Significant People in Beanie Baby History
Beanie Babies and other Ty product lines might never have become as popular as they are without a dedicated base of entrepreneurs who took on the difficult mission of introducing Beanie Babies to the world. This small group of collectors and self-made Beanie Baby experts piloted the USA into a Beany Babies frenzy that still reverberates today, 28 years later.
They accomplished this feat by starting Internet information sites; writing and publishing books & magazines about Beanie Babies and other Ty products; periodically published value guides, formed Ty collectors' clubs, guested on radio shows, and some even toured the country to attend various Beanie Babies conventions, shows and expos. I congratulate these enterprising women and men who were truly the first social media influencers long before the existence of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or even MySpace.
Les & Sue Fox
Mary Beth Sobolewski
Sara Nelson (AKA Beaniemom)