Forever Young! Complete Guide to Upper Deck Young Guns Rookie Cards

Forever Young! Complete Guide to Upper Deck Young Guns Rookie Cards

Young Guns
Upper Deck's Young Guns series has taken many shapes, forms and detours on it's way to becoming one of the hobby's most popular rookie cards. In a period defined by new technology, low-numbered autographs and parallels, Young Guns represent one of the last pure aspects of the modern collecting world. However, it took a few attempts before the concept earned it's place in hockey collecting.

Young Guns first appeared in 1990-91 Upper Deck Hockey. The subset featured rookie cards for Sergei Federov and Pavel Bure. But Young Guns didn't immediately take hold with collectors. After the 1992-93 hockey card season, Young Guns disappeared for several years only to resurface following the 1994-95 NHL lockout in Upper Deck's budget brand, 1995-96 Collector's Choice. After two largely forgettable seasons in Collector's Choice, the Young Guns series vanished again.

Several years later, the much-maligned subset was given another chance in 1999-00 Upper Deck Hockey, and the rest is history. Since then, Young Guns has evolved into one of the hobby's best non-autographed rookie cards. Their values have increased due to greater rarity and parallels have been added to the mix. Today, the cards are short prints, but fall often enough that it's possible to build a set without a ton of work. Upper Deck Young Guns are among the most iconic rookie cards in the history of the hobby, and one of the few base rookie cards to carry substantial weight.

The complete visual guide to Upper Deck Young Guns can be seen below. Follow the transformation from year to year with a card from each edition.

Upper Deck Young Guns Visual Guide

Click the links to shop for Upper Deck Young Guns from each season.

*2004-05 did not include rookies because of the NHL lockout.

Top eBay Listings

2005 Alexander Ovechkin Upper Deck Young Guns Rookie Gem Mint 10 #443
$116.24

LOGAN COUTURE 2009-10 Upper Deck YOUNG GUNS Rookie Card RC #487
$15.00

2011 Upper Deck Carl Hagelin RC #484 Young Guns!
$13.99

DAVID PERRON BLUES 2007-08 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE RC # 496 GRADED 10
$15.30

2001-02 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS SERIE 2 SET
$99.99

11-12 Upper Deck Brandon Saad Young Guns UD Canvas Rookie
$22.49

14-15 Upper Deck Alexander Khokhlachev Young Guns UD Canvas Rookie 2014 Bruins
$13.49

2000-01 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS SERIE 2 COMPLETE SET 231-440
$114.99

2000-01 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS SERIE 1 COMPLETE SET 1-230
$114.99

2014-15 UPPER DECK ACETATE YOUNG GUNS GRIFFIN REINHART YG ISLANDERS RC ROOKIE
$13.50

2014 15 14 Upper Deck HOCKEY SERIES 1 YOUNG GUNS RC ROOKIE LOT OF 23 DIFFERENT
$24.99

2014 15 14 Upper Deck HOCKEY UD CANVAS LOT OF 77 DIFFERENT YOUNG GUNS TOEWS
$34.55

(2) 2014-15 Upper Deck Young Guns Canvas #C234 "BO HORVAT" RC - GMA 10 Gem
$20.50

2005-06 THOMAS VANEK UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS SP ROOKIE #457 SABRES
$14.99

10-11 2010-11 UPPER DECK SERIES ONE BRAYDEN SCHENN YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE 223 KINGS
$19.99

2013-14 SEAN MONAHAN UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE CARD #242 GRADED 10 GEM MINT
$29.99
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Also, find our complete guide to Upper Deck Hockey cards.

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2012-13 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS UD EXCLUSIVES #245 JADEN SCHWARTZ 093 100 !!
$59.95

WARREN PETERS 2012-13 Upper Deck YOUNG GUNS UD EXCLUSIVES x 10 HG SPECTRUM
$19.99

2012-13 Upper Deck Tyson Barrie Young Guns Canvas Rookie #C96
$14.99

2012-13 UD Upper Deck Carter Camper Young Guns Exclusives 10 Boston Bruins
$49.99

2012-13 UPPER DECK - TOREY KRUG #205 YOUNG GUNS
$19.99

2012-13 Upper Deck Hockey Young Guns #237 Chris Kreider RC
$12.99

Chris Kreider, New York Rangers,2012-13, Upper Deck Young Guns Rookie Card, #237
$25.00

12-13 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS #239 MARK STONE
$29.95

2012-13 UPPER DECK - JORDAN NOLAN UD CANVAS YOUNG GUNS #C103
$11.99

2012-13 UPPER DECK - JUSSI RYNNAS UD CANVAS YOUNG GUNS #C118
$24.99

2012-13 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS MICHAEL STONE EXCLUSIVES #d 26 100 HIS JERSEY NO.
$24.99

2012-13 Upper Deck Young Guns Mark Stone #239
$15.00

2012-13 Upper Deck #205 Torey Krug Young Guns RC
$11.49

12 13 Upper Deck Young Guns Rookie Card - Jaden Schwartz # 245
$22.99

2012-13 Upper Deck Mark Stone Canvas Young Guns Nice!! Ottawa Senators
$19.99

2012-13 Upper Deck Mark Stone Young Guns Rookie Card
$17.99
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