42 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Topological Effects / Holes Effects
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Unknown Der Kunstschütze No. 20, hole shot in Ace, gaff card with hole that can be pushed open
1895 Der Kartenkünstler 24
Unknown Der Kunstschütze Eine Kartensoirée No. 3
card held by spectator is shot at, a hole appears in its middle
Oct. 1895 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 1 No. 2) 22
Unknown Der Kunstschütze pip is shot out of card in air with pistol
1896 Der moderne Kartenkünstler 64
Ben-Zur Ben-Zur's Meisterschuss selection tossed into the air, hole shot through marked pip with pistol
Feb. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 2) 19
Norman Houghton Hole Card card suddenly has a hole, stud poker presentation
Variations Jan. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 3) 153
Ned Rutledge Ho-Ho-Hole Card card suddenly has a hole, stud poker presentation
Inspired by Apr. 1968 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 6) 173
Guy Thompson The Posse Comitatus western story, selection ends up with a hole, using a cap pistol
1971 The Compleat Magick - Volume 1 (Issue 13) 61
Karl Fulves Hole Wild Card Note C., packet of cards becomes holes, posed as problem
1975 Methods with Cards — Part 1 21
Trevor Lewis Hole Card coin fits through hole in card even though it is too small
Apr. 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 4) 43
Paul Curry Spaced Out blue-backed and red-backed card with different suit symbol holes punched out, holes switch places
1978 Spaced Out 1
Edward Marlo Black-Hole Card Switcheroo hole punched in selection travels to joker
1980 Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant) 16
Allan Hayden Half and Hole coin locates card and damages it (hole)
Mar. 1981 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 4 No. 3) 463
Don England Ever-Ready Hole Card hole removed from pocket placed on card becomes real
1981 Don England's T.K.O.'s (Issue Hearts) 7
Daryl Martinez, Jon Racherbaumer Two-Bit Wild Card coin stickers multiply on blank cards, real coins appear leaving holes in cards, see credit correction on page 192 and page lxix
Variations 1984 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 19) 179
Dick Koornwinder Crazy Canon cannon drawn on paper fires with bang, hole in selected card
1984 Diverting Kreations 4
Steve Cohen The Missing Middle middle of picture card disappears
Mar. 1986 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 9 No. 3) 1179
Johnny Lindholm Impromptu Holey Terror
Variations 1986 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 2) 7
David Regal On Your Mark drawn X comes off card, leaves hole
1987 Star Quality — The Magic of David Regal 166
David Regal The Flying Hole from card to another card
1987 Star Quality — The Magic of David Regal 132
Karl Fulves No. 1 With A Bullet poker hand gets better every time it's displayed and the cards get bullet holes, posed as problem
Related to 1989 Kaleidoscope 30
Richard Bartram, Jr. Punch Finish/Punch Transposition
Also published here Oct. 1989 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 10) 1700
Richard Bartram, Jr. Hole Shuttle punched hole moves from one end to the other
1993 Mystification 5
Richard Bartram, Jr. Hole Card Monte last phase for three card monte, hole punched in one card jumps to other card
1993 Mystification 10
Richard Bartram, Jr. Punch Transposition holes in performer's card travel to selection
Also published here 1993 Mystification 17
Jim Krenz Nothing Too Loose monte trick in which card with large hole must be followed
Inspired by
  • "Nothing To Lose" (Bob Farmer)
1994 Notable Magic! 14
David Acer No Holes Barred two holes punched in card, one is dragged across
Inspired byRelated to 1995 Natural Selections 26
David Acer Swiss Pack many holes appear in chosen card, then the deck has a big hole through it
Also published here 1995 Natural Selections 133
Nick Pudar Whole Hole hole appears and disappears in queen
Dec. 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 12) 2731
Richard Bartram, Jr. Albatross Card two cards travel to wallet, then hole travels from one card to the other
1997 Trephine 105
Simon Lovell Heartlebox hole also appears in case
Related to 1997 Simon Says! 147
Ellis Stanyon The Bullet Ace No. 40, hole visually appears in Ace
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 181
Karl Fulves Bite Size vampire card travels next to selection which then has a hole (bite) and is odd-backed
2003 Hofzinser Notebook 22
Peter Duffie Impulse selection and blank card transpose, then hole transposes
  • Notes by David Britland
Also published here
  • "Impulse" (Peter Duffie, Duet, 1984)
2004 Subtle Miracles 21
Michael Powers Impromptu Terror traveling hole effect
  • Phase 2: One Hole Jumps to Another Card
  • Phase 3: The Holes Are Brought Back Together
Inspired by
  • "Holey Terror" (Michael Powers, marketed item, 1983)
2006 Power Plays 56
Aldo Colombini, Kevin Kelly Punch His Match card chosen and holes punched in it, prediction card is the same card with the same hole configuration
2010 Prolix (Issue 8) 522
Román García Los Agujeros Viajeros four hole travel to one corner of signed card, one by one
2010 Nanomagias 231
David Acer Swiss Pack many holes appear in chosen card, then the deck has a big hole through it
Also published here 2011 More Power to You 79
David Acer Wormhole hole punched in card is slid off and put onto paper coffee cup, coffee is poured out of it
2011 More Power to You 163
Tomas Blomberg Defect Gatherer punched hole dragged across a card
Related to 2014 Blomberg Laboratories 214
Peter Pellikaan Afgronden four coins in square formation, four duplicate cards, a hole appears in the cards so they can be placed onto the coins with the coins in the holes, holes vanish again
Variations 2018 Silhouette (Vol. 1 No. 1) 5
Peter Pellikaan Variant four coins in square formation, four duplicate cards, another card with hole, then a hole appears in the cards, holes vanish again
Inspired by 2018 Silhouette (Vol. 1 No. 1) 9
Glenn West Moving Hole punched holes move on card
Inspired by
  • "Holy Terror II" (Michael Powers, marketed)
Also published here
  • Magic Magazine, July 2010
2020 Magic for BLM 266