Value of a 1985 Cabbage Patch Doll?

A Cabbage Patch doll in the box wearing a grey sweatshirt with the number 31I have a 1985 Cabbage Patch doll with signed butt, original box, adoption papers, and original sales receipt. It has never been used. Waldo Bellamy doll. I am looking for the value.


The signature on a Cabbage Patch doll.
A Cabbage Patch doll.

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Not what you are hoping for. PBS Antique Show says trend or society chased after SOME DAY VALUE, usually means waiting a 100 years or more to see increase from what you bought. Often, it is much lower than what you bought. Value is when it becomes the small handful, still museum quality. Someone who has an original Barbie from the first molds, unopened...etc example. Just cause it was hard to get when you got it does not mean it has value. Ask your home owner insurance what you could insure it for in value. That tells you alot.

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Thank you. I had no expectations.

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Right now the online markets like eBay and Esty are flooded with dolls just like this. The average price a person has sold the dolls for ranges from $15-25. My daughter has a lot of these dolls and she found it a lot easier to just sell them at a swapmeet or at a garage sale.


She sold them all in a day and when a child sees them they are easier to sell than listing them online and hoping a person will buy them from you.

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Cabbage Patch dolls can fool you - some of even the more 'common' ones occasionally sell for $50-$100.
You never really know what brings this on but apparently the buyer has a special reason for wanting that particular doll.
Earlier Cabbage Patch dolls do not usually run like other dolls and some can be worth more. Of course, all dolls are still a slow selling item (most of the time).


eBay presently has over 2,000 1985 dolls listed for sale and asking prices are all over the place.
Sold listings are the only way to find current value.Check out the latest report.
If you check out eBay's sold listings you'll see a wide range of prices.

I did not find a Waldo Bellamy doll listed but since there were so many dolls made that is not unusual.
It does seem that boys and especially 'bald' babies do sell faster.

I would suggest you list him on local venues like Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace, offerup, letgo and any others you know of.
You can list him on several sites and start your price at $100 and wait a few weeks to see if anyone is interested. If not, lower the price.
You will need several good pictures or he may not sell. Check out some of the listings to see what type of pictures they show.


Be sure to check on shipping cost - do not guess.

Good luck - he's cute!

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Currently this commodity is oversubscribed though that may change in 10 years time

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So many dolls on the market, even Cabbage Patch dolls. You would be lucky to get $25 on eBay , and as low as $10. Maybe a yard/garage sale would bring you a better price when the buyer can see it up close and personal!

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