My mother had collected Beanie Babies for six or seven years, she had thousands of the things. All of them in little plastic boxes etc etc... Then one day out of the blue she decided to get rid of them. She called me up to help her take them to the State Reciving Home (orphanage) so they could be handed out as holiday gifts to the children. It took three trips with a pick up to get them their. I think it was the sweetest thing she has ever done.
Have you seen some of the people that collect Beanie Babies? A batch of new Beanie Babies is released and they buy up as many as they can. Some will spend thousands on them. It's artificial collectors market, the company makes as many as they think they can sell. The price is driven up by people hording them and dealers who will buy thousands and "sit" on them till the price gose up.
"When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking." - Arthur Conan Doyle