ABC Action News Investigative Reports Philadelphia ran a blistering report on Coach's Corner Auctions on the 11PM News Nov. 20.
The culmination of an intense 3.5 month investigation, it's the fruit of the determination of Paul Wedding, a collector who lost $15,000 buying forgeries at Coach's Corner, to stop them from burning collectors once and for all.
And now, Paul Wedding:
I believe it was a few months ago I commented to the "What do you think of them," thread. Coach's Corner beat me as well as many others for a lot of money. With complete disregard for the hobby, they flood the market with counterfeit jerseys, counterfeit signatures, photos, you name it.
Collectively we all wanted to see the owners take responsibility for their actions. That has never happened. Till now.
Last week, The Coach's Corner building was bull rushed by my pal, Chad Pradelli. For those of you who do not know Chad, he is an investigative reporter with ABC news in Philadelphia. Chad and his crew beat on their doors until Lee answered it. Chad wasn't going to take any crap that Lee has been known to throw at people who question their garbage. It was beautiful!
Chad offered him the opportunity to explain himself on camera, Lee declined. The story will run this Tuesday evening, guys. From what I understand, other ABC affiliates are also picking up the story. I am also waiting for the Attorney General of Pennsylvania to assign an agent to my case. With this story running on the news, I believe that assignment is coming fast.
Guys, this is the beginning of the end of Coach's Corner. I will continue to push every agency that will listen to me. I hope you guys (Coach's Corner) do read this. This will end with you in a Federal prison. And when you get out, you'll have lots and lots of people to pay back. What comes around goes around
Good luck -- they've been selling their fakes for so many years -- let's all hope for the last time. Please post a link to the story when it airs.
Will do Bruce.
It's great news and a great job by Paul to be able to get a major network affiliate interested.
congrats hopefully this will end like mastros
Looks like they screwed with the wrong guy. Way to go Paul!
Was the effort of others as well, Dave. It is great news, Travis!!
It really is a great day! They have been taking advantage of people right out in the open, I am sure they figured it would go on for as long as they wanted it to go on.
I hope AG does take a look at the case. Seeing these guys go down would be beautiful.
Music to my ears . God knows how many fully beatles albums they had up for sale over the years !!! Autograph store i want busting next !!!still getting emails with their crap !!!
Hi Fellas. I just spoke to Chad Pradelli. The story airs during the 11:00 broadcast. When he was confronted, one of the things Lee did was lie about the amount of money I spent. He told Chad I am in 4,500.00, the truth is 13,500.00. I am relatively certain this was caught on camera. Tonight I will gather all the invoices for Chad, and send them. Trade Geek: My case is being assigned to an agent. John: Yes it is, pal! Pete: it's a pretty song, eh?!