Series 4 was released on Nov 10, 1999.
Total number of cases: 103,400
Total number of Boxes: 620,400
Total number of Packs: 14,889,600
Autographed cards: 404
Retired cards: 206,800
Classic Common 1:24
Wild Cards 1:3
Series 4 was introduced on November 10th 1999. They were first seen on the East coast. As with all of the previous
series, Ty has autographed one of each card, the signature has a small clear Ty heart embossed on top of it. There are
a total of 164 cards in Series 4.
Each pack contains a checklist, a sticker card, an artists proof card and 7 other cards. Most of these are common cards
but some will be the more valuable chase cards. Series 4 cards are broken up into the following 10 sections: Retired
Cards, Classic Common Cards, Beanie/Buddy Cards,Birthday Cards, Wild Cards, Artist Proof Cards, Common Cards, Sticker
Cards, Issued Cards, Lenticular.
All with all the other series of Ty cards the rarety of each card is based on its color. In Series 4 the most common
color is Orange, followed by Purple, Silver and than Gold.
These are images of the checklist that comes in each package of Series
Series 4 Retired cards are not quite rectangular, the uppper left and lower right corners are rounded, with the other
two being square. Also each card has a foil Retired Insignia in the upper left of the card and it is the color
of this insignia that indicates the cards color.
There are a total of 10 retired cards. All retired cards are serial numbered on the back. The following is a table of
the production numbers of each Retired Card.
|311 ||Ants ||9408 ||4704
||2352 ||100 |
|312 ||Blackie ||4704 ||2352 ||1176 ||100 |
||Clubby ||11760 ||5880 ||2940 ||100 |
||4704 ||2352 ||1176 ||100 |
|315 ||Curly ||11760
||5880 ||2940 ||100 |
|316 ||Fetch ||14112 ||7056
||3528 ||100 |
|317 ||Nanook ||9408 ||4704 ||2352
|318 ||Nibbly ||18816 ||9408 ||4704 ||100
|319 ||Pounce ||14112 ||7056 ||3528 ||100 |
|320 ||Rainbow ||18816 ||9408 ||4704 ||100 |
|Classic Common -
There are 10 Classic Common cards in this series. The odds of finding one are not high! Only 1 in 24 packs! These cards
look like normal cards that would have been found in Series 1 or 2 only with the words "Classic Common" in gold foil on
There are 16 Beanie/Buddy cards in 8 matching pairs. These cards unlike the Series 3 cards, are not clear cards
but have a mirrored finish to them. They come in 4 colors, with the color determioned by the name of the Beanie or
Buddy. Each Beanie card has a wavy right hand edge that matches with the corresponding Buddy, which has a wavy left
There are 12 different birthday cards with the name of the beanie on the left hand side. The rarety of these cards is
based on the color of its arch!
There are a total of 15 foil Wild Cards. The rarety of these cards is based on the color of the beanies name at the
bottom of the card. The backs of the cards have facts about the beanie.
|Artist Proofs -
Like in Series 3 there are Artist Proof cards for Series 4. These cards are the exact same cards that are contained in
the common cards only there is a gold foil stamp on the on the front that says 'Artist Proof.'
There are 100 Common cards.
Each pack contains one sticker card. There are 25 different stickers. They glow in the dark!
|Issued Cards -
In each case of cards there is one Issued card. It is contained within a 4 screw down holder and the
card itself is partially clear. There are two different Issued cards for June 15, 1996 and three different issued cards
for Jan. 7, 1996. They are marked as x of 2 or x of 3.
There is one of these cards (which are my favorite!) in each sealed box of cards. Each card is about 4 1/2 inches,
there are 12 of these cards total. The image below does a poor job of showing these cards, they really are neat!
Click for a larger Image!
|The End Bear -
Card #321 in the series is this special "The End" bear card! It is a limited Edition card, there are 400 of them and
they are all signed by Ty himself. Each card comes with a printers plate and certificate of authenticity!
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