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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2007 08 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS #237 BRIAN ELLIOTT RC KSA 10 GEM MINT!! BLUES
$17.92
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2010 11 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS #247 NAZEM KADRI RC KSA 10 GEM MINT!! MAPLE LEAFS
$26.88
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2011 12 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS CHECKLIST #250 NUGENT-HOPKINS KSA 10 GEM MINT!!
$13.44
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2000 2001 UD Upper Deck young guns Exclusives (tier 2)Petr Mika 25
$28.99
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2007-08 Upper Deck Young Guns Peter Mueller Rookie RC
$16.25
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2011-12 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE # 214 RYAN NUGENT-HOPKINS
$64.99
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2006-07 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE # 240 KRISTOPHER LETANG
$29.99
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2011-12 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE # 208 GABRIEL LANDESKOG
$19.99
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2012-13 Upper Deck Series 1 Canvas Young Guns #C118 of Jussi Rynnas
$15.00
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10-11 2010-11 UPPER DECK HALL SUBBAN KADRI FRENCH CHECKLIST YOUNG GUNS CL 250
$11.99
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2005-06 Upper Deck Young Guns #443
$26.00
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2011-12 UPPER DECK ALEXEI YEMELIN UD RC YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE SP #220 CANADIENS
$11.99
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2010-11 UPPER DECK - MARCUS JOHANSSON YOUNG GUNS #249
$11.99
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2008-09 Upper Deck Young Guns Exclusives NIKITA FILATOV 100
$12.00
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11 12 UPPER DECK CODY HODGSON YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE CARD YG RC UD
$10.00
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2008-09 Upper Deck Hockey Young Guns 44 out of 50!! Missing 201,218,248,249,250
$89.99
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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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12-13 2012 Upper Deck hockey Canvas Young Guns Sven Baertschi C93
$34.99
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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 hockey UD CANVAS Young Guns #C110 Chris Kreider
$19.99
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2012-13 Upper Deck Young Guns Canvas Jaden Schwartz Card #C116 St Louis Blues
$17.89
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CHRIS KREIDER JADEN SCHWARTZ 12-13 Upper Deck YOUNG GUNS CANVAS #C120 Checklist
$14.95
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2012 13 Upper Deck Series 1 Complete Set W Young Guns - Krug Baetschi Schwartz
$149.99
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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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Tyson Barrie UD Upper Deck 2012-13 Young Guns Canvas #C96
$19.99
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2012-13 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS #245 JADEN SCHWARTZ St. LOUIS BLUES FREE SHIPPING
$11.00
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2012-13 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS #237 CHRIS KREIDER N.Y. ISLANDERS FREE SHIPPING
$15.00
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2012-13 Upper Deck Hockey Young Guns Canvas #110 Chris Kreider RC
$20.99
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2012-13 Upper Deck Young Guns #205 Torey Krug RC
$12.99
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Torey Krug 12 13 Upper Deck #205 Young Guns SP RC
$19.95
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2012-13 Upper Deck Young Guns Canvas Jaden Schwartz Rookie RC Card C116
$12.49
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