Rising Cards (also known as Card Rise, Aerial Cards, Obedient Cards) is a classic effect in which one or more cards (selected or called for) rise up and out of the deck. Some stop at the top of the deck, while others keep on rising and float around.
Hooker Rising Cards
Dr. Samuel Hooker baffled some of the greatest magicians of his time with invitation-only showings of his Hooker's Rising Cards routine in a small theater he constructed at his own home in Brooklyn Heights, New York around 1915.
Queen of the Air
Howard Thruston's Rising Card act in which the chosen card would rise out of the deck and float through the air.