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Virginia poised to offer Washington Nationals license plate

The Commonwealth of Virginia’s biggest cash cow is the sale of co-branded and vanity license plates.* Seemingly every university is represented as well as the Washington Redskins and Washington Capitals. Now, the Washington Nationals are in the process of having a Virginia plate. Here’s what the press release I got in my email a few minutes ago:

Before this new plate can be produced, 450 prepaid applications are needed from Virginia drivers who would like a Washington Nationals license plate for their vehicle. The cost of a Washington Nationals license plate will be $25 and a portion of the payments will support the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation.

Washington Nationals Virginia license plate

I’m probably done with themed license plates, but I’ll admit this looks a little tempting.

*This may not be entirely accurate, but it sure seems like it.


UPDATE:
Let Teddy Win has some clever ones – New Nationals license plates invite “Curly W” wordplay

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Vanity thy name is…

It is not terribly surprising to learn from today’s Post that Virginia is the vanity plate capital of the country. Here at Metroblogging DC, we have noted vanity plates on several occasions.

In the Commonwealth, 1.4 million cars, 18.5% of all those registered, are sporting customized plates, which cost an extra $10 annually. In Maryland, vanity tags go for $25 a year, while the District they go for a whopping $75, which explains why they are not too common on that side of the Potomac.

Virginia residents can see if the vanity plate of their dreams is still available by going to the DMV’s “Create a Plate” Web page. They have scores of specialty plates, covering seemingly every college and special interest too.

So, what is the best vanity plate you have seen?

Retconned from Metroblogging DC

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