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Francis Carlyle The Card that Finds Itself reversed card shows up and is used to count to selection
Variations 1936 Card Manipulations (Issue 5) 152
Theodore Annemann A Card in Hand card changes in spectator's hand, backdated for ten years
Related toVariations 1940 The Jinx 51-100 (Issue 80) 522
Dai Vernon 123
Related toVariations 1947 The Phoenix 101-150 (Issue 129) 517
Paul LePaul The Hand Picked Aces bluff spacing in fan
Related toVariations 1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 199
Paul LePaul How Close Can You Watch? Transposition of two complete decks
Variations 1949 The Card Magic of Le Paul 131
Henry Christ Henry Christ Spread Switch see Elmsley book for Tony Kardyro credit information
Variations 1959 Inner Secrets of Card Magic 23
Harry Lorayne Impossibility distant key card in spread
Variations 1962 Close-up Card Magic 67
Al Leech A Divination two Cards tell value and suit
Related toVariations 1965 Super Card Man Stuff 22
Harry Lorayne The "Kick" Double-Lift
Related toVariations 1967 Deck-Sterity 8
Roy Walton The Overworked Card Triumph type of effect, one card travels from bottom to top and turns every reversed card over
Related toVariations 1969 The Devil's Playthings 33
Edward Marlo Convincing Control
Variations 1970 Hierophant (Issue 3) 133
Edward Marlo, Carmen D'Amico Pressed Between signed card pressed from top to center between sandwich cards
Related toVariations 1971 Kabbala — Volume 1 (Vol. 1 No. 4) 33
Derek Dingle Bluff Shift
Variations 1971 Dingle's Deceptions with Cards and Coins 10
Reinhard Müller 3-Card Catch one-handed sandwich throw
Related toVariations July 1971 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 6 No. 9) 431
Frank Everhardt Chicago Opener
Related toVariations 1972 Million Dollar Card Secrets 13
Philip T. Goldstein Counter Revolution four red cards on the table, four blacks in the hand, the blacks reverse one by one and change place with the red
VariationsAlso published here 1976 Classic Tackler 14
Jean Faré Card Production card appears sticking out of one half
Variations 1977 Card Tricks, French Style 16
Allan Ackerman Hofzinser Card Pass to a Full Bottom Palm
Related toVariations 1978 Here's My Card 27
Ken Krenzel The Pivot Pop-Out tabled
Related toVariations 1978 The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel 135
Frank Simon Pass the Sandwich sandwich cards vanish from top and bottom and reappear around selection
Also published here 1979 Variations 33
Frank Simon Versatile Outjog Control
1979 Variations 33
Frank Simon About Faces Aces Kings put in Deck, Aces twist and then change into Kings, Aces now in deck
Inspired byVariations 1979 Variations 43
Derek Dingle, Frank Simon Bluff Shift Handling
Inspired by 1979 Variations 44
Frank Simon, Edward Marlo Versatile Outjog Control
1982 For Your Entertainment Pleasure 64
Brother John Hamman The Pinochle Trick ungaffed, Gemini Count
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1983 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 14) 130
Frank Simon Preface
1983 Versatile Card Magic 3
Frank Simon Versatile Spread Controls intro, credit information
  • The Cards
  • Spreading the Cards
  • The Bevel Spread
  • The High Grip
  • The Low Grip
1983 Versatile Card Magic 7
Frank Simon Versatile Outjog Control to second from bottom or bottom
  • At the Table
Inspired byVariations 1983 Versatile Card Magic 13
Frank Simon Pass the Sandwich sandwich cards vanish from top and bottom and reappear around selection
Also published here 1983 Versatile Card Magic 19
Frank Simon Catch the Sandwich way to get into Three Card Catch
Inspired by 1983 Versatile Card Magic 21
Frank Simon Toss the Sandwich two face-up cards tossed into dribble catch selection
Inspired by 1983 Versatile Card Magic 23
Daryl Martinez Toss Card Change card tossed through tabled deck, then it is shown to have changed
Variations 1983 Versatile Card Magic 26
Frank Simon Versatile Even Control cull as control, no out-jogged card, to second from bottom or bottom
1983 Versatile Card Magic 31
Frank Simon The Card that Finds Itself reversed card shows up and is used to count to selection
Inspired by 1983 Versatile Card Magic 32
Frank Simon Cut and Count spectator cuts and value of that card used to count to selection
1983 Versatile Card Magic 32
Frank Simon Casual Control bottom card of right-hand spread shown, immediately hands brought together and deck squared, with or without out-jogged card
1983 Versatile Card Magic 33
Frank Simon The Informers cards on either side of selection turn face up to sandwich it
1983 Versatile Card Magic 35
Frank Simon Versatile Re-Entry Control inserting the culled selection near the bottom, then cut, or cut and palm
1983 Versatile Card Magic 37
Frank Simon You Shuffle as I Shuffle card remembered in upper half, another reversed in lower half, both halves shuffled by performer and spectator, then both halves riffled together, the reversed card's value indicates position of selection
1983 Versatile Card Magic 39
Frank Simon Odds on Triumph
  • Alternate Handling
1983 Versatile Card Magic 42
Frank Simon Spread Half Pass with out-jogged card
1983 Versatile Card Magic 43
Frank Simon Handmade Triumph without table
Inspired by 1983 Versatile Card Magic 47
Frank Simon Varieties Part Two intro
1983 Versatile Card Magic 50
Frank Simon Benihana Aces
1983 Versatile Card Magic 51
Ken Krenzel, Frank Simon Pivot Pop-Out Variation
Inspired by 1983 Versatile Card Magic 52
Frank Simon Pop-Out Production
Inspired by 1983 Versatile Card Magic 53
Jeff Semel Pirandello False Cut triple in-the-hands swing cut
Related toVariations 1983 Versatile Card Magic 58
Frank Simon Pirandello Undercut variation to transfer bottom cards to top
Inspired by 1983 Versatile Card Magic 60
Frank Simon About Faces Aces II "(the other version)"
Kings put in Deck, Aces twist and then change into Kings, Aces now in deck
Inspired by 1983 Versatile Card Magic 61
Frank Simon Elevated ATFUS
1983 Versatile Card Magic 63
Frank Simon The Teaser Bluff Shift
1983 Versatile Card Magic 66
Frank Simon Cutiltillusion card cut into center comes to top, despite an out-jogged marker card, cut/tilt combo
1983 Versatile Card Magic 69
Frank Simon Reverse Kick Lift starting with heel break
Inspired by 1983 Versatile Card Magic 70
Frank Simon The Collectavator Aces distributed in fan, the come to top with selection between them
1983 Versatile Card Magic 72
Frank Simon, Paul LePaul Bluff Spacing Fan
Inspired by 1983 Versatile Card Magic 73
Frank Simon Keep on Cloning
Inspired by 1983 Versatile Card Magic 79
Brother John Hamman, Frank Simon Gemini Count Modification
1983 Versatile Card Magic 81
Frank Simon All Alike Display diminishing, finished with kind of covered bottom deal
1983 Versatile Card Magic 82
Frank Simon Topsy Turvy Faro card peeked in incomplete faro condition, one half pushed through the other in this condition, it comes out reversed with only the selection face down
1983 Versatile Card Magic 84
Frank Simon Incomplete Faro Transfer card pulled into other half
1983 Versatile Card Magic 86
Frank Simon Two Spread Sleights intro
1983 Versatile Card Magic 88
Frank Simon The Spread Double Lift double flipped over onto lower half with right hand which holds upper half in spread condition
1983 Versatile Card Magic 88
Frank Simon Christ-Kardyro Spread Switch
Inspired by 1983 Versatile Card Magic 88
Frank Simon The Spread Cull
  • Method 1
  • Method 2
  • Method 3
1983 Versatile Card Magic 90
Frank Simon Quorum Quota card of same value and suit of card are found after dealing in two piles, then card itself
Inspired by 1983 Versatile Card Magic 94
Frank Simon Odd Color Out transposition of back of two odd-backed duplicates, in the end deck changes color
Inspired by 1983 Versatile Card Magic 98
Frank Simon Advanced Versatile Spread Techniques Part Three intro
1983 Versatile Card Magic 104
Frank Simon Versatile Cull Switch culled card switched for culled card, spread condition retained
  • A Variation
  • Straight Force Variation
Variations 1983 Versatile Card Magic 105
Frank Simon Numerical Affinity value of touched card determines position of selection
1983 Versatile Card Magic 111
Frank Simon Riff-Spell mate of selection spelled to, then other two cards of same value found as well
1983 Versatile Card Magic 112
Frank Simon Classical Slickie wrong card located in face-up spread and turned over, left out-jogged, it changes into right one
Inspired by
  • "Classical Quickie" (Ed Marlo, Future Classic)
1983 Versatile Card Magic 114
Frank Simon The Thinking Touch spectator removes some cards and remembers card at that position, later touches a card and it's his selection
1983 Versatile Card Magic 116
Frank Simon Turnover Cull Switch
Inspired by 1983 Versatile Card Magic 117
Frank Simon The Holding Position utility grip with unsquared deck and culled card held underneath ready for some of the upcoming sleights
1983 Versatile Card Magic 119
Frank Simon, Jim Danielson The Versatile Bottom Reverse from "The Holding Position"
1983 Versatile Card Magic 121
Frank Simon Spread'em deck spread face up and selection not seen, deck flipped face-down and selection is face-up in middle
1983 Versatile Card Magic 122
Frank Simon Don't Forget to Remember two-way out, one spectator, using Versatile Bottom Reverse
Inspired by 1983 Versatile Card Magic 123
Frank Simon The Versatile Cover Steal intro
1983 Versatile Card Magic 127
Frank Simon The Open Cover Steal card touched and out-jogged, a few cards from top removed in right-hand End Grip and selection stolen underneath
1983 Versatile Card Magic 127
Frank Simon The Deep Cover Steal card touched and out-jogged, a few cards from top removed in right-hand End Grip and selection stolen underneath, different grip
Related to 1983 Versatile Card Magic 130
Frank Simon Guesstimation Special
Inspired by 1983 Versatile Card Magic 132
Frank Simon Hot Zinger
Inspired by
  • "Ringer" (J.K. Hartman, Packet Magic)
1983 Versatile Card Magic 134
Frank Simon Tré Choice
Inspired by 1983 Versatile Card Magic 137
Frank Simon Elevator Sandwich selection out-jogged, sandwich cards on top shown, selection pushed flush and appears between sandwich cards
Related to 1983 Versatile Card Magic 140
Frank Simon A Stranger Coincidence
Inspired by 1983 Versatile Card Magic 142
Frank Simon The Versatile Spread Palm culled card palmed under spread
  • First Method
  • Second Method
Inspired byRelated to 1983 Versatile Card Magic 145
Frank Simon A Parting Shot
1983 Versatile Card Magic 153
Frank Simon Two-Bit Sandwich card and coin transpose in sandwich effect
Inspired by 1984 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 23 & 24) 234
Earl Nelson The Flying Signature odd-backed card turns out to be same as signed selection, then signature appears on it
Related to 1984 West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 1) 56
Frank Simon Versatile Spread Control
1984 West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 1) 58
Frank Simon The Flying Signature, No Palm Method odd-backed card turns out to be same as signed selection, then signature appears on it
Related to 1984 West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 1) 64
Bruce Cervon Remember and Forget one spectator
Variations 1988 The Cervon File 168
Darwin Ortiz Jumping Gemini using only four cards
Variations 1988 Darwin Ortiz at the Card Table 141
William Goodwin Coin and Card Exchange
Inspired by 1988 Lecture 1988 5
Alex Elmsley Ambitious Stranger ambitious card has different back, in the end deck changes color
VariationsAlso published here
  • New Pentagram, Jan. 1972
1991 The Collected Works of Alex Elmsley — Volume 1 299
Edward Marlo Third Sandwich - The Submarine Sandwich selection outjogged near top of deck, sandwich cards near bottom, pushed in, instant sandwich, cull
Related to
  • Frank Simon method in "Versatile Card Magic"
1991 Synergistic Sandwiches 6
Jörg Alexander Weber Versatile Outjog Control Handling
Inspired by 1991 Hardcore 50
Frank Simon One-hand fan close with upjogged card flourish brief
1992 Don't Blink 37
Frank Simon Fan Revelation card pops out during one-hand closure of fan
1996 Miracles with Cards 86
Allan Ackerman, Frank Simon The Convincing Control Palm
Related to 1998 Card College — Volume 3 771
Frank Simon Convincing Control variation
1999 Close-Up & Personal 31
Allan Ackerman, Frank Simon The Convincing Control Palm
2000 Concertos for Pasteboard 59
Frank Simon Versatile Outjog Control
2003 Penumbra (Issue 5) 2
Frank Simon Versatile Outjog Control Variant
2007 52 Memories 143
Frank Simon, Tom Stone Versatile Outjog Control Handling
2010 Vortex 34
Frank Simon Pirandello Undercut in the hands
2016 Imagery 7
Frank Simon The Deep Cover Steal brief
Related to 2016 Notes de Causerie 16
Frank Simon Pirandello Undercut
2018 Seven Thoughts 8