15. Beanie Baby Disaster
While they are filled with beans and made to look like innocent animals, Beanie Babies were too often the site of turmoil. In the 1990s, the Beanie Baby craze was at its height. Now, most Beanie Babies are on the market for much less than what collectors originally paid for them.
One couple took the craze very seriously. In 1999, Frances and Harold Mountain were in the midst of a divorce settlement. One of the last holdouts was their Beanie Baby collection. Unable to amicably divide their collection valued at $2,500-$5,000 in 1999, the couple was ordered to come into family court to divide the collection under supervision of a judge.