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Texas A&M vanity license plate could be an auction record breaker

Texas A&M vanity license plate could be an auction record breaker

Texas A&M University fans have a lot to be proud of these days. There's the unexpectedly spectacular SEC debut season and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel and his attention-grabbing ways. Heck, even its engineering program is flying up the national rankings.

Yes, it's probably a good time to sell anything Aggie-related — especially a never-available-before license plate. That's just what A&M and MyPlates.com are doing: putting a special 12THMAN maroon-and-white vanity license plate up for auction for the first time ever.

It'll go for major cash. The only question is, will an Aggie set another record? The most expensive license plate ever sold in Texas so far is a HOUSTON plate. Its price at auction? A cool 25 grand.

You can register here if you are interested in jumping into those big-money waters for the Texas A&M plate. Bidding will run for one month, starting August 12.

The winner gets the 12THMAN plate for 10 years and holds first dibs on renewing the plate after that. The winner can also sell the plate to someone else. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Texas A&M University and the General Revenue Fund of Texas.

“The 12th Man tradition at Texas A&M dates back to 1922 and signifies the loyalty and selfless service that is embodied by Aggies everywhere,” Texas A&M senior associate athletics director Jason Cook said in a statement. “As a special honor, we’ll present the 12THMAN license plate to the My Plates auction winner in front of nearly 90,000 fans during the Texas A&M vs. Alabama game September 14.”

12th Man vanity license plate
A special 12THMAN maroon-and-white vanity license plate goes up for auction September 12. Myplates.com
Kyle Field Texas A&M Home of the 12th Man fans in stadium
The winner gets the 12THMAN plate for 10 years and holds first dibs on renewing the plate after that. AggieMedia.TAMU.edu