DALLAS -- Bidding was brisk as the end approached in a charity auction for a Texas A&M “12THMAN” specialty auto license plate on Thursday.
My Plates, the state customized license plate contractor, auctioned off the 10-year rights to the plate for a final bid of $115,000.
Houston Attorney Tony Buzbee won the rights to the plate but said he isn't keeping it. He said he plans to give the plates to a decorated war veteran who graduated from A&M.
Buzbee said he sees the veteran as a "12th man to our country," according to a press release.
The winning bid set a new record for Texas plates. The previous record holder was the plate 'HOUSTON,' which sold for $25,000, according to My Plates.
Bidding ended at noon Thursday, and the plate will be presented to the winning bidder during the Texas A&M-Alabama game on Saturday.
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.
On the web: http://www.myplates.com/