Champion the World Cup Bear (Poland)

Theme: Beanie Babies
Subtheme: Sports
Style Number: 04408
Colour: Brown
Swing Tag Generation: 7, 10
Tush Tag Generation: 11
Birthday: None
Release Date: 04/04/2002
Release Year: 2002
Retirement Date: 04/06/2002
Animal: Bear
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The Polish version of Champion is a fuzzy, brown bear with black button eyes and a button nose with the Polish flag on it. It wears a gold ribbon tied around it’s neck. On it’s chest is a badge with the words “2002 FIFA World Cup” on it.


Poland has made it to their first
FIFA World Cup in 16 years, last
qualifying for the finals in 1986.
Poland received 13 FIFA World Cup
qualifying points. They scored 13
goals. The player who scored the
13th goal was #13 & he was born on
the 13th day of the month.

Collectors note

Champion the Bear was introduced on 4th April 2002.

There are 32 different versions of Champion, each representing the countries in the 2002 World Cup. This particular bear represents Poland.

Each version of Champion retired separately on the day that country was eliminated from the 2002 World Cup.

The Polish Champion the Bear retired on 4th June 2002.

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