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Rudy Hernandez 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 #29 and his time with Leones de Ponce. Presumably, it was worn by Rudy Hernandez who autographed the jersey in black felt tip. He is a former Mexican shortstop in Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball manager. Listed at 5′ 9″, 150 lb., Hernández batted and threw right handed. He was born in Empalme, Sonora.
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 “29” 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. The jersey shows heavy wear throughout with loose threads, soiling and sweat stains. Overall, a rare treat from a Puerto Rican player.
Authentication: 100% Authentic Team