It’s time to dust off those boxes of beanie babies you’ve had stored in your attic the last 15 years: One of those little critters could sell for over $100,000. Children of the ’90s, all your trips to KB Toys might not have been in vain!
Recently, a young couple in the U.K. found out that a beanie baby they purchased at a car boot sale for just £10 ($15 USD) could be worth a whopping £62,500 ($93,400 USD) on eBay. Why so valuable? The toy in question is one of only 100 “first edition” purple bears made to honor Princess Diana after she died in 1997 — a true rarity:
They confirmed that it was the extremely rare bear — handmade in Indonesia in 2007 with special pellets and wording on the tag that refers to the Princess of Wales Memorial Fund.
There was a poem as well, about Princess Diana: “Like an angel she came from heaven above; she shared her compassion, her pain, her love; she only stayed with us long enough to teach the world to share, to give, to reach.”