The History of the Fisher-Price Push Cart Pete, One of the Rarest and Most Valuable Toys in the World


Push Cart Pete might not look like he’s enjoying pushing that cart, at all. But if you owned this vintage toy, you’d be pretty happy that Pete’s pushing that cart.

Dating back to 1936, Push Cart Pete is considered one of the rarest toys in the United States and among the first from a then fledgling company called Fisher-Price.

With so few in known existence, even fewer price points are available. The last known public sale for an excellent/near mint version occurred via Morphy Auctions on Dec. 11, 2009, for a whopping $9,200.

Not bad for a wooden toy that’s 8.5 inches long, 6.75 inches high and 5 inches wide. A lot of Pete’s charm derives from the way his body and head swivel while he pumps his legs to push his cart.

Check your old toy boxes and garage sales! If you discover one, you can add it to your hobbyDB collection here!

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