Miracles with Cards by James Swain


1996 first edition

This is Swain’s second book. It is full of the kind of practical yet sophisticated card magic you’ll use and ENJOY using. Swain’s routines are longer, multi-phased, and have a strong commercial appeal. Think Ortiz meets Bannon meets Regal. 190 pages.

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James Swain’s book – Miracle with Cards – has stunningly effective simple card routines. Improve your sleight-of-hand card skills immediately and with ease. Thorough instructions with photo illustrated explanations to learn.

From Introduction by Darwin Ortiz:

“What I like about this book is that it lives up to its title. These are card tricks that go for the jugular, tricks that push the boundaries of what’s possible with a deck of cards. In so doing, they ensure that the audience will remember the magic and the magician.”

Book Contents 

  • Introduction by Darwin Ortiz
  • The Airmail Card: Goodwin’s Two Ton Transpo
  • Clue: Brother Hamman’s Verbal Force
  • Out of this World
  • Superbowl Aces: The Stencel Move
  • Card in the Matchbox
  • Card in the Cardbox: Invisible Shulien Revelation
  • Boxed B’Wave
  • The World’s Greatest Card Trick
  • Perfect Triumph: Marlo’s Miracle Spread
  • Swain Simplicity Control
  • Swain Simplicity Switch
  • Gambler’s Miracle: Jenning’s Modification of Daryl’s Display
  • Up-The-Ladder Aces
  • The Blank Deck
  • Australian Aces Revisited: Marlo’s Frictionless Bottom DealThe Impossible Card Trick
  • Real Mind Reading
  • The Spectator Cuts to the Aces (2 Versions)
  • Boxed Reset
  • Brainweave: Frank Simon’s Fan Revelation
  • Fortune Telling Cards: Dingle’s NOLAP Switch; Interlock/Vernon/Jennings/Lyons
  • Hitchcock Aces
  • Miracle Aces: Swain Bluff Control
  • Bluff Control Palm
  • Bluff Control Routine
  • Topping the Mental Topper: The Unweave Revelation
  • My Opener
  • Gorilla In the Middle: Invisible Load Move
  • Trapped
  • The Pass
  • The Jennings Box (2 Versions)
  • The Jennings Handling
  • The Well Traveled Card: Gary Plants Move
  • The Stand In
  • The “Block” Buster Pass
  • Bottom Card Cover Pass
  • The Pass Palm
  • Anastasia
  • The Lost Multiple Shift
  • Honest Aces: Swain Drop Switch
  • Honest Collectors
  • Annemann’s Miracle
  • Something for Nothing
  • Rules of the Game: Cornelius Spring Set; Bill Malone’s Revelation; Steve Freeman Four Card Revelation; Bruce Cervon’s Pivot Principle
  • Finale for the Capitulating Queens: Jon Racherbaumer’s Handing of Norm Osbourne’s Unlimited Vanish
  • Final Departure

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