Want to know what your Beanie Babies are worth? This article shows you how to easily look up what your Beanie Baby is worth using the Mavin.io price guide.
Searching Mavin.io returns Beanie Babies that have sold recently online. You can use the checkboxes to pick a few comparable items. Mavin shows you the average price of the comps you picked…. aka what your Beanie Baby is really worth. Let’s get started!
Beanie Baby Search
- Enter the name of the Beanie Baby. For example, “Humphrey the Camel”.
- Include the phrase “Beanie Baby” in your search.
- Click the search button. If you get a lot of results, use the checkboxes and pick a few good examples.
Looking up Beanie Baby Value
Finding the Name
When you buy a Beanie Baby it comes with two tags… a hang tag made of paper that literally hangs on the animal (attached by plastic tether), and a tush tag made of fabric that is sewn into the seem of the animal (near the rear-end… aka the “tush”). If your Beanie Baby still has the hang tag on it, it’ll be worth more money.
The name of the Beanie Baby is always printed on the hang tag… but not always on the tush tag. The first few generations of Beanie Babies didn’t have the name printed on the tush tag. If you have a Beanie Baby without a name on the tush tag, it could be an early generation and more valuable.
Valuable Beanie Babies
The earliest Beanie Babies tend to be the most valuable. The tush tags of the first few generations don’t have the red “ty” heart logo with red lettering. Instead they have black lettering and no heart logo. This is a good way to identify the early ones.
If your Beanie Baby has a hang tag with a misspelling or other error, it could be worth a lot of money. Collectors will pay a premium for Beanie Baby errors.
It’s not just the first few generations of Beanie Babies that are valuable. Even later generations of Beanie Babies included animals that were made in very limited numbers, making them highly collectable and valuable.
By Tracy Swisher March 24, 2017 - 11:56 pm
We have a Princess Diana of Wales beanie baby and are trying to figure out how much it’s worth. Any suggestions where to look?
By Andrew Ford April 3, 2017 - 4:37 pm
I would start by searching mavin.io… this is what I get when I search “Princess Diana Wales Beanie Baby“
By Misty krohn March 28, 2017 - 11:25 am
I have about 12 beanie babies with errors on swing tag and no stamp on tush tag and also errors on tush tag. Where would i go to have them evaluated to see if they really are rare and more expensive?
By Andrew Ford April 3, 2017 - 4:33 pm
Getting your valuable Beanie Babies authenticated is a great idea… this will greatly enhance their value and your ability to sell them. The majority of authenticated Beanie Babies I come across have been authenticated by Peggy Gallagher Enterprises or Becky’s True Blue Beans. Good luck!
By Debbie Brown April 1, 2017 - 10:19 pm
If some Beanie Babies are so valuable, why do they not sell well at a
garage sale? Is it better to try and sell them on line? I have 100 of
them and I noticed almost all of them are retired. Not sure what to do
Sell for $1.00 each at a garage sale or sell on eBay?
By Andrew Ford April 3, 2017 - 4:20 pm
Yes, selling them online will make you more money. The problem with selling them at a garage sale, is there aren’t nearly enough buyers to drive the price up… if you listed your Beanie Babies online you’d get exposure to a huge marketplace of interested buyers, resulting in a better selling price.
I would look them up and see what they’re worth. Sell the valuable ones on eBay, each with their own listing. For the ones that aren’t worth much… group them all together and sell them on eBay as a “lot”. Someone will buy the entire group for more money than you’d get at a garage sale.
Just my opinion though… good luck!