Thirteen first generation Ty Beanie Babies (with swing tags) recently sold on eBay from $175 to $795. Ty Beanie Babies with a first generation swing tag were only produced for a few months, from Early '94 to Mid '94. This was before anyone knew they would become a valued collectible. They were given to children who played with them and their hang tag was often removed and discarded. As a result, first generation Beanie Babies with their swing tag are very hard to find.
There are only 37 Ty Beanie Babies made with a 1st Generation Hang Tag. It is easy to identify a 1st generation hang tag because it is a single ply double-sided design and does not open like a book. All Beanie Babies that have a 1st generation hang tag also have a 1st generation black and white tush tag. Ty Beanie Babies, Brownie, Punchers, Patti (deep fuchsia) were only produced with a 1st generation heart tag.
Here is the list of recent sales on eBay:
- Old face Cranberry Teddy sold for $595.95
- Splash sold for $295
- Peking sold for $249
- Goldie sold for $200
- Happy sold for $200
- Speedy sold for $200
- Raspberry Patti sold for $500
- Pinchers sold for $349
- Punchers sold for $299
- Old face Violet sold for $175
- Old face Magenta Teddy sold for $175
- Old face Brown Teddy sold for $175
- Old face Teal Teddy sold for $175