Aubrey: An interview with ‘Hano’ filmmaker Jon Leonoudakis

From SABR member Mark Aubrey at Mark’s Ephemera on December 4, 2015:

Earlier this year I had the good fortune of becoming facebook friends with Jon Leonoudakis.  Jon is a documentary filmmaker and producer.  I sought him out for his involvement with The Wrecking Crew film.  He’s made a few other documentaries that focus on baseball; The Day The World Series Stopped, Not Exactly Cooperstown, and his latest, Hano!.  He’s running a promotion on the films that involves baseball cards.  I thought I might wrangle an interview and he graciously agreed.

Q: What is your first memory of baseball cards? As a kid did you collect players or a team, or did you try to complete sets?

A: The summer of 1964. I was 6 years old, and my older brothers, Tim (4 years older) and Steve (10 years older) introduced me to the wonder of baseball cards. I was immediately smitten with the Kodachrome colors bursting off the thin slats of cardboard, the heroic photography, and the cards of my hometown team, the San Francisco Giants. The Topps cards of 1964 also came with a colorful coin of a player. My brothers made up some kind of game with those coins and I recall the sound they made as they fell on the floor.

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Originally published: December 4, 2015. Last Updated: December 4, 2015.