Attorney to give away TX A&M license plate he won for $115K

Attorney to give away TX A&M license plate he won for $115K

Credit: MyPlates.com

Attorney to give away TX A&M license plate he won for $115K

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by Associated Press & KHOU.com staff / Kens5.com

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Posted on September 12, 2013 at 7:31 PM

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/

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