France may have invented the license plate, but the USA turned that small, metal canvas into a bona fide art form.
Across the 50 states of our union, there are hundreds of unique plates, each one issued by the state and designed by committee. Considering the multitude of designs, there are bound to be some successes and some total failures—*cough, Virginia, cough*—so we've decided to rank all 50. Of course, states update their plates on a semi-regular basis, so there's hope for you yet, Texas.
There's a time and a place for vanity and specialty plates, but c'mon, your sweet "Celtics" plate isn't helping anybody. We're keeping things simple and sticking with the standard-issue tags for each state. Sadly for D.C., taxation continues, as does a lack of representation on this list.