Updated: Cabbage Patch Kids charity auction election ends with Sarah Palin winning big


Jakks Pacific created four custom Cabbage Patch Kids dolls — remember them? — as part of a charity fund-raiser on eBay.

The dolls, styled after four real-life people, were sold with all of the proceeds going to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. The auctions ended today — Election Day — so that’s the only hint I’m giving you now (other than the box photo above). The bidding topped $36,000 for them all.

Who are the dolls of? Who won the election? If the box didn’t give it away, all four can be seen after the jump.

The leading money-maker — or the winner of this election so to speak — was Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Bidding on the doll ended at $19,000 and 113 bids.

Next up money-wise was Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, whose doll sold at $8,400 after 96 bids.

Third in the race was Republican presidential candidate John McCain. His doll ended at $6,000 after 68 bids.

And coming up last was Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden at $3,550.01 after 60 bids.

Now we know who won this race for a spot in someone’s office. We’ll find out today who wins the spot in office that really matters.

Chris Olds has collected sports cards and memorabilia since 1987. Before coming to Beckett Media, he wrote about the hobby for the Orlando Sentinel on his blog, SportsStuff, and for the San Antonio Express-News and The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News. Do you have a comment, question or idea? Send e-mail to him at colds@beckett.com.


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