Back in 1959, the original Barbie was a much paler, more modest doll than the California surfer girl we came to know in the 1980s. The first Barbie was available as a blonde or brunette, dressed in a Hollywood-esque bathing suit with striking red lips and thick black eyeliner — and about 350,000 sold for a whopping $3 each in that first year.
The Richest claimed the only way to check for a genuine first edition is to look to the doll's feet, which have holes in the bottom of them. The second edition was sold that same year, more or less the same, but without the holes. While this Barbie is worth $8,000, a mint condition doll recently sold for $27,450 at an auction.