As Lorde's "Royals" was inspired, in part, by baseball, it's only fitting that the 17-year-old singer should have her own collectible card. For her show in Philly last Friday, it seems, The Mann Center created a custom baseball card for Ella.
"the mann made some cute lil baseball cards for tonight," Lorde wrote on Instagram, sharing a snap of the card, which features an illustration of the Pure Heroine singer all kitted-out like a ballplayer. Although the purple-lipped one doesn't really seem like the athletic type, the homage is actually fitting.
Lorde previously revealed in an interview with VH1 that her #1 hit was inspired, in part, by a photo she saw in National Geographic of Kansas City Royals’ legend George Brett, who spent his entire 21-year career with the team, led them to a World Series title in 1985 and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1999.
"I had this image from the National Geographic of this dude signing baseballs," Lorde said. "He was a baseball player and his shirt said 'Royals.' And I was like 'I really love that word,' because I'm a big word fetishist, I'll pick a word and I'll pin an idea to that. It was just that word and I was like 'This is really cool.'"
Eventually, she went on to meet the athlete.
This isn't the first card Lorde has spawned, however. We created our own Ella collectible late last year, in addition to cards for the likes of Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus. Check it out below.