An authenticated Ty Violet Employee Beanie Baby with a Green Ribbon sold on eBay for $2,000 on April 4, 2013. The item was originally listed for $2,900 through eBay's buy it now option but a best offer was accepted. Becky's True Blue Beans had authenticated the Beanie and described it as, "Museum Quality. Magnificent Beanie Extremely Rare!"
The beanie did not have a Hang Tag. It is the only Ty Beanie Baby that was ever been produced without a Hang Tag. On September 13, 1997 employees and reps of Ty Inc. were given a new face violet Employee Bear at the Second Annual Appreciation Night. It is estimated that only 150 with red ribbons and 150 with green ribbons were given away. This is a highly counterfeited Beanie. Authentic Employee Beanie Babies should have a 1993 or 1995 red and white 2nd generation tush tag. Back in January of this year, an authenticated Ty Violet Employee Beanie Baby with a Red Ribbon sold for $3,499.99.