I bought a brick of Vic Firth 55As on eBay. The seller said they were a Vic Firth artist's who was clearing out their inventory. They have a signature on them that i can't make out. I don't want to post a picture because I don't want the artist to get in trouble for selling something he probably got for free. The interesting thing is that all 24 sticks weigh exactly the same. They seemed very consistent, so I pulled out the kitchen scale and each stick weighed 61 grams. It must be a perk of being an endorser that not only can you get the model you like, but the weight you like as well.