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Behind every collector's obsession is a story. Hear the world's most passionate enthusiasts share surprising tales about their personal collections — and their unbreakable connections with them.

Aug 21, 2019

In the mid-1990s, Peggy Gallagher, a teacher from suburban Chicago, teamed up with her sister to become one of the world's first collectors of Beanie Babies — helping to spark a collecting craze that made toy manufacturer Ty Warner a billionaire. Hear Peggy's tales of speculation, authentication, and riding the Beanie bubble!

Peggy's Beanie Babies authentication site"The Great Beanie Baby Bubble" by Zac Bissonnette (source for Beanie Babies stats) • Opening theme: "Keepers" by Still Flyin' • Closing theme: "Slow Draw/Feeling In My Heart" by Eric Frisch • Additional music by Chad