An authenticated Ty #1 Bear Beanie Baby sold on eBay for $1,500 on September 26, 2014. Peggy Gallagher had authenticated the Beanie and rated it as museum quality. The heart tag was signed by Ty Warner and was numbered 108 out of 253.
Back in November of 2012, this same Beanie Baby (#108) sold for $1,326.01.
The #1 Bear was issued on December 12, 1998 to Ty Sales Reps and is considered one of the most valuable Beanie Baby of all times!