An authenticated Cubbie the bear Beanie Baby sold on Ebay on January 8, 2011 for $299. The bear had a 1st generation heart tag. True Blue Beans had authenticated the bear and noted that it had a “Rare Korean 4-Line Tush Tag” and described it as “a gorgeous Beanie.” Though the seller did not describe the condition of the tag, the photos gave the impression that it was mint or near mint. Cubbie the bear was introduced on January 8 1994 and retired on December 31, 1997. It was produced with a first through fifth generation heart tag.