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Bear's Grrreatest Games Card Variants

Bear's Greatest Games LogoThe Yoyo Bear Grrreatest Games cards first appeared in the U.K. December 2019. They subsequently appeared in the U.S.A. in January 2020.

So, whilst we now have alignment in Bear's releases of cards, there are significant differences between the two sets. So far, the games covered in the U.S.A. seem to match those of the U.K. set, but they are visually different on the front. This is based on a fairly small sample of US cards - just six but so far, so good.

Common Variation between U.K. and U.S. cards - front

The two Ice Hockey cards are shown below. The card on the left is the UK version, and the US version is on the right. The most obvious difference is the choice of font. A slightly subtler change is the logo for the sport category, in this case "Winter Sport". On the US card, the logo is bigger, and the writing has been removed.

Yoyo Bear Greatest Games Ice Hockey card variant

This variation is true for all 50 cards in the set.

Common Variation between U.K. and U.S. cards - reverse

The reverse of the same two Ice Hockey cards are shown below. The card on the left is the UK version, and the US version is on the right.

Yoyo Bear Greatest Games Ice Hockey card variant reverse

Again, the UK version has used less formal fonts, with a snowflake within the word "hockey", and colours used in the yellow description box. The frog seems a lot happier to be on the U.K. card than the U.S.A. one. Perhaps he has just discovered you can be fined for crossing the road in the States?

29. Ice Hockey

Greatest Games card 29 variant

The two text boxes from the UK and US Ice Hockey cards are shown above and below. The text box have some similarities, but they appear to have been written by separate people. The UK version is a bit cheesier.

Greatest Games card 29 variantsThe tips box is also different between the two countries. The card on the left is the UK version, with the US version on the right. Not sure why the UK version refers to a stickhandle but the US just has stick? More curiously, practising with a hockey stick can only take place outside in the U.K. Is this because our houses are smaller and we might break something?

 

 

 

 

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