Sept 23 – The Valuable Baseball Card

Recently I read of a woman thought the wrinkled old baseball card she owned might be worth ten dollars. After posting it on E-Bay, she began to wonder if it might be more valuable, so she consulted a professional evaluator. It was an 1869 card showing the Cincinatti Red Stockings, baseball’s first fully professional baseball team, possibly the first baseball card ever produced. It sold for $75,000. The story teaches us that the true value of an object is not always evident from the outward appearance. The famous and rich and the beautiful are not counted the most valuable in God’s sight. Even the most despised, the poorest, the lowliest are precious and valuable to Him We read, “God so loved the world that He gave His only son, that whoever believes on Him should not perish but have everlasting life”. All, regardless of appearance, education, or social status, are special in the sight of our Lord. That’s because though” man looks on the outward appearance, God looks on the heart.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell