TY Beanie Baby - ISSY the Four-Seasons Hotel Bear - Houston. Mint with mint tags. Approximate size: 8.5 inches. Released as 63 different variations. Each has the name of a different city where a Four-Seasons Hotel is located. This sale is for the Houston bear. Inside the tag reads:
IN MEMORY OF CHRISTOPHER SHARP 1960-1978. If you travel far and wide, Keep Issy always by your side, And when you must turn out the light, You'll hear him softly say "good night!" Issy Sharp founded the Four-Seasons Hotels. Issy and his wife, Rosalie Wise Sharp, live in Toronto; they have three sons: Jordan, Gregory and Anthony; the Sharps lost a fourth son, Christopher, to cancer in 1978. This Beanie was made in memory of that son. This Beanie does not have a birthday.