1997 was a little bit better from a card standpoint. Oddly, most of the players who have no Red Sox cards are players who have appeared in one of these posts before. So a number of these players have actually been with the Red Sox spanning multiple years. Yet, they have no cards.
If I had to pick just one player from this group who I would most like to see in a Red Sox uniform on a card, I would pick Curtis Pride. His story is inspirational. Deaf from birth, he had to overcome a lot to make it to the Major Leagues. And in just two pinch-hit at-bats with Boston, he picked up a home run. I would have liked to see bullpen stalwarts like Mark Brandenburg, Joe Hudson, Kerry Lacy, and Ron Mahay as well, and we likely would have had 1997 been more like the early 1990's when companies were producing cards of many more players. Someone like Ken Grundt or Walt McKeel likely would never have seen any cards. Their Major League careers consist of just a few games each.