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12th Man Plate Sells for $115,000

by Elizabeth Ruiz

A true maroon vanity license plate has been sold at a monthlong auction for more than $100,000.

Kim Drummond at says the bidding was fast and furious ahead of  the noon deadline  Thursday, and when it was all said and done, Houston attorney Tony Buzbee was the winner of the 12th man license plate with a $115,000 bid.

Buzbee, who's a graduate of Texas A&M, isn't keeping the price.   He's giving it to a friend.

He told Drummond he was giving the 12th plate to a "real 12th man."

"This is a friend of his, a fellow Aggie and a fellow Marine  who was wounded in Iraq," said Drummond. 

"To turn it into a gift, a gift that acknowledges someone's contribution to our country as well as the pride in their school, is a phenomenal story," said Drummond.

The money will be split between the Texas General Revenue Fund and Texas A&M University. 

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