The A-Team | Eric Jho


May 24, 2024

Meet Eric, a software engineer at Alt and a passionate soccer card collector. In 2022, Heung-Min Son won the Golden Boot, an incredible feat that symbolizes hope and possibility for many. As a Korean player excelling in one of the world's most competitive leagues, Son's achievement shattered childhood notions of impossibility, showing that regardless of background, anything can be achieved. This achievement resonated deeply with Eric, influencing his growing collection and love of soccer.

His journey into collecting began in Korea, where he grew up surrounded by sports card shops. Initially unable to afford the imported cards, his interest was reignited in 2019 when he discovered soccer cards, aligning perfectly with his love for the sport.

Eric's hobby not only brings him joy but also enhances his work. His experience in collecting has helped him approach problem-solving from a unique perspective, making him a valuable asset to his team. Projects like the Universal Search feature, which centralized listings and improved user experience, highlight his innovative thinking and dedication to improving the collector experience.

2023 was a significant year for Eric, not just for his collecting but also for Manchester City, his favorite team, winning the treble. His ambitious goal to collect the entire 2022 Manchester City Gold Prizm set has been a thrilling hunt, with 11 out of 17 cards already in his collection.

Looking ahead, Eric's focus at Alt is on improving the selling experience for collectors, aiming to make it as easy and smooth as possible. His dedication to his hobby and his work exemplifies how passion can drive innovation and success.

Eric can be followed at @CrescoeCards on Instagram, where he loves discussions on soccer and collecting. Connect with him!

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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.