10 Best 1990 Upper Deck Hockey Cards

The 1990 Upper Deck Hockey set is still popular 30 years on, even if the average price of the cards hasn’t increased by much in the meantime. 

That isn’t to say that there aren’t some gems to be found when looking at PSA 10 versions; it’s just that the majority are worth little compared to other options from the era. That said, several viable long-term investments can be found within the set.

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We’ve included information about eight of the best 1990 Upper Deck Hockey cards if you’re hoping for potential investment pieces and a checklist for the Superstar Hologram insert. 

The first-ever Upper Deck hockey release, the set has 550 cards in total. The company aimed big and was boosted by a substantial collection of rookies making their NHL debut that year.

The first 400 are known as the ‘Low Series,’ and the final 150 make up the ‘High Series’. They were boxed separately, although High Series packs have all 550 cards.

It’s also worth mentioning that 1990-91 Upper Deck French has the same checklist. There’s a slight discrepancy in value between the two sets, while the French cards used to sell for a significant premium as they were mistakenly thought to have lower print runs than their US counterparts. 

 

8. 1990 Upper Deck Mario Lemieux (base) #144

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Mario Lemieux is a Pittsburgh Penguins legend who brought the franchise out of bankruptcy in 1999. He was just as important on the ice, which is how his base card from the UD set takes the first spot on this list. 

The only US rookie card to feature Le Magnifique, it features a simple action shot of the player, while his name and position are found on a yellow tab at the bottom.

 

7. 1990 Upper Deck Wayne Gretzky (base) #54

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One of several Wayne Gretzky cards included in this set, the #54 base version is often disregarded due to the Superstar Hologram inserts, which feature the player heavily. 

While the 1990 UD base card will never match up with his 1979 RC, it’s still one of the better cards when looking at gem mint versions. It features a close-up action shot of the player, with his face and shirt number on the show. The ‘French’ version is often preferred by collectors and can be identified by the bilingual text found in reverse.

 

6. 1990 Upper Deck Felix Potvin RC #458

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Felix Potvin is best known for his run with the Toronto Maple Leafs, where he helped the franchise to some deep playoff runs in the early ‘90s. He missed out on the spot in the HoF, which is a slight disappointment for collectors, but it does mean that RC from the set is one of the more affordable pieces when looking at gem mint copies. 

 

5. 1990 Upper Deck Curtis Joseph RC #175

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Instantly recognizable due to his custom helmets, Curtis Joseph retired with the most career wins (454) of any goaltender in NHL history who never played on a Stanley Cup-winning team.

The debate surrounding his Hall of Fame credentials continues to rage on, and he missed another chance to be inducted in 2020. His RC prices would jump if he were to be considered, but goaltenders have been habitually overlooked.

 

4. 1990 Upper Deck Ed Belfour RC #55

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Ed Belfour is a name that should be familiar to collectors in their 30s. Another goaltender, this time we’re looking at a Stanley Cup winner, who also won an NCAA championship and an Olympic Gold medal with Canada. His card is in the ‘Star Rookie’ subset, with a small logo in the bottom right corner.  

 

3. 1990 Upper Deck Sergei Fedorov RC #525

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Next up is Sergei Fedorov. The first player to defect from the former Soviet Union to play in the NHL, he went on to win the Hart Memorial Trophy. Fedorov’s card is in the ‘High Series’ Young Guns subset. The card shows Sergei battling for the puck in front of the net and has a classic Young Guns graphic in the bottom right-hand corner. 

 

2. 1990 Upper Deck Pavel Bure RC #526

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Pavel Bure is another big name from the era and recorded 60 goal seasons in 1992 and ‘93. Why does he earn second place on this list compared to Belfour? This was the first time we were introduced to the UD “Young Guns” cards (Bure and Fedorov were the first two players chosen).

 

1. 1990 Upper Deck Jaromir Jagr #356

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If you’re looking at RCs from the 1990 UD set, Jaromir Jagr is the undisputed king. He’s associated with the Penguins due to spending 11 of his 24 NHL seasons with the franchise. 

He scored 439 goals and 640 assists for the team, while he’s still an active player as of 2021. Any collectors over 30 will likely have fond memories of the card itself, which has finally become good for long-term holders. 

 

1990 Upper Deck Hockey Card Values

  1. 1990 Upper Deck Jaromir Jagr RC #356 PSA 10 – $160 to $220
  2. 1990 Upper Deck Pavel Bure RC #526 PSA 10 – $150 to $215

 

Superstar Hologram List 

The Superstar Hologram set is the only insert included in the 1990 UD release. The nine-card collection features Wayne Gretzky, Steve Yzerman, Brett Hull, and Mark Messier. They give the impression of movement when tilted sideways, which makes for a slightly outdated design in the present day. 

  • Wayne Gretzky – Shooting
  • Wayne Gretzky – Standing
  • Wayne Gretzky – Stopping
  • Brett Hull
  • Brett Hull, Mark Messier
  • Mark Messier
  • Mark Messier, Steve Yzerman
  • Steve Yzerman

Unfortunately, many have failed to retain any value, especially compared to the cards we’ve listed above. 

 

Checklist

This is a massive set of cards like many of the sports cards in the 1990s and in particular, Upper Deck Hockey.

1 David Volek – New York Islanders
2 Brian Propp – Boston Bruins
3 Wendel Clark – Toronto Maple Leafs
4 Adam Creighton – Chicago Blackhawks
5 Mark Osborne – Toronto Maple Leafs
6 Murray Craven – Philadelphia Flyers
7 Doug Crossman – New York Islanders
8 Mario Marois – Quebec Nordiques
9 Curt Giles – Minnesota North Stars
10 Rick Wamsley – Calgary Flames
11 Troy Mallette – New York Rangers RC
12 John Cullen – Pittsburgh Penguins
13 Miloslav Horava – New York Rangers RC
14 Kevin Stevens – Pittsburgh Penguins RC
15 David Shaw – New York Rangers
16 Randy Wood – New York Islanders
17 Peter Zezel – St. Louis Blues
18 Glenn Healy – New York Islanders RC
19 Sergio Momesso – St. Louis Blues RC
20 Don Maloney – New York Islanders
21 Craig Muni – Edmonton Oilers
22 Phil Housley – Buffalo Sabres
23 Martin Gelinas – Edmonton Oilers RC
24 Alexander Mogilny – Buffalo Sabres RC
25 John Byce – Boston Bruins RC
26 Joe Nieuwendyk – Calgary Flames
27 Ron Tugnutt – Quebec Nordiques
28 Don Barber – Minnesota North Stars RC
29 Gary Roberts – Calgary Flames
30 Basil McRae – Minnesota North Stars
31 Phil Bourque – Pittsburgh Penguins
32 Mike Richter – New York Rangers RC
33 Zarley Zalapski – Pittsburgh Penguins
34 Bernie Nicholls – New York Rangers
35 Bob Corkum – Buffalo Sabres RC
36 Rod Brind’Amour – St. Louis Blues RC
37 Mark Fitzpatrick – New York Islanders RC
38 Gino Cavallini – St. Louis Blues
39 Mick Vukota – New York Islanders RC
40 Mike Lalor – St. Louis Blues RC
41 Dave Andreychuk – Buffalo Sabres
42 Bill Ranford – Edmonton Oilers
43 Pierre Turgeon – Buffalo Sabres
44 Mark Messier – Edmonton Oilers
45 Rob Blake – Los Angeles Kings RC
46 Mike Modano – Minnesota North Stars RC
47 Theoren Fleury – Calgary Flames
48 Neal Broten – Minnesota North Stars
49 Paul Gillis – Quebec Nordiques
50 Doug Bodger – Buffalo Sabres
51 Stephan Lebeau – Montreal Canadiens RC
52 Larry Robinson – Los Angeles Kings
53 Dale Hawerchuk – Winnipeg Jets
54 Wayne Gretzky – Los Angeles Kings
55 Ed Belfour – Chicago Blackhawks RC
56 Steve Yzerman – Detroit Red Wings
57 Rod Langway – Washington Capitals
58 Bernie Federko – Detroit Red Wings
59 Mario Lemieux – Pittsburgh Penguins
60 Doug Lidster – Vancouver Canucks
61 Dave Christian – Boston Bruins
62 Rob Ramage – Toronto Maple Leafs
63 Jeremy Roenick – Chicago Blackhawks RC
64 Ray Bourque – Boston Bruins
65 Jon Morris – New Jersey Devils RC
66 Sean Burke – New Jersey Devils
67 Ron Francis – Hartford Whalers
68 Ron Sutter – Philadelphia Flyers
69 Peter Sidorkiewicz – Hartford Whalers
70 Sylvain Turgeon – New Jersey Devils
71 Dave Ellett – Winnipeg Jets
72 Bobby Smith – Montreal Canadiens
73 Luc Robitaille – Los Angeles Kings
74 Pat Elynuik – Winnipeg Jets
75 Jason Soules – Edmonton Oilers RC
76 Dino Ciccarelli – Washington Capitals
77 Vladimir Krutov – Vancouver Canucks RC
78 Lee Norwood – Detroit Red Wings
79 Brian Bradley – Vancouver Canucks
80 Michal Pivonka – Washington Capitals RC
81 Mark Laforest – Toronto Maple Leafs RC
82 Trent Yawney – Chicago Blackhawks
83 Tom Fergus – Toronto Maple Leafs
84 Andy Brickley – Boston Bruins
85 Dave Manson – Chicago Blackhawks
86 Gord Murphy – Philadelphia Flyers RC
87 Scott Young – Hartford Whalers
88 Tommy Albelin – New Jersey Devils
89 Ken Wregget – Philadelphia Flyers
90 Brad Shaw – Hartford Whalers RC
91 Mario Gosselin – Los Angeles Kings
92 Paul Fenton – Winnipeg Jets
93 Brian Skrudland – Montreal Canadiens
94 Thomas Steen – Winnipeg Jets
95 John Tonelli – Los Angeles Kings
96 Steve Chiasson – Detroit Red Wings
97 Mike Ridley – Washington Capitals
98 Garth Butcher – Vancouver Canucks
99 Daniel Shank – Detroit Red Wings RC
100 Checklist (#1-100)
101 Jamie Macoun – Calgary Flames
102 Wendell Young – Pittsburgh Penguins RC
103 Laurie Boschman – Winnipeg Jets
104 Paul Ranheim – Calgary Flames RC
105 Doug Smail – Winnipeg Jets
106 Shawn Chambers – Minnesota North Stars
107 Steve Weeks – Vancouver Canucks
108 Gaetan Duchesne – Minnesota North Stars
109 Kevin Hatcher – Washington Capitals
110 Paul Reinhart – Vancouver Canucks
111 Shawn Burr – Detroit Red Wings
112 Troy Murray – Chicago Blackhawks
113 John Chabot – Detroit Red Wings
114 Jacques Cloutier – Chicago Blackhawks RC
115 Rick Zombo – Detroit Red Wings RC
116 Kjell Samuelsson – Philadelphia Flyers
117 Tim Watters – Los Angeles Kings
118 Patrick Flatley – New York Islanders
119 Tom Laidlaw – Los Angeles Kings
120 Ilkka Sinisalo – Philadelphia Flyers
121 Tom Barrasso – Pittsburgh Penguins
122 Bob Essensa – Winnipeg Jets RC
123 Sergei Makarov – Calgary Flames RC
124 Paul Coffey – Pittsburgh Penguins
125 Bob Beers – Boston Bruins RC
126 Brian Bellows – Minnesota North Stars
127 Mike Liut – Washington Capitals
128 Igor Larionov – Vancouver Canucks RC
129 Craig Simpson – Edmonton Oilers
130 Kelly Miller – Washington Capitals
131 Dirk Graham – Chicago Blackhawks
132 Jimmy Carson – Detroit Red Wings
133 Michel Goulet – Chicago Blackhawks
134 Gerard Gallant – Detroit Red Wings
135 Bruce Hoffort – Philadelphia Flyers RC
136 Steve Duchesne – Los Angeles Kings
137 Bryan Trottier – New York Islanders
138 Pelle Eklund – Philadelphia Flyers
139 Gary Nylund – New York Islanders
140 Steve Kasper – Los Angeles Kings
141 Joel Otto – Calgary Flames
142 Rob Brown – Pittsburgh Penguins
143 Al MacInnis – Calgary Flames
144 Mario Lemieux – Pittsburgh Penguins
145 Peter Eriksson – Edmonton Oilers RC
146 Jari Kurri – Edmonton Oilers
147 Petri Skriko – Vancouver Canucks
148 Steve Smith – Edmonton Oilers
149 Calle Johansson – Washington Capitals
150 Stewart Gavin – Minnesota North Stars
151 Randy Ladouceur – Hartford Whalers
152 Vincent Riendeau – St. Louis Blues RC
153 Patrick Roy – Montreal Canadiens
154 Brett Hull – St. Louis Blues
155 Craig Fisher – Philadelphia Flyers RC
156 Cam Neely – Boston Bruins
157 Al Iafrate – Toronto Maple Leafs
158 Bob Carpenter – Boston Bruins
159 Doug Brown – New Jersey Devils
160 Tom Kurvers – Toronto Maple Leafs
161 John MacLean – New Jersey Devils
162 Guy Lafleur – Quebec Nordiques
163 Peter Stastny – New Jersey Devils
164 Joe Sakic – Quebec Nordiques
165 Robb Stauber – Los Angeles Kings RC
166 Daren Puppa – Buffalo Sabres
167 Esa Tikkanen – Edmonton Oilers
168 Mike Ramsey – Buffalo Sabres
169 Craig MacTavish – Edmonton Oilers
170 Christian Ruuttu – Buffalo Sabres
171 Brian Hayward – Montreal Canadiens
172 Pat Verbeek – Hartford Whalers
173 Adam Oates – St. Louis Blues
174 Chris Chelios – Montreal Canadiens
175 Curtis Joseph – St. Louis Blues RC
176 Viacheslav Fetisov – New Jersey Devils RC
177 Dave Poulin – Boston Bruins
178 Mark Recchi – Pittsburgh Penguins RC
179 Daniel Marois – Toronto Maple Leafs
180 Mark Johnson – New Jersey Devils
181 Michel Petit – Quebec Nordiques
182 Brian Mullen – New York Rangers
183 Chris Terreri – New Jersey Devils RC
184 Tony Hrkac – Quebec Nordiques
185 James Patrick – New York Rangers
186 Craig Ludwig – Montreal Canadiens
187 Uwe Krupp – Buffalo Sabres
188 Guy Carbonneau – Montreal Canadiens
189 Dave Snuggerud – Buffalo Sabres RC
190 Joe Murphy – Edmonton Oilers RC
191 Jeff Brown – St. Louis Blues
192 Dean Evason – Hartford Whalers
193 Petr Svoboda – Montreal Canadiens
194 Dave Babych – Hartford Whalers
195 Steve Tuttle – St. Louis Blues
196 Randy Burridge – Boston Bruins
197 Tony Tanti – Pittsburgh Penguins
198 Bob Sweeney – Boston Bruins
199 Brad Marsh – Toronto Maple Leafs
200 Checklist (#101-200)
201 Bill Ranford – Edmonton Oilers
202 Sergei Makarov – Calgary Flames
203 Brett Hull – St. Louis Blues
204 Ray Bourque – Boston Bruins
205 Wayne Gretzky – Los Angeles Kings
206 Mark Messier – Edmonton Oilers
207 Patrick Roy – Montreal Canadiens
208 Rick Meagher – St. Louis Blues
209 Andy Moog / Rejean Lemelin – Boston Bruins
210 Aaron Broten – Minnesota North Stars
211 John Carter – Boston Bruins RC
212 Marty McSorley – Los Angeles Kings
213 Greg Millen – Chicago Blackhawks
214 Dave Taylor – Los Angeles Kings
215 Rejean Lemelin – Boston Bruins
216 Dave McLlwain – Winnipeg Jets
217 Don Beaupre – Washington Capitals
218 Paul MacDermid – Winnipeg Jets
219 Dale Hunter – Washington Capitals
220 Brent Ashton – Winnipeg Jets
221 Steve Thomas – Chicago Blackhawks
222 Ed Olczyk – Toronto Maple Leafs
223 Doug Wilson – Chicago Blackhawks
224 Vincent Damphousse – Toronto Maple Leafs
225 Rob DiMaio – New York Islanders RC
226 Hubie McDonough – New York Islanders RC
227 Ron Hextall – Philadelphia Flyers
228 Dave Chyzowski – New York Islanders RC
229 Larry Murphy – Minnesota North Stars
230 Mike Bullard – Philadelphia Flyers
231 Kelly Hrudey – Los Angeles Kings
232 Andy Moog – Boston Bruins
233 Todd Elik – Los Angeles Kings RC
234 Craig Janney – Boston Bruins
235 Peter Lappin – Minnesota North Stars RC
236 Scott Stevens – Washington Capitals
237 Fredrik Olausson – Winnipeg Jets
238 Geoff Courtnall – Washington Capitals
239 Greg Paslawski – Winnipeg Jets
240 Alan May – Washington Capitals RC
241 Allan Bester – Toronto Maple Leafs
242 Steve Larmer – Chicago Blackhawks
243 Gary Leeman – Toronto Maple Leafs
244 Denis Savard – Chicago Blackhawks
245 Eric Weinrich – New Jersey Devils RC
246 Pat LaFontaine – New York Islanders
247 Tim Kerr – Philadelphia Flyers
248 Dave Gagner – Minnesota North Stars
249 Brent Sutter – New York Islanders
250 Claude Vilgrain – New Jersey Devils RC
251 Tomas Sandstrom – Los Angeles Kings
252 Joe Mullen – Calgary Flames
253 Brian Leetch – New York Rangers
254 Mike Vernon – Calgary Flames
255 Daniel Dore – Quebec Nordiques RC
256 Trevor Linden – Vancouver Canucks
257 Dave Barr – Detroit Red Wings
258 John Ogrodnick – New York Rangers
259 Russ Courtnall – Montreal Canadiens
260 Dan Quinn – Vancouver Canucks
261 Mark Howe – Philadelphia Flyers
262 Kevin Lowe – Edmonton Oilers
263 Rick Tocchet – Philadelphia Flyers
264 Grant Fuhr – Edmonton Oilers
265 Andrew Cassels – Montreal Canadiens RC
266 Kevin Dineen – Hartford Whalers
267 Kirk Muller – New Jersey Devils
268 Randy Cunneyworth – Hartford Whalers
269 Brendan Shanahan – New Jersey Devils
270 Dave Tippett – Hartford Whalers
271 Doug Gilmour – Calgary Flames
272 Tony Granato – Los Angeles Kings
273 Gary Suter – Calgary Flames
274 Darren Turcotte – New York Rangers RC
275 Murray Baron – Philadelphia Flyers RC
276 Stephane Richer – Montreal Canadiens
277 Mike Gartner – New York Rangers
278 Kirk McLean – Vancouver Canucks
279 John Vanbiesbrouck – New York Rangers
280 Shayne Corson – Montreal Canadiens
281 Paul Cavallini – St. Louis Blues
282 Petr Klima – Edmonton Oilers
283 Ulf Dahlen – Minnesota North Stars
284 Glenn Anderson – Edmonton Oilers
285 Rick Meagher – St. Louis Blues
286 Alexei Kasatonov – New Jersey Devils RC
287 Ulf Samuelsson – Hartford Whalers
288 Patrik Sundstrom – New Jersey Devils
289 Ray Ferraro – Hartford Whalers
290 Janne Ojanen – New Jersey Devils RC
291 Jeff Jackson – Quebec Nordiques
292 Jiri Hrdina – Calgary Flames RC
293 Joe Cirella – Quebec Nordiques
294 Brad McCrimmon – Calgary Flames
295 Curtis Leschyshyn – Quebec Nordiques RC
296 Kelly Kisio – New York Rangers
297 Jyrki Lumme – Vancouver Canucks RC
298 Mark Janssens – New York Rangers RC
299 Stan Smyl – Vancouver Canucks
300 Checklist (#201-300)
301 Joe Sakic – Quebec Nordiques TC
302 Petri Skriko – Vancouver Canucks TC
303 Steve Yzerman – Detroit Red Wings TC
304 Tim Kerr – Philadelphia Flyers TC
305 Mario Lemieux – Pittsburgh Penguins TC
306 Pat LaFontaine – New York Islanders TC
307 Wayne Gretzky – Los Angeles Kings TC
308 Brian Bellows – Minnesota North Stars TC
309 Rod Langway – Washington Capitals TC
310 Gary Leeman – Toronto Maple Leafs TC
311 Kirk Muller – New Jersey Devils TC
312 Brett Hull – St. Louis Blues TC
313 Thomas Steen – Winnipeg Jets TC
314 Ron Francis – Hartford Whalers TC
315 Brian Leetch – New York Rangers TC
316 Jeremy Roenick – Chicago Blackhawks TC
317 Patrick Roy – Montreal Canadiens TC
318 Pierre Turgeon – Buffalo Sabres TC
319 Al MacInnis – Calgary Flames TC
320 Ray Bourque – Boston Bruins TC
321 Mark Messier – Edmonton Oilers TC
322 Jody Hull – Hartford Whalers RC
323 Chris Joseph – Edmonton Oilers RC
324 Adam Burt – Hartford Whalers RC
325 Jason Herter – Vancouver Canucks RC
326 Geoff Smith – Edmonton Oilers
327 Brad Shaw – Hartford Whalers
328 Rich Sutter – St. Louis Blues
329 Barry Pederson – Pittsburgh Penguins
330 Paul MacLean – St. Louis Blues
331 Randy Carlyle – Winnipeg Jets
332 Donald Dufresne – Montreal Canadiens RC
333 Brent Hughes – Winnipeg Jets RC
334 Mathieu Schneider – Montreal Canadiens RC
335 Jason Miller – New Jersey Devils RC
336 Sergei Makarov – Calgary Flames
337 Bob Essensa – Winnipeg Jets
338 Claude Loiselle – Quebec Nordiques RC
339 Wayne Presley – Chicago Blackhawks
340 Tony McKegney – Quebec Nordiques
341 Charlie Huddy – Edmonton Oilers
342 Greg Adams – Vancouver Canucks
343 Mike Tomlak – Hartford Whalers RC
344 Adam Graves – Edmonton Oilers RC
345 Michel Mongeau – St. Louis Blues RC
346 Mike Modano – Minnesota North Stars
347 Rod Brind’Amour – St. Louis Blues
348 Dana Murzyn – Calgary Flames
349 Dave Lowry – St. Louis Blues RC
350 Star Rookie Checklist
351 Top Ten Draft Picks Checklist
352 Owen Nolan – Quebec Nordiques RC
353 Petr Nedved – Vancouver Canucks RC
354 Keith Primeau – Detroit Red Wings RC
355 Mike Ricci – Philadelphia Flyers RC
356 Jaromir Jagr – Pittsburgh Penguins RC
357 Scott Scissons – New York Islanders RC
358 Darryl Sydor – Los Angeles Kings RC
359 Derian Hatcher – Minnesota North Stars RC
360 John Slaney – Washington Capitals RC
361 Drake Berehowsky – Toronto Maple Leafs RC
362 Luke Richardson – Toronto Maple Leafs
363 Lucien DeBlois – Quebec Nordiques
364 Dave Reid – Toronto Maple Leafs RC
365 Mats Sundin – Quebec Nordiques RC
366 Jan Erixon – New York Rangers
367 Troy Loney – Pittsburgh Penguins RC
368 Chris Nilan – New York Rangers
369 Gord Dineen – Pittsburgh Penguins
370 Jeff Bloemberg – New York Rangers RC
371 John Druce – Washington Capitals RC
372 Brian MacLellan – Calgary Flames
373 Bruce Driver – New Jersey Devils
374 Marc Habscheid – Detroit Red Wings
375 Paul Ysebaert – New Jersey Devils RC
376 Rick Vaive – Buffalo Sabres
377 Glen Wesley – Boston Bruins
378 Mike Foligno – Buffalo Sabres
379 Garry Galley – Boston Bruins RC
380 Dean Kennedy – Buffalo Sabres RC
381 Daniel Berthiaume – Minnesota North Stars
382 Mike Keane – Montreal Canadiens RC
383 Frantisek Musil – Minnesota North Stars
384 Mike McPhee – Montreal Canadiens
385 Jon Casey – Minnesota North Stars
386 Jeff Norton – New York Islanders
387 John Tucker – Washington Capitals
388 Alan Kerr – New York Islanders
389 Bob Rouse – Washington Capitals
390 Gerald Diduck – New York Islanders
391 Greg Hawgood – Boston Bruins
392 Randy Velischek – New Jersey Devils
393 Tim Cheveldae – Detroit Red Wings RC
394 Mike Krushelnyski – Los Angeles Kings
395 Glen Hanlon – Detroit Red Wings
396 Lou Franceschetti – Toronto Maple Leafs RC
397 Scott Arniel – Buffalo Sabres
398 Terry Carkner – Philadelphia Flyers
399 Clint Malarchuk – Buffalo Sabres
400 Checklist (#301-400)
401 Mikhail Tatarinov – Washington Capitals RC
402 Benoit Hogue – Buffalo Sabres
403 Frank Pietrangelo – Pittsburgh Penguins RC
404 Paul Stanton – Pittsburgh Penguins RC
405 Anatoli Semenov – Edmonton Oilers RC
406 Bobby Smith – Minnesota North Stars
407 Derek King – New York Islanders
408 J. C. Bergeron – Montreal Canadiens RC
409 Brian Propp – Minnesota North Stars
410 Jiri Latal – Philadelphia Flyers RC
411 Joey Kocur – Detroit Red Wings RC
412 Daniel Berthiaume – Los Angeles Kings
413 Dave Ellett – Toronto Maple Leafs
414 Jay Miller – Los Angeles Kings RC
415 Stephane Beauregard – Winnipeg Jets RC
416 Mark Hardy – New York Rangers
417 Todd Krygier – Hartford Whalers RC
418 Randy Moller – New York Rangers
419 Doug Crossman – Hartford Whalers
420 Ray Sheppard – New York Rangers
421 Sylvain Lefebvre – Montreal Canadiens RC
422 Chris Chelios – Chicago Blackhawks
423 Joe Mullen – Pittsburgh Penguins
424 Pete Peeters – Philadelphia Flyers
425 Bryan Trottier – Pittsburgh Penguins
426 Denis Savard – Montreal Canadiens
427 Ken Daneyko – New Jersey Devils
428 Eric Desjardins – Montreal Canadiens RC
429 Zdeno Ciger – New Jersey Devils RC
430 Brad McCrimmon – Detroit Red Wings
431 Ed Olczyk – Winnipeg Jets
432 Peter Ing – Toronto Maple Leafs RC
433 Bob Kudelski – Los Angeles Kings RC
434 Troy Gamble – Vancouver Canucks RC
435 Phil Housley – Winnipeg Jets
436 Scott Stevens – St. Louis Blues
437 Normand Rochefort – New York Rangers
438 Geoff Courtnall – St. Louis Blues
439 Ken Baumgartner – New York Islanders RC
440 Kris King – New York Rangers RC
441 Troy Crowder – New Jersey Devils RC
442 Chris Nilan – Boston Bruins
443 Dale Hawerchuk – Buffalo Sabres
444 Kevin Miller – New York Rangers RC
445 Keith Acton – Philadelphia Flyers
446 Jeff Chychrun – Philadelphia Flyers RC
447 Claude Lemieux – New Jersey Devils
448 Bob Probert – Detroit Red Wings
449 Brian Hayward – Minnesota North Stars
450 Craig Berube – Philadelphia Flyers RC
451 Canadian National Junior Team Checklist
452 Mike Sillinger – Team Canada RC
453 Jason Marshall – Team Canada RC
454 Patrice Brisebois – Team Canada RC
455 Brad May – Team Canada RC
456 Pierre Sevigny – Team Canada RC
457 John Slaney – Team Canada RC
458 Felix Potvin – Team Canada RC
459 Scott Thornton – Team Canada RC
460 Greg Johnson – Team Canada RC
461 Scott Niedermayer – Team Canada RC
462 Steven Rice – Team Canada RC
463 Trevor Kidd – Team Canada RC
464 Dale Craigwell – Team Canada RC
465 Kent Manderville – Team Canada RC
466 Kris Draper – Team Canada RC
467 Martin Lapointe – Team Canada RC
468 Chris Snell – Team Canada RC
469 Pat Falloon – Team Canada RC
470 David Harlock – Team Canada RC
471 Karl Dykhuis – Team Canada RC
472 Mike Craig – Team Canada RC
473 Canada’s Captains
474 Brett Hull – St. Louis Blues AS
475 Darren Turcotte – New York Rangers AS
476 Wayne Gretzky – Los Angeles Kings AS
477 Steve Yzerman – Detroit Red Wings AS
478 Theoren Fleury – Calgary Flames AS
479 Pat LaFontaine – New York Islanders AS
480 Trevor Linden – Vancouver Canucks AS
481 Jeremy Roenick – Chicago Blackhawks AS
482 Scott Stevens – St. Louis Blues AS
483 Adam Oates – St. Louis Blues AS
484 Vincent Damphousse – Toronto Maple Leafs AS
485 Brian Leetch – New York Rangers AS
486 Kevin Hatcher – Washington Capitals AS
487 Mark Recchi – Pittsburgh Penguins AS
488 Rick Tocchet – Philadelphia Flyers AS
489 Ray Bourque – Boston Bruins AS
490 Joe Sakic – Quebec Nordiques AS
491 Chris Chelios – Chicago Blackhawks AS
492 John Cullen – Pittsburgh Penguins AS
493 Cam Neely – Boston Bruins AS
494 Mark Messier – Edmonton Oilers AS
495 Mike Vernon – Calgary Flames AS
496 Patrick Roy – Montreal Canadiens AS
497 Al MacInnis – Calgary Flames AS
498 Paul Coffey – Pittsburgh Penguins AS
499 Steve Larmer – Chicago Blackhawks AS
500 Checklist (#401-500)
501 Heroes of the NHL Checklist
502 Red Kelly – Detroit Red Wings
503 Eric Nesterenko – Chicago Blackhawks
504 Darryl Sittler – Toronto Maple Leafs
505 Jim Schoenfeld – Buffalo Sabres
506 Serge Savard – Montreal Canadiens
507 Glenn Resch – New York Islanders
508 Lanny McDonald – Calgary Flames
509 Bobby Clarke – Philadelphia Flyers
510 Phil Esposito – Boston Bruins
511 Harry Howell – New York Rangers
512 Rod Gilbert – New York Rangers
513 Pit Martin – Chicago Blackhawks
514 Jimmy Watson – Philadelphia Flyers
515 Denis Potvin – New York Islanders
516 Rob Ray – Buffalo Sabres RC
517 Danton Cole – Winnipeg Jets RC
518 Gino Odjick – Vancouver Canucks RC
519 Donald Audette – Buffalo Sabres RC
520 Rick Tabaracci – Winnipeg Jets RC
521 Young Guns Checklist (Fedorov/Garpenlov)
522 Kip Miller – Quebec Nordiques RC YG
523 Johan Garpenlov – Detroit Red Wings RC YG
524 Stephane Morin – Quebec Nordiques RC YG
525 Sergei Fedorov – Detroit Red Wings RC YG
526 Pavel Bure – Vancouver Canucks RC YG
527 Wes Walz – Boston Bruins RC YG
528 Robert Kron – Vancouver Canucks RC YG
529 Ken Hodge – Boston Bruins RC YG
530 Garry Valk – Vancouver Canucks RC YG
531 Tim Sweeney – Calgary Flames RC YG
532 Mark Pederson – Montreal Canadiens RC YG
533 Robert Reichel – Calgary Flames RC YG
534 Bobby Holik – Hartford Whalers RC YG
535 Stephane Matteau – Calgary Flames RC YG
536 Peter Bondra – Washington Capitals RC YG
537 Dmitri Khristich – Washington Capitals RC
538 Vladimir Ruzicka – Boston Bruins RC
539 Al Iafrate – Washington Capitals
540 Rick Bennett – New York Rangers RC
541 Daryl Reaugh – Hartford Whalers RC
542 Martin Hostak – Philadelphia Flyers RC
543 Kari Takko – Edmonton Oilers RC
544 Jocelyn Lemieux – Chicago Blackhawks RC
545 Wayne Gretzky – Los Angeles Kings
546 Brett Hull – St. Louis Blues
547 Neil Wilkinson – Minnesota North Stars RC
548 Bryan Fogarty – Quebec Nordiques RC
549 Frank J. Zamboni
550 Checklist (#501-550)

Investment Outlook

1990 Upper Deck Hockey is one of the more affordable sets from the early stages of the decade.

Despite the notable quality of the cards, options are abundant, even when looking at higher grades.

The junk wax era is to blame, as card companies began to produce millions of copies. This caused supply to exceed the demand and is the reason for lower prices in the here and now. 

However, grading has led to a resurgence of interest in junk wax cards and packs, and this set is no exception, thanks to the high quality.

It also happens to be packed with some of the biggest stars and complemented by a strong rookie class. 

Adding Young Guns proved to be a masterstroke, even if the Superstar Holograms have failed to live up to the hype. 

There are so many iconic cards in the 1990 UD Hockey collection, and the options to make this list could be some of the better investment pieces in the next decade. 

How much is a 1990 upper deck complete set worth?

A 1990 Upper Deck Hockey complete set has recently sold on eBay auctions for around $10 to $12 (plus mailing cost).

How much is a Wayne Gretzky 1990 card worth?

A 1990 Wayne Gretzky Upper Deck base card graded PSA 10 is worth between $120 to $200.

Are 1990 hockey cards worth anything?

Yes, 1990 hockey cards can be worth a great deal of money. You just need to know which ones to invest in and that must be in great condition (i.e. PSA 10, BGS 9.5).

How do I know if my hockey cards are worth money?

To find out if your hockey cards are worth money please email value@goldcardauctions.com and we will provide an estimated value of your hockey cards.

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