If you’re a baseball fan, you know there’s no greater surprise than opening up a pack of baseball cards and finding your favorite player in that stack.

Steve Winfree got the surprise of a lifetime when he shuffled through his new pack.

You see, Steve is an avid baseball card collector who has been battling kidney disease since he was a teenager and was not expected to live to age 30, WATE reports.

His wife, Heather, found out that she was a match to donate her kidney and save her husbands life.

Heather created a custom made baseball card to tell him the good news. The front of the card was a picture of Steve and the back read:

“Steve has had a lot on his plate. With his health issues he has been striking out a lot. He was not sure how he was going to wind up. His wife Heather thinks he is a great catch so she decided to go to bat for him. Now Steve will be a rookie recipient at Vanderbilt Transplant Center where his wife, Heather, will be pitching a new kidney to him. They are sure to hit it out of the ball park together!”

The two were overcome with emotion and broke down in tears with the phenomenal news.

“I couldn’t wait and I really wanted to tell you in a special way,” Heather said in the video.

Steve told WATE that he’s extremely thankful, but still knows what to expect after the procedure.

“It’s not a cure, it’s a treatment,” he said. “Life after transplant’s still not easy.”

We wish all the best to Steve and Heather and they’re both MVP’s in our book!



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