'12THMAN' license plate auction opens Monday at noon

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COLLEGE STATION - Bidding for Texas' only "12THMAN" license plate begins Monday.

Texas A&M University and MyPlates.com announced in July that they would auction the rights to display the specialized license plate.

The online auction opens Monday, August 12 at noon and ends at noon on Sept. 12 for Aggie fans and former students.

This plate has never been available before because until 2011, only six letters were allowed on personalized Texas plates. When the State made seven letters available, MyPlates.com reserved the plate message 12THMAN for auction.

The winner of the auction wins the 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. Texas A&M-related proceeds have supported championship opportunities for Aggie student-athletes, both in the classroom and in competition, as well as funding for the Corps of Cadets and the Bonfire Memorial.

Click here to register your interest in the 12THMAN Auction.

Read more about the tradition of the 12THMAN here.

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