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Girl lost baseball cards to wildfire, gets surprise donation

Posted at 6:01 AM, Nov 02, 2020

PRATHER, Calif. (AP) - A 9-year-old girl who lost her collection of baseball cards when a wildfire destroyed her family's central California home received a huge surprise when firefighters presented thousands of new, donated cards and put her on the phone with her favorite player.

Reese Osterburg didn't get a chance to save her 200-card collection when the Creek Fire forced her family to evacuate.

When local authorities heard about her loss, they put out a call for baseball card donations.

A collector in San Jose donated more than 25,000 baseball cards, which were presented to Reese on Friday.

She also received a call from San Francisco Giants player Buster Posey.