|It gets easier, I swear. In 1987, Texas introduced the Big Red
base. It had the state name in large red letters at the top, nothing fancy.
These replaced the two sesquicentennial bases. In 1985, Texas issued its new
baseplate, celebrating the State Sesquicentennial. The legend was on the bottom of
the plate (2). A year later, in 1996, Texas moved the Sesquicentennial legend to the
top of the plate (3). Dealer frames had been covering the slogan and the state
wanted to remedy this.
1975 base (issued from 1975-1984) was also still valid during this time frame.
Sometime in 1976, Texas switched the separator from a star (4) to a map (5) of Texas.
The state last did a general replate in 1975.