There have been very few things within the past century that have caused such a stir as Beanie Babies have. With some Beanie Babies selling for over ï¿½90, these items are definitely rising in value. In order to determine how much a Beanie Baby is actually worth, you will need to determine the condition of the item. Of course, having Beanie Babies that are in mint condition will be the most valuable. Mint condition Beanie Babies is ones that have no signs of wear-and-tear, their hang tags are perfectly preserved and there are also no defects within the item.
While having Beanie Babies that are in mint condition is ideal, many individuals will only be able to find Near Mint or Excellent condition Beanie Babies. With near mint condition items are Beanie Babies that have bent tags and are not as well-kept as the mint condition babies. However, with the near mint condition items, you will still be able to gain 80% to 90% of the mint condition value. Excellent condition Beanie Babies are those that have worn tags yet are still in "excellent" condition. These Beanie Babies will sell for 65% to 75% of the highest possible value.
In order to make sure that you are purchasing, or own, a true and original Beanie Baby, you will want to make sure that it contains the tush tag. The tush tag should be at the bottom of the item, and will have the name of the Beanie Baby written out in red and not orange. Also, you will want to make sure that they feature hang tags that are heart-shaped. These tags mean that this is an authentic item and to further ensure that this is a true Beanie Baby, match the color of the font and the font itself from other similar Beanie Babies.