48 entries in Cards / Effect Themes / Traveling / Matrix like Effects
  
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Friedrich W. Conradi-Horster Die Seelenwanderung der Karten four-of-a-kind placed in square formation in a napkin, two card covered with cardboard, they travel upwards one by one through the napkin, preliminary phase in which every Ace does a trick (comes to top, travels from pocket to pocket, to pocket, appears at any number) to switch the ungaffed cards for double facers
Jan. 1904 Der Zauberspiegel (Vol. 4 No. 1) 2
Carl Willmann Ein Spaziergang der vier Asse four Aces in square formation on a cloth or paper, two covered, they travel upwards through the cloth/paper one by one
Oct. 1904 Die Zauberwelt (Vol. 10 No. 10) 146
William H. McCaffrey The Four Aces matrix layout
1938 Greater Magic 357
Unknown Streamlining the Sympathetic Aces
1940 Expert Card Technique 242
Dai Vernon The Queens' Soiree four Queens on a handkerchief or newspaper, two are covered with a piece of paper, one by one they are placed under cloth and they travel under one piece of paper
Related toVariations 1945 The Queens' Soiree 1
Jean Hugard The Ace Assembly two covers
1945 The Phoenix 51-100 (Issue 82) 334
George G. Kaplan Will-o'-the-Wisp Routine sympathetic cards through newspaper with one cover only
Variations 1948 The Fine Art of Magic 56
H. Adrian Smith Penetrative Aces newspaper/handkerchief penetration, matrix layout
1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 141
Clyde Cairy Card Assembly with two magazines and four cards on a newspaper
1953 Classic Secrets of Magic 114
Albert Goshman Four Cards Through A Newspaper
Also published here 1968 Four Cards Through A Newspaper 3
Peter Kane The Chink-a-Chink Aces four piles in square formation with aces on top, O. Henry finish
1975 A Further Card Session with Peter Kane 5
Horace E. Bennett Suit Yourself Improved four cards in Matrix layout, travel under piece of cardboard
Related to 1975 Bennett's Best 71
Paul Harris, Patrick Snowden "Jigsaw" transpo with signed card, signed card is torn up, matrix with torn pieces, restoration
Variations 1976 Paul Harris Reveals Some Of His Most Intimate Secrets 21
Dai Vernon Soiree "The Ace Soiree"
1977 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #10) 1032
John C. Wagner Matrix Torn and Restored Card matrix with torn quarters, restoration climax
Variations 1978 7 Secrets 12
Andrew Galloway The Undercover Cards four cards through newspaper gather under a folded sheet of paper, one by one
1980 Diverting Card Magic 45
Ben Harris Simplified Matrix card torn in quarters, they assemble in matrix fashion, then card is restored
Inspired by 1980 For Close-Up Magicians' Eyes Only! 15
Michael Ammar Card Matrix cards visually assemble instead of coins underneath
Related toAlso published here 1981 Encore II 2
Horace E. Bennett Suit Yourself - Stand Up Version four cards in Matrix layout, travel under piece of cardboard, on a newspaper
Related toAlso published here
  • in "Mantra"
1981 Bennett's Fourth Book 56
Michael Skinner All-Fair Card Through Newspaper
Related to 1982 Intimate Magic 28
Derek Dingle Restoration Assembly combo
Related to 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 187
Dai Vernon Electromagnetic Aces with two magazines
Related to 1983 Arcane (Issue 9) 105
Karl Fulves The Layout Problem further thoughts on Elusive Lady
Inspired byRelated to 1983 Bob Ostin's New Submarine Card 6
"Magic" Christian Stelzel, Frank Gordon Christian's 4 Ace Matrix with two Jumbo cards
1983 Lecture Magic 36
Karl Fulves Sand Trap ideas posed as a problem:
  • small packet counted, quarter card appears within packet, on next count half card, and so on until full card
  • also in reverse as vanish
  • cannibals
  • quarters assemble and restore
  • progressive unprinting (Sam Schwartz)
1983 Bob Ostin's New Submarine Card 39
Albert Goshman Cards Thru Newspaper credit information, cards pass through newspaper.
Inspired byAlso published here 1985 Magic By Gosh 105
Zalman Puchoff A Quarter to nine torn card pieces travel a la Matrix
Sep. 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 9) 1542
Harry Lorayne A Quarter to Seven torn card pieces travel a la Matrix
Sep. 1988 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 11 No. 9) 1543
José Carroll The Glass Wall cards through newpaper with transparent sheet
VariationsAlso published here 1988 52 Lovers 123
Bob King Flight Four Ace through Four from corners of newspaper or mat to under jumbo card
Also published here 1989 Magician Foolers 14
John Carney Bull Session assembly, using large piece of black tissue
1991 Carneycopia 118
Michael Ammar Card Matrix cards visually assemble instead of coins underneath
Also published here 1991 The Magic of Michael Ammar 95
Aldo Colombini Cut Corners torn pieces, transformation climax
Apr. 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 4) 2350
Van McGee Sticking Together pictures of four coins on four cards travel on one card à la matrix
Inspired byRelated to 1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 55) 1018
Tommy Wonder, Paul LePaul, Edward Victor Winged Signatures "cards through newspaper" done with signed business cards and close-up mat, card to envelope climax
1996 The Books of Wonder — Volume 2 80
Richard Bartram, Jr. Queen's Sore Ear four cards travel under Jumbo card
Inspired by 1997 Trephine 15
Richard Bartram, Jr. The Congregation pictures of four coins on four cards travel on one card à la matrix, then coins become real
Related to 1997 Trephine 60
Bob King Flight Four Ace through Four from corners of newspaper or mat to under jumbo card
Also published here 1997 Flight Four 2
Ellis Stanyon The Four Aces on a Handkerchief No. 17, "The Flying Aces", Aces in corners on handkerchief, covered with paper pieces, placed under handkerchief and they travel upwards, also with coins
1999 Ellis Stanyon's Best Card Tricks 135
Doug Conn Evening Up The Odds small cards on coins, the cards assemble
Inspired byRelated to 1999 Tricks of my Trade 175
Stanley Collins Flip Switch switch with cardboard cover, use in assembly routine
Related to
  • Card Conceits (1925)
Variations
2000 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 3) 70
Don England The Face-up Cards Through the Newspaper
2001 Don England's Paradox 145
Dave Campbell Cards Through a Newspaper one cover, all cards face up
2004 The Dave Campbell Legacy 317
Jack Avis Flight Fantastique Aces through newspaper one by one, they change into Kings and Aces are in deck
Inspired by
  • Roy Walton version of Sympathetic Aces
Related to
2006 Rara Avis 58
Dani DaOrtiz Matrix Restored card torn in quarters, chink-a-chink with pieces, then card restores itself at once
  • Restored Move (quarters picked up and card instantly restored)
Related to 2008 Card Cemetery 20
Román García El Muro de Cristal four cards signed on the back, through transparent handkerchief, covered with postcard
Inspired byRelated to
  • Gabi Pareras' "Ases clandestino" in "Sequencias"
2010 Nanomagias 165
Karl Fulves Karate Steal "Two Ideas"
stealing card off tabled deck into palm or under cover
2012 Prolix (Issue 10) 696
José Carroll The Glass Wall cards through newpaper with transparent sheet
Also published here 2019 52 Lovers — Through the Looking-Glass 179