In the '90s, many people bought a few (or a few dozen) valuable Beanie Babies, but trashed them all years later. However, quite a few Beanie Babies are worth a staggering amount of money now. If you tossed out your old toy box, there may be a few rare Beanie Babies you wish you still had.
There are a lot of collectable toys from the '90s worth some major coin these days. McDonald's and Burger King made some now-valuable toys, and millennial kids got super obsessed with Pokémon cards, but Beanie Babies epitomized the "gotta have it" collectibles craze. Toy brand TY would quickly discontinue popular models, encouraging collectors to hoard.
People are shelling out loads of cash for select high-value Beanie Babies. Take a look and see if you ever jammed one of these hot-commodity stuffed animals into a trash bag in your mom's attic. You might just end up richer than you think.
Maple The Special Olympics Bear: Around $5,000
Maple was the first TY Beanie Baby to be sold exclusively in one country. In this case, it was in Canada for the Special Olympics. Now, it goes for a little under $5,000.
Mac The Retired Beanie Baby: $2,600
Mac may have retired, but he still has the high asking price of $2,600.
Princess Diana Commemorative Bear: $22,222
Princess Diana left the world too soon, and now someone is going to purchase the Beanie Baby that memorializes her by shelling out over $20,000.
Cubbie The Grizzly Bear: $1,399
This Cubbie bear is a rare Beanie Baby with the original rectangular tag. It goes for a little less than $1,500.