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Ramone Conde Game-Worn Leones de Ponce Jersey Signed Puerto Rico – COA 100% Authentic Team
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The Leones de Ponce was a baseball team in the Puerto Rico Professional Baseball League. The organization is based in the municipality of Ponce, Puerto Rico. The team plays at the Francisco Montaner Stadium. Contrary to popular belief, the name Leones comes from their team owner being photographed with a whip as if taming lions. At one time, the “legendary” team scored a continuous run of thirteen championships. The team’s owner is Héctor “Tito” Gracia, and former baseball player with the Leones himself. The team’s colors are red and white.
Presented is a game worn jersey from Ramon “Wito” Conde and his time with Leones de Ponce. Conde played 14 games in Major League Baseball for the Chicago White Sox in 1962, primarily as a third baseman. He came to the plate 19 times without a hit, although he had three walks. Conde had an extensive minor league baseball career as well. He began his career in 1954 with the Sioux City of the Western League and lasted until 1970, when he played in the Mexican League with the Saraperos de Saltillo. He also managed in the Mexican League, as well as briefly managing the rookie league Wytheville Cubs in 1985.
The pinstriped jersey features the front team logo – Leones on the chest sewn-on in red/black tackle twille. The back has a sponsor patch “Don Q” sewn-on with the lettering in red. The front/verso also have his number “5” sewn on in red. The sleeves are ribbed in red/white/black. There is a Wilson tag with heavy wear/fading that dates to the late ’70s to early ’80s in the collar with the size 40 and wash instructions. The jersey shows heavy wear throughout with loose threads, soiling and sweat stains. Conde autographed the front chest in black felt tip for added measure. Overall, a rare treat from a Puerto Rican player.
Authentication: 100% Authentic Team