Man opens pack of baseball cards and finds a kidney

Steve Winfree has a lot of worries. He started dialysis in November and he needs a kidney for a transplant. But he’s not so consumed with worry that he can’t appreciate the excitement of opening a new pack of Topps baseball cards.

It’s a stress-relief hobby for him and his wife, Heather.

“There were a lot of times where he would be in the hospital and I would grab a pack and we would open them,” she tells MLB.com. “The lowkey fun gets our minds off of the every day stresses.”

So nothing was out of the ordinary this week when he started thumbing through a new pack of cards. Hey, he got a SteveMike Trout!

Oh, and a new kidney!

The Knoxville, Tenn., couple will return to Vanderbilt by the end of the money for the transplant.

  • Gary F

    That crappy, brittle, flour coated, broken stick of gum will always taste good for this guy. I hope he has a long life of opening baseball cards, even if he likes the Yankees.