EDIT: I decided to add my new question to this old topic since making a new one for just that seemed a little unnecessary.
NEW QUESTION: Has there ever been a japanese release of MGS Integral WITHOUT the spinecard?
And I don't mean 'Konami The Best' versions, or 'PSOne Book' or anything like that, I mean the original black label version. Today I received my copy of Integral in mail, and once again it has this tight plastic wrapping as if it was sealed. (case being like, mint condition) however, my copy lacks the spinecard, and that immediately raised my suspicion. If it is that there never was a spinecard-less black label version of this game, it would definitely mean my copy is re-sealed. And of course this would raise questions about my MGS1s' wrapping's authenticity.
I'm an Mgs collector from Finland and last summer I bought this japanese MGS1 (cost just 10e). It appears to be sealed, but the plastic wrapping seems oddly loose around corners, and all in all doesn't look like the wrappings around new-bought games nowadays. My question is, can anyone authenticate whether this game is still in original factory seals, or if it's just been re-wrapped in some akiba sweatshop.
I will gladly post more pics if necessary. Thanks for anyone who can help, I greatly appreciate your expertise.