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    Playboy #1 Red Star Copy (HMH Publishing, 1953) CGC VF 8.0 White pages. This edition has a red star to the left of the P in Playboy on the front cover, and it's just the second "red star copy" we've ever offered. It's a high-grade copy of a sought-after item not often seen in high grade -- most surviving copies seem to be in the VG to Fine range. This first issue caused a splash by featuring some 1949 nude photos of Marilyn Monroe, but also held readers' interest thanks to a canny mix of features, including jokes, cartoons, articles, and pictorials. Not listed in Overstreet. While a CGC census report has not yet been posted, and CGC has only been certifying Playboy since June of this year, CGC informs us that as of October 2, 2009, this is the only 8.0 "red star" copy, with none graded higher.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 0912906001 and purchase grader's notes if available.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2009
    19th-21st Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 18
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