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
I wonder if CC will use Morales if anything goes to trial.
Can’t wait to see it.
I would love to see that, Steven. You have the owner who is fully aware of the counterfeit items being sold, and a General Manager carrying out his orders. With the situation as it is now, the loyalty evaporates, now it's every man for himself. I believe the receptionist, and Ted Taylor also have some responsibility here.
Really hope this playes out well and you nail these scumbags. Good luck Paul!!
Looking forward to this tonight!
It was an ok report. Got the word out to those who watch the news locally in PA. But don’t think this was enough to close them down or send anyone to jail. They’ve had this same type of bad press for years.
Good work getting it there Paul.
Thanks for those comments Rick
I didn't see it
Any bad publicity about this monster forgery business is good no matter how small or large
Actually it may very well may be enough. They said that about 20% of their cheaper consignments and even more of their high-dollar consignments are fake! That's HUGE. That Kevin Keating called them all poor quality forgeries without knowing who they were from is important. They can't show bias.
These greatest value in these reports are not when they first run. It's that they're available online for YEARS.
Is this report going to be embedded on this site?
great idea Joe
I'll be able to embed it soon. If there are any other broadcast runs they may hold for that. It should be online later tonight or in the AM but probably not embedable yet.