Presidential Cabbage Patch Dolls
Presidential Cabbage Patch Dolls Charity Auction
There have been two sets of brand-new, one-of-a-kind Cabbage Patch Kids Dolls created recently that represent members of the U.S. government and were auctioned for charity.
In 2012, the dolls represented President Candidate Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney and Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan. All proceeds from the eBay auction of these dolls went towards Rock the Vote, a non-partisan, non-profit organization.
In 2008, Cabbage Patch created dolls in the forms of the Presidential Candidates - Joe Biden, John McCain, Barack Obama and Sarah Palin. All proceeds from the eBay auction of these dolls went to Marine Toys For Tots, a charity group of the U.S. Marine Corps that collects toys for needy kids.
On this page learn a bit more about the dolls, check out what they looked like and find out what some of them sold for.
2012 Presidential Cabbage Patch Kid Dolls
Meet the 2012 Presidential Cabbage Patch Kid Dolls
Meet the 2012 Presidential Cabbage Patch Kid Dolls - President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney and Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan. It was President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden's second time being turned into a Cabbage Patch Kid.
2008 Presidential Cabbage Patch Kids
Meet the 2012 Presidential Candidates Cabbage Patch Kid Dolls
The 2008 Presidential Cabbage Patch dolls featured the U.S. 2008 Presidential candidates - Joe Biden, John McCain, Barack Obama and Sarah Palin. All proceeds from this eBay auction of these dolls went to Marine Toys For Tots, a charity group of the U.S. Marine Corps that collects toys for needy kids.
Toys for Tots gives to economically disadvantaged children through the gift of a new toy that they might not have received otherwise. Many of the gifts help with the educational, social and physical development of these children and include items like books, games and sports equipment.
It Was A Chance Own A Piece Of United States History!
The Cabbage Patch Kids Presidential Election Candidate Auctions
Aren't these Kids adorable? Right down to Sarah Palin's rimless eyeglasses, hairdoo, red suit and heels!
I was very excited about these eBay auctions and I am not even a U.S. citizen. (That is my disclaimer. If I have made any mistakes about these four candidates or the U.S. election, please, please let me know.) I just think the idea was fun, the dolls were amazing and the charity very worthwhile. For more details about the auction please read this page. The results of the auctions will appear below. One hundred percent of the proceeds from these 'Kids will go to charity.
"These four folks in particular seemed like the perfect candidates, if you will, to become one-of-a-kind Cabbage Patch Kids."
"We've had a great history with making celebrity look-alikes with these Kids. We've done everyone from Elvis to Donald Trump to Ellen DeGeneres and Oprah Winfrey." - Jakks Pacific Inc. spokeswoman Genna Rosenberg
Which Cabbage Patch Doll Is Your Favorite?
The results are in but here is what people thought before the auction closed.
Which Cabbage Patch Kid Do You Think Is Going To Earn (or Earned) The Most For Toys For Tots?
"While children aren't allowed to vote, a few lucky little ones can still pick -- and hug and kiss and squeeze -- their president." - FOXNews.com
How Much Do Expensive Cabbage Patch Kids Sell For?
Other than the Presidential Cabbage Patch Kids dolls, I wondered how much expensive "regular" dolls are and read about Emerald Nicole, a rare Xavier Roberts doll from about 1984. She has C Burgandy papers as that was what was available when she was first adopted. (They had used up all the B Red papers.) An interesting part of this doll's story is that she was placed on hold for one of the employees and then they didn't want her after all. By that point though, all the B Red papers were gone and so she was issued C Burgandy. This doll sold for $3,649 and a group of three 1979 dolls signed by Xavier Roberts sold for $3,900. They also had their original paperwork intact.
The eBay and Cabbage Patch Kid Fine Print
Each one of the 2008 candidate Cabbage Patch Kids dolls was custom produced for this auction and therefore did not come in standard store sealed packaging. It was issued in packaging that was specially created to keep the doll safe. Each doll is one-of-a-kind and another will NEVER be made!
These dolls are not suitable for young children as they contain small parts that could present a choking hazard. They were not really designed to be a toy, and at the prices in the auction, I assume that the purchaser will not ever play with the doll.
eBay prequalified bidders for this auction. That helped to ensure the validity and sincerity of those participating in the auction. To bid, you had to ask to be a prequalified bidder.
United States shipping was included in the price of these dolls.
We'd all agree that creating and auctioning these Cabbage Patch kids for charity is a good thing. But are they cute?
How Much Did the 2008 Presidential Campaign Cabbage Patch Kids Sell For?
Sarah Palin Sold for A Whopping $19,000!!!
Barack Obama Sold For $8,400
John McCain Sold $6,000
Joe Biden sold for $3,550
Who Purchased These Dolls?
Wondering what happened to the Barack Obama Cabbage Patch doll?
The winning bidder was a buyer who uses the eBay ID name "TCMLSALES" and which stands for The Computer Merchant, Ltd. I read that their plan was to have each of the dolls signed by the candidate and then to resell them for charity.
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