Juliens Auctions: Legends

621 HUGH HEFNER SIGNED PLAYBOY MAGAZINE FIRST ISSUE An original first issue copy of Playboy magazine (HMH Publishing, 1953) featuring Marilyn Monroe on the cover and signed by Hugh Hefner. The magazine, which launched in December 1953, sold for 50 cents a copy. Housed in a protective plastic case and graded 8.0 by Certified Guaranty Company (CGC). Accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from JSA. 14 by 9 1/2 inches, overall $6,000-8,000 JULIEN’S AUCTIONS 327