This is One of the NICEST 1953 Playboy #1 Issue #1 SIGNED BY HUGH HEFNER Anywhere period. This is the ultra rare page 3 edition uncirculated!This copy is in mintish condition for its age. It comes with a PSA/DNA letter of grading and Authenticity.
The top company and expert on Signatures. This copy of the world famous first Playboy Featuring Monroe on the cover and sweetheart of the month is in Mintish condition!!! Truly amazing for a white magazine released in 1953!
Cover: High gloss still remains! Colors are vivid, bright and bold with No Cleaning or Color Touch up!
Staples are nice with only a little rust showing. The back cover is also very nice with very little signs of age! NO RESTORATION OF ANY KIND.
Pages: White and near mint, no restoration anywhere. With Hugh Hefners passing this piece of American Pop Culture History is set to increase exponentially in the years to come!! Hugh Hefner is set to be buried next to his very first cover lady Marilyn Monroe, what an ending to one of the best American stories of all time!Item description: 1953, Classic Nude Marilyn Monroe pin-up. Playboy #1 did not list a date because Hefner was not sure there would even be a second issue. Many associate the success of the magazine with not only a cover appearance by mega star Marilyn Monroe but also the infamous nude centerfold that was originally shot for a calendar, not Playboy.
This copy of this historic issue has everything the collector looks for. It features a vintage signature by Hugh Hefner elegantly located on the lower right front cover. Tremendous eye appeal, vivid colors and sharp edges. Nice White pages, to indicate optimal storage since 1953.Page 3 edition Page 3 is numbered and different dialogue under certain cartoons estimated to be only 5% of the 50,000 copies made and This was the first version released and the most sought after and collectible. December of 1953 featuring both the incomparable Marilyn Monroe and Hugh Hefner's autograph on the front cover, as well as, the gorgeous Miss Monroe as "The Sweetheart of the Month" on the inside!
I also have a red star copy of this playboy graded out even higher but it doesn't have Hugh's signature if anyone is interested. Please do not waste your or my time on low ball offers. The item "1953 PLAYBOY #1 Issue #1 7.5 CGC SIGNED BY HUGH HEFNER PSA/DNA -MARILYN MONROE" is in sale since Friday, February 23, 2018. This item is in the category "Books\Magazines". The seller is "rxman0859" and is located in Fairview, North Carolina.This item can be shipped to United States.