Back in July, it was announced that the rights to the license plate reading “12THMAN” would be auctioned off in Texas, with proceeds going to both Texas A&M and the General Revenue Fund of Texas. For those unaware, the concept of the “12th man” is a tribute to the fans of the Aggies, who do their best to give the program support on/off the field and provide the team the extra boost needed for victory. The auction, which ran from August 12th until September 12th, conveniently endied a mere 48 hours before the team’s big showdown in College Station with defending national champion Alabama. The result of the bidding war is in – and it’s pretty surprising.
As first reported by Darren Rovell, the winning bid was $115,000. That is a whole lot of money.
An Aggies fan just paid $115,000 for the rights to own this license plate http://t.co/tlH8VRAlUH
— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) September 12, 2013
Here’s a photo of the winning bid at myplates.com.
Don’t get me wrong – I think it’s great that some people like to represent their alma mater while on the road. But spending over $100,000 on a license plate? That’s another level of fandom.