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Excitement builds for 2013-14 Young Guns rookie cards

Posted on 21st October 2013 by hockeymedia in Cards,Rookies,The Want List | Tags:

NHLExcitement continues to build for the upcoming 2013-14 hockey card sets that will include the new crop of NHL rookies, especially the annual favourite Upper Deck and its Young Guns subset. A Monday Upper Deck Blog post reminded us that the upcoming 2013-14 Upper Deck Series One hockey card release is less than three weeks away.

“Upper Deck’s Young Guns rookie cards have been going strong for decades and there is a HUGE fan base of collectors who enjoy chasing them down each season,” wrote Chris Carlin via the Upper Deck Blog.

This year marks the 24th annual edition of Upper Deck hockey cards, the longest running series in the hockey collector marketplace. The first series is released in early November, shortly before the Fall edition of the Sportcard & Memorabilia Expo. By timing the release for early November, the Upper Deck Company has the ability to include early October rookies in the new series (because a player must make his NHL debut before he is eligible to be included in an NHL-NHLPA trading card set).

This year’ 2013-14 Upper Deck hockey card set will include both key rookies from the 2012-13 campaign (all 2012-13 NHL debutants were ‘saved’ for 2013-14) and key rookies that have debuted at the start of the 2013-14 season (including several first-round picks from the 2013 NHL Entry Draft).

“Upper Deck’s sports coordinators work tirelessly to secure the best rookies possible for inclusion in the set for Upper Deck Series One and Series Two each year,” wrote Carlin. “Often better players are split for so there are key rookies to chase in both series. For the historic 2013-14 Upper Deck NHL Double Rookie Class series however, the team made the decision to load Series One up with the feeling being with so many other rookies available, others will step up during the season and make for great chase in Series Two.”

The Upper Deck Company has also published the 49-player checklist for this year’s Upper Deck Series One Young Guns subset.


UPPER DECK YOUNG GUNS

201 Carl Soderberg
202 Dougie Hamilton
203 Alex Galchenyuk
204 Brock Nelson
205 J.T. Miller
206 Jesper Fast
207 Nathan Beaulieu
208 Damien Brunner
209 Jean-Gabriel Pageau
210 Cory Conacher
211 Connor Carrick
212 Tom Wilson
213 Michael Latta
214 Ryan Murphy
215 Mikhail Grigorenko
216 Zemgus Girgensons
217 Rasmus Ristolainen
218 Morgan Rielly
219 Beau Bennett
220 Olli Maatta
221 DrewShore
222 Jonathan Huberdeau
223 Alex Killorn
224 Richard Panik
225 Boone Jenner
226 Ryan Murray
227 Danny DeKeyser
228 Seth Jones
229 Joakim Nordstrom
230 Vladimir Tarasenko
231 Mathew Dumba
232 Justin Fontaine
233 Charlie Coyle
234 Jonas Brodin
235 Alex Chiasson
236 Valeri Nichushkin
237 Jacob Trouba
238 Nathan MacKinnon
239 Lucas Lessio
240 Justin Schultz
241 Nail Yakupov
242 Sean Monahan
243 Sami Vatanen
244 Viktor Fasth
245 Emerson Etem
246 Tyler Toffoli
247 Matt Nieto
248 Tomas Hertl
249 Nicklas Jensen
250 MacKinnon/Jones/Galchenyuk CL

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