Did you know that one of the most valuable beanie baby collections sold for over $600,000? The collection included two beanie babies named Wallace, one named Cashew, another named Huggy, and their leader, “Large” Wallace. “Large” Wallace and his Squad are some of the most expensive beanie babies because they are all retired and very rare. 

Do you still have your old stuffed animals? If you wonder if you have beanie babies worth money, keep reading. This beanie baby value guide will explain which ones are valuable and how to sell them.

The Rarest Beanie Babies

You never know if you have a potential gold mine hidden in your collection. Here are the rarest beanie babies: 

  • Patti the Platypus (released 1993 – retired 1998) 
  • Humphrey the Camel (released 1994 – retired 1995)
  • Princess the Bear (released 1997)
  • Piccadilly Attic the Bear (released 1998 – retired 2000)
  • Curly the Bear (released 1996 – retired 1998)
  • Valentina the Bear (released 1999 – retired 1999)
  • Pouch the Kangaro (released 1996 – retired 1999)
  • Peanut the Elephant (released 1998 – retired 2000)
  • Peace the Bear (released 1997 – retired 1999)
  • Jake the Mallard (released 1998 – retired 1999) 

The chances are you likely don’t have one of these rare specimens in your collection unless you’ve been collecting for many years or have a lot of beanie babies. If you do think you have a special one on your hands, here is how you can ascertain its value.

Determining Beanie Baby Value 

There are qualities any beanie baby collector should know about. Here are some factors impacting value.

Tags 

Beanie baby tags are often the go-to determining factor for a beanie baby’s value. You may have a beanie baby that looks like a rare one, but the tag has to match. There have been 20 generations of swing tags (the paper tags with the stuffed animal’s name, birthday, and poem). 

The most sought-after ones typically belong to generations one through three and notably has no star on the heart-shaped label. Additionally, the tush tags from generation one and two beanie babies do not include names.

Condition

As with most any collectible, the condition of your beanie babies will impact the potential return on investment. Look over the beanie baby, check the condition of the swing and tush tags, printing, and overall state.

Typos, Misprintings, or Variations

Errors like the wrong name printed on swing or tush tags may not actually add all that much to the value of your beanie baby. The generation of the stuffed animal and condition typically matters more. Some rare variations involve different colors of beanie babies or other differences in appearance. 

For example, Spot the Dog is highly prized as it was one of the first nine beanie babies. During its first run in 1994, Spot’s body was completely white with a small black tail. Later versions have one black spot on its back. 

The original is obviously more prized, and Spot the dog with a spot is not worth all that much.

Selling Your Collection 

If you think you have some winners on your hands, you can sell them for a quick buck. Make sure the buyer is knowledgeable about determining the value of beanie babies. You can even sell your collection online.

Are Your Beanie Babies Worth Money? Find Out Now

It can be hard to find reliable information to find out if your beanie babies are worth money. At PlushCollector.com, we evaluate beanie babies based on factors such as demand, inventory status, and availability to give you the best prices. 

Contact us or check out the rest of our site to learn how to sell your collection now! 

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