100 entries in Spongeball / Sleights / Vanish
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown The Fist Vanish for several balls one by one
1938 Greater Magic 652
Unknown To Palm a Sponge Ball
1938 Greater Magic 653
Unknown The Three Wandering Sponge Balls spectator's hand and two in the hand, one in the pocket
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 163
Unknown The Fist Drop ball apparently dropped from left fist into right fist but really retained in left
1945 Routined Magic 19
Unknown The Scoop right hand steals ball from left fingers as it passes over it and left fingers close
1945 Routined Magic 19
Roy Benson Spongeball Vanish with a wand
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 156) 627
Roy Benson Spongeball Vanish with a wand
1953 Classic Secrets of Magic 209
Lewis Ganson Vanishes from the Hand
  • First Method
  • Second Method (hand steal)
  • Third Method
  • Fourth Method
  • Fifth Method
1954 Routined Manipulation Finale 108
Slydini Lapping Vanish with sponge ball
1957 26 Originals 19
Audley Walsh First Method spongeball vanish
1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 303
Remo Inzani Second Method
1967 The Art of Close-Up Magic — Volume 1 304
Roy Johnson Sponge Ball Vanish in purse frame
1971 Second Time Around 28
Steve Spillman Challenge Vanish! in thumb tip
Related to 1972 The Compleat Magick — Volume I (Issue 43) 212
Amedeo Vacca Knockout Sponge Vanish lapping
1974 Amedeo's Continental Magic 53
Roy Benson Sponge Ball Vanish with wand
Oct. 1974 Intermagic (Vol. 2 No. 2) 32
Francis Carlyle Sponge Ball Vanish
1975 The Magic of Francis Carlyle 158
Frank Garcia "The Basic Garcia Master Move"
Also published here 1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 31
Unknown The "Clipped" Vanish
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 35
Unknown "Exercise"
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 38
Unknown The One, Two, Three Vanish
Also published here 1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 40
Bob Baxter Now You See It, Now You Don't
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 43
Bob Baxter Two to Nothing false transfer for 2 sponge balls
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 45
Frank Garcia, Audley Walsh Quick Vanish
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 49
Frank Garcia The O.K. Vanish
Also published here 1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 52
Unknown The Rolldown Animated Vanish
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 55
Unknown The Bold Vanish
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 57
Unknown The "Bluff" Vanish
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 59
Unknown Another Bluff Vanish
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 60
Unknown The Pretended Place Vanish
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 62
Unknown The "Toss Vanish"
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 63
Unknown The Squeeze Vanish
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 65
Unknown Pretend Take Vanish
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 67
Frank Garcia Nip and Tuck No Skill Vanish
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 69
Unknown "The Hook Vanish or Under The Nose Vanish"
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 71
Unknown The Impossible Challenge Vanish
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 74
Unknown "The Back Palm Vanish"
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 79
Unknown "The Deliberate Vanish"
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 82
Mike Tannen "Mike Tannen's Fork Move"
Also published here 1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 84
Mike Tannen Tannen's "In" Move thumb tip
Related to 1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 86
Frank Garcia The "Gaff" Vanish pull
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 88
Frank Garcia Spongeball Vanish
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 193
Unknown Cat Gut Vanish loop attached to ball
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 204
Frank Garcia Retention, Vanishes, Take My Advice tips on vanishes
1976 The Encyclopedia of Sponge Ball Magic 210
Patrick Snowden Sponge Ball Vanish
1976 Paul Harris Reveals Some Of His Most Intimate Secrets 57
Unknown The Pinch Vanish
1976 The Big Book of Magic 116
Unknown The Pull out Vanish "favourite with Al Goshman"
1976 The Big Book of Magic 118
Unknown The Perfect Sponge Ball Vanish
1976 The Big Book of Magic 120
Leo McCauley Coin Vanish coin or sponge ball, see p. 1166 for credit information
Related to 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 7) 1131
Roy Benson The Basic Move Benson vanish with wand
1978 The Book of John 97
Frank Garcia The Basic Garcia Master Move
Also published here 1978 Lecture Notes — No. 1 6
Frank Garcia The O.K. Vanish
Also published here 1978 Lecture Notes — No. 1 7
Frank Garcia The One, Two, Three Vanish
Also published here 1978 Lecture Notes — No. 1 8
Mike Tannen "Mike Tannen's Fork Move"
Also published here 1978 Lecture Notes — No. 1 8
Slydini Pop-Up Move with Sponges
1979 The Magical World of Slydini 10
Slydini Sponge Steal stolen from other hand and then lapped
1979 The Magical World of Slydini 11
Al Cohn False Transfer
1979 The Chronicles (Issue 21) 1268
Ken Brooke The Pass false transfer
Also published here 1980 Ken Brooke's Magic — The Unique Years 169
Stephen Tucker A New Move with Sponge Eggs move to steal two balls in two in the hand, one in the pocket routines
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 11) 196
Meir Yedid Half-Fist Sponge Steal
1982 Close-Up Hallucinations 24
Meir Yedid Tabled One-Hand Vanish
1982 Close-Up Hallucinations 25
Roy Johnson Appendix One ... Basic Sponge Vanish credit according to Busby's review
1982 The Professional Routines of Ron Fredrick 32
Joe Safuto Sponge Away two balls, one travels from hand to hand
Apr. 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 4) 909
Roger Klause Sponge Vanish in thumb tip
Related to 1985 Korem without Limits 82
Gary Ouellet Sponge Ball Sleight
Sep. 1987 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 9) 1402
Unknown The Scissors Vanish
1987 2 Stand-up Routines 13
John Carney False Transfer
1987 Lecture Notes Collection (Issue Carney Uncovered) 2
Unknown Sponge Ball False Transfer
1987 New Wave Close-Up 93
Unknown Sponge Ball False Transfer
1988 First there was a dream 38
Alexander de Cova Chopsticks and Sponges also with sponge eggs
Related toAlso published here Mar. 1990 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 13 No. 3) 1755
Alexander de Cova Chop Stick Vanish sponge ball put in other hand with chop sticks
Also published here 1990 Horizons 35
Gary Ouellet The Push-Pinch Sponge Ball Vanish
1990 Close Up Illusions 61
Ken Brooke Die "Scheinübergabe" false transfer
Also published here Oct. 1990 Intermagic (Vol. 15 No. 4&5) 168
John Carney False Transfer
1991 Carneycopia 6
Alexander de Cova Chop-Stick Vanish sponge ball put in other hand with chop sticks
Also published here 1991 Avantgarde Magic (Vol. 1 No. 3) 25
Steve Dusheck French Fried several sponge french fries vanish
1991 Dusheck's Thumb Tip Magic 15
Roger Klause The Sponge Ball Vanish with thumb tip
1991 Roger Klause: In Concert 28
Steve Dusheck French Fried thumb tip
July 1992 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 7) 2095
Alexander de Cova, Roy Benson Fake Transfer described with fake egg
1992 Ein Profi packt aus... 28
Alexander de Cova Chop Stick Vanish sponge ball put in other hand with chop sticks
Also published here 1992 Ein Profi packt aus... 172
John Swomley Hokey Pokey sponge ball move, one ball travels from performer's hand to second ball in spectator's hand
1992 The Minotaur (Vol. 4 No. 4) 5
Patrick Page Das Verschwinden der "Page Boy" - Kugel while turning hand, bold vanish
Also published here 1993 Lecture Patrick Page 13
Unknown Push-In Vanish
1993 Expansions 18
Bobby Bernard Four "Hits" and a "Miss" complete vanish
Aug. 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 8) 2398
Harold Cataquet Re-Retention Vanish
July 1995 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 7) 2531
Unknown Pop Up Move with sponge ball
1996 Throw in the Sponge 6
Bob Farmer Big Sponge Ball Vanish sponge ball rolled from cup into hand and seen, vanishes
1998 Cyclops 7
Bobby Bernard The Sleight
1998 Come A Little Closer 21
Roy Benson Benson's Visual-Retention Vanish
2000 In a Class by Himself — The Legacy of Don Alan 49
Unknown False Transfer
2001 The Award-Winning Magic of John Cornelius 153
Alexander de Cova Gumball many sponge balls disappear from hand, gimmick
2002 Homemade Magic 12
Alexander de Cova, Roy Benson Verschwindegriff
2002 Homemade Magic 24
Unknown Ball Steal sponge ball, from closed fist
2009 ... oder so! 28
Tom Stone Black Drop black art, vanish of small object
2010 Vortex 206
David Williamson, Tom Stone Whirly Bird Vanish Variation
2010 Vortex 210
Unknown Spongeball Vanish
2010 Vortex 211
Medjid Kan Rezvani Der Rezvani-Verschwindegriff
2011 Seminar-Leviten 5
Patrick Page The Vanish
2011 Magic Page by Page 161
Roy Benson Benson Ball Vanish with wand
2013 Nukes 102
Johnny Thompson Sponge Retention Pass
2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 234
Unknown False Transfer
2019 Çerca 63