What 10 classic Beanie Babies are worth today
Do you have any of these adorable Beanie Babies? Here is what they could be worth today!
Beanie Babies took the world by storm in the early '90s. No one had any way of knowing just how much these small and adorable Beanie Babies would be worth years down the road. Some of us had one or two while others had an entire collection. With over hundreds of versions and kinds of Beanie Babies, it's no wonder they have stood the test of time.
We took a look at eBay to see how much these little Beanie Babies cost and turns out, some of them have a BIG price. We hope you kept your Beanie Babies because if you have any of the 10 below, you could be sitting on a fortune. Do you still own any Beanie Babies? Which ones?
1. Valentino the Bear
Do you have one of these adorable bears lying around your house somewhere? If you own a rare version with an error, you could be looking at thousands of dollars.
Some of the errors to look out for are a brown nose instead of a black nose, a white star on the tag instead of a yellow one and multiple typos on the tag.
Valentino the Bear is one of the most sought out Beanie Babies, so even if you don't have a rare version you could still choose to sell the version you have.
2. Patti the Platypus
Patti the Platypus can be sold anywhere from $500 to $5000 or higher. It is considered one of the rarest Beanie Babies, and for that price we hope it's well worth buying.
Patti was first introduced in 1996 and was one of the original nine Beanie Babies with four different versions. If you have one of the originals, you can find yourself with quite a bit of extra money.
3. Peace the Bear
This Beanie Baby is more common yet some Peace the Bear Babies are worth $2,500. It's one of the only Beanie Babies that was tie-dyed, so no two Peace the Bears are exactly alike.
Peace the Bear also had many tag variations during its run. If you have a mint condition version of this bear you could make some money.
4. Peanut the Elephant
Peanut the Elephant is one adorable Beanie Baby with one HIGH price tag. An authentic Peanut the Elephant is valued anywhere from $2,000 to $7,000.
Many counterfeits were made after this Beanie Baby took off in 1995. The royal blue version was retired very quickly due to the color being a supposed production error. The royal blue color is the most rare version. If you have this version, step forward!
5. Seaweed the Beanie Baby
This very cute Otter Beanie Baby deserves to make the list. Seaweed was limited in numbers due to several production errors.
If you want to know if you have this rare version, check the tags. Sometimes the two dates conflict or are not the same on the tag. You may be lucky but if you aren't, at least you have one of the cutest Beanie Babies around!
6. Halo the Bear
Halo the Bear was one of the most expensive Beanie Babies to make because of its iridescent fabric. It also came with a beautiful poem about being a guardian angel watching you from above.
The bear first appeared in 1998 and was quickly retired. Because of how it was made, it can be sold today for a large price.
If your Halo the Bear has white fur, a white star or any tag errors it could increase the worth.
Do you have one of these bear Beanie Babies sent down from above?
7. Claude the Crab
Claude the Crab is one of the most expensive Beanie Babies. The incredibly high prices are usually due to unusual errors on its tags. Sometimes the Beanie Baby can be found with the wrong name on the tag or even its name in all capital letters.
This Beanie Baby was so popular it was even given to season ticket holders who attended the basketball game between the Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Lakers.
If you have this Beanie Baby, check the tags and get back to us!
8. Bubbles the Beanie Baby
Bubbles the Beanie Baby is pretty adorable. As with most Beanie Babies, the errors on Bubbles makes it valuable.
The errors were corrected in time, making the ones with tag errors very rare. Bubbles was first introduced in 1995 and was retired in 1997.
Do you think you have a rare version of Bubbles?
9. Lefty the Donkey and Righty the Elephant
Lefty and Righty were two political Beanie Babies that can now be worth A LOT of money. These Beanie Babies were the first two Beanie Babies to share a poem.
Some Beanie Babies were even signed by Hillary Clinton, making the value even higher.
10. Princess the Bear
Princess the Bear is the Princess Diana Beanie Baby that can sell up to $10,000.
There are two versions of this bear - one with PVC pellets and one with PE pellets. The PE pellets are more common but both versions can be sold at a high price.
There are many rumors that this bear was rare, but it isn't as rare as believed. Before buying or selling make sure to do your research first as this Beanie Baby is commonly counterfeited.