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

UPPER DECK 13 14 DOUGIE HAMILTON YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE CARD BOSTON BRUINS
$12.00

UPPER DECK 13 14 ALEX GALCHENYUK YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE CARD MONTREAL CANADIENS
$40.00

UPPER DECK 13 14 ZEMGUS GIRGENSONS YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE CARD BUFFALO SABRES
$10.00

UPPER DECK 13 14 MORGAN RIELLY YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE CARD TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS
$15.00

Sean Couturier Young Guns Rookie 11 12 Upper Deck Must Grade!
$19.99

2010-11 Upper Deck UD YG Young Guns #223 Brayden Schenn RC Flyers Rookie Card
$19.99

13-14 Upper Deck Filip Forsberg Young Guns GEM MT 10 #451
$16.50

2013-14 UPPER DECK NATHAN MACKINNON UD EXCLUSIVES YOUNG GUNS RC 100
$599.99

11-12 2011-12 UPPER DECK BLAKE GEOFFRION UD EXCLUSIVES YOUNG GUNS RC 100 224
$23.99

Tomas Hertl 13 14 Upper Deck # 248 Young Guns SP RC
$19.95

11 12 UD YOUNG GUNS CARL HAGELIN RC (#484) UPPER DECK ROOKIE CARD
$15.00

2009-10 UPPER DECK JOEL RECHLICZ UD RC EXCLUSIVE YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE 100 244
$19.99

2009-10 UPPER DECK MATT PELECH UD RC EXCLUSIVE YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE 100 245
$19.99

10-11 2010-11 UPPER DECK ERIC TANGRADI UD EXCLUSIVES YOUNG GUNS 100 241 PENGUIN
$14.99

08-09 2008-09 UPPER DECK JOHN MITCHELL YOUNG GUNS UD EXCLUSIVES 100 246 LEAFS
$12.49

2008 Drew Doughty Upper Deck Young Guns Rookie Gem Mint 10 #220
$27.89
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Also, find our complete guide to Upper Deck Hockey cards.

Top eBay Listings

Upper Deck 12 13 2012 2013 Young Guns Set
$76.22

Chris Kreider, New York Rangers,2012-13, Upper Deck Young Guns Rookie Card, #237
$25.00

2012 13 Upper Deck Series 1 Mark Stone Young Guns Calder Winner?? COOL
$26.00

Mark Stone 12-13 Upper Deck Young Guns Exclusives 100 Sens! Rare SP yg
$74.99

2012-13 Upper Deck Young Guns RC COMPLETE 50 Card Set (201-250) Kreider Stone
$72.41

2012-13 UPPER DECK SERIES 1 JAKE ALLEN YOUNG GUNS UD CANVAS #C115 UD YG 12 13
$12.21

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

2012-13 UPPER DECK - JORDAN NOLAN UD CANVAS YOUNG GUNS #C103
$11.99

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

12 13 UPPER DECK ANDREW JOUDREY YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE HIGH GLOSS EXCLUSIVES 4 10 HG
$42.49

12 13 UPPER DECK CHRIS KREIDER YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE #237 RC SP UD
$16.99

12 13 UPPER DECK JASON ZUCKER YOUNG GUNS CANVAS #104 ROOKIE SP RC YG
$12.74

12 13 UPPER DECK SVEN BAERTSCHI YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE #208 RC SP UD
$12.74

12 13 Upper Deck Young Guns Rookie Card - Jaden Schwartz # 245
$22.99
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