An authenticated Ty Violet Employee Beanie Baby with a Red Ribbon sold on eBay for $3,499.99 on January 2, 2013. The item was purchased through eBay's buy it now option.
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. According to the seller, "It is the only Ty Beanie Baby that has ever been produced without a Hang Tag. " The beanie was described as "Mint," and "Flawless." The Tush Tag was Red & White and dated 1993.