During the 1980s, Xavier Roberts’ unique Cabbage Patch kids erupted into immediate popularity. Before he struck his claim to fame though, he had relatively humble beginnings. The idea behind Cabbage Patch Kids was inspired by an old German fabric technique called “needle molding”. Using this technique, he began creating dolls that he called Little People Originals.
Xavier took his hand crafted dolls to various art shows in different locations until eventually Atlanta Weekly Magazine picked up his story. The growing success of the dolls was later documented through both The Wall street Journal and Newsweek.
After signing contract with Appalachian Artworks, Inc. in 1982, Xavier changed the name of his dolls to Cabbage Patch Kids. It didn’t take long for these unique toys to start flying off the shelves. The dolls he created were all distinctly recognizable by their original features and fabrications. Cabbage Patch Kids came in varying ethnicities and were targeted at both girl and boy audiences. But how popular are these dolls now? If you are a collector who took good care of your dolls from the 80s, you might be able to get up to a few thousand dollars for your Cabbage Patch Kid.
Top 10 Most Valuable Cabbage Patch Kids In 2023
Which Cabbage Patch Kids are the most valuable in 2023? Let’s find out.
1. James Dudley – $3,000
James Dudley is one of the original dolls from 1985. He has blond hair, blue eyes and wears a red and blue sports jersey with the number 31 on the front. He also has matching blue and white shoes and like all Cabbage Patch kids, comes with official adoption papers. There’s also a signature on the rear.
And don’t be fooled by his seemingly ordinary name; depending on the condition, he can easily fetch upwards of $3,000 in an auction.
2. Teresa Ann – $2,000
Teresa Ann is one of several red-headed dolls in the lineup. Known for her ginger pigtails, she has been featured in a number of different outfits, which have made her a favorite amongst many collectors. Some have even dressed her in homemade or third-party clothes.
For her to fetch the highest price, however, she must have her original pink dress. Not only that, but her box and birth certificate must also be intact. In April 2021, one of these dolls sold for $2,000 on eBay.
3. Barry Fritz – $1,500
Barry Fitch is the first Cabbage Patch Kid to have ever been created. In fact, it was designed before the company even launched. This makes him one of a kind, which boosts his value on the collector’s market.
Appearance-wise, he has dark curly hair and wears a pair of red overalls with vertical yellow stripes. And depending on the condition, he can go anywhere from $1,000 to $2,000 at auction—as long as he’s certified to be authentic. Even if his clothes are not original, he usually fetches a high price due to his rarity and prestige
4. Yvonne Millie – $800 to $1,000
Yvonne Millie wears a lacy sundress with white socks and shoes. Originally released in 1985, there aren’t too many of her in circulation, which drives up the price when she shows up at auction. For example, she usually goes for $800 to $1,000, assuming that she’s in good condition.
The price will go down if there is any visible wear and tear on her clothes or body and will drop further if the original box is not included (even a damaged box will make the doll a lot more valuable).
5. Felicia Francis – $850
Felicia Francis was originally released in 1979 and was a hit among kids—mainly due to her long, blonde hair, which could be brushed and braided. Not only does she have bright blue eyes, but she also wears a baby blue apron and matching bloomers, both of which makes her easily recognizable.
Assuming that she’s in good condition, she can fetch upwards of $850. Not only that, but the figure is also dependent on whether or not she comes with her original box and birth certificate, the latter of which comes pinned to her outfit.
6. Anne Greta – $800
The Anne Greta Cabbage Patch Kid came out in 1989. If anything, she’s one of only a few from that year to have a following decades later. Known for her strawberry blonde hair, she has bright blue eyes and wears a plaited skirt, the latter of which points to her potential Scottish heritage.
While her resale value rarely goes up into the quadruple digits, she’s still valuable to many collectors—even if she doesn’t come with the original box. Of course, the price will be higher if it’s included (that and her original birth certificate).
7. Andrew Blair – $700
Andrew Blair is different from the other Cabbage Patch Kids on our list in that he’s a baby (as opposed to an infant or toddler). As such, he comes with fewer accessories like ribbons and bows. Not only that, but he also doesn’t have any hair, which makes sense given his age.
Still, he can be worth a pretty penny at auction—upwards of $700 depending on the condition. This is especially true if he comes with his original scarf and jacket, as well as his birth certificate and box.
8. Adam Gregory – $600
Adam Gregory was released in 1979, making him one of the oldest Cabbage Patch Kids. A young infant, he has dark brown eyes and wears a white shirt. Given his age, there aren’t many still in circulation, which makes him more valuable to collectors.
At an auction, he can fetch up to $600 if he comes with his original box, clothes, and birth certificate. Even if he’s wearing third-party clothes, it’s still possible to get a few hundred dollars due to his rarity.
9. Roddy Cyrano – $500
Roddy Cyrano is unique in that he’s one of only a few Cabbage Patch Kids to show his knees. Known for his curly blonde hair, he wears a red hat and a pair of navy blue overalls, the latter of which comes with his birth certificate.
Even without his original box, he can go for upwards of $300. With the box and birth certificate, however, his auction price is much higher—usually around the $500 range. And the fact that there aren’t many in circulation only makes him that much harder to get.
10. Zora Mae – $100
Zora Mae is worth 2-3 times more than the average Cabbage Patch doll, even though she was made in 1992. This has to do with the fact that she was created to celebrate the brand’s 10th anniversary. And like all special edition toys, she had a small, limited run, which makes her much harder to get.
Appearance-wise, she has long, blonde hair and blue eyes and comes with a limited-edition pink floral dress, sun hat, and matching pink booties. With the original box and birth certificate, she can fetch upwards of $100, sometimes more, depending on the condition.