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    Playboy #1 Newsstand Edition (HMH Publishing, 1953) CGC VF+ 8.5 White pages. At this writing, CGC has certified just 89 Universal grade copies of the newsstand version of this famous premiere issue, and only about 10% of those have earned a grade as high as this beauty. Certainly none can claim nicer page quality! Now into its 61st year of publication, it's still going strong, in no small measure because of the genius marketing of the very first issue. Marilyn Monroe was already an icon in 1953, and her popularity just seems to grow with time. Hugh Hefner was on to something right from the start, with his thoughtful approach of offering sex, sports, humor, music, cars, food, and a balanced blend of topical fiction and non-fiction in his magazine that advertised itself as Entertainment For Men. Not listed in Overstreet. CGC census 1/15: 4 in 8.5, 4 higher.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 987992001 and purchase grader's notes if available.

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