Beanie Baby Sold Prices: eBay Sales

January 2018

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When Ty Warner introduced his original nine Ty Beanie Babies in 1993, it soon seemed these cute toys would become the next hot collectible. In fact, that was Warner's intention. By the late '90s, the Beanie Baby creator was retiring certain animals to create the kind of demand that would drive prices into the thousands

But the bubble eventually burst. Today, many Beanie Babies are worth just a fraction of their issue price, which is usually not what a collector wants to hear.

Of course, the hard-to-find, limited edition early-year Ty Beanie Babies are worth more, but the vast majority of recent plush toys sell for just a few dollars.

The auction of choice for common Ty Beanie Babies is the bulk auction. Many sellers offer the retired items in large lots up to 200 at a time. These wind up selling for approximately $2-$3 apiece, sometimes even less.

But there are still some highly collectible Beanie Babies that are selling on eBay for hundreds, and even thousands, of dollars.

Here is a list of top eBay asking prices as of January 2018. Prices are for mint condition, authenticated Beanie Babies.

One, Two, and Three Figures

  • Billionaire #1–15 - average of $380 
  • Billionaire #1 (Korean) - $450
  • Billionaire #5, signed by Ty Warner - $300 
  • Billionaire Teeny Tys, signed - $600
  • Bumble the Bee - $119
  • Chicago Cubs Dusty the Bear, game promotional item - $69
  • Chilly the Polar Bear - $335
  • Cranberry Bear, old face - $75
  • Derby, fine mane - $950
  • Flutter - $149
  • Garcia (Jerry Garcia) (Canadian) - $130
  • Inky, tan, no mouth - $999
  • Inky, tan, with mouth, third generation - $150
  • Liberty - $65
  • Lucky, seven spots - $170
  • Nana, with Bongo sticker - $575
  • Nip the Cat, all gold - $270
  • Nip the Cat, white paws, first generation - $150
  • Peanut, Royal Blue Elephant - $615
  • Peking the Panda Bear, first generation - $690
  • Red America - $30
  • Ronald McDonald, issued to McDonald's Owners - $100
  • Sakura - $50
  • Slither the Snake - $323 
  • Slither the Snake, third generation (Canadian) - $699
  • Slither the Snake, no hang tag - $125
  • Steg, authenticated - $130
  • Trap the Mouse, second generation - $371
  • Tank the Armadillo, seven-line, no shell - $85 
  • Teddy Violet, old face - $275
  • Spinner the Spider - $350
  • Web the Spider, second generation - $400
  • Zip the Cat, white face and belly, third generation - $199

Four Figures

  • Billionaire #6, prototype, no emblem - $1500
  • Coral Casino Bear - $1200
  • Daisy the Cow, in memory of Harry Caray - $1200
  • Garcia (Jerry Garcia), first generation - $1200
  • Garcia (Jerry Garcia), with Blackie tag error - $2500
  • Humphrey (German) - $1200
  • Mystic, fine mane, first generation - $3000
  • Nana, without Bongo sticker - $1000
  • Peace (Canadian) - $1111
  • Peking, first generation - $2500
  • Quacker, wingless (Canadian) - $2700
  • Zip the Cat, error in name (Hoot) - $1000

Five Figures 

  • Princess Diana Bear - $10,000
  • Princess Diana Bear, second generation, with errors - $19,000