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.

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2011-12 upper deck young guns rookie 227 adam larsson
$12.00
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2005-06 upper deck young guns rookie 444 jeff carter
$15.00
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2005 05-06 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS RYAN SUTER RC # 454
$12.49
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2011-12 RYAN ELLIS UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS SERIES TWO ROOKIE
$15.00
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Matt Read 2011-12 11-12 Upper Deck Young Guns UD Canvas Rookie #C110
$19.95
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2009-10 UD Upper Deck Young Guns Antti Niemi #225 RC
$12.99
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2013-14 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS #203 ALEX GALCHENYUK RC
$24.99
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2008 09 Upper Deck Young Guns Derick Brassard rookie RC
$12.99
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13-14 UD Upper Deck Series 1 Rookie Young Guns #203 Alex Galchenyuk RC YG
$12.49
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2013-14 UPPER DECK MICHAEL LATTA RC YOUNG GUNS 100 UD EXCLUSIVES #213 13-14
$29.99
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19) 2013-14 Upper Deck YOUNG GUNS Rookie Lot SCHULTZ REINHART CAMPBELL MERRILL+
$49.99
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2007 08 Upper Deck Young Guns Andrew Cogliano rookie RC
$17.99
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13-14 UD Upper Deck Series 1 Rookie Young Guns #241 Nail Yakupov RC YG
$11.61
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11-12 2011-12 UPPER DECK BRAYDEN McNABB CANVAS YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE RC C238 SABRES
$11.99
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11-12 2011-12 UPPER DECK PETER HOLLAND CANVAS YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE RC C239 DUCKS
$14.99
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09-10 2009-10 UPPER DECK ANTTI NIEMI YOUNG GUNS RC ROOKIE 225 CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS
$14.99
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Also, find our complete guide to Upper Deck Hockey cards.

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2012-13 UPPER DECK - J.T. BROWN #C117 CANVAS YOUNG GUNS (TL)
$11.99
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2012-13 UPPER DECK - SVEN BAERTSCHI #C93 CANVAS YOUNG GUNS (TL)
$39.99
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2012-13 Upper Deck Sven Baertschi (Young Guns)
$10.00
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12-13 UPPER DECK REILLY SMITH RC YOUNG GUNS NO. 219 & CANVAS NO. C99 BOTH CARDS
$29.99
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2012-13 Upper Deck Young Guns #208 Sven Baertschi RC
$11.99
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2012-13 Upper Deck Hockey Young Guns Canvas #110 Chris Kreider RC
$21.99
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2012 13 Upper Deck UD Canvas Young Guns Torey Krug Rookie Card
$10.50
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2012-13 Sven Baertschi Young Guns Canvas Upper Deck #C93
$12.00
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2012-13 Upper Deck Series 1 Set 1 to 250 Inc. Young Guns
$272.98
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2012 13 Upper Deck hockey UD CANVAS Young Guns #C110 Chris Kreider
$24.99
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12-13 Upper Deck CANVAS Jussi RYNNAS #C118 YOUNG GUNS
$15.00
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12-13 UD Upper Deck Carter Ashton Young Guns Exclusives Rookie Card RC 010 100
$29.99
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TYLER CUMA 2012-13 Upper Deck YOUNG GUNS UD EXCLUSIVES x 10 HG SPECTRUM
$26.39
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JAKE ALLEN 2012-13 UPPER DECK #244 YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE CARD EXCELLENT CONDITION
$10.00
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2012-13 12-13 UD UPPER DECK HOCKEY SET 1-250 W YOUNG GUNS KRUG KREIDER +
$112.45
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SEAN MONAHAN 12 13 UPPER DECK EXCLUSIVES YOUNG GUNS RC 5 100
$31.00
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