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The most popular tricks are card tricks. Take a pack of cards and perform a miracle. Some of the masters whoes work you will find here are Dai Vernon, Tony Slydini, Roberto Giobbi and many many more. A pack of cards with its 52 pasteboards allows a shear infinite number of combinations and variations of card tricks. A philosophical question to ask would be if there are a finite number of card tricks possible or an infinite number. Looking at the amount of published card tricks it appears to be for all practical purposes infinite. Nevertheless the classic themes remain extremely popular and effective. It is hard to top a good ambitious card routine, card warp, oil and water, card to wallet (or other impossible locations), or torn and resored card etc. But occasionally we are blessed with the grace of a genius who gives us the gift of a completely new trick, concept or principle.

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Joseph K. Schmidt
Conrad "Connie" Bush's Color Isolation by Joseph K. Schmidt

What is Color Isolation? It's a complete card act where the two colors of the deck — red and black — continually separate, each time under quite different and more mysterious conditions. The deck is handled and shuffled by the spectator throughout, yet the colors seem to instantly obey the magician's every whim.

From the performer's standpoint, Color Isolation is an interlocking series of effects, each building on the next. You can borrow a deck, have it thoroughly shuffled by the spectator and proceed. After shuffling the deck, the spectator simply cuts off a portion and counts them...

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Joseph B.
Totally Impossible by Joseph B.

Totally Impossible is a really strong effect with a very intriguing and fascinating method. The magician is able to cut with a knife to the card selected by a spectator. Simply and totally unbelievable. Obviously a magician fooler, as in the style of Joseph B. One of the most impossible divinations, one of the most dramatic localizations to add to your repertoire. You can do this with a borrowed shuffled deck. The Deck does not have to be complete.

  • No gimmick
  • No peek
  • No one-way
  • No short cards or gaffed cards
  • No sticky stuff
  • No force
The knife is not strictly necessary, in the case...
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Zaw Shinn
Upp by Zaw Shinn

A very visual and sudden spectator card rising to the top effect.

Spectator chooses a card (no force). The card can optionally be signed. It is inserted face-up in the middle of the deck. The performer places the top card by 90 degrees rotated on the top of the deck. He then removes that top card and suddenly the spectator's card rises to the top and is seen face-up on the top of the deck.

The gimmick is easy to make. It requires arts and crafts and some of the usual supplies for card gaffing.

1st edition 2022, video 13:30.

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Biagio Fasano
Contactless Automatic Card At Number Bundle: Volumes 1-6 by Biagio Fasano

18 different completely self-working ACAAN type of effects.

$50
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David Sam
Ink Move by David Sam

This is a very visual effect. Magically transfer writing from a card to your hand. Have a card selected (not forced), have it signed on the face, and then make a mark on the back. Wave your hand over the card and suddenly the mark has vanished from the card. It has transferred to the palm of your hand. Hand out the signed card as a souvenir.

The gimmick is easy to make and only requires a bit of arts and crafts with the usual supply for card gaffing.

1st edition 2022, video 15 min.

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Biagio Fasano
SHIELD 3 by Biagio Fasano

S.H.I.EL.D. 3 (SelfWorking Honestly Impromptu Effect: card Location in the Deck - Vol. 3) is the third part of a collection of new, never-before-published card magic effects, designed by me and characterized by the fact that they can be performed with extreme ease, requiring no technique or manipulation by the magician, and being completely extemporaneous, performable even with a deck borrowed and shuffled by the audience (self-working and impromptu).

In addition, even the latter two effects can be performed entirely in "contactless mode" (or hands-off, as others would say): the magician,...

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Ken de Courcy
Sleightly Easier by Ken de Courcy

A book of alternative, easier, card sleights and tricks to go with them.

Excerpt from the introduction:

Many of the basic card sleights are not easy to do well. Take the Two-Handed Pass in which the top and bottom halves of the pack are transposed. The objective is to do it invisibly, which is just about impossible. To cover the action some very strong misdirection is required ... or an alternative method. This little book is about such alternative methods ... easier ways to bring about the same results. But because sleights, in themselves, are useless, I've endeavoured to include a few...

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Joseph B.
Yosoku by Joseph B.

You can do this with a borrowed shuffled deck and four jokers you prepared beforehand. The spectator shuffles the deck. The performer cuts it into six packets. The spectator chooses four of these packets by placing the four face-up jokers on any of the four packets. These packets are cut by the spectator. The four cards lying next to the jokers are pulled out of the packs. Their value is added and that many cards are counted down in the remainder of the deck. The card selected this way is predicted on the backs of the four jokers.

1st edition 2022, video 17:15.

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J. Stewart Smith
It Can Be Magic by J. Stewart SmithThis collection includes 13 baffling card mysteries. Close-up magicians who know their craft rave about Smith's work, both for its presentation and its methods.

PARTIAL CONTENTS:

  • A Cocksure Choice
  • Topsy-Turvy
  • Without Doubt
  • Invisible Power
  • A Weird Event
  • A Surprising Revelation
  • A Transformation
  • In Like Manner
  • The Survivor
  • A Magical Restoration
  • Hide and Seek
  • At Ease
  • An Interchange

"Within these pages the reader will find many new effects. He will also discover a few oldies in new dress. But most of all he will find good, effective card tricks that he can perform with a minimum...

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Biagio Fasano
SHIELD 2 by Biagio Fasano

S.H.I.EL.D. 2 (SelfWorking Honestly Impromptu Effect: card Location in the Deck - Vol. 2) is the second part of a collection of new Cardmagic effects, never before published, designed by me and characterized by the fact that they can be performed with extreme ease, requiring no technique or manipulation on the part of the magician, and that they are completely impromptu, performable even with a deck borrowed and shuffled by the audience.

In addition, both of these effects can be performed entirely in "contactless mode," so even at a distance (by videoconference on Zoom, for example): the...

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A. P. Sreenivasan
Card Circus by A. P. Sreenivasan

Excerpt from the preface:

This book is primarily intended for those who are familiar with card magic. I have performed these effects under many conditions with very good response from the audience. Some moves are simple, some are difficult, but all are natural. All my own sleights and some of the standard sleights are explained in detail.

  • Preface
  • APS Rising Cards
  • Slow Motion Aces
  • Red And Blue All The Way
  • Incredible Sandwich
  • Acrobatic Card
  • Strange Deck And Triumphant Aces
  • Turn Over Herrman Pass
  • Meet Sreenivas

This ebook includes more than 130 photos to illustrate the moves...

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Paul A. Lelekis
Dream Card Light by Paul A. Lelekis

All patter and two excellent videos are included.

My favorite effect of all time is my version of Dream Card, which was in my most popular e-book, My Favorites, and I have received accolades from professional magicians around the world for this effect. My second favorite is Dream Card Light which I have been very apprehensive about sharing because it is such a powerful effect - and it's easier to do than Dream Card ... and I've loved this trick for years.

This is more than just an impossible effect ... it is theater. The patter is so very powerful, that it is exactly what will be remembered most - and...

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Edward Marlo
Card Fan Productions by Edward Marlo

A complete treatise on the continuous production of fans of cards from the fingertips. Illustrated with many sketches, front and back views. One of the greatest applause-getters in the business, and you can easily learn how to do it from this ebook. Includes work with gloves, descriptions of performances, ...

Illustrated by Eugene Gloye.

  • Introduction
  • The Instruction
  • The Hat Steal
  • The Card Clip
  • A Net For Catching The Cards
  • Two Types Of Fans
  • Gloved Productions
  • By The Same Author

1st edition 1941; PDF 20 pages.

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Lewis Ganson
Card Magic by Manipulation by Lewis Ganson

Excerpt from the introduction:

By much trial and error, made during odd hours over several years, a system for producing fans of cards has been built up gradually—not based on an entirely new principle but consisting of a sequence of moves in which many of the good points of other methods have been gathered together whilst faults have been avoided.

A complete description of my card routine, in which the continuous production of fans of cards forms part, will be given in this book, but before commencing there are certain aspects of the sleight usually known as the “back and front”...

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Zaw Shinn
Levitation by Zaw Shinn

A playing card levitates above a deck of cards.

The method is based on the black art principle and therefore requires a black background such as a black T-shirt or similar. A bit of arts and crafts and you can make the gimmick yourself.

1st edition 2022, video 14:41

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Gregg Webb
Aether #16: Traveling Thru the Hand by Gregg Webb

Three cards magically penetrate your hand one by one. Gregg worked out other solutions to this problem in his earlier ebooks, but they all used four cards. This is a streamlined version with only three cards. He suggests using Ace, 2, and 3 spot cards.

1st edition 2021, PDF 5 pages.

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Jean Boucher
The Dark Card by Jean Boucher

A gaffed card that allows performing a super-clean back color change of a signed card.

From a red-backed deck, a spectator selects and removes a card, signs the face, and returns it to the deck. The deck is spread and a blue-backed card is seen in the middle of the spread. When turned over, it is the card he signed.

Remember:

  • The spectator removes and handles his initial selection which is a red-backed card.
  • At the end, he can also handle the blue-backed card (he can even keep it as a souvenir).
  • No carbon or other signature transfers. This one is a fooler. It is one of those "things...
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Bob Farmer
Bammo Brainwave Brainwaves by Bob Farmer

Not your magic dealer's Brainwave. Entirely new and revolutionary. Complete instructions to easily make it yourself.

  1. Predict the ending in writing before the card is revealed. One prediction in full view. No switches or indexes.
  2. Show a "regular deck" top and bottom before the face-up card is located.
  3. Predict three choices in writing. All three choices are absolutely free. No forcing.
  4. Destroy the spectator's free will as he selects a card from a deck he has shuffled and examined.
  5. Cause a selected card to vanish and appear elsewhere.

Includes four non-Brainwave miracles by the legendary...

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Biagio Fasano
Contactless Automatic Card At Number: Ebook #6 by Biagio Fasano

This sixth part of my card project (each volume is, in any case, totally independent of the others) includes 3 new original A.C.A.A.N. effects requiring no sleight of hands:

  • B.F. (Back & Front) ACAAN
  • Impromptu Countdown ACAAN
  • ACAAN For Tea Time

It's a new series of hands-off self-working card magic effects, that will all happen in your viewer's hands. No particular skill is required, just the ability to instruct and pay attention to what the viewer is doing... In this third eBook you will find a colour Pdf that will allow you to perform amazing automatic "Any Card At Any Number"...

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Joseph B.
The Cassandra Effect by Joseph B.

The deck is shuffled by the performer and then cut several times by the spectator. After, the spectator cuts the deck into four packets totally at random. No force. The magician will be able to divine not only the cards above but also the cards at the bottom of each packet. All this with a normal deck of cards. No marked cards. Instant reset.

1st edition 2022, video 18:54

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Davide Rubat Remond
The Third Eye by Davide Rubat Remond

I started from Karl Fulves' idea called "Voodoo Cards", published on pp. 588-589 of The Pallbearers Review, Vol. 5-8 (November 1969 - October 1973), where a series of five effects proposed as bets are described, with the use of only three cards or tickets written on the spot. Always winning bets and of immediate revelation at first glance, also considering the fact that there are very few elements at stake and the (perceived) probability of success is 50%.

I propose an evolution of Fulves' work with three effects based on the same kind of principle, characterized by an apparent increasing difficulty,...

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Ian Baxter
Chased Marriages by Ian Baxter

Australian card man Ian Baxter presents a brand-new, revamped handling of that timeless classic, Royal Marriages.

Totally impromptu and free of sleights, fakes, stranger cards, accessories and the like. You won't find so much as a camouflaged in-jog here in this modernised gem where the Kings and Queens of the pack magically pair up in their correct suits. Just eight cards are used, the four Kings and four Queens from any deck.

Reviewer David Jones sums it up: "A simple and effective little mystery. Short, stunning and entirely sleight free. Another winner from Ian Baxter."

And the...

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Joseph B.
Esoteric ACAAN by Joseph B.

Esoteric ACAAN is an effect with two completely normal decks of cards. No gimmick. An original method to perform the famous Any Card At Any Number effect. The spectator will be able to name any card. Instant reset. It's really easy to do. No sleight of hand.

1st edition 2022, video 18:21

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Val Evans
Stacks and Stacks of Cards by Val Evans

Excerpt from the introduction:

About ten years ago the writer spent some time in 'doping' out a few poker deals as well as other games. He was fairly successful as the following stacks will attest. They are not all perfect and possibly may be bettered and improved, but he will say this much, he has not as yet run across any prearrangements that equal them. Incidentally one of the best poker deals on the market retailing for over two dollars is based on an arrangement that the writer created around 1920.

  • Progressive Poker Hands
  • Poker Memory
  • The Ten Game Challenge
  • The Seven Game Stack ...
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Irv Weiner
Irv's Triple Transposition by Irv Weiner

Add to your arsenal of outstanding close-up effects with this hard-to-find manuscript from a recognized master of deception. The effect is simple and direct: Four Aces change places with four Kings, which are later found face-up in the deck.

Meanwhile, in the pile formerly occupied by the Kings, are cards that match one previously selected by a spectator.

Or, as Canadian reviewer Sid Lorraine says:

"Aces in one pile, Kings in another. The Aces and Kings change places; then the Kings jump into the deck face up and the four remaining cards on the table turn out to be the four Queens."

Let...

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Zaw Shinn
Color Pips 2 by Zaw Shinn

A magician shows a card with cut-out pips and puts it into a playing card box. The spectator selects a card. When the magician takes out the cut-out pips card from the case and shows it one more time, it suddenly changes to a card without cut-out pips, and when turned face-up it has changed into the spectator's card.

Requires arts and crafts to construct the gimmick.

1st edition 2022, video 38:01.

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Chicago Herald
How To Win At Poker by Chicago Herald

This article describes in particular one marking system of cards. It includes illustrations depicting how the cards were marked. It also touches on a few other ways to cheat.

The article appeared in the Chicago Herald during Mayor Roche's time.

1st edition ~1887, PDF 5 pages.

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Camille Gaultier
Magic Without Apparatus by Camille Gaultier

A sleight-of-hand reference work for cards, coins, billiard balls, and thimbles.

Magic without Apparatus is the first English translation of La Prestidigitation sans Appareils, which has been recognized by authorities on magic as the world's greatest treatise on legerdemain with cards, coins, billiard balls, and thimbles. The French edition elicited such comments as these:

Leo Rullman (Connoisseur of magical literature): "The greatest work on pure sleight-of-hand in any language."

Professor Hoffmann (Author of Modern Magic, More Magic, Later Magic): "A contribution of the first rank to the literature...

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Joseph B.
Best of the Best by Joseph B.

Best of the Best is an effect that makes most of the potential of the pre-ordered deck. But don't worry because to perform it you will not need memory work and no complicated mathematical operations. Everything is super impossible but really simple to do. Three divinations plus a prediction, a surprising climax. The method behind this effect is truly amazing and fascinating.

  • A normal deck
  • No memory work
  • No complicated mathematical operations
  • No gimmick

1st edition 2022, video 17:34.

★★★★★ $8
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Biagio Fasano
SHIELD by Biagio Fasano

S.H.I.EL.D. (SelfWorking Honestly Impromptu Effect: card Location in the Deck) is a collection of four of my latest automatic card magic effects, never previously published, characterized by the fact that they can be performed with extreme ease, requiring no technique or manipulation by the magician, and being completely impromptu, performable even with a deck borrowed and shuffled by the audience.

The first and last effects, "Say My Name!" and "The Final Countdown", in addition to being fully automatic, can be performed entirely in "contactless mode": the magician, after handing the deck...

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