Who will Own the Number 12 as their Official Texas License Plate?

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The Great Plate Auction showcases 50 unique plate messages including historic license plate numbers, Texas themes, sporting teams and more.

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Rare two-digit Texas plate number 12 for auction!

We wanted to open this auction up for all Texans to have the opportunity to secure one of these great plate messages

The sought after and truly one-of-a-kind plate message 12 is one of the 50 unique messages up for grabs during Texas’ Great Plate Auction. This low two-digit number is the lowest license plate number My Plates has ever offered to the market and it is also the twelfth lowest personalized number that can be issued on an official Texas license plate.

The number 12 has also been made famous on the gridiron by Texas A&M through the trademarked term the 12th Man. This term dates back to 1922 when an A&M student E. King Gill came out of the stands, put on a hurt player’s uniform and waited on the sideline if called upon to play. Even today, the student body doesn’t sit during games in recognition of Gill, who stood ready to play if needed. The tradition continues to inspire the Aggies, as the Coach for every season selects a player to wear jersey No. 12 in honor of the 12th Man.

During the Great Plate Auction, one lucky Texan has the opportunity to secure this hallowed number to appear on their official Texas license plate. The Texas A&M helmet plate is one of over 100+ designs the winning bidder could choose.

This plate won’t be the first Aggie related plate to be auctioned. In September 2013, My Plates auctioned the 7-letter message 12THMAN that sold for a Texas record of $115,000. High prices for a license plate are not that unusual, in other places like Delaware, numerical license plates attract huge interest and huge bids. The plate number 6 sold for $675,000 in 2008 and in February this year, the two-digit number 14 sold for $325,000.

My Plates is also offering a variety of other historic license plate numbers including, the year 1845 symbolizing when Texas became the 28th U.S. state, or the year 1976 for those celebrating 40 years. My Plates is also offering Texans the opportunity to get in early on owning the new year with the plate number 2017, hence one lucky person could own the new year now.

Unlike other everyday Texas license plates, plate messages sold at auction by My Plates are offered for a 5-year term and are legally transferable. The plate owner then has the right to sell the plate message to another person with the same ongoing rights or gift it to a family member or friend. Transferability also means these plates could make great investments.

All of the plate messages within this auction have an opening bid of only $500, with no reserve beyond that. If only the opening bid has been received when the auction closes, that will be the final and winning bid!

“We wanted to open this auction up for all Texans to have the opportunity to secure one of these great plate messages” said Steve Farrar, President of My Plates.

The Great Plate auction will be conducted online and will run through November 30, 2016. If you don’t live in Texas that’s okay, people from outside the state can purchase a Texas license plate, however, in order to display it, the vehicle needs to be registered in Texas. Plates that are purchased and not displayed are called wall hangers.

Of local interest to San Antonio is the plate message GO SPURS that has a current high bid of $750.00.

People interested in the auction can visit http://www.myplates.com/auction for more information and to view the complete list of plates for sale.

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