There's really no set guide to determining the value of any given Cabbage Patch Kids doll. Some of the rarest vintage CPK dolls can be worth a lot of money, while others may still sell for their initial retail price. Though not all vintage Cabbage Patch Dolls are worth very much, there are a few rare exceptions to keep an eye out for the next time you're cleaning out your attic. Ironically, some of the most valuable Cabbage Patch Dolls weren't sold under their now-famous name.
Back in 1978 when Cabbage Patch creator Xavier Roberts first began selling his dolls, he made each one by hand. Dubbed "Little People," each doll had a soft cloth head and was signed by the creator himself. These days, Little People can bring in hundreds of dollars due to their rare nature. Among the most expensive dolls from the Cabbage Patch Kids line seem to be those released in the first few years after 1982. This was when the brand was officially renamed 'Cabbage Patch Kids,' as the dolls began to be mass produced. Both vintage Cabbage Patch Kids sold in other countries and those still in their original packaging seem to sell particularly well. Here you'll find some of the dolls which have sold for the most money on eBay to help you get an idea of which dolls tend to be worth the most.
Sold For: $1,544.89
This vintage Little People Doll from 1979 is hand signed by Xavier Roberts sold for over $1,500 even in used condition. His tag identifies him as Barry Fritz and the fact that his clothes aren't original doesn't seem to have brought down his value.
Sold For: $900.00
This little lady from 1985 is named Yvonne Mellie, accorded to her included, unopened birth certificate. Since she's in mint condition, she was able to bring in close to $1000. Also interesting is that even though her box is not in great condition, the fact that she was still sold with it may have helped her pull in a higher price.
Sold For: $850.00
Meet Felicia Frances, a 1979 Xavier Roberts original. Kept in a doll cabinet for most of her life, her excellent condition was able to make her both rare and valuable.
Sold For: $750.00
This little lady is from the La Princess collection and was born in 1985. Though not much was said about her on her listing, she still managed to bring in a great price, even without her papers of box.