Well I successfully revived the case I had destroyed in my last post. The restored case is the one on the right, and the one that is all original is on the left.
The clear plastic doors on these 4 disc cases are exactly the same as the larger half of a standard CD jewel case. So I swiped a couple old cases from work which were being used to store old station imaging discs from 1993. So now this copy of Final Fantasy VIII is actually in a case that is in part over five years older than the game itself! Kinda ironic.
So all is right in the gaming world again. I’ll move forward with the plans of selling one of them on eBay and maybe put that money towards a Vectrex… or something like that.