How much of your money did you spend on Beanie Babies? Be honest. More than you'd like to admit right?
As much as a lot of us loved our Beanie Babies, there was a limit. Sure, I put my favorites in plastic boxes to keep them from getting dust on them, and okay, of course I put on a tag protector, I'm not a monster. But if even that sounds excessive to you, then boy, are you unprepared for what's coming up.
People put a lot of effort into their Beanie Baby collections in the 90s. I mean, we were all believers of that crazy lie that claimed that Beanie Babies were going to be worth a large amount of money, but some people took it to the next level. You may have thought that you were going all out, but apparently we didn't hit the peak levels of obsession.
So anytime you get embarrassed by your Beanie Baby obsession, I want you to remember these people:
Beanie Babies in Divorce Court
This is perhaps the most 90s thing to have ever happened. This photo shows a couple who were in divorce court trying to split up their assets, including their Beanie Baby collection that was valued between $2,500 - $5,000 at the time.
Apparently Maple Bear was the first to be chosen, but you can see a bunch of the familiar Beanie Babies in there, and even a few repeats of the popular ones.
Looking back now, I wonder if that couple thinks that it was work it.
Beanie Babies Bankruptcy
Chris Robinson thought his Beanie Baby collection would pay for his children's college tuition, instead his collection still sits in his garage, rendered mostly worthless.
Robinson started collecting Beanie Babies when they started coming out, and spent over $100,000 on the toys. He had hoped their value would increase to the point that he could pay for his children to go to college but instead it bankrupted him.
The problem wasn't that they purchased so many, but instead that they didn't sell them before the values plummeted. Now, even his "extremely rare" Beanie Babies would sell for only a few dollars on eBay.
He is holding onto his collection though, in hopes that one day their values skyrocket back up. Good luck!