Karen Boeker is a recognized and respected member of the Beanie community as an educator, counterfeit expert, researcher, co-editor of Beanie books, and analyzer of values.
Karen’s vast experience stems from having collected since Day 1 in 1994, to being creator and moderator of several Beanie Baby news and forum sites. She has written in depth informational articles over the years, on all things Ty. She has worked closely and been a protégé of Becky Estenssoro’s authentication service for more than 20 years.
When research is needed, Karen is one of the ‘go-to’ people, and has been interviewed by Vice, Business Insider, The Houston Chronicle and an upcoming HBO documentary. She has appraised collections for USAA, State Farm, AIG and other insurance companies.
Her main passion continues to be educating collectors about counterfeits, the tampering and altering of beanies and their tags. Karen is an asset to the world of Beanies and all who visit it.