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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2013-14 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS VLADIMIR TARASENKO ROOKIE RC
$15.00
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2012-13 Upper Deck Young Guns #202 206 BOSTON BRUINS Hockey Cards Lot of 2
$10.00
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2012-13 Upper Deck Young Guns #218 219 220 DALLAS STARS Hockey Cards Lot of 3
$12.00
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2012-13 Upper Deck Young Guns #207 223 224 231 242 243 Rookie Cards Lot of 6
$20.00
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2012-13 Upper Deck Young Guns #226 230 MINNESOTA WILD Hockey Cards Lot of 2
$10.00
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01 02 Upper Deck Jaromir Jagr Young Guns Exclusives 50!! Rare SP
$160.00
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2005-06 Upper Deck #205 Alexander STEEN Young Guns RC St. Louis Blues
$12.00
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2011-12 Upper Deck Young Guns CANVAS Lot Smith-Pelly, Voynov, Mark Scheifele RC
$13.99
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Patrick Kane 2007-08 Upper Deck Young Guns Rookie Card. Chicago Blackhawks
$60.00
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05-06 2005-06 UPPER DECK ALEX OVECHKIN CARTER YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE CHECKLIST 487
$11.99
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LEON DRAISAITL 2014 15 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS CANVAS ROOKIE RC OILERS C104
$14.95
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MARKO DANO 2014 15 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS CANVAS ROOKIE RC BLUE JACKETS C101
$10.00
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JIRI SEKAC 2014 15 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE RC CANADIANS #229 MINT CARD
$11.95
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2013-14 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS CANVAS FILIP FORSBERG
$10.50
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2010-11 upper deck young guns 20th anniversary #206 zach hamill rc
$15.00
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2011-12 UD NHL Series 2 Young Guns #476 Louis LEBLANC Rookie RC SP Upper Deck
$11.95
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2012-13 Upper Deck Exclusives Young Guns - REILLY SMITH (50 100) #219 Bruins
$20.00
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WARREN PETERS 2012-13 Upper Deck YOUNG GUNS UD EXCLUSIVES x 10 HG SPECTRUM
$19.95
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12 13 Upper Deck Young Guns Canvas #C104 Jason Zucker
$15.78
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12 13 Upper Deck Young Guns Gold Exclusives HG Rookie Warren Peters 10 230
$14.99
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2012-13 Upper Deck Young Guns Canvas Jaden Schwartz Rookie RC Card C116
$12.49
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2012-13 Upper Deck Series 1 Canvas Young Guns #C118 of Jussi Rynnas
$15.00
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12-13 2012-13 UPPER DECK MATT DONOVAN UD EXCLSUIVES YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE 100 236
$12.49
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2012-13 UPPER DECK JAKE ALLEN UD RC YOUNG GUNS ROOKIE ST LOUIS BLUES
$10.99
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2012-13 Upper Deck Young Guns Exclusives Matt Donovan RC 067 100!!
$15.00
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2012-13 Upper Deck Young Guns Canvas - #C115 Jake Allen
$11.99
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12-13 2012 Upper Deck hockey Canvas Young Guns Sven Baertschi C93
$34.99
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Jaden Schwartz 2012-13 Upper Deck Young Guns Canvas #C116 St Louis Blues
$14.99
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2012-13 Upper Deck Hockey Young Guns Canvas #110 Chris Kreider RC
$20.99
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2012-13 Upper Deck Young Guns #205 Torey Krug RC
$12.99
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2012 13 JAKE ALLEN Upper Deck CANVAS Young Guns Series1 C115
$15.50
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NATHAN MACKINNON 2012-13 UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS ERROR RC ROY
$31.00
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