467 entries in Cards / Gaffed Cards & Decks / Cards / Double Backer
  
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Eduard Hensel Das Hexen-Einmaleins using Goethe's poem from Faust I, illustrated with Ace through Ten which are produced in mixed suits as the values are mentioned, some transform or vanish
June 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 6) 88
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Der forcierte Gedanke (Zweite Ausführung) card removed by performer and wrapped in handkerchief, card thought of from second deck vanishes and travels to pocket, wrapped card is also thought-of card
Also published here 1910 Kartenkünste 82
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Die drei Kräfte three chosen cards vanish from deck, arrive in pocket, deck vanishes (in topit type space) and appears in pocket, three selections rise one with corner torn off that visible restores, a card is shot with pistol into candle
Also published here 1910 Kartenkünste 196
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
Tom Sellers The Double Card Prediction double backer stabbed in deck
1931 Sellers' Secrets 17
Eric F. Impey Double-Faced Cards how to split cards and make double facers or backers
1931 Try This One 7
Unknown A Double Surprise performer and spectator remember card and its position in their halves of the deck, cards taken out, performers card is shown to be a double backer (!), spectator's card is an indifferent card and brought from pocket
1933 Farelli's Card Magic — Part Two 91
Ralph W. Hull Which Card Left? Two Card Monte with jumbo cards
1933 More "Eye-Openers" 21
Unknown Two-Card Monte Move
1933 More "Eye-Openers" 21
Henry Christ The 203rd Force
Related to 1934 SH-H-H--! It's A Secret 38
Eddie Clever The Renovated Sphinx Card Trick two signed cards in hat transpose with signed card in deck, double backer, fake indices card
1935 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 9) 34
Louis Lam "Alice in Wonderland" card turns over multiple times, then is spelled out
1935 Would You Believe It? 15
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
Unknown The Queen Turns Over double backer and sticky card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 106
Glenn G. Gravatt A Real Magical Vanish odd-backed card from deck into spectator's pocket (where other cards are), two-color double backer, sticky card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 114
Jean Hugard Double Back Principles in Card Magic some credit information
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 117
Unknown Alice in Wonderland card turns over and is spelled to, double backer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 117
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
Unknown Transposition Extraordinary between 2 odd-backed decks, red-blue double backer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 119
Theodore Annemann Insto-Transpo spectator's and performer's pocket, double backer
Related to 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 120
Theodore Annemann Remote Control odd-backed unknown card signed on back is chosen from face, red-blue sticky double backer
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • "Remote Control" (The Sphinx, July 1929, Max Holden's column, description without method)
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 121
Theodore Annemann Initialled Card Telepathy signed card at chosen number or stop trick, double backer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 121
Unknown Turnover double backer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 122
Unknown Repeating Card Turnover twenty-six double backers
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 123
William Larsen A Reverse Location cards next to selection turn over, double backer(s)
Variations 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 123
Unknown Reversi three selections turn over, 51 double backers
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 124
Dai Vernon Chameleon Backs two odd-backed cards, back color transposes, red-blue double backer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 125
Unknown Satan Behind You double backer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 125
Unknown The Double Card Prediction double backer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 126
Unknown Comedy Relief gag for people that know the air pressure turnover, double backer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 126
U. F. Grant Giant Acrobatic Cards some jumbo cards are dealt face up face down alternating, they turn over again while a second packet is now mixed alternately, double backers
VariationsAlso published here
  • "Stage Magic" (Burling Hull, 1932)
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 127
Henry Christ The Perfect Force double backer, 203rd force
Variations 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 128
Unknown Doubleback Card Force for two cards, double backer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 128
Unknown Easy Coin Switch using double backed card
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 128
Jess Kelly The Sympathetic Card blue backed card changes to red when rubbed on red deck, red-blue double backer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 129
Charles T. Jordan One Ahead mexican turnover prediction with red-blue double backer
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 284
Unknown Movie Color Cards two different colored decks change places, two red-blue double backers
1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 287
Paul Curry "Touch" prediction written on cards, deck of double facers
1937 The Magic Annual for 1937 44
Unknown Double-Backed Key Card
1938 Greater Magic 83
Sam Leo Horowitz The Four Aces double backer
1938 Greater Magic 351
Paul Curry Infallible Prediction free selection is predicted written on other card, deck of double facers, double backer, "Touch"
Variations 1938 Greater Magic 442
Unknown Two Card Monte Move double facer and backer
1938 Greater Magic 443
Johann Nepomuk Hofzinser Double Backed Cards some information followed by applications
1938 Greater Magic 480
Unknown The Self Reversing Cards ten cards are dealt face-up/face-down, five double backers
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 480
Dai Vernon, Sam Leo Horowitz, Arthur Finley The Ambitious Card with double backer
Related to 1938 Greater Magic 481
Unknown The Power of the Will spectator deals, double backer
1938 Greater Magic 484
Unknown The Five Cards Do As I Do - You Can't double backer
1938 Greater Magic 485
George G. Kaplan Cagliostro's Card. A Prediction 20$ are bet on the outcome, six duplicates, short card, double backer
Related toVariations 1938 Greater Magic 486
Al Baker Effect 2 cut-deeper flair challenge location
1939 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Effects 1, 2, and 3) 498
Theodore Annemann Insto-Transpo spectator's and performer's pocket, double backer
Related toVariations 1939 The Incorporated Strange Secrets 3
Theodore Annemann Stop selection is at thought of position, continuous triples
Variations 1939 The Incorporated Strange Secrets 4
Dr. Jacob Daley Frontier Fantasy red and blue backed Four of Spades transpose, red-blue double backer
1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 85) 542
Al Baker Effect 2 double backer, cut-deeper flair
1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 198
Tom Sellers Think Of A Card
1941 Condensed Conjuring 6
Allan Lambie Double Prediction card reversed behind back is predicted, repeat, deck of double backers
1942 Prepared Cards and Accessories 7
Jean Hugard, Frederick Braue Triple Turn Up three selections, cards alternately face-up and down, half deck double backers
1942 Prepared Cards and Accessories 8
Henry Christ The Perfect Card Location setting double back key card
Related to 1942 Prepared Cards and Accessories 8
Dr. H. Walter Grote Ghost Writings name of selection appears on rolled up paper
Feb. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 9) 37
Dr. H. Walter Grote Cut and Turnover Force
Variations Feb. 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 1 No. 9) 37
R. M. Jamison Double Back Card Force method to repeat Dr. Grote Cut and Turnover Force with a second card
Inspired byVariations July 1944 Hugard's Magic Monthly — Volumes I, II, III and IV (Vol. 2 No. 2) 60
Paul Curry Follow Me two decks, several versions
1945 My Best 78
Bob Spencer Card Filtration red backed card travels to blue backed deck, red/blue double backer
1945 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 4
Bob Spencer Back to Back red/blue double backer
1945 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1945) 5
James G. Thompson Jr. Thompson's Discontented Card
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 105) 422
Fred Fletcher Cherry Red Blues same card from red and blue deck are exchanged and put reversed in the other deck, then they travel back to the original pack, red-blue double backer
1946 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 111) 447
Paul Curry The Perfect Miracle
Related toAlso published here 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 130) 524
Unknown Double-Back Corner-Short Location out of the room selection
Related to 1948 The Fine Art of Magic 44
Ken Krenzel, Don Costello Miracle named card turns over
1949 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 169) 678
Don Tanner On Location spectator marks a card with an X behind his back, performer locates it behind his back
  • Method No. 1 (deck of double backers)
  • Method No. 2 (deck switch behind back)
July 1949 Grant's Inner Circle Magazine (Vol. 1 No. 9 & 10) 8
Ronald B. Edwards Weird Control two suits are shuffled match in order
1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 278) 1112
Milton Kort Color Change & Follow Up Two red decks, one changes to blue, and then a Chicago Opener style routine is performed (blue card placed in red deck, spectator picks it out from face up spread), red/blue card
Related to 1953 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 288) 1152
Stewart James Touchosen red/blue doublebacker, see also p. 48
1954 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 306) 23
Lin Searles The Ultimate Aces odd-backed Ace assembly
1958 Ultimate Aces 4
Lin Searles Turnover Add Variation addition and switch variation to switch in three double-backers
1958 Ultimate Aces 5
Lin Searles The Covered Vanish with red-blue double backer
1958 Ultimate Aces 7
Edward Marlo Behind, Under or Above one of five ESP cards thought of, performer removes one and tables it, it is shown to be the selection
  • First Method
  • Second Method
Variations 1960 ESP Handbook and Workshop Kit 25
Jack Avis Stamp of Approval card marked with stamp is used to chose two cards, prediction of the two selections
1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 56
Everett Lyda Cutting to the Aces
1960 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1960) 59
James G. Thompson Jr. Low Bow to Don Tanner
Inspired by
  • Don Tanner's "Six Card Mental Test"
1961 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 358) 260
Edward Marlo Marlo's Svengali with idea for Curry's Touch
1962 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 366) 294
Arthur Rasper Die sich drehende Karte three cards, center one turns over, partial rough-smooth
1962 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil II 17
Edward Marlo Technicolor Prediction spectator turns over one card behind back, reversed card was predicted and has different colored back, several methods
Related to 1962 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1962) 64
Nate Leipzig Reverso
1963 Dai Vernon's Tribute to Nate Leipzig 173
L. K. Stevenson More on the Monte
Inspired by 1963 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 378) 340
John Robbins For Magicians Only double backer changes into selection, see p. 394 for idea by Martin Gardner and p. 398 for idea by Francis Haxton
1964 The New Phoenix 351-400 (Issue 390) 388
Edward Marlo The Bet without Odds - Solutions three methods, see also p. 47
Inspired byRelated to July 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 9) 45
William P. Miesel Static solution
Inspired by Sep. 1966 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 1 No. 11) 56
Theodore Annemann The Thought Card - Annotation from "Annemann's $50 Manuscript" (ca. 1932)
spectator writes any card on back of card, magician divines it
Related to Dec. 1967 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 2) 147
Jochen Zmeck Geistino-Perfekt brainwave effect with different deck, twenty-six double facers alternate with twenty-six red/blue double backers, partial rough-smooth
1967 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil III 5
Aldini Gedankendrucken nudist deck variations
Methode 1: Das Rasputin-Spiel
Methode 2: Aldinis Spielkarten-Presse (named card is printed)
Also published here
  • "Rough Stuff" (Al Aldini & Joe Berg)
1967 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil III 23
Jochen Zmeck Tuwit
Inspired by
  • Ken Brooke in "Feke Card Tricks" (Stanley)
1967 Enzyklopädie der Rauh-Glatt-Kartentricks - Teil III 24
Edward Marlo Repeat Reverse with Gaffs double backer or facer
1968 Expert Card Conjuring 103
Henry Christ, James G. Thompson Jr. The 203rd Force continued on p. 198
Related to July 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 9) 194
John Howie Brainwave Bet odd-backed unkown card inserted in deck, spectator names correct card, clean-up anti-climax follows, red-blue double backer
1969 Epilogue (Issue 6) 41
Aldini Predict-O-Deck Prediction written on card matches selection
1969 Roughingly Yours 26
Aldini, Paul Curry Mental-Matic Deck Name of card written on back of a card, matches freely thought of card
Inspired by 1969 Roughingly Yours 38
Aldini Finale Touch Deck Prediction written on card matches free selection
1969 Roughingly Yours 39
Jon Racherbaumer Pardon My Backs! with thick double backer
1970 Hierophant (Issue 4) 210
Edward Marlo Notes on a Miracle Kings are inserted next to Queens by spectator, ten methods (ungaffed, double facers, double backers, roughed)
Related to 1971 Hierophant (Issue 5-6) 265
Bruce Cervon All Shook Up color changing Triumph, red-blue double backer, including "Non-Gimmicked Method"
1971 Expert Card Chicanery 3
Bruce Cervon Turn Me Over! funny messages on cards
Related to 1971 Expert Card Chicanery 9
Mike Rogers Still Avid color changing back kicker
1971 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 2) 10
Al Baker Ambitious Card from Daley Notebooks
Variations Dec. 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 7 No. 2) 474
Roger Smith Twisting the Red Aces (Blue) color changing back finale, deck changes color as well, red/blue double backer
1971 The K-S Control System 17
Gene Castillon Ladies sing the Blues three card twisting routine with color changing back kicker
1972 Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 3) 18
David Morse Choose Your Label red / blue double backer
1972 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 42) 209
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
Lin Searles Impossible Location out-of-hand selection (203rd force), card vanishes and reappears in deck
Related to Autumn 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 8th Folio) 665
Paul Curry Turn of the Century
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1974 Paul Curry Presents 57
Karl Fulves Heavy Traffic prediction vanishes from between two jacks twice, then the chosen card appears between the jacks
Related toVariations 1974 Close-Up Mental Magic 2
Karl Fulves Second Method prediction vanishes from between two jacks twice, then the chosen card appears between the jacks
1974 Close-Up Mental Magic 4
North Bigbee Mexican Miracle two decks, card prediction, red / blue double backer
1974 The Compleat Magick — Volume II (Issue 106) 528
Jim Lee Into the Case "Magical Lee" card placed in case in beginning is later selection, double backer
1975 Card Cavalcade 3 21
Jon Racherbaumer Flash Sandwich double backer, double facer, hung card
1975 Hierophant (Issue 7 Resurrection Issue) 23
Karl Fulves Kannibal Kards - Phase Two two jacks dropped on card on deck which is instantly sandwiched
1975 Kannibal Kards 2
Karl Fulves Kannibal Kards - Phase Three card vanishes between jacks on deck
1975 Kannibal Kards 3
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
Marvin Johnson Re-Opened Prediction two methods
Feb. 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 4) 866
Arthur Hill Numbers Up deck of number cards, design duplication on two cards, mirror in lap
Mar. 1975 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. 5) 872
Jan Torell Trick with 3 Giant Cards three jumbo cards, silk is produced and back of one card changes color
1975 Magic by Jan Torell 16
Horace E. Bennett Selected Card to Pocket card to pocket, repeated phase with named card out of two cards
Inspired by 1975 Bennett's Best 85
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
Edward Marlo Think as I Think with thought of Cards, gaffed, red-blue double backer, red-blue menetekel, three approaches
1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 208
Edward Marlo Sandwich Card Sandwiched Card is though of, double backer
1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 71
Henry Christ The Original Christ Force including five variations, one with double backer
Also published here 1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 3) 32
Edward Marlo Cased-In Technicolor Thought gaffed
1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 3) 38
Peter Kane The Blushing Jokers four blue-backed jokers, turn red one by one, then blue again, red/blue double backer
Variations 1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 6) 72
Edward Marlo More Technicolor Thought named ace in Ace Packet is reversed and odd-backed
  • R-B Double-Backed Think Ace
  • Swindle Technicolor Thought
  • Four-Card Technicolor Thought No. 1
  • Four-Card Technicolor Thought No. 2
1976 Kabbala — Volume 3 (Vol. 3 No. 11) 145
Nick Trost Color-Changing Pack
1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part One 34
Nick Trost, Stewart Judah Card Elimination Card vanishes from deck, then appears face up in the deck later
Also published here 1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 22
Nick Trost U-Find-It Spectator locates card by stabbing face up card into the deck
1976 Subtle Card Magic: Part Two 24
Jerry Mentzer, Jim Lee In Case Magical Lee prediction put in case, turns out to be later selection signed by spectator on face and performer on back
1976 Second Lecture 18
Jon Racherbaumer Macho Matcho card placed on table, matches freely named card from other deck, roughed red-blue menetekel, red-blue double backer
Inspired by 1976 Lecture Notes 1 22
Burling Hull The Double Force spectator pushes card reversed in deck, cards on either side are forced
1976 The Amazing World of Mentalism 50
Roger Smith Maxi-Twist All Backs twisting with all backs kicker
Also published here 1976 Maxi-Twist 3
Paul Curry Past, Present And Future two decks, three cards match, (apparently original) version of Paul Curry's "Touch"
Related to 1977 Special Effects 68
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
Dai Vernon, Sam Leo Horowitz The Second Method red/blue double backer
Also published here 1978 Four-Card Brainwave 4
Sam Leo Horowitz The Third Method double backer
1978 Four-Card Brainwave 6
Sam Schwartz The Fourth Method double backer
1978 Four-Card Brainwave 7
Sam Leo Horowitz The Fifth Method no extra card, double index aces, double backers
1978 Four-Card Brainwave 8
Sam Leo Horowitz Five-Card Brainwave two poker hands dealt, one card chosen, when re-dealt, this card reverses itself, two phases, double backers and rough-smooth
Related to 1978 Four-Card Brainwave 14
Philip T. Goldstein Contrasting Prediction red/blue double backer
Related to 1978 Notions 5
David Solomon Toss-in Triumph no card reversed after Triumph, indicator is tossed next to selection
1978 Arch Triumphs 33
David Britland Turncoat twisting with four Jacks of Diamonds, one red and three blue backed, back situation reverses, red/blue double backer
1978 Trick Card Trickery 12
Jerry K. Hartman Second Blush Blue jokers change to red, then change back
Inspired by 1978 Loose Ends 72
Philip T. Goldstein Tearable two cards are torn, halves transpose several times
VariationsAlso published here 1979 Tearable 1
Thomas Alan Waters Synchroincidence two decks, same card is selected, red/blue
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1979 Mind, Myth & Magick (Issue New Thoughts For Old) 31
Philip T. Goldstein Cycle backs of four cards change color, red/blue double backer
1979 Cycle! 2
Philip T. Goldstein Cycle Exchange daley's last trick with color changing back kicker
1979 Cycle! 3
Philip T. Goldstein Cycle Twist twisting four cards, one by one, with color changing back kicker
1979 Cycle! 3
Philip T. Goldstein Cycle Elevator packet elevator with color changing back kicker
1979 Cycle! 5
Victor Marsh Found selection returned to cased deck, medium in other room finds selection
Variations 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 20) 1258
Francis Haxton Open Selection five cards removed from deck, of those the spectator choses two, they're the selections, two methods
Related to 1979 The Chronicles (Issue 23) 1294
Father Cyprian Multiple Surprises ace cutting with color changing back kicker, different colors, four double backers
1980 The Elegant Card Magic of Father Cyprian 46
Edward Marlo You Did It Again and Again! six cards, spectator thinks one, is turned over by spectator himself, repeats
1980 Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant) 13
Jon Racherbaumer The Blue Intruder Strikes Again! spectator choses only blue card in red back, using brainwave deck
1980 Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant) 56
Gene Maze, Richard Kaufman On The Munch, or Eating Out (A Cannibal Card) simultaneous multiple vanish, three double backer
1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 60
Gene Maze Bon Voyage double backer, lapping
1980 The Gene Maze Card Book 79
Dr. Lawrence Weinstein Back-Up business card used to stab into the deck
1980 The Compleat Magick — Volume III (Issue 258) 1288
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
Slydini The Slydini Touch finesse for splitting an apparent double backer into two cards
1981 Cardworks 57
Edward Marlo Surprise signed card travels to anywhere, see also page 81 of Marlo's Plus Package
1981 21st Century Card Magic 11
Edward Marlo Christ-Crossed Clairvoyance two cards named after Christ-Force type procedure, double backer
1981 Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 9) 71
Edward Marlo The Unexpected Signed Card to Wallet Christ-Force type selection procedure
1981 Kabbala — Volume 2 (Vol. 2 No. 10) 75
Karl Fulves Foolzum with the Neal Elias half pass, variation with twenty-six double backers
1981 Milennium Aces 67
Philip T. Goldstein A Fine Mesh two selections between three jokers vanish, then a joker finds the selections in deck on either side, red/blue double backer
Also published here 1981 Quasimodo / A Fine Mesh 1
Philip T. Goldstein Quasimodo three jokers and one normal card are mixed, monte type premise, normal card's back changes red and then blue again with comedic presentation, red/blue double backer
1981 Quasimodo / A Fine Mesh 3
Paul Harris, Looy Simonoff The Beast With Two Backs prediction, then two cards fuse back to back
1981 Close-up Fantasies Finalé 113
Unknown Two Card Monte Switch Hofzinser type
1981 Close-up Fantasies Finalé 114
Fred Castle The Lovely Queens Four red backed queens turn over one by one, then shown to have blue backs, and then the faces have changed into photos of "glamorous" ladies
1981 Magic With Giant Cards 6
Karl Fulves Synchro red-blue double backer
1981 The Chronicles (Issue 30) 1357
Stephen Tucker Hypno spectator stops dealing at his card because he sees a line drawn it, hypnosis presentation
Variations 1981 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 5) 80
Stephen Tucker Fantasia four cards are cut to, which are predicted with miniature cards, cards have different colored back than rest of the deck which is blank on the face too
1981 Spell-Binder (Vol. 1 No. 8) 148
Philip T. Goldstein New Wave spectator reverses one of five ESP cards, same is reversed in packet in envelope
1982 12/12 1
Philip T. Goldstein Back-Ordered four card small packet All Backs
1982 12/12 7
Ray Mertz Mirror Twist backs of four fours change colors, then faces change into mirrors
1982 Fork Full of Appetizers 27
Philip T. Goldstein On the Beach transformation of backs of four cards, one by one
1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #2 (Xmas)) 45
Jay Sankey Transfusion (Mono) open double backer is "unfused" into two selections
1983 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 2 68
Jay Sankey Transfusion (Stereo) open double backer, four of a kind production
1983 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 2 70
Larry Jennings Duffer's Two Cards to Pocket two thought-of cards from small packet to pocket, no palming, double backer
1983 Epoptica (Issue 4) 229
Edward Marlo All Backs Routine packet version, double backer
1983 Marlo's Plus Package 20
Edward Marlo Color Changing Backs first packet, then full deck follows, red-blue double backers
1983 Marlo's Plus Package 24
Edward Marlo Double Thought Prediction two cards predicted on other cards, rough smooth deck, five handlings
1983 Marlo's Plus Package 71
Edward Marlo Indubitable Cards Across BONUS
double backers
1983 Unlimited 43
Charles (Chuck) Kohrs Brainstorm though of card predicted in bag, using cloth bag with cards printed on it, two handlings
1983 Bertram on Sleight of Hand 243
Al Smith Terror! only odd backed card is selected in deck, duplicate with same back as deck is found reversed
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 21) 405
Bill Worsley Straight to the Heart printing of four blank cards
1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 28) 547
Stephen Tucker Eureka monte in the hands , ending in Bizarre Twist
Inspired by 1983 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. Special #3) 36
Theodore Annemann Remote Control reprint of original instructions, red/blue double backer, see only p. 45 for effect description by Max Holden from July 1929 Sphinx
1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 50
Dai Vernon, Sam Leo Horowitz The Vernon-Horowitz Method red/blue double backer
Also published here 1983 A History of the Brainwave Principle 93
Karl Fulves Reverse/Triumph every other card turned over, discussions of different methods, credit information on Triumph
1983 Worknotes On Brainwave 102
Jerry K. Hartman Order Restored one suit is reversed in deck and orders itself, gaffed and ungaffed (faro) method
Variations Jan. 1984 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 7 No. 1) 865
Michael Close, Stewart James Coda Chrome based on "Chronothot" from New Tops, prediction from odd-backed deck is put on table and matched named card, gaffed decks and double backer
1984 Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 286
Bill Worsley, Archie Palmer Intrigue: 2 back color change, red-blue double backer, see also “Cycle“ by Phil Goldstein
1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 7) 1248
Philip T. Goldstein, Stephen Tucker Muster odd-backed blank card becomes (open) red-blue double backer, simplified version of Stephen Tucker's "You Must Be Psychic" (Cardiac-Arrest)
1984 West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 2) 18
Philip T. Goldstein, Stephen Tucker Packet Muster packet version of Stephen Tucker's "You Must Be Psychic" (Cardiac-Arrest)
1984 West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 2) 21
William P. Miesel Signa-Flite odd-backed card turns out to be same as signed selection, then signature appears on it, simplified variation
Inspired by 1984 West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 2) 41
Dan Garrett Flushback royal flush
1984 Fork Full of Appetizers — Book 2 15
John F. C. McLachlan A Test of Flirtatiousness four blue-backed jokers, turn red one by one, then blue again
Inspired by 1984 Fork Full of Appetizers — Book 2 36
David Britland Still Counting on back of card is 7up logo, card is found at seventh position from that card
1984 Spell-Binder (Vol. 3 No. 36) 705
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
Louis Falanga Jazz Fusion Jazz Aces variation with O. Henry kicker, double backer
1985 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 4 84
Louis Falanga In Case of Fire double backer
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 70
Louis Falanga Ace-Sumed Coincidence spectator touches aces, double backer
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 73
Meir Yedid Born Again double backer is split into two cards which produce another card (baby)
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 293
Philip T. Goldstein Sub-Scription signed joker travels up and down in 4-card-packet, double backers
1985 Best of Friends — Volume II 437
Louis Falanga Jim Bob Poker small packet routine, royal flush kicker
1985 Lake Tahoe Card Magic 11
Philip T. Goldstein Drop Contrast only red-backed card in blue-backed deck is found by spectator, red/blue double backer
1985 FISM Madrid 1985 1
Unknown Color Changing Pack red-blue double backer, "running-cut optical illusion"
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 1) 22
Unknown Double Backer Force for two cards
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 2) 1
Frederick Braue Cardetection sixteen cards, some face-up some face-down, performer and spectator think of one, both found, eight double facers and eight double backers (1944)
1985 The Fred Braue Notebooks (Issue 5) 4
Ben Harris Instant Fold #2 card folds itself into quarters in a flash
Inspired by 1985 Out Of His Mind! 62
Philip T. Goldstein Drop Contrast only red-backed card in blue-backed deck is found by spectator, red/blue double backer
1986 Mix '86 3
David Britland Three Times A Lady two spectators deal face up through a deck each, one card face down, they match and also match prediction, Henry Christ Force
Related to 1986 Psychomancy 13
David Britland Sagittarius out-of-hand selection, performer stabs reversed card next to selection, Henry Christ Force inspired
Related to 1986 Psychomancy 20
Peter Duffie No Case to Answer odd-backed mystery card, Jacks produced as well, red/blue double backer
Inspired by 1987 Inspirations 93
Peter Duffie Valediction Xs appear on the back of whole deck
1987 Inspirations 101
Ken Simmons Another Cutting to the Aces
1987 Riffling the Pasteboards — Again! 5
David Neighbors The Denver Opener red/blue double backer
1987 Riffling the Pasteboards — Again! 21
Edward Marlo Tip - Ambitious Bit #3 double back card
1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 106
Edward Marlo Signature Transfer nine methods, ungaffed, stranger, duplicate, double backer, partial roughed menetekel (method 8)
1988 Marlo's Magazine Volume 6 189
Juan Tamariz Double Oil and Water 4&4, face-up, face-down
1988 The Magic Way 155
Christoph Borer Eine halbe Sache back of selection change back, then back of color only change to the center, eventually all cards change back color, red/blue double backer
Also published here 1988 Seminarheft 14
Philip T. Goldstein Drop Contrast only red-backed card in blue-backed deck is found by spectator, red/blue double backer
1988 Das Phil Goldstein Seminar 6
Karrell Fox "E.Z.S.P."
1988 My Latest Book 79
Edward Marlo "The Blue Thought" odd-backed card tabled, card named, another card removed from another deck and brought to odd-backed card which turns out to be named card
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Mar. 1964
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 57
Edward Marlo Observations B'Wave type effect with three double backers and quartet gaff
1988 M.I.N.T. — Volume I 230
Brother John Hamman Universal Card nine selections, double backer, double facer
1989 The Secrets of Brother John Hamman 209
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
David Williamson The Hypnotist red hot mama / chicago opener with full deck color change climax
1989 Williamson's Wonders 69
Christoph Borer Eine Halbe Sache back of selection change back, then back of color only change to the center, eventually all cards change back color, red/blue double backer
Also published here 1989 Seminarheft 28
Philip T. Goldstein Spectacle two holes appear in card a climax (image of glasses), red/blue double backer, optional twisting phase
1989 A Phil Goldstein Collection 35
Randy Wakeman The Four-Card Puzzler twisting thing with four Nines, they change into Kings
1989 Randy Wakeman Presents 127
Bruce Cervon All Backs using double backer and Elmsley's Ace Cutting theme
1990 Ultra Cervon 33
Edward Marlo Marlo's Lost Hull Version nine methods, some with double backer
Related toAlso published here 1990 The Olram File (Issue 1) 1
Edward Marlo Satirical Signed Card two methods, with commentary on "The Signed Card"
Related to 1990 That's It 40
Edward Marlo Satirical Signed Card two methods
Related to 1990 Finally! 54
Philip T. Goldstein Drop Contrast only red-backed card in blue-backed deck is found by spectator, red/blue double backer
1990 NYCANOTES 5
Philip T. Goldstein A Fine Mesh two selections between three jokers vanish, then a joker finds the selections in deck on either side, red/blue double backer
Also published here 1990 Focus 26
Philip T. Goldstein Five-Card Polka poker story, red/blue double backer, marketed in 1976
1990 Focus 55
Philip T. Goldstein Tiny Water 2&2 cards, red/ blue double backer, marketed in 1975
1990 Focus 99
Philip T. Goldstein Tearable two cards are torn, halves transpose several times
Also published here 1990 Focus 112
Michael Powers The Nightmare Card odd-backed version of the Dream Card Plot where the card apparently stays on the table in full sight, red/blue double backer
Inspired by 1990 Top Secret Stuff 5
Michael Powers Bonus Plot variation of Brother John Hamman's Signed Card where the card is odd backed
Inspired by 1990 Top Secret Stuff 8
Michael Powers Incredible Coincidence card freely chosen, prediction card in pocket is same card, optionally odd-backed, red/blue double backer
1990 Top Secret Stuff 23
John Bannon Tattoo You spectator's initials are transferred from red to blue card, red/blue double backer
Variations 1991 Smoke and Mirrors 38
Edward Marlo Houdini Would Have Bought This! ambitious sequence with double backer
1991 The Olram File (Issue 10) 13
Philip T. Goldstein Numberskull with three decks, one deck with numbers from one to 52
Related to 1991 Music City Conclave 1992 Notes 9
Christoph Borer Eine Halbe Sache back of selection change back, then back of color only change to the center, eventually all cards change back color, red/blue double backer
Also published here 1991 Magie 20
Steven Hamilton Lightning Aces Aces vanish one by one from hand and reappear face-up in center of deck, shown one-by one, deck of double backers
Inspired byRelated toVariationsAlso published here 1991 Profile (Issue 1) 8
James Swain The Capitulating Queens packet trick where four queens change to different colored backs (Based on Gardner's "All the Conformists")
Variations 1992 Don't Blink 49
Darwin Ortiz The Capitulating Queens - Handling Variation
Inspired by 1992 Don't Blink 52
Philip T. Goldstein Montexposé odd back card vanishes among four other cards
1992 The Minotaur (Vol. 4 No. 4) 6
Unknown Two Card Monte Handling
1992 Magic with Credit Cards 59
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
Gene Lawton Cheaters Solution to "A Card Problem" deck faced and spread on table, face-up and face-down card pushed out of spread, they are mates, mate SBS
Inspired by 1992 Profile (Issue 8) 12
Jerry Mentzer Gag Hummer four cards, after some under-the-table procedure only chosen card is reversed, does not use CATO
1993 Card File 76
Peter Duffie Betwixt and Between card chosen, Christ Cut to select a number by counting turned-over block, then Jokers turn over and trap that number of card, then the selection
Inspired by 1993 Card Selection 8
Sam Leo Horowitz Horowitz Key Card Move double backer is placed next to selection in out-of-hands selection procedure
1994 More Greater Magic 1105
John Northern Hilliard Magic Thrust Variations - C. short card and two double backers
1994 More Greater Magic 1210
John Northern Hilliard "Think , 'Stop!'" Card Tricks three methods, double backer and tactile key cards
1994 More Greater Magic 1211
Gene Maze Wild Card Nos. 1 & 2 No. 1: front and backs change
No. 2: routine with three selections
1994 Gene Maze And The Art Of Bottom Dealing 158
Paul Gertner The Peter Pan Trick "(The Shadow Cards)"
packet trick in which three cards turn blank and back
1994 Steel and Silver 110
Basil Horwitz A Mindreading and Premonition Experience deck is shuffled, five cards selected, four are divined by performer and last predicted
1994 The Mental Magick of Basil Horwitz - Volume 3 61
David Neighbors Colorful Rip-Off Triumph cards shuffled face up / face down, face up cards are "ripped through" deck except selection, with color changing back kicker
Inspired by 1994 The Minotaur (Vol. 6 No. 3) 1
Bob Farmer, Theodore DeLand Two-Card Monte
1994 Beat 'em, Cheat 'em, Leave 'em Bleedin' 27
Robert Parrish Trained Cards two cards in two pockets transpose, using deck of double facers
Inspired by
  • routine by Dave Jones (from Ken Allen Lecture Notes from 1957)
1995 Great Tricks Revisited 78
John Carney Method One four pieces placed on deck, card visibly restores
1995 Torn & Restored 2
Philip T. Goldstein Numberskull with three decks, one deck with numbers from one to 52
Inspired byRelated to 1995 Connotes 4
Jim Krenz All Expense Paid Trip for Three three cards travel from packet to packet
1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 56) 1067
Steve Beam Signature Card to Wallet card travels to wallet first, then signature
1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 56) 1069
Alexander de Cova Super Easy Triumph cheek to cheek handling
1995 Verblüffend Einfach - Einfach Verblüffend 22
Clayton Rawson, Karl Fulves Simon Says No. 34, five cards each, spectator cannot follow
1995 Self-Working Close-up Card Magic 64
David Malek The Yellow Kid all backs with four cards and gambling demonstration, Himber wallet
Inspired by 1995 The Lexicon 19
Steve Beam The Big Finish card changes into jumbo version of selection, two methods
Inspired byRelated to 1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 29
Wayne Kyzer Memorable Magic one red/blue double backer and blank card
Inspired by 1995 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 2 57
Edward Marlo The Inexplicable Reverse spectator shuffles before four Aces are shown reversed together in center, thick double backer
Also published here
  • The New Tops, Feb. 1977
1995 M.I.N.T. — Volume II 317
Edward Marlo The Inexplicable Result Aces lost in different parts of the deck, spectator shuffles, Aces found reversed together in deck
1995 M.I.N.T. — Volume II 318
Nate Leipzig The Leipzig Stop Trick No. 1, "as explained by Arthur Buckley to Marlo"
Variations 1995 M.I.N.T. — Volume II 392
Bob King Repeat Triumph