produce a number of items to help and inform collectors of Beanie Baby
trading cards. These items included a book, binder, 9 hole card pages,
storage case and rigid card protectors.
The Official Guide to
Beanie Babies Collector's Cards 1st edition book covering
Series I and II. This 192 page paperback guide tells you
about the lingo used in card collecting, how to tell the
difference between the cards and the inside secrets on
which cards are the most difficult to find.
3 ring binders are a great way to store your Beanie card
collection. Each binder is about the right size to hold
a full collection of one series of cards. They came with
5 9 hole pages in them and packs of 50 additional pages
Each page has the Ty logo on. The binder is the regular
size 9" x 12" with a 1 1/2" spine. They were
introduced soon after the release of the Series 1 cards.
1999 Ty also provided some hard or rigid card protectors,
also with the logo on. They came in packs of 25.
And of course you need somewhere to store those card in
the protectors, so in mid 1999 Ty also produced a storage
box which comes in snazzy Ty-lite plastic and has a front
locking clasp. The Ty BBOC logo is on the top and can store
about 110 cards in the protectors or about 350 unprotected
Collector's Tip - When
using the hard card protectors, put them in a soft sleeve
first. These are also sometimes called penny sleeves, because
they cost about 1 cent each. The hard protectors can scratch
the cards very easily, so the soft sleeves prevent this