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Top Palm

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The Top Palm is a card sleight used by the performer to palm the top card of the deck. Many different handlings of the move have been devised, including single- and multiple-card palms into either hand, and even several techniques using only one hand.


Single-Card Top Palms

Vernon's Topping the Deck

  • The Vernon Palm: Dai Vernon, Revelation (2008, pp. 297-301).

Bauer's Riffle Action Palm

Loewy/Hugard Palm

One Hand Top Palm

Multiple-Card Top Palms


Berg Palm