An authenticated Ty Beanie Baby, Derby the Fine Mane horse, sold for $399 on eBay on July 16, 2016. The Beanie had a 3rd generation heart tag and a 1st generation black and white tush tag. It had been authenticated by Becky’s True Blue Beans and was described as “MWMT – Museum Quality – Absolutely Magnificent Beanie – Ultra Rare!”
Derby the horse was first introduced on June 3, 1995 with no star on its head and a fine mane. This version is the rarest of all.
Later that year, the mane was changed to a coarse mane since the fine mane tended to unravel. Both manes are made of yarn but the fine mane is a thinner yarn and it is denser than the coarse mane. In December of 1998, a white star was added to Derby’s forehead. Then in January 1999, the mane changed to fuzzy. Derby retired on
December 31, 1995.