I know there’s a lot going on in the world right now, but I need to ask you a very important question: Where are all of your Beanie Babies? Because those small, not-so-plush, plastic-bean-filled animal things you had in the ’90s are now worth LOTS of freaking MONEY. Call your parents, people, this is not a drill!
Wait, before we continue on to the sexy topic of Beanie Baby value, there is a catch—only v specific Beanies actually rake in the big bucks. Sorry, I probs should have started with that, but it’s way less exciting. A lot of the über-expensive Beanies you come across on eBay and other resale sites are priced based on bids and not on value. However, if your Beanies are in ~pristine~ condition and you can prove their rarity (like certain color combos, if it was made for a special historical moment or is a limited edition), you’ll definitely be able to make some serious cash.
Still not sure? In addition to this super-comprehensive pricing guide, you can get actual advice from tons of Beanie Baby experts via Facebook groups or Reddit threads before selling your collection. Lucky for you, I’m giving you a tiny head start. After going into a deep part of eBay I didn’t know existed until recently, I found 36 Beanie Babies that could skyrocket (mildly, but still) your net worth. Let us know what you do with the money!*
*The correct answer is share.
Fun fact: This bear was released when TY *officially* stopped making its iconic plush toys in 1999. Pour one out for the end of an era and the beginning of the truly wild resale market.
I feel like we’re always told to steer clear of a sly fox but…this one from 1996 is worth $1,000. Priorities!
Legend has it that each Peace Bear has a totally unique tie-dye pattern. Still, would an extra $600 bring me peace? Why, yes, yes it would.
It’s simple, it’s classic, and it’s worth about as much as a new computer. Do with that information what you will.
I hope all of you who got this Erin Bear for free in your Happy Meal held on to it in its original packaging because it’s literally worth $5,000 now.
Please do not ask me why this (adorable) pink platypus is worth $7,000 because I literally don’t know. But hey, Get! Your! Money!
The 1997 bear dedicated to Princess Diana is not as rare as people say (judging by the hundreds of eBay listings for it). But it’s definitely worth the most. I mean, holy spirit above, this person’s about to be richer than…everyone I know IRL.
Selling one of these babies couldn’t pay off your mortgage or anything, but let’s not be picky, people! $450 dollars sounds like a huge wardrobe update to me.
Another late-’90s McDonald’s exclusive that could put an extra $4,000 in your pocket. Are we sensing a pattern here? Never throw ANYTHING away!
I think this is a bull? I’m not really sure, I just know that if you have one and it’s slightly imperfect (this means it was one of the first of its kind!), then a pretty little direct deposit is in your future.
If you can give me a convincing explanation as to why this straight-haired bear is named Curly, I’ll double the $5,000 that it’s worth. Well, maybe not, but at least you’ll still get something!
New goal in life: Try to be a bit more like Inky. I mean, look at that smile!
At this point, please just call your parents and pray that they’ve kept everything from your childhood in like-new condition. This walrus? $1,200! Are you seeing this?
This pretty pink bear was originally made for Valentine’s Day, so I think it’s only right that you use the $3,500 you make when you sell it to buy something extra special for someone you love. (Hint: That includes yourself.)
This bear was made to celebrate the start of the new millennium (Y2K, baby!) in 1999. It won’t be worth much if there’s nothing wrong with it, but with some tag errors? You can expect around $1,800.
Apparently, what makes this skunk so valuable are all the mistakes on the tags, although I’d say the name “Stinky” does a fair enough job of marketing it.
Rover here was born on May 30, 1996, and has already gotten a net worth of $5,000! Tip: Pick his brain before you list him on eBay.
If I had that much money lying around somewhere, I’d probably shell it out too for this little one for that name alone.
Credited on one tag as Lips the Fish and on another as Tiny the Chihuahua, what probably makes this Beanie so valuable is the identity crisis it’s having.
I know, I know. Jake just seems too cute to give away. Oh, FYI, he’s worth $3,700. Your choice!
Happen to have a Cubbie Bear too? Sell them together and up your price.
See what I mean? This big sis/little sis duo could easily cover a few months’ rent.
If some former McDonald’s employee has a bunch of these hidden somewhere, I hope they know they’re RICH rich.
This bear was officially released in 1999 but was advertised as the first Beanie Baby with a birth date in the year 2000. I don’t quite understand the logic, but I don’t think I’m supposed to.
Okay, I would understand if you didn’t want to give Bones up for sale. I mean, look how precious!
If I pulled this trio out of my toy box, I would feel VERY lucky. $1,200? Yes, please!
A rare white star on the tag apparently gives this Sparky a certain je ne sais quoi that makes it worth seven figures. The seller also says it’s “museum quality”…whatever that means!
The fact that they can sell for $98,000 is truly everything that is wrong and right in this world.
Is there a cuter name than Bubbles? There is not. Is there anything cuter than earning nearly $90,000—which is how much this guy is going for on eBay—for a retired stuffed fish? There is not.
This trio of bunnies is going for roughly a year of college tuition. Here is a video of how to appraise YOUR Hippity, which I’m sure is totally (probably?) helpful if you watch it.
Please enjoy this live reenactment of me listing old Beanie Babies on eBay.
Have a happy Thanksgiving by selling Gobbles and booking a nice beach vacay instead of a turkey dinner.
The American My dream is selling this guy for $4,000 and going shopping.