Most Popular Personalized Texas License Plates in 2017

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It’s official. Classic Black is the number one specialty license plate design in Texas for 2017 according to My Plates.com.  It’s the second year in a row win for the design, which outsold Lone Star Black in second place.

Classic Black is #1 Speciality License Plate in Texas

In 2017, more than 9,500 Texans purchased the Classic Black design, almost 2,000 more than the Lone Star Black design.  The popularity of this design harkens back to 1968, which was the last time a full black Texas license plate was offered, but then was available only as a general issue pattern.

In the second spot with 7,631 plates sold in 2017 is the ever-popular Lone Star Black design from My Plates. It still boasts more plates sold overall, totaling more than 80,000 since it became available.  Rounding out the Top 3 plates of 2017 is the Texas Black 1845, holding off the fourth-place finishing Small Star Black.  In fact, the top 4 plates, each black and white, account for 51% of total sales. With over 44,700 plates sold each year, that’s a lot of black and white plates.

My Plates – Top 5 Selling Plates 2017

  1. Classic Black 9,574
  2. Lone Star Black 7,631
  3. Texas Black 1845 3,498
  4. Small Star Black 2,212
  5. Small Star Silver 1,036

“Black and white plates are very popular in Texas, they look sleek, cool, and complement every vehicle color,” said Steve Farrar, President of My Plates.com.

If you were wondering what other plates proved popular in 2017, like which plate was the top College or Sports plate, My Plates also released the rankings for these and other plate categories such as Flags & Texas Themes, Colors, and Charities. 

My Plates – Top 5 College Plates (In-State)

  1. Texas A&M University
  2. University of Texas
  3. Texas Tech University
  4. Texas Christian University
  5. University of Houston

My Plates – Top 5 College Plates (Out-of-State)

  1. University of Iowa (launched in 2017)
  2. Colorado School of Mines (launched in 2017)
  3. Louisiana State University
  4. University of Oklahoma
  5. University of Alabama

My Plates – Top 10 College Plates (All – In & Out of State)

  1. Texas A&M University
  2. University of Texas
  3. University of Iowa
  4. Colorado School of Mines
  5. Texas Tech University
  6. Louisiana State University
  7. University of Oklahoma
  8. University of Alabama
  9. Oklahoma State University
  10. Texas Christian University

Interestingly, six of the top ten My Plates College plates sold in Texas during 2017 are schools that are out of state.  “We’re not that surprised, Alumni chapters are very active in supporting and promoting their alma mater” said Farrar.

My Plates – Top 5 Sports Themed Plates

  1. Dallas Cowboys
  2. Houston Texans
  3. Texas Trophy Hunters Association
  4. San Antonio Spurs
  5. Houston Rockets

My Plates – Top 5 Flag or Texas Themed Plates

  1. Texas Oil & Gas
  2. Come and Take It
  3. Texas Tough Black
  4. Carbon Fiber
  5. Don’t Tread on Me

My Plates – Top 5 Colors (excluding black)

  1. Pink
  2. Silver
  3. Red
  4. Blue
  5. White

My Plates – Top Charity Plates

  1. Calvary Hill
  2. Protect Wild Animals
  3. National Breast Cancer Foundation
  4. Peace Officers Memorial Foundation

Photo Credit:  MyPlates.com

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