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Sandwich tricks are a broad category of card magic where a card or a number of cards are captured between some known cards.
- Progressive Sandwich (also known as Searcher) is a variation in which the locator cards in the deck continue to get closer and closer to the selection until eventually it's trapped between just those two cards.
- Instant Sandwich in which two cards are placed face-up in widely separated parts of the pack. Then without any cuts or shuffles, the cards are spread to show that they are now together with the selected card between them.
- Multiple Sandwich (aka Collectors) where three selected cards are caught between four-of-a-kind.
- Isolated Sandwich in which the two cards are kept separate from the deck and a card magically ends up between them.
Sandwiches in print
- The Royal Finders by Jack Merlin in ...And a Pack of Cards (1927)
- The Twin Aces by Tom Sellers in Sellers' Secrets (1931)
- Ace Sandwich by Al Leech in Card Man Stuff (1953)
- One-Eyed Jack Sandwich in My Favorite Card Tricks by Harry Lorayne (credited to Al Leech) (1965)
- Mike Gallo's Direct Jack Sandwich in Best of Friends, Vol. 2 by Harry Lorayne (1985)
- Larry Jennings' The Visitor in The Classic Magic of Larry Jennings written by Mike Maxwell (1986)
- Synergistic Sandwiches by Jon Racherbaumer (1991)
- Chameleon Sandwich by Doug Conn in Tricks of my Trade: The Magic of Doug Conn written by Paul Cummins (1999)
- Searchers by Larry Jennings from Richard's Almanac 17-18 (Larry Jennings Issue) (January-February 1984)
- Search and Destroy by Aaron Fisher in The Paper Engine (2002)
- Ace-X-Ace by Ed Marlo in Genii 1953 December, Vol. 18, No. 4, page 134.
- Jacks or Better Lecture Notes by Martin Nash (1979) (within the effect The Earl's Dilemma in Sleight Unseen (1979)