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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Brad Marchand 09 10 Upper Deck #452 Young Guns SP RC
$19.95

09-10 2009-10 UPPER DECK MICHAL NEUVIRTH YOUNG GUNS 235 WASHINGTON CAPITALS
$11.99

2001 02 Upper Deck Alexander Frolov Young Guns Rookie Card
$17.99

2010-11 Upper Deck Young Guns Nazem Kadri Rc # 247
$22.00

2010-11 Upper Deck Young Guns (Jeunes Lanceurs) Sergei Bobrovsky Rc # 240 BV:30$
$22.00

2013-2014 UD UPPER DECK HOCKEY BRENDAN GALLAGHER YOUNG GUNS RC ROOKIE CARD #477
$10.50

2010-11 Upper Deck UD YG Young Guns #220 Jordan Eberle RC Oilers Rookie Card
$29.99

11-12 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS ADAM HENRIQUE RC #226
$19.99

★★2009-10 Upper Deck Exclusives High Gloss CAL O'REILLY 6 10 Young Guns Rookie
$86.13

Justin Schultz Upper Deck Exclusives 057 100 Card #240 Young Guns Oilers
$19.99

2014-15 Upper Deck Young Guns Lot 6 Cards Johnny Gaudreau, Percy, Karlsson +MORE
$39.00

2005-06 UPPER DECK CAM WARD YG UD RC YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE #229 CAROLINA HURRICANES
$14.99

Nail Yakupov 13 14 Upper Deck #241 Young Guns SP RC
$14.95

LOT OF 175 BOBBY HOLIK 90-91 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE
$40.00

LOT OF 150 WES WALZ 90-91 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE
$20.00

LOT OF 75 JOHAN GARPENLOV 90-91 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE
$15.00
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Also, find our complete guide to Upper Deck Hockey cards.

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

12-13 Upper Deck Young Guns # 212 Tyson Barrie exclusives 100
$50.00

12-13 Upper Deck Young Guns # 212 Tyson Barrie
$11.00

12 13 Upper Deck Young Guns Canvas #C104 Jason Zucker
$15.78

12 13 Upper Deck Young Guns Gold Exclusives HG Rookie Warren Peters 10 230
$14.99

2012-13 Upper Deck Series 1 Canvas Young Guns #C118 of Jussi Rynnas
$10.00

2012-13 Upper Deck #208 Sven Baertschi Young Guns RC Grade 9 Mint ACA
$16.99

12-13 2012-13 UPPER DECK MATT DONOVAN UD EXCLSUIVES YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE 100 236
$12.49

12-13 Upper Deck Exclusives Carter Camper Young Guns 44 100 Rookie RC Boston
$25.00

2012-13 Upper Deck Jaden Schwartz Young Guns Canvas Rookie #C116 Gem MT 10!!
$13.99

12-13 2012 Upper Deck hockey Canvas Young Guns Sven Baertschi C93
$34.99

2012-13 UPPER DECK..."YOUNG GUNS""...# 237...***CHRIS KREIDER***...
$12.49

2012-13 Upper Deck Young Guns Exclusives Matt Donovan RC 067 100!!
$15.00

2012 13 JAKE ALLEN Upper Deck CANVAS Young Guns Series1 C115
$15.50

2012-13 Upper Deck #245 Jaden Schwartz Blues Young Guns Rookie Card RC
$20.00

2012-13 Upper Deck UD Canvas #C 96 Tyson Barrie Young Guns Rookie
$25.00
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