Ty Inc. (Illinois, USA) 1997 Whisper the Deer Beanie Baby

$ 8.00

"Whisper" the Beanie Baby is a tan and white speckled deer with an ivory colored belly, glossy black plastic eyes, brown plastic nose, and brown feet.  Whisper was born on April 5, 1997, introduced on May 30, 1998, and retired on December 23, 1999.  Whisper is filled with polyester fiber and P.E. pellets and measures 3 1/2" across, 6 1/2" long, and sits 3 1/2" tall.  The 5th Generation heart swing tag is attached and is in very good condition.  The 6th generation looped tush tag is in very good condition and the deer is in pristine condition, with no flaws.  

The Poem Inside the Swing Tag

She's very shy as you can see
When she hides behind a tree
With big brown eyes and soft to touch
This little fawn will love you so much !

About Beanie Babies

Beanie Babies are a line of PVC pellet-filled toys created by Ty Warner in 1991, reached their peak in popularity in mid-1990s, and ceased operations in December 1999.  Due to popular demand, Ty Inc. restarted in 2000 with a Beanie Baby named "The Beginning."  The nine original Beanie Babies released in 1994:

  • Legs the Frog
  • Squealer the Pig
  • Spot the Dog
  • Flash the Orca
  • Splash the Whale
  • Chocolate the Moose
  • Patti the Platypus
  • Brownie the Bear
  • Pinchers the Lobster

Beanie Babies have two identification tags:  the heart-shaped swing tag, and the fabric tush tag attached to the bottom.  Over time, the tags were redesigned to include poems inside the heart tag, date of birth, font changes, and the addition of yellow stars.  These changes are referred to as Tush and Heart tag "Generations," and there are currently 15 swing tag generations and 13 tush tag generations.  Some tags contain spelling and date errors which can lend greater value to the Beanie Baby.