The Cabbage Patch Kids. Toy makers do not release how many of each
doll in any given year they are producing. Therefore only time can
tell us which doll is rare and hard to find. Always factory mistakes
and when only a few of any design are made these immediately become
the rarities. Only when collectors stay in touch and let it be known
what they are looking for do they realize what doll is a rarity.
Just be careful that a rare doll is not one that has been tampered
with and made a rarity.
One of the most well known and hard to find Cabbage Patch dolls is
the Coleco 1983 freckled kids (The # 2 mold with small eyes) are very
hard to find in mint condition. Especially those with dark skin.
It was realized early in 1984 that the Cabbage Patch dolls appealed
not only to the little girls, but also to their mother's and
grandmothers. Some collectors treat their dolls as members of the
family. They dress them for holidays, take them on trips and pose
them around the house. Some collectors want only the very pristine
mint in box dolls and other search flea market and garage sales
looking for the doll to restore. No two collectors are alike. Do
you have a Cabbage Patch collection? Where do you fall in the
As you know I am a garage sale collector and I have had many Cabbage
Patch dolls I have restored and I am always looking for just the
right original clothing or accessory and shoes. I also have had a few
Koosa Dolls and some Furskins. If you don't know about Koosa's and
Furskins they are an extension of the Cabbage Patch line. I will
cover them in a future article. Also in my collection is an
original Cabbage Patch doll from the Doll Hospital in Cleveland, GA.
She is not dressed in her original clothing and I do not know her
One day I will send her to the hospital in Cleveland, GA and have her
redressed, as I understand they do this for their dolls. They will
also clean a dirty one.
This will end our study of Cabbage Patch dolls for now