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Value of Vintage Cabbage Patch Kid?

I have a Cabbage Patch Kid doll from 1976-1982. It's a vintage collectors blue eyed bald baby doll with birth certificate, very rare. How much is it worth?

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Cabbage Patch Kids were the brainchildren of Xavier Roberts, who originally sold the hand-crafted "Little People" though his nascent corporation, Original Appalachian Artworks, with the help of four other artists. In 1976, Xavier Roberts met Martha Nelson Thomas at a craft fair. As a 21 year old art student, Xavier Roberts rediscovers "needle molding" a German technique for fabric sculpture from the early 1800s. Combining his interest in sculpture with the quilting skills passed down from his mother, Xavier creates his first soft-sculptures. He asked Martha Nelson Thomas to supply him with dolls to sell in Georgia, where he lived and worked Thomas briefly let him sell her Doll Babies, but stopped. Thomas sued Roberts and won an undisclosed amount after the case was settled out of court. Roberts traveled from state to state in the southeastern United States attending craft fairs and folk art exhibitions. At them, he began selling these Chinese crafted dolls. Roberts created his own version in 1978 (source "Custody fight over Cabbage Patch dolls". Christian Science Monitor. 1983-12-12. Retrieved 2020-04-17.) He won awards for his work, including a first-place ribbon for a doll named Dexter at the Osceola Craft Show in Florida in 1978. Roberts sold the license to Coleco in 1982 and when Cabbage Patch Kids made their debut in 1983, they became the most popular toy fad of the year, and one of the most popular in all of the '80s.

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You can read the story here cabbagepatchkids.com/.../our-history

You have described your doll as a "blue eyed bald baby doll". Here is a doll similar to your description: Cabbage Patch Kid Baby Boy Bald No Hair Blue Eyes, but this is a 1985 doll (the license was already sold to Coleco at the time), price $ 24.99 www.ebay.com/.../133804100965. Another Cabbage Patch Kid Baby Doll Boy Bald Blue Eyes Signed Coleco 1985 Soft Body www.ebay.com/.../284391010113, priced at $ 15.99 (originally priced at $ 19.99).
I found 1978, 1982 ORIGINAL APPALACHIAN ARTWORKS CABBAGE PATCH KIDS www.worthpoint.com/.../vintage-1978-1982-original-1837485031
Since you indicate the year 1976, 1982, a small number of such dolls (Original Appalachian Artworks) were produced during this period, so this is a really rare doll and its price should be higher? maybe $50. "The very first Cabbage Patch Kids (called Little People) had soft bodies and large thumbs. Later versions had plastic bodies and regular sized digits. Older dolls also had woollen hair as opposed to the synthetic strands on newer versions. And not all of them are worth hundreds of dollars but some definitely are." www.bhg.com.au/how-much-is-your-cabbage-patch-doll...

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It is also important to know what condition your doll is in. A photograph would really help determine the price more accurately. Try to auction your doll.

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July 14, 20210 found this helpful

Unless it is a signed Xavier Roberts doll, it is not worth much. If it is, it could be worth thousands.

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July 14, 20210 found this helpful

Can you post a photo including the signature on the butt? A copy of the certificate will help too.

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Do you have the box? Seeing what you have is the only way to help give accurate values. Thanks!

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July 19, 20210 found this helpful

There is no way to do research without a picture and a date as these dolls usually had a specific date/year not a range of dates.
Without more information I can only suggest you check some of these dolls to see if you can find the one you are looking for.
www.google.com/search?q=cabbage+patch+kid+blue+eyed...

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