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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Torey Krug 12 13 Upper Deck #205 Young Guns SP RC
$19.95

10-11 2010-11 UPPER DECK ROBIN LEHNER YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE 486 OTTAWA SENATORS
$11.99

2006 07 UD UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS BRANDON PRUST RC ROOKIE EXCLUSIVES 100
$19.99

Dany Heatley 2000-01 Upper Deck Hockey Young Guns Rookie Card *P446
$39.95

2013-14 UPPER DECK PRINT PLATE CYAN NASHVILLE'S SETH JONES YOUNG GUNS 1 1 MINT
$30.99

SAM GAGNER 07-08 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE
$30.00

2005-06 upper deck alexander ovechkin young guns rookie #443
$50.00

2014-15 UPPER DECK SERIES 1 YOUNG GUNS COMPLETE SET 201-250 GAUDREAU, EKBLAD $$
$179.99

2013-14 Upper Deck Canvas Young Guns Jonathan Huberdeau rookie
$19.99

2013-14 Upper Deck Young Guns Tomas Hertl rookie
$17.99

2013-14 Upper Deck Young Guns Nail Yakupov rookie
$17.99

2008-09 upper deck young guns rookie steven stamkos # 245 gem mint card
$50.00

2013-14 13 14 Upper Deck Acetate Young Guns Jerry D'amigo Leafs
$20.00

2010-11 taylor hall upper deck young guns rookie #219
$25.00

2010-11 jordan eberle upper deck young guns rookie #220
$25.00

2009-10 UPPER DECK PIETRANGELO STAMKOS DOUGHTY UD RC YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE CHECKLIST
$14.99
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Also, find our complete guide to Upper Deck Hockey cards.

Top eBay Listings

Torey Krug 12 13 Upper Deck #205 Young Guns SP RC
$19.95

2012-13 Upper Deck Young Guns Series 1 Michael Hutchinson # 206
$10.60

12 13 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS SVEN BAERTSCHI RC CARD NO C93 CALGARY FLAMES
$12.99

2012-13 Upper Deck Series 1 Canvas Young Guns #C104 of Jason Zucker
$10.00

2012-13 upper deck chris kreider young guns exclusives #3 10
$149.99

CHRIS KREIDER 2012-13 UPPER DECK Series One YOUNG GUNS Rookie CARD #237 NEW YORK
$14.99

2012-13 Upper Deck Series 1 Canvas Young Guns #C120 Young Guns Checklist
$20.00

2012-13 UPPER DECK ** YOUNG GUNS HIGH GLOSS EXCLUSIVES ** CARTER ASHTON # 02 10
$99.99

2012-13 UPPER DECK MIKE HUTCHINSON # 206 YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE * HOT *
$10.99

(19) 2012-13 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS no duplicates HUNWICK ASHTON ZUCKER GOLOUBEF
$18.99

CHET PICKARD 2012-13 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS EXCLUSIVES ROOKIE CARD 64 100
$11.99

12 13 UPPER DECK - SVEN BAERTSCHI RC - YOUNG GUNS - SERIES 1 - UD
$19.99

12-13 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS EXCLUSIVES # 247 CARTER ASHTON TORONTO 055 100
$10.00

2012 13 Upper Deck Series 1 Ryan Garbutt Young Guns High Gloss 04 10 Dallas WOW
$50.00

Jaden Schwartz 2012-13 Upper Deck Young Guns Canvas #C116 St Louis Blues
$12.99

2012 13 Upper Deck Series 1 Complete Set W Young Guns - Krug Baetschi Schwartz
$189.99
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