Texas A&M fan spends more than you probably make in a year on a license plate
- Blog Post by: Michael Rand
- September 12, 2013 - 2:47 PM
One passionate Texas A&M fan can now be the first to display "12THMAN" on the front and back of his or her car -- even if they potentially cost more than the car itself.
The license plates sold for $115,000 on Thursday in an online auction -- a U.S. record for a vanity plate sold by a state, said Kim Miller Drummond, a spokesperson for MyPlates.com
A set of Texas license plates with the words "HOUSTON" on it sold for $25,000 in January. The world record, according to a 2008 Forbes report, is $14.2 million for a "1" license plate to a businessman in the United Arab Emirates.
Since November 2009, Texans have purchased more than 156,000 My Plates, putting more than $18.4M in the state's general revenue fund.
At least we're assuming it's an Aggies fan. We suppose it could be a one-toothed man. Then again, it could really be both.
© 2013 Star Tribune