The Celtics license plate finally hit the magic number of orders to be produced. All it took was three years and a title to find the 1500 people necessary.
The Massachusetts DMV (or "RMV," for some reason) produces all kinds of specialty plates, at 40 bucks a pop, with $28 of that going to charity. The catch is that 1500 people need to pre-order the plates before they'll physically start making them.
The plates went on offer in late 2006, and officials expected them to be a quick seller. After all, the Red Sox and Patriots plates had no trouble reaching the benchmark, and even the Bruins got it done in five months.
But the Kevin Garnett trade came and went, and no dice. The 2008 championship came and went, and still nothing. Finally last month the 1500th Celtics fan made themselves known, and the license plates can now officially be produced.
Not good news for bragging rights for Bostonians. If you ask an Angeleno, adorning your car is the best and only way to prove fandom
For Celtics Fans, Waiting Was Plate Of Frustration [Boston Globe]