Sports Collectors Digest Disappoints Collecting Industry.
In mid June, the Publisher of SCD, Dean Listle reached out and phoned me and proclaimed Coache's Corner would no longer be welcomed to advertise in SCD.
Dean explained that in about 30 days SCD would be able to comment on this matter.
Well, it's been over 60 days and SCD remains silent on this topic. SCD wanted desperately to show they cared about the industry and wanted to do the right thing. Many readers of this blog told me that they could never forgive SCD for years of looking the other way and accepting Coach's Corner as an advertiser. These readers helped compute the math - it showed that CC had made millions of dollars over the years selling bogus autographs. I told those readers to give SCD a chance, I felt SCD would do the right thing.
Now I must admit that I was wrong - SCD has done nothing and has said nothing. The Coaches Corner auctions continue and it's no secret that collectors could really use some help in letting the industry know how bad Coach's Corner is. Shame on SCD. They could have made a difference but they have done nothing.
Well, this blog will continue and thanks to a bunch of loyal and steady readers we will continue to get the word out.
One person to this site continually brings up Coach's Corner "F" grade from the Better Business Bureau. Others comment about the rash of Michael Jackson signed items and how the Babe Ruth and Mantle forged autographs look worse than ever.
Than there is Lee, who may or may not be the "real" Lee, owner of the auction site. Every once in a while, this Lee person will make soft threats. He knows from our last run in, any threat will be brought to his local authorities attention. I would love nothing better than to file a complaint with them.
Speaking of law enforcement, the FBI continues to look at our industry. I wonder if Lee and his partners are feeling the heat yet? I wonder if Stat Authentic is worried? Perhaps this blog should draw more attention to that company too.
As summer winds down, I promise to be more active and to try to help educate the community to the forgeries at Coach's Corner.
Mike The Ring Guy.