Value of a Cabbage Patch Doll?

I've had this CPD for a long time now. I just don't have a birth certificate or box for it. But it does have its original clothing. It honestly just popped out of nowhere. It's in pretty good condition and I can clean it if I find somewhere to sell it. I tried Googling information, but I figured this could be more helpful. Thank you in advance for your advice.


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February 24, 20200 found this helpful

There are a lot of these dolls on the market. The best ones in boxes and never opened got between $10 and $25 . You could try to sell her at a yard sale for a better price to save on shipping cost!

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February 24, 20200 found this helpful

People are trying hard to sell them. The ones that seem to sell the best are still in the boxes not opened. You may be able to get around $10 for this doll the way it is.

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February 25, 20200 found this helpful

I just checked out different selling sites, Ebay says you can get a couple thousand for it. The one on there has the exact label as the one your showing! Also the one with the Xavier Roberts signature on the cheeckies will be worth the most! So try che ki g out different selling sites, Good Luck!

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February 25, 20200 found this helpful

You have one of the Cabbage Patch Appalachian 1978 1982 dolls that are very common in the resale market, at least from what I can see from the zoom.

Just to verify--is the signature printed (not an actual magic marker signature--you can usually feel the difference as the printed ones have a bit of a slick feel to them and the actual ones don't).

Does the doll have her tongue sticking out or is she showing a tooth?

Are you positive that is her original dress? While it is a CPK dress,to increase value it ineeds to be the original dress and shoes.

Do you have the box and the birth certificate? Those add a few bucks in the resale market.

It used to be the red haired yarn dolls had a higher resell value than the others, but that is not longer the case and the market for all but a few CPK is pretty low.

As is (if she is without the box, no certificate and unsure about original dress and shoes) your gal could fetch $10- $20 with shipping paid by the buyer. This is based on eBay solds.

When valuing CPK on eBay use the sold listings only. Be sure to find the closest match to yours as you can. You most likely will not find an exact look for as close as you can with hair style, color, eye color, and expression.

When filtering solds, I can almost guarantee you you will see a few crazy high values. Too high. Dream $500 and up high.

IGNORE THESE. Seriously. What these are in probably 99 of 100 cases is either money laundering situations (a common problem in eBay with collectibles) or you are seeing a situation where click bait writers have wrote a story that something (in this case CPK) are worth tons of money and eBay solds are the proof.

THEY--the click bait writers are CREATING this proof on eBay by setting up auctions using stock photos of the dolls and then having having their friends or co-workers shill bid up their auctions so it looks like the pieces are worth a lot.

Why do they do this? They--the click bait writers get paid by the click when people read their stories--so if they sell a story that CPK are getting hundreds on eBay, they have to create the evidence that this is so, so they create their own story evidence. It is so dishonest, but happens every day. There was a very similar scam going on this same line with Corningware. People are terrible.

So when you filter the solds, TOSS the super high values and the super low values and look in the middle. You will see most CPK (there are some rare ones, but they have different features, like braces, their tongue is sticking out, etc.) are still selling and when they do they sell in the $10 to $20 range.

My best guidance having sold lots of these in my day is to do a 7 day auction, run it Sunday morning to Sunday morning, start it at $19.99 and see if it goes up (buyer pays shipping).

If it doesn't sell, then do the good until cancelled at $25 and take best offer, which will probably be between $15 and $20.

Hint for online sales if you are not experienced in the shipping part--get this doll packaged for mailing BEFORE you list her, so you can use the advanced eBay seller tool to enter the box size and weight.

The box is going to need to be big enough to leave 2 inches of padding all around so it is critical to know the box size and weight fully packed so you don't lose money on shipping.

NEVER let eBay calculate shipping for you. 9 out of 10 times it is WRONG!

Thanks for sharing your doll!

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March 8, 20200 found this helpful

as a rule whatever value a doll might have (already not much) is vastly reduced by a lack of box/papers. I would hazard this doll is pretty much worth nothing- maybe $3 at a yard sale

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