Stop everything and rummage through your old toys, namely your Cabbage Patch Doll collection.
Yep, those cute-looking dolls from the 80s that smelled like baby powder and had creator, Xavier Roberts’ name etched on their butts, are now worth a pretty penny on eBay.
Head into any toy store and you’ll see the Cabbage Patch Dolls from our childhood live on. They still have unique double names, cute clothes, adorable hair, and a hefty price tag, but they don’t carry that same vintage charm as the dolls from the 80s.
And several buyers on eBay must feel the same level of nostalgia, as the vintage Cabbage Patch Dolls are a hot item for collectors (and for sellers looking to cash in on their old toys).
Cabbage Patch Doll craze!
Not all Cabbage Patch Dolls are treated equally, however. In 1976 Xavier Roberts designed his lovely doll collection but sold the rights to company Giant Coleco in 1982. Dolls made prior to the Coleco handover are worth the most and are extremely rare!
Blond-haired, freckled-faced, Robin Valerie, for example, is going for $5,500 USD. She is from the 1978 crop.
But even dolls made after this year are still worth a fair amount of money!
A quick search on eBay suggests that the dolls ‘born’ in 1985 are bringing in the big bucks including Beverly Glynnis, Mac Jamey, Ellis Bud, and Teresa Ann, all listed for $2,000. Of course, these dolls have never been played with and still come with their original box.
Even Cabbage Patch Dolls that are box-free can bring in around $125, but they must be in good nick, free of Sharpie Pen and spaghetti stains. So, if you’ve passed your beloved doll to your own kids, it’s probably too late to cash in.
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