Pricing of Hockey Bobbing Head Dolls

Prices shown are from 3 sources=

#1 "BOBBING HEAD DOLLS 1960-2000"  written by Tim Hunter in 2000. Prices used with his permission.      ( EX & Near Mint condition values )

#2 WARMAN's "Bobbing Head Field Guide - Value and Identification"  written by Lou Criscione in 2005.   (EX & Near Mint condition values )

#3 MY ESTIMATE OF CURRENT DOLL VALUES as of April 13, 2017 ( * = price chgd) -- Based on eBay sales & other auction sites     (EX & Near Mint condition values )

(If no price appears in a column, the doll was not listed in that price guide)

REMEMBER -- Prices are just a guide & are always subject to change.There are many variables; such as prices in the USA & Canada differ because of how important hockey is in Canada. Also, dolls prices may be higher in the actual city that designates the doll.

                                       TIM HUNTER                 WARMAN                  Current values

  Prices as of year =              2000                      2005                             2017

1962 Regular Size Teams EX / NM EX / NM EX / NM
Boston Bruins 300 - 425 450 - 600 170 - 255 *
Chicago Blackhawks 125 - 175 250 - 350 140 - 210 *
Detroit Redwings 140 - 175 250 - 350  90 - 130
Montreal Canadiens   70 - 90 125 - 200  90 - 135 *
New York Rangers   **** 100 - 140 150 - 200  100 - 150 *
Toronto Maple Leafs   80 - 140 200 - 250  95 - 140 *
BOX - generic - team name stamped on end       $5 - $15

 

  **** A WHITE base decal is normal; the BLACK base decal variation - add a 50-75% premium


1961 - 63 Mini Teams EX / NM EX / NM EX / NM
Boston Bruins 20 - 40 80 - 100 115 - 170 *
Chicago Blackhawks 25 - 40 60 - 85  105 - 160
Detroit Redwings 15 - 30 60 - 85   55 - 85
Montreal Canadiens 15 - 30 40 - 60   50 - 75
New York Rangers 350 - 900 1000 - 1500 1050 - 1570
Toronto Maple Leafs 15 - 30 60 - 85   65 - 95
Toronto Maple Leafs (Detroit chest decal) 15 - 30     80 - 120 *
BOX - generic - white sticker on end      $5 - $15

 

New York Rangers  " KDT" repainted dolls  (with fake base & chest stickers);       $325 - $500 (show prices, auctions & eBay)

Repaints (also by "KDT") = (with original base & chest decals); I have seen Boston, Montreal, Toronto & Detroit dolls with "WHITE" or home jerseys.  See the MINI section for pictures of these "repainted" dolls. These dolls are in the $150-$200 range.


1963 High Skate Teams EX / NM EX / NM EX / NM
Boston Bruins 250 - 425 450 - 600 345 - 465
Chicago Blackhawks 225 - 310 350 - 500 295 - 400
Detroit Redwings 275 - 365 350 - 500 225 - 300
Montreal Canadiens 175 - 225 200 - 300 220 - 295
New York Rangers 225 - 300 350 - 500 330 - 445
Toronto Maple Leafs 200 - 275 200 - 300 240 - 325
BOX - generic - team name stamped on end     $25 - $40

1963 Intermediate High Skate Teams EX / NM EX / NM EX / NM
Boston Bruins 300 - 375 450 - 600 295 - 400
Chicago Blackhawks 250 - 325 350 - 500 240 - 325 *
Detroit Redwings 300 - 375 450 - 600 245 - 330 *
Montreal Canadiens 350 - 425 450 - 600 270 - 365
New York Rangers 300 - 375 450 - 600 360 - 490 *
Toronto Maple Leafs 300 - 375 350 - 500 245 - 330 *
BOX - colored label on top / sticker on end     5-15% of doll $

1967 - 68 Gold Base Teams EX / NM EX / NM EX / NM
Boston Bruins 300 - 450 450 - 600 385 - 520
Chicago Blackhawks 125 - 175 250 - 350 195 - 265
Detroit Redwings 100 - 175 250 - 350 270 - 370
Los Angeles Kings 225 - 350 350 - 500 215 - 290
Montreal Canadiens 200 - 350 450 - 600 485 - 655
New York Rangers 300 - 400 500 - 750 650 - 880
Salt Lake City Eagles 500 - 900 1500 - 2000 560 - 755
San Diego Gulls (RED pants) 225 - 350 400 - 500 195 - 265 *
San Diego Gulls (TEAL pants) 225 - 350 400 - 500 175 - 240
St. Louis Blues (GOLD jersey) 275 - 375 450 - 600 495 - 670
St. Louis Blues (BLUE jersey) 275 - 375 350 - 500 375 - 510
Toronto Maple Leafs 300 - 450 500 - 750 1095 - 1480 ***
BOX - generic - white sticker on end     $25 - $40

1972 - 74 Blue Base Teams EX / NM EX / NM EX / NM
Boston Braves 200 - 300 450 - 600 730 - 985
Boston Bruins 100 - 150 250 - 300 150 - 200
Cleveland Crusaders 90 - 130 250 - 300 120 - 160 *
New England Whalers 300 - 450 500 - 750 235 - 320
BOX - colored label on top / sticker on end    
  5-15% of doll $
 

1962 - 72 Odd-Ball & Minor League Dolls EX / NM EX / NM EX / NM
AIK (SWEDISH)   400 - 500 200 - 400
Baltimore Clippers 120 - 170 300 - 350 130 - 175 *
Boston Bruins "blinker"     2000 - 4000
Brynas (SWEDISH)   400 - 500 200 - 400
Chicago Blackhawks "blinker"     2000 - 4000
DIF (SWEDISH)   400 - 500 200 - 400
Detroit Redwings "blinker"   1500 -2000 2000 - 4000
FBK (SWEDISH)   400 - 500 200 - 400
Frolunda (SWEDISH)     200 - 400
Generic Minis     30 - 60
Hershey Bears 200 - 300 350-450 215 - 290
Johnstown Jets 200 - 300 400-500

500 - 750

Leksand IF (SWEDISH)     200 - 400
Los Angeles Blades 150 - 220 250-300 165 - 245 *
Montreal Canadiens "blinker"     2000 - 4000
New York Rangers BANK 100 - 180 250 - 300 235 - 315
New York Rangers "blinker"   1500 - 2000 2000 - 4000
Port Huron Flags 250 - 350 500 - 750 845 - 1265
Portland Buckaroos 300 - 425 500 - 750 500 - 750
Saint Paul Rangers     220 - 330
Salt Lake City Eagles 500 - 900 1500 - 2000 560 - 755 ****
San Diego Gulls (RED pants) 225 - 350 400 - 500 195 - 265 *
San Diego Gulls (TEAL pants) 225 - 350 400 - 500 175 - 240
Sodertalje SK  (SWEDISH)     200 - 400
Timra (SWEDISH)     200 - 400
Toronto Maple Leafs "blinker" Goalie   1500 - 2000 3000 - 6000
Tre Kronor (SWEDISH) 200 - 300 400 - 500 400 - 650 *
VIK (SWEDISH)   400 - 500 200 - 400
BOX (Swedish) - generic - sticker on end      $25  -$40
BOX (Baltimore) - colored label on top      $25 - $40

 

PLASTIC “Gold Base” proto type dolls= Boston & Philadelphia only seen

A PLASTIC Boston doll sold for $473 (Oct 2011)

*** CAUTION =  JOHNSTOWN JETS DOLLS WERE REPAINTED TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS DOLLS. THE DECALS WERE REMOVED AND THE WORDS ON THE CHEST & BASE WERE HAND PAINTED ON THE DOLL. WITH ALL THE DOLL RESTORATION & REPAIR ARTISTS THAT EXIST TODAY, I WOULD BE VERY CAUTIOUS BUYING THESE DOLLS UNLESS YOU KNOW THE SELLER OR OWNER.