As expected from Sony, this was a high quality cassette, Made in the USA. It had a very striking sleeve appearance.
The cassette itself is unremarkable and quite generic in appearance, although the spoke cut-outs are a bit of a different shape (larger, rounded) than most generic ones.
But you can tell the difference on the bottom mould due to the logo being present.
Likewise, you will see the printing and heat-stamp on the label area as further assurance it’s a high quality, genuine cassette despite the “generic” shell.