Very Rare TY Beanie Baby - Hope Bear - 1998 - Near Mint Condition. Swing Tag Errors: Extra space between! " and the end of the poem, 1998 Swing Tag vs 1999 Tush Tag, "Gosport" is misspelled as "Gasport, Period after IL. Tush Tag Errors: No stamp inside the Tush Tag indicating the beanie is 1st edition, was hand made and not mass produced, "TY INC" is capitalized.In near mint condition (Small damage on side of tag, see photos). This bear was bought in 1998 and kept in a cool, dry environment away from smoke or pets. This item is in the category "Spielzeug\Stofftiere\Bean Bags\Ty Beanie Babys Retired". The seller is "sneakopat" and is located in this country: DE. This item can be shipped worldwide.