Versatile Card Magic Revisted by Frank Simon

(c. 1982,2002) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)

Details: Mike Caveney never dreamed that the book he published way back in 1981, written by an unknown author, would become one of the most sought after books in card magic with copies selling for over $200. Versatile Card Magic has become a bonafied cult classic. Those lucky enough to own a copy of the limited first edition know that Frank’s methods are diabolical and the effects created by them are without equal. Here, at long last, is the much anticipated expanded edition of Frank’s book but, like Earl Nelson’s Variations Revisited, this is by no means a reprint. The text as been corrected and expanded, there are 283 brand new, crystal-clear photographs and the new size allows it to lay flat on the table for ease of study. The only thing that has stayed the same is the great magic and those famous Jerry’s Nugget cards that appear in the photos.

Peek Inside Frank Simon’s Versatile Card Magic Revisited

Contents (From 1st page of ToC & Web listing, only page numbers for first part):

9 Publisher’s Note (Mike Caveney)
13 Foreword (Cy Endfield)
17 Preface (Frank Simon)

19 Part One – Versatile Spread Controls
27 Versatile Outjog Control
35 Pass the Sandwich
39 Catch the Sandwich
42 Toss the Sandwich
48 A.P.E. (Rich Marotta)
54 Versatile Even Control
57 The Card That Finds Itself
57 Cut and Count
59 Casual Control
62 The Informers
65 Versatile ReEntry Control
68 You Shuffle As I Shuffle
71 Odds on Triumph
79 Handmade Triumph

83 Part Two – Varities
85 Benihana Aces
94 Pirandello False Cut (Jeff Semel)
97 Pirandello Undercut
99 About Faces Aces II
108 Teaser Bluff Shift
111 Cutiltillusion
115 The Collectavator
Pop-Out Move (Piet Forton)
Keep On Cloning
Topsy Turvy Faro
The Spread Double Lift
Christ-Kardyro Spread Switch
Spread Cull
Quorum Quota
Odd Color Out

Part Three Advanced Versatile Spread Techniques / Versatile Cull Switch
Numerical Affinity
Riff Spell
Classical Slickie
Thinking Touch
Holding Position
Versatile Bottom Reverse
Jim Patton Versatile Botom Reverse
Spread ‘Em
Don’t Forget to Remember
Versatile Cover Steal
Open Cover Steal
Guesstimation Special
Hot Zinger
Tre Choice
Elevator Sandwich
A Stranger Coincidence

Part Four The Versatile Spread Palm
Versatile Spread Palm
A Parting Shot


  • Publisher: Mike Caveney’s Magic Words
  • Pages: 227
  • Location: Pasadena, CA, USA
  • Edited by: Mike Caveney
  • Dimensions: 10″x10″
  • Date: 1982, 2002
  • Binding: hardbound

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Approx. Price: $40.00 (2003) ***

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