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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MARK SCHEIFELE , 2011-12 , UPPER DECK , YOUNG GUNS , ROOKIE
$20.00
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HALL SUBBAN KADRI CHECKLIST YOUNG GUNS UPPER DECK 10 11
$14.99
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2009-10 Upper Deck Young Guns Antti Niemi
$18.42
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2009-10 Upper Deck Exclusives 491 Tyler Bozak Rookie Young Guns YG 38 100
$29.99
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SEAN COUTURIER 11 12 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS CANVAS ROOKIE
$20.00
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CODY HODGSON 11 12 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS CANVAS ROOKIE
$30.00
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13-14 UD UPPER DECK VIKTOR FASTH YOUNG GUNS Exclusives Rookie RC 089 100 #244
$14.99
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2011 12 UPPER DECK RYAN NUGENT-HOPKINS YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE CARD RC
$60.00
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★★2010-11 Upper Deck YG Exclusives DANA TYRELL 86 100 Young Guns Rookie
$13.81
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★★2010-11 Upper Deck YG Exclusives MATT TAORMINA 25 100 Young Guns Rookie
$13.81
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★★2010-11 Upper Deck YG Exclusives MARC OLIVER 85 100 Young Guns Rookie
$13.81
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★★2010-11 Upper Deck YG Exclusives ALEXANDER URBOM 18 100 Young Guns Rookie
$13.81
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★★2010-11 Upper Deck YG Exclusives CLAYTON STONER 3 100 Young Guns Rookie
$13.81
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★★2010-11 Upper Deck YG Exclusives CASEY WELLMAN # 100 Young Guns Rookie
$13.81
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2005-06 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE ALEXANDER OVECHKIN
$125.00
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2006 Upper Deck Kristopher Letang Young Guns Rookie Card! Penguins Nice!
$10.99
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Torey Krug 2012-13 Upper Deck Young Guns #205
$19.99
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12 13 Upper Deck Young Guns Canvas #C104 Jason Zucker
$15.78
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2012-13 Upper Deck Series 1 Canvas Young Guns #C118 of Jussi Rynnas
$15.00
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12-13 2012-13 UPPER DECK MATT DONOVAN UD EXCLSUIVES YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE 100 236
$12.49
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2012 13 JAKE ALLEN Upper Deck CANVAS Young Guns Series1 C115
$15.50
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2012-13 Upper Deck Series 1 Complete Set 1-250 with all Young Guns - NM+ KREIDER
$95.00
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2012-13 Upper Deck Young Guns - UD YG - Chris Kreider #237 - Combined Shipping
$12.50
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12-13 2012 Upper Deck hockey Canvas Young Guns Sven Baertschi C93
$34.99
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* Upper deck Young Guns 2012-13 JAKOB SILFVERBERG #238 Rookie card
$14.95
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2012-13 Upper Deck Young Guns Canvas Jaden Schwartz Card #C116 St Louis Blues
$16.55
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2012 13 Upper Deck Series 1 Ryan Garbutt Young Guns High Gloss 04 10 Dallas WOW
$60.00
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2012 13 Upper Deck hockey UD CANVAS Young Guns #C110 Chris Kreider
$19.99
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2012 12-13 Upper Deck Canvas #C110 Chris Kreider YG Young Guns RC Rookie
$39.99
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Torey Krug 12 13 Upper Deck #205 Young Guns SP RC
$19.95
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Tyson Barrie UD Upper Deck 2012-13 Young Guns Canvas #C96
$19.99
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2012 13 Upper Deck Series 1 Complete Set W Young Guns - Krug Baetschi Schwartz
$169.99
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