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Couple Has 5,000 Cabbage Patch Dolls: Cute or Crazy?

Living 2012/03/05 22:08:58
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Some of you probably aren't even old enough to remember the Cabbage Patch Kid craze of the 1980s. But one couple is still obsessed -- in fact, they have 5,000 dolls and consider them their own children, ABC News reports. Pat and Joe Prosey -- who will be profiled on TLC's "My Crazy Obsession!" on Wednesday -- collect the Cabbage Patch dolls, but say they're not in it for the money.



"They are kids. We don't use the word D-O-L-L -- they might hear," said Joe, a former shipyard worker. "They went from freckles to teeth to glasses and toothbrushes, and before you know it, our whole house in Baltimore was filled with Cabbage Patch Kids," said Pat Prosey. The Proseys have since started an "amusement park" for their "kids." Joe has even taken Kevin -- one of his kids -- waterskiing. He also writes a column in a collectors' newsletter using Kevin's voice.

But it pays to be this weird. Original dolls from the '70s and '80s can sell for as much as $25,000 to $35,000 each, ABC News reports. And Pat says her hobby isn't strange at all. "People pay $2 million for a painting -- is that crazy? I love my Cabbage Patches like another person loves a Rembrandt or a shiny new car." What do you think about the Cabbage Patch doll collection?
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  • jackolantyrn356 2012/03/11 19:28:21
    Crazy!
    jackolantyrn356
    Nost indeed SICK
  • owen 2012/03/08 06:22:18
    Crazy!
    owen
    Big deal,Rothschilds zionism has ten times that amount in cabbage head us soldiers doing his bidding,SUCKERS!!
  • Perry 2012/03/07 17:04:40
  • ☠ Cheryl ☮ 2012/03/07 14:28:39
    Crazy!
    ☠ Cheryl ☮
    I saw a promo for this show....these people need psychological help...this is Cabbage Patch hording from what I can see!
  • Shayla 2012/03/07 07:18:24
    Crazy!
    Shayla
    Collecting them isn't crazy, but treating them like actual children IS crazy.
  • mixedsingle.com❤date and ma... 2012/03/07 03:24:31
  • Lana 2012/03/07 01:05:21
    Crazy!
    Lana
    Oh well, it did get them on TV.
  • Frenchi Le~ann 2012/03/07 00:25:01
    Crazy!
    Frenchi Le~ann
    Aren't they on Strange Addictions?
    Aren't the people on that show normally crazy?
    If you have answered yes to these questions you have came to the right answer.
    They are crazy
  • thebomb 2012/03/06 23:39:17
    Crazy!
    thebomb
    i think they have a disease
  • carl 2012/03/06 23:11:03
    Crazy!
    carl
    It's more scary than crazy, hell, most dolls are creepy... weird  creepy  doll
  • Eden Andalus 2012/03/06 22:52:15
    Cute!
    Eden Andalus
    I loves this kind of dolls though...I'd rob a bank to buy one!
    bjdoll luts bjdoll luts bjdoll luts bjdoll luts bjdoll
  • katt 2012/03/06 22:28:04
    Crazy!
    katt
    +1
    but it doesn't make it wrong
  • LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH 2012/03/06 22:02:48
    Crazy!
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    I STILL HAVE DOLLS and STILL PLAY WITH THEM but I HAVE 1 OR 2 CABBAGE

    PATCH KID! WHAT AN OBSESSION!
  • LADY LI... LADY LI... 2012/03/06 22:22:47
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    I LOVE THIS KIND OF DOLLS. I HAVE A FEW DOZENS! FRENCH DOLLS FRENCH DOLLS FRENCH DOLLS
  • tony 2012/03/06 21:17:20
    Crazy!
    tony
    +1
    I don't know ku-rate but I know cu-razy!
  • Corsair 2012/03/06 19:54:49
    Cute!
    Corsair
    +2
    It's just a hobby. There are worse people than that. Hopefully, they're not like this crazy lady that always sat on the same bus as me when I was in high school. She would take up an the extra seat beside her on the bus so she can take all of her miniature dolls, and sit them down.
  • Rock 2012/03/06 19:45:29
    Crazy!
    Rock
    +1
    Hoarders.....plain and simple.
  • Ivan 2012/03/06 19:09:42
    Crazy!
    Ivan
    +1
    I am sorry, but a few is a collection; that is a mountain of crazy!
  • Just me ♥ 2012/03/06 18:57:24
    Crazy!
    Just me ♥
    +1
    There is nothing wrong with doll collections, but these people don't like for other people to call the DOLLS....I think they have had a split from reality. I saw this episode on TLC advertised and thought it was rather bizaare especially since the woman has seemed to sucked her husband into this fantasyland of hers.
  • Robert 2012/03/06 18:52:32
    Crazy!
    Robert
    +1
    Scary, usually people like that are crazy. Especially of what happens to their dolls they will go crazy and probably kill you for even touching, ruining, and playing with their dolls. So if you want to stay alive stand 100 feet away from them and their dolls.
  • sashae duh!! 2012/03/06 18:38:37
    Cute!
    sashae duh!!
    +1
    However!!!! When the Joe guy said we don't use the word d-o-l-l, we say kid. I must admit that was weird!
  • TheDewd 2012/03/06 18:36:05
    Crazy!
    TheDewd
    +1
    It's a bit crazy.. But then if some of these dolls are worth 25 to 35k each they may be on to something.. At those prices that is some serious "cabbage"..
  • Maleficent 2012/03/06 18:34:34
    Crazy!
    Maleficent
    +1
    no im sorry that's crazy. i don't even like cabbage patch like that.
  • Christi 2012/03/06 18:30:09
    Crazy!
    Christi
    +1
    that is just plain crazy and way too many
  • Rockangel420 2012/03/06 18:29:39
    Cute!
    Rockangel420
    +1
    I think that cute
  • ~Doll Princess~ 2012/03/06 17:59:36
    Crazy!
    ~Doll Princess~
    +2
    I'm all for collections, but when you reach into the thousands......you have a problem.
  • strawberry 2012/03/06 17:58:03
    Crazy!
    strawberry
    +1
    Americans are becoming a nation of one kind of addiction or another.
  • twjones1966 2012/03/06 17:56:52
    Crazy!
    twjones1966
    +1
    It's called hording and there are people paid to treat it.
  • Emii Boo <3 2012/03/06 17:39:55
    Crazy!
    Emii Boo <3
    +1
    I didnt even have 3 cabbage patch kids DOLLS wen i was little
  • JoeKnows 2012/03/06 17:34:45 (edited)
    Crazy!
    JoeKnows
    +1
    Just be thankful they're only dolls... if her husband wasn't shooting blanks, we'd have a child welfare nightmare on our hands.
  • Ketel-One 2012/03/06 17:09:29
    Crazy!
    Ketel-One
    +1
    Imagine having to get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and having all those creepy doll eyes on you....
  • Jimbo 2012/03/06 16:37:39
    Crazy!
    Jimbo
    +2
    It's crazy because they treat the dolls like their people.

    There is a show on TV about people like this it's called 'Hoarding Buried Alive: Release the Dolls'
    Hoarding Buried Alive  Release the Dolls
  • Cookielane 2012/03/06 16:23:59
    Crazy!
    Cookielane
    +2
    "They are kids. We don't use the word D-O-L-L -- they might hear,"
    I think we've moved beyond crazy to seriously disturbed.
  • sashae ... Cookielane 2012/03/06 18:40:05
    sashae duh!!
    +1
    LMFAOOO I agree!
  • Faith ~American Patriot~ 2012/03/06 16:00:21
    Crazy!
    Faith ~American Patriot~
    +1
    Sad and creepy.
  • Dynasty Fighter 2012/03/06 15:56:28
    Crazy!
    Dynasty Fighter
    +1
    Waste of money
  • vinone 2012/03/06 15:43:16
    Crazy!
    vinone
    +1
    OMG! SHE LOOKS LIKE A CABBAGE PATCH KIT ALL GROWN UP!!!!
  • Sass 2012/03/06 15:36:24 (edited)
    Crazy!
    Sass
    +1
    I can see having a "collection", but this seems more like hoarding. Children??? Is that like the people who call their pets "fur babies"???
  • Greenbay 2012/03/06 15:32:20
    Crazy!
    Greenbay
    +1
    Wtf really
  • Jane 2012/03/06 14:36:22
    Crazy!
    Jane
    +1
    Kind of remind me of my born again neighbors. La la land.

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