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2017-18 Upper Deck Young Guns Guide and Gallery

2017-18 Upper Deck Young Guns Guide and Gallery

Easily one of the most popular NHL releases each year, the 2017-18 Upper Deck Young Guns set is the newest part of a storied collecting tradition. Although the hobby has become dominated by extremely low-numbered hits that feature high-end elements, the Young Guns rookie card line appears to be the exception to the rule, as it maintains a healthy interest without needing anything more than a first-year player and a nice image.

While collectors were spoiled by the likes of Connor McDavid for 2015-16, and Auston Matthews in 2016-17, the 2017-18 Upper Deck Young Guns checklist has proven quite strong thanks to Brock Boeser and Charlie McAvoy, among others. That's why you never bet against Young Guns, a set that has outlived many other aspects of the hobby since it started during the 1990-91 season.

The 2017-18 Upper Deck Series 1 Young Guns set is the place to find top overall pick Nico Hischier of the New Jersey Devils. Collectors must look to Series 2 for the second pick, Nolan Patrick, but he is part of the Canvas Young Guns insert in Series 1. Clayton Keller is another name that is saved for Series 2. Of course, there are likely to be a few rookie surprises along the way, and many hometown favorites to add to your collection, as well.

See Also: Ultimate Upper Deck Young Guns Checklist Guide

While they combine to average 1:4 packs and six per hobby box, the overall 2017-18 Upper Deck Young Guns checklist makes individual players a little tougher to uncover. Plus, there are numbered Exclusives (#/100) and High Gloss (#/10) parallels, and the hobby-only Clear Cut PETG versions (1:72 packs).

In addition, the final 2017-18 Upper Deck Young Guns of the year come as an update insert in 2017-18 SP Authentic, averaging 1:13 packs.

Without further ado, your 2017-18 Upper Deck Young Guns checklist awaits. Peruse the options below to find your preferred choice, or eliminate the work with a full '17-18 Young Guns set. 

2017-18 Upper Deck Young Guns Checklist

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Series 1

2017-18 Upper Deck Young Guns Series 1 Checklist

50 cards. Found in 2017-18 UD Series 1.


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Series 2

2017-18 Upper Deck Young Guns Series 2 Checklist

50 cards. Found in 2017-18 UD Series 2.

SP Authentic

2017-18 Upper Deck Young Guns SP Authentic Checklist

12 cards. Found in 2017-18 SP Authentic.

Trey is a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. In more recent years, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options.

User Comments


David Rittich is not here … :(


Hey Kenneth, If Alex Lyon does get a Young Gun, it will probably be in the 18-19 series 1 set, maybe series 2. That’s if he gets a Young Gun at all. A lot of Goaltenders slip through the cracks, and don’t end up getting a Young Gun. Lyon has started 3 games with Philly this season, but his true rookie season will be next year.
As for Dansk, he is one of the players that I was talking about that never got a Young Gun. His rookie cards came out in 15-16 when he was with Columbus. He never really made a name for himself until he got to Vegas. But he has rookie cards. I know he has some MVP stuff, and he has some SP Gmae Used rookie cards. His SP Game Used Authentic Rookie /35 is probably his most valuable True Rookie. However, he never got a Young Gun
I think I get your point and I agree with you. like I said, a lot of Goaltenders slip thru the Caracas and never get a Young Gun. Jonathan Quick never got a Young Gun. Imagine how much that card would be worth. His SPA Future Watch is not even autographed and it’s the most valuable card in the set. It’s more valuable than Patrick Kane’s Autographed Future Watch and I think it has the same value as the Toews and Price Autographed FW cards. And it’s NOT Autographed. It sucks he never got a Young Gun. And that happens a lot with Goaltenders. Upper Deck needs to step it up there.


They printed Dylan Ferguson but not Oskar Dansk or Alex Lyon. Seems criminal to me. I’m hoping the SP authentic insert will be better.

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