A Texas license plate reading “12THMAN” sold for $115,000 on Thursday in an online auction.
The winner of the plates was Tony Buzbee, an attorney from Houston. Buzbee will receive the plates during the second quarter of Saturday’s football game versus Alabama. He then plans to give them to a war veteran who graduated from Texas A&M.
“I’m not saying who it is yet, but I see him as a 12th Man to our country,” said Buzbee, who said he was a former officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. “He did a lot more than pay a hundred thousand dollars for a license plate.”
A plate with “12THMAN” had never been available in Texas before because only six letters were allowed on personalized plates until 2011. The company that conducted the auction, MyPlates.com, sells the street-legal vanity plates and is licensed by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.