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Why do collectors collect?
Aug 10, 2023

Why do collectors collect?

Some are in it for the money, some are in it just for the stuff. We talk Beanie Babies with collectibles expert Harry Rinker. Plus, deadly wildfires burn across Maui.

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Why the Beanie Baby bubble burst

According to the "Beanie Meanie," a collectibles and antiques expert who was skeptical of the craze all along.
At the height of the Beanie Baby craze, people were making average profits of 500%. Then, as with all investment bubbles, came a crash.
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The team

Leanna Byrne Host, BBC
Kelly Silvera Executive Producer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer
Jordan Mangi Digital Producer
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Nick Esposito Media Producer
James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC
Olie D'Albertanson Producer, BBC