800 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Penetration / Ambitious Card Theme
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Faire tirer une carte au hasard... Pour la faire trouver ensuite... Freely chosen card found on top or in the middle, as spectator wishes
1786 Testament de Jérôme Sharp 115
Unknown Card comes to Top/Bottom on hand or with paper-wrapped deck, long card
1889 Tricks with Cards 42
Unknown Die vier wiedervereinigten Könige No. 22, Kings pushed in four different positions comes to top, four indifferent cards palmed on top of them
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 27
Unknown Die geflohenen und wieder eingefangenen Haremsdamen three Queens placed on top, bottom and center, all together after cut, also two methods for four Queens, in one of which all four come back to the top
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 106
Unknown Der Zuschauer als Karten-Kommandant card shuffled back by spectator, yet it appears on top
Related to 1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 224
Unknown Die Wanderung einer Karte selection travels from top to center of deck, or from center to top
Aug. 1896 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 2 No. 8) 115
Unknown Card to Top visual, top change and air pressure turnover
1897 New Era Card Tricks 43
C. Vogel Die Karte als Streber "Die Kartenschule von Carl Willmann"
top card pushed in center, shown back on top, repeated multiple times, top change
July 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 7) 99
Unknown Card to Bottom top and bottom cards shown indifferent, then selection travels to the bottom
May 1898 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 4 No. 5) 69
Unknown Top, Bottom or Center spectator decides whether his selection should appear on top, bottom or in the center
Jan. 1899 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 5 No. 1) 5
Unknown Suggestions for its Use selection appears at bottom with small explosion, chemical
1903 Later Magic 61
Charles T. Jordan The Impossible Journey No. 20, selection comes to top in rubber banded deck, executing classic pass with rubber banded deck
Related toVariations 1919/1920 Thirty Card Mysteries 58
Jack Merlin A Four Ace Assemble aces rise on top of the deck
1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 4
Jack Merlin The Pass as a Trick no passes, to fool those familiar with passes, ambitious card plot
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 6
Jack Merlin Here There and Everywhere ambitious card, then stop trick, twice the card is at the stopped position
1927/28 Merlin's Master Miracles 15
Jack Merlin Pass Using Second Dealing ambitious card sequence, second deal
1927/28 Merlin's Master Manipulations 6
Ralph W. Hull Hull's "Eye Popper"
1932 "Eye-Openers" 4
Ralph W. Hull Two/Three of Diamonds pseudo duplicates for ambitious card phase
1932 "Eye-Openers" 5
Dr. James William Elliott Dr. Elliott's Presentation three selections come to top
1933 Farelli's Card Magic — Part One 28
Tom Sellers "Duplex" on the Top Card two cards placed on top of two halves, then put in center and they come back to top
1933 More Secrets 6
Tommy Tucker The Perfect Shift double lift to fake a pass
1933 Expert Manipulative Magic 13
Unknown The Ambitious Card two phases, including card from under shoe back to top
1934 Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 48
Tom Sellers On the Top four phases
1934 Card Tricks That Work 5
Unknown Push-In Switch for Ambitious Card
1934 Card Tricks That Work 6
Unknown A New Top Change second card is palmed while top one is displayed, then replaced
1935 Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 86
Laurie Ireland On the Bottom, on Top and in the Pocket
1935 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1935, "New Card and Coin Manipulation") 23
Lin Searles An Amusing Reversal ambitious card, then chosen card turns over, double backer
Related to 1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Summer Extra 1936) 134
Dick Madden The Modern Eye-Popper short card used to simplify double lift
1936 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 25) 155
Unknown Introducing the Ambitious Card Trick card appears face-up on deck during springing of cards, application of Spring Palm
1936 Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 132
Theodore Annemann A Couple of Cards Get Together two selections come together on top despite the spectator's overhand shuffle, pencil dot card
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 82
Unknown Acrobatic Jacks four jacks come together on top, stripper deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 272
Theodore Annemann The Ambitious Card end stripper deck
Also published here 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 282
Jess E. Mills The Super Eye Popper ambitious type routine with duplicate (king of clubs with one spade pip)
1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue Winter Extra 1936/37) 181
Frank Lane Double Backed Card Routine back of selection changes, ambitious card phase, count-down phase, card reverses, double index gaff and double backer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 118
Ralph W. Hull The Eye Popper svengali/mirage deck
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 254
Unknown The Mene Tekel Deck - 1. basic application
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 257
Unknown On the Top chosen card comes to top, short card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 310
Unknown The Slap Trick card comes to top, Seven vs. Eight impromptu duplicate
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 337
Ralph W. Hull "Knock 'em Off with a Stick" two cards, with Pop-Eyed Eye-Popper deck
1938 Greater Magic 532
Dai Vernon, Sam Leo Horowitz, Arthur Finley The Ambitious Card with double backer
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 481
Unknown The Double Lift with a Short Card with ambitious card phase
1938 Greater Magic 475
Ralph W. Hull The Pop-Eyes Eye-Popper Trick with Pop-Eyed Eye-Popper deck
1938 Greater Magic 532
Laurie Ireland Card Control
1938 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1938) 7
Frederick Braue The Pop-Up Card
Variations 1940 Expert Card Technique 285
Unknown The Ambitious Twins
1940 Expert Card Technique 285
Edward Marlo General Ace Trick aces come to top one by one, same ace is shown on top four times as sucker presentation
1940 Early Marlo (Issue Pasteboard Presto) 19
Martin Gardner Eye-Pop Routine two selections reverse in the center, then travel back to top, pseudo duplicates
1940 12 Tricks with a Borrowed Deck 18
Unknown The Omnipresent Eight
1940 Expert Card Technique 287
Laurie Ireland Deuces and Trays sucker ambitious twice, deuces shown as threes and transform in threes when spectator protests
1940 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1940) 15
Unknown The Obliging Card apparently mistake is made, ambitious phase
1940 Expert Card Technique 322
Unknown Ambitious Card Move
1940 Expert Card Technique 286
Unknown Cover for the Ambitious Card Double Lift
1940 Expert Card Technique 287
Unknown The First Phase
1940 Expert Card Technique 283
Unknown Using Double Lift Turnup two methods
1940 Expert Card Technique 284
Edward Marlo The Ambitious Card facilitating double lift by bending top cards
1940 Early Marlo (Issue Pasteboard Presto) 19
Unknown A Stubborn Card
1940 More Card Manipulations (Issue 3) 20
The Great Merlini Behind the Eight Ball Effect #1: Top card changes into selection
Effect #2: Another selection comes to top
Effect #3: selection is stabbed to with another card
Effect #4: Magic Thrust
Effect #5: spectator seals card in envelope (glimpsed with alcohol)
1940 The Jinx 101-151 (Issue 114) 673
Laurie Ireland Card Control card transformation, ends up in pocket
1940 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1940) 7
Al Baker The Ambitious Card two phases
1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 156
Deane Moore Double Lift Substitute
1941 More Card Manipulations (Issue 4) 16
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue The Fantastic Fan four Aces keep reappearing on bottom of deck, sucker phase, then to shoulder
Related to 1943 Tricks and Sleights 23
Theodore Annemann The Modern Eye Popper short card used to simplify double lift
1943 Full Deck of Impromptu Card Tricks 49
Warner Perry To the Top with stranger card (which is not the selection)
July 1945 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 2) 133
Arthur H. Buckley The Obstrusive Queens Experiment No. 39 - using two black queens
1946 Card Control 207
Arthur H. Buckley The Four Bandits Expermient No. 43 - jacks are produced, inserted in middle and come to top, deck is separated in reds and blacks
1946 Card Control 213
Arthur H. Buckley The Ambitious Card Experiment No. 23
1946 Card Control 177
James G. Thompson Jr. Thompson's Discontented Card
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 105) 422
John Brown Cook The Transfer of a Card double deal from centre for short ambitious card sequence
1946 Card Control 80
Arthur H. Buckley Wishful Thinking Experiment No. 25 - peeked card comes to top in clean manner
1946 Card Control 181
Arthur H. Buckley The Illusive Transfer Experiment No. 40
1946 Card Control 208
Jean Hugard Card Magic on The Revolution (air pressure turnover), also with two cards in quick succession or as Ambitious Card phase
Related to Jan. 1946 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 3 No. 8) 187
Bert Allerton Pump Room Phantasy two Aces appear on top and bottom
Related to 1947 Stars of Magic (Vol. 3 No. 1) 39
Edward Marlo The "S" Shaped Turn Over multiple lift for ca. five cards, S-crimp
1947 Marlo In Spades 6
Edward Marlo Flight of Time card is chosen by counting procedure, then card travels to top or to other packet
1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 137) 549
Unknown Ambitious Card including push-through sequence
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 147
Unknown A Bit of Byplay
1948 The Royal Road to Card Magic 172
Al Leech An Ambitious Card Climax
1949 For Card Men Only 25
Paul LePaul Aces Up!
Variations 1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 203
Dai Vernon Ambitious Card
1949 Stars of Magic (Vol. 5 No. 2) 76
Hen Fetsch Band-It Card selection is lost in the deck and encircled with two rubber bands, deck is placed behind back and when shown again selection is on face of the still encircled deck
1949 Band-It Card 1
Hen Fetsch Band-It Card Cache same effect as Band-It Card, more rubber bands and clean at the end
1949 Band-It Card 3
Leon M. Dick Boy Meets Girl four queens and four jacks
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 188) 753
Edward Marlo Ambitious Card Routine roughed duplicate
1951 Unknown 11
Bruce Elliott Brrrrtttt! phase for ambitious card
Also published here 1951 The Phoenix 201 — 250 (Issue 231) 924
Edward Marlo Effect No. 10 peeked-at card is shown reversed with table spread, optional ambitious card sequence follow-up
1951 The Marlo Miracle Deck 6
Jack Yeager Ambitious Card Routine climax, card changes to blank card with "That's All, Folks!" written on it
Also published here
  • Jack Yeager's "Second Portfolio of Tricks"
1951 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1951) 3
Bill Simon The Magnetic Cards cards are cut in four packets, one card selected and with that card the other of the same value rise on top of each packet
1952 Effective Card Magic 137
Bill Simon Double Rise two cards placed on the table, half of the deck put on each, both rise to the top
Variations 1952 Effective Card Magic 139
Bill Simon The Ambitious Card cards travel from center to the top and back to the center
1952 Effective Card Magic 66
Bill Simon The Thought-Of Ace thought of ace (or all aces) rise to top
1952 Effective Card Magic 109
Dai Vernon The Unambitious Card card travels down from top one card at a time, for magicians
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 253) 1010
Al Leech An Ambitious Card
1952 Manipulating with Leech 26
Bill Simon Ambitious Bit with the side slip
1952 Effective Card Magic 115
Frank Garcia Garcia's Interlude sucker sequence, side slip fake
1952 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 263) 1051
Edward Marlo In One Shuffle aces lost in deck, still on top
1953 The Cardician 83
Edward Marlo The Follow Up Aces Aces lost in deck come to top
Related toVariations 1953 The Cardician 91
George Blake Olla Podrida
  • ambitious card with two cards, as a magician's gag
  • rabbit from hat joke
  • torn & restored paper, magician's gag
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 287) 1148
Bruce Elliott, Dai Vernon The Ambitious Card! last phase in spectator's hands (Vernon)
Related to 1953 Classic Secrets of Magic 160
Al Leech A Suspicious Move garden path
1953 Card Man Stuff 7
Edward Marlo Flight of Time card is chosen by counting procedure, then card travels to top or to other packet
1953 The Cardician 11
Edward Marlo Ambitious Card Move
1953 The Cardician 54
Frank Garcia, Dai Vernon Topper Garcia's topper mover, two handed bluff display on top, Vernon's variation one handed
Related to 1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 282) 1126
Cy Endfield The Ambitious Card
1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic — Part III 5
J. B. Bobo The Traveling Joker one black card placed among twenty-six red cards always ends up on top, then card travels from packet to packet
Also published here 1956 Top Secrets of Magic 22
Bruce Elliott Brrrrtttt! phase for ambitious card
Also published here 1956 The Best in Magic 138
Edward Marlo Travelling Double two cards travel to top of deck
1957 The Tabled Palm 12
Edward Marlo Card to Top on tabled deck, using tabled palm
1957 The Tabled Palm 19
Edward Marlo Rise-Rise-Rise card from center rises to top visible, tabled, two methods (Tenkai and Flat Palm)
Variations 1957 The Tabled Palm 23
Edward Marlo The Lost Card sucker presentation, using The Card Transfer
1957 The Tabled Palm 36
Bert Allerton The Eye Popper
1958 The Close-Up Magician 24
Russell "Rusduck" Duck Ambitious 52 cards come to the top in order, mates are always on the bottom
1958 The Cardiste (Issue 6) 15
Al Leech Doubly Ambitious
1959 Cardmanship 6
Edward Marlo D. As Ambitious
1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 75
Al Leech A Triple Discovery first card rises to the top and transforms in the second and third selected card
1959 Cardmanship 17
Edward Marlo Marlo's Acrobatic Aces four aces travel to top repeatedly, then to pocket
1961 The Multiple Shift 57
Charlie Miller The Homing Deuces four Twos keep reappearing on bottom of deck, sucker phase
Related to 1961 An Evening with Charlie Miller 60
Max Malini Card Jumps to Top single phase Ambitious Card
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 55
Edward Marlo Card travels to bottom tabled, context (point 3.)
1961 Card Switches 11
Nate Leipzig, Charlie Miller Leipzig's Card Production Variation card clings to hand
1961 The Magic of Charles Earle Miller 62
Harry Lorayne Flash Aces four Aces from different parts to top
Variations 1962 Close-up Card Magic 119
Edward Marlo K. M. Move Follow Up Aces setting up
Inspired byVariations 1962 The K. M. Move 11
Jochen Zmeck, Ralph W. Hull Schneller als das Auge ambitious phases with mirage deck, also as double ambitious phase
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 14
Edward Marlo Gathering of the Clan "Sixth Effect", quartet lost in deck, reappears on top
Related to 1962 Tilt! 13
Edward Marlo Tilt Doubly Ambitious "Sixteenth Effect"
1962 Tilt! 25
Edward Marlo Tilted Aces "Seventeenth Effect", Aces placed into center come to top, no cuts, see p. 1 for credit information
Variations 1962 Tilt! 25
Harry Lorayne Lorayne's Ambitious Card Routine
1962 Close-up Card Magic 51
Frank Garcia The Apex Ace Aces vanish on pack, Ace of Spades comes to top three times, aces reappear face up
Related toVariations 1962 Close-up Card Magic 88
Edward Marlo Ambitious Routine
1962 The K. M. Move 7
Edward Marlo Two
1962 The K. M. Move 3
Jochen Zmeck Das Mene-Tekel-Spiel roughed short/long menetekel and applications
1. card to top
2. card through table
3. divination
4. rising card
5. card to pocket
6. card travels between two slates
7. having multiple cards chosen
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil I 21
Edward Marlo Note using Tilt in ambitious card routine, "most obvious use (...) for this reason I have avoided it", getting into position before removing top card
1962 Tilt! 15
Neal Elias Tilt Contribution
1962 Tilt! 28
Jack Avis The Jumping Thought card peeked at, deck shuffled by spectator, card divined and it comes to top
1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 69
Nate Leipzig Leipzig's Opener card comes to the bottom of the deck several times, then penetrates performer's hand
Variations 1963 Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 156
Nate Leipzig Ambitious Card Quickie double deal turnover, from center and top
1963 Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 162
Peter Kane Aces A-Risin'! two aces buried separately come to top
1967 A Card Session with Peter Kane 6
Harry Lorayne Double-Lift Gag sucker presentation
1967 Deck-Sterity 11
Edward Marlo Effect 7 card visually comes to top twice, see also page 29
1968 On the Acrobatic Cards 17
Edward Marlo Slip Cut Routine aces are cut in deck, yet come back to top multiple times
1968 Expert Card Conjuring 18
Carmen D'Amico Face Up Aces four times card changes into ace which then comes back to top
1968 Expert Card Conjuring 78
Tom Batchelor The Ambitious Kings
1968 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1967-68) 91
Edward Marlo Marlo Top Change
1968 Expert Card Conjuring 33
Edward Marlo Transfer Palm Sequence
1968 Expert Card Conjuring 120
Edward Marlo Effect 2 card jumps off top of deck, twice, double jumps from deck
1968 On the Acrobatic Cards 26
Arthur Setterington Joe Smith - Magician seven cards, ace of spades comes several times to the top and then changes places with card in the pocket
1968 The Joe Smith Mysteries 3
Edward Marlo Follow Up Aces
Related to 1969 Expert Card Mysteries 139
Aldini Roughly Ambitious Ambitious Card routine with packet of twenty cards
1969 Roughingly Yours 7
Tony Kardyro T.K's Ambitious Joker joker comes to the top twice then transforms into selection
1969 The Cardiste (Issue 13) 10
Tony Kardyro T.K.'s Ambitious Card Supreme three cards, card reversed in the end
1969 The Cardiste (Issue 13) 9
Edward Marlo How Many card placed on table, cards dealt onto it, rises to top
1970 Advanced Fingertip Control 142
Robert (Bob) Hess Spirit Aces black aces rise to top of four-Ace-packet repeatedly, a black ace travels from pocket back to aces, then red aces to pocket
Winter 1970 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 4th Folio) 378
Mike Rogers Still Avid color changing back kicker
1971 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 2) 10
David Solomon Second Power Poker & Lead-In Aces travel to top, odd-backed Aces stacked in deck, transform into Royal Flush (that now has odd backs) and others get good hands (Power Poker originally Talisman 1/11)
Inspired byAlso published here 1971 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 3) 18
Al Baker Ambitious Card from Daley Notebooks
Variations Dec. 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 2) 474
Edward Marlo For the Unambitious related to "Coming Up in the World", see correction on page 34
Related to 1971 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 2) 11
J. Stewart Smith To The Top "Coming Up in the World" precursor, shown by a soldier in 1942, see also p. 415, p. 426 for comment by Charles Hudson
Related to Apr. 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 6) 413
Gaylord E. Hill Fastest Card in the West card apparently in center + air-pressure turnover
1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 27) 132
Roy Walton Below Zero visual small packet elevator
Inspired by
  • Bob Ostin's "Submarine Card"
Variations
1971 Cardboard Charades 44
Edward Marlo They're All Alike ambitious type routine shown, people think they're all the same, but they're all blank
1972 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 8) 62
Mack Picknick Picnick's Aces aces to top
Variations 1972 Card Cavalcade 89
William P. Miesel Dual Ambitious one to top, one to bottom
1972 Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 2) 13
Roy Walton Ambitious 1-2-3-4 ambitious sequence with Ace through Four, one of them changes to selection, see p. 608 for comment by Walton, see p. 640 for get-into by Robin Robertson
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here Sep. 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 11) 559
Ben Christopher Unlimited Elevator four Kings buried in deck, four queens one by one placed on top and attracting its King
  • Impromptu Method
Related toVariations Oct. 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 12) 567
Neal Elias Ambitious Get Ready "Get Ready For Braue After Zingone" (see next trick)
Inspired by Jan. 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 3) 477
James G. Thompson Jr. The Ambitious Card short routine with Braue Pop-Up Card finish
1972 The Living End 12
Bill Simon, Frank Garcia Control Knockout card is produced on top via slip cut two times
Related to
  • "Slip Cut Effect" (Ed Marlo, The Gen, April 1956)
1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 45
Frank Garcia Ambitious Card - 1. classic sequence to load new card above a.c.
1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 48
Frank Garcia Ambitious Card - 3. paintbrush change
1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 49
Frank Garcia Ambitious Card - 4. card is apparently seen produding from centre
Related to 1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 50
T. Nelson Downs Ambitious Card - 5. double backer
1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 51
Edward Marlo Ambitious Swindle hidden use of Edward Victor's Color Change
Related to 1972 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 10) 81
Louis Zingone Surprise Reverse card on top, another card put in center, it rises to top and other card is reversed in center
VariationsAlso published here
  • Surprise Reverse (Cigam, Walter Schwartz, 1931)
Jan. 1972 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 3) 477
Karl Fulves Double Up using four aces, this is actually page 36A
Related to 1973 Packet Switches (Part One) 36
Derek Dingle Impromptu Elevator four Kings buried in deck, four queens one by one placed on top and attracting its King, see also p. 728 for comment by John Holland
Inspired byRelated to Mar. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 5) 610
Francis Haxton Impromptu Unlimited four chosen card buried in deck, joker placed on top attracts the selections to top one by one
Inspired by Sep. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 11) 660
Lin Searles Aces Up
Variations Autumn 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio) 670
Jack Avis Topsy Turvy triumph with ambitious phases and four-of-a-kind kicker
1973 Epilogue (Issue 18) 163
Frederick Braue Ambitious Variation
May 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 7) 626
Karl Fulves, Bert Allerton Topped Card appears on top
1973 Packet Switches (Part One) 41
Karl Fulves Which One strange presentation
1973 Packet Switches (Part Two) 121
Frank Garcia Ace Spectacular ambitious phase with aces, then kings turn over and change to aces via Larreverse
1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 71
Frank Garcia, Edward Victor Ambitious Opener
1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 159
Wesley James Coming Up In The World
Related toVariations 1973 Super Subtle Card Miracles 165
Harry Lorayne The Persistence-of-Vision Control
1973 Rim Shots 96
Charles T. Jordan Elasticity card inserted in middle of banded deck, deck tossed in air, selection appears at face, from the 1920s
Oct. 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 12) 682
Roy Walton The Ambitious Ghost ambitious sequence with Ace through Four, one of them changes to selection
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 1973 Card Script 26
Tom Ellis Super Rise Loading Move, see p. 985 for Wesley James reference
Related to Apr. 1974 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 6) 721
Jerry Mentzer, Derek Dingle Ambitious Ace-Two-Three-Four-Five
1974 Card Cavalcade II 155
Gray Leese Uprising order of four cards changes
1974 Epilogue (Issue 20) 187
William Zavis Up Down & Around routine, ace to four of spades and five red cards, spades penetrate, reverse and one changes place with a red card
1974 Pabular (Vol. 1 No. 4) 42
Roy Walton Ambitious 1-2-3-4 ambitious sequence with Ace through Four, one of them changes to selection
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1975 Card Cavalcade 3 45
Harry Lorayne The Ultra Move for the Ambitious Card
1975 Afterthoughts 17
Harry Lorayne The Ultra Move and the Fast Pass
1975 Afterthoughts 19
Karl Fulves Kannibal Kards - Phase Four four jacks become three, then two, then one, single card placed in center comes back to top with other jacks
Related to 1975 Kannibal Kards 3
Dr. Gordon C. Peck That Top Card Ambitious card type of sequence with short card
1975 Magic With Faucett Ross 217
Karl Fulves Infinitely Ambitious ambitious phase with random card, described as endless loop
Related to Aug. 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 10) 1041
Roger Smith Think-Spell - And the Great Invisible Pass thought-of card spelled to, then put in center and comes back to top, progressive set-up
1975 Smith's Mini-Lecture Notes No. 1 5
Roy Walton Runaround small packet multiple ambition, aces appear, joker transposes with four Queens
1975 Card Cavalcade 3 60
Jerry K. Hartman Up, Up & Away
Inspired by 1975 Epilogue (Issue Special No 1) 238
Karl Fulves Up, Up & Away credit information for Ambitous Classic type routines
1975 Epilogue (Issue Special No 1) 243
Ken Krenzel, Roy Walton, Bob Ostin Light & Heavy Card odd-backed card sinks in a small packet, faces transform
1975 Epilogue (Issue Special No 2) 247
Larry Jennings An Ambitious Classic two methods
Variations 1975 Epilogue (Issue Special No 3 (Part 2)) 269
Karl Fulves 2-Card Ambitious two cards used for ambitious card routine in which bottom card travels to top, then shown that neither is the card
1975 Methods with Cards — Part 1 49
Karl Fulves Ambitious Lady queen rises to top of two-card packet
1975 Methods with Cards — Part 2 100
Karl Fulves Paper-Clip Variation queen rises to top of two-card packet, other card changes
1975 Methods with Cards — Part 2 101
Paul Harris Solid Deception
VariationsAlso published here 1976 Paul Harris Reveals Some Of His Most Intimate Secrets 1
Edward Marlo Ambitious Card Routine roughed duplicate
1976 Early Marlo (Issue Oddity & Other Miracles) 128
Olof Jonsson, Al Mann Levitation chosen card appears on top of the deck after spectator shuffled the deck, psy presentation
1976 The Third Ecstasy 32
Harvey Rosenthal Ambitious Delight several phases
1976 Close-Up Sampler — Part 2 4
Ken Krenzel Kung Fu Card
1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 8) 103
Roy Walton Ambitious Movie apparently visual penetration to top
VariationsAlso published here 1976 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 1) 310
Philip T. Goldstein Tabled Ambition with the Lyle push in change, card is pushed in the deck half way sticking out, and with the card the the deck is cut, rest on top
1976 Classic Tackler 16
Slydini Drop Steal top cards lapped while inserting card near top
1976 The Best of Slydini ...and More 91
Carmen D'Amico D'Amico's Application on Bob Nelson's Discovery
1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 263
Jerry Mentzer Ambitious Red Back color changing backs kicker
1977 Card Cavalcade Four 76
Martin A. Nash Queens Uprageous see p. 447 for additional crediting
Related to 1977 Any Second Now 197
Edward Marlo Double Tilt plus Addition plus Effect aces come back to top and are switched out
1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 291
Edward Marlo Doubly Ambitious three phases
1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 257
Dai Vernon Double Quick top and bottom cards buried, return to top, repeat
VariationsAlso published here 1977 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #8) 1008
Harvey Rosenthal Routined Miracles suggested combination of referenced routines
Inspired by 1977 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #8) 1010
Dai Vernon Depth Charge Ace to Four rise to top
1977 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #10) 1027
Bob Stencel, Karl Fulves Stencel's Effect three Aces placed in deck, top three cards dealt onto remaining Ace, they're the Aces
1977 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #10) 1028
Harry Lorayne Instant Aces Aces distributed into different positions, instantly back on top
1977 The Magic Book 105
Dai Vernon Single Ambition three phases
Related to 1977 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #7) 989
J. B. Bobo The Traveling Joker one black card placed among twenty-six red cards always ends up on top, then card travels from packet to packet
Also published here 1977 Innovative Magic No. 1 8
Harry Lorayne The Ambitious Card
1977 The Magic Book 130
Edward Marlo Ambitious Goal using T.K. Drop Sleight
1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 213
Edward Marlo Togetinto using T.K. Drop Sleight
Related to 1977 Marlo's Magazine Volume 2 214
Bill Wisch Application see application B)
1977 Palm Change 1 & 2 7
David Carré The Card Expert multiphase routine, fullstack
1977 Pabular (Vol. 3 No. 6) 366
John Cornelius John Cornelius Method
1977 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #10) 1027
Roger Smith Some Ultimate Pass Ideas pseudo pass for magicians, duplicate
Inspired by
  • "Ultimate Pass" (Roger Smith, Necromancer)
1977 The Ultimate Card Book No. 1 5
Roger Smith The Card That Went in the Deck on Top card put reversed in center is claimed to travel invisibly to top, becomes visible when dealt off the deck, second deal
1977 Innovative Magic No. 2 21
Martin A. Nash Limited Ambitions see p. 447 for additional crediting
1977 Any Second Now 207
Philip T. Goldstein Very Good Hand five cards shown as Ace of Spades, then royal flush in hearts
Also published here 1977 Card Cavalcade Four 107
Ken Krenzel As an Ambitious Card Ending Block Turnover
1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 18
Philip T. Goldstein Remembrance of Cards Past short ambitious card sequence, back of card changes
Nov. 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 11) 128
Theodore Annemann Die Ehrgeizige Karte (ambitious card) using End-Stripper Deck
Also published here 1978 Einfach Wunderbar — Wunderbar Einfach 115
Ken Krenzel The "One-Card" Double Lift
Related to 1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 62
Allan Ackerman Variance Variant with transformation kicker
Related toVariations 1978 Here's My Card 90
John C. Wagner Ace-Two-Three-Four
1978 7 Secrets 42
Bob Farmer Cabungle alternate handling, with application for packet ambitious card sequence
Inspired by 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 5) 511
Philip T. Goldstein Very Good Hand card rises several time, all alike, royal flush as a kicker
Also published here 1978 Notions 3
Roger Smith Repeating Elevator #1 with Ace through Five
1978 The Ultimate Card Book No. 4 7
Roger Smith Repeating Elevator #2 with Ace through Five, handling variation
1978 The Ultimate Card Book No. 4 8
Jerry Mentzer Ambitious Red Back color changing backs kicker of ambitious card
1979 Card Cavalcade Finale 21
Unknown Comedy Ambitious one way forcing back climax
1979 Card Cavalcade Finale 35
Harry Lorayne Lorayne's Invisible Pass Routine first single cards come to top, then all aces (presented as invisible pass demonstration)
Variations 1979 Quantum Leaps 116
Juan Tamariz, Fred Robinson The Tamariz Ambitious Double
Related to 1979 Pabular (Vol. 5 No. 12) 776
Jerry Mentzer Ambitious Card
1979 Card Cavalcade Finale 28
Tony Noice For Ambitious Experts using passes
July 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 7) 219
Karl Fulves Blind Ambition one card penetrates another
1979 Shape Changers 34
Gene Maze Rising Aces
1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 70
Harry Lorayne Two Ambitious more a transposition theme
Also published here 1980 Lecture Notes 12
Karl Fulves Buried Alive
1980 Interlock 10
Frederick Braue Pop-Up Card without credit
1981 Jim Ryan Close-Up: Sensational Stunners 16
Edward Marlo Second Surprise aces put on four piles, collected, aces on top, two methods
Related to 1981 21st Century Card Magic 12
Jim Ryan Misdirection and Manipulation
1981 Jim Ryan Close-Up: Sensational Stunners 15
Karl Fulves Half Ambitious
1981 Milennium Aces 57
Edward Marlo Banded: That's Impossible!
  • First Effect: face card on banded deck changes
  • Second Effect: top and bottom card of banded deck change, a center card turns over
  • Third Effect: face card of banded deck changes
  • Fourth Effect (An Ambitious Bit): card comes to top in banded deck
  • Emphasizing the Difference: card peeked at in banded deck turns over
Related to 1981 Cardworks 85
Ken Simmons The Magician's Fooler
1981 The Lost Pages of the Kabbala 57
David Britland Continuum card sticks out from center, second card is added to it, when card is removed, apparently Irv Wiener's move, see p. 94 for credits
Related to 1981 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 2) 29
Harvey Rosenthal Ambition to the bottom using Kelly / Ovette move variation
1981 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 8) 151
Juan Tamariz Efecto 3°. Anti-Ambiciosa card to bottom
Also published here 1981 Magia Potagia — Volume I 25
Don England Down the Elevator and Up the Ladder all cards transform
Inspired by 1981 Don England's T.K.O.'s (Issue Clubs) 32
Curtis Kam An Ambitious Problem problem posed of culling mates of ambitious card during routine
1982 All the World's a Stage 54
Daryl Martinez Rising Crime Kings put on four piles which are assembled, Kings appear on top
Related toVariations 1982 For Your Entertainment Pleasure 24
James Swain Roundup three cover-passes-handling
Inspired by 1982 Best of Friends 295
Harry Lorayne Ultraces Aces lost, come to top at once
1982 Best of Friends 539
David Solomon Spectator Loses the Aces spectator cuts aces in deck, then they gather on top
Inspired byRelated to 1982 Sessions 16
Larry Jennings "....Always Cut the Cards" cards are cut into deck with spectator
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1982 A Visit With Larry Jennings 4
Stephen Tucker Kontract Killer Kards mafia story trick, four kings travel back on top then selection is found
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 9) 155
Jackie McClements Ambition Accomplished as John McClements, two Aces are produced, Ambitious Card phase with both cards, then selection appears sandwiched between Aces
Related to 1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 18) 344
Roy Walton Ambitious Movie apparently visual penetration to top
1982 For Your Entertainment Pleasure 31
Derek Dingle The Alpha Toss Toss Change Handling, see also page 24 for visual change idea
1982 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1 No. 1) 1
Karl Fulves, J. W. Sarles The Higher Elevation two methods
Related to 1982 Six Impromptu Card Tricks 42
Derek Dingle Too Many Cards with ambitious card phases
Related to 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 106
Jerry K. Hartman Bi-Way ace travels up and down in 4-card packet, further credits see page 55
Variations 1982 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 1 No. 3) 17
Jean-Jacques Sanvert Moving Up black Aces keep juming to top in four Ace packet, inspired by Hartman effect, two methods
Inspired by
  • an idea from "Odd Lifts" (J. K. Hartman)
Related to
1982 Best of Friends 485
Philip T. Goldstein Con-Sequence credit information, color changing back kicker
Inspired byAlso published here 1982 shuffled lecture 1
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
Philip T. Goldstein Very Good Hand Ace of Spades rises several time, all alike, royal flush as a kicker
Also published here 1982 Packet Tricks 8
Michael Ammar Yeast Card ambitious card with card to match book finale, folded
1983 Encore III 24
Michael Powers Color Ambitious ambitious card with color changing back kicker
1983 Powerful Magic 27
Daryl Martinez Sunrise four of a kind, reds come back to top even though when alternated
1983 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 2 91
Edward Marlo The Knoxville Aces four piles, ace on each, packets assembled, aces travel to top
Related to 1983 Epoptica (Issue 3) 168
Meir Yedid Tip Top Aces Aces lost in four piles, they come back to top
Also published here 1983 Off the Wall 1
Frank Simon The Collectavator Aces distributed in fan, the come to top with selection between them
1983 Versatile Card Magic 72
Edward Marlo Ambitious Marlo
  • Ambitious II
1983 Powerful Magic 56
José Carroll The Card-Culator ambitious card, card to number, stop trick, card folded to calculator
Also published here 1983 Effects and Presentations 10
Ross Bertram Bertram's Descending Card card inserted in middle sinks to bottom, tabled
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 110
Ross Bertram Up and Up two times, tabled
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 112
Ross Bertram An Uplifting Application
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 158
Ross Bertram Bertram's Ascending Card tabled deck
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 160
Pascal Monmoine Cal-Pass card sticks out from deck and is flipped over on top, in that process one card is added, also as a visual color change
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 25) 478
Stephen Tucker Jogger ambitious card sequence, card moves in a fan
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 29) 555
Stephen Tucker Top Deck two ambitious card moves
  • card on top penetrates second card only, out jogged
  • card out jogged at the back comes to the top
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 30) 589
Stephen Tucker Snow Fall ambitious card move, card sinks through deck
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 32) 628
Simon Lovell The Second Deal in Leiu of a Double Lift "Lieu" (sic)
1983 Second to None 38
Frank Simon Cutiltillusion card cut into center comes to top, despite an out-jogged marker card, cut/tilt combo
1983 Versatile Card Magic 69
Jon Racherbaumer Any-Floor Elevator small packet ambitious routine with change to kings kicker
Inspired by 1983 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 2 76
Ron Ferris The Magic "Six"