I pride myself on owning almost every Brit Brit CD single, album and vinyl pressing from around the world, including the French-only CD single for “Anticipating” and the Japanese limited edition pressing of Greatest Hits: My Prerogative with the silver phone charm—all of which I intend to be buried with.
But here’s something I’ve never seen: A trading card included in a European edition of 1999’s …Baby One More Time, which Martin “Cherry Cherry Boom Boom” Kierszenbaum of Cherrytree Records graciously sent in last night.
It’s got some pretty amazing stats about the living legend—who was then just on the brink of breakout—including…
1.) Britney “Jeau” Spears?
2.) “Favorite players.”
Mariah Carey, Aerosmith, Prince and…Backstreet Boys.
3.) If U Seek Cookie Dough Ice Cream
The world goes ’round and ’round, but some things never change. (REFERENCE.)
4.) “Reading trashy novels.”
5.) Baybeh, baybeh, baybeh…
Favorite color: “Baby blue.” Favorite clothing designer: “Bebe.” The Holy Spearit learned how to do subtle #BabyOneMoreTimePromo from an early age.
6.) Outrageous, Her Shopping Spree
Nostradamusney strikes again, six years before In The Zone: “Shopping at the mall and hanging out there with her friends.”
7.) “College hopeful major: Business or Communications.”
College didn’t end up happening for Brit Brit after the release of …Baby One More Time (complete and utter world domination followed instead), but least she’s got a ph.D in Phonography.