Barbie debuted in 1959 at a toy fair. Thanks to Barbie founder Ruth Handler, anyone can buy the playroom staple today. But if you held on to some of the rarer dolls, you'll probably be able to make a profit from them, especially if they're in good condition. Quite a few popular Barbies are worth a staggering amount these days; the most expensive vintage Barbies can sell on eBay for thousands of dollars. Collectors spend a lot on the dolls – the more unique they are, the better.
So, take a look around your mom's garage to see if you threw any spare Barbies into a box. You may just have a valuable investment on your hands.
Stefano Canturi Barbie (2010): $302,000Video: YouTube
Modern Bride Barbie (1990): $15,900
Original Barbie (1959): $8,000
Queen Of The Prom Barbie (2001): $5,000
Twist 'N Turn Barbie (1966): $1,795
Marie Antoinette Barbie (2003): $1,299