Here is what I believe to be THE BEST. Of the five Original #1. Graded 9.4 (with None Higher), THIS IS THE ONLY ONE with Hugh Hefner's authenticated signature on the front cover. Right now, this one-of-a-kind Qualified Grade 9.4 #1 magazine is 63 1/2 (sixty-three-and-a-half) years old.
How many absolutely unique offerings are in " NEAR MINT " condition at that age? And, professionally encapsulated by the Certified Guaranty Company (CGC), it will remain in this near pristine condition as time marches on.
Qualified Grade because CGC did not witness Hef's signing: CGC has a separate category, their "Signature Series", for CGC witnessed signings of comic books and magazines. Magazine begins my "CGC BEST MAGAZINE SET 2012" of Volume 1. And includes the following CGC description, ... The first issue in this set has been designated a 9.4 and features a well rendered signature from Hugh Hefner himself!(See Below) So, while not actually seeing Mr. Hefner sign this magazine, CGC does acknowledge that he signed it (and that he signed it well). Please note the " WHITE Pages" designation: that is the Best Page quality possible. This Hef-signed 9.4 #1.
Began the aforementionned award winning Volume One set. From the 2012 Best Magazine Set. Volume 1: the other eleven.
Comprising that award winning collection (January, 1954 through November, 1954) are NOT INCLUDED, NOR is the CGC plaque. Magazine from 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! Thanks for your time and interest. The item "HIGHEST CGC GRADED HEF-SIGNED ORIGINAL 1953 #1 PLAYBOY (MARILYN MONROE) WHITE" is in sale since Friday, January 27, 2017.
This item is in the category "Books\Magazine Back Issues". The seller is "roberts5928" and is located in Babylon, New York.This item can be shipped worldwide.