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S. W. Erdnase II. To Retain the Complete Stock
Related toVariations 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 45
S. W. Erdnase Ordinary Methods of Stocking, Locating and Securing different methods while toying with the deck
Related toVariations 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 60
S. W. Erdnase The S.W.E. Shift color change mention on page 136
Related toVariations 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 134
S. W. Erdnase Power of Concentrated Thought number up to ten
Related toVariations 1902 The Expert at the Card Table 196
Yank Hoe The Sympathetic Coins on corners of handkerchief
Variations 1909 The Art of Magic 251
Dai Vernon An Insolvable Mystery deck behind performer's back in handkerchief, spectator names any number, performer the card at this position
Related toVariations 1936 Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 152
Sam H. Sharpe Domination of Thought key card, originally from Conjured Up
Variations 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 72
Henry Christ The Perfect Force double backer, 203rd force
Variations 1937 Encyclopedia of Card Tricks 128
Theodore Annemann Jinx Switch original
Variations 1937 The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 36) 243
Jean Hugard The Handkerchief Force
Variations 1938 Greater Magic 195
Orville Wayne Meyer The Burglars
Variations 1938 More Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 17
Unknown Fan Control spectator inserts card in fan
a/. (Automatic Jog Control)
b/. Riffle Control
Related toVariations 1938 More Card Manipulations (Issue 1) 49
Charlie Miller The Dunbury Delusion
Related toVariations 1940 Expert Card Technique 319
Unknown Crystal Thought duplicate, mexican turnover
Variations 1940 Expert Card Technique 335
Unknown The Mexican Turnover
Variations 1940 Expert Card Technique 128
Unknown The Tap tapping a produding card "through" the squared pack
Related toVariations 1940 Expert Card Technique 122
Unknown Gamblers' False Cut - Retaining Bottom Stock tabled, straight cut, bottom cards slid back to bottom
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1940 Expert Card Technique 79
Unknown The Jog at the Break transforming a break into a jog, two methods
Variations 1940 Expert Card Technique 102
Al Baker Slipping the Cut - Table Method Draw Shift variation
Variations 1941 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Magical Ways and Means) 167
Unknown The Hindu Color Changing Deck
Variations 1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 208
Laurie Ireland The Imaginary Half Dollar half dollar appears
Variations 1942 Bull's-Eye Coin Tricks 20
Eddie Joseph The Monocle Mystery marked coin held with eye, taken out, vanished, and shown back in eye, double lift with coins
Variations 1942 Coin and Money Magic 71
Edward Marlo Dice Switches 1. The One Hand Switch
2. Money Switch
3. Cuff Switch
4. Table Switch
5. Single Dice Switch
Related to 1943 Shoot the Works 40
Dave Price The Dave Price False Cut
Related toVariations 1943 Tricks and Sleights 29
John Scarne John Scarne's Master Change card put in envelope changes
Related toVariations 1943/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 3 217
Russell T. Barnhart Secret Reverse on Table passive or with a riffle shuffle
Related toVariations 1945 Off the Top 10
John Scarne Triple Coincidence two decks, three cards exchanged
Variations 1946 Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 2) 15
Arthur H. Buckley Buckley's Reverse from bottom to center, while riffle shuffling
VariationsAlso published here 1946 Card Control 39
Unknown A Different Top Change - Mass Hypnotism one-handed top change ("Ultra Move")
Variations 1946 Card Control 88
Unknown Bottom Stock Shift retaining only bottom stock after cut
Variations 1946 Card Control 110
Edward Marlo Marlo's Miracle Routine: Cards By Weight multiple phases, ace-king set-up, faro
Related toVariations 1947 Marlo In Spades 13
Dr. Jacob Daley The Cavorting Aces
Variations 1950 Stars of Magic (Vol. 7 No. 3) 111
Unknown Bluff Vanish pretending to take a coin from a handful of change
Variations 1952 Modern Coin Magic 59
Unknown The "Pumpkin Seed" Vanish squeeze method
Variations 1952 Modern Coin Magic 101
Stewart Judah Second Method
Variations 1952 Modern Coin Magic 288
Stanley Collins Owen Clark
Variations 1952 Modern Coin Magic 333
Stanley Collins Morritt's Purse Trick purse palm
Variations 1952 Modern Coin Magic 334
Bill Simon The Gambler Controls the Aces cutting the Aces (jogged Aces), then all Aces turnover in the deck at once
Variations 1952 Effective Card Magic 54
Edward Marlo Bottop Change
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1953 The Cardician 35
Edward Marlo Simple Shift
Related toVariations 1953 The Cardician 58
Edward Marlo The Late Arrival top card changes to selection, turned over by spectator before and after transformation, four methods (with and without stripper deck)
Variations 1953 The Cardician 85
Bill Simon Twice Clipped two mate predictions, cards clipped together with paper clips
Variations 1954 The Phoenix 251 — 300 (Issue 300) 1199
Cy Endfield The Escape of the Musketeers three cards, Biddle Handling
Variations 1955 Cy Endfield's Entertaining Card Magic — Part I 42
Dai Vernon The Vernon Poker Demonstration half deck set-up
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1957 The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 223
Dai Vernon Repeat "Do as I do" Spectator and Magician exchange cards from different colored decks which match. Sets up again.
Variations 1959 Inner Secrets of Card Magic 17
Dai Vernon The Chinese Second Deal one-handed pop-over flourish
Variations 1959 Inner Secrets of Card Magic 71
Edward Marlo The Throw Bottom Deal two versions:
  • The Outward Deal
  • The Inward Deal
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1959 Seconds, Centers, Bottoms 45
Alex Elmsley Fan Prediction touched card matches with prediction
VariationsAlso published here 1959 Low Cunning 2
Dai Vernon Think of an Ace
Variations 1960 More Inner Secrets of Card Magic 13
James Steranko Diagonal Jog Push Thru card ends injogged
Variations 1960 Steranko on Cards 6
Dai Vernon Plunger Location card above inserted card is jogged
Variations 1961 Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic 27
Dai Vernon Switching a card in an envelope
Related toVariations 1961 Further Inner Secrets of Card Magic 29
Neal Elias Side Jog Multiple Shift swing cut
Related toVariations 1961 The Multiple Shift 9
Edward Marlo Marlo's All Around Square Up - The Movable Jog including some jog variations
Variations 1961 The Multiple Shift 11
Edward Marlo Single Cut Swivel Shift
Variations 1961 The Multiple Shift 19
Carmen D'Amico D'Amico's Multiple Shift sliding block
Related toVariations 1961 The Multiple Shift 31
Edward Marlo Marlo's Subtle Shift two methods, placing cards in same place one by one with jog or estimation
Related to 1961 The Multiple Shift 33
Edward Marlo The Cut Estimate cutting off the same number of card, tabled or in-the-hands, Ace cutting application
Variations 1962 Estimation 19
Harry Lorayne Spread Control table spread, bold
Variations 1962 Close-up Card Magic 121
Dai Vernon Vernon's Aces Aces separated in four piles, brought together to top via faro
Variations 1962 Close-up Card Magic 162
Harry Lorayne Spread Control with Handkerchief Cover cards end up in separated section of silk and can be stolen
Variations 1962 Close-up Card Magic 124
Edward Marlo Marlo Miracle Aces classic faro Ace cutting ("estimation aces"), last Ace found at named number
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1964 Faro Controlled Miracles 44
Al Leech Paint Brush card is changed into mate
Variations 1965 Super Card Man Stuff 41
Harry Lorayne Out of my Control standard psychological stop effect, with outs
Related toVariations 1965 My Favorite Card Tricks 12
Conrad H. Haden The Silver and Two Copper Transposition including "Alternate Version"
Variations 1966 The New Modern Coin Magic 442
Stewart Judah Chinatown Dollar Routine chinese coin and dollar are in handkerchief on table, one coin removed, they transpose in various phases
Related toVariations 1966 The New Modern Coin Magic 459
Dai Vernon Key Card Location spread
Variations 1967 Ultimate Secrets of Card Magic 166
Harry Lorayne Stabbed in the Pack card really thrown in deck
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1967 Deck-Sterity 129
Edward Marlo Open Prediction (Automatic Jog) Method 9
Variations 1969 Hierophant (Issue 1) 10
Roy Walton Finders Keepers with two selections
Variations 1969 The Devil's Playthings 45
Fred Lessor Flipover Switch Mexican Turnover as tabled spread is flipped over with a card
Related to 1970 Epilogue (Issue 10) 80
Derek Dingle, Al Schneider Pickup Move
Variations 1971 Dingle's Deceptions with Cards and Coins 43
Peter Kane Jazz Aces
VariationsAlso published here 1971 Another Card Session with Peter Kane 8
Reinhard Müller 3-Card Catch one-handed sandwich throw
Related toVariations July 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 9) 431
Sam Leo Horowitz Master Copper & Silver copper/silver routine with two cards and newspaper sheet, eight phases
Variations Autumn 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 5th Folio) 457
Nate Leipzig Under The Handkerchief Force
Variations 1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 259
Jack Kent Tillar "Blister" blister appears on finger
Variations 1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 379
Harvey Rosenthal Perfect Coin Assembly four coins assemble under a corner of a handkerchief
  • Alternate Handling of the Last Coin
  • Second Alternate Handling of the Last Coin
Inspired byVariations 1973 New Stars of Magic (Vol. 1 No. 5) 1
Karl Fulves New Shell Gaff shell with disc inside that can be shown from both sides, idea, "mint condition"
Related to May 1973 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 7) 620
Eddie Fechter Packet to Packet
Variations 1974 Card Cavalcade II 34
Al Schneider Matrix
  • Drill I - The Pickup
  • Drill II - Card Placement
  • A Word About the Drills
  • Rules of Practice
  • Of Magic and Matrix
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • "Matrix" in "Genii" 11/1970
1974 Matrix 3
Edward Marlo K.M. Move - with Reverse Fingering Action Move and Variations
  • Single Card Exchanges
  • Double Card Exchanges
  • Exchanging Two of Four (three procedures)
  • Exchanging Three of Four (two procedures)
  • Exchanging Four for Four
Variations 1976 Marlo's Magazine Volume 1 39
Jerry Andrus Clivot Principle Clamp Pivot Principle, pushing the card in and jogging it to the side, different variations, Diagonal Push In (DPI)
Variations 1976 Andrus Card Control 19
Harvey Rosenthal Purse Swindle coin in hand transposes with coin in purse
  • Compounding The Swindle
Variations 1976 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 10 No. Close-Up Folio #3) 902
Tom Gagnon Visual Finders one of four kings transforms in first then second selection, then back, selections from pocket
1977 Card Cavalcade Four 150
Tom Gagnon Visual Quickie one of four kings transforms into selection, then back, selection from pocket
Also published here 1977 Card Cavalcade Four 160
Karl Fulves Getting into Erdnase Break cards riffled with left thumb until spectator stops, top half lifted and card shown, Erdnase break established over it
Variations 1977 Packet Switches (Part Three) 168
Ken Krenzel The One-Card Middle Pass
Variations 1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 212
Frank Paglia Shovel Coin Shuffle (shuttle?) two coins and two cards, see also Bilis' "Close-Up French Style" (1976) according to page 136
Variations Aug. 1978 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 1 No. 8) 89
Karl Fulves Rebound copper underneath one card, silver under another, the coins transpose, coin travel together under one card in repeat phase
Related toVariations 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 5) 1110
Cardini Crawling Bill bill crawl over floor, routine made available via Milton Tropp, wrist reel
Variations 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 5) 1114
Tom Gagnon The Forgetful Gambler riffle stack demo with second Marlo/Gardner Phase and optional color changing back kicker
Related toAlso published here Mar. 1979 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 2 No. 3) 172
Harry Lorayne, Edward Marlo The Illogical Double Lift
Related toVariations 1979 Quantum Leaps 30
Bobby Bernard The Routine
  • The Set-Up Position
  • The First Pick-Up
Variations 1979 Bernard's Lesson on Dice Stacking 9
Paul Harris, Tayari Casel Twilight coins are produced with a small mirror, four coins, mirror in small envelope, five phases
VariationsAlso published here 1979 Twilight 1
Tom Gagnon Sandwich Spread card peeked, spectator shuffles, black Kings removed and put on tabled spread, spread gathered and sandwich with selection ends up on top
Inspired byAlso published here June 1980 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 3 No. 6) 359
Simon Aronson Ad-Jacent advertisement card is used to stab between selections
Variations 1980 Hierophant (Issue The Last Hierophant) 51
Tom Gagnon Educated Dollar Bill bill crawls underneath wallet in tent configuration, then under ashtray and back
  • The Bill and Wallet
  • Gaining Slack In The Thread
  • Himber Plus Cardini
  • The Bill and the Ashtray
  • Notes by Karl Fulves
Inspired by 1980 The Chronicles (Issue 27) 1325
Tom Gagnon The Inertia Change
1981 CoinMagic 90
Tom Gagnon The Tiddlywinks Change
Also published here 1981 CoinMagic 91
Tom Gagnon Forward
1981 Sleightly Original v
Tom Gagnon Thumb-Tipping Quickies credit information on using a folding coin with a thumb tip
1981 Sleightly Original 1
Tom Gagnon Coin to Pocket Ruse coin travels from coin to pocket and back
Inspired by 1981 Sleightly Original 3
Tom Gagnon Thumb Tip Coin Vanish
Related to 1981 Sleightly Original 4
Tom Gagnon Flip Up Production invisible coin flipped into air, it appears
Inspired byAlso published here 1981 Sleightly Original 6
Tom Gagnon Bomb Bay coin produced in empty hands
Also published here 1981 Sleightly Original 10
Tom Gagnon Double Duty Departure two coins vanish one by one, two folding coins and thumb tip
1981 Sleightly Original 13
Tom Gagnon Twofold Vanish two coins vanish one by one, two folding coins and thumb tip
1981 Sleightly Original 16
Tom Gagnon Coin-cidence coin appears and vanishes in bare hands
1981 Sleightly Original 18
Tom Gagnon Flash Coin Production coin appears one-handed
1981 Sleightly Original 22
Tom Gagnon Skullduggery chapter intro
1981 Sleightly Original 25
Tom Gagnon Miser's Daydream featuring a continuous coin production sequence with folding coin and thumb tip
Inspired by 1981 Sleightly Original 26
Tom Gagnon Alchemorphosis five dimes in prescription bottle change into a larger gold coin
1981 Sleightly Original 31
Tom Gagnon Contemporary Purse Swindle copper and silver coins in two purses, spectator can never guess the right one, sort of transposition
Inspired by 1981 Sleightly Original 36
Tom Gagnon Optional Display Technique
1981 Sleightly Original 38
Tom Gagnon Twilight's Last Gleaming coins are produced with a small mirror
Inspired by 1981 Sleightly Original 43
Tom Gagnon Newfangled Matrix
1981 Sleightly Original 47
Tom Gagnon Puffed flash silk production, thread and thumb tip
1981 Sleightly Original 51
Tom Gagnon The Phantom Coin much on table top
Inspired by
  • "One Coin Routine" (Slydini Encores)
1981 Sleightly Original 54
Tom Gagnon Gypsy Coin coin through handkerchief
1981 Sleightly Original 62
Tom Gagnon Bending Coin
1981 Sleightly Original 67
Tom Gagnon Hodgepodge chapter intro
1981 Sleightly Original 68
Tom Gagnon The Tiddlywinks Change coin visibly changes from copper to silver under shot glass, or miniature card appears on coin
Also published here 1981 Sleightly Original 69
Tom Gagnon Shanghai Express chinese coin and half dollar transpose through handkerchief on table in various phases, including phase with shot glass
Inspired by 1981 Sleightly Original 71
Tom Gagnon Silver and Two Copper Interlude with shot glass
Inspired by 1981 Sleightly Original 81
Tom Gagnon Split Level silver dollar on back of left hand, it changes into two half dollars
1981 Sleightly Original 84
Tom Gagnon Transposition under Glass "Although I can't actually say that I'm crazy about this effect, it is different.", coin under and on top of inverted shot glass visibly transpose
1981 Sleightly Original 87
Tom Gagnon Popeyed coin placed in eye like a monocle, it drops into hands and is vanished, found back in eye
Inspired by 1981 Sleightly Original 88
Tom Gagnon Two-Sided Shell with thin milled down coin at inside of shell, can be shown from both sides, "mint condition"
Related to 1981 Sleightly Original 88
Tom Gagnon Soda Jerk coin in bottle with transposition phase, folding copper/silver
Inspired by 1981 Sleightly Original 89
Tom Gagnon Flick Your "Trick" Load flicking a coin under a mirror for use in Twilight Routine
1981 Sleightly Original 92
Tom Gagnon Departures chapter intro
1981 Sleightly Original 94
Tom Gagnon New Theory Pickup Move
Inspired by 1981 Sleightly Original 95
Tom Gagnon Snap Over Display
1981 Sleightly Original 100
Tom Gagnon The Pickup and Displacement Move one-handed pick-up and transfer into Tenkai Pinch
VariationsAlso published here 1981 Sleightly Original 103
Tom Gagnon Open Procedure Load loading Tenkai/Goshman pinched coin under card
Related to 1981 Sleightly Original 109
Tom Gagnon Flee Flicker sleeving a coin during pickup move
1981 Sleightly Original 111
Edward Marlo Open Hockley as force
Inspired byRelated toVariations 1982 Card Finesse 95
Derek Dingle The DD Double Lift stud type
Related toVariations 1982 The Complete Works of Derek Dingle 6
Tom Gagnon New Theory Pick-Up Move
Apr. 1982 Apocalypse Vol. 1-5 (Vol. 5 No. 4) 617
Tom Mullica The Future Change as card is pushed aside with hand that holds deck
Related to 1982 Best of Friends 56
Tom Mullica The Future Spread tabled card changes visibly as spread is scooped up, see also Eidetic Change
Related toVariations 1982 Best of Friends 59
Jean-Jacques Sanvert Instant Spread Reverse table spread, card placed in tabled spread and slid free
Variations 1982 Best of Friends 121
Jean-Jacques Sanvert Ribbon-Spread Techniques - Glimpse two glimpses of card inserted in table spread when spread is scooped up
Related to 1982 Best of Friends 125
Larry Jennings Ribbon Spread Reverse card reversed during ribbon spread turnover, credit unsure
Related to 1982 Best of Friends 456
Tom Gagnon Electrostatic Recall card pivots outwards from incomplete faro condition, pin as gimmick, with "Notes by Karl Fulves"
Also published here 1982 T.V. Card Rise 26
Karl Fulves Pinpoint Aces four aces out-jogged, deck on table on side, named ace pivots out
Inspired by 1982 T.V. Card Rise 31
Tom Gagnon Bomb Bay Production coin productions with thumb tip
  • First Method
  • Flip Up Production
Also published here 1982 Fork Full of Appetizers 46
Tom Gagnon A Ball Penetration ball on top vanishes and appear under it
Also published here
  • "A Ball Penetration" in "The Blueprint"
1982 Fork Full of Appetizers 56
Jerry Sadowitz Slip-Jog
Related toAlso published here 1982 Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 20) 383
Tom Gagnon Introduction
1982 The Tipnician
Bob Chesbro Coin to Pocket with repeat
VariationsAlso published here
  • "Impossible Coin to Pocket" (The Blueprint)
1982 The Tipnician 42
Bob Chesbro Thumb Tip Coin Vanish
Related toVariations 1982 The Tipnician 42
Tom Gagnon Visual Quickie one of four kings transforms into selection, then back, selection from pocket
Also published here 1982 Packet Tricks 27
Jeff Busby (reviewer) Re-Entry by Tom Gagnon 1983 Epoptica (Issue 4) 205
Edward Marlo Bold Card Control
Related toVariations 1984 Marlo's Magazine Volume 5 324
Tom Gagnon The Scoop-Displacement Coin Vanish coin is scooped up with card and put in left hand, vanishes, empty hands, using Ed Marlo's "Scoop Move"
1984 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 3 83
Tom Gagnon The Scoop-Displacement Coin Change coin is scooped up with playing card and put in left hand where it changes, back clip
1984 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 3 88
Tom Gagnon The Fan Square-Up Pass top card cover pass from one-handed fan
Inspired by
  • Eddie Fechter's Fan Glimpse (Magic of Eddie Fechter, p. 185)
Also published here
1984 Epoptica (Issue Yearbook) 301
Louis Falanga, Paul LePaul, Brother John Hamman One-Handed Flushtration Count
Related to 1985 The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 4 87
Tom Gagnon Radical Rebound penny in fist, half dollar on table brushed with playing card changes to penny and half dollar is in pocket, then transposition phases and pocket penetration
Inspired byAlso published here 1985 New Stars of Magic (Vol. 2 No. 3) 1
Tom Gagnon Retroflex Switch visual switch of tabled coin with aid of playing card, tabled spellbound
1985 New Stars of Magic (Vol. 2 No. 3) 6
Tom Gagnon Offspring Han Ping Chien coin added from underneath card as coin(s) from other hand are thrown on table
1985 New Stars of Magic (Vol. 2 No. 3) 14
Larry Jennings Collectors II faro
Variations 1986 The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings 129
Edward Marlo Spread Pass Addition with variations
  • Delayed Addition
  • Off The Face Switch)
Related toVariations 1986 Thirty Five Years Later 20
Dai Vernon The Transfer Force angle jog handling
Related toVariations 1987 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 93
Larry Jennings Simplex L.J. Switch context (also Tom Gagnon's Packet Vanish)
1987 The Commercial Magic of J.C. Wagner 131
Tom Gagnon Faro Control corner short next to selection unaffected by faro shuffle
1987 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 1 7
Steve Beam Tom Gagnon
1988 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 23) 385
Tom Gagnon Pop Top coin vanish and appearance, thumb tip and folding coin
1988 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 23) 386
Tom Gagnon The Tipsy Vanish
1988 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 23) 387
Tom Gagnon The Tipsy Production half dollar production
1988 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 23) 388
Tom Gagnon Cutting Up false cut, shifts bottom card to the top, tabled
Inspired by 1988 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 23) 389
Tom Gagnon The Dunbury Switch drop switch variation from the Dunbury Delusion
Inspired by 1988 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 23) 390
Tom Gagnon The Blink Shrink with miniature card
Inspired by 1988 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 23) 391
Tom Gagnon Stranger Exchanger
1988 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 23) 393
Edward Marlo, Tom Gagnon The Miracle Spread variation
1988 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 23) 393
Tom Gagnon The Scoop
1988 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 23) 394
Tom Gagnon The Shelter Change coin change with card
1988 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 23) 396
Tom Gagnon The Slider coin travels to other coin, two cards, slider move
1988 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 23) 397
Tom Gagnon You Have My Sympathy with close up map
Inspired by 1988 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 23) 399
Steve Beam Leftovers on Tom Gagnon, Dick Dale
1988 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 23) 404
Steve Beam Leftovers on auctions, the Magic Castle, Tom Gagnon, Paul Sorrentino
1988 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 25) 444
Tom Gagnon, Norman Osborn, Royal H. Brin, Jr., Jerry L. Christensen, Gary Azerier, R. Missiaen, Tony Page, Bob Childers, Lindsay Smith Letters
1988 Interlocutor (Issue 49) 225
Morris Loewy Lowe Palm
Variations 1989 The Vernon Chronicles — Volume 3 60
Karl Fulves Longitudinal Aces paper clip on top card, deck set on table, when spectator turns over top card with clip it changed into previous selection or
(B) into the four Aces
(C) into named Ace
Variations 1989 The Multiple Shift 24
Bruce Cervon Floating Aces four aces one by one rise to top, then all at once, using Tilt
Variations 1990 Ultra Cervon 9
Gary Ouellet, Walter E. Cummings Close Up Hint On the Preparation of Playing Cards, using soap
Variations 1990 Close Up Illusions 138
Michael Powers Jelly Roll coin travels into breakfast jelly container, clear shell
Inspired by 1990 Top Secret Stuff 161
Tom Gagnon Cheating the Greek for a Second fake greeks and seconds
1992 The Collected Almanac (Issue ) xxxvi
Tom Gagnon Zip-Pop Change card that sticks out of deck changes
1992 Card Finesse II 9
Tom Gagnon Devil-May-Care Double-Cut tabled reverse double undercut
Related to 1992 Card Finesse II 24
T. C. Churchwell Band through Wrist
Variations Mar. 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 3) 2194
Alex Elmsley Open Intruder unknown odd-backed card is found with open prediction procedure from face
Variations 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 56
Alex Elmsley, Richard Himber Cold Steel knife is stabbed between two selections
Variations 1994 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 2 440
Steve Beam Special One-Man, One Move Insert - Tom Gagnon's Tap Illusion
1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 55) 1023
Tom Gagnon The Tap Illusion (Single Card) card out jogged in deck is tapped with a card and apparently squared in the deck, in that process card is stolen and loaded on tapping card
Related to 1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 55) 1023
Tom Gagnon Tap Illusion (Half Deck) card out jogged in packet is tapped with a packet and apparently squared in the deck, in that process card is stolen and loaded under tapping packet
1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 55) 1025
Tom Gagnon Vertical Tap Illusion card out jogged in packet is tapped with a packet and apparently squared in the deck, in that process card is stolen and loaded under tapping packet, vertical
1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 55) 1028
Tom Gagnon Tap Reverse card is tapped in deck and ends up reversed
1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 55) 1029
Tom Gagnon Fan Tap card is tapped in deck with half deck fanned, control
1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 55) 1030
Tom Gagnon Tap Illusion Feint card out jogged in packet is tapped with a packet and apparently squared in the deck, in that process card is stolen and loaded under tapping packet, with finesse
1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 55) 1031
Tom Gagnon Bologna Sandwich
1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 55) 1031
Tom Gagnon Ambitious Illusion with the tapping illusion
1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 55) 1032
Tom Gagnon Off Color Prediction two decks, spectator and performer select the same card, then they change places in decks
1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 55) 1033
Tom Gagnon Tapping the K.M. Move tapping illusion with K.M. move
1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 55) 1033
Tom Gagnon Escalating Aces
Inspired by 1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 55) 1034
Tom Gagnon Signed Sandwich
1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 55) 1034
Randy Wakeman, Tom Gagnon Master Move
Related to 1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 55) 1035
Tom Gagnon Multiple Tap Illusion tap illusion multiple shift to the bottom
1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 55) 1036
Tom Gagnon Sideways Tap tap illusion variation
1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 55) 1036
Tom Gagnon Taps more ideas with the tap illusion, see also p. 1096 for additional idea by Steve Beam
1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 55) 1037
Dr. Jacob Daley, Tom Gagnon Cavorting Aces Handling
Inspired by 1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 55) 1038
Tom Gagnon More on the Tap Illusion
  • The Elliptical False Count
Related to 1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 56) 1068
Steve Beam Leftovers on Tom Gagnon, 4F convention, Wayne Kyzer, Simon Aronson, Drei-Länder-Kongress, Magic Christian, Leo Polacek, Harry Lucas, John Moran, Ron Jeffries, Simon Lovell
1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 57) 1100
Edward Marlo Bottom Deal Exchange as card is removed from in-the-hands spread
Related toVariationsAlso published here
  • The New Tops, Nov. 1974
1995 M.I.N.T. — Volume II 190
Edward Marlo Coin Slide Vanish coin slides from card into hand
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1995 M.I.N.T. — Volume II 217
Steve Bedwell The Dribble - Toss Control
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1995 ca. Siamese Signatures and Other Oddities 10
Tom Gagnon Si of Relief calculating position of cards in Si Stebbins
Also published here 1997 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 65) 1313
Tom Gagnon Easy Breather making a breather crimp
Also published here 1997 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 65) 1313
Steve Beam Tom Gagnon's Second One-Man Insert - The Versatile Spread Control
1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 67) 1369
Tom Gagnon The Versatile Spread Control bottom card rides under cards when spread on table
VariationsAlso published here 1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 67) 1369
Tom Gagnon Self-Inflicted Spread Force with the Versatile Spread Control
VariationsAlso published here 1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 67) 1370
Tom Gagnon The Inverse Spread Control with the Versatile Spread Control
Inspired by
  • "Miracle Spread" (Ed Marlo, Ibidem #20)
Variations
1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 67) 1371
Tom Gagnon Veiled Discovery with the Versatile Spread Control
1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 67) 1371
Tom Gagnon Key Card Placement with the Versatile Spread Control
Related to 1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 67) 1371
Tom Gagnon Key Card Placement #2 with the Versatile Spread Control
1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 67) 1372
Tom Gagnon Key Card Placement #3 with the Versatile Spread Control
1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 67) 1372
Tom Gagnon Key Card Placement #4 with the Versatile Spread Control
1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 67) 1372
Tom Gagnon Remote Control Reverse reversed in the middle, with the Versatile Spread Control
Related toAlso published here 1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 67) 1373
Tom Gagnon The Imperfect Force
Inspired by 1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 67) 1373
Tom Gagnon Gagnon's Immediate Spell with the Versatile Spread Control
Also published here 1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 67) 1374
Tom Gagnon Automatic Card at Any Number with the Versatile Spread Control
Variations 1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 67) 1374
Tom Gagnon Red & Blue Double-Leaper with the Versatile Spread Control, deck with half red and half blue cards, red selection travels to blue part and vice versa
Also published here 1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 67) 1375
Tom Gagnon Super Interchange selection transposes from middle of the deck with performer's card in pocket, with the Versatile Spread Control
1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 67) 1375
Tom Gagnon Collectors Per Se with the Versatile Spread Control, progressive collectors
1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 67) 1376
Troy Hooser Slip Stream (a.k.a. "Nectarless")
Variations 1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 68) 1410
Tom Gagnon Makeshift Double building double-facer, double-backer, long cards, and key cards, with sticky label of card box
1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 70) 1468
Tom Gagnon The Gagnon Spread Control center card rides under cards when spread on table, further development of "Versatile Spread Control"
Inspired byAlso published here 1998 The Gagnon Spread Control 1
Unknown The Mexican Turnover
Related to 2000 Card College — Volume 4 824
Piet Forton, Wolff von Keyserlingk The Light-reft Spread Pass reverse spreading the halves
Related to 2000 Concertos for Pasteboard 43
Tom Gagnon Automatic Ace Cutting by dribbling, good poker hand is found
Inspired byVariations 2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 35
Steve Beam Competition Cutting by dribbling, good poker hand is found
Inspired by 2000 Semi-Automatic Card Tricks — Volume 3 37
Pit Hartling Finger Flicker breather crimp
Related toVariations 2003 Card Fictions 10
Don May May's No Strip Out Multiple Shift five methods, with bluff spacing
Related toVariations 2007 The Wisdom of Solomon 115
Howard Hamburg Clipped card with paper clip comes to top, clipped card transposes with another card
Related to 2009 The "D" Notes 27
Steve Beam Special Issues #05 1st Annual - Creating Magic
#10 2nd Annual - Beam's Guide to Attending Magic Conventions
#11 No Steve Beam Issue
#12 John Riggs' 1-Man Issue
#15 3rd Annual - The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
#15 Dead Raccoon Issue
#20 4th Annual - The Bald Issue
#22 The Power Session - All Cards
#23 Tom Gagnon - One-Man Issue
#25 5th Annual - Name Brand Magic
2011 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue Addendum) liv
Woody Aragon Blessed Poker
Inspired by
  • "Eighteen Card Poker"(Nick Trost, The Card Magic of Nick Trost, 1997)
  • "Ten Card Deal" (Juan Tamariz, Magic Card Set)
Related toAlso published here
2011 A Book in English 189
Tom Gagnon The Tiddlywinks Change brief
2011 Monedas Y Otras Historias 51
Tom Gagnon Acknowledgements
2011 Avant-Cards iii
Tom Gagnon Preface
2011 Avant-Cards v
Tom Gagnon Gagnon Spread Pass tabled spread, forward and backward action, Draw Shift related
  • Controlling the Location
VariationsAlso published here 2011 Avant-Cards 1
Tom Gagnon Slide Draw Shift deck is not picked up
2011 Avant-Cards 9
Tom Gagnon Faroed Spread Pass with deck in Incomplete Faro Condition
  • Two Card Control
Inspired by 2011 Avant-Cards 11
Tom Gagnon Ribbon Spread Double Cut transfer cut onto table combined with Gagnon Spread Pass
Inspired by 2011 Avant-Cards 15
Tom Gagnon Half Pass One using tabled ribbon spread cover, application in which peeked-at card turns over
2011 Avant-Cards 17
Tom Gagnon Color Scheme deck spread face-down on table, when spread again the back color has changed
2011 Avant-Cards 20
Tom Gagnon Cavorting Classic using tabled passes
2011 Avant-Cards 23
Tom Gagnon Versatile Spread Control bottom card rides under cards when spread on table
  • Basic Technique
  • Multi-Card Technique
  • Practice Exercise
  • Reciprocal Blind
Also published here 2011 Avant-Cards 32
Tom Gagnon Key Card Placements using the Versatile Spread Control
  • Submarine Key Card
  • Drop Shot Key Card (inspired by Vernon reference)
Inspired byRelated to 2011 Avant-Cards 40
Tom Gagnon Red & Blue Double Leaper with the Versatile Spread Control, deck with half red and half blue cards, red selection travels to blue part and vice versa
Also published here 2011 Avant-Cards 44
Tom Gagnon Subterranean Stab with the Versatile Spread Control
2011 Avant-Cards 51
Tom Gagnon Wow - that's Different biddle trick handling, using Versatile Spread Control
Inspired by
  • "Wow" (Richard Bruce, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Sep. 1951)
2011 Avant-Cards 54
Tom Gagnon Gagnon-Biddle Card Vanish handling of Biddle steal
2011 Avant-Cards 56
Tom Gagnon Double Miracle card thought of from a group, another card selected, one card spelled to and the other found at named number, using Versatile Spread Control
2011 Avant-Cards 58
Tom Gagnon Gagnon's Instant Spell selection spelled to in tabled spread, using Versatile Spread Control
Also published here 2011 Avant-Cards 60
Tom Gagnon Ultimate Spread Force spectator divides tabled spread at any point, bottom card of top half forced, using Versatile Spread Control
Inspired by 2011 Avant-Cards 62
Tom Gagnon Edge Crimp relatively sharp crimp along the edge, with ruler
2011 Avant-Cards 62
Tom Gagnon Miracle Spread Force touched card in tabled spread apparently stays under spectator's finger, using Versatile Spread Control
Inspired by
  • "Miracle Spread" (Ed Marlo, Ibidem #20)
2011 Avant-Cards 65
Tom Gagnon Inverse Spread Force using Versatile Spread Control
Inspired byVariations 2011 Avant-Cards 68
Tom Gagnon Immaculate Spread Force using Versatile Spread Control
Inspired by 2011 Avant-Cards 70
Tom Gagnon Self-inflicted Spread Force using Versatile Spread Control
Also published here 2011 Avant-Cards 72
Tom Gagnon Gagnon Spread Control center card rides under cards when spread on table
  • Insertion Jog
  • Side Steal Jog
  • The Control
VariationsAlso published here 2011 Avant-Cards 76
Tom Gagnon Top Card Cover GSC Gagnon Spread Control to second position
2011 Avant-Cards 87
Tom Gagnon Bottom Card Cover GSC Gagnon Spread Control to small position from bottom
2011 Avant-Cards 88
Tom Gagnon Ribbon Spread Multiple Shift
  • Angle Load
  • Lift Load
Inspired byVariationsAlso published here 2011 Avant-Cards 90
Tom Gagnon Spread Extraction Move Gagnon Spread Control to top
2011 Avant-Cards 95
Tom Gagnon Pinkie Finger Load Gagnon Spread Control to top
2011 Avant-Cards 97
Tom Gagnon Slide Maneuver Gagnon Spread Control to top
2011 Avant-Cards 99
Tom Gagnon Pam Sandwich using Gagnon Spread Control and Top Card Cover Slide Maneuver
2011 Avant-Cards 101
Tom Gagnon Technicolor Elevator odd-backed, using Gagnon Spread Control, split-back card
Inspired by
  • "Off Color Elevator" (Milt Kort & Ron Bauer, Off Color Card Tricks)
2011 Avant-Cards 104
Tom Gagnon Psychic Touch cards in tabled spread touched one by one until spectator says stop, using Inverse Spread Force
Inspired by 2011 Avant-Cards 112
Tom Gagnon Remote Control Reverse ribbon spread turnover over free card underneath, using Gagnon Spread Control
Also published here 2011 Avant-Cards 116
Tom Gagnon Double Doodle Steal loading a card onto a card that is used to scoop up a tabled spread to make it a double
VariationsAlso published here 2011 Avant-Cards 119
Tom Gagnon Flying Double Lift loading a card onto a card that is used to scoop up a tabled spread to make it a double, in short tabled ambitious card sequence
2011 Avant-Cards 121
Tom Gagnon Bunko Squad card travels from deck to between sandwich cards, using Double Doodle Steal
2011 Avant-Cards 124
Tom Gagnon Ribbon Spread Revelation deck spread on table, close in one sweep and selection remains face-up on table, using Versatile Spread Control
2011 Avant-Cards 127
Tom Gagnon Cop without a Beat copping card after Versatile Spread Control
2011 Avant-Cards 128
Tom Gagnon You Must Do as I Do using Gagnon Spread Control
Inspired by 2011 Avant-Cards 131
Tom Gagnon Throwing a Slider Three Card Catch starting with tabled spread and Gagnon Spread Control
Inspired by 2011 Avant-Cards 134
Tom Gagnon Lateral Bottom Deal left hand holds packet palm down, when turned palm up the bottom card is dealt out on inner end, as deck is cut and top portion is turned over and top card apparently thumbed off
  • The Grip
  • The Loosening
  • The False Deal
  • The Simulated Push-off
  • Simulating a Cut
  • The Riffle
  • The Cut
  • Completing the Cut and Finishing the Deal
  • Performance Notes
  • Practice Notes
  • A Psychological Bonus
Related toVariations 2011 Avant-Cards 136
Tom Gagnon Greek Lateral Bottom Deal same with second card from bottom (or top before cut)
Inspired by 2011 Avant-Cards 144
Tom Gagnon LBD Aces "Lateral Bottom Deal", Aces lost, performer quickly cuts the tabled deck four times at the Aces
2011 Avant-Cards 146
Tom Gagnon Bet Your Lateral Bottom Dollar performer cuts to the Aces one by one from tabled deck, dollar bill lies on deck, using Greek Lateral Bottom Deal
2011 Avant-Cards 148
Tom Gagnon Rhythm Aces
2011 Avant-Cards 152
Tom Gagnon Sticky Aces cutting to Aces after spectator's shuffle à la Scarne, using cards that have half a sticky surface
2011 Avant-Cards 155
Tom Gagnon Bluff Coincidence
2011 Avant-Cards 158
Tom Gagnon Double Bluff Coincidence two phases
2011 Avant-Cards 161
Tom Gagnon Laterally Stabbed using Lateral Bottom Deal
Inspired by 2011 Avant-Cards 165
Tom Gagnon Outward Bottom Deal card tossed forward
Related toVariations 2011 Avant-Cards 167
Tom Gagnon Card to Card Box card apparently tossed from inside case, actually from below
Inspired by 2011 Avant-Cards 170
Tom Gagnon Ricochet Bottom Deal top card apparently taken in End Grip and put on table, actually Outward Bottom Deal performed, here as cut force
Variations 2011 Avant-Cards 173
Tom Gagnon Covered Ricochet Bottom Deal original bottom card added to bottom of cut-off packet via Outward Bottom Deal
Variations 2011 Avant-Cards 175
Tom Gagnon Han Ping Chien BD
Inspired by