Karl Fulves Matter Through Matter slits in cards openly shown, they pass through each other
Inspired byRelated to 1975 Methods with Cards — Part 2 105
Karl Fulves Torn And Quartered signed card torn in half is restored after some topological stunts with another openly slitted card, half slit remains
1975 Methods with Cards — Part 2 112
Unknown Cannibal Climax cards with cut out centers
1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 10) 135
Paul Harris Cardboard Connection two card frames are linked
  • The Secret Addition
  • The Fold
  • The Tear
  • The Get-Read
  • The Connection
  • The Disconnect
  • Credits
  • Summary
Related to 1977 Cardboard Connection 5
Allan Ackerman Ackerman's Automatic Lap lapping a piece of card during linking cards effect
Also published here 1977 Cardboard Connection 16
Paul Harris Flash Disconnect alternative phase for "Cardboard Connection"
Also published here 1977 Cardboard Connection 18
Paul Harris Fingertip Disconnect alternative phase for "Cardboard Connection"
Also published here 1977 Cardboard Connection 21
Looy Simonoff Looys Pull Through alternative phase for "Cardboard Connection"
Also published here 1977 Cardboard Connection 22
Looy Simonoff The Getaway alternative phase for "Cardboard Connection"
Also published here 1977 Cardboard Connection 25
Looy Simonoff Behind the Back alternative phase for "Cardboard Connection"
Also published here 1977 Cardboard Connection 25
Paul Harris Final Thoughts for "Cardboard Connection"
  • Signed Connection
  • Card Saver
  • Business Cards
  • Little Link
Also published here 1977 Cardboard Connection 27
Paul Harris Las Vegas Split Red Twos and black Twos split into four Aces
Variations 1977 SuperMagic 122
Trevor Lewis Hole Card coin fits through hole in card even though it is too small
Apr. 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 4) 43
Paul Curry Spaced Out blue-backed and red-backed card with different suit symbol holes punched out, holes switch places
1978 Spaced Out 1
Roger Crabtree, Jim Cozzens The Crabtree Connection
  • The Effect (can be handed out)
  • Requirements
  • Construction of the Display Set of Linked Cards
  • The Set to be torn
  • Performance
  • Notes
1978 The Crabtree Connection 4
Jim Cozzens The Jim Cozzens Instructions for preparing the Two Linked Cards
1978 The Crabtree Connection 13
Karl Fulves Missing Link comments on linking card effects
Related to 1978 Interlocutor (Issue 27) 105
Unknown Playing-Card into Chain constructing a linked chain of playing cards out of a single card with cutting
1978 Interlocutor (Issue 27) 105
Ken Krenzel Ken Krenzel's Version business card is at once stapled to selection
Inspired by July 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 7) 80
Paul Harris Pen-Ultimate* card clipped on pen is covered and then impaled on pen
1978 Las Vegas Close-Up 1
Paul Harris Absorption card placed on case is "absorbed" by case (i.e. vanishes)
1978 Las Vegas Close-Up 42
Paul Harris Cardician's Blendo Four and Six melt together to a Ten spot
VariationsAlso published here 1978 Las Vegas Close-Up 136
Karl Fulves Op-Trik optical illusion with Tally-Ho Circle Back, card flicked an center apparently does not move
Related to 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 5) 1109
Karl Fulves Notes hypercard constructed from double facer with attached back piece
  • Elastrik
  • Oddments
Inspired by 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 11) 1173
Richard Kaufman Split Rise risen card (a four) is split in 2 twos
1978 On the Up and Up 20
Karl Fulves Splitting Double with sound effect
1978 Transpo Trix 7
Paul Harris Splits Unlimited splitting variations
  • Lickity Split
  • Gaffed Split
  • Curry Split
Inspired by
  • "Las Vegas Split" (Super Magic)
1978 Las Vegas Close-Up 129
Paul Harris Curry Split exchanging one against two
1978 Las Vegas Close-Up 134
Harry Lorayne, Terry LaGerould The Best Gosh Darn Impromptu Linking Card Effect You'll Ever See! full routine
Related toAlso published here 1979 Quantum Leaps 149
Terry LaGerould Linking Card Ending
1979 Quantum Leaps 155
Harry Lorayne, Jim Cozzens, Roger Crabtree Linking Card Addenda preparation to really link two card frames
1979 Quantum Leaps 158
Don England Card Linking Bit with really linked cards
1979 Quantum Leaps 158
Sixten Beme The Complete Card Linking
  • The Effect (frames shown apart, linked, then handed out without switch)
  • Requirements
  • Preparation
  • Splitting a card
  • Construction of the gimmicked card
  • Presentation
1979 The Complete Card Linking 4
Karl Fulves Linkage more on linking card effects, with problem in which card frame catches card with slit out of deck
1979 Interlocutor (Issue 35) 137
Karl Fulves Another Link old topological puzzle in which three parts must be linked, credit information on no-gaff linking cards
Related to 1979 Interlocutor (Issue 36) 142
Paul Harris Side-Winder card repeatedly appears perpendicular in deck
1979 Close-up Entertainer 10
Karl Fulves Mate Two two cards torn in half, spectator takes two halves of one card, yet they do not match
1979 The Chronicles (Issue 13) 1194
Karl Fulves Center Fold joker placed into deck behind back, then two selections made, half the joker (which is suddenly torn) found besides each card
Also published here 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 17) 1234
Mitsunobu Matsuyama Paradox geometrical puzzle with a playing card that makes a full card face-down, but a piece is left over when assembled face-up
  • The Turnover Tactic
  • Business Card Variation
  • Reference File
Variations 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 18) 1235
Jerry K. Hartman Elastic Ace card chosen von miniature deck, four regular-sized Aces shown and tabled face down, when selection is brought together with Ace of same suit, the Ace becomes the miniature card and vice versa
Inspired by 1979 Elastic Ace 1
Richard Kaufman S.P.L.I.T. Four into Twos into Aces, with double facer
1979 CardMagic 92
Don England Close-up Zigzag Card gaffed, middle is removed
May 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 5) 202
Howard Schwarzman Star Warp bill and card
July 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 7) 361
Edward Marlo Black-Hole Card Switcheroo hole punched in selection travels to joker
1980 Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant) 16
Jerry K. Hartman In Staple Condition business card becomes stapled to selection
Inspired by Jan. 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 1) 293
Roy Walton Detective Story packet has more sides than it should
1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 1) 786
Karl Fulves The Optical Trap sandwiched card is suddenly no longer between other cards when three-card-spread is turned over, see also Cervon Monte
Related toVariations 1980 Color Quik 8
Karl Fulves The Moving Pip pip missing on card that is cut in pieces, when re-arranged pip moved
Related to 1980 Curioser 9
Ben Harris Blendsation card blendo between sandwich cards
Inspired by 1980 For Close-Up Magicians' Eyes Only! 38
Gordon Bruce Split Second Twos into Aces
Variations 1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 8) 889
Roger Crosthwaite Doing the Splits gambler vs. magician theme, splitting twos into aces and one hand changes backs
1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 10) 918
Paul Harris Las Vegas Split
1980 Pabular (Vol. 6 No. 10) 920
Don England Card Warped using bill, card is not torn at the end
1981 Don England's T.K.O.'s (Issue Hearts) 29
Richard Kaufman, David Arthur, Gene Maze Fusion two jokers become double backer which is examined, when peeled apart again they are two selections
Variations 1981 Cardworks 47
Richard Kaufman Layer by Layer two mates become double backer which is examined, when peeled apart again it splits into mates and a selection
1981 Cardworks 55
Paul Harris, Looy Simonoff The Beast With Two Backs prediction, then two cards fuse back to back
1981 Close-up Fantasies Finalé 113
Allan Hayden Half and Hole coin locates card and damages it (hole)
Mar. 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 3) 463
Don England Ever-Ready Hole Card hole removed from pocket placed on card becomes real
1981 Don England's T.K.O.'s (Issue Hearts) 7
Gene Castillon The Castillon Connection split card gaff
1981 The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 5
Edward Marlo Linked Card Routine
1981 Don England's T.K.O.'s (Issue Hearts) 33
Stephen Tucker Abort selection vanishes with a big bang and four parts appear on the back of the four aces, see also p. 269
1981 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 5) 89
Peter Duffie Half & Half two spectators select a card, in each half of the deck a card reverses, since both chose the same card, turned over cards are half of the selection
1981 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 6) 103
Ben Harris Dimensional Relativity signed cards turns inside-out so that it has blistered rough surfaces on the outside and when peeled apart the signed surfaces show up again, deck also changes color for some reason
VariationsAlso published here 1981 Dimensional Relativity 3
Richard Kaufman The Inside Out Deck all back deck, then two of the double facers are split into the four Aces, deck is normal again
1981 Cardworks 51
Slydini The Slydini Touch finesse for splitting an apparent double backer into two cards
1981 Cardworks 57
James Swain Torn Asunder Four into Twos into Aces, with double facer
1981 Cardworks 74
Richard Kaufman The Splittin' Image Four into Twos into Aces, with double facer
1981 Cardworks 79
Don England The Zig Zag Card Trick
1981 Don England's T.K.O.'s (Issue Hearts) 46
Phillip Young Swiveled Six and Ace fuse to a Seven, Dr. Elliott's Change
1982 Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 7
Phillip Young What Floor Please? Ace, Two and Three packet ambitious card, then Two and Three change into a Five and ace changes color
1982 Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 21
Meir Yedid Signa-Fusion signed back and signed front of two cards
1982 Meir Yedid's Incredible Close-Up Magic 86
Gary Ouellet, Meir Yedid, Guy Camirand, Paul Belanger Fused Thoughts ideas for Signa-Fusion
1982 Incredible Close-Up Magic 97
Hippie Torrales TH Spinning Wheel optical illusion with Tally-Ho back
Jan. 1982 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 1) 587
Nick Pudar Fold-er-ol folded card in case, unfolded card outside box, the folds transpose
1982 Best of Friends 280
Andrew Pargeter Card-Trek two cards pushed through "tunnel" formed by 2 other cards transpose, slit
1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 6) 1050
Daryl Martinez Half and Half two smaller playing cards folded, half of them changes places resulting in "misprinted" cards
1982 Something for Everyone 2
Steve Beam Card Compression four Aces compressed into two Tos, into a Four, then card vanishes
Also published here 1982 Fingers don't Entertain, People Do 35
Bobby Bernard Blankety Blank pips of selection travel to pocket, deck is blank
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 13) 242
Roger Curzon, Les Johnson Penetrating Pips pips from a card vanish in two steps and appear on back of the card
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #1 (Summer)) 10
Alex East Hamman Out-Sexed two cards, picture of nude lady on back of one card, travels to other card
Inspired by 1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 18) 348
Terri Rogers Marvellous idea for Tucker's Jigsaw, unsolvable puzzle, four pieces of a card
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #2 (Xmas)) 10
Bob McAllister Greenwarp bill around card
1983 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 13) 113
David Britland Tearing a Lady in Two two cards folded along two different axis and put in Card Warp configuration, torn in two, inner piece restores
Inspired by 1983 Tearing a Lady in Two 1
Jay Sankey Transfusion (Stereo) open double backer, four of a kind production
1983 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 2 70
Karl Fulves Ah Ha two blank cards under spectator's hand fuse into one with drawing of named card, mirror writing
1983 Worknotes On Brainwave 107
Paul Harris The Immaculate Connection
  • The First Link
  • Fine Points of First Link
  • The Blow-Through Penetration
  • Fine Points of Blow Through Penetration
  • The Table Link
  • Fine Points of Table Link
  • The Tear
Related to 1983 New Stars of Magic (Vol. 2 No. 1) 1
Paul Harris, Looy Simonoff Preferred Presentation
1983 New Stars of Magic (Vol. 2 No. 1) 11
Stephen Tucker Mizzing Link linking cards, examinable with matching centers, himber wallet
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. Special #3) 5
Paul Sorrentino, Mark Lefler Tearable tear in card moves from long side to short side
Apr. 1983 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 6 No. 4) 757
Paul Harris Bee Bop Blendo
1983 A Close-Up Kinda Guy 13
Daniel Kalanowski Looking Glass two variations, selections is reflected on top of the deck
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 26) 509
Hal Meyers Laser Splice toy space gun used to cut/splice selection in half
Inspired by
  • Jim Lee's "Karate Card"
1983 Off the Wall 2
Robert E. Neale Submarine Card spectator holds card frame with center torn out, its orientation changes while spectator closes his eyes
Variations 1983 Trapdoor Card 3
Karl Fulves Stepping Thru A Playing Card presentation for Neale's effect
Inspired by 1983 Trapdoor Card 5
Karl Fulves Double Talk presentation for Neale's effect, apparently delaying it
Inspired by 1983 Trapdoor Card 5
Robert E. Neale The Trapdoor spectator holds card with trapdoor with hole cut-out, it is entangled in seemingly impossible way while spectator closes eyes
Variations 1983 Trapdoor Card 6
Robert E. Neale Streamlined Trapdoor simplified design
Inspired by 1983 Trapdoor Card 9
Karl Fulves Easy Unlink simple topological unlinking
1983 Trapdoor Card 11
Karl Fulves Sand Trap ideas posed as a problem:
  • small packet counted, quarter card appears within packet, on next count half card, and so on until full card
  • also in reverse as vanish
  • cannibals
  • quarters assemble and restore
  • progressive unprinting (Sam Schwartz)
1983 Bob Ostin's New Submarine Card 39
Ben Harris Prime-Hole-Card card torn in half, restores (bluff), then center torn out, rest torn into four pieces which become eight pieces
  • Part One. The Torn and Restored Sequence
  • Part Two. The Shatter Climax
1983 Prime Hole Card 3
Jay Sankey Transfusion (Mono) open double backer is "unfused" into two selections
1983 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 2 68
Stephen Tucker Card-Warper off center slit
1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 7) 1251
Richard Kaufman Fusion two blank cards become double backer which is examined, when peeled apart again they are two selections, then blank again
Inspired by 1984 Abstract 20
Peter Samelson New York Transpo signed card is only odd-backed card, transposes with card signed on back, then they merge into one card
Inspired by 1984 Theatrical Close-Up 73
Daryl Martinez, Jon Racherbaumer Two-Bit Wild Card coin stickers multiply on blank cards, real coins appear leaving holes in cards, see credit correction on page 192 and page lxix
Variations 1984 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 19) 179
Dick Koornwinder Crazy Canon cannon drawn on paper fires with bang, hole in selected card
1984 Diverting Kreations 4
Ben Harris Topological Connection Climax done with miniature card frames which are streched into normal sized card frames as climax
Oct. 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 10) 973
Michael Weber The One Card Linking Card using single card
1984 Side Effects 11
Karl Fulves The Linking Cards No. 52, with partial handkerchief cover
Related to 1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 74
Stephen Tucker Tearaway
1984 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 33) 642
Doug Bennett Triple Whammy joker has torn corner off, finds selection, now joker is intact and selection has corner torn off
1984 The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 81
Father Cyprian Card in Hand card drops folded in spectator's hand
1984 Arcane (Issue 12) 170
Father Cyprian Psychokinetic Card card apparently folds itself on spectators palm
1984 Arcane (Issue 12) 170
David Britland April - The First Effect a spot card is pushed visibly through Queen of Spades, which is examined before and after
1984 A Lady Through and Through 1
David Britland June - The Second Effect two cards with narrow open slits, signed chosen card sandwiched and penetrated with other card
Inspired by
  • "Submarine Card" (Bob Ostin)
1984 A Lady Through and Through 6
Karl Fulves Topological Card Tricks chapter intro
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 70
Unknown Moving Parts No. 51, four cards torn and then laid out face-up and face-down, halves that do not match suddenly match, cards interlocked with slits before tearing
1984 More Self-Working Card Tricks 71
Richard Kaufman Starfish King torn into four pieces, the pieces change to full-sized cards, four duplicates of original King, then they change into different Kings
Inspired by
  • "Regeneration" (Paul Harris & Daryl, Brainstorm in the Bahamas)
1984 Abstract 4
Jeff White The White Stuff three selection, first found and split in other two selections, cards are lost and found again
1984 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 6) 89
Paul Gertner Two for One Split split on table, two selections
1984 Fork Full of Appetizers - Book 2 17
Jay Marshall Quick Warp using bill
June 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 6) 1069
Bob McAllister The Fastest Trick in the Universe folded card turns itself inside out
Related toVariations Nov. 1985 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 8 No. 11) 1129
Ben Harris Signed Blendex odd-backed card finds signed selection, then becomes signed selection
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 484
Steve Beam Making Faces fusion and split of two cards
1985 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 7) 115
Ben Harris Snappy Blendo Card Blendo
1985 Out Of His Mind! 111
Ben Harris Topological Connection Climax after linking effect with cards from mini deck the frames grow to normal sized cards
1985 Out Of His Mind! 69
Nick Pudar Perspective picture of joker gets smaller and bigger on card
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 253
Larry Jennings The Close-Up Illusion three cards, one penetrates one of the the others visually, slit in card
1985 Lake Tahoe Card Magic 70
Martin Lewis The Kings Cut Out Figure of King of Diamonds disappears, leaving a card with a hole. King appears stuck on Queen of Diamonds
1985 Martin's Miracles 59
Steve Beam Card Compression four Aces compressed into two Tos, into a Four, then card vanishes
Related toAlso published here 1985 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 9) 151
Frederick Braue The Tunnel deck in Charlie cut position with two packets, card slid through the opening reverses
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 5
Terri Rogers Star Gate two cards glued back to back crosswise with hole in center, after some folding they are face to face
  • The Effect
  • The Method
  • The Handling
  • Presentation
  • Construction
  • Finally...
Inspired by 1985 Star Gate 3
Unknown Reaching through a Playing Card No. 29
1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 54
Unknown The Other Genius Test No. 34, card frame and other pieces have to be taken apart, puzzle
1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 59
Robert E. Neale The Trapdoor No. 63, card frame turns inside out while spectator is holding it
1985 Self-Working Paper Magic 112
Ben Harris Instant Fold #1 card folds itself into quarters in a flash
1985 Out Of His Mind! 59
Ben Harris Instant Fold #2 card folds itself into quarters in a flash
Inspired by 1985 Out Of His Mind! 62
Eric DeCamps The Inverted Card short ambitious card sequence, card turned inside out and split, using blank-faced and blank-backed card
Inspired by 1985 The Magic of Eric DeCamps 22
Meir Yedid Born Again double backer is split into two cards which produce another card (baby)
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 293
Tom Craven Spin Change wrong card is tossed and splits into two selections in the air
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 527
Steve Beam The Great Divide two selections, card with total of values is removed and split into selection, card with value total appears sandwiched between selections
Related to 1985 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 7) 111
Richard Bartram, Jr. Atlantic City Split with signed card sandwiched as climax
Inspired by 1985 Close-Up of the Damned 35
Ben Harris Split Personality Move one card is changed into its full four-of-a-kind on top of deck
1985 Out Of His Mind! 11
Eric DeCamps Splitting the Twos
Inspired byVariations 1985 The Magic of Eric DeCamps 1
Richard Kaufman, Eric DeCamps The Radical Change as Split
1985 The Magic of Eric DeCamps 2
Don England About Face Zig-Zag I in full view
1985/93 Don England's Gaffed to the Hilt! 53
Jon Racherbaumer About Face Zig-Zag II in full view
1985/93 Don England's Gaffed to the Hilt! 57
Jay Sankey Hotfoot ambitious sequence with signed card, then with second card, fusion
Related toVariations 1986 Sankey Panky 76
Eric Mead Signed Stunner spectator signs card on face, performer different one on back, both signatures on one card at the end
1986 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 4) 9
Ben Harris Blendex Odd backed card stabbed into deck by spectator to find selection. Odd backed card vanishes, appears fused onto the back of the selection. Magician then peels the fused card apart.
1986 Killer Klose-Up 31
Steve Cohen The Missing Middle middle of picture card disappears
Mar. 1986 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 3) 1179
Johnny Lindholm Impromptu Holey Terror
Variations 1986 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 2) 7
Isao Komine Kirigami Rings paper is folded and cut in special way, out come two linked paper rings
1986 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 5 89
Richard Kaufman Transparent Lies in effect a large hole in card case disappears with divination presentation
1986 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 5 27
Masao Atsukawa Fair Exchange two jigsaw puzzles fit face down but not face up
1986 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 5 90
Gaëtan Bloom Impossible Is Not French Card balances on edge, torn card balances on torn edge
Variations 1986 Gaetan Bloom 86 8
David Britland Parallax card reverses while spectator holds it, with cut
Inspired byRelated toVariations Feb. 1986 The New Talon (Vol. 1 No. 1) 14
Ben Harris Melt Down Wrong card splits into two selections
Inspired byRelated to 1986 Killer Klose-Up 23
Thomas Hierling Jumping Signature card signed on face between two Aces, card signed on back between other two Aces, one vanishes and other card is signed on both sides
1987 New Wave Close-Up 96
Roberto Giobbi Blendo
Inspired byAlso published here 1987 CardPerfect 46
Father Cyprian Quick Change as fusion technique
1987 CardPerfect 60
David Regal The Flying Hole from card to another card
1987 Star Quality — The Magic of David Regal 132
David Regal On Your Mark drawn X comes off card, leaves hole
1987 Star Quality — The Magic of David Regal 166
David Regal Mirror Image transposition of two torn pieces folded
Variations 1987 Star Quality — The Magic of David Regal 186
Ken Krenzel Slowed Up card turns inside out, only one card
Jan. 1987 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 1) 1297
Meir Yedid Test Tube Alchemy face of rolled card travels to other card, signed backs, rolled up in tubes
1987 Meir Yedid's Card Animations 43
Gordon Bruce Gordon Bruce on Parallax coin vanishes and returns in trapdoor of card
Inspired by May 1987 The New Talon (Vol. 1 No. 3) 46
Eric Mason Eric Mason on Parallax name of thought of card appears on paper combined with Parallax
Inspired by May 1987 The New Talon (Vol. 1 No. 3) 71
Mike Gancia Mike Gancia on Parallax card in envelope
Inspired by May 1987 The New Talon (Vol. 1 No. 3) 80
Karl Fulves Backup card appears at right angles between two sandwich cards
Related to 1987 Secret Session — Part One 7
Eric DeCamps Relativity's Relative signed selection (after ambitious card phases) is split into blank-faced and blank-backed card
Apr. 1987 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 4) 1338
Karl Fulves Non-Adjustable 10 Ace, Four and Five, then cards are removed, always add up to ten
Related to 1987 Secret Session — Part Three 60
Stephen Tucker Polesapart gaffed, middle is pulled to the side
1987 1987 Lecture 11
Darwin Ortiz The Card Warp Deck idea for getting into the trick
1988 Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 134
Gary Kurtz Two On One card signed on the back fuses with card signed on the front
1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 16
Gary Kurtz Psychological Fusion "a.k.a. Two on One", card signed on the back fuses with card signed on the front
1988 Continuations ... Departures 1 & 2 26
Karl Fulves The Linking Card credit information
Related to 1988 Interlocutor (Issue 50) 237
Steve Beam Card Cleavage four split in two deuces, deuces split into aces
Related toVariations 1988 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 22) 373
Steve Beam The Snapper using the snap change for splitting a four into two deuces
1988 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 22) 377
Steve Beam Shattered four splits into a three and an ace, then three splits into other three aces
1988 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 24) 415
Eugene Burger The Inquisition (For Charles Reynolds)
about magical presentation
1989 The Experience of Magic 91
Karl Fulves, Don Stewart on Splitting and Fusion for magicians, dated to 1950s
1989 Quick Card Tricks 33
Richard Bartram, Jr. Punch Finish/Punch Transposition
Also published here Oct. 1989 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 10) 1700
Karl Fulves No. 1 With A Bullet poker hand gets better every time it's displayed and the cards get bullet holes, posed as problem
Related to 1989 Kaleidoscope 30
Ken Brooke Fifty Quid Biz Single card is torn into two linking rings of cards
1989 Close Up Magic To Tapdance To 107
John Riggs Linking Cards
Also published here 1989 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 31) 545
Matt Schulien, Eugene Burger The Corner in the Glass champagne glass, larger corner
Variations 1989 The Experience of Magic 49
Karl Fulves Staple Condition odd-backed card pushed halfway into deck, stapler moved over deck, card stapled to selection
Related to 1989 Kaleidoscope 35
Martin Gardner MG Trio #3 orientation of head on QS and KH used for monte type guessing game, turning on vertical or horizontal axis ("The principle behind this trick has floated around a while.")
Variations 1989 Prototype 20
Robert E. Neale Heads Turn orientation of head on picture cards
Inspired by 1989 Prototype 22
Karl Fulves Rough House three cards in case, two more put in, then those two come out cut up in pieces, story presentation
Related to
  • Richard Himber's "Surprise Stab"
1989 Quick Card Tricks 9
Scott Robinson The Toy two folded cards penetrate
VariationsAlso published here 1989 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 30) 535
Jerry Sadowitz Broken Hearts four of hearts splits into 4 ace of hearts, pips disappear and reappear on back of selection
1989 Cards on the Table 52
Brother John Hamman Thunderstruck wrong prediction (JS) is changed into 7S and miniature 4S
1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 64
Simon Lovell Squiddle Karate Coin done with cards, but finger is thrust into cards that are thrown in the air, and finger splits a card (selection)
1989 Close Up Magic To Tapdance To 93
Karl Fulves Standard Test four Jacks change into two Jacks and a double backer which is split into two Aces
1989 Quick Card Tricks 32
Harry Levine The Real Las Vegas Split two deuces are split into aces , a card is dealt on each ace forming a blackjack
1989 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 31) 556
Rafael Benatar Karate Six is chopped into two Threes and an Eight into Fours
Also published here 1989 Cartas Certificadas 71
Bruce Cervon Warped bill around card
1990 Ultra Cervon 77
Bruce Cervon Warped with Jumbo Card
1990 Ultra Cervon 86
Bruce Cervon Warp II excellent handling
1990 Ultra Cervon 88
Michael Close Dr. Strangetrick "Or how I stopped worrying and learned to love card warp", detailed routine with card in bill
1990 Workers Number 1 14
Jay Sankey Definitely Warped no cover
1990 100% Sankey 9
Jay Sankey Wild Thing selection turns over in deck, between two cards and inside out when folded, Jumping Gems with a folded playing card
1990 100% Sankey 13
Wesley James Forgery fusion of card with odd-backed card
Variations 1990 Stop Fooling Us Lecture Notes 39
Ken Krenzel Soft Cards two cards that are face to face are suddenly back to back, gaffed
Inspired by 1990 Close-up Impact! 3
Ben Harris Dimensional Relativity reprint of effect, card reversed on both sides is placed reversed in deck, rest of deck changes back color, then selection turns "inside out" and becomes kind of a double blank card with both signed sides inside
Also published here 1990 Mad Fax and other Mysteries 76
Michael Powers No Palm Corner in the Glass two handlings
Inspired by 1990 Top Secret Stuff 119
Ken Krenzel The Condensed Aces Four spot is produced and splits in Twos, then in Aces, two methods, one with two double facers
Variations 1990 Close-up Impact! 43
Edward Marlo Applications of the Snap Change one card splits in two or even four cards
1990 That's It 26
Jon Racherbaumer Fixing the Vegas Split
Inspired by 1990 Cardfixes 29
Henry Pettit All Keyed Up hotel key card ends up attached to selection, deck as hotel with 52 rooms
1991 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 39) 714
George McBride Blending Bullets Four and Six spot become Ten spot in sandwich
Inspired by 1991 Profile (Issue 5) 5
Karl Fulves Pull Apart card perpendicular in middle of one half, part that sticks out in other half, when halves are pulled apart the card splits in two
Related to 1991 28 Card Tricks 60
Karl Fulves Truncate queen transposes with two deuces in deck, queen splits in two, substitution trunk presentation
1991 28 Card Tricks 62
Karl Fulves Split Image I face-up version of "Pull Apart"
Related to 1991 Pull Apart Notes 1
Karl Fulves Split Image II face-up version of "Pull Apart"
Related to 1991 Pull Apart Notes 4
Karl Fulves Split Image III two Twos stick perpendicular in a half of the deck each, halves pushed together so Twos are out of sight, the two Twos then change into four Aces
Inspired byRelated to 1991 Pull Apart Notes 5
Stephen Tucker Impromptu Aces from the Fore splitting aces from card, four then a three etc.
1991 New Close-Up Lecture 2
Steve Dusheck Well Healed two cards with holes, one hole restores, silvery disk gaff on one of the cards
1992 Dusheck's Card Magic 21
Steve Dusheck Holed Up cork pushed halfway through hole in card, moved around
Inspired by
  • "Hole Collection" (Billy McComb)
1992 Dusheck's Card Magic 76
Steve Dusheck Hole Transpo two cards, a hole travels from one card to another in a plastic case
  • Alternate Punch Routine
Also published here
  • marketed in 1978
1992 Dusheck's Card Magic 92
Steve Dusheck Cardaver card put in plastic case, center removed and put back, zig zag
1992 Dusheck's Card Magic 40
Steve Dusheck Chop four cards with hole in them, one card is pulled out partially and it penetrates finger put through hole of other cards
1992 Dusheck's Card Magic 65
Bob Kohler Quicker Warp with bill
Sep. 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 9) 2262
Richard Bartram, Jr. Hole Shuttle punched hole moves from one end to the other
1993 Mystification 5
Richard Bartram, Jr. Hole Card Monte last phase for three card monte, hole punched in one card jumps to other card
1993 Mystification 10
Richard Bartram, Jr. Punch Transposition holes in performer's card travel to selection
Also published here 1993 Mystification 17
Scott Robinson The Toy two folded cards penetrate
Also published here 1993 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks 109
Karl Fulves Packed taking long cards from a normal case, posed as problem
Inspired by 1993 Verbatim (Issue 5) 40
Steve Beam Card Compression four Aces compressed into two Tos, into a Four, then card vanishes
Also published here 1993 Magic with No Entertainment Value II 4
Rafael Benatar Karate six spot is split in two 3s, repeat
Also published here 1993 Double-Card Technique 13
Bob McAllister, Christian Scherer The Fastest Trick in the Universe variation, using bill
Inspired by 1994 Falschgeld-Test 7
Jim Krenz Nothing Too Loose monte trick in which card with large hole must be followed
Inspired by
  • "Nothing To Lose" (Bob Farmer)
1994 Notable Magic! 14
Aldo Colombini Apache two cards stuck together and are peeled apart again
Apr. 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 4) 2348
Angelo Carbone Tight Squeeze red-backed deck is "merged" into blue deck, it's still one deck but red-blue alternating, optional rough-smooth, using Humbug
1994 Humbug 13
Paul Gertner The Flick with Cards card secretly flicked across table with thumb
  • The Flick Switch
  • The Flick Split
  • Card in Wallet
Related to 1994 Steel and Silver 91
Darwin Ortiz Bold Fusion creating a double facer
Variations 1995 Cardshark 139
David Acer Hot Hands copper and silver coins shown on both sides, they fuse into a copper/silver coin which is openly shown
1995 Natural Selections 80
David Acer Mini Fusion deck shrinks to mini deck before selection (Six of Hearts) is replaced, Two and Four of Hearts found in mini deck and fused into poker sized Six, blendo
Inspired by 1995 Natural Selections 92
David Acer Emotional Bonding spectator writes positive emotion on face of card, another spectator on the back of another card, the fuse
Also published here
  • Genii, July 1991
1995 Natural Selections 106
David Acer No Holes Barred two holes punched in card, one is dragged across
Inspired byRelated to 1995 Natural Selections 26
David Acer Swiss Pack many holes appear in chosen card, then the deck has a big hole through it
Also published here 1995 Natural Selections 133
John Riggs The Linking Cards
Also published here 1995 The Magic of John Riggs 47
Joe Rindfleisch The Illusion Card zig-zag finger with playing card, first finger and thumb, four phases, eventually card is restored
1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 143
Joe Rindfleisch The One-Handed Zigzag zig-zag finger with playing card, first finger
1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 148
Rafael Benatar Karate Cards Six is chopped into two Threes and an Eight into Fours
Also published here 1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 56) 1063
Steve Beam Card Cleavage four split in two deuces, deuces split into aces
Inspired by 1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 122
Paul Harris The Split card split in two
1995 Natural Selections 15
Fantasio Verbesserter Zick-Zack-Kartentrick with frame
1995 Fantasio 18
Steve Bedwell Siamese Signatures
1995 ca. Siamese Signatures and Other Oddities 6
Bob King Turncoat single folded card turns inside out, hand cover only
1996 Five-Star Magic 20
Paul Harris The Cincinnati Two-Face Blues fusion effect, impromptu with advertisement cards
1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue New Stuff) 57
Harry Riser The Distraction Factor blank-faced card with Ace of Clubs printed on the back design pushed in deck, card next to it signed by spectator, eventually the blank face is now the signed face
1996 The Feints and Temps of Harry Riser 36
Unknown Cold Fusion
1996 Method in Effect 3
Nick Pudar Whole Hole hole appears and disappears in queen
Dec. 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 12) 2731
Paul Harris Cardboard Connection linking and unlinking of two card frames
Related to 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue Connections) 67
Allan Ackerman Ackerman's Automatic Lap lapping a piece of card during linking cards effect
Also published here 1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 2 (Issue Connections) 71
Paul Harris Flash Disconnect alternative phase for "Cardboard Connection"
Also published here 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue Connections) 72
Paul Harris Fingertip Disconnect alternative phase for "Cardboard Connection"
Also published here 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue Connections) 73
Looy Simonoff Looy's Pull Through alternative phase for "Cardboard Connection"
Also published here 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue Connections) 73
Looy Simonoff The Getaway alternative phase for "Cardboard Connection"
Also published here 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue Connections) 74
Paul Harris Behind the Back alternative phase for "Cardboard Connection"
Also published here 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue Connections) 74
Paul Harris Final Thoughts for "Cardboard Connection"
  • Signed Connection
  • Card Saver
  • Business Cards
  • Little Link
Also published here 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue Connections) 75
Paul Harris Immaculate Connection using three cards
  • The First Link
  • The Blow-Through Penetration
  • The Table Link
  • The Tear
Related to 1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue Connections) 77
Sylvain Mirouf Osmosis using two cards
1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue Connections) 91
Harry Lorayne Two Card Linking Display
1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue Connections) 97
Paul Harris Absorption card placed on case is "absorbed" by case (i.e. vanishes)
1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Issue Las Vegas Close-Up) 175
Paul Harris Cardician's Blendo Four and Six melt together to a Ten spot
Also published here 1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 1 (Issue Las Vegas Close-Up) 205
Paul Harris Side-Winder card repeatedly appears perpendicular in deck
1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 2 (Issue Close-up Entertainer) 157
Paul Harris Membrane spectator selects card with mark on back, mark on back is transfered onto card case
1996 The Art of Astonishment — Book 3 (Issue New Stuff) 41
James Swain Fortune Telling Cards three "fortune telling" cards change into one selection, blendo
1996 Miracles with Cards 90
Peter Duffie Jagged Edge half of a card vanishes and reappears stapled to another signed card
Inspired by 1996 Method in Effect 5
Peter Duffie The 25% Solution corner of selection vanishes and appears stapled onto another card
Inspired by 1996 Method in Effect 6
Paul Harris Las Vegas Split
1996 The Art of Astonishment - Book 1 (Issue Super Magic) 147
Dominique Duvivier New-Wave All Backs Red and blue double-backed cards shuffled together and magically separate. One of the double backers is split into two Jokers, then the faces on the rest of the deck appear
1996 Magie Duvivier 175
Sixten Beme Zig-Nificant
Oct. 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 10) 2701
Simon Lovell Outfold indifferent card folded into fourth face outward, changed into back-outward and then into selection, two methods
1997 Simon Says! 91
Richard Bartram, Jr. Albatross Card two cards travel to wallet, then hole travels from one card to the other
1997 Trephine 105
Simon Lovell Heartlebox hole also appears in case
Related to 1997 Simon Says! 147
Karl Fulves The Convert four cards all become bite marks
1997 The Vampire Chronicles 61
Karl Fulves Stapled 3-Card Catch sandwich is stapled together after Müller's "Three-Card Catch", posed as problem
1997 The Vampire Chronicles 91
Karl Fulves Optikal Illusion three-card fan, in mirror only two cards are seen but simultaneously three from back
1997 The Vampire Papers 97
Karl Fulves Stake Out sandwich stapled but only center card is stapled
1997 The Vampire Papers 114
Peter Duffie, Gene Maze Double-Stuck Prediction of two selections in the form of jumbo cards (weird twisting revelation), found to be stapled together, and the actual selections are also stapled together
Inspired by 1997 Effortless Card Magic 99