Thursday, October 2, 2008
No! not the dance that was popular in the 1980s by rappers and San Francisco 49ers star Jerry Rice, who was known to do the dance move in the end zone. It’s the 25th birthday of The Cabbage Patch Kids. Cabbage Patch Kids hit the holiday shopping aisles in 1983. I purchased my daughter's first one the following year. I remember the company could’t keep up with demands at that time. I would go all over my city looking for that doll and it had to be black. If you do a quick eBay search it reveals there's more than a thousand different dolls. Vintage-styled Cabbage Patch Kids are on shelves now, too. The 25th anniversary edition, with hair and clothes like the originals, sells at stores like Wal-Mart and Target for $30 to 40, $10 to $20 more than the retail price in 1983. Roberts has said the Cabbage Patch kids got their name from a mother’s answer to where babies come from — the cabbage patch.