RUBIN "HURRICANE" CARTER - COMMEMORATIVE ENVELOPE SIGNED - HFSID 48178
RUBIN "HURRICANE" CARTER The boxer signs a special cover honoring the 1980 Winter Olympic Games. Commemorative envelope signed: "Rubin Hurricane Carter", 6½x3¾. Special cover
Sale Price $81.00
RUBIN "HURRICANE" CARTER
The boxer signs a special cover honoring the 1980 Winter Olympic Games.
Commemorative envelope signed: "Rubin Hurricane Carter", 6½x3¾. Special cover honoring the XIII Olympic Games in Lake Placid, New York in 1980, 15-cent "The Land of the Free/The Home of the Brave" flag stamp affixed, pictorially postmarked Olympic Torch Relay Station, Ticonderoga, New York, February 7, 1980. 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. Slightly creased. Torn open at upper edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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