| This is another series of cards that first
appeared in 1998 from a company called B & B Trading Ltd. They
were distrubuted by Impact Wholesale in Spring Lake Park, MN. They
clearly had intentions of producing follow on series since the packs
are marked as Series 1.
Each pack, that they describe as an "Information
Pack" contains 8 cards and it there are only two types of cards:
There are 55 commons in
the set numbered 101 to 155.
They appear to be in no
particular order and in general the cards contain a lot of errors.
They start out almost in alphabetical order but not quite, with
one here and there that is a long way off. Card number 111 contains
a list of the cards but not in the same order as the cards nor is
it in alphabetical order. It also contains an incorrectly named
Beanie "Allie". Some cards have unfinished sentences etc.
The common cards are
Baldy, Bessie, Batty, Claude, Derby, Ally, Erin, Fleece, Flip,
Floppity, Index, Gobbles, Weenie, Grunt, Hippity, Hissy,
Hoppity, Iggy, Smooch, Maple, Mystic, Digger, Garcia, Peanut,
Puffer, Rainbow, Rex, Righty, Scoop, Snowball, Sparky, Spooky,
Inky, Sting, Stretch, Teenie Snort, 1997 Teddy, Teenie Chops,
Teenie Patti, Teenie Pinky, Teenie Quacks, Teenie Seamore, Teenie
Chocolate, Teenie Goldie, Teenie Speedy, Teenie Liz, Lizzy, Bernie,
Blizzard, Bubbles, Bruno, Chops, Chip, Freckles, Humphrey.
These cards are all
similar in their make-up. Each card has a black border with
diagonal stripes in various different colors. An inner colored
band has 4 stars, one in each corner. The beanie is pictured in
the middle and information about the card can be found on the
back along with some interesting remarks about the beanie. All
commons have red backs. Interestingly, the commentary is often
independent of the beanie pictured.
There are a total of
9 special cards. They are similar in format to the commons except
that each has a gold star in the top right hand corner instead
of the colored band with smaller corner stars- and two gold band
across the bottom with "Special Limited Edition" in between. The
index card reports that the cards are Princess, Special Spot,
Doodle-de-do, Tabascofiasco, Rainin Dogs, Cat-tastrophe, Garcia2Peace,
Technicolor Joseph and Salute to America, although again the card
are not in the same order and some of the cards actually have
different names, for example 'Doodle-de-do' is actually 'Doddle
de don't'. The backs of these cards are in blue.