Pop Pop Epistle # 165 – HB Bowen and About Baseball Cards


Dear Bowen,

Happy 7th birthday my young grandson. It seems like only yesterday that you were just 6. Time is flying by!

I continue to be amazed by the way that you care for other people. I see this in the way that you treat your younger cousins but also know that your heart has a tenderness for people and that the Lord is going to use you to show others the love of Christ as you grow up and you grow older. It is my pleasure and privilege to be your Pop Pop.

It has been fun over this past year to share with you my love of baseball by showing you all my baseball cards. As you know many of them are New York Mets cards because I have been a Mets fan for over 50 years. Here are a few of my Mets cards that you have seen that are special to me. Both Tom Seaver and Nolan Ryan are Hall of Famers. Dwight Gooden probably would have been if he had not been young and stupid and gotten himself addicted to drugs, All three of them played on a Met’s World Championship team. Tom and Nolan in 1969 and Dwight in 1986.

There was a time when some of these cards would have been worth a good deal of money but not so much anymore. But remind me to show you my card of Honus Wagner – I’ve heard that it might still have some value.

Here is a Scripture verse for you to ponder as you move into your 8th year. It is one that I preached on this past Sunday…

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:8-9)

Never forget that you are very loved,

Pop Pop


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