128 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Transformation / All backs
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Ralph W. Hull Hull's "Magic Picture Book" Deck "The Ever Changing Deck"
cards are printed on all-backs deck, all-backs/faces spread display, natural bow and every other card reversed
1933 More "Eye-Openers" 16
Dai Vernon The All Backs
Related toVariations 1950 Expert Card Technique 459
Edward Marlo Effect No. 12
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 6
Edward Marlo The Trick Deck All Backs and All Faces, ungaffed, see page 196 for credits
Variations 1953 The Cardician 171
Edward Marlo Junior's Card Trick small packet all backs & all faces, four cards
1953 The Cardician 190
Edward Marlo Chameleon Deck Routine all-backs and all-faces routine with color changing back kicker
1964 Early Marlo (Issue Oddity & Other Miracles) 65
Edward Marlo, Carmen D'Amico Direct Backs and Faces all-backs and all-faces routine
1964 Early Marlo (Issue Oddity & Other Miracles) 71
Edward Marlo The Wrong Deck deck is shown as double backed, then double faced, then blank, then normal
1970 Hierophant (Issue 4) 207
Edward Marlo right-hand pressure fan notes reverse fan applications, hiding face-up cards in face-down fan, All Backs, ..., right-handed pressure fan suggested by Frank Shields
VariationsAlso published here 1970 Hierophant (Issue 4) 210
Jon Racherbaumer Pardon My Backs! with thick double backer
1970 Hierophant (Issue 4) 210
Allan Ackerman All Backs all backs then all faces, while retaining a stack
1970 Magic Mafia Effects 11
Allan Ackerman All Backs Additional Notes
1970 Magic Mafia Effects 17
Johnny Thompson, Harry Riser Hofzinser All-Backed three card transformation sequence, with all-backs phase, see references for credit information
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1971 Epilogue (Issue 12) 91
Karl Fulves All Backs three card transformation sequence, with all-backs phase
Inspired by 1971 Epilogue (Issue 12) 95
Milton Kort All Backs Finish three card transformation sequence, with all-backs phase
1971 Epilogue (Issue 13) 100
Frank Garcia All Backs
1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 16
Derek Dingle All Backs aces lost and found in process, color changing backs kicker, twenty red-blue double backers
Related to 1973 Epilogue (Issue 19) 179
Karl Fulves Chameleon Deck all backs and color changing deck combo
1973 Notes From Underground 35
Dai Vernon, Bob Read All Backs and Additions
Related to 1973 Thanks to Pepys... 32
Karl Fulves Fastbacks small packet, with selection
1973 Packet Switches (Part One) 55
Bruce Cervon Hofzinser All-Backed three card packet, two methods:
  • Easy as One-Two-Three
  • All for One
1973 Epilogue (Issue 19) 174
Dr. Richard Cook Color Changing Deck all backs phase, then aces and faces appear, all backs change colors except aces
1974 Card Cavalcade II 48
Jerry Mentzer Card Combinations all backs followed by a two card revelation
1975 Close Up Cues 8
Jerry K. Hartman Bachanal four cards transform, combination with "Back to Back", see also Fulves' notes on page 243
Inspired byVariations 1975 Epilogue (Issue Special No 1) 239
Jerry K. Hartman Bachanal - Alternate Ending
Inspired by 1975 Epilogue (Issue Special No 1) 243
Walt Lees, Edward Marlo, Derek Dingle, Frank Garcia The Perpetual Elevator Routine ten minute act
1.) The First Elevator (based on "Penetration")
2.) The Cold Elevator
3.) Triumph Plus (see also "Super Subtle Shuffle")
4.) The Small Packet All Backs (based on a Derek Dingle Routine)
5.) Finale (Elevator again with card in pocket finish)
Inspired byRelated to 1975 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 3) 174
Derek Dingle All Backs Routine aces lost and found in process, color changing backs kicker, twenty red-blue double backers
Related to 1975 (ca.) Additional Deceptions 13
Doug Alker The Useless Pack all backs then all faces, then all backs again but with different color
Related to 1976 Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 8) 249
Roger Smith Maxi-Twist All Backs twisting with all backs kicker
Also published here 1976 Maxi-Twist 3
Edward Marlo A Three Way Illusion with selections and fair process, credit information
1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 312
Jerry Mentzer All Backs Plus all backs plus triumph
1977 Card Cavalcade Four 129
Jeff Busby Back to Back all backs with four cards, to four normal cards to all backs again
Related toVariations 1977 Back to Back 2
Roger Smith Maxi-Twist All Backs twisting with all backs kicker
Also published here 1977 Maxi-Twist 2 3
Eric Mason, Dominique Duvivier The Problem Is... four cards change places, look all alike, change color three times, losing their backs and are finally for different cards
1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 10) 585
Philip T. Goldstein Back Gammon packet all backs, changing back kicker
Related toAlso published here 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 11) 597
Jeff Busby Royal Backs five apparently double-backed cards change into Royal Flush, see Reference Shelf
Related toVariations 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 1) 1070
Father Cyprian Flash Backs five cards, change into Royal Flush
Related to 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 10) 1164
Father Cyprian Flash Backs second method, five cards, change into Royal Flush
Related to 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 11) 1171
Jerry K. Hartman Back to Backanal Four blank cards become all backs, then become four Aces
1978 Loose Ends 23
Earl Nelson Color Changing Deck featuring a deck switch in the lap at the end of an optional preliminary All Backs routine
1979 Variations 17
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
Darwin Ortiz Back Off! small packet handling
VariationsAlso published here Aug. 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 8) 519
Allan Ackerman Short All-Backs Routine Quick 3-Way
Related toVariations 1981 Don England's T.K.O.'s (Issue Clubs) 7
Derek Dingle Triple Color-Changing All Backs Aces
1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 202
Derek Dingle Technicolor All Backs color changing deck climax
1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 200
Derek Dingle All Backs with Selections
1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 205
Karl Fulves Reference Notes credit information on previous trick
1982 Las Vegas Straight 2
Ron Massey "All-Backs" - An Introduction to a Card Routine with all blank phase
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #1 (Summer)) 46
Derek Dingle Quick D-Way
Related to 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 8
Bill Worsley Back to Back five cards
Inspired by 1982 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 4) 1028
Philip T. Goldstein Back-Ordered four card small packet All Backs
1982 12/12 7
Richard M. Gamble Kicker Colour Change color changing all backs
Related to 1983 Pabular (Vol. 7 No. 9) 1106
Karl Fulves The All Backs credit information
1983 Worknotes On Brainwave 105
Marc Russell Any Which Way You Can cross between All Backs and Sleeve Aces
Inspired by 1983 Cardopolis (Issue 1) 19
José Carroll Creation handling for beginning and end, tarot cards
Also published here 1983 Effects and Presentations 15
Edward Marlo All Backs Routine packet version, double backer
1983 Marlo's Plus Package 20
Edward Marlo Impromptu All Backs packet version
1983 Marlo's Plus Package 23
Steve Beam Back to Aces all backs with four cards, one by one they change into Aces
VariationsAlso published here 1983 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 1) 6
Paul Brignall Getting Your Own Back four Aces and selection
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 21) 408
Karl Fulves Blank Brainwave thirteen double-blank cards shown, Diamond value named, it appears and has back, no method
1983 Worknotes On Brainwave 109
Steve Beam All Backs Addition two moves for all back routines, a display of all cards and a transformation (one handed top palm)
1984 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 3) 41
Arturo de Ascanio Nur Rückenmuster all backs, cutting to Aces in process
Inspired by
  • "Alexander Elmsley's All Backs Routine" in Lewis Ganson's "Routined Manipulation Finale"
Also published here
1984 Ilusionismo — Nur Rückenmuster 3
Michael Louis Apocalypse Variations Or Additions four cards
Inspired by Oct. 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 10) 983
Dan Garrett Flushback royal flush
1984 Fork Full of Appetizers — Book 2 15
Larry Jennings Larry Jennings All Backs Routine
1985 Lake Tahoe Card Magic 62
Ben Harris I'll Show You How! top few cards are shown as double facers, then normal again
1985 Out Of His Mind! 28
Mike Gallo Radi-Cull four indifferent cards change to selection, selection disappears, small packet all backs, all change to kings
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 32
Louis Falanga Jim Bob Poker small packet routine, royal flush kicker
1985 Lake Tahoe Card Magic 11
Philip T. Goldstein Back Gammon packet all backs, changing back kicker
Related to 1985 FISM Madrid 1985 6
Don England The Trick Deck All backs, one side blank, normal, with changing case kicker
1985/93 Don England's Gaffed to the Hilt! 63
J. C. Doty Faces Minus One all cards get backs and then again faces except selection which stays double backed, rest in NDO
June 1987 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 6) 1363
Hippie Torrales Snap Spread Routine two Aces become all backs, then Kings
Aug. 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 8) 1530
Bruce Cervon Hofzinser All-Backed three card packet, two methods:
  • Easy as One-Two-Three
  • All for One
1988 The Cervon File 116
Darwin Ortiz Back Off four cards
VariationsAlso published here 1988 Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 145
Edward Marlo Invisible Face Transfer five double backed cards shown, one of five other cards thought of, face transfers to one of the double backers
1989 So Soon? 41
Enrique Carpinetti Introduction to the All-Backs Routine small packet
1989 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 11) 1988
Randy Wakeman Playing on the Three-Way three cards shown as all being the selection, then all backs, then indifferent with selection in pocket that isn't there
1989 Randy Wakeman Presents 14
Bruce Cervon All Backs using double backer and Elmsley's Ace Cutting theme
1990 Ultra Cervon 33
Harry Lorayne, Edward Marlo Four Faces Best Quick Three-Way with four cards: all alike, all backs, kings
1990 Trend Setters 93
Philip T. Goldstein Back Ordered sequential All backs and back to normal, packet version
Also published here
  • "Back-Ordered" in "Magigram" August, 1980.
1990 Focus 29
Philip T. Goldstein Back Gammon packet all backs, changing back kicker
Also published here 1990 Focus 32
José Carroll All Backs - The Creation handling for beginning and end, tarot cards
Also published here 1991 52 Lovers — Volume II 22
Alex Elmsley All Backs with Aces cutting to aces presentation
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 259
Edward Marlo Backing the Royal Family small packet all backs with transformation into royal flush
1991 The Olram File (Issue 10) 13
Arturo de Ascanio Azul, Rojo, Blanco (Análisis de una Construcción) all backs, normal, color changing back and nudist deck as climax
Also published here 1992 La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 5 125
Arturo de Ascanio Todo Dorsos cutting to Royal Flush in process, including Impromptu Version
Inspired byAlso published here 1992 La Magia de Ascanio — Vol. 5 148
Jack Carpenter Jack's Backs four double backed cards are printed, ungaffed
1992 Modus Operandi 45
Karl Fulves Sven's Back
1993 Rigmarole (Issue 1) 8
Jean Hugard All Backs reprint of Hugard's 1930 marketed method, with added illustrations
1993 Verbatim (Issue 9) 107
Karl Fulves Line of Credit credit information on this routine
Related to 1993 Verbatim (Issue 5) 37
Jean-Pierre Vallarino Cheaper Cards all packs with packet, turn into Royal Flush
1993 Rumba Count 25
Alexander de Cova All Backs Display
1994 Secrets No. 1 27
Karl Fulves Interim Report on All Backs, secrecy
1994 Rigmarole (Issue 9) 107
Allan Ackerman The Small Packet All Backs featuring Ackerman's "Quick Four Way"
1994 Las Vegas Kardma 122
R. Paul Wilson All Backs Queens are printed as finale
1995 Chaos Theories 50
David Malek The Yellow Kid all backs with four cards and gambling demonstration, Himber wallet
Inspired by 1995 The Lexicon 19
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
Harry Riser The Practice Deck Royal Flush production climax
1996 The Feints and Temps of Harry Riser 77
Dan Block Face Off four cards with backs on both sides change into selection then into quartet of the selection
1996 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 61) 1184
Simon Lovell Mini All Backs all backs with deck and small backed
Inspired by 1997 Simon Says! 202
Steve Beam Back to Aces all backs with four cards, one by one they change into Aces
Also published here 1997 Sound Effects 4
Tom Craven All Backs Routine five cards, Royal Flush ending
2000 Card File Two 151
Ron Bauer, Roy Johnson Owed to Poker Dan five double-backers become five aces
Inspired by
  • "Poker Dan" (Roy Johnson, Everyman Cards, 1981)
2001 Owed to Poker Dan 1
John Carney Mercurial Cards face card changes a few times, deck becomes all backs, blank and normal again
2002 The Book of Secrets 180
Edward Marlo All Backs Display
Related to 2002 The Book of Secrets 193
Tony Griffith The All Backs Routine
2002 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 4 126
Darwin Ortiz The New Back Off four cards
Inspired by 2002 Scams & Fantasies with Cards 136
Peter Duffie, Robin Robertson Magic Cards all backs, letter cards that spell MAGIC produced, deck changes into an ABC deck
2003 Card Conspiracy — Vol. 1 69
Wesley James Quick Three-Way, May Way "final", with all-backs phase
2004 Enchantments 77
Arturo de Ascanio All-Backs cutting to Royal Flush in process, including Impromptu Version
Inspired byRelated to
  • "Ilusionismo" N° 301, 1984.
Also published here
2008 The Magic of Ascanio — More Studies of Card Magic 72
Arturo de Ascanio Blue, Red, White: A Constructional Study all backs, normal, color changing back and nudist deck as climax
Also published here 2008 The Magic of Ascanio — More Studies of Card Magic 251
Nick Trost, Johnny Thompson A Packet of Backs small packet all backs
2008 Subtle Card Creations — Volume 1 194
Steve Beam Back to Aces all backs with four cards, one by one they change into Aces
Also published here 2008 Counter Attack 37
Steve Beam Packaging placing text on card case for presentational ideas:
  • Seconds
  • Pre-Mixed
  • All-Backs
  • Ordinary
2010 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 8 44
Román García Todo Dorso idea with the faro fan for All Backs
2010 Nanomagias 144
Tom Craven All Backs Routine small packet All Backs, cards change to Royal Flush
2012 The F.F.F.F. Book 61
Steven Hamilton Don't Look Back
2013 The Magic of Steven Hamilton 144
Steve Beam Pintando Los Ases all backs with four cards, one by one they change into Aces
Also published here 2014 El Cardquistador 2
So Sato Another "All Backs"
Inspired by
  • "Direct Backs and Faces" (Michael Skinner, video tape)
2016 The Secrets of So Sato 30
So Sato The Tabled All Backs Display
2016 The Secrets of So Sato 31
Roberto Giobbi All Backs Get-Ready location effect to set up for Vernon's All Backs
Inspired by 2016 Hidden Agenda (Issue June 3) 158
John Guastaferro Virus all backs, all blanks, normal, with blank card that says "Virus"
Inspired by
  • "Troubleshooter" (John Guastaferro, Brainstorm, 2003)
2017 En Route 11
Michael Feldman The Law of Conservation of Bullsh*t Packet mixed face up/down transposes with face down packet repeatedly, then later both packets shown to have all backs, then later returned to normal
2017 A New Angle 140
Shannon Clark Back to the Beginning Card chosen and lost, deck becomes all backs, then restore except for selection which is now inside out (Hofzinser card), then it restores
Oct. 2018 Elixir (Vol. 2 No. 1 (Summer #2)) 66
Harry Riser Everywhere Nowhere All Backs three card transformation sequence, with all-backs phase
Also published here 2018 The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 1) 59
Harapan Ong Remix in the Rubbish four Jokers turn face down one by one, then All Backs phase, then blank, back to Jokers
Related to 2018 Principia 162
Zhenjie Gao Printer Four Aces become double backed (All Backs), then change back to Aces
2018 一盅两件 11
José Carroll All Backs, or the Creation handling for beginning and end, tarot cards
Also published here 2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 105