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.

Top eBay Listings

2005-06 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE ALEXANDER OVECHKIN
$125.00

Chris Kreider UD Upper Deck 2012-13 Young Guns #237
$35.00

Victor Hedman UD Upper Deck 2009-10 Young Guns #202
$12.00

2013-14 UPPER DECK MORGAN RIELLY UD RC YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE #218 MAPLE LEAFS
$14.99

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

Lot of (4) 2007 07-28 Upper Deck YG Young Guns #228 Jaroslav Halak RC Rookie
$25.99

2011-12 Upper Deck Series 1 Canvas Young Guns # C95 of Brandon Saad
$17.50

2014-15 Upper Deck - Young Guns lot of 91 Cards - Drouin Horvat Paquette
$200.05

2013-14 Upper Deck Young Guns Acetate #220 Olli Maatta Pittsburgh Penguins
$150.00

13-14 2013-14 UPPER DECK TOMAS HERTL YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE RC 248 SAN JOSE SHARKS
$29.99

2000 00-01 Upper Deck Young Guns YG Rookie #198 Dany Heatley RC Minnesota Wild
$29.99

09-10 Upper Deck Young Guns YG UD Exclusives #227 John Negrin RC 11 100 Flames
$14.99

09-10 Upper Deck Young Guns YG UD Exclusives #241 T.J. Galiardi RC 100 100
$19.99

2010-11 UPPER DECK 20TH ANNIVERSARY PARALLEL YOUNG GUNS ANDREW BODNARCHUK 208
$11.99

2010-11 UPPER DECK 20TH ANNIVERSARY PARALLEL YOUNG GUNS DANA TYRELL 245
$11.99

2004-05 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS RETRO LOT OF TWELVE SHORT PRINTS
$14.99
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Also, find our complete guide to Upper Deck Hockey cards.

Top eBay Listings

Chris Kreider UD Upper Deck 2012-13 Young Guns #237
$35.00

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

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

2012-13 upper deck YOUNG GUNS EXCLUSIVES 100 JAKE ALLEN ROOKIE CARD 12 13 RC
$34.95

2012-13 Upper Deck Series 1 Jussi Rynas Young Guns Exclusives 71 100
$20.00

2012 12-13 Upper Deck Canvas #C107 Chet Pickard YG Young Guns RC Rookie
$11.99

2012-13 Upper Deck Exclusives #211 Brandon Bollig YG Young Guns RC Rookie 51 100
$14.99

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

2012-13 UPPER DECK ** YOUNG GUNS HIGH GLOSS EXCLUSIVES ** CARTER ASHTON # 02 10
$29.99

BRANDON BOLLIG 2012-13 Upper Deck Young Guns UD Exclusives # 100 Rookie Chicago
$12.95

J.T. BROWN 2012-13 ROOKIE UPPER DECK EXCLUSIVES YOUNG GUNS HOLO GOLD #'D 10
$66.99

2012-13 UPPER DECK - GABRIEL DUMONT CANVAS YOUNG GUNS #C106
$11.99

(19) 2012-13 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS no duplicates HUNWICK ASHTON ZUCKER GOLOUBEF
$13.99

2012-13 UPPER DECK - CHRIS KREIDER YOUNG GUNS #237
$39.99

UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS 2012-13 OF CHRIS KREIDER FOR NEW YORK RANGERS
$17.50

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