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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UPPER DECK 13 14 ALEX KILLORN YOUNG GUNS ACETATE RC CARD TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
$40.00
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UPPER DECK 13 14 JEAN-G PAGEAU YOUNG GUNS ACETATE RC CARD OTTAWA SENATORS
$40.00
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UPPER DECK 13 14 CONNOR CARRICK YOUNG GUNS ACETATE RC CARD WASHINGTON CAPIT
$40.00
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12-13 UPPER DECK SERIES 1 YOUNG GUNS COMPLETE SET 201-250 SCHWARTZ KREIDER RC
$199.99
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13-14 UPPER DECK SERIES 1 YOUNG GUNS COMPLETE SET 201-250 MacKINNON YAKUPOV RC
$299.99
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Lot 36 carte card: young guns, canvas, mvp,rookie, Upper Deck 2012 13
$16.00
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CODY HODGSON 2011 2012 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS #245
$19.95
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ZACK KASSIAN 2011 2012 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS #455
$19.95
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05-06 UD Upper Deck Young Guns Jeff Carter Rookie Card RC #444 Mint
$14.99
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2007 07 08 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS TUUKKA RASK RC # 456 BRUINS HOT CARD
$39.99
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2013-14 MORGAN RIELLY UPPER DECK SERIES 1 YOUNG GUNS #218 LEAFS..PRE-SELL
$25.99
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2006 07 SHEA WEBER UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE YG RC UD
$12.99
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10 11 Upper Deck Korbinian Holzer Young Guns Rookie Exclusives High Gloss! 4 10
$150.00
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2009 10 Upper Deck Logan Couture Young Guns RC Sharks
$20.00
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2013-14 13-14 Upper Deck Canvas Young Guns RC - Brendan Gallagher # C93
$14.38
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2005 Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers, Upper Deck Young Guns Rookie Card.
$30.00
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12-13 UPPER DECK SERIES 1 YOUNG GUNS COMPLETE SET 201-250 SCHWARTZ KREIDER RC
$199.99
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2012-13 Upper Deck UD Exclusives Young Guns Rookie LANE MACDERMID Bruins 061 100
$14.95
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2012-13 Upper Deck UD Exclusives Young Guns Rookie MAT CLARK Ducks 093 100
$14.95
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2012-13 Upper Deck UD MAXIME SAUVE #90 100 Rookie Young Guns UD Exclusives RC
$19.95
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2012-13 Upper Deck UD Exclusives Young Guns Rookie ANDREW JOUDREY 045 100
$14.95
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12-13 UD Canvas Reilly Smith Young Guns Rookie Upper Deck
$19.99
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2012-13 Upper Deck Exclusives card #233 of Chet Pickard #068 100 (Young Guns)
$10.00
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2012-13 UPPER DECK - J.T. BROWN #C117 CANVAS YOUNG GUNS (TL)
$11.99
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2012-13 UPPER DECK - SVEN BAERTSCHI #C93 CANVAS YOUNG GUNS (TL)
$39.99
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2012-13 Upper Deck Young Guns Canvas Jaden Schwartz Rookie RC Card C116
$12.49
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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 SET YOUNG GUNS INSERTS JERSEYS $$$
$300.00
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12-13 Upper Deck Young Guns Chris Kreider New York Rangers Rookie RC
$19.99
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2012-13 Upper Deck Series 1 Set 1 to 250 Inc. Young Guns
$272.06
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12-13 Upper Deck CANVAS Jussi RYNNAS #C118 YOUNG GUNS
$15.00
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12 13 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS SET 201-250 BAERTSCHI KREIDER SCHWARTZ MISSING 1
$79.95
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