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Acrobatic Jacks (also known as the Elevator Card Trick) is a classic card routine where the Jacks (or any four of a kind) travel through the deck.
Has been known to be done to the patter of four burglars (Jacks) in a house (the deck of cards).
- The Acrobatic Jacks in The Expert at the Card Table written by S.W. Erdnase (1902).
- The Acrobatic Jacks in Encyclopedia of Card Tricks written by Jean Hugard (1937)
- The Cavorting Aces by Dr. Jacob Daley in Stars of Magic, Series 7, No. 3 (1950)
- Acrobatic Jacks or Travelling Aces, S.W. Erdnase & Bruce Cervon, Bruce Cervon's Castle Notebooks, Vol. 1 (2007)