In the book Classic Secrets of Magic (Harper & Row, copyright 1953), author/magician Bruce Elliot lists the 20 best-liked effects in magic and the 20 most performed tricks by American magicians.
Though the list is outdated, I have been using it over the years as a guide in choosing materials and building new routines.
In The Restaurant Workers Handbook, Jim Pace and Jerry MacGregor list six categories of Magic, namely, Production, Vanishes, Transformations, transpositions, Science Defied and Mental Phenomena.
Again, I find the list helpful in material gathering and routine building.
What I’m looking for now is a list of tricks ranked in the order of their strengths.
Does this list exist?
If you have it, leave the list in the Comments box.