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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09-10 2009-10 UPPER DECK PERTTU LINDGREN YOUNG GUNS EXCLUSIVE ROOKIE 100 STARS
$19.99

P.K. SUBBAN 2010-11 10 11 Upper Deck Young Guns Variation 9.5 Rookie Card #231
$147.15

12-13 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS #239 MARK STONE
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14-15 UD SP AUTHENTIC UPPER DECK UPDATE 14 LOT - YOUNG GUNS + BASE CARDS
$19.18

2015 Upper Deck BOBBY ORR AUTO 4 5 Priority Signings Jersey # Expo Young Guns!!
$181.50

NAZEM KADRI 2010-11 UPPER DECK FRENCH YOUNG GUNS RC ROOKIE SP
$24.99

2014-15 Upper Deck Series Set of Young Guns
$22.00

2002-03 UPPER DECK, YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE CARD #443 JASON SPEZZA (Rc) SENATORS!!!
$79.99

2011 11-12 Upper Deck #206 Marcus Kruger YG RC Young Guns Rookie
$14.99

2011 11-12 Upper Deck #214 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins YG RC Young Guns Rookie
$49.99

2011 11-12 Upper Deck #229 Mika Zibanejad YG RC Young Guns Rookie
$14.99

2011 11-12 Upper Deck #226 Adam Henrique YG RC Young Guns Rookie
$19.99

2011 11-12 Upper Deck #245 Cody Hodgson YG RC Young Guns Rookie
$19.99

2011 11-12 Upper Deck #455 Zack Kassian YG RC Young Guns Rookie
$19.99

2011 11-12 Upper Deck #235 Matt Read YG RC Young Guns Rookie
$11.99

2011 11-12 Upper Deck #484 Carl Hagelin YG RC Young Guns Rookie
$19.99
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Also, find our complete guide to Upper Deck Hockey cards.

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12-13 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS #239 MARK STONE
$29.95

2012-13 Upper Deck Young Guns RC Canvas Mark Stone #C111
$24.99

2012-13 UPPER DECK - JUSSI RYNNAS UD CANVAS YOUNG GUNS #C118
$17.49

2012-13 Upper Deck Young Guns Canvas Torey Krug UD Boston Bruins
$14.99

2012 13 UD UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS Mark Stone RC ROOKIE EXCLUSIVES 100
$69.99

Mark Stone 12-13 Upper Deck Young guns #239
$12.99

2012-13 Upper Deck Young Guns Rookie card #245 of Jaden Schwartz
$12.00

12 13 Upper Deck Young Guns Rookie Card - Jaden Schwartz # 245
$19.54

12-13 Upper Deck KREIDER Young Guns SP RC #237 New York Rangers Rookie UD CHRIS
$30.00

SERGEI FEDOROV 1990-91 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE 2012-13 HISTORY OF HOCKEY
$19.99

Chris Kreider UD Upper Deck 2012-13 Young Guns #237
$12.00

12 13 UPPER DECK MARK STONE YOUNG GUNS RC #239 SENATORS
$19.99

12 13 UPPER DECK CHRIS KREIDER YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE #237 RC SP UD
$19.99

12 13 UPPER DECK JASON ZUCKER YOUNG GUNS CANVAS #104 ROOKIE SP RC YG
$14.99

12 13 UPPER DECK ANDREW JOUDREY YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE HIGH GLOSS EXCLUSIVES 4 10 HG
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12 13 UPPER DECK SVEN BAERTSCHI YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE #208 RC SP UD
$14.99
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