Hundreds of people are bidding big money to become the rightful owner of the Texas license plate “12THMAN.”
In the auction’s opening 27 hours, organizers said more than 250 people had registered. As of 8 a.m. Wednesday, a bid of $30,500 had been made. That bid passed "HOUSTON" as the highest-priced plate ever sold in Texas.
Before the 12THMAN Auction, the top four highest priced plates ever sold in Texas were the 7-letter plates HOUSTON for $25,000, ROCKETS for $16,500, FERRARI for $15,000, and COWBOYS for $11,500. All were sold at auction.
The MyPlates.com 12THMAN Plate Auction started Tuesday at noon and ends at noon on September 12.
The winner of the 12THMAN license plate will be announced on September 14 when the Aggies host Alabama at Kyle Field.
The winner wins this plate for a 10-year term, with first dibs on renewing the plate after that. The winner also has full rights to transfer or sell the plate to someone else.
Proceeds from the MyPlates.com 12THMAN Auction benefit Texas A&M University and the General Revenue Fund of Texas. My Plates will donate its share to the University.
Click here to check out the live auction.