Biggest Joke In The Hobby: Coach’s Corner

If you ever need a good laugh, I suggest heading over to Coach’s Corner.  This auction site is nothing but a breeding ground for scammers and counterfeiters.  I know for a fact I’m not the first person to discuss them, but I thought I would still share my thoughts on it.

Coach’s Corner always seems to have extremely high-end memorabilia up for sale.  Rarely do any of their items come with a COA from a “worthy” third-party authenticator.  Usually their autographs come certified by Chris Morales or STAT Authentic.  I think COAs from Big Bird or Batman hold more credibility than Morales or STAT Authentic 🙂  Items like a Ty Cobb or Honus Wagner autographed baseball are worth many thousands of dollars if they are determined to be authentic, but when something like that shows up on the Coach’s Corner it usually only goes for a few hundred dollars.  Do all these people get really good deals?  No, because many people know the autographs are counterfeit.  Many people that bid on this stuff clearly know its fake but think they can flip it somewhere else to make a profit.

The funniest part about Coach’s Corner is reading the item descriptions.  Here is what they say about this Terry Bradshaw 1971 Topps RC graded a Pristine 10:

This ROOKIE card #156 of the Steeler Great & Hall of Famer, Terry Bradshaw comes Slabbed and Graded a Perfect “PRISTINE 10”. The PSA Online book value of this beauty is near $25,000, and a great card for the collector who wants ONLY the BEST.

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GEM Elite gives every card that comes through their front door a 10, and its crazy to compare this type of 10 to a PSA 10.  It wouldn’t surprise me if this card was trimmed.

There have been many discussions/videos posted about Coach’s Corner and the soon to be out of business Sports Collectors Digest.  It seems as if the two are “in bed” together because Coach’s Corner advertises in SCD.  Coach’s Corner is one of the biggest jokes in the hobby and should only be visited if you need a laugh.

6 Responses

  1. This ROOKIE card #156 of the Steeler Great & Hall of Famer, Terry Bradshaw comes Slabbed and Graded a Perfect “PRISTINE 10″. The PSA Online book value of this beauty is near $25,000, and a great card for the collector who wants ONLY the BEST

    Perhaps the most ironic thing I have ever read.

  2. I saw a John Wayne autograph sell for $175 a couple months ago on CC. Strange that I have the EXACT same picture, with the EXACT same autograph, in the EXACT same place, that I bought for $5 at a show, becuase it was a preprint. Odd that the “Pros” at CC dont even know how to spot a preprint. I feel bad for whoever just dropped $175 on a preprint. Someone needs to stop that company from ripping people off

  3. Tru some of the items on cc are pretty bad but the do get all there stuff from o consigners and some of lthere items do come withcoas from steiner/ aim/uda/ ace and PSA you take a chance when you get something with bad coas but the same thing happens on eBay

  4. Been using CCSA for a few years. Its a buyer beware site. They do have autos that are authenticated by PSA or JSA, etc, which are legit. Never buy their items that are listed as a “group” JSA…those are fakes. They do offer large lots of baseball and football cards that can be good values.

  5. I bought a non-pictured Sammy Sosa on the coaches corner auction site. As soon as I received it I knew it was fake. When I called, Chris told me there are no refunds on non-pictured items. So I sent him the ball and told him to sell it for me on consignment. He sent it back and said , he couldn’t sell, it because his authenticators deemed it fake. lolol

  6. Chaim Greenberg

    chaim7@verizon.net

    I bought adolph hitler and Rudolph Hess and herman Goring picture for $599′

    Not real?

    chaim greenberg

    chaim7@verion.net

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