An authenticated Ty #1 Bear Beanie Baby sold on eBay for $2,499.99 on December 25, 2012. Becky's True Blue Beans had authenticated the Beanie and described it as, "MWMT- MQ. Absolutely Magnificent &Ultra Rare Beanie!" The heart tag was signed by Ty Warner and was numbered 158 out of 253.
The price this Beanie sold for was a big jump from a November 2012 eBay sale when a similar Beanie numbered #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!