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    Playboy #1 With Certified Hugh Hefner Autograph (HMH Publishing, 1953) CGC VG 4.0 White pages. This copy presents higher than CGC's assigned grade of 4.0; in fact, it appears to be about FN+ 6.5 and white pages, but the grade is affected by a cut autograph by Mr. Playboy himself, Hugh Hefner, that has been glued onto the cover near the bottom. The book comes with a Letter of Authenticity by noted autograph authenticator JSA Authentication. The familiar cover has Marilyn Monroe waving to the limited number who would purchase the premiere issue, then waiving her clothes entirely for the equally famous two-page poster inside, the forerunner of the Playmate of the Month gatefold. Timely articles on Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, "VIP On Sex" by Virgil Partch, and fiction by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Sherlock Holmes) are other highlights. CGC notes, "Name on separate piece of paper glued to cover." Not listed in Overstreet. CGC census 4/19: 14 in 4.0, 130 higher. From the Nevada Collection.

    View the certification for CGC Certification ID 502444001 and purchase grader's notes if available.


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