, #1 Employee Bear: Ty Beanie Babies – Love My Beanies

#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.

  • maddy chavez says:

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

  • Marybeth Moss says:

    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 says:

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

      • Mindi says:

        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.

      • Christina says:

        I have one that I’m listing on ebay right now. I have several pictures and it’s in mint condition from a smoke and pet free home. my ebay username currently is christinabiina and my email is qwikfitmamas@gmail.com

  • joanne sparkes says:

    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.

  • Cathy says:

    I have a number one beany baby bear. He is larger than the regular beany babies. He looks just like the red number one bear and has the TY tags.

    But unlike the first one this one came out in 2002 and is not signed.

    Does anyone know how much this one is worth.

  • Katie Bunce says:

    I got red #1 beanie but don’t no how much the worth in UK

  • Rozina Dossani says:

    I have a mint tag #1 Bear Buddy. How much is it worth?

  • Natosha Lasiter says:

    I have one of the big #1 bears and it says 2002 is it worth anything and if so how much and how do I sell

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