loading..

RUBIN "HURRICANE" CARTER - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: EMILE GRIFFITH - HFSID 285314

RUBIN CARTER and EMILE GRIFFITH Black and white photograph of Carter and Griffith in their 1963 fight Photograph signed: "Rubin Hurricane Carter" and "Emile Griffith". B/w, 8x10.Carter and Griffith faced off on December 20, 1963 at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh.

Sale Price $378.00

Reg. $420.00

Condition: fine condition
PSA / JSA Authentication Guarantee
Free U.S. Shipping
Chat now or call 800-425-5379

RUBIN CARTER and EMILE GRIFFITH
Black and white photograph of Carter and Griffith in their 1963 fight
Photograph signed: "Rubin Hurricane Carter" and "Emile Griffith". B/w, 8x10.Carter and Griffith faced off on December 20, 1963 at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh. Carter, who fought six times in 1963, losing two fights, won the fight on a TKO. Flooring Griffith twice in the first round, Carter became the #3 ranked contender to face Joey Giardello for the World Middleweight title. RUBIN "HURRICANE" CARTER (1937-2014), whose career boxing record was 27-12 (19 KOs) earned a shot at the title with his TKO of former and future champion Emile Griffith in December 1963. He would lose the title bout to Giardello in December 1964 in a 15-round decision. After six more fights in 1965, things went abruptly wrong for "Hurricane" Carter. On June 17, 1966, two men and a woman were murdered at a New Jersey bar, and on October 14, 1967, Carter and John Artis were arrested for the murders. These convictions were overturned in 1976, but Carter and Artis were convicted in a retrial that same year. Again, the decisions were appealed, with US District and Circuit Courts tossing out the convictions again on the grounds of prosecutorial misconduct (1985). Carter's story, popularized in a ballad by Bob Dylan in 1975, was the subject of the 1999 film, The Hurricane, starring Denzel Washington. EMILE ALPHONSE GRIFFITH (1938-2013) was matched against Benny "Kid" Paret for his first welterweight title at Miami Beach on April 1, 1961, and he won with a knockout in the 13th round. When Griffith fought for the world middleweight title on April 25, 1966, against Dick Tiger, he won a 15-round decision, becoming the third fighter to hold both the welterweight and middleweight championships. Griffith used foot and hand speed to throw a lot of short, quick punches and combinations, but he often seemed to lose his concentration and focus, even during important fights. Ironically, Griffith was often accused of lacking the "killer instinct". He won 85 professional fights, 23 by knockout, and lost 25, two by knockout. Griffith's record also includes two draws and one no-contest. Fine condition.

This website image may contain our company watermark. The actual item does not contain this watermark

See more listings from these signers
Make an offer today and get a quick response
Check your account for the status.

Following offer submission users will be contacted at their account email address within 48 hours. Our response will be to accept your offer, decline your offer or send you a final counteroffer. All offers can be viewed from within the "Document Offers" area of your HistoryForSale account. Please review the Make Offer Terms prior to making an offer.

If you have not received an offer acceptance or counter-offer email within 24-hours please check your spam/junk email folder.

 

World-Wide Shipping

Fast FedEx and USPS shipping

Authenticity Guaranteed

COA with every purchase

Questions Answered 24/7

Contact us day or night

Submit Offers

Get a quick response