Semi-Automatic Card Tricks VOLUME 11(eBook)



About Semi-Automatic Card Tricks

Semi-Automatic Card Tricks Volume 11 is 230 pages, 260 illustrations, 3 one-man chapters (Ramón Riobóo, Giancarlo Scalia, & Vic Trabucco), and over 100 effects!

Beginning with the first volume in 1993, this series has become the brand and the source for low-sleight, high-impact card tricks. With over 1000 effects in eleven volumes, this is the largest collection of state-of-the-art tools and secrets available to magicians today.

Semi-automatic card tricks are designed from the ground up to kick the brain’s ass. These professional-caliber effects used by magicians around the world to disarm even the most astute audiences. The many contributors and practitioners of these effects comprise a Who’s Who in card magic today.

In addition to the new tricks and principles, there are tips, hooks, and presentations to enhance the performance. You can literally take our words for it.



“Unlike Mr. Beam himself, this book is filled with wonderful principles and something you’ll enjoy having by your bedside.” – David Regal, Constantly Fooling

“When a guy only contacts you once every few years to get a blurb for the back of his new book and never sends you a complimentary copy, this is the kind of blurb you can expect to get in response.” – Michael Weber, Tall Magician

“Who’s this Weber guy who thinks he should get free books? I don’t care how tall he is.” Dawn Beam, Spouse, Fifty-Percent Investor, and Director of Freebie Prevention

“Just buy the book already!” Bill Malone, CEO of Bogus Endorsements, Inc.

“Before I got this volume, I was a pathetic, depressed, underappreciated, sexually impotent, burnt-out shell of a man. Now, I’m all those things – with a great magic book!” – Marty Kane, Foolproof Reader and Fool Proofreader

“With this noteworthy entry to the series, I can finally reach that burned-out bulb in my hallway. I guess you could say Volume 11 is enlightening.” – Mike Vance, Tall Proofreeder

More Reviews

“When he reached Volume 10, one for each finger he could count on, I assumed he was done. But apparently Beam discovered his toes.” – David Corsaro (for whom the author reserved a finger)

“I’m going to leave these to my son. Maybe he’ll read them.” – Stephen Bargatze, Generous Father

“Beam, please stop already. It’s just more junk I have to get rid of when my dad dies.” – Nate Bargatze, Funnier-than-his-father Comedian

“There’s a number 11? If I wanted to read another book of semi-automatic card magic, I would’ve removed the shrink wrap on the last ten volumes.” – Rick Merrill, FISM Grand Prix Winner and Avid Reader

“ Unfortunately, he’s still digging and trying to find it.” Raj Madhok – One of Steve’s 100-Proof Readers

“Not many people know the term ‘semi-automatic’ in the title refers to the Kalashnikov rifle that Steve lays on the table just before asking, ‘So… how did you like the card tricks?’” – Lewis Jones, Top Gun

“Steve Beam is the only magician I know that uses a net when performing the Balducci levitation.” – Doug Canning (who apparently doesn’t like Annette)

“Volume Eleven? Nobody’s falling for the old ‘I-need-a-complete-collection scam.’ But put me on the list anyway – I need to complete my collection.” – Pit Hartling, the Complete Magician