2012 Topps Allen & Ginter Dutch Van Kirk Cut Auto

2012 Topps Allen Ginter Dutch Van Kirk Autograph

2012 Allen & Ginter Baseball
Dutch Van Kirk
Cut Signature 1/1

eBay Seller: brownstreak

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Theodore 'Dutch' Van Kirk served in the United States Army Air Force from 1941-1946.  He is best known for being the navigator of the flight that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan in August 1945.  The 2012 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball set features a cut autograph card of Dutch Van Kirk.  Topps Allen & Ginter was released on July 9, 2012 - and at the time of the release, Van Kirk was still alive but the market for this card was hot with multiple potential buyers bidding on the card just after it appeared on eBay. 

Van Kirk is known for doing some book signings, and you can read about them toward the bottom of his Wikipedia page. On the example autograph on the Wiki page, you can see that Van Kirk often inscribes his autograph with 'Navigator - Enola Gay Hiroshima - 6 Aug. 1945.'  Enola Gay refers to the name of the plane that Van Kirk navigated during the atomic bomb drop.
The market for the Allen & Ginter cards is always hot at release and 2012 should be no different. The Van Kirk cut autograph is a 1/1 - the only one in the '12 Ginter set of Van Kirk. Bidding quickly reached $100+, but typical Van Kirk autographs can sell for less then $50.  The PSA/DNA certified autograph shown to the right went un-sold on eBay when it ended June 18, 2012 from seller: amazingautographs who was asking $65.00.  PSA/DNA is a leader in autograph authenticity so there shouldn't have been any concern about it being legit or not. His autograph is simply not worth that much on just an index card.
Dutch Van Kirk Cut Signature PSA/DNA

2012 Allen & Ginter Baseball
Dutch Van Kirk Cut Auto
Auction Start Date: July 9, 2012
Auction End Date: Jul 16, 2012
eBay Seller: brownstreak
Final Price: ????
2012 Topps Allen Ginter Dutch Van Kirk Autograph

2012 Topps Allen & Ginter
Cut Autograph Cards in 2012 Allen & Ginter Baseball
AGCS-1 Edward Albee
AGCS-3 Ted Koppel
AGCS-4 Hugh Downs
AGCS-5 John Nash
AGCS-6 Desmond Tutu
AGCS-7 Dick Clark
AGCS-8 Carl Muscarello
AGCS-9 Dutch Van Kirk
AGCS-10 Ernest Borgnine
AGCS-11 Martin Sheen
AGCS-12 Monty Hall
AGCS-13 Gloria Gaynor
AGCS-14 Pat Boone
AGCS-15 Dave Brubeck
AGCS-16 Fats Domino
AGCS-17 Charlie Daniels
AGCS-19 Betty White
AGCS-20 Elliot Gould
AGCS-21 Sophia Loren
AGCS-22 Clarence Thomas
2012 Topps Allen & Ginter John Nash Cut Autograph

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2012 Topps Allen & Ginter Baseball Checklist

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