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Texas License Plate Auction Returns


Almost two years ago now, a bunch of lunatics full of gin and checking accounts (I’m assuming) stumbled into Cowboys Stadium  and plunked down thousands of dollars during the Great Plate Auction (trademark pending). GO HORNS went for $10,500, COWBOYS fetched $11,000, and somebody with a Honda Civic and a sense of humor hopefully picked up FERRARI for $15,000.

The auction was such a success that the state’s exclusive vanity plate dealer, MyPlates, is hosting a second auction, Jan. 25, at Houston’s Reliant Center. The rules:

At The Great Plate Auction 2013, we’ll auction ten exclusive, highly sought-after license plate messages, including the coveted HOUSTON. In the coming weeks, My Plates will begin announcing the other plate messages to be auctioned. Most have never before been available.

The winner of HOUSTON–as well as the other plate messages–will own it for ten years, with first dibs on renewing it thereafter. That means, once these messages are won at auction, they could be gone forever. Don’t miss your opportunity!

Unlike other Texas license plates, plates auctioned by My Plates are fully transferable, meaning the owner can legally sell them at any time to someone else at a price they agree upon.

Judging by the question-marked plates above, it’s fairly easy to guess what some of the plates will read. The Houston Texans one will likely read TEXANS, the purple one will maybe say GO FROGS, and the Houston Dynamo one will absolutely say SOCCER?