A sidearm relief pitcher, Brandenburg was acquired at the 1996 trading deadline along with fellow No Red Sox card member Kerry Lacy for lefty reliever Mike Stanton. He made his Major League debut with the Rangers earlier in the year. Brandenburg pitched in 29 games down the stretch after being acquired by the Red Sox and was a very effective pitcher, with an ERA of 3.81 and a 4-2 record. He struck out 29 in 28.1 innings and only walked eight. Brandenburg was part of a reformed bullpen that helped Boston get back into contention down the stretch. Brandenburg had no cards made of him after 1996, despite being a big part of the Red Sox bullpen in 1996 and 1997. Brandenburg was traded back to the Rangers along with Aaron Sele and Bill Haselman for Jim Leyritz and Damon Buford, though he did not pitch in the Major Leagues again.
Alex Cole is frustrating from a card standpoint. He has cards issued with the Cardinals, Padres, Indians, Rockies, and Twins, even though he never actually played for the Cardinals or Padres. He did play for the Red Sox though, yet has no cards issued of him with them, though he does appear in a Red Sox minor league set. Cole was known for his speed as he stole 40 bases in his debut season, then had three other seasons of more than 25. Cole started the 1996 season with the Red Sox and played in 24 games with them, hitting just .222. He did steal five bases, but if he could not get on base, it was not worth keeping him around. He spent most of the season in Pawtucket and never made it back to the Major Leagues. Cole has had some legal issues since his playing career ended.
Once one of Detroit's top prospects, Cuyler was never really able to make it all click. Cuyler's rookie season in 1991 was reasonably impressive as he stole 41 bases and finished third in the Rookie of the Year vote. Unfortunately that was the last season that he played in 90 games or more. The Tigers eventually grew tired of waiting and released him. The Red Sox picked him up prior to the 1996 season and he appeared in 50 games for them. But like Alex Cole, Milt Cuyler really did not hit for the Red Sox, batting just .200 in 134 at-bats. He hit two home runs and stole seven bases. Cuyler did not play in 1997, but did re-emerge in 1998 with the Rangers.
John Doherty was once a promising young pitcher with the Tigers. He was a 14 game winner for a decent Tigers team in 1993, but he struggled in 1994 and found a place in the bullpen in 1995. He was placed on waivers by the Tigers just prior to the season in 1996 and was picked up by the Red Sox. Doherty spent most of the season in the minor leagues and did have a couple of cards for Red Sox minor league teams. He pitched in three games for Boston in April, throwing 6.1 underwhelming innings. That was it for his Major League career.
Like Gunderson, Hudson was in his second year with the Red Sox in 1996. He came up through the minor leagues with the Red Sox and has a number of cards in the organization. Hudson was one of the major arms in the Red Sox' bullpen, pitching in 36 games, but with a 5.40 ERA. He did pick up a save but walked 32 while striking out just 19 in 45 innings. Not a great year.