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Rubin "Hurricane" Carter (May 6, 1937 – April 20, 2014) was an American-Canadian middleweight boxer who was convicted of murder and later released following a petition of habeas corpus after spending almost 20 years in prison. In 1966, police arrested Carter and friend John Artis for a triple homicide committed at the Lafayette Bar and Grill in Paterson, New Jersey. Police stopped Carter's car and brought him and Artis, also in the car, to the scene of the crime. Police did not take fingerprints at the crime scene and lacked the facilities to conduct a paraffin test for gunshot residue. Carter and Artis were tried twice for the murders in 1967 and 1976 and convicted; both served time in Rahway State Prison. After the second conviction was overturned in 1985, prosecutors chose not to try the case for a third time. Carter's autobiography, titled The Sixteenth Round, written while he was in prison, was published in 1975 by Warner Books. The story inspired the 1975 Bob Dylan song "Hurricane" and the 1999 film The Hurricane (with Denzel Washington playing Carter). From 1993 to 2005, Carter served as executive director of the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted. Offered here is a scarce, original signed fingerprint card of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter. This was done for a license application in New York. He was fingerprinted on Januaty 15, 1961.
This is an original fingerprint card from New York. Signed boldly in ink, "Rubin Carter." Two hole punches at top and two at bottom. Not creased or torn. Clean front and back. 8" x 8." Printed on heavy stock. Extremely rare, the first we have offered. Authenticated by PSA/DNA with their full letter (PSA # AG04323).

Size: 8 x 8

Condition: very good