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    Playboy #1 Red Star Copy (HMH Publishing, 1953) CGC FN/VF 7.0 White pages. The "Red Star" variant of the first issue is much rarer than the "regular" and "Page # Copy" versions. That's clear from CGC's census: to date CGC has certified 267 copies of the regular version, 69 copies of the "Page 3" version, and just 23 copies of the "Red Star Copy" version. Over the years, we've offered just five copies, the most recent more than two years ago. Besides ranking as one of the finest copies CGC has certified to date of the "Red Star Copy" this one has the white pages so coveted by collectors. Other than the red star at the top of the front cover, just to the left of "Playboy" the variant is identical to the regular version - Marilyn Monroe cover and "Sweetheart of the Month" two-page poster, Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey article, "VIP On Sex" by Virgil Partch, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle fiction (Sherlock Holmes). Legendary! Not listed in Overstreet. CGC census 1/20: 1 in 7.0, 7 higher.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 1971345001 and purchase grader's notes if available.

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