His poem reads: Maple the bear likes to ski, With his friends, he plays hockey. He loves his pancakes and eats every crumb Can you guess what country he's from? This white bear has black button eyes and a brown nose, and proudly wears a Canadian flag sewn on his chest. Maple the Bear (rare) retired Teenie Beanie Baby with TAG ERRORS and date errors.
Tush tag errors - the box states that his birthday is July 1st 1996 but his tag says 1993 and he was made in Oak Brook, Illinois, but his tag reads OakBrook (without the space). Maple was introduced January 1, 1997, but the box indicates that he was introduced February 27, 1997. This is the only Maple bear retailed in the United States. He was exclusively a Ronald McDonald House Charity bear.
He belongs to 1 of 4 of the International Bears of 1996. He is 1 in 4,000 manufactured!!
He has never been played with or taken out of his box. There are two small flaps on the back of the box; I opened one strictly to take the photo of the tush tag.
The edges of the box have some wear and the plastic is slightly dented on the because of age (21 years old) but Maple himself is MINT condition, This is a Teenie Original Beanie. The item "Maple The Bear-1996 McDonalds Ty Beanie Baby with rare errors 1993, OakBrook" is in sale since Sunday, November 12, 2017. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Beanbag Plush\Ty\Beanie Babies-Original\Retired". The seller is "duddy2003" and is located in Wheeling, West Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.