Auction Watch: Coach's Corner Sports Auction

While browsing the 'net this week I stumbled onto Coach's Corner Sports Auction (  Located in  Souderton, PA, the company has been in the consignment business for 25 years and organize an online auction every four weeks.  I am a self-confessed eBay junkie, and rarely extend my online purchasing beyond it, Craigslist or an occasional lot through Hunt Auctions.  I have never purchased through CCSA, but after looking through some of the current auction lots on the site and the "Realized Prices" from their 12/2/11 auction I may give it a try.  Here are some of the items in the December 30th auction I have my eye on:

Lot #248 - Ryan Howard single-signed OMLB:

This Official Major League Baseball from Rawlings is in EX condition and comes blue ink signed across the sweet spot by the Phillies' "Big Piece", Ryan Howard.  The signature grades a legible 7, and the ball is fully "PSA/DNA" certified (K18734) for authenticity purposes!

I don't have a Howard single-signed, for the right price I would jump at it.  Graded a 7 - fully certified by PSA/DNA.  Here is the link to view/bid:  Howard single-signed

Lot #1822 - (12) Vintage Philadelphia Phillies autographed 8x10's:

The lot includes pictures of some of my favorite 1960's Phillies - "The Original" Frank Thomas and Tony Taylor.  Because they come from the Philadelphia A's Historical Society I feel pretty good about their authenticity.  Here is the link to view/bid: Vintage 8x10's


  • A great selection of Phillies-themed memorabilia.
  • Based on previous auction realized prices, the auction seems small enough for great items to sell for a smaller amount than it may through a bigger auction house.
  • Many signed items lack a certification through more widely recognized authenticators like JSA, PSA/DNA, GAI, etc.  Several of the lots have no certification - and to me that is a problem.
Here is the link to the Phillies items in the December 30th auction.  Good luck!

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