Champion the Bear – Argentina

Theme: Beanie Buddies
Subtheme: Sports, Football, Soccer
Style Number: 09501
Colour: Brown
Swing Tag Generation: Champion
Tush Tag Generation: -
Birthday: None
Release Date: 04/04/2002
Release Year: 2002
Retirement Date: 24/05/2002
Animal: Bear
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Description

Champion (Argentina) is a fuzzy, brown bear with black button eyes and an Argentinian flag nose. He wears a golden ribbon tied around his neck and he has a FIFA World Cup 2002 badge on his chest.

Poem

Argentina has participated in twelve of
the sixteen FIFA World Cup
tournaments: 1930-1934, 1958-1966, 1974-
1998. Argentina hosted and won the finals
in 1978. They won again in 1986 and
placed second in 1930 and 1990.

Collectors note

Champion (Argentina) was released on 4th April 2002.

He was retired on 24th May 2002.

There are 32 Champion bear Beanie Buddies for each country that entered the FIFA World Cup football tournament in 2002: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Cameroon, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea Republic, Mexico, Nigeria, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey, United States and Uruguay.

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