The A-Team | Dylan Whitford


April 29, 2024

Meet Dylan Whitford, an expert pricer at Alt with a deep passion for collecting baseball and football cards, particularly those of the Eagles and Red Sox. His love for the hobby started at a young age, and he fondly recalls the moment he felt like Charlie in the Chocolate Factory when he stumbled upon a Walter Johnson cut autograph, a member of the first Baseball Hall of Fame class, in a pack back in 2008 when he was just 12 years old.

Since that day, Dylan has been captivated by the world of card collecting. His favorite card in his collection now is an Evan Longoria card, one he once could only dream of owning. Dylan's journey as a collector has taken him to various card shows and cities across the country, including Chicago, Dallas, New York, Boston, and Houston. These experiences have allowed him to connect with people from all walks of life and have left him with timeless memories.

For Dylan, being a collector isn't just a hobby; it's a way of life. It has shaped his work at Alt, where he enjoys sharing his experiences and passion with his colleagues and peers. Dylan believes that being a collector has changed his life, as it has become his daily routine to watch sports, buy, and sell cards, and keep the fire of passion burning bright.

Reflecting on his worst card show experience, Dylan remembers last year's national show, where a canceled flight, lost luggage, and delays made for a challenging journey. Despite this, Dylan remains optimistic about the future of Alt. He sees a bright future ahead, with the company experiencing significant growth and exciting prospects on the horizon.

As Dylan continues to pursue his passion for collecting, he remains grateful for the impact it has had on his life and the opportunities it has brought him. His story is a testament to the power of embracing one's passion and sharing it with others, both in the workplace and beyond.

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About Alt:

Alt is a modern marketplace where trading card collectors can buy, sell, and vault their graded trading cards. Alt is changing the way people invest in trading cards by focusing on providing liquidity and transparency to an industry that has traditionally been fragmented and hard to understand.

Founded in 2020, Alt leverages proprietary market data, industry leading lending program, and cutting-edge pricing technology (“Alt Value”) to create advantages for every collector. Alt’s growing marketplace maximizes returns and provides convenience to users. Alt is built for collectors, by collectors; to learn more visit

Alt has two ways to buy and sell trading cards - Fixed Price Marketplace and Liquid Auctions. Alt Liquid Auctions is an always-live 14-day auction that ends every other Thursday and has cards of all categories and price ranges. Sell your football cards, basketball cards, baseball cards, soccer cards, pokémon cards, Formula 1 cards - anything graded by PSA, Beckett, CGC, SGC, or factory sealed.