Series 1 cards where released in early November 1998. These cards actually were shelve
sitters! Can you believe that! In early 1999 Ty announced the retirement of the cards and suddenly everyone
wanted these cards! After that they sold out quick!
Total number of cases: 84,000
Total number of Boxes: 504,000
Total number of Packs: 12,096,000
Total number of Cards: 96,768,000
Autographed cards: 296
Original 9 cards: 103,200
Retired cards: 1729862
Birthday/Rookie cards: 6,054516
Each package of
Series 1 cards contains: 8 trading cards, 1 Beanie Baby Puzzle Card, and
a checklist. Series 1 cards are broken up into 4 categories: Common
Cards, the Birthday/Rookie Cards, the Retired Cards and the Original 9
Ty warner himself signed one of each of the 149 cards in the series in gold. This
each of the different color foil levels in the Birthday/Rookie, Retired and Original 9 cards. This means there
are a total of 296 Ty Signed Cards in Series 1. Each card is numbered in gold 1/1. The odds of getting one of
these cards is 1 in 41,000 Packs.
These are images of the checklist that comes in each package of Series
Original 9 -
These are the rarest cards in Series 1, with the exception of a Ty Signed Card.
They are card numbers 1 - 9. Each card has a picture of an original 9 Beanie
Baby printed on a transparent card. The odds of finding one of these cards
are 1 in 117 packs!
front of these cards have a foil stamp that says 'Oringal 9.' This foil
stamp can be one of 4 colors, the color determines its rarity. Red
Stamp cards are the most common, followed by Blue, Silver and the almost
impossible Gold Stamped Cards.
has its production run number printed on the side, it will say what card
it is out of how many. Example: 0452/2700
to rumor,I have not seen any, some blue cards left the factory without
table lists how many of each card were made:
are 15 retired cards in Series 1, these make up cards #10-24. The odds
of finding one of there are 1 in 7 packs. The front of each card shows
a retired beanie and a holographic foil background. The back of each card
shows the beanies issue and retirement date, their poem and a 'Little Known
the front of the cards there is a round foil stamp that says RETIRED and
the date the beanie retired. The color of this stamp determines the cards
rarity. Like the Original 9 cards the most common color is Red, followed
by Blue, Silver and Gold. The Gold cards are the only Retired Cards that
are numbered, there are 150 Gold cards each numbered X/150. This makes
the lower numbers more rare.
are 25 of these cards, they make up cards 25 - 49. The odds of getting
one of these cards are 1 in every 2 packs. These cards follow the Retired
Cards in regards to color catagories. Each card has the Beanies name in
foil, the color of the foil again determines the rarity. Red being the
most common, followed by Blue, Silver and 150 gold cards.
you see with the Bessie card below, the name is considered Red. Red cards
start off red and fade into gold, and Blue cards start off Blue and fade
into silver. The Silver cards and Gold cards are solid in color.
7 of these cards
also say ROOKIE in Gold Foil on them, these cards are Ants, Clubby, Erin,
Fetch, Fortune, Glory and Princess. There are no other differences between
Birthday and Rookie cards.
The odds of getting
a Red card are 1 in 3 packs, Blue is 1 in 6 packs, Silver is 1 in 24 packs
and Gold is just plain rare!
are 100 common cards, they are numbered 50 - 149. These cards do not have
color levels however, some of these cards are considered harder to find
than others: VHTF - Bumble, Caw, Digger, Flutter, Garcia, Happy, Libearty,
Peanut, Rex, Seamore, Sting, Stripes, All of the Teddies and Zip.
HTF - Bones, Coral, Magic, Manny, Righty, Sparky .
pack of Series 1 cards includes one of 8 different Puzzle Cards. Each card
has a colorful twosided image. The cards have the following Titles:
'Born to be wild', It's A Dogs Life', 'Tropical Heat Wave','The Original
Nine', 'Star Spangled Beanies', 'Winter Beanie Wonderland','The Faces of
Teddy'. and the last card has no writting one side is a jungle scene with
a bunch of the Beanies and the other side is all the Dogs together.
The side with all the dogs also includes a picture of Ty Warners own dog
Slider Cards -
Series 1 box contains what is known as a 'Box Topper'. In Series 1 these
are Slider Cards, each card shows a scene on a 5 x 7 card. The scene on
the card appears at first in black and white until you pull the tab at
the bottom of the card and it slides down to show the same scene in color.
There are 8 different slider cards.
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