Lot 195: Gump Worsley, Paul Ronty, Pete Babando Signed Page...NY Rangers
October 21, 2016
Worcester, MA, USALive Auction
Description: 4x5 vintage album page which is hand signed in pencil...(May 14, 1929 – January 26, 2007) was a professional ice hockey goaltender. Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, 'Gump' was given his nickname because friends thought he looked like comic-strip character Andy Gump.At the time of his retirement, Worsley had played more games than any goalie except for Terry Sawchuk and Glenn Hall. He retired with a record of 335 wins, 352 losses and 150 ties, with 43 shutouts, and a goals against average of 2.91.........Paul Ronty (born July 12, 1928) is a retired Canadian ice hockey centre. Ronty started his National Hockey League career with the Boston Bruins in 1947. He would also play for the New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens. He would retire after the 1955 season. Three times during his career, he finished in the top six in league scoring.......Peter Joseph Babando (born May 10, 1925) is a former National Hockey League player who skated for the Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Black Hawks, and New York Rangers. During six NHL seasons, Babando scored 86 goals, 73 assists (for 159 points) in 351 regular season games. However, Babando's mark in history was made on April 23, 1950 in Game seven of the Stanley Cup Finals. As a member of the Red Wings, he scored a sudden death (and Cup-clinching goal) to eliminate the Rangers at 8:31 of the second overtime. At the time he was one of the few American-born players in the NHL. Babando scored only three playoff goals in his career. He was born in Braeburn-Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania and raised in South Porcupine, Ontario.