#1 Employee Bear: Ty Beanie Babies


#1 Employee Bear
Style Number None
Swing Tag 5
Tush Tag 6
Serial Numbered #/253

 Value: Big Money


Notes: These are extremely rare. Serial Numbered to #/253 in addition to being autographed by Ty Warner on the inside of the swing tag. Distributed to top selling employees at the Ty Sales Conference in December 1998. The event was held December 11-14, 1998 at the Fairmount Hotel located in Chicago, IL.

Value: Very hard to find. One sold on May 1, 2013 for $1,200 by ebay seller keng205. It’s one of the highest priced Beanie Babies we’ve tracked on our Beanie Worth Money page. If you find one of these for sale, generally they are authenticated by a third party source like Peggy Gallagher, True Blue Beans or another respected source.

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joanne sparkes - 30 August, 2016

Hi, how do I go about authenticating my much loved #1 signed beanie bear? Here in the UK? I have a few I need to be authenticated.

    Love My Beanies - 3 September, 2016

    Getting it authenticated in the U.S would probably be impossible. Would need to send to the U.S.

Marybeth Moss - 26 January, 2016

I have a beanie baby #1 bear red with an #1 embroidered on his chest the hang tag says ty employee party oakbrook polo club September 26 1998 his tush tag has on it #1 bear 1999 is this bear worth anything on inside of hang tag its signed #1 bear ty signature he’s in perfect condition tags and everything are perfect. Thx for your time

    Anonymous - 2 March, 2017

    Are you selling the ty beanie babies bear??? Please get to me as soon as you can

      Mindi - 27 May, 2017

      Hi I just saw your interest in the #1 Bear, I have one in fantastic condition, please contact me if still interested in obtaining one.

maddy chavez - 27 February, 2015

Is the #1 Bear Beanie Buddy worth anything? I belive its larger than the one in the picture.

    Love My Beanies - 3 March, 2015

    Hello! The larger Beanie Buddy’s tend to sell for around $3-$5 online.

      Kristen - 14 October, 2015

      Hi is the big people employee bear worth anything

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