Beanie Baby Dolls
Beanie Babies started producing in 1993 and went into full production in 1994. They had no real popularity before second half of 1995. In 1996 “Miniature Beanies were released with McDonald’s Happy Meals. Everyone even mommy and daddy had them. Their popularity got a chance to the point that even immigrants from the U.S. were peddling Beanie Babies at swap meets. At the beginning of the fad they were on the market for ten times what these were purchased for at stores.
Beanie Babies from 1996 to 1999 were being purchased by collectors for resale and it reached the point where these folks were no longer a priceless commodity to have a good return by using an investment in them. By December 31st 1999 Ty needed to shut down their production as a result of over-saturation of which on the resale market. Nobody wanted them anymore. At the height on the their popularity 10% of eBay sales were, “Beanie Babies”.
Jan. 2nd 2000 Ty cranked up production of Beanie Babies again couple of days after they stopped production. Some the restart was on account of demand and others the restart was caused by an economic strategy by Ty. I can say safely that the second-hand market was flooded with Beanie Babies to the level they couldn’t get away, “not in case you begged a person to take them”. Ty restarting production Jan. 2nd of 2000, a couple of days after they ceased production is at limited quantities so people could hardly put them for sale the same day they purchased them and saturate the second-hand market to the stage of value collapse.
Beanie Baby Common Cards
* 1st Edition, Series 1 November 1998
* 1st Edition, Series 2 March 1999
* 2nd Edition, Series 3 July 1999
* 2nd Edition, Series 4 November 1999
Beanie Baby Cards failed to appear until November 1998 and were dead on arrival until early 1999 if this was announced that this cards were being retired. After they were retired the residual inventory of these sold out quickly. After the announcement of which being retired which brought about a quick sellout Ty released the series 2 cards in March of 1999.
Beanie Babies Cards edition 1 Series 1 had 504,000 boxes produced at their beginning Nov. 1998 and also the cards weren’t that great looking. They were just pictures layered on pictures that was old technology. In 1994 the sports card industry were producing trading cards that went at night simply design being made by Ty. My guess is this fact is why Ty trading cards died about the shelve until of course these people were retired.
594,000 boxes with the 1st edition series 2 were produced and released in March of 1999 and sold-out before they hit retailer store shelves. The cards that did hit the retailer shelves had purchase limitations about them and higher prices. The 1st edition series 1 cards were poorly designed within the cheap and still have no appeal and you’ll see within the 1st edition series 2 cards exactly the same poor design quality was kept as a result of popularity on the physical dolls.
In July of 1999 the other edition series 3 cards were released. 751,332 boxes were released. The graphics were updated plus much more pleasing to your eye. This number of cards is very pleasing on the eye and a lot likely has to be more desirable card towards the average collector. If you’re looking at design quality the next edition series 3 cards are in which you want to be. The backgrounds usually are not so blurred out as well as the text is 3D outlined. Series 1 and a couple are a great disappointment as to your design technology being manufactured in sports and comic cards in the other half of the 1990’s.
November of 1999 saw the very last release of Beanie Baby trading cards. The 2nd edition series 4 released 620,000 boxes of cards in to the public. These cards continued with exactly the same design quality as the next edition series 3 cards. As stated above in December 1999 Ty announced the end in the Beanie Baby dolls and knowning that came the end with the cards too. Even though Ty did produce limited quantities of Beanie Babies in Jan. of 2000 they to this day haven’t ever came back.
Beanie Baby cards still might be gotten for $1.00 to $5.00 apiece on eBay, Ecrater and also other card marketplaces depending about the seller. These cards are certainly undervalued because of the deficiency of desirability which was caused by the over output of Beanie Baby dolls. At the time of this information going on eBay to get these cards will produce a small number of results for each one card wanted. You would expect to discover hundreds upon hundreds of these credit cards on eBay from your variety of sellers but that is just not the way it is. Either people threw in the towel on trying to sell them they have or they just do not have any to offer?
These cards, all series were only produced for a year. November 1998 though November 1999 would it be for all past and provides Beanie Babies animals. Sports cards, Comic book cards will surely have each player or character produced each and every year for many years. Not that path for Beanie Babies. These cards really are a one year only production collectible connected with an extremely popular Ty product. There are many small trading card sets within the second hand market that have been only produced on one occasion and because of not enough popularity they get no play.
Will these Beanie Baby cards ever get to the popularity on the dolls that made them possible? If I was required to speculate about this I would say prepaid credit cards will at some point come close towards the popularity the dolls have. Will it occur in my life time? As for anything collectible this question can not be answered. Popularity is a thing that happens from the thought of every individual person multiplied into many. The only realistic thought that could be formulated is dependant on past collectible waste popularity which have gained today’s popularity and this a day from the future will recognize these trading cards to be a picture of an past popular item that will bring value on the cards when they’re recognized.