SF Giants star Buster Posey surprises girl whose baseball cards burned in wildfire

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Saturday, October 31, 2020
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The Creek Fire destroyed 9-year-old Reese's home and took her beloved baseball cards with it. To lift her spirits, her favorite MLB player surprised her on Zoom, the reaction was priceless.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Francisco Giants star Buster Posey made a surprise appearance in the name of cheering up a 9-year-old super fan.

Reese Osterberg and her family are from the Central Valley, where their home was destroyed in the Creek Fire.

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For little Reese, one of the most devastating parts of this loss was knowing her beloved baseball card collection was no more.

A San Jose man stepped up soon after, gifting her his lifelong collection of 25,000 cards. What she wasn't expecting, was to meet one of those faces on the cards in real life.

Friday, ABC7 News told Reese we wanted to interview her about everything she's been through since the wildfire -- But really the real reason for the Zoom call was to introduce her to her all-time favorite player, Giants catcher Buster Posey.

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ABC7 Sports director Larry Beil started the "interview" by asking her a question about the baseball cards, but before she could answer, Posey appeared!

Immediately he asked, "Who is your favorite baseball player?"

Reese, still coming to terms with reality, exclaimed, "You!"

WATCH: Reese gets autographed baseball from Buster Posey

At one point during the conversation, Reese opened a box the Giants sent to her.

Inside, was a baseball signed by Buster Posey, to add to her growing collection of memorabilia.

But, Reese isn't keeping everything to herself, she's paying the love forward.

She has been getting so many baseball cards that this website was set up so she can share with other kids, too.

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