It’s because I sold my original American Girl Doll collection on eBay for booku bucks and I don’t need to work anymore!
OK- I doubt that will ever happen…but according to Buzzfeed, if you have one of the original American Girl dolls (and most ’90s girls had one or several or had friends that had one or several) you could be sitting on a goldmine!
Here are some of the stats that Buzzfeed is throwing out there….
Here is a Kirsten doll plus seven other outfits and accompanying accessories, plus bed and trunk: $2,199.99
OK, so you get quite a lot of the Kirsten line in this package, but the doll is listed as being in “fair” condition. The price for a Kirsten doll with a paperback book in 1991 was $82.
Felicity doll with four outfits, plus six books: $700
The original cost of this lot would have been somewhere around $200.
Here’s a Samantha doll (condition listed as “used”) priced at $599 — she comes with several outfits and accessories.
Here’s a rather pricey listing — a Molly doll (she’s in a doll hospital outfit here), but she comes with her a decent chunk of Molly’s line: $4,958.
So this actually comes with a TON of stuff, but it’s still a collection that has appreciated in value…
I added up all the items included in the Molly eBay listing above…
Using this American Girl wiki, it looks like the original retail cost of all this stuff was somewhere just north of $1,000.
This is crazy! I’m sure there’s a huge price difference too between the original Pleasant Company products and Mattel made products too.
So the question…would I ever give my collection up?
Sorry mom…. probably not.
So do you (or your daughter) have an American Girl Doll or dolls? If so would you consider cashing in on them?
-Sara Beth 🙂