How much are my fathers 3,000 plus beanie babies worth?

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#1  Edited By Max_Cherry

Yeah, my father (who shares this premium GiantBomb account with me) went pretty over board in the late 90's and bought pretty much all the beanie babies that went to mass market back then. How much are these "collector items" worth now? He also has a shitload of laser disks and a baseball that he had personally autographed by the entire 1963 world series NY Yankees team (including Mickey Mantle) when he was 15. However, we are probably not willing to sell those anyway.

Ps: It hurts my fathers feelings when he can't go down far enough to find his year of birth on age gated videos.

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#2  Edited By metal_mills

$5000

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#3  Edited By ninjakiller

Not much. No one cares about them anymore.

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#4  Edited By Max_Cherry

@Metal_Mills: Really? That sounds plausible being that he put in over $10,000 buying them and they are pretty cute...

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#5  Edited By audiosnow

Yeah, I'd hold on to 'em for forty-eighty more years. At the moment, they're probably worth three-six thousand, but I can easily imagine a "retro" resurgence causing them to drastically gain value.

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#6  Edited By roborobb

about $4

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#7  Edited By PeasantAbuse

I'll give you a dollar for the cutest one.

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#8  Edited By ShadowConqueror

I'd definitely hold on to them for a few more decades before selling them.

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#9  Edited By Rolyatkcinmai

$5.

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#10  Edited By Dalai

I'd tell him to hold onto them. I don't see them having much value since they're not that old and like you said, mass marketed. I highly doubt he'd get his money back he paid for them right now. Maybe in 20-30 years they could be worth selling.

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#11  Edited By TheHBK

Same as your father's worth for buying them. Nothing.

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#12  Edited By jmfinamore

This just made me spend way too long looking at Beanie Baby values. And apparently there are "experts?" that will appraise your collection for 35 cents each.

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#13  Edited By metal_mills
@SlickWillyJJ said:

@Metal_Mills: Really? That sounds plausible being that he put in over $10,000 buying them and they are pretty cute...

You haven't listened to the bombcast I see.
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#14  Edited By laticsfan

@SlickWillyJJ said:

@Metal_Mills: Really? That sounds plausible being that he put in over $10,000 buying them and they are pretty cute...

Unfortunately when Beanie Babies were big, EVERYONE saw them as collectors items and thought man these are gonna be worth so much in the future. As a result the Beanie Baby "market" is completely over saturated so they really haven't gained in price, and if anything have actually gone down since they have gone out of fashion again.

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#15  Edited By NathHaw
Always was my favorite.
Always was my favorite.
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#16  Edited By BionicMonster

So I thought Tumba the Gorilla was my favorite, until.......

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I found that!

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#17  Edited By Imsorrymsjackson

$775 Million Dollars.

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#18  Edited By Catarrhal

@Laticsfan said:

Unfortunately when Beanie Babies were big, EVERYONE saw them as collectors items and thought man these are gonna be worth so much in the future. As a result the Beanie Baby "market" is completely over saturated so they really haven't gained in price, and if anything have actually gone down since they have gone out of fashion again.

Exactly. This is the same thing that happened with comic books in the early nineties… among countless other examples.

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#19  Edited By alternate

If he has a rare one it might still be worth a fair amount. Unless there is a collector on here though you would be better looking for a specific forum for them - I am sure one exists on the net.

This ain't Pawn Stars son.

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#20  Edited By GunstarRed

My older sister had tons and found it hard getting rid of them. She had a bunch of rare ones and they were worth almost nothing.

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The bubble has popped, you can probably part it out and get, if you're lucky, a dollar per beanie if some parent is buying it for their kid.

Even Darrell "Dollar Bill" Sheets knows they're worthless.

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#22  Edited By BonOrbitz

3,000 Tamagotchis?

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#24  Edited By amazinglover

@SlickWillyJJ: I'd say about a buck each so $3000 and get those balls evaluated to see how much their worth your also lucky it's a world series team and not a team that didn't do anything, cause if it's a team signed ball with no importance that could make it worth less than just a mickey mantle signed ball. When i say a dollar each I mean at like a swap meet or something might be able to get some passing kids to buy them cheap from you slowly over time the thing that makes them not worth much was how many people bought them thinking one day they would be worth money.

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#25  Edited By AngstOverlord
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This. This is the Beanie Baby most worthy of your adoration and love. There are none as pure and beautiful as Wiggly the Squid.

... Well, I like him, anyway. He makes a nice companion for the iridescent jellyfish and its babies. Some of the really ancient Beanies might be worth 'something' but market saturation totaled their basic value. I can't believe they're still making these things... but hell, I got a fun realistic looking toad last year, so I'm not complaining.

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#26  Edited By Karl_Boss

Maybe a couple hundred

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#27  Edited By Xeiphyer

I would go look up the rarest, most expensive beanie babies, and see if you have them. 
 
Not enough time has passed to make most of them worth much yet. You could sell them in a bulk collection, but those things almost always sell for less than they're worth.
 
Alternatively, you can get it appraised by someone. Probably worth taking the time to catalogue all the ones you have as well.

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#28  Edited By louiedog

3,000 beanie babies? That's a hundred dollar bill right there.

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#29  Edited By NickL

@RoboRobb said:

about $4

@Rolyatkcinmai said:

$5.

Are we bidding? I'm in at $6

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#30  Edited By Akrid

@nrh79 said:

Always was my favorite.
Always was my favorite.

My first nightmare I can remember was about this beanie baby.

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#31  Edited By crazyleaves
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$775 Million Dollars.

I see what you did there.
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#32  Edited By eugenesaxe

They'll never be worth as much as you hope. Maybe if you have an ultra-rare one, otherwise the market was flooded and collectors capitalized.

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#33  Edited By iam3green

i would hold onto them until some time in the future. sometime they will be worth something when beanie babies become popular again. sometime they will become popular again in retro.

this got me thinking that thank god i never got into collecting things fad, beanie babies, pokemon cards.

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#34  Edited By gla55jAw

I bought this Duck off my buddy back when these were the hot item. Maybe I gave him $5-10? Looks like I can one for the same price on Amazon.

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#35  Edited By mylifeforAiur

Six bazillion dollars.

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#36  Edited By me3639

zero.zero

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#37  Edited By Tireyo

I would say about $1 each, unless one is rare I suppose... which would probably be around $2.

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#38  Edited By JasonR86

...why does your father have 3000 beanie babies?

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#39  Edited By Tireyo

@JasonR86 said:

...why does your father have 3000 beanie babies?

At least he doesn't collect barbie dolls.

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#40  Edited By Franstone

Worth about 3,000 Beanie Babies.

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#41  Edited By hoossy

Send them to Kony and maybe he'll stop killing kids

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#42  Edited By tunaburn

you can tear them apart and fill a kiddy pool with the beanie beads inside. then swim in a pool of beanie baby guts.

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#43  Edited By MysteriousBob

Just wait until interest in them rises again. It'll happen, fads always run in a circle.

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#44  Edited By sopranosfan

The problem with most is that there are a lot more supplied than there is demand for them like many other things in life. Every mall and flea market had a dozen vendors selling those things during their high point so even the moderately rare ones are going to have to have a major resurgence to be worth much. If a bunch of people give them to their kids or throw them away then they may and I emphasize may be worth something in the future. Things that are hugely popular when they are for sale rarely become true collectors items and that is the same with games which is why Mario Games aren't worth that much and rare niche titles become valuable over time. However if there is a major turnaround in the market and if he has rare ones(which I am assuming he will with 3000) then they will probably be worth quite a bit but I wouldn't count on the other 2500 being worth more than $1-2 even if there is a resurgence. But I personally don't think there will be a resurgance because as soon as one began the market would probably be flooded by the people trying to unload the older ones almost immediately flooding and killing he resurgance.

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#45  Edited By Kyreo

I imagine a nice chunk of change.

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#46  Edited By subject2change

Beanie Babies are close to worthless. They were mass produced for the most part and only some of the originals may be worth something.

I have "Nuts" the Squirrel in my bookshelf, just because I am a fan of Squirrels and had about 60 of em them as a kid. My sister and I have them all bagged up for the most part, she has a few out still in her room. I just took that one with me when I moved.

Laser Discs, similar situation for the most part no one wants a dead format unless they are a collector. There is no way to price these things, it comes down to what you value it at and they value it at.

The Ball unless it gets a COA, is not that valuable, your father's word is not proof that it is real.

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#47  Edited By jakob187

I've got a couple nickels and a few bottlecaps that I can offer up for them.

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#48  Edited By ThatFrood

In the future, when nuclear fallout decimates most of the United States and Beanie Babies are used as currency, they will be worth a lot. Trust me.

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#49  Edited By MysteriousBob

@ThatFrood said:

In the future, when nuclear fallout decimates most of the United States and Beanie Babies are used as currency, they will be worth a lot. Trust me.

@jakob187 said:

I've got a couple nickels and a few bottlecaps that I can offer up for them.

Sorry, just thought it was funny that these two comments run together.

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#50  Edited By NickL

@tunaburn said:

you can tear them apart and fill a kiddy pool with the beanie beads inside. then swim in a pool of beanie baby guts.

This is the best idea EVER