Lot 304. July 1954 Issue of “Playboy” Magazine. In an article that asks “What’s Happening to Baseball?” sportswriter Jay Arnold “takes the old game apart and puts it back together again.” Fiction is provided by William Hope Hodgson, and satire, by Shepherd Mead. Neva Gilbert, an American model and aspiring actress, is the “Playmate of the Month.” She appeared in the magazine again, 25 years later, in the Dec. 1979 issue. Ex-m. Minimum Bid $70.