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.
Admittedly, the 2017-18 Upper Deck Young Guns checklist is not as strong on paper as prior years, as collectors were spoiled by the likes of Connor McDavid in 2015-16, and Auston Matthews in 2016-17. Nevertheless, 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.
Leading the way this time, 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 will have to wait until 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.
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).
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 Series 1 Checklist
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