About two months ago, it was announced that a Texas A&M license plate reading ’12th man’ would be released to the public in a auction setting.
The auction, which began on August 12th ended today, a full month after it began.
Over time, the bids on the license plate continued to grow slowly and eventually amassed themselves to over $100K, eventually coming to a stop at $115,000 dollars.
Per College Spun:
The auction, which ran from August 12th until September 12th, conveniently ended 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.
Now, I know what you’re thinking – that’s an insane price, and it is, though, it was all for a good cause. The proceeds will partly be going to Texas A&M, but more importantly the General Revenue Fund of Texas.
The winner bidding is legally given the right to the plate and can do with it as they wish, though, sadly after ten years they have to renew the plate, per Texas law.
Here’s a little more on the situation: