General Card

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General Card (also known as Everybody's Card) is a classic plot in card magic where after a number of spectators have drawn a card and returned them to the pack. They are asked to call out the names of the card selected and they are all the same card. Also known in French as "La Carte Generale".


Tomaso Garzoni describing a trick he saw performed by Francisco Soma in his book Piazza Universale (1585) .

Described in Robert-Houdin's The Secrets of Conjuring and Magic (page 245) under the title The Metamorphoses. Translate by Professor Hoffmann in 1878.

See also Everywhere and Nowhere and Universal Card.

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