Man Donates Baseball Cards To 9 Year Old Who Lost Her Collection In The Creek Fire

By kncipat on November 2, 2020
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Her home was gone, taken by Fresno County Creek Fire. Even at the young age of 9 Reese Osterberg knew the most important thing was that her family was safe. But as most of us would do, especially at age 9, Reese started focusing on her biggest personal loss. Her baseball cards were all gone. Aside from her family baseball is the most important thing in Reese’s life. She’s played little league since age 6. And for the past 3 years she’s collected baseball cards. She had 100 of them. When you’re only 9 years old and buying your own baseball cards with your own money 100 is an impressive collection. Now it was gone.

Cal Fire Fresno County heard Reese’s story and posted about it on their social media asking for card donations. In San Jose Kevin Ashford saw the post. After thinking about it for a bit Kevin decided to help. Kevin’s been collecting baseball cards for a lot of years so he decided to send some of his cards to Reese. No, check that. Kevin decided to send all of his baseball cards to Reese. All 25,000 of them. A collection so big that that both CHP and Cal Fire crews showed up to load the cards in and then deliver them personally to Reese. Kevin’s cards would have fetched thousands and thousands of dollars on the open market. But as Kevin put it, I’m gonna put a smile on a little girl’s face. How do you put a price on that? 

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