My Personal Ty Beanie Baby Collection
This is my personal Ty Beanie Baby and Buddy collection. There are 332 Ty plush animals pictured, 299 of which are unique Ty Beanie bears. This photo was taken on November 11, 2010 and my collection is still growing. I also have thousands of Ty Beanie Baby Trading Cards that are not in the photo.
A large number of these Beanies reside in Holiday bins that are taken out and displayed throughout the year. We have displays for Valentine’s Day, our Anniversary, Easter, July 4th, Memorial Day, Summertime, Birthdays, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Beanie that started it all was the 1998 Holiday Teddy – I was hooked by the thrill of the hunt and the bell inside the Santa hat on that particular Beanie. My oldest Beanie is Chocolate the Moose from 1993, and my favorite one is Fuzz the Bear because he’s so soft. I must say though, Quackers the Duck and Daisy the Cow may also tie for first place because of how much of an impact they had on building a relationship with my husband while we were dating!
One unique fact about my collection is that I once had to sell it. Yup – I was forced to sell it when I moved to Boston in 1999 and couldn’t pay my rent one month. I sold it to my dear friend Andrew (for $800 if I remember correctly) who moved in with me not too long after that and eventually we got married. So technically, a large part of this collection belongs to Andrew! Ironic, eh?
Take a look through my entire collection on Flickr. Every piece of this collection (and my newest additions) have been photographed and posted in my photostream for reference.
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