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Presidential Cabbage Patch Dolls

Updated on April 15, 2015

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

2012 Presidential Cabbage Patch Kid Dolls
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.

Sarah Palin Cabbage Patch Doll
Sarah Palin Cabbage Patch Doll

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

John McCain

John McCain Cabbage Patch Doll
John McCain Cabbage Patch Doll

Joe Biden

Joe Biden Cabbage Patch Doll
Joe Biden Cabbage Patch Doll

Barack Obama

Barack Obama Cabbage Patch Doll
Barack Obama Cabbage Patch Doll

Which Cabbage Patch Doll Is Your Favorite?

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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?

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"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?

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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.

Goodnight from the 2008 United States Election Candidates!

Goodnight from the 2008 United States Election Candidates!
Goodnight from the 2008 United States Election Candidates!

Comments From The Cabbage Patch? What do you think of these dolls? This fundraiser? This election? This page?

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      Nathalie Roy 5 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      Wow Sarah Palin Cabbage Patch Doll sold for 19k, a chance it was for charity! I don,t find them particularly cute lol, but the idea is interesting.

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      sherridan 5 years ago

      Gobsmacked at the price they went for! I think they would have been better had they been more like kids/babies.

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      gopmall 6 years ago

      LOL! Too funny!!!

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      happynutritionist 7 years ago

      Amazing, never heard of these! So Sarah Palin got the highest bid...interesting:-) Thanks for adding this and your other lenses to the list on my Betsy Wetsy lens. ~claudia

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Interesting lens, Loved it. 5***** and favorited. Best wishes.

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      Dianne Loomos 8 years ago

      I never heard about the Presidential Cabbage Patch Dolls. What a great way to donate to a worthy cause!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Absolutely wonderful lens!!!!

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      Susan Deppner 8 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Thanks for lensrolling my Obamustache lens. Hmm, a mustache on a Cabbage Patch kid. Can't quite picture that, but you never know!

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      julieannbrady 8 years ago

      OMG! Brenda -- I had NOT heard about these presidential cabbage patch dolls -- they are really something! Must add this lens to my --you know what-- lens! And, thanks for letting me know. ;)

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      Cynthia Davis 8 years ago from Pittsburgh

      Great plan, to sell these cabbage patch dolls at charity. I just hope its an American charity, with the recession and all. Great job on this lens. Five stars and favored.

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      Tarra99 8 years ago

      LOL...those are so funny! I had no idea this auction went on...and wow $19Gs for the Sarah Palin one!...my sister had a CP doll...I think they're kinda cute especially if it looks like the kid/owner.Thanks Brenda for blessing my depression glass lens...I sincerely appreciate it! Are you ready for Monday's challenge ;o)

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      Natalie W Schorr 8 years ago

      Wow! Who woulda thunk? Well done.

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      GrowWear 8 years ago

      Very interesting. Probably would never have known about this if not for you. Thanks for a well-told story.

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      Tiddledeewinks LM 8 years ago

      Wow! What prices! Cute idea for a lens. Maybe I should make celebrity dolls to sell.

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      Stephen Carr 8 years ago from Corona, CA

      One cool and unique lens!

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      Frankie Kangas 9 years ago from California

      Excellent lens. I love that the money raised will go to charity. I personally wouldn't buy one of the dolls, but my mother would! I'll have to see if she still has the 2 cabbage patch dolls she bought around 1980 after seeing these prices! 5 stars and a favorite. Bear hugs, Frankster

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      mugshot lm 9 years ago

      Your screenshots look great and I love the lens! 5*

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      religions7 9 years ago

      Wow. That's funny. or crazy. or just plain cute. I'm not sure. But it's not too surprising Pailin won this one: she's definitely the cutest dolly :) Though Obama comes in a close second in my book.

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      Tonie Cook 9 years ago from USA

      I've been following political dolls for quite some time. This is a great patch of dolls!

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      rockycha 9 years ago

      lol these are hilarious! Great lens! high fivers :)

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      LisaDH 9 years ago

      OMG, this is so funny! I think it's a great way to raise money for a good cause.

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      bconnor11 9 years ago

      Awesome lens! The dolls are so cool and I'd never heard of them. I hope they raise a ton of money for charity!

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      The_Colorful_Squid 9 years ago

      The candidates are not worthy of being voted in office. As for the dolls, whoever created them has talent.

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      MacPharlain 9 years ago

      Too funny...that's a cool idea for a fundraiser. Thanks for sharing and nice work on the lens.

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      Susan 9 years ago from Texas

      Awesome idea and a great lens! No surprise that Sarah Palin is outstripping everyone in the bidding so far, though. I hope it hits $10k!!

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      KimGiancaterino 9 years ago

      Great idea... I hope a lot of money is raised for charity.

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      aquariann 9 years ago

      Fun lens! What a great way to raise money for charity. :D

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      katiyana 9 years ago

      McCain looks kind of angry - at least the other 3 are smiling. I sell Cabbage Patch Kid sized clothing, so I bet my eBay listings will see an uptick in traffic. 5*!

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      katiyana 9 years ago

      McCain looks kind of angry - at least the other 3 are smiling. I sell Cabbage Patch Kid sized clothing, so I bet my eBay listings will see an uptick in traffic. 5*!

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      katiyana 9 years ago

      McCain looks kind of angry - at least the other 3 are smiling. I sell Cabbage Patch Kid sized clothing, so I bet my eBay listings will see an uptick in traffic. 5*!

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      katiyana 9 years ago

      McCain looks kind of angry - at least the other 3 are smiling. I sell Cabbage Patch Kid sized clothing, so I bet my eBay listings will see an uptick in traffic. 5*!

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      MerryChicky 9 years ago

      What a fun lens! I had no idea that this was going on.

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      triathlontraini1 9 years ago

      I love it! What a fun way to raise money. :)

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      Susan Deppner 9 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I agree about Sarah Palin's ankles, but what a great idea for a charity auction! Also, a great idea for a lens. Nice job!

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      Jimmie Lanley 9 years ago from Memphis, TN, USA

      If I were Sarah Palin, I'd be horrified! Look at those ankles! These are adorable!