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    Playboy #1 (HMH Publishing, 1953) CGC VF 8.0 White pages. It's been nearly two years since we offered a higher-graded copy of the premiere issue of Playboy, and this one sports white pages! The issue's famous for its Marilyn Monroe cover and "Sweetheart of the Month" center poster, the precursor of the centerfold. The inaugural issue was produced on a limited budget, but proved a successful endeavor for Hugh Hefner with its popular blend of sex, timely articles (a Dorsey Brothers article here), fiction (a Sherlock Holmes story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle), and humor ("VIP On Sex" by renowned cartoonist Virgil Partch). Not listed in Overstreet. CGC census 3/20: 6 in 8.0, 11 higher.

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    Auction Dates
    Apr-May, 2020
    30th-3rd Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 26
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