12-29-2012, 12:17 AM #1
UD Young Gun Designs: Best and Worst
I'm wondering what everyone's favorite designs are and vice-versa.
I like the basic designs and I almost always like what they roll out.
Best: 00-01. Really cool design IMO and I like the bronze backs. I'll take a Gaborik for the PC.
Worst: 09-10. Didn't dig the diagonal thing here, the oversized block lettering, and the photos look a little too close-up.
Runners Up: 01-02,
04-05 RC fail
12-29-2012, 12:28 AM #2
I have not liked the young guns since 05-06. they were perfect that year, and then 06-07 wasnt as good, but not horrible.. 07-08, they put the name inside the foil, and it was hard to read without the exact perfect lighting.. 08-09 had that horrible frilly design.. 09-10 was just primitive looking.. 10-11 Was a solid improvement, and the best since 05-06.. 11-12 I think look like European cards, I cant come up with a reason why, but thats what I think of when I see them.. and this year, its amost as if Upper deck said "Ahh screw it, we aint getting hockey, lets just get the temp to throw a design together!
12-29-2012, 10:40 AM #3
I'm a huge fan of 03-04 as well, but I actually really like 02-03 as well. 10-11 is definitely the best recent one and I hate 07-08 and 08-09. 08-09 is just weird to me and like afterdark said the names are almost impossible to read in 07-08Main PC: Marcus Kruger
Other PC: Tommy Wingels, Christian Friedrich, rookie year stuff of (Craig Smith, Justin Faulk, Cam Atkinson, Cam Fowler, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Ryan McDonagh, Derek Stepan, Brandon Saad, Andrew Shaw, John Carlson)
12-29-2012, 11:55 AM #4
05-06 definitely the best designed set with 10-11 a close second.
This years 12-13 looks absolutely horrible with the white borders to the sides.
12-29-2012, 12:12 PM #5
hmm, looks like i'm in the minority here, but i really like the 09/10 young guns. they have this wacky quasi-futuristic look to me that stands out ay more than any other year of young guns. my least favorite is the recent 11/12 design. it's a bit too bland and boring to me. i remember opening up packs and not being able to immediately know if there was a young gun in it or not.
my favorite design... and NO it's not just cuz it's couture's rookie year:
my least favorite (but this picture of RNH is awesome):
12-29-2012, 07:16 PM #6
I liked the 2009/10 YGs, along with 2011/12... my least favourites are this year's and 2007/08 and. My favourites?
12-29-2012, 07:16 PM #7
12-29-2012, 09:50 PM #8
12-30-2012, 04:10 AM #9
My top 3 would be