Out of Sight-Out of Mind
Effect: The performer takes a shuffled pack and without looking at the faces of the cards while one is being thought of by a spectator, successfully locates the card.
"A Mind-Reading Trick" Expert at the Card Table(1902) was Vernon's inspiration for creating "Out of Sight-Out of Mind".
Here are a few references regarding previous published sources of this trick.
- De quatre cartes qu'on fait prendre au hasard dans le jeu, en laisser penser une, et la deviner (Four cards are caught at random in the game, suggest one, and guess) in Nouvelles Récréations mathématiques et physiques by Gille-Edme Guyot (1769)
- "A Mind-Reading Trick" Expert at the Card Table(1902)
- Mental Discernment manuscript by Ralph W. Hull dated (1930)
- "Shuffle, Force, Cut and Pass" Greater Magic(1938)
- "Streamlined Discernment" Amazing Isn't It?(1941)
- "Mental Discernment Improved" 52 Amazing Card Tricks(1949)