A California man donated 25,000 baseball cards to a 9-year-old girl who lost her collection in a wildfire

Reese Osterberg loves baseball. She loves watching baseball, she loves playing baseball and she loves baseball cards.

I like baseball cards because they are pictures of people doing happy stuff. Doing what they love. And what I love,” the 9-year-old told CNN.
But when Reese and her family were forced to evacuate their home in Fresno, カリフォルニア, 9月に 5 because of the Creek Fire — これは single largest fire in California history and is still burningher 100-piece baseball card collection was left behind.
Two days later, the Osterberg family lost their home and all their belongingsincluding Reese’s beloved baseball card collectionto the wildfire.
    Fortunately for Reese, a San Jose man with a vast baseball card collection — 25,000 そのうちの, to be exacthappened to tune in to the radio just as the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) was sharing Reese’s story and asking for donations to replace her lost cards.
    その男, Kevin Ashford, immediately picked up the phone and called Cal Fire to say he had a large collection he wanted to donate.

    I had initially planned on selling my cards on eBay,” Ashford told CNN. “But when I thought about the smile I could put on that little girl’s face, it was an easy decision. I felt compelled to donate the cards to her.
    Ashford has been collecting baseball cards since the 1960s and told CNN he estimates the entire collection could be worth between $ 35,000 そして $ 50,000.
    Cal Fire quickly put Reese and Ashford in contact and even offered to help deliver the many boxes to Reese’s home in Fresno, which they did Friday.
    Members of Cal Fire helped transport the baseball cards to Reese's home in Fresno on October 30.

    As the two spoke, there was something Reese said that made Ashford even more confident in his decision to part ways with his lifetime collection.
    When she told me that she used to sit with her binder of baseball cards in front of the TV watching baseball, I knew I had made the right decision,” Ashford said. “Because that’s exactly what I used to do as a kid.
    Reese and her mother, Amy Osterberg, told CNN that in addition to giving away cards to Reese’s friends and teammatesespecially the Dodger cards, which she is not a fan ofthey plan to send cards and notes of encouragement to children at the nearby Children’s Hospital of Central California.
      When someone does something nice for you, it’s important to do nice things for other people, あまりにも,” Reese said.
      Reese and Ashford say they are looking forward to attending a Giants game together after the pandemic is over, and that Reese will root for her favorite player, Buster Posey.

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