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Color Changing Deck

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Color Changing Deck is a classic card theme where a backs of a deck of cards that has been shown (usually during the course of a routine) changes to another color. Many routines add it as a "kicker," an additional ending after the original effect is over.


  • In the October, 1916 issue of Sphinx, Charles T. Jordan advertised a trick called "No. 32 Speaking of Pink Elephants." A card is drawn from a blue-backed pack; It changes to a red back party glances sheepishly back at pack. Second wallop! Pack now red, all cards shown both sides.
  • In 1944, Paul Curry marketed the Color Changing Deck.