RUBIN "HURRICANE" CARTER - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED POSTER - HFSID 278609
Sale Price $616.25
Rubin Carter signs a color 27x40 one sheet advertisement for the film The Hurricane.
Poster signed: "Dr. Rubin Hurricane Carter". Color, 27x40. Rubin "Hurricane" Carter (1937-2014), whose career boxing record was 27-12 (19 KOs) earned a shot at the title with a TKO of former and future champion Emile Griffith in December 1963. 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. Carter received honorary doctorates of law from universities in Canada and Australia in 2005 for his twelve years of work as head of The Association in Defense of the Wrongly Convicted. Rolled with light edge wear. Fine condition.
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