Here are some notes from the "Hand 'O Doom" credits (but see Richard's comments on Hardin, above).
Richard Kaufman and Max Maven made some very helpful suggestions about early versions of this effect that went a long way to shape this version. Max was particularly helpful in establishing the line of descent. Thank you.
Thought card transpositions and automatic Triumphs (i.e. non-sleight rightings of a face-up/down deck) have followed two independent lines of development for at least the last 100 years.
HAND O' DOOM is the first effect to twist those lines together, combine the effects and add a new one: you can name the thought card.
Previous thought card transpositions you might be interested in include: THE TRIANGLE, a trick published in England by David Devant in 1911; THE KING'S KARDS marketed in America by Henry Hardin, possibly around the same time; and Phil Goldstein's 1974 effect, RAPID TRANSIT.
For complete descriptions of THE TRIANGLE, see: OUR MAGIC by Nevil Maskelyne and David Devant, Second Edition, Fleming Book Company, 1946, at pages 175 to 181; ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CARD TRICKS by Jean Hugard and John J. Crimmins, Jr., Second Edition, Max Holden, 1937 at pages 133 to 134; FEKE CARD TRICKS, Harry Stanley, Unique Magic Studio (no date, but probably 1950s) at pages 26 to 28.
For KING'S KARDS see, THE JINX #104, page 627. RAPID TRANSIT, being a dealer item, is best found there.
Henry Hardin also invented another excellent thought card transposition, THE PRINCESS CARD TRICK. It is described at page 180 of DAI VERNON'S TRIBUTE TO NATE LEIPZIG, by Lewis Ganson, published by the Supreme Magic Company. It uses double-enders rather than double-facers to effect the vanish.
For another interesting transposition of a thought card using double-enders, rather than double-facers, see RED SEE PASSOVER at page 78 of Simon Aronson's book, THE CARD IDEAS OF SIMON ARONSON.
Notable automatic Triumphs have been originated by U.F. Grant, Arthur Finley and Wesley James. As these are dealer items, I cannot explain them here, your dealer is your best source.
For a small packet automatic Triumph not unrelated to the previous references, see THE REVERSING CARD ROUTINE in 36 Tricks With FA-KO Cards by Ronald Haines, Haines House of Cards, at pages 27 and 28.