|These cards were produced in 1998 by Michael Trevors & Associates.
They, like the Les and Sue Fox cards were not authorized by Ty and
so there were no follow on sets.
There are 3 types of cards in the set
Each box contains 36 packs and there are 8 cards in each pack. Each
pack contains 7 common cards and one of the laser cut cards.
There are 85 common cards plus 2 checklist cards. Each card has
a multicolored border on a white background and a picture of the
Beanie in the middle. On the backs are the name, birthdate and
the beanies current status as of the issue date of the cards,
such as current or retired. It is followed by the Beanie's poem.
What is quite nice about these cards is the inclusion of the Teanies
along with their associated Moms and Dads. These cards exist for
all of the '97 and '98 Teanies. I have not been able to ascertain
any specific order for the common cards. All common cards appear
to be about equal distribution.
There are a total of 7 Heart cards, including Fortune, Erin, Garcia,
Princess Diana, Valentino, "The Dinosaur trio" and Peanut. These
are the rarest of the cards. On average you will find one of these
cards in every 4 packs. Two things are special about these cards.
The first is the Princess Diana card actually has her picture
along with one of her bears. I don't know if this is a composite
picture or a real one. The second notable thing about these cards,
is that this is the only instance I know of with multiple Beanies
on a single card. (The Fox's did put old and new face bears together).
There are 6 Flag cards, including Glory, Brittania, Princess,
"The American Trio", Peking and Maple. Again, these contain a
card with 3 Beanies on them. These are the more common of the
laser cut cards with 3 out of every 4 packs on average containing
one of these. Within the category, cards appear to be of equal
A Little Math
Mathematicians may thus be rather curious given the photograph
on the left. As each sheet is printed with one common set and
one each of the heart and flag cards, then you would expect all
cards to be of equal distribution. But there are 13 special cards.
Given that each pack holds 7 common cards and one heart or flag
card, there should be 91 commons, but there are only 87 including
the two checklists. That means that from each sheet 4 cards are
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