Oh yeah, the discs are old, no doubt about it!
Here's some pics of the Verbatim DataLife Plus Jewel Case, and the box that they were shipped in:
My cat was kind enough to help model the CD-R for everyone
As you can see, there are re-order numbers and the like, although the name verbatim is never actually mentioned. I can provide the serial numbers on the discs if people want.... although both the Kodak and the Verbatim Gold's have a serial number on the outer rim of the disc, beyond the burnable surface, but it is so stretched and small that it is hard to make out.
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R
The Progression of Computer Media